Jonathan Livingston Tern

Jonathan Livingston Tern
Little Tern - Sterna albifrons

When sometime during the early teens I had first picked the up the book “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” I remember having done so because of the very lovely photos of the Seagulls. Of Course! after having read the book it came to mean much more but there did remain one wish for a long long time. Continue reading Jonathan Livingston Tern

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias - Sangita and Swati
Steel Magnolias - Sangita and Swati

She’s a lover, she’s a mother
She’s a friend and she’s a wife
And she’s a sparrow when she’s broken
But she’s an eagle when she flies

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I saw the total solar eclipse!

Total Solar Eclipse - Diamond Ring
Total Solar Eclipse - Diamond Ring

“Class 8th D, 10th boy from the front – come up” Boomed the stern voice of the PT teacher. Someone shook the appropriate boy from conversation he was engrossed in. He climbed up to the first floor podium, tachaak, tachaak!! Two slaps delivered, he was told to stand aside and listen to what was being spoken about the solar eclipse in the school assembly.

That boy was me and I did not give a damn! I was still ecstatic… Continue reading I saw the total solar eclipse!

Single light portraits – A mini HowTo

Nivedita - Single light setups

As a beginner in studio photography I wallowed in self pity of the fact that I had only one light and portraits needed was at least three and I could not afford any. Then I was gently reminded of the working motto of SANIsoft. “Argue for your limitations and sure enough they are yours”*

I started experimenting and sure enough I found that a single light could give very dramatic results. Continue reading Single light portraits – A mini HowTo

Hard Ground Barasingha

Hard Ground Barasingha at Kanha
Barasingha at Kanha

Hard Ground Barasingha Cervus duvaceli branderi. Because of its adaptation to hard ground habitat is regarded as a distinct sub species. Continue reading Hard Ground Barasingha

Alfred Hitchcock Collection – A review

Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock

I picked up the box of Alfred Hitchcock Collection because

  • It had one of my favorite movie – Rebecca
  • It was less than INR500/- for six movies from the master of suspense, thus an undeniable ‘Steal’

Well actually the box, marketed by moserbaer in India, is priced INR549/- but if you have good contacts with your neighborhood video store you get upto 10% discount on almost every thing. Of the six movies at least four appear to have been digitally remastered / cleaned up and an absolute treat to watch.

If you don’t know anything about Rebbeca here is a small something to whet your appetite Continue reading Alfred Hitchcock Collection – A review

You are not beautiful

Nupur - you are and always will be!!!
Nupur - you are and always will be!!!

“You are not beautiful” These harsh words have to be endured by almost every girl/woman at some or the time of her life – unfortunately it is the chauvinistic setup of the society we live in. However it is not just male chauvinism which is at play here but something which angers me much more, though this is in no way tolerance or acceptance of MCP behaviour by men.
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3 more jQuery plugins

Last week Aditya released two jQuery plugins

Without a doubt jQuery is the favorite javascript framework for everyone at SANIsoft. Developing plugins for jQuery is very easy and very well documented.

A face for the unnamed… …

Sangita De
Sangita - always a friend!

Sangita! If there was anyone in my life I place after my mother it would be her. Even though she is just a year older to me she always held that place of a woman I could go to for comfort. I have known her since I was fifteen. We grew up together, kept in touch for a long long time but as fate would have it, life took somewhat divergent paths about ten years ago.
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