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Vasundhra Awasthi

A true nemophilist and a devoted pizza lover, Vasundhra is a content writer by day and shuffle dancer by night. She finds peace in listening to trap and dubstep music. When she is not busy writing or dancing, she is at a corner somewhere, toiling with fictions and autobiographies. A big fan of F.R.I.E.N.D.S and Joey’s commitment to food. She can be found quoting philosophical lines almost every hour of the day.

Human beings have been struggling for centuries to gain equal rights. Everyone is entitled to it regardless of gender, race, religion, language, and nationality. This includes disabled individuals and visually impaired too.  Source: Paper MasterBygone are the days when disability was considered to be helpless and weak. The disability rights movement in the 1960s marked a critical turning point in… Read more
Adam stood in the middle of the garden, enveloped in exquisite beauty. The world was there to delight him, succulent fruit, dignified trees, green meadows, sprinkling pool and species of all kinds. Yet he stood contemplating the nature, he felt certain loneliness and thus the Lord said  It is not good that man is alone. I shall make him a compatible helper. With the creation of other species… Read more
There have been a lot of people that are very much interested in the “DevOps” concept and when I sat down with some of these, the direction of the conversation went down to many interesting paths.  They started talking about deployment best practices, rollbacks, hot deployment etc.  But, when there were some mentions about “Blue-Green Deployment” - complete silence.  Therefore, this gave me an… Read more
When I say that a decade ago, the web wasn’t the same as it is today, would you agree? Yes, you might, or you might not. But when we examine the statistics a conclusion can be made: Web is changing all the time and testing has accompanied the change with it.  Testing is one of the critical processes in application development. The success or the failure of the application entirely depends on it… Read more
Imagine a pizza box ( Yeah, I know its really tempting, but just picture it). You can serve the pizza in different ways: On a tray, in a box, on a plate, in pieces or even as a platter.  Whatever may be the situation, the taste of the pizza and the material in it remains the same, but it is served to the customers in different ways. This is done to get a wider base of customers and develop a… Read more
We all have heard about Didier Claude Deschamps, right? He is a French retired footballer who has been the manager of the France national team since 2012. He played as a defensive midfielder for several clubs such as Marseille, Juventus, Chelsea, Valencia, Nantes, and Bordeaux.  Why was he famous? Well, mainly because he was a silent performer who did the best for his team and created a special… Read more
Do you remember Scrooge McDuck? He was the uncle to the most famous and beloved character - Donald Duck. Most notable for his piles of shiny, golden coins stacked in his cartoon mansion.    His favorite pastimes: Pinching pennies, counting gold and swimming around in his mountains of money.    While we can’t all have Scrooge McDuck’s limitless riches, we’re still like him in a few important ways… Read more
We all have learned in our biology classes that genes are made up of DNA which gives instructions to the body to grow, develop and live. In other words, it is like a blueprint or like a recipe which guides an individual to do a particular task.  Just like DNA is important to impact a human body, Drupal distributions are necessary to build and create a social impact platform for your projects and… Read more
As a knowledge and ideation community, we have a vast scope of integrating newer technologies and solutions that connects and communicates in the best of manner. We are always on the lookout for better channels that can strengthen the core teams and create out-of-the-box resolutions. One such option at hand is OpenSocial.  A  Drupal distribution used for building social communities and intranet… Read more
Education is just like planting a seed. A seed that has different stages with significant and important roles. If any stage is missed in the entire scenario, it destroys the life cycle of the plant.  It is not what is poured into a student that counts, but what is planted -Linda Conway   There is no secret to the fact that education has the power to change lives. For a successful career,… Read more
You don’t want people to treat your website as an outcast. You don’t want to be the ugly duckling in this sharp, serious and extremely competitive world.  Correct? Thus, owning a professional looking website becomes an important platform for all sorts of business. It doesn’t really matter whether you are planning to make money or not, treating your website just like your employees is a must.… Read more
Communication is the heart of all human interactions and the media is like the blood pumping all the necessary ideas and expressions.  Media provides the essential link between the individual and the demands of the technological society. -Jacques Ellul We as individuals view hundreds of advertisement each day. Digging through that phone and eyes glued to those tabs. People like us have… Read more
