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I’ve waited for this photograph since the time I laid my eyes on the blast-from-the-past. The disappointment was having a 50mm lens when what I really needed was a wide-angle 10-14mm. The camera needs to be warmed up.

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Shankar Market has a few moments like the one below which keeps you glued to the art on the first floor. Please watch out fresh paan and human stains. Though it’s 2015, we still like to paint the walls with our piss.

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And then on the walk back, elephants.IMG_0076

Of course, every walk must end in a plate of delicious chaat or bhel. This wasn’t as delicious. Effects of mass production.

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A feather for a whip


The best of man is like water,
Which benefits all things, and does not contend with them,
Which flows in places that others disdain,
Where it is in harmony with the Way.

( Taken from the Dao Of Web Design )


The morning dream


It’s been long since I had a conversation that dissected a photograph. This photograph brought back the talk.

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Port of Call


A Certain Slant of Light Photography

PSA, or the Port of Singapore Authority, is one of the leading port operators in the world. It played a vital role in Singapore’s marine trade handling industry, which is a crucial part of the country’s economy given its size and lack of natural resources. One case study which frequently popped up during my university days was how PSA pioneered the use of information technology in its quest for efficiency. One of these involved how the containers are stacked together, and the most efficient way to locate and unstack them for shipping. Looking at the scale of these containers, I can only imagine how daunting the process must have been.

But hey, repeating patterns!

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Workspace Aug’14


I’m in love with VSCO app.

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Hatchi


Every wfh (work from home) needs a cat.

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CP (take2)


*and action*
Just yesterday, I was waiting at Connaught place for a cousin. I had as always arrived on-time, but the cousin being a Delhite and all, arrived a good 30 mins late. But I did made good of
the loitering

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No matter how poor Indians get, we always make sure we have time to watch a destitute mannequin get his pants changed.

Also did find this national flag there in the CP roundabout. I think we have contracted the American disease of putting flags for public notice.

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This thing is not as small as it looks:

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This is what happens when you make a panorama in portrait-mode with shaky hands.

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And some frail old buildings; I’d like to know the reason why they are being kept alive. It’s most likely a legal tussle I presume.

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Suarez, you asshole!


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The morning bird


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Checked-in


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Traffucked


Making the best of bangalore’s traffic jams.

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Eye candy


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BMW Z-series in matt-black finish. Too bad I was riding , to get a better pic.


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Bus in the rain


Bus in the rain

Felt torn at this moment as it came screeching to a halt at the bus stop nearby.
Half of me wanted to be motorbiking in the rain.
The size-able rest wanted wanted nothing but the book-in-hand , the cup of tea and the condiments at hand. It was like those in management circles say, win-win.


blah again – 2


I want to sink into a plush couch with a promise of the long summer vacations that the Indian summer bestows on school children; a tumbler of lime juice in hand, the sweet drum roll of 21st century Fox heralding a riveting movie and the sheer joy of inventing cricket strategies for the evening game in the gully.

 


Blah again


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It’s a public holiday today in South India. It seems the birds are having a better time than me.


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Backyard


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Mixed bag


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Three months of Delhi, and now Bangalore. Will miss the process of growing plump on awesome food. Hello, reckless freedom.


Filters


Snapseed’s filters at work. Surprised and amazed.

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Jaane Kahaan hai


Getting maps from the stationery store is a frequent exercise among students in Delhi. At least, it was when I was kid.

My favorite was a map which had the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal in cool blue, land boundaries in shades of grey and this particular one had a smooth finish. No print bloopers for me.In  fact, I just saw a scrappy , cheaper version a few minutes back.

I long to find that haughty, police-inspector’s-hat, we called the state of Jammu & Kashmir, high in the air. Our country is probably to get its boundaries altered without its permission, without being overthrown. All while I was getting ready for a lifetime of steady monthly income.

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The tiny people of Jama Masjid


Okay, I think I have just enough time to show you two photos taken from the minaret in Jama Masjid ( on the Saturday of mint (with Uncle Chipps masala) and mix-veg chapathis, at Parathe-waali gali).

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the one when the morning sun was really welcome


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20% supercharge


This now, could mean electricity to 1 billion people(roughly 20% of the existing human race) on this planet who are without it.
In short, this device could be used to store electricity from varied input sources – car batteries, power grid, mechanical actions (cycling) etc. Outputs are in the form of USB exit points and it comes with a magnetic-base torch for immediate utility.

Funny part is, this video is not available on the website of the Artefact studio itself.
Anyhow, can’t wait for this.


happy diwali to you too


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I had gotten used to a certain personal space in Bangalore. People taking “no” for an answer, the autowallahs addressing you with a “sir” and vice-versa. That doesn’t apply to Delhi. Drifting in and out of sleep at 9 pm, I hear hurried knocking on the door. He sees a red-nose reindeer (a tad too early) in boxers, rubbing groggy eyes. I see a vicious smile.

There was some problem with the the projector they were setting up on the terrace, urgent help was solicited. Sleep departs in seconds and I’m shooting him with questions about the problem. And then I remember his vicious smile. I’m coerced into dressing up and on the way I grab my camera.This is what you get when you mix frenzied neighbors (with deep pockets hell bent on making Delhi worse) with my sleepy head with a running nose.

These guys spent a nonsensical 3.5 lakh rupees on crackers within a 7 hour window. And here I was pushing the purchase of a 70-200 mm lens for next year. So yeah, happy diwali.