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When i was in Kabini last weekend, there are teams working on the Census of Tigers in the Nilgiri Biosphere. The jungles of Nagarhole, is supposed to have one of the thick presence of Tigers in South India, as said by the naturist at the park.

Here is the final count from the whole of India.
1411.

What a small number? I’m sure Niranj, a fellow photographer friend, Bangalore, can give so many reasons for the less number of tigers, apart from poaching(dude u listening?).

Anyways, lemme do my bit.
You do can make a difference. Speak out. Share. Blog.

Listen to our heroes as well.


You also have Dhoni and Baichung Roaring. Check them at www.saveourtigers.com.

Lets hope for the best. Tigers are a part of our ecosystem. We need them. Lets Save them, at any cost.

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When i came to Bangalore in 2005, i know only 5 names in Bangalore to speak to (guess i tell this everybody), but, now, I’m happy that i have a lot of friends to speak to, roam around, to put forth my views (good or bad), share sadness and happiness.

18th January 2010 was a great day for me. Here is the list of friends wished me for my Bday, apart from brands like Airtel, Titan, Scullers, ICICI, Geojit, Intel and Big Bazaar. These friends are my assets and I love them all.

Aarthy Rajah, Abilasha R, Adarsh Bungley, Akash B, Alok, Anand Mulky, Anand Sharma, Anand Siva, Ananthi R, Anent Prakash, Anita Bora, Ankit Pal, Anuradha E, Aravind Bateja, Aravind Chelliah, Archana Srinivas, Arindam Thokder, Arpana basapa, Arul Jegadish, Arun Bhat, Arun jay, Ashish Bharadwaj, Ashish Solanki, Ashok Mela, Ashok Saravanan, Ashutosh, Asif, Badekila Pradeep, Benjamin, Bhagyaraj, Bharani, Bhaskar HS, Bibhushan J, Caroline, Chaitanya Reddy, Charukesi Ramadorai, Chitra Aiyer, Deeepak M, Deepak Majipatil, Deepthi Prasanna, Deepthi Renati, Devkishor, Dhanalakshmi P, Dinesh Kumar, Divya Vinil, Eram Atiq, Ganesh Gajavadanam, Gautham, Gayathri Vaidhya, Gomathi Raman, Harsha Bharathwaj, Hema Narayanan, Indirani, Jahnavi Pai, Jeganathan Arumugham, Joydeep, Jyothi V, Kamakshi S, Karthik Hariharan, Kasthuri J, Kay Dee, Krithika R, Kshitz Anand, Lakshmi R, Lakshmi Sharath, Lava Murthy, Lavannya Goradia, Lavanya Vishwanath, Lawrence Samuelraj, Mahendra Rao, Mahendraraj D, Malathi, Malvika Jain, Manas Saran, Manjula Sridhar, Mayur Channagare, Megha Bhaskar, Meghna Sejpal, Menaga P, Mercy P, Mitesh Shah, Mouli P, Nandakumar, Nandhitha, Narayanan R, Navin Mathew, Niranj, Nischal Pai, Nishant Nagesh, Paddy Arvind, Paroma Roy, Pavan Bhat, Pavithra Chandresekaran, Perumal NG, Photoyogi Praveen, Poonam Parihar, Pradeep Sanyal, Pragathi Surana, Pragyan Paramita, Prashnath Vasan, Prasoon Rana, Prathap Sounder, Praveen, Prem Muthu, Radha Alexander, Raghuram Ashok, Rajeev Poduval, Rajesh Nair, Rakesh Shah, Ramanan, Ramesh Palani, Rammorrison, Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Reena Chengappa, Romel Dutta, Sairam R, Sandeep, Sandeep Reddy, Sandip Debnath, Sangeeta D, Santosh Kulkarni, Sarah M, Saravanan D, Sathish Krish, Shalini Singh, Shanmugapriya Venkat, Shilpa Natarajan, Shobana Shankar, Shweta Wadhwa, Shwetha Som, Siddhartha Narayanan, Siva, Sneha Jeyatheertha, Sneha Prasad, Sowmya L, Sowmya Latha, Sridhar Pabisetty, Steve Evans, Subashree S, Sukruthaswamy, Sunaina N, Surendar B, Suresh Gounder, Suresh MG, Sushmitha, Suvajit Sengupta, Suvasanamayee, Suyog Gaidhani, Swasthika Bungley, Swathi Sucharita, Tamilselvi,
Thammiah, Ujrebail Venkat R, Ullas Holla, Umamaheshwari, Umashankar, Vaidehi I, Vandana, Vasugi, Vinoo Krishnan and Yogesh Thoppe.
Thanks a TON Guys. You MADE MY DAY.

This doesn’t mean I HATE friends who forgot or could not find time to wish me. To quote a few friends who missed to wish me are Deepika Nagabhushan (Bangalorean, may be busy with her new work and wife life), Elenchezian Natarajan (Jatti Dosth, i say, who is in Switzerland, may be still busy with his migration to Mahindra Satyam) and Premanand Kalivarathan (a friend for 15 yrs now, may be busy taking care of his new assignments in the supply chain management industry in Chennai). GUYS, I missed you all. Hope you guys are doing fine with work and life.

I’m sure to have all my friends forever. Lets Keep in TOUCH.

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In the era of 3 Idiots and Chetan Bhagat’s, peevee is too small a subject. In my honest opinion, for any artist, small or big, the major happiness lies in looking at his or her work being used, accomplished, commented, criticized but with a name tag, a simple copyright. Being in the advertising industry, i know the value of a copyright and a copyright violation.

Coming to the point, i always had a policy of sharing my images with any publication or media for FREE, only if they request me and if they can give me due credit. There are many instances, where i had bad time, when media prints images from my flickr account without my knowledge. In such situations, some friends figure out that its my image and keep a copy for me. The media which used my images without my permission, in the past includes Bangalore Mirror, Times of India and various other kannada papers and magazines.

But, I’m in a different situation since December 2009. I was chosen as the official photographer of TFN 2009 (Tour of Nilgiris 2009) through a contest. The traveler and photographer in me said quick yes for everything, including shoots planned pre-tour and post-tour. It was a great experience and an opportunity to be with so many big names in Bangalore for 8 days. Happiness is not the word. But, after day 1, when my pictures started are being published in papers without my name or a copyright, i was kinda pissed off and said what the hell. Day 2 is even bad, when DNA (one of the sponsors of TFN 09) wrote one of my images as file photo. I told myself that media works like that and will work like that forever. Then in media like Bangalore Mirror, Thejas and MyBangalore.com, my images were published without Photographers credit.

The latest addition to the list is a full page coverage on TFN 2009 in Ahmedabad Mirror, which published not 1 but 10 images without any photo credit. In my heart I felt happy that some of my images are on print, but, my head says, how will someone know that’s mine.
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I had never sent any legal notice in the past, when someone used my images without permission, and will never send one. It’s a part of the game. All these wont stop me from shooting or uploading or sharing images.

Hoping for the best, As(S) an Artist.

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Adding to the Calendar for SICHREM, i have contributed few more images for Calendar 2010 for CITIZEN MATTERS. Citizen Matters in association with PRINTO brings out a MADE TO ORDER CALENDAR, which you can pick from any of the Printo Stores across Bangalore, at a price. The monies will be donated to an NGO called KILIKILI, which helps in creating public play space for children of Bangalore. I felt this is a small contribution from my end and I’m sure you guys may like to check these Calendar’s when you visit Printo next time. LETS CONTRIBUTE. 🙂

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