Wisdom doesn’t automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It’s true that some wines improve by age but only if the grapes were good in the first place.  -Abigail Van Buren A reflection of the life experiences adds generously to the whole box of one’s wisdom because let’s face it, being wise and savvy can come from anyone and anywhere. So yes, famous quote “Age is just a… Read more
Ever attended an art gallery and witnessed how modern artists use canvas to speak their thoughts? By looking at the art and paying attention to their creation a lot of “Ohhs” and “Ahhs” and expressions of awe with wonder tells us whether it has sufficiently aroused the engagement or not. But at the core of this practice, the whole idea of thinking an endless number of ways in which visitors… Read more
Today, our interactions with the digital world have surpassed the human interactions so much that the need for the user interface to be appealing and friendly plays an important role in terms of progression.  Government websites are no different. The first connection which they have with their citizens is more likely to be an engaging website. One of the most essential tools for meeting the… Read more
The number eight in bible signifies resurrection and regeneration, a digit that implies “New beginnings”  Just like the resurrection of Drupal which loudly announced its new inceptions as a content management system, and its ability to connect with Saas CRM like Salesforce.  Salesforce is like the heart for most of the business that has allowed them to handle there sales data at one stop and… Read more
In one of the episodes of Star Trek - “The Trouble With Tribbles” there is a graphical example of how small changes leads to monumental consequences over a short period of time.   The episode depicted the effect of new “species” on the established society, somewhat similar to the rise of the open source software and its tools in today’s technology.  Yet many of us aren’t cognizant of the reach… Read more
As children, we have all come across chapters which were all about Human Rights. Right to express your own opinions, right to educate, right to equality and right on not to be mistreated.  To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.  -Nelson Mandela The way these rights have been allowing everyone to live in dignity, freedom, equality, justice, and peace can easily… Read more
When I say that a mere thank you to the development of site building tools won’t be enough, would you agree with me? You might, you might not.  But imagine a building that is under construction. Without the use of the right raw materials and tools (like cement, bricks, metal rods, labor etc) the task of constructing and maintaining it would be difficult to achieve.  Right? In the case of… Read more
Suppose you wish to create a thriving vegetable patch.  What would be your starting steps? You would read the instructions, plant seeds and provide them with a proper environment (sunlight, water, time). Correct? You wouldn’t just throw seeds around and order them to grow - “Hey you, become a cabbage right now” Same is the case with a team. Nurturing a healthy team culture is really… Read more
You’ve been living in a house for a while now and you are still fond of that place. But its no longer exactly what you need, and you are dreading for a change.  You think of rearranging and modifying a few things. Maybe paint the room walls in vibrant colors or set up brand new furniture. And voila, it feels like home once again.  A similar situation can be analyzed with the websites also. … Read more
Website owners are often trapped inside an imaginary bubble where they make conclusions like “There are more valuable sites in the web world, why would mine be targeted by the hackers?”  And Alas the bubble is busted when they observe that hackers have attacked their site because let's face it- they would never discriminate between any choice they are getting. They want a website to attack, and… Read more
Unequivocally, 21st century is considered as an innovative era, and there is no doubt to the fact that having a website contributes largely to the innovation.  Owning a website is like owning a business card, it is an essential segment that shouts “I am a professional, who is open for business”. So, if you have a website, it would typically be the very first interaction for an individual that… Read more
Ah! those days, when copies of movies were sold in the form of DVDs, fast forwarding and rewinding through the scenes made us feel that the power is all in our hands.  But with the evolution in technology and internet presence  (in terms of marketing a film), the need for a movie website has come a long way after witnessing a growth in streaming services.   Setting up a movie website means… Read more
Modifying existing code might be all fun and games for a developer, but what about the time when you have to venture out to unknown shores and create your own custom modules?  Scary, right?  But you shouldn’t fear because Drupal 8 is here. Drupal 8 uses a PHP framework called Symphony which relies heavily on Object-oriented programming. It has been granting its users with benefits like code… Read more
Referred to as the de facto standard of e-learning, Shareable Content Object Reference Model aka SCORM was sponsored by US Department of Defense to bring uniformity in the standards of procuring both training content and Learning Management Systems.  Long gone but not forgotten are those days when learning was only limited to books and classrooms. With the development of technology, virtual… Read more
