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My Dream Bike.. on its way..
Expecting an Royal Enfield Electra this November…

Just for a record… few images from a chennai trip last year…
peevee the model
peevee the model

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I’m going to the consumer court…
I will write this in the press…
9, vasanthappa garden is not in the flood affected belagavi district..
I need power in the next 2 hours…

I said, all these.. but, still WE didn’t get power at home. #9, Vasanthappa Garden is my address, which is in Indira Nagara. One fine Thursday night(22nd October 2009) when i reached home at around 11.00pm, there was not power only at our house in the complex. Guess we didn’t pay our electricity bill for last month (September) and the last date for this month (October) is 28th October.

both the bills

I was the one who was paying our electricity bill every month and my fellow buddies at home got no idea on this. Unfortunately, I had to go to Davangere on Friday morning, we could not pay the bill on Friday as well. So managed to pay the invoice on Saturday by cash in a vending machine. But power didn’t find way to our home that Saturday, Sunday and Monday too… We are all pissed off finally made a complaint to the central customer care at 10.30pm, when i came from office. I was totally occupied with so many things at work and could do only that at 10.30pm.

Tuesday, we got some hope, as there were some 18 calls from the Customer care starting as early as 7am till 4.00pm. They wanted us to go to this domlur EB office and show the paid in slip. We did at 9.30am sharp. And, as nobody was at home after lunch time, to check the electricity, we had to confirm the customer care only by 8pm.

The first four sentences of this write up was spelt out on Tuesday morning, when i was getting calls after calls from the customer care.

I learnt couple of things from this exercise.
1. As a consumer we should be aware, what to do when. Eg. The moment you pay your late bill, go show it to the local office. The Govt Office employees will come, if NO BILL WAS paid.. but, wont track, if its paid. 😦
2. Was bathing in the chill water every day of these 5 days, that too 2 days, early in the morning.
3. Was able to live without power for 5 days, in spite of living in the gadget era, in spite of living in the heart of the city.:)

Anyways… 5 black days gone.. NOW, found some time to write this. Few images from one of the black days here..
selfie with fire

one of the major disastors

Special Thanks to Shwe / Prags for allowing me to charge my camera / blackberry, before my trip to Davengare for a photo shoot.

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Two things happened last weekend for me.. At least i understood that only last weekend. The whole lot of migrated people like me in Bangalore city moving to their own native places to celebrate Diwali, every single mode of transportation is flooded with waters of tunga, bhadra and krishna.

First thing first…
A friend of mine is doing a photo story on migrated population in Bangalore with a detailed study on people from norht Karnataka. I was telling him sometime back that its sad to see them, working hard in bangalore for a single better meal a day. It didn’t strike me that I’m also on a migration here. But understood the truth only last weekend when i saw the millions of crowd in the bus/railway stations. If somebody is interested to do a story on the white collar migrations, please reach out to me. I will surely be of some use. :).

Second thing second…

I generally don’t plan my trips to pondicherry. All these years, its more of a hop-on trips. I do standing journeys, break journeys, half journeys etc… as i just can’t book my tickets well in advance, like a friend of mine does train booking 60days in advance.

Ok.. now to the reality… I was waiting in the silk board bus stop for some bus. My mind said “dont wait for any specific bus.. just hop on”. My eyes were looking for the bus boards with place names like pondicherry, thiruvannamalai, cuddalore.. salem. I was even ready to take a bus to chennai and travel down 150kms to home. But, lucky me without waiting for a long, i got into a thiruvannamalai bus and even got to sit in Conductors seat. It took more than 180 minutes to reach hosur town, which is just 30kms from silk board. So much of Traffic, diversions and tsunami of cars moving to cross the state border to buy crackers cheap. I saw live, how difficult it is to drive a bus in such conditions, where you have men, women, bikes, cars, buses and trucks crossing in all possible angles. A fellow traveller in the bus was cribbing that he is getting late and asked driver to go FAST. The GOOD Driver’s Reaction: “I Can’t take any RISK here for you to Celebrate Diwali in time. We have NO DIWALI, Cos, I’m taking you to your home“. What a TRUTH. I was taken aback and was thinking about this for a while. I could just think. Nothing more i could do then..

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Sorry for posting this in the morning on the way to a happy weekend.

I felt seriously sad the moment i saw this video. I’m living in the same world as these kids. There are so many Why’s coming to my mind. In any case, You and I, should do something for the society, which helped us grow in life.

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Lets Celebrate. Science and Technology had grown up so much in the last 100 years and its still changing the lives on the Mother Earth. One such technology, which showcases the good and bad on earth is the Satellite Imagery. We get to see the aftermaths of Tsunami or the Icebergs of North pole. We get to see the planned cities or the dry plain deserts. We get to learn something and unlearn some from the satellite imagery. In the recent past, thanks to Google earth for providing an opportunity to look at my earth closer.

Now to the main story…..
Satellite technology has come a long way in 50 years. At the 50th anniversary of the first satellite image ever made, Aug. 14, 1959, thanks to AOL for offering a look at some amazing space photography.


This is the first crude picture obtained from Explorer VI Earth satellite. The picture was made when the satellite was about 17,000 miles above the surface of the earth on Aug. 14, 1959. At the time, the satellite was crossing Mexico. It shows a sun-lighted area of the Central Pacific ocean and its cloud cover.

Read more at WIKI

NOTE: This is a thanking note to a good friend of mine, Mercy for sharing some interesting NASA images on her blog.

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I must confess here… There are so many things running inside my gray cells on shooting this event today, non other than the Bangalore Fashion Week. Guess its an opportunity for me to shoot and experience the whole event as well…

Here are things straight from my mind…
What will i carry? A body? Which lenses? Flash? Tripod?…. Where will i get to stand? near? far?… How will i shoot if low light?…. What am i gonna do after that? will it be a learning?… Models… celebrities… already happy to think about them.

May be i will press the pause button here, and keep you guys waiting with me for few more hours and i can take you through a fashion show, if everything goes well.. :). LOL.

Few images here..
shades

busy patching up

a view through

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As always.. this year too… the Advertisement War started at Ranganathan Street, T.Nagar, Chennai. Saravana Stores is hosting 4 models, when Jayachandran textiles fighting with 2 single movie heroines. Chennai silks went ahead with Radhika Sararth kumar, when Kumaran, Nalli and pothys too fighting for their share with personalities.

This year too SriDelvi textiles of Coimbatore is giving a tough fight with some great dance ad. :). So… for every AADI THALLUPADI (end of season sale in Tamil) Sale, these above said names, end with same format/type of ads.

For them, an ad for the AADI sale is
1. Minimum 2 Pretty girls on the frame and
2. Interesting song and dance with rich colors.

Will share few videos soon. Still searching for the current ones.

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