Tuesday, June 23, 2015

About ME


My Name is Inder Punj and I am in Red Hat family for last 4.4 years. Works as Software Engineer in Platform Operations team. Basically I am from Ludhiana (Punjab) and lives in Delhi with my Wife and Kid.
My daily work  involves enhancements, projects, production support, stand-up calls and Team meetings.

Despite that when i have some free time, i like to contribute to few open source localizations projects for Mozilla and Fedora. Last successful project was to launch Mozilla Firefox in Punjabi language for Android phone. Now Firefox is available in Punjabi language can can be download from Play Store. Blog for lauch event - http://inderpunj.blogspot.in/2014/09/punjabi-india-firefox-for-android.html

When I am not working, I like to Watch Cricket Matches. Apart from Cricket, I like playing Chess. On Weekends I spend most of my time with my Family and Friends.

Friday, September 19, 2014


On 14th Sept,2014 at 7PM I attended Mozilla Firefox for Android Event hosted by Mozilla (Punjabi Community) at Ludhiana, Park Plaza and around 20 participants attended it. During event I collected some point for event report. This event was 100% sponsored by Mozilla. Main attraction was that all the guests and contributors communicate with each other in Punjabi.

Event started with welcoming participants and speakers behalf of Mozilla community. Then each participant gave little bit introduction about their day job and what they want to seek from this meetup.

Inder Punj started with to introduce about Mozilla for Android. Motive of Mozilla behind this free software. OS Required for this browser and hardware support etc. Inder had discussion with participant about why we should use this in Punjabi language and how we can scale it, what are different products are available in Mozilla which can used for different purposes.

Pirthi Dhaliwal started with why we need performance for Mozilla products and without it what are different challenges we face, like wrong design, hardware crashes, hardware limit and deployment technology. Pirthi introduce guests about different projects and how Punjabi community participating in them. 

We discussed what different challenges we faced while testing/l10n etc and how we resolved them. We introduced peoples about bugzilla and show them sample bugs that was opened and reported closed after fix. 

Peoples start to show interests in this browsers while most of the guests was already using mozilla in Punjabi in their personal laptops and office computers and was excited to download Mozilla on their android phones and was very happy to see browser running in their native language. Inder and Pirthi helped peoples to download mozilla and helped them to run Mozilla in Punjabi.

Peoples started their Q/A session with Inder and Pirthi and we both started to answer their queries. Some of the peoples was interested to start localization and curious to know the process, we explain them online/offline translation and introduce them various tools that we are currently using in l10n.

After that introduce Peoples about FirefoxOS. Peoples was curious to know its cost and was surprisingly asking that it was the same phone which is out of stock always when they search for some good cheap smartphone who support Punjabi. We tell them about the phone in brief and its different models and their cost available in the market. Pirthi and me replied their many Questions related to phone. More interesting thing was this ever "Waiters" show interest in this phone and take interest in what we were discussing. and later approach us for their queries.

After replying their Q/A we invites guest for cake cutting ceremony. Peoples joined us for this and enjoyed delicious care after that.

After this interested peoples gather around us started their session with us for the issues they currently faced to install Mozilla on their laptop and mobiles. Me and Pirthi gave them detailed answer to their queries and helped them to sort out the issues they are facing. And promise us that they will encourage peoples in their offices to use Punjabi while they all are using mozilla already but in English :)

At end, before dinner we thanked peoples for come and for their time to attend this event. Indeed at end peoples was happy and promised us to use  and promote Mozilla in Punjabi. At end group photo has been taken for the press release. 

Press Release -- 1. http://epaper.punjabijagran.com/339835/Ludhiana/Ludhiana-Punjabi-jagran-News-17th-September-2014#page/15/2

2. http://tinyurl.com/FennecLaunch

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

ਆਜ਼ਾਦੀ ਦਿਵਸ ਅਤੇ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੀ ਵੰਡ..

