People and Portraits

Lot of my friends who see my people-portrait photos say that I capture those in an unique way with different moods and expressions. Often a question is asked – “How I manage to capture those expressions?”. Answer – I don’t know. I just wait for them and click. And personally I don’t prefer to capture people posing for me. I go for natural poses and most of my photos are captured unaware of the subjects. MithilNikon D70s, 1/250 second, F/5.6, 75 mm I went on a three day trek in Western ghats and got a chance to meet new people and capture them. So here goes a series of people-portraits […]

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Radio & FM

Few weeks ago I was traveling back home from office after a hectic schedule. I was the only passenger in the vehicle. Just after we started here is the conversation that took place between me & the driver – Me:Can you switch on the Radio? Driver: There is no Radio in the vehicle saar. Only FM is there. Me: O! what! …… …… ….. ok whatever, switch it on! Have a nice weekend 🙂

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Flower Fest

Couple of weekes ago, I was blog-hopping – jumping from one blog to another. And came across this blog Flower Fest. A letter will be chosen every fortnight. Anyone can contribute painting, sketch, or a photograph of flowers starting with that name. Here is what they say about the theme – Flower Fest is the brainchild of Nature & Me, spurred on by Sree. Flower Fest is the A-Z of flowers. Two weeks for each letter of the alphabet. Starting on September 10, 2006 with the letter A. Botanical name or common name. Either is fine. Paint. Sketch. Doodle. Photograph. Your choice. By the time I saw this blog, it […]

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Growing old

This incident happened almost 8-9 months ago and guess this is an apt time to share it with you people. I was waiting in the reception of AFB(Alliance Francaise de Bangalore) to get my level 1 certificate. The receptionist was busy searching for it. An elderly woman (refered as Aunty from here onwards) was standing next to me, guess she was waiting for the receptionist to get some details. She started the conversation — Aunty: Are you a student here? Me: Yeah, just finished level 1a & 1b. Got to enroll for next level. Aunty: Have you given 10th exams this time? Me(with a sheepish grin): Wanted to appear this […]

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Library Thing

Last year (2006), I decided to read 50 books in a year. I don’t know whether I read more than 50 or not, Reason, I lost track of books that I read. Couple of weeks ago I was thinking of similar plan for this year. And call it a coincidence, I came across a website where I can log all my books – Library Thing and here is my list of books read in 2007, so far. Library thing also has a widget which I can add to my blog where it list my recent books or in a random manner. You can see the widget on the side bar […]

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Google Reader

Whenever Google comes up with a new application or tool, it never disappointed me. Be it Gmail, Calender, Spreadsheets, Picasa, Video – the list goes on. And adding to this list is Google reader. To keep track plethora of blogs getting updated, I have been using Bloglines for more than a year by subscribing to RSS feeds. My first impression that was alomost 3-4 months ago, when I saw Google Reader, I was not impressed. So I stuck to Bloglines with almost more than 80 feeds in my account. Couple of weeks ago by chance happened to visit Google reader again and in the next half an hour my loyalty […]

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Change is in the air…

Along Bangalore getting changed its name to Bengalooru, thought of modifying the template. From template to updating the blogroll and finaly the name too. So from now onwards “Scribbles from my yesteryears” becomes – “avalokana” – with the new look. In sanskrit: avalokana – n. regard; observation, contemplation PS: Still lot of improvement need to be done. Let me know what you think about present look.

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Yakshagana

It was usual journey back home from office. Frankly speaking I don’t know the exact route our cab driver takes. I spend those precious time in catching some sleep (sometimes even the driver wakes me up at my drop-off point). Last thursday, while returning I was awakened by loud drumming sound and was happy to find that there was a “Yakshagana” play at Shankaramata (Basavanagudi). I had seen many plays on TV, but never had a chance to watch it live. As soon as I reached home, just grabbed my camera and rushed back to venue. It was great experience to watch it. The plays were enacted by “Sri Mahalingeshwara […]

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