An article about hostelites, that hostelites will most probably not get to read.
I recently had a chance to stay at the hostel for a night and came across some major complains from the hostelites so I thought, what the hell ! let’s write about it.
Among a dozen of daily life problems, The Internet is probably the biggest one they have right now. Our campus has WiFi ‘Internet’ everywhere *or so they say*, but the situation is way more difficult for hostilities than you may think.
Apparently the Internet goes down quite often for some reason, it happens after almost every day or two, And surprise surprise! they don’t have anyone taking care of that so the ‘inmates’ are left to run the WiFi of the ‘asylum’, Mohammad Awais of Amm2 knows a little about the Internet stuff,therefore whenever it goes down everyone at the hostel turn to him for help, he walks all the way from hostel to the main gate of TIP to get a guard who’d then open the door of academic block for him, he then goes upstairs to fix the Internet and then finally goes back to hostel, the whole process takes an hour or two atleast, it’s not even his job but he has to do it because obviously, there isn’t another way. Anyways the other day he went to the main gate and the guards said they can’t open the campus area for him since they get scolded by the admin manager for opening it without permission, extremely upset over this situation he stated, and I quote;
‘Mera kaam bi nai hy tab bi karta hoon, yahan pagal nai baithe hain ham, khud to banda hire nai kia hua koi, ham Apni madad aap karain to usmay bi maslay, ye sab khud yahan ruk ke dekhain do Din in ko Pata chalay ga ham kaise reh rahe hain ‘
I stayed there for a day and either the Internet didn’t work at all and even if it did work I assure you my grandmother could probably run faster than our Internet and I am not even being funny here. Now on to the most obvious replies you will get from some of the people responsible for this, the evergreen justification of ‘excessive downloading’ and too much devices being used *because apparently the 20th century still hasn’t ended here *, which always worked but it won’t anymore since the daily data for all devices is monitored and if it exceeds the limit the device gets blocked. Now it may sound like I’m talking about a military Academy Here but I really am not. It’s TIPs awesome hostel ladies and gentlemen.
Textile Research and Innovation Centre worked on a collaborative project with National Foods to develop a technical fabric solution to reduce contamination of aflatoxin produced during the drying of red chilli in interior Sindh. A recent article by National Foods’ staff highlights some of the outcomes from this work.
To weave the highest-quality madras, we went to a small village in Tamil Nadu in Southeast India, the birthplace of madras, that’s been producing the fabric for over 100 years. Not the easiest route, but the one that would make our madras fabric stand out. We found out that the best madras comes from drying the yarns in fields with temperatures over 110 degrees at midday.
For past 2 years, I have been listening that TIP’s Board of Governors do not want the classes to be air conditioned. Don’t know whether it is true or TIP’s management failure that they always try to blame someone, sometimes its academic council and the other time it is Board of Governors..
Well leaving everything apart, lets come to the point. The long wait is over and the prayers by many of us have been fruitful, the classes at main campus finally have air conditioners. Well I don’t really know what the real story is, but I believe that now I can say that things are getting better here at TIP.
An Interview with the Hamid.k.Lateef(C.E.O Textile Testing International) on the Modern challenges in the Textile industry & the role of Testing
(Requirements of Modern Textile Industry)
Both industrialized and developing countries now have modern installations capable of highly efficient fabric production. In addition to mechanical improvements in yarn and fabric manufacture, there have been rapid advances in development of new fibers, processes to improve textile characteristics, and testing methods allowing greater quality control. Textile fabrics are judged by many criteria. Flexibility and sufficient strength for the intended use are generally major requirements, and industrial fabrics must meet rigid specifications of width, weight per unit area, weave and yarn structure, strength and elongation, acidity or alkalinity, thickness, and porosity. In apparel fabrics design and colors are major considerations, and certain physical properties may be of secondary importance. In addition, the various tactile properties of a fabric, described as its “hand,” “handle,” or “feel,” influence consumer acceptance.
The textile industry increasingly employs research and development in the area of quality control. Medieval craft guilds were concerned with maintaining high quality standards, and later textile mills established rigid systems of inspection, realizing that a reputation for supplying fault-free goods encouraged repeat orders. Modern quality control has been assisted by development of techniques and machines for assessing fiber, yarn, and fabric properties; by the introduction of legislation regarding misrepresentation in many industrialized countries; and by the establishment of rigid specifications by a growing number of buyers. Specifications have been established for the purchase of industrial fabrics, for textiles used by the military and other branches of governments, and for similar purchasing methods adopted by some retailers and other large buyers. In consumer-oriented areas, the public is becoming aware of product testing and is beginning to require proof that products have met certain test standards. Continue reading “Textile Testing International”
Four years of progressive education, lots of executive and technical training programs, learning about change management and so on – makes you think you’re ready to take the bull called life by its horns, right? Stop right there!
You are venturing into an industry that feels strongly but negatively towards change. If you feel you study in a terrible institution, change your attitude. You’re better than most of the people you will encounter in the textile industry. They’ll feel threatened by you, try to bring you down at every step, prove you wrong and stupid and treat you like a nobody. Some people will even prove to you what an idiot you are if you suggest a free upgrade in the ancient word processing software they make everyone use. Those presently studying – if you enter the industry demotivated, you’re dead, because you haven’t seen what demotivation is – yet.
Take the bull called life by its horns and tame it. Nobody ever made anything better by not doing anything about it. Difficult people and situations are an essential part of life. Learn to deal with them by embracing their sorry existence, and you can be sure you’re on the right track!
A popular Japanese strategy, that ‘if people are educated enough, then they will automatically recognize issues and work for the improvement’. Considering the need of specialized trainings, the Series of Workshops have been arranged by SIMDA to enhance knowledge, efficiency, productivity and aligning working methodology of Woven/Knitted/Denim Garments, Home Textile Made-ups, Terry Towel Industries and Buying Agencies.