I too had a love story

I picked up the book: "I too had a love story" by Ravinder Singh. I am not fond of reading the love stories but was recommended by many avid readers. Having borrowed the book from a friend, finished reading this book at the earliest. :)



As many of us find jobs through networking sites like naukri.com and freshersworld.com, few of us do online transactions, making friends online through chatting, blogging or orkut, then why not find a life partner through matrimonial sites? The story kicks off with Ravinder registering for a mtrimonial site and his endless "show interests" on the gals profile he likes. One fine day, Khushi rings up and both chat for more than an hour. They share common interests and soon become close to each other in a short time though they haven't not seen each other. Two bodies and a single soul. Love has made them inseparable.

The author has written beautifully the emotions, respect for each other, the sense of caring and how they would long to see each other, how small things become so important, the silliest information they share... The last few pages brought tears and I couldn't stop myself from crying. A must read book.

I would rate : 4.5/5

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2012

Amazing effects. Shown that the life would end either by earth quakes or Tsunami waves and only spaceship could few human beings. :| I am wondering, how couldn't they find any other reasons for the end of life like comet hitting the Earth at a single sweep. :P

Watch this movie on a big screen and feel the shiver with chill pepsi in your hand. ;)

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Click card

Chocolates, cakes, cookies and toffees become an integral part of snacks as kids though we hate eating lunch or dinner on time. Once we see the neighboring kid sticking out his tongue on an ice cream, "I want the same ice cream", we cry. More than a decade ago, Cofitos, a toffee which gave away the "Click Cards" on purchasing a pack of 10 cofitos. A classmate of mine bought it and started playing with the click card with others placing thumb on the tiny magnetic hearts on the card. The tiny heart changed the color for few seconds and we would turn the card to check what the color match meant. Soon, the whole class bought the cofitos just for the sake of click card and playing around. :D



Watch the funny advertisement here: http://www.afaqs.com/perl/advertising/storyboard/index.html?id=703 ;)

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Vodafone Recharge

Online prepaid recharges have made life easy allowing prepaid mobile users to recharge for a denomination via internet banking without the necessity of going to the nearest shop and tendering exact changes. On Nov 27th, 10pm, for the first time I glanced the latest vodafone website to recharge my friend's mobile. After the transaction was successful, I recharged my mother prepaid mobile for Rs 251. Having received an email for recharge completion, I was longing for an sms on the phone. At 11pm, I hadn't received any sms. I checked the screenshot of the transaction and to my surprise the last three digits were interchanged! Typo... I wrote an email to the customer care immediately stating the transaction number and reference number obliging them to revert back the recharge amount to the correct number.

I called up the customer care at 11pm. To my disappointment, I was told that the money couldn't be reverted back since it was done online. It could have been reverted if I had recharged through a dealer. The next day, I called up the "wrong no" several times thinking if the person is good, he/she would recharge my phone for the same amount. But their phone was switched off for almost five days. On the sixth day, I didn't call them thinking that it was no use calling up again. To my surprise, I received an email from Vodafone customer care stating that the money has been reverted back to the correct number. As transaction fee, Rs 26 was charged. I was happy to see the email and yes, the money was credited.

Vodafone, thanks for your service. :)

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Wedding Photography

Ever since I have bought my camera, I have always been addicted to shutter clicks. Initially, I was not much into people or portrait photography. But now, I am more inclined to street, portrait and wedding photography. Family functions, school and college get together, team outings at office: these are the times I never miss my camera to capture few wonderful lifetime moments. Few photographs with smiling faces have horns behind too. ;) Wedding in the traditional way of friends/cousins are the moments which have loads of rituals and can be documented. Most of the rituals and chantings are the same in Hindu weddings. 

Here are few snaps I clicked during my friends wedding. The photos of couples have not been uploaded. :)


Traditional Mangalorian wedding: Bride's palms

Traditional Gujarati Wedding: Bride's parents washing brides feet.






Few more photos of traditional Kannada wedding can be found here: http://manasa-t.blogspot.com/2008/12/two-hearts-that-beat-as-one.html

More to come....

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Butterfly Park

A visit to Butterfly Park located near Banngerghatta National Park in June 2008 along with fellow photographers.
Always tender exact changes while at the ticket counter. Photography fee extra.

Common Lime Butterfly

“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think its forever.” -dr. Carl Sagan quotes

Common Lime

























































































Common Castors
Common Castors

Butterfly


"I love flowers.." says butterfly :)



Old Age

Thanks to all those who were able to make it to the Frames of Mind Photo exhibition organised by BPC. This was the first time I got few of the frames printed and even more excited to see a frame on the walls of Chitra Kala Parishat. :) I got an opportunity to meet many people behind the camera and flickr, too...

For those who couldn't make it, here's the photo which was selected.
Old age
An old lady was begging at the staircase of a temple on hilltop near Banngerghatta National Park. My attention was caught by her and I still feel her expression has a story to tell. This pic was captured more than an year ago. Not sure where is she now.
I am thankful to her for posing which in turn made to the exhibition.

Below: Vistors at CKP



My Frame :D

Well, I maintained suspense of not disclosing the foto selected until the exhibition was concluded, or else no one would've walked till CKP. ;)

Photo Courtesy: Deepak Girdher.

2 guys wedding

October and November were great seasons for celebration. Be it festival or wedding or a house warming ceremony. Two of my close friends (guys) got married whom I have known for decade. Choosing gifts especially if your friend is a guy is a difficult task. I had to ask many of my other friends what to gift a guy during a wedding. 

Me: hey... 2 of my close friends (both guys) are marrying next week. What do I gift them?
He: Is it legal?
Me: What? *Confused* 
       Argh... I meant 2 guys are marrying 2 different gals... not each other.
He: :)

I realized how wrong I was while communicating to them. The two guys were marrying gals. Next time you hear two guys are marrying, don't think that they're marrying each other. :P

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Butterfly Park

A visit to Butterfly Park located near Banngerghatta National Park in June 2008 along with fellow photographers.
Always tender exact changes while at the ticket counter. Photography fee extra.

Common Lime Butterfly

“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think its forever.” -dr. Carl Sagan quotes

Common Lime

Common Castors

Common Castors

Butterfly


"I love flowers.." says butterfly :)


I couldn't find many other butterflies.

I couldn't find many other butterflies.

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