Curve III – Paris Photographs

[Click on images to view in LightBox]   In this blog, I have gathered a few photographs from my last year’s trip to Paris. Paris has innumerable photography sites. In this post, Parisian art and monuments are presented from a different perspective. It is a collection of Paris photographs containing curve or curved structures. Even simple day to day photography Read More …

Mirrors and Reflections

In this thematic photography post, I have gathered some of the beautiful photographs of mirrors. This beautiful object is a huge curved mirror placed right infront of the Palace of Versailles. As soon as you look into it, you get mesmerized. It is created by a British-Indian sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor. [Jump to Flickr Gallery]   Following photograph shows a Read More …

Narrow Lanes of Brasov – Romania

This photo is shot at an old town area of the city of Brasov in Transylvania region of Romania. It is pronounced as “Brah’shov”. This photograph shows Narrow lanes in the old town and a huge Hollywood-like sign, spelling out the name of the city, is visible on the Tampa hill in the background. Brasov is a historic city. This Read More …

Chandelier Beauty – Look Up

The man has a fascination for the light sources from the ancient times. Decorative glittering glass objects with light sources mounted inside or around the structures, namely chandelier, are being used as a symbol of wealth from medieval times. From around 15th century, chandeliers have started taking more complex forms and shapes (More info). We often look at these beautiful Read More …

Wordless Wednesday 1 – Suggest a Caption for This Photo

This post is for the readers. 🙂 Provide your caption in comments. Wordless Wednesday Activity – Suggest a caption for this photo [Click to open in Lightbox] Photograph Details Canon EOS 550D 10-20mm, 20.0 mm, Ć’/7.1, 1/50, ISO:100 Flash (off, did not fire) Shot @ Gangad village, Near Seema, Har Ki Dun trail.   #photography #caption-this #kids #portrait #india #rural Read More …

Opposites – RGB and Y

This selectively coloured photo of contrasting colours (of RGB and Yellow colours) and their opposite arrangements was shot at a small restaurant in Bangalore using Moto G3 phone. The Red, Green, and Blue colours are basic building blocks for almost all electronic displays. They are called as Primaries. Various colour combinations as seen my the human eye can be created Read More …

Video – Time-lapse of Clouds

Time-lapse photography gives amazing insight into the things which are extremely slow moving and difficult to capture using regular videography methods (more info here). I have created this small time-lapse video of clouds from a gallery of my house. It is quite easy to create time lapse video if you have a camera which can take photos automatically after the Read More …

Partners II – Partners in Krakow Walking Tour

Krakow (Poland) is known as one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. The entire Old Town (Also known as Old City of Krakow) is declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This photograph was shot at the beginning of our Krakow Walking Tour. These walking tours are organized by Free Walking Tour foundation to promote tourism, Polish culture and Read More …

Inspiration – Fly and you will know

Seldom we avoid doing new things due to some mental blocks. For some it is fear of unknown, and for many it is inertia preventing them from breaking a routine. I feel we should always be open for new experiences in day to day life, and try to do at least something which exposes our consciousness, and mind, to the Read More …

Partners I – Looking Up Paragliding Partners in Sky

Partners in Sky – This photo captures paragliding pilots circling in a thermal above the billing take-off. Pilots follow a circular path in a rising draft of warmer air in order to gain height. After sufficient height is gained, they head off to a next way point. Paragliding pilots usually fly in a groups so that they can easily find Read More …

Brexit – Easier said than done

… and finally, it happened! A political earthquake has happened in the UK and its political and economic impact will slowly spread throughout the world. Britons have voted to opt out of European Union. About 52% of the population voted to leave and 48% voted to remain. In the exact numbers, a small fraction of 1,269,501 (1.2 million) people changed Read More …

Short story – An invite for lunch

They met at a metro station. He fell for her immediately at a first sight. Both of them walked around the local market, he, unwilling to spend too much money on a first date, he kept insisting he likes spicy and home cooked food. After couple of weeks of dating, he received an invite for lunch. Dressed in perfect white Read More …

Curve II – Eiffel Tower

Eiffel curves – This huge arch at the base of Eiffel tower looks beautiful   Eiffel curves – Beautiful curved pattern of the steel mesh at the top most floor of Eiffel tower   Beautifully lit eiffel tower at night [Click on the photos to view them in light box]   I couldn’t resist the second post for this challenge. Read More …

Curve I – Mesmerizing Spiral Kannur lighthouse

Mesmerizing spiral straicase at Kannur lighthouse [click on the photo to view in light box]   I went on a bike trip to Kannur with my best buddy in the month of February 2016. We visited the Kannur Lighthouse during this trip. Visitors were allowed to visit the top of the lighthouse. To reach to the top, we had to Read More …

TED – Misconceptions about Rewards Driven Motivation

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, and misconceptions surrounding rewards driven motivation. Starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. See the video below, which summarizes years of ignored research, and underlines that higher rewards does not always yield higher performances. Specially, for performing Read More …

What matters is, what you scatter

Transcript of the keynote from the 55th IIT Kharagpur Convocation “WHAT MATTERS IS NOT WHAT YOU GATHER, BUT WHAT YOU SCATTER” …. You can convince yourself about the reasons for not exercising—no time, the peer pressure to socialize, the difficulty of a club membership, and logistics problems. However even if these are valid, you can always go for a walk Read More …

When Photoshopping is Caught ;)

This is what happens when poor Photoshopping attempt is caught! So, our Indian Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi visited Chennai to take the stock of flood situation. Situation in Chennai is indeed grim, and help is pouring from all sides. After the visit, PM also announced release of funds from centre to TN government to help rescue and rehabilitation. He Read More …

Highlights of the Mini Maker Faire, Bangalore

The Workbench projects had organized a Mini Maker Faire in association with NASSCOM at (Taj Vivanta, Yeshwantpur) Bangalore on 15th October 2015. I was attending such maker-faire for the first time. It was like a fun science-art exhibition. People from various walks of life, from youngsters to elders, have made something and presented their creations there. The Maker Faire is Read More …

Power and Art of Asking

Many of the problems we face in our day-to-day lives are because we do not (or hesitate) to ask! How many times you took wrong decisions, purchased something which did not fit your needs, got lost in an unknown city, or missed interesting deals; just because you did not ask?? It is difficult to ‘ask’ for help. If we ask Read More …

Har Ki Dun Trek Blog – Day 3 – Sankri to Seema

Flickr Photo Gallery of Har Ki Dun Trek, Day 3: This post is a continuation of the previous post. See this post for detailed summary and itinerary of the Har Ki Dun trek. Day 3, Monday, 18th May 2015: Sankri to Seema : Our plan was to leave on time at 7.30 am, so that we reach our first stop Read More …