ਅੱਜ 15 ਅਗਸਤ ਹੈ, ਜਦੋਂ ਕਿ ਭਾਰਤ ਆਜ਼ਾਦ ਹੋਏ ਨੂੰ 60 ਸਾਲ ਪੂਰੇ ਹੋ ਚੁੱਕੇ ਹਨ।
ਭਾਰਤ ਦੀ ਆਜ਼ਾਦੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਧ ਹਿੱਸਾ ਪਾਉਣ ਵਾਲਿਆਂ ਪੰਜਾਬੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ
ਆਜ਼ਾਦੀ ਦੀ ਕੀਮਤ ਵੀ ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਧ ਦੇਣੀ ਪਈ, ਜਦੋਂ ਕਿ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਕੌਮ ਨੂੰ
ਭਾਰਤ ਅਤੇ ਪਾਕਿਸਤਾਨ ਨੇ ਵੰਡ ਦਿੱਤਾ, ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਪਾਣੀ ਵੰਡ ਦਿੱਤੇ, ਪੰਜ
ਦਰਿਆਵਾਂ ਦੀ ਸਾਂਝ ਖਤਮ ਕਰ ਦਿੱਤੀ, ਸਭਿਆਚਾਰ ਵੰਡ ਦਿੱਤਾ, ਭਾਈਚਾਰਾ
ਵੰਡਿਆ ਗਿਆ, ਉਹ ਪੰਜਾਬ, ਜੋ ਕੁਦਰਤ ਦੀ ਦੇਣ ਸੀ, ਮਨੁੱਖ ਨੇ ਵੰਡ ਦਿੱਤਾ।
ਇਹ ਦਰਦ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਹਿੱਸੇ ਆਇਆ ਹੈ, ਕੁਦਰਤ ਦੀ ਦੇਣ ਨੇ ਹੀ ਇਸ
ਨੂੰ ਮੁੱਢ ਕਦੀਮੋਂ ਦੋਖੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਹੱਥ ਦੇ ਛੱਡਿਆ, ਸਿਕੰਦਰ ਤੋਂ ਤੈਮੂਰ ਲੰਗ,
ਮੰਗੋਲਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਅਫਗਾਨਾਂ ਤੱਕ, ਸਭ ਨੇ ਵੱਢ ਖਾਂਦਾ, ਰਹਿੰਦੀ ਕਸਰ ਅੰਗਰੇਜ਼
ਕੱਢ ਗਏ ਅਤੇ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਨੂੰ ਵਿੱਚੋਂ ਵੱਢ ਗਏ, ਟੁਕੜਿਆਂ 'ਚ ਜਿਉਦਾ ਪੰਜਾਬ
ਅੱਜ ਤੜਪਦੇ ਹਨ, ਅਤੇ ਹੌਲੀ ਹੌਲੀ ਖਤਮ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਨੇ ਆਪਸੀ ਸਾਂਝ, ਬੱਸ
ਬੋਲੀ ਹੀ ਰਹਿ ਗਈ ਸਾਂਝੀ, ਖੁਦਾ ਖ਼ੈਰ ਕਰੇ ਅਤੇ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੀ ਸਾਂਝ ਨੂੰ, ਜੋ
ਜਿਉਦੀ ਕਰੇ, ਇਸ 14 ਅਤੇ 15 ਅਗਸਤ ਦੇ ਚੱਕਰ 'ਚੋਂ ਕੱਢ ਕੇ

Monday, October 8, 2007


Navratri (Sanskrit:नवरात्रि) is a Hindu festival of worship and dance. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit; Nava - Nine and Ratri - nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti (metaphor for goddess Durga ) i.e. female divinity are worshipped.


Navratri, the festival of nights, lasts for 9 days with three days each devoted to worship of Ma Durga, the Goddess of Valor, Ma Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Ma Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge. During the nine days of Navratri, feasting and fasting take precedence over all normal daily activities amongst the Hindus. Evenings give rise to the religious dances in order to worhip Goddess Durga Maa.

First three days

The goddess is invoked as a spiritual force called Durga in order to destroy all our impurities, vices and defects.

Second three days

The Mother is adored as a giver of spiritual wealth, Lakshmi, who is considered to have the power of bestowing on her devotees inexhaustible wealth.

Final three days

The final set of three days is spent in worshipping as the goddess of wisdom, Saraswati. In order to have all-round success in life, believers seek the blessings of all three aspects of the divine femininity, hence the nine nights of worship.

During Navratri, some devotees of Durga observe a fast and prayers are offered for the protection of health and property. A period of introspection and purification, Navratri is traditionally an auspicious time for starting new ventures.

During this vowed religious observance, a pot is installed (ghatasthapana) in a sanctified place at home. A lamp is kept lit in the pot for nine days. The pot symbolizes the universe. The uninterrupted lit lamp is the medium through which we worship the effulgent Adishakti, i.e. Sree Durgadevi. During Navratri, the principle of Sree Durgadevi is more active in the atmosphere.

On the tenth day of Navratri in October - the holiday of Dussehra, an effigy of Ravana is burnt to celebrate the victory of good (Rama) over evil.

Navratri is celebrated in a large number of Indian and Nepalese communities. The mother goddess is said to appear in 9 forms, and each one is worshipped for a day. These nine forms signify various traits that the goddess influences us with. The Devi Mahatmya and other texts invoking the Goddess who vanquished demons are cited.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Don't Give UP !!!!!!!!!

Don't give up.....