In his book Frontend Architecture for Design Systems, Micah Godbolt from Microsoft states there are four pillars of frontend architecture.   These four pillars are: Code - how to approach the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript of a design system  Process - processes for constructing an efficient and error-proof workflow Testing - creating a stable foundation on which your site is built and… Read more
If I say that in today’s booming social era, having a Facebook or Twitter account is not enough in terms of web presence for your music, you would agree, right? We all know that having a website for the same purpose, not only delivers a professional impact on the audience but also eliminates the restrictions that these external sites would have.  For instance, you desire to put banners on… Read more
It has been quite some time since Decoupled Drupal has been a resonating term. This API-first approach with “Create Once, Publish Everywhere” technology separating the content from the presentation layer, has been providing new dimensions  to the web technology.  But what does that really mean to a web developer or a marketer? It means that you have the opportunities to create and publish… Read more
Throughout history, technology has been the riding force of the changes around the world. All thanks to the advancement in the digital revolution, the limitless progress in innovations have started building a sustainable today. The rapid growth of competition among the enterprises to engage the audience across every digital channel with relevant content has grown to become essential. These… Read more
While constructing a hospital building what is the most important factor which provides safe access to all the people? My whole attention is diverted upon the very first priority of virtual planning, and that is building of ramps. If you ask "why?”, the answer would wind up to one conclusion - Ease of accessibility disabled individuals.  Imagine if the design of the building can secure modular… Read more
How Drupal is helping to construct better paths in the journey of content management? As a content strategist, we know that “Content is the King”. We hustle every day to create splendid content that’s deserving of even getting close to that royal title - because let's face it, we all want our content to be unique and surprising.  The content can vary from blogs to forms to contact address. The… Read more
As a part of the audience, we unanimously measure the quality of experience by one simple factor - how long does it take to get what we want. Right? In today’s customer experience economy, organizations are no longer compared on the basis of their direct competition, but they are compared on the basis of the services they provide to their end users. And according to the National Retail… Read more
When the whole world works on the simple facet of fellowship how can the healthcare industry not constitute to the same concept?  Development and marketing collaborations between the healthcare organizations and web development agencies can be mutually beneficial. Whether your healthcare organization is built on Drupal or if you are looking for redesign and new prospects with Drupal, there are a… Read more
It begins very simple. A virus, just one, latches on to one of the cells and tricks that cell in making lots more. Lots, and lots more, like a million new viruses. And a healthy cell is fooled to join the dark side and play with the immunity of its own host body. These types of viruses can be witnessed everywhere, and by “everywhere” I am focusing on the machines. 48% of the email traffic… Read more
We are told from a very tender age that no-one is quite like us. We are special. But what if that is not true. There are plenty of modern-day evidence that would suggest that we all, in fact, have at least 1 doppelganger out there in this big wide cosmos. So, if the creators of the universe have the tendency to duplicate human bodies, would humans themselves leave this race? Around 25-30% of… Read more
For those of you who were into systematic timetable in their childhood are aware of the fact that how important it is to plan out and manage work, and for those of you who were not in this coherent, well! we all are aware of the “night before exam” tales.  Unfortunately, this doesn’t work when you are living a corporate life. There are projects which are worth more than our lifetime’s earning,… Read more
The use of internet has to be considered as the most powerful resource known to mankind. We have been granted with the access to information that may be tough to digest in a lifetime, thus taking full advantage of that data would be concluded as part of our own rights.  UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognized that the access to information should be equal for every… Read more
Validated by the “State of Drupal 2016 survey”, two of the most demanded features by the content authors participating in it were - media integration and digital asset management. Hence, “media initiative” was proposed for Drupal 8. For the people who are using Drupal as their “media handling” would agree that Drupal has improved with its every release. In Drupal 8.4, experimental core media… Read more
What is the very first thing which fetches your attention while you are browsing a particular website? I am taking a wild guess here, and estimate the answer to be the appearance of it.  According to one Kissmetric report, 94% of the visitors position visuals appearances above other factors while shopping Drupal themes serve an ideal experience for this purpose along with the customer’s taste.… Read more