For millions of years mankind lived just like animals .Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination We learned to talk . Why won't you talk to me. You never talk to me.What are you thinking.What are you feeling Why won't you talk to me. Where do we go from here. It doesn't have to be like this All we need to do is make sure we keep talking . Keep Talking

Thursday, November 30, 2006

....of panoRAMA's

Rainbow Panorama Near West Coast
Port Louis Panorama with Shuba
7 Coloured Sands Below

Okie guys ... i am sure everybody has heard about panoramic views Pano photographs etc.... I have been clicking Panorama's from quite some time...
during the Analog times .. the process used to be ;
Set the Camera on a tripod, set Degrees of View, select view, Take exposure Reading , Set expo

sure , click , turn 30 degrees , set exposure ,check overlap, click .. so on and so forth, Come back analyze stitch stitch stitch the snaps !!!! And make a Panorama !!!! phew...

In the Digi Age ... it is Just click , click , click ... download , open panorama make , upload and VOILA you have a peeeerrrfect Panorama ... Complete with exposure corrections ! Cropping etc .... even the keenest of the eye will not know where the pics are merging !!!

Technology AHOY ! Cheers and enjoy the panorama's above taken in Mauritius - A rainbow in full glory , a view of Port Louis and 7 Coloured Sands !!! Click on the images to see a larger file.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Redux Phenomenon D2

Hey DHOOM is back again .. and looks like it will be a surefire Boxoffice Blockbuster. All the Marketing Elements - word-of-mouth are in place. The bookings at Satyam Cinemas opened today and voila .. all Shows of D2 are booked till Sunday already . So point made! Mr Ghadvi , hope you have made a tolerable movie , cuz that should be enough to make it the biggest grosser this year. (Don , by the way has already grossed 75 Crores in first 3 weeks) . But the Eye Candy of D 2 will surely give a fight to Don ! - Vijay Vs Jay !!! ha ha

Will it work - Dhoom 2 ... or it will be a Doom 2?

One thing is sure striking .. In the Bollywood .. this probably is the FIRST sequel which actually has the Suffix "2" ... (In case I am wrong , please let me know the rite fact asap)

We are used to Sequels in Hollywood , Die Hard 1,2,3 (Each also had a tag line e.g. Die Hard2 - Die Harder ... etc etc ) , Omen Series, Rocky Series etc etc . But in India .. this concept has somehow not been utilized .
We have had sequels ... I just remember a few like "Nigahen" a sequel to "Nagina" , Vishwatma a sequel to Tridev , More recently Krrish a sequel to KKoi Mil gaya .... but one thing is apparent .. none of these were called Nagina 2 , Kkoi Mil gaya 2 or anything ...
There was one movie which i recal , Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part 2 .... but ... unfortunately there was no part 1 ..

So in my limited knowledge of Hindi Cinema , i can say that Dhoom 2 IS a pathbreaking trendsetter in its own right .

So I am going to get the booking done for next week . To watch D:2 !!! you guys can wait for some critic to blast the movie and rip it apart and thank your lucky stars that you saved some bucks by not going ....or go and enjoy the first movie which can be called a Genuine Sequel as it is not ashamed of the Prequel's name . .. leave it to you
Looking forward to D:3 - Back with a vengeance , D: 4 Redux etc etc


I have a feeling Numerology does have a role too play in the tag '2" not being used ... probably Rakeshji Roshanji may actually give me some clarity . Some research needs to be done.

Monday, November 06, 2006

the inherent Life in Communities !

Hi there ,
Nowadays i have the liberty to work from home . So have converted one of my rooms into my ER , Entertainment/exercising/E-internet/Escape Room also use it as my office whenever i get time . Some perks of sticking on to the same organization for some time .... (It helps believe me)

Was browsing around into the various online sites where i am a priviledged .. Mostly referring to the Networking sites like Orkut, Ryze etc (tho i am a member only to these two at present) . Just Bumped into one realy old friend of mine.with whom I had lost touch years ago and now it turns out that he is staying quite close to my house, here in T Nagar. That got me thinking that Orkut has actually helped me to establish contact with phenomenal number of people from my College, PG, School etc etc from aeons ago .

But the point that is bugging me is that , what is the kind of gratification that someone gets by "networking" or by establishing contact . If you have not maintained contact with a particular person then all said and done that person is not relevant to yoou in the current scheme of things !!!! so how on earth does it matter ???????????

but it does and we all know that . Although the affiinity that a person has for taking the pains to network , make friends is quite inherent . I have always been a person who would like to make groups , get people in , invlove them so it is hardly surprising that i have taken to such communities like fish to water.
But there are people who are still not comfortable with this medium . They woould sign up , but still not browse and search around and these would typically be people who do not respond to e-groups mails ... This is why i said this behavior is inherent and mostly not acquired.

Chalo enough of rambling for today . In case anyone has a point PLEASE do post comments.
C ya

Of Course by orkut url is

ha ha c u there