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Sankarsan Bose 

Sankarsan Bose

Sankarsan is a programmer with an interest in different programming languages, how they evolves,changes and helps us talk to a computer in a better way in order to solve the problem at hand.After completing his BE in Electrical Engineering he has been working with the Software Services industry for the past ten years as part of his day job(mostly extending to quite late in the evening :-) )His coding/programming related thoughts and discussions are kept at and

Debjit Kar 

Debjit Kar Debjit Kar works as a Chief Engineer with M.B.Control & Systems, India specializing primarily on C++ and C# and has done his Bachelors in Mathemetics. He has more than 6 years of experience in COM/COM+,ASP and also have interest in distributed computing. In hist offtime he is mostly caught up with web technologies. His major skills include .Net, C#, C++. Apart from coding, his part-time love is looking around to new technologies, finding better ways in design architecture. And not to mention he loves PC gaming.

Subhrendu Guha Neogi 

Subhrendu Guha Neogi Subhrendu Guha Neogi is currently working as a Senior Lecturer in NHSM Knowledge Campus,Kolkata. Subhrendu has completed MCA from Madras University and MTech in Information Technology from West Bengal University of Technology. He was a Visual Basic and ASP Programmer in several organization and now teaching Operating System, DBMS, Networking. He loves to work with Microsoft Technologies and for that reason he prefers SQL Server than Oracle. He is now a coordinator in the College and working with the designation of Senior Lecturer. He loves Computer Gaming, Playing Cricket, reading books (Science fiction), listening to music and loves to chat with friends. He can be reached at and

Arijit Basu [Microsoft, Redmond] 

Arijit Basu (Microsoft Dynamics AX)

Arijit Basu is currently working as a Sr. Program Manager with Microsoft, Redmond. Before joining he has been awarded Microsoft MVP in Microsoft Dynamics.

He worked as a Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, India. Arijit is from Kolkata, the city of joy. He is a Mechanical Engineer and a MBA in Systems & Marketing. His first foray into technology was with GW BASIC & MS DOS in 1992 and since then there's no looking back. Presently he works with Microsoft Dynamics AX.

He loves painting, reading books (Science nonfiction), listening to music and is a gadget freak.

He blogs at

He can be reached at

Rajiv Popat 

Rajiv Popat Rajiv (who also goes by the handle thousandtyone) is a technologist, software developer and blogger who loves writing code, writing about code and writing about people who write code. As a part of his day job, he is a Principal Technology Officer for eFORCE where he designs and builds banking applications. Besides developing banking applications, rajiv is also associated with multiple open source projects and is a most valued blogger for DZone. He is also an organizer for community events like TEDxCalcutta. When he is not working, Rajiv loves writing about software development, observing teams or organizations and spending time with his family. More information about rajiv can be found at .

Rajesh Singh 

  Rajesh Singh is currently working as an Engagement Manager in Tata Consultancy Services. He is B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering, and has over 10 years of IT experience. He is an MCSD and has worked extensively in Microsoft technologies like Visual Basic, ASP, COM/DCOM, .NET, SQL Server and BizTalk Server. He took many sessions on .NET, Security and many high level topics.

He has been associated with Microsoft communities for more than five years. He loves playing and watching cricket, reading books and magazines on IT and finance, listening to music, and making friends.

Sudip Misra

Sudip Misra

Sudip is an smart professional with more than 8 years of experience, now playing role of Sharepoint - IT Specialist at 'IBM India'. His core strengths are into portal development with Microsoft SharePoint 2007 / MOSS / WSS 3.0. At present, he is involved into team management, requirement analysis, design & development. While working in offshore model, he has gained sound knowledge in cross country culture. Working as Asst Manager (IT) in VSPL, he has managed a team of 16 people. He has good emotional intelligence skills coupled with analytical, technical & leadership qualities.

Soumitra Sengupta [Microsoft MVP] 

Soumitra Sengupta Soumitra Sengupta is a M.Sc. in Zoology with specialization in Cell Biology and Immunology. Teaching is his profession but his passion is computing. After completing his computer education, he got deeply involved in helping Microsoft communities members. He has been actively associated with Microsoft communities for more than five years. He has been giving peer to peer support to Windows XP users on microsoft.public.windowsxp.general newsgroup and also helps out on He never gets tired of helping users which is evident from the fact that he has been one of the top posters on microsoft.public.windowsxp.general newsgroup worldwide. Soumitra believes that only Microsoft can provide most user friendly products and is the ultimate solution for all users, and that’s why Microsoft has always been number one technology navigator.

