Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mumbai Local !

Mumbai Local Train

Mumbai Local,
Waits for no man, even if he is half boarded.
Forces you to alight before or sometimes after your destination.
Even if it is time, it often says 12 more minutes, please.
People sleep in the train, only to find that they went pass their station.
Boarding a running train, does not guarantee you a seat.
Doors are 5 feet wide, but you get narrow 8" passage to get in.
Makes you wait, even if it is running on time.

Mumbai Local, 
lifeline of Mumbai as some call it.

Mumbai Local Train

Mumbai Local Train

Mumbai Local Train

Mumbai Local Train

Asleep (Local train travel, Mumbai)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

New Camera ! Sony DSC - RX100

I was without camera for quite some time, since my last camera sank in the Arabian Sea, when my cousin's boat toppled in the sea when they had gone for a boat ride (fortunately no casualties).

I almost stop clicking after that. Then about 8 months ago, I bought Nokia Lumia 800. I am glad I bought it. Very happy with the camera and the phone overall. But I always wanted a good camera. I was considering one of those NEX series from Sony or RX100.

When Hemant (My Brother) came back home, he surprised with this gift. I was so excited, I did not know what to say, then :)

Thank you Hemant for this amazing gift :)

New Camera :)

It was good to know that, Time magazine has named Cyber-Shot DSC - RX100 as one of the best Inventions of the Year 2012.

I am surely going to make the most of it now, at least hoping to :)

Thanks once again, Hemant. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ganapati Photo !

This one was long pending. :)

Back in 2008 during Ganesh Festival, I happened to click this photograph of Ganapati at my friend Amey Salvi's place. I shared it of flickr.

Ganesh Idol

Later this year, Amey informed me that the same photo was used by ABP Maza for MPCB Eco Friendly Ganpati Promo. It was good to know, but they did not contact me or Amey for the photo's commercial use. On the flickr photo page coypright notice clearly says " All Rights Reserved". Hence Amey took the pain to contact them. They sent him revised video with his name in the credits ! Good that they did so (though it is not to be seen clearly). Amey shared the video on YouTube, here. He has also written a blog post about this, here (http://ameysalvi81.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/blog-post.html)

Sharing few more photos I clicked at his place, during Ganapati Festival.

Ganesh Idol

Ganpati Bappa at Salvi residence

Ganesh Idol

Ganesh Idol

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

At peace !

Sumedh, originally uploaded by acharekar.

Sumedh Khobragade

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Misty mornings ..

Misty morning whisperings and gentle stirring sounds
Belied the deathly silence that lay all around
- Pink Floyd ( Grantchester Meadows )

Via Flickr:
It was a misty morning at Mahabaleshwar during Monsoon

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dulled Evening.

Cold breeze,
setting Sun at the blurring horizon,
fading buildings in the mist,
headlights peeping in between,
a bus waiting in the depot for company,
not one, lots of thoughts in the mind,
make it a dulled evening.