One day I decided to quit...
I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality... I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
"God", I asked, "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"
His answer surprised me...
"Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"
"Yes", I replied.
"When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.
I gave them light.
I gave them water.
The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. He said.
"In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit.
In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would
not quit." He said.
"Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared
to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant...But just 6
months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.
I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle."
He asked me. "Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots".
"I would not quit on the bamboo.
I will never quit on you."
"Don't compare yourself to others."
He said.
"The bamboo had adifferent Purpose than the fern.
Yet they both make the forest beautiful."
"Your time will come", God said to me.
"You will rise high"
"How high should I rise?"
I asked.
"How high will the bamboo rise?" He asked in return.
"As high as it can?" I questioned.
"Yes." He said, "Give me glory by rising as high as you can."
I left the forest and brought back this story.
I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you.
Never, Never, Never Give up.
For the Christian Prayer is not an option but an opportunity.
Don't tell the Lord how big the problem is,
tell the problem how Great the Lord is!
Heavens door open this morning,God asked me...My CHILD...
what can I do for you?"and I said "Daddy please protect and bless the one reading this message.
God smiled and answered ... "request granted ............

We never know when GOD is going to bless us!! Good things happen when we least expect them to !!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਭਗਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਦਾ ਜਨਮ ਦਿਹਾੜਾ - ਲੋਕਤੰਤਰ ਵਲੋਂ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਦਾ ਘਾਣ

ਅੱਜ ਜਦੋਂ ਦੇਸ਼ ਭਰ ਵਿੱਚ (ਨਹੀਂ, ਪੰਜਾਬ 'ਚ ਹੀ:-( ), ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਭਗਤ
ਦਾ 100ਵਾਂ ਜਨਮ ਦਿਹਾੜਾ ਬੜੇ ਜ਼ੋਸ ਨਾਲ ਮਨਾਇਆ ਜਾਣਾ ਹੈ, ਉੱਥੇ
ਅੰਬਰਸਰ ਗਏ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਉੱਤੇ ਪੁਲਿਸ ਵਲੋਂ ਅੰਨ੍ਹੇਵਾਹ ਸੋਟੀਆਂ ਤੋੜੀਆਂ ਗਈਆਂ।
ਆਪਣੇ ਆਪ ਨੂੰ ਲੋਕਤੰਤਰੀ ਸਰਕਾਰਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਲੋਕ ਪੱਖੀ ਸਿੱਧ ਕਰ ਵਾਲੇ
ਦੇਸ਼ ਵਲੋਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਮਜ਼ੂਦਰਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਇੰਝ ਦਾ ਪਿਆਰ
ਵਰਸਾ ਕੇ ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਭਗਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੂੰ ਸ਼ਰਧਾਂਜ਼ਲੀ ਦੇਣੀ ਹੀ ਇਸ ਦੀ
ਪਛਾਣ ਅਤੇ ਅਤੇ ਇਹ ਅਸਲੀ ਢੰਗ ਹੈ।

ਪਗੜੀ ਸੰਭਾਲ ਜੱਟਾ ਪਗੜੀ ਸੰਭਾਲ ਓਏ

ਆਪਣੇ ਪਿਓ ਦੇ ਉਮਰ ਦੇ ਬੁਜ਼ਰਗਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਕੋਈ ਲਿਹਾਜ਼ ਨਹੀਂ

ਇੱਥੇ ਹੀ ਬੱਸ ਨਹੀਂ ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ ਵਿਖੇ ਮੁਜ਼ਾਰਾ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਅਧਿਆਪਕਾਂ ਉੱਤੇ
ਵੀ ਪੁਲਿਸ ਵਲੋਂ ਕੀਤੇ ਅੱਤਿਆਚਾਰ ਦਰਸਾਉਦੇ ਹਨ ਕਿ ਅਜੇ ਜੇਹੜੇ ਸੁਫਨਾ
ਭਗਤ ਨੇ ਵੇਖਿਆ ਸੀ ਉਹ ਸੱਚ ਹੋ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ।
ਅਜੇ ਪਤਾ ਨੀਂ ਕਿੰਨਾ ਚਿਰ
ਸੜਕਾਂ ਉੱਤੇ ਰੁਲਣਾ ਚਾਨਣ ਮੁਨਾਰਿਆਂ ਨੇ

ਭਗਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਦੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਮੁਤਾਬਕ "ਚਿੱਟੇ ਭੰਬੂਆਂ ਦੀ ਥਾਂ ਉੱਤੇ ਕਾਲੇ
ਭੰਬੂ ਆ ਗਏ ਨੇ।" ਅੱਜ ਸਾਡੇ ਦੇਸ਼ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੀ ਆਜ਼ਾਦੀ ਦੇ ਬਾਵਜੂਦ
ਸਾਨੂੰ ਬੋਲਣ ਅਤੇ ਆਪਣੀ ਆਵਾਜ਼ ਕੱਢ ਉੱਤੇ ਰੋਕ ਹੈ।
ਸਾਨੂੰ ਕਹਿਣ ਦੀ ਆਜ਼ਾਦੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਿ ਸਾਡੀ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਕੁਝ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਰਦੀ।
ਤੁਸੀਂ ਮੁਜ਼ਾਰਾ ਵੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਰ ਸਕਦੇ। ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੇ ਵਿਰੁਧ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਨਹੀਂ ਬੋਲ
ਸਕਦੇ। ਕੀ ਇਹ ਆਜ਼ਾਦੀ ਹੈ, ਇਹੀ ਲੋਕਤੰਤਰ ਹੈ?

ਭਗਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਦੇ ਸੁਫਨਿਆਂ ਦਾ ਦੇਸ਼ ਅਜੇ ਦੂਰ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਅਸੀਂ ਸਿਰਫ਼
"ਚਿੱਟੇ ਭੰਬੂਆਂ" ਤੋਂ ਹੀ ਆਜ਼ਾਦ ਹੋਏ ਹਾਂ, ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਦੱਲੇ "ਕਾਲੇ ਭੰਬੂ"
ਅਜੇ ਵੀ ਦੇਸ਼ ਨੂੰ ਸਿਊਂਕ ਵਾਂਗ ਖਾ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ।
ਭਾਰਤ ਦੀਆਂ ਕਮਿਊਨਸਟ ਪਾਰਟੀਆਂ ਭਗਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਦੀਆਂ ਫੋਟੋ ਤਾਂ ਲਈ
ਫਿਰਦੀਆਂ ਨੇ, ਪਰ ਆਪਣੀ ਪਛਾਣ ਬਣਾਉਣ, ਵਿਚਾਰ ਸੰਭਾਲਣ 'ਚ ਅਸਫ਼ਲ ਨੇ।
ਜਿੰਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦਾ ਕੰਮ ਦੇਸ਼ ਨੂੰ ਧਰਮਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਜਾਂਤਾਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਵੰਡੀਆਂ ਤੋਂ ਬਚਾਉਣਾ ਸੀ, ਉਹ ਹੀ
ਦੇਸ਼ ਨੂੰ ਫਿਰਕਾਪਰਤ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਵਾਲਿਆਂ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਰਲ਼ ਗਈਆਂ ਹਨ।
(ਚੋਰਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਕੁੱਤੀ ਰਲੀ ਹੋਈ ਏ)।

ਖੈਰ ਹੁਣ ਇੱਕ ਹੋਰ ਰੈਲ਼ੀ, ਜਿਸ ਤੋਂ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਉਮੀਦ ਹੈ, ਜੋ ਆਜ਼ਾਦ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਭਗਤ
ਸਿੰਘ ਦੇ ਵਿਚਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਸਭ ਤੋਂ ਨੇੜੇ ਨਿਭਾਉਣ ਦੀ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ਼ ਕਰੇਗੀ, ਹੈ
"ਬਰਨਾਲੇ ਵਿਖੇ ਹੋਣ ਵਾਲੀ ਰੈਲ਼ੀ", ਇਸ ਦੇ ਨਤੀਜਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਉਡੀਕ ਰਹੇਗੀ।

ਖ਼ੈਰ ਅਜੇ ਨਾਆਰਾ ਬੁਲੰਦ ਰਹੇਗਾ "ਇਨਕਲਾਬ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਾਬਾਦ", ਜਦੋਂ ਤੋਂ
ਸਮਾਜਵਾਦ ਅਤੇ ਸਾਮਵਾਦ ਦੇਸ਼ ਵਿੱਚ ਨਹੀਂ ਆਉਦਾ।

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hard Decision........

On 30July.07 i was very happy as i got a job in leading makemytrip.com. Good Salary + all facilities which always offer by good companies. Induction meet was there, new hired was there, after having delicious Lunch they said me to move to Noida Office as i was in N.Delhi office. i sat in the cab with three new mates, one was my team mate and other is also in IT but in development side. So feeling very good. When reach Noida office, things got worse. when TL told me about the task complete by team, it was very normal, all work was on windows nothing to do with Linux. almost non technical work i have to do, the person who is on training process to me said if you want a good relaxable job, then this is the better job for you. All facilities will offer to you. if you keen to learn and to maintain your skilles, then this is not suitable place for you. At that time i was in lot of tension, i move outside the office without saying nothig to anyone. had long discussion with Hemant and Aman. But they were busy at that time. so my brain was moving still. At 6pm left the office sat in the cab, on the whole way i was tense , the question was "Should i leave the job or countinue it".Around 10pm Hemant called me and after long discussion we deceide to not go with that. With very sad mind i was taking this decision. BY thinking that it would be prove to be best for me. so next day i was back to my old company by saying my colleagues "Old is Gold" :) . When my friends come to know that they called me and say you take very wrong decision, every man cannot got such chances in life, but now i decided to leave it, so was very sad but also had some contentnent. Now in office doing all jobs very proudely.....