Thursday, August 13, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The diva....

One of my Dad's pictures... The artistic gene skipped me for some reason... :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Kodak Moment

Got my first Photo Byline... Though I still think this to not be my finest picture, people do ;)
Woohoo :)


Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I just noticed my blog frequency has dropped annually.. Damn!

Of D-SLRs and P&Ss

It is no secret that I am dying to buy a DSLR. (Nikon D90 DSLR with 18-105mm AF-S DX VR Nikkor Lens + Nikon 70-300mm Lens.... sigh.... )

Well, today I got a mail from, a free digital travel publisher for global destinations (Ref: Wiki) They liked one of my pics (pictured here), and would like to consider its inclusion in the next Schmap edition for SFO ..
Yippee :)

So even though i will fulfil my dreams of a DSLR, my A-540 stays with me.

Photo Details:
Camera: Canon Powershot A-540
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/2.6
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
Flash: Off, Red-eye reduction
ISO Speed: 233

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Root Three

Since today is Square root day, posting a very sweet video dealing with square roots..


Monday, February 16, 2009

Chin up!

Read 'Papillon' middle of last year, though did not get around to penning it down.

It details the story of Henri Charriere, a French citizen who was wrongfully convicted of murder in the 14 years he spent at a 'bagne' (French prison colony) in French Guinea. In it he talks about the numerous attempts that he made to attain freedom, and the trials and tribulations he faced. Papillon (French word for butterfly) is Henri's nickname, derived from the butterfly tattoo he had on his chest.

From the outset of his imprisonment, he set tried to escape, convinced as he was of his innocence. During the 14 years narration he talks about various different stages of captivity. He talks of his escapes vividly, allowing us to imagine the entire setting. He talks of his emotions after seeing a gun pointed at him, after a failed attempt; as well as his attempts to keep him up and cheerful during long periods of solitary confinement awarded for his numerous antics at escape. During the period he made a lot of friends, some who stuck with him through thick and thin

The book puts forth a face of indomitable courage and belief that the future will hold a better light, provided people act to seek a solution. "Chin up" is the term that they used, and it literally means, 'Chin up' i.e. 'Don't be dejected, things will pick up'

PS: It is not a true autobiography. It is now considered as a narrative novel, combining the experiences of Charriere and his fellow inmates. However, this revelation will still find it difficult to reduce any excitement of reading the book. A must read for everyone.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Nice poem

A Psychological Tip
Whenever you're called on to make up your mind,
and you're hampered by not having any,
the best way to solve the dilemma, you'll find,
is simply by spinning a penny.

No - not so that chance shall decide the affair
while you're passively standing there moping;
but the moment the penny is up in the air,
you suddenly know what you're hoping

-- Piet Hein