Monday, March 29, 2010

Real Mentor

I had Appraisal - (Annual Performance Enabling Programme) APEP on 26th March, 2010 in DHAN People Academy. I am delighted to have Mr. Ananda Mahto as my Mentor by GOD's Grace. When I shared what are the works I am supposed to complete in the coming year 2010 - 2011 through my Work appraisal interaction report, and the works I did in the last year 2009-2010. He understood the situation and he said he would allot four days for language editing of each Development Matters issue, similarly he would teach me designing (either Scribus or InDesign)so as to enable to complete my tasks in time. It is a big opportunity and challenge for me to make use of the learning scope and get the maximum capacity building (of me) possible. I thank the organisation for giving Mr. Ananda as my mentor and thanks to Mr. Krishnamoorthi (my previous mentor) for suggesting Mr. Ananda as mentor this year. I could give credit to the LORD for such a change.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Beign Genuine

I got an opportunity to discuss with Mr. Ananda Mahto, a gentleman working in Tata-Dhan Academy for more than five hours. He spoke about how Indian don't feel guilty to use pirated software. He was enlisting the cost of Adobe PageMaker, CorelDraw, Photoshop, Microsoft, and much more. We justify saying one reason or the other for the illegal usage. He said why not we Indian go for the available open source freewares. Sure there are many Indians who pay for the original software they use. Point to ponder is the percentage of the genuine users. This made me to resolve to use only the open source software or freewares, or else I would pay for the software and get a license for authentication.