Multiplicity…

Few days ago, while cleaning the house I found a camera tripod which was left by the previous occupant. The uninterrupted rain kept me inside the house over the weekend. There I was with an idle mind and plenty of time to kill. And I decided to kill myself along with the time. Few clicks on the camera and few more on the computer resulted in these photos – What I had – A camera and not so sturdy tripod Plenty of time Theotrical knowledge on post-processing for cloning & layers Some of the key points which makes it easy/simple to get the final cloned photo (Or in other words […]

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What's in a name?

It was yet another round of fun talk when I told my friends that I had been to Norway over the weekend (during long drive to Shivamogga and Chikkamagalur last weekend). More and more places with peculiar names came out. To name a few – There are villages by name Singapura (Singapore) and Korea near Devanahalli – one doesn’t even have to go to airport to reach these two places. On the way to Irpu falls near Gonikoppa in Coorg, there is a village called ‘Kurchi’ which means chair in Kannada. There is a village called ‘Karadi’ between Kunigal and Huliyurdurga, which means Bear in Kannada. Most interesting name; there […]

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Dasara is here…

Dasara festival (also called as Navaratri ), the state festival is here. After two years of gap, the ritual of arranging the dolls is back in our home. Here is a photo taken this evening while arranging the dolls. Well, its just a sneak-preview. More photos to follow soon. And here is another photo (an old post)

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Random updates

* It’s been a roller coaster ride for the last 8-9 months * Bangalore to Mysore to Swindon to Bangalore to London * During my five months stay in Mysore I never stayed in Mysore even for a single weekend. * Weekend travels between B’lore and Mysore during that period made me grow an aversion to that SH17. I might take a slower & longer route when I go to Mysore next time. * Sold my Nikon DSLR and bought Canon 40D * Reason for changing loyalties – many. One of the main reason – my favorite lens conked. * Went on a long drive to Scotland & Lake District […]

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Design your own T-shirts

For those who would love to see & wear their own designs on T-shirts then check this place – InkFruit!. Ink Fruit have a contest where anyone can submit there tee designs. If many people think that the design is good (if you get a good rating), you have a chance of getting your design printed & you get the prize money. If asked which one I would by, here are my two choices – first & second

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Walks In India

Arun, a friend, an avid traveler & travel writer is writing on walks & walking tours in India. He plans to publish 15 walks in this month of June. Visit his travel blog for the stories. And here are excerpts from his travel blog about ‘Walks in India’- Unlike in many countries, walks and walking tours are not common or popular in India. This series intends to promote the idea of walks that can enable travellers to see and experience the places better by getting closer. The series explores short and easy walking trails across India, with which a traveller can witness history, culture, life, landscapes and heritage of the […]

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Seventy Five Days

… since my last post. I feel guilty of forgetting to write, of not posting on Avalokana. It’s not just two and half months, posting on Avalokana took a back seat since last October & was limping till Feb before coming for a halt. Reason are several. Though I was totally tied up at office during Nov & Dec’07 and after that got busy at home for a month as my parents shifted to Bangalore, I managed to put-up few photos. It was then, when I got loads of time, posts stopped. Now that I’m back, I plan to be active here. Time for me chug along after the long […]

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Road & Trees

NH48 on an early morning, taken last winter I’ve been traveling on NH48 – the stretch between Bangalore & Kunigal for the past 16-17 years. Initially by bus and then on bike for the last two years. During my school days, it used to be from Kunigal to Bangalore, to spend my winter & summer vacations and back. Later it reversed, to spend weekends at home, far from the bustling city. When I shifted from bus to bike couple of years ago, journeys became more and more interesting. Everything became familiar – every turn, temples, buildings, houses, trees on either side of the road. Most of the times I rode […]

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