[May 23, 2016]
I am still striving hard to provide candidates with a true insight of ISRO internals, connecting one candidate to another and eventually guide them on the way to success in cracking ISRO – still I receive tons of personal requests for further guidance and information. I regret to say that I need to silently discard such messages at times in order to cater higher priority to real life commitments.
Most of you, those who will receive this mail, either have already cracked ISRO or are preparing for next year. Wouldn’t it be nice to be a part of a WhatsApp group where you can either help others or seek help from your peers?
In fact, the expectation is more from those who have already crossed the hurdle or have received any useful reply from my blog ever. You can very well understand how much time it takes when I compose a long reply stealing time from my schedule. Is it too much to ask you to extend the same “little” help to others, too?
If you are excited, join my Facebook group to network with other ISRO aspirants. After all, sharing is caring!
[March 26, 2016]
A dedicated, site-wide ‘chat’ feature has been rolled out. During past several months, my online presence has diminished drastically owing to new commitment(s) in my personal life and heightened professional liabilities. In an aftermath, I could see a massive pool of anxious comments from ISRO aspirants awaiting my attention. While I was preparing myself back in 2010, I felt the absence of an unified platform connecting the entrance exam. candidates / prospective co-workers who are heading towards grabbing a prestigious career at ISRO with their hopes high. Initially, my blog, in fact, was a response to address this dire need striving to fill up the “void”.
Today, I am glad to take my effort to the next step. Not only it will compensate my reduced online presence, but also it’ll mutually “connect” those individuals who are sailing on the same boat. Won’t it be exciting if you get to know your competitor or IITP partner apriori? Isn’t it nice to be able to share your strategies to hone your skills? How about cracking ISRO “together”?
Primarily, it’s intended to be an open chat-room displaying a list of all the registered users who are available at the moment. A mini chat-box is lying on the right sidebar of the website (as shown above). The alignment makes it ideal for multiplexing several tasks, e.g. reading a post and participating in an ongoing conversation simultaneously. Those who wish to engage themselves into a dedicated chat session, an entire page with a larger chat-box is accessible from here. Alternatively, one can navigate to the chat-page from the respective link in the menu-bar (as shown below).
The chat uses Single-Sign-On (SSO), i.e. to be able to use the chat, one needs to register with the blog first. To discourage casual strollers, intentionally it has been made available to the registered as well as logged-in users only. Guests are not permitted to participate in the conversation. One is allowed to change the username, provided that does not contain any special character or abusive word(s). Sending any attachments are neither supported, nor planned. Smileys are welcome, of course. For the mini chat-box, a list of online users is shown on the top. The same is shown in the left side-bar in the chat page (refer to respective images). The chatters have quite reasonably been assumed to be responsible ‘netizens’. Hence, the contents are not planned to be administered.
May be of secondary importance, however, the chat facilitates an one-to-one conversation if both parties agree to have one. The initiator (A) needs to send a ‘private chat invitation‘ to the other party (B) by clicking on the username of ‘B’. Following the request, ‘B’ will receive a notification which he/she is required to accept by clicking on the username of ‘A’ (shown on top of the mini chat-box or in the left side-bar of chat-page). A separate private chat-box will pop up in the bottom right corner of the page. Thereupon, the discussion taking place between those two in that private chat-box will not appear in the public room. Akin to the policy of public chat-room, neither this communication is monitored, never it will be.