At present, Soumitra is running WindowsSupport Users group in Siliguri. You can visit his blog at Apart from computers he loves cricket, automobiles and photography.;

Arijit Acharjee 

Arijit is from Kolkata and is currently living in London for the last 3 years. He holds a Masters Degree in Information Technology and is currently working with Logica. During his 8 years of industry experience, he has gathered a vast experience working with the best in business like Vodafone, ABN Amro, Barclays and The UK Government.
Arijit is an ISEB Certified Test Manager and is currently working as a TACO (Testing and Cutover) Manager for the Ministry of Justice.
His hobbies are photography, music, movies and food.
He can be reached on  

Saurav Basu [Microsoft MVP]

Saurav Basu (Windows - Shell/User) Saurav is known for his passion for learning, which eventually led him to the world of endless possibilities, the world of IT.

He can be found hovering in many Tech. / IT Pro communities, forums and discussion boards, learning and sharing his expertise with others. He is always known to be a person who likes to learn, but more than that he loves to share his knowledge.

He can be found at -,, ,,,,, and many more IT Pro communities.

Palash Biswas [Microsoft, Redmond] 

Palash Biswas Palash Biswas (pal b) works as a SDE II in MS Exchange Server Dev team in Microsoft, Redmond, USA. He is experienced in programming and algorithms. His favorite pastime is playing XBOX 360 as well as outdoor photography and fast driving.

Vikram Lakhotia[Microsoft MVP] 

Vikram Lakhotia (Visual Developer - ASP/ASP.NET) Vikram is from Kolkata, West Bengal. He started his professional career in 2004. He has done various certification from Microsft MCSD, MCTS, and diploma from CMC and NIIT. He has worked on technologies like Asp.Net, XML, AJAX, C#, VB.Net(Both Web and desktop), Sharepoint, Office Automation. He has 4+ years of hands on experience on dot net technologies. He is passionate about new and upcoming technologies, software architecture theories and design pattern. He spends a lot of time working of Microsoft communities like Asp.Net and KolkataNet user group. He blogs at . Vikram is also very active in answering the question at He actively takes part in Beta testing of latest product including Windows &, Office 2010, Asp.Net 4.0, Dot Net framework 4.0, Visual Studio 2010 and many other new products. His hobbies include browsing internet, Cricket and Formula1 He also maintains his own website at

Sumeet Singh 

Sumeet Singh Sumeet is from Kolkata and is currently in US for more than 3 years. He is working as Project Lead in HCL Technologies Ltd. Kolkata. He holds a Bachelor Of Engineering Degree in Computer Science and Engineering. During his 6+ years of industry experience, he has gathered a vast experience working with different customer across the globe in different domains like Banking, Telecommunication, Hospitality and Gaming on Microsoft Technologies (.NET, ASP.NET, Web Services etc.) on Enterprise Content Management solutions with Microsoft Sharepoint Technologies and also with EMC Documentum. Sumeet was being awarded as Microsoft Student Champ and Microsoft Student Ambassador (one of first Student Ambassdors in India - when Microsoft Started Student Alliance Program). He is also being awarded as "Technology Hero" in 2008 on Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008. He also won Microsoft Technet - IT Pro Challenge on SQL Server 2008. His hobbies are music, movies, playing cricket and food. He can be reached on

Abu Ismail

Abu Sayed Mohammad Ismail (Visual ASP/ASP.NET)

Abu has more than 11 years of experince in the IT filed. He worked in various technologies like Sybase 11, Power Builder, Perl, ASP, ASP.NET, Oracle. Worked in various capacities in the fields of Software Technology as Systems Engineer, Programmer, Systems Consultancy, Technical Architect, Project Manager with companies like IBP Co. Limited(Currently IOC), AIG Systems Solutions, MphasiS.

Abu has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Visual Developer ASP/ASP.NET category in the year 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 by Microsoft Corporation.
Received "Star of the Month" award from AIG Systems Solutions in year 2007.

He is the founder of this community, KolkataNET. He can be reached @

Abu's Blog