Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Girl in Blue


Ah.... Few thoughts are why so difficult to take away off the MIND ;)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Star Trails


Here comes my very first attempt to frame the 'Star Trails'.... This is a 4224 second exposure shot.
Was far away from the hustle bustle of city life for 3 days so there were hardly any ambient light from the horizon. But the rain and clouds just ruined every plan and was not that lucky to get a proper starry sky on the third day. Even the battery died and there was no option of electricity to bring it to life at that moment... Still an attempt. I'm not saying that it is a great capture but yes, it a successful attempt with lessons to get some better captures next time. The saddest part is the noisy 1000D, even at 100 ISO you can clearly see each and every grain... Anyways, the camera body up-gradation is a long long due...

Saturday, April 16, 2011


The best of friends,
Can change a frown,
Into a smile,
when you feel down.

The best of friends,
Will understand,
Your little trials,
And lend a hand.

The best of friends,
Will always share,
Your secret dreams,
Because they care.

The best of friends,
Worth more than gold,
Give all the love,
A heart can hold.
- Jill Wolf -


Friday, April 15, 2011

Paneer Bhurji


Do you need any explanation!!! Finally I got these North Indian food on my platter, Parantha and Paneer Bhurji. Damn, I was dying for these stuff and finally after living life on potato wedges I took the bravest step ever to switch the hob on and cook Paneer Bhurji. Thanks to Subh Bhaina, Apa n Om for their step by step guidance over phone to make the dish super YUMMY. From this you can understand the level of my 'Kitchen Panicness'. The Parantha is of-course a frozen food :D

Please don't get envy of me, here goes the procedure so that you can make it by yourself. (Please don't carry the misconception that I'll cook ever for you :D)

Paneer Bhurji
Ingredients: 200 gms Paneer
                      2 medium sized Onion (Finely chopped)
                      1 medium size Tomato (Optional)
                  2-3 Green Chilies (finely chopped)
                      3 table spoon Oil
                         Salt (As per test) (1/2 spoon is good enough)

Easiest process to make this dish is, just put the oil in pan and once heated leave the chopped green chilies in it. Then put the finely chopped onions and keep frying in high level for 5 mins before putting the cubed tomatoes. And stir for another 3-4 minutes. Now add salt, a pinch of turmeric and even some spices like cumin powder, curry powder or what ever you want but it is completely optional. And now add Paneer which is smashed or cut in to very small pieces. Keep it on hob for 5 mins or so and now your DISH is ready.


Don't you think this is easy!! Try it if you don't know the abc of cooking or afraid of the kitchen more than any terror lecture series or else just SKIP everything what ever you read. Sorry, what you asked? 'You don't know how to use the HOB!'... err, I need to look for an consultancy providing the service and will update you once 'm successful :D.
And people who fall in the second category can even mail me more simpler recipes to share their knowledge only if there is no copy right issue ;)

P.S. The other reason of this post is, at least I can refer it if I'll cook the same in future :p

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Colors of Spring


The VIBRANT spring never stops to amaze you with it's colors... On a sunny evening at the 'Lake Side' in University.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Beyond this!!!


A different WORLD at the other side.... So strange this life is, there are many surprises waiting once you cross the line.

Monday, April 11, 2011

My New Ride

Did I ever mentioned that my 'Orange Bike' got stolen! Yes, its true. My firsthand experience of a crime victim here in United Kingdom came with this as someone stole it from University. The CC tv camera though recorded it and after my complaint the University security team assured me with the hope to get it recovered. I also lodged an complaint in the local police station, but all vain. After waiting for two weeks I got no updates. I liked that bike so much which carried me all around since last five months was an integrated part of daily activities. I almost developed a relation with it after 'Uni'. The 'Uni' back in India was a great buddy and it would be rude not to mention about him. Anyways, finally I decided to go for another used bike, as new ones are much expensive and after this incident it's bit difficult to dare for a 300 squid bike. And here it goes. 'Black is beauty', so a black mountain bike this time... :)


P.S. Hopefully someday will do a full phase photo shoot.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Updates from Spring

Spring is on full swing... but a hectic schedule has just kept me busy only to gaze at my lappy all day. I'm not complaining rather work has another kind of hidden FUN in it, after all Easter Study Break it is so can't run away from this ;)

After a long long time 'Lake Side' is explored and not to mention, it was worth after a tiring day. Cherry blossoms that I posted last time are history now and it is the time of Tulips... So beautiful they are with vibrant colors!




Saturday, April 09, 2011

Few hours under the Sun!

Finally Sun started to show his face regularly. A constant daytime temperature of 16-20 degrees is so pleasant these days. And not to mention the days are also getting longer and longer, it was even quite bright outside today when my watch was showing 8.00 pm.

Actually today we had a small group meeting in the Studio and the Sunny day outside was so tempting that we decided to come out and use the lush green lawn beside instead of our cagey work place... Damn nice it was, means this Easter Study Vacation is going to be pleasant and FUN. For me the best part is, I don't need to wear layers and layers of clothing to go out :D





P.S. This time the trusty Canon SX 100 came handy.... means none of the images are from dslr :p

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Sunderland, United Kingdom

Among the very few places I traveled here in UK, Sunderland is the place which I liked after Cornwall. Cornwall is vast and famous for it's rocky beaches, but Sunderland got a beautiful stretch of sandy beach with high tide during night hitting the city walls on shore.

Historically a part of Durham County, Sunderland lies in the North-East of England on the mouth of river Wear. It emerged as a small fishing village in the Tenth Century and grew as a port. People from this beautiful city are commonly known as 'Mackem'.

Some photographs to explain the place better...

The 'Marine Drive' and Sea from the wagon... (Don't miss the British breakfast platter :D)

The lovely neat interior of the Wagon...

One extreme edge of the beach...

Sunderland Yatch club...


No dogs during Summer...


Step Down...

Travel Information:
Location - Sunderland, 280-300 miles far North of London (Approx. 6-7 hours of drive)

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Double Rainbow

Author 'Sylvia Voirol' once said, 'Rainbows apologize for the angry skies'.

Experienced a double and bright rainbow few days back. And it was my first experience to see such a sight and the rainbow was a real bright one and it was also touching the horizon. What a sight it was!!!




 P.S. Sorry for the bad quality of images, as I could not go out with the cam because of Rain and the window of my room is a real crappy one, even you cant take the face of lens out :(
Time to get some rain gear for Canon, it's a long time due.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Blood is BLUE!


Yes, finally India did it. ICC World cup came home after a long wait and this time it is for a special person, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. This is the humble homage to the God of Cricket by the youngsters of the team. So another year in Golden letters in Indian History.  Three cheers for you guyz...

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Calendar 2011, April

Download Hi-res HERE.

An Artist, busy in his world to reprint the famous London Millennium Footbridge with the backdrop of St Paul's Cathedral over a sunny day.
'London Millennium Bridge' is a steel suspension bridge spanning the river Thames for pedestrians. Designed by Fosters & Partners and excuted by ARUP, the best part of the bridge other than the impressive design is all the suspension cables run below the deck level.