Thursday, December 15, 2005

Scotch ...

Picture of the Scotch which we toasted on in Goa. Its was the classic Balvenie, 10 years old and even though I`m not an occasional drinker and may be not the best person to comment but it was really smooth :)

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

New Cam :)

Well, I have been out of blogging for over a month now I guess. Reason being, I was actually waiting for my new cam to come. Bought Canon S1 IS from amazon and it had a looong journey before it fell into my hands. Arpit ordered it for me from Amazon, then pele`s sis brought it to India (Kota) from where pele got it when he went home for diwali and then he delivered it to my house in B`lore from where I took it on my way to Goa. Had no experience whtsoever when I first operated it in Goa. Just did some old point and shoot there. Really missed a grt opportunity to take some good nature pics there but i simply had no time to experiment with this cam.

Well came back and did a lot of reading and shooting and reading. Still tons of things to experiment. Not able to find time to go out and shoot, will do that soon. In the meantime did some shooting near my place.

Well this for a start, was experimenting with my cams depth of field, and its focus in dim light. Now wht I got here simply amazed me, wont say tht I intended this. Asked many people wht they think is in this picture. Found all sort of things as an answer. Coconut being predominant(??)

Well this is a close up of my Flute :)
The thing I liked here was the texture gradient and the reflection it got around the rim.

Well apart from tht did some outdoor experiments, these are some of the pics

This I photographed to check my manual aperture settings. With experience I`ll be able to know which 'f' value fits perfect for such distances. The background blurring effect was achieved with success.
Well but then I took another one in an automatic mode just to see wht values my processor decides. That pic turned out to have a better balance :D

This I shot in the night. I somehow prefer to do night photography. Well initally was failing miserably to get night shots and all my shots were underexposed. Also lot of shaking was taking place. Well then Ashu gave some fundaes about fixing ur elbow to ur chest and it works. Shots of shutter time upto 1.5 secs can be taken with ease. This was taken with an exposure time of arnd 1 sec. Again the gradient and shades is what I like here.

This is all for now. This was my start, had a look at the album of Ashu`s, which he took during his stay at IIT-G. They were awesome. Still a lot to experiment. What I really miss is a tripod to take some good night pics. Will try some more and will post them here.

Till then ...

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


I must say a word about fear. It is life`s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unerring ease. It begins in your mind, always. One moment you are feeling calm, self-possessed, happy. Then fear, distinguished in the grab of mild-mannered doubt, slips into your mind like a spy. Doubt meets disbelief and disbelief tries to push it out. But disbelief is a poorly armed foot soldier. Doubt does away with it with little trouble. You become anxious. Reasons comes to do battle for you. You are reassured. Reason is fully equipped with the latest weapon technology. But, to your amazement, despite superior tactics and a number of undeniable victories, reason is laid low. You feel yourself weakening, wavering. Your anxiety becomes dread.

Fear next turns fully to your body, which is already aware that something terribly wrong is going on. Already your lungs have flown away like a bird and your guts have slithered away like a snake. Now your tongue drops dead like an opossum, while your jaw begins to gallop on the spot. Your ear goes deaf. Your muscle begins to shiver as if they had malaria and your knees to shake as though they were dancing. Your heart strains too hard, while your sphincter relaxes too much. And so with the rest of your body. Every part of you, in the manner most suited to it, falls apart. Only your eyes work well. They always pay proper attention to fear.

Quickly you make a rash decision. You dismiss your last allies: hope and trust. There, you`ve defeated yourself. Fear which is but an impression has triumphed over you.

The matter is difficult to put into words. For fear, real fear, such as shakes you to your foundation, such as you feel when you are brought face to face with your mortal end, nestles in your memory like a gangrene: it seeks to rot everything, even the words with which to speak of it. So you might find hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don`t, if your fear becomes the wordlessly darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.

-An extract from 'THE LIFE OF PI' by Yann Martel

Saturday, October 29, 2005


A Picture is worth a thousand words' or so goes a saying. Well dunno bout the number of words i need to describe this but when i received this picture I was simply impeccable. This pic was taken just after we got over with our convocation.


Never imagined while strikin a pose tht it would come like this. Smile radiating from the heart shadowing on the face. Ever wonderered why can`t we smile like this in all our pics.........may be you dont feel like it, may be it automatically comes on to you when you know that probably this is the last time you are smiling with these people. Probably that Aura surrounds you.........or is it just me seeing things. Whtever...........

(Standin from your Left) 1) Gaurav Singh, from Jaipur, presently in Pune, working at Bharat Forge 2) Nagendra Singh Dhakar, from Bharatpur(i dont know the exact name of place:D), now in Mumbai servicing Halcrow 3) Anirban Das, from (somewhere in the vicinity of Bhilai:D), now in Pune, playing with big bucks at CDLS equity firm 4) Piyush Prahladka, a non-bong from Calcutta, in Bangalore with the BigG Google 5) Amit Goyal, hailin from Kota, now in Bangalore, keeps changin jobs, i guess now at Synopsis
Standing in the middle from your Left 1) Shahzad Aktar Wakeel, from the land of lalu, Patna, is in Pune now with Synechron Software solns 2) Anand Gautam hailin from the same place Patna and residin also at the same place Pune now, he is with ZS Marketing consultancy

Sitting(rather kneeling) from your left 1) Vamsi Krishan(thts me;)), (from various places, now in Bangalore), presently in Chennai with Larsen n Toubro 2) Deepak Laddha, from Jodhpur, he is now in Mumbai and was with BPCL last heard Boston Analytics were trying to steal him:)

I would like to mention another indispensable member of our gang here, rather two.

First is the great Arpit jain, coming from Udaipur, is currently in Illinois, California, gone to complete his studies (thts his version) at the UIUC. I will soon put up his pic here;)

Another person although not here among us now is always with each one of us always.........Sachin Garg, from Muzaffarnagar, is now at the most splendid place out of reach of our mere mortals. We all love u Mua:*

Thts it friends our gang at IIT- Bombay

Dont have many pics now, promise to come back with more pblogs bout each of us.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

My Roomie_my first photo blog

This is my Roomie

                 Well this is my first photo blog. Normally if you would see a persons photo in his first photoblog u would believe its his photo which he had published. Well on the contrary this is not me.
       Although the person in the frame may look overtly innocent and very 'seedha-saadha' he is, if nything else, not even a distant light year close to seedha sadha:). Well lemme introduce to you ladies n gentlemen, my first year roomie, Nagendra Singh Dhakar, or Naggu as we call him.

Our meetin was through a letter, yeah thts right a letter, tht too not written by him:D. When I came to our room I found a lock and a piece of paper attached to it which said in the pseudest of english know tht he has gone to his LG`s house and will only return the next day. Well I was already having blues bout how to survive the 'HEP' people of Mumbai and all and here I find this letter. I thought he must be some pseud 'typical Xavier' sougha guy and god knows how i`ll adjust with him.......but fate it seems had some other plans.

Next day I come and see this (dont worry, I was also mistaken like u all and 'innocent' was my first impression)...........lying ill on the bed. His LGs were with him and they did all the talkin and he din utter a single word. LG`s left and we were there both  lying on our backs staring at the ugly wall. I initiated a discussion which he answered in minimal no of syllables required and then again staring thing started.
Somehow got to know tht it was his LG`s who wrote tht letter and not him and he was sick the whole last two days.

(I guess this is enuff for my first blog..........there r soo much to hell bout him tht i`ll post another blog, kyon naggu:P)