Monday, December 21, 2009

My Best friends weddding

Dear Kit,

I remember it as yesterday when I was introduced to you by a common friend. Little did I know that it was the beginning of a wonderful friendship. Wonderful is too dull a word to describe the vivid, colorful, exciting, fun filled relation we shared over the last 8 years. I still wonder where have the 8 years gone. I guess, if not for you these years wouldn't have gone by this fast.

I will cherish all those days we had spent in the college canteen - licking chutney, joining straws to make the long straw and drinking slice (trying atleast), in the class room - discussing F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Linux, girls, and exchanging "softwares", etc, etc.

Not to forget the trips we had together, to Madikeri, to Parapady, to Manipal, Kanchipuram. and to Kings and Tulsi's. No discussion is complete without speaking about KF. Ofcourse KF rocks.

I know you will kill me for this but I had to say it. Thanks for being my outlet. Thanks for listening. Thanks for all the advice. Thanks for not saying a word when I expected silence. Thanks for all the talks. Thanks for everything. And before I forget, thanks for the free beer. Thanks for pick-up and drops, I'll miss it.

Here's wishing you on your big day. I have no doubt you will make a wonderful husband to Annie. I wish you years of happiness together. I wish you years of fun. I wish you all the happiness in the world.

Of course I would be attending the wedding and cannot post this on THE day. I will ping you for advice.

I wish you
A bit of sadness, to make the happiness happier for the rest of your lives,
A bit of bitter, to make the sweet sweeter for the rest of your lives,
A bit of fights, to make you understand each other better,
A bit of worries, to make you stronger for the rest of your lives,
Wishing you a happy married life. I wish you guys age together to see another ice age ;)

Loads of love
Yours truly

Friday, September 11, 2009

H.P. here I come. Show me what you have hidden.
27th I am off to Himachal. Be ready for those bugging pics
9862 journeys around the sun, and good for another same amount, not a bit dizzy by the number. every revolution better than the previous one and looking forward for more. Each revolution more exciting than the previous one. Way to go dude....

Saturday, June 13, 2009

For the last 5 years all I wanted to do was get out. All I did was to find an open door. Finally I found it. I am out. Little did I know that the door opened for going out only. Little did I know, I got attached to being in there.

Now the doors have closed on me. But a new door is opening up. Should I go. Will I go. Lets watch

Thursday, May 21, 2009

koi nayi duniya ke naye rango mein khush rehta hai
koi sab kuch paake bhi yeh mann hi mann kehta hai

koi dil mein jagah nayi, baaton ke liye rakhta hai
koi apni palko par yaadon ke diye rakhta hai

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The annoying ones

Every photographer has experienced this atleast once in his life. You come across this special species. They are named 'the annoying ones', who wanna try to get on the newspaper by bugging. They can be found anywhere and everywhere. Everytime I go out photographing I find them. They come with those innocent questions, but they really bug, or even sometimes hurt.

The ones I have encountered till date...
Every time I take my lens out for the trip, there is some one who asks me,
Sir how much 'yex' zoom does this lens have. (sadly its a 0x zoom lens)

Then there are the ones who want to know which channel I am from. One of my friends once said he is a freelance, to which he got the reply ' Ohh that one!!! Its a very good paper'

Then there are the ones who ask, 'Saar, how much did you spend on this camera and lens.' comeonnnn... I haven't told my dad how much it costs, what do you expect. Then once I had told a lakh, For which I got an even amusing reply. he laughs sarcastically, Saar see this camera, I paid only 6K and I have a 7X zoom. Did you not know about this. Its very compact as well, and cheaper than your bukly dumbell.

There are the ones who want ot take a peak and see what I see. Then there are the ones who want to see the pic the moment I click it. I had once encountered a 'gentleman' whenI was stalking a bird for hours to get a close up. I was lying on the field and waiting, when this character decides to flip open his new mobile and click the bird on it and throw it up and catch it in his pocket like Rajnikanth... telling me thats it dude, its simple.. Ha

there are many more who really make me laugh. One of my friends was asked to transfer the pic he just clicked on his SLR to his bluetooth enabled mobile. So much for stalking, clicking and copyright laws. Then there are the ones who ask, how did you manage to get this bird to sit still and pose for you like this. You were just lucky to be at the right place at the right time. Ya!! I got up 2 hours earlier to you and travelled that far to be lucky. A few tell, you have a good camera which clicks good images. Wanna see my RAW dump to decide on this???

Sunday, March 8, 2009

another birding expedition

Wanted to birding for a long time, finally went out to Hesaraghatta, was a very fruitful (Birdful :)) but tiring trip.
pics here

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I wonder

Was just wondering, what if score wasn't counted the way it is counted now. I mean to say for the first time itself it was counted in a different way, we would be just following it. Say time was the measure to keep score. Then it would be 'oh he got a 98,why couldn't he just sit for another 2 mins. he would have got a 100'
or 'Oh sachin got tired at 99 mins again, He could have just struggled for another min. He would have scored a century.'

But then it wouldn't be fair on people like me. I never sat for more than 2 Hrs in any exam. I would have flunked many :(

What if length was the measure to keep score. ' Oh you know what Sachin hit a 75 (mts). By the last hit he must have circled the equator twice.' the great don bradman couldn't even score a 1mtr in his last test.

But again, how would I be paid. would I be told your salary this month would be 300miles. Or oh congrats you get a hike of 2 miles. Shift your house outside the city so that you score.

This is the problem with me having nothing to read, lot of time to kill before the next shoot, or you guys not talking to me enough. I just starting wondering or should I say wandering

Monday, January 26, 2009