Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monsoon on the way

After a really hard summer, Monsoon is slowly creeping into India. However the met department has posted a muted forecast, which is not a good news for the crop as well as the market. Till that time, have a sip of Sweet Lime Soda to cool down in the sweltering heat.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy Weekend

It has been a while when we last met. Hectic life indeed. 
Wish you a great weekend. Get prepared for Holi, the festival of color.



Friday, February 7, 2014

Artists from Kolkata



A couple of young artists were showcasing their work in a painting workshop at my workplace. These artworks would be used to decorate the office space later.












Sunday, December 29, 2013

Miracle - Dr Elephant saves another Elephant (Video)

Amazing 33 sec video - how an elephant injects a life saving drug to an ailing elephant to save it's life.




Closing the year, almost (Video)

A video journey of the lights in and around Kolkata preparing for the year end.



Saturday, December 14, 2013

Happy Weekend



Reclaim your life, reclaim your weekend (as if you were waiting for me to tell you).
Happy weekend. The year is closing by - go complete your quota, fast.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Lake in the City

My city Kolkata is lucky to have a Lake right within the city. Its called Rabindra Sarobar, named after the great poet Rabindranath Tagore. Its not as large as Lake Michigan, but the best part is the vast greenery surrounding it. Morning walkers throng this place every day. Also many cultural movements and programs seed from here. 
We were there today morning for participating in a Walk organized by an NGO, who are working on enabling girl childs. Approx 2.5k people joined the silent march for 1.5 hours. If the walk helps erase at least a few silent tears of the deprived girl childs all across the world, that would be great start.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Five steps to reclaim your digital life over the weekend




Weekend plan for the Technology Manager



1. Read all those posts in Google+, FB, Twitter which you had skipped during the meetings and thought will catch up later with. In case the post is more than 2 days old, anyway they are irrelevant now. (Tips: In G+, you can create a circle with yourself as the only member. If you find some nice article, you can reshare it to that circle for reading it later).

2. Throw out your blackberry - you can live without it (Read the fine print: you can live without your Blackberry, but possibly not without your phone)

3. If you are a pro Photographer, skip this step as anyway you will do something to do with photography. If you are aiming to be a photographer or think yourself as a photographer or you are really an amateur one, click atleast one pic - even if its of a pumpkin. That is the only way to learn photography.

4. Be a little narcissist this week by searching for your name in Google. Check if your name is coming in any unwanted place. If so, take action, claim back your name and reputation.

5. Last but not the least, shut down your laptop once especially if you are on Windows. The memory leaks and the temp files are eating out your productive hours. One shutdown a day keeps the IT admin away.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Weekend Adrenalin rush

Not for the weak hearted. Watch out the video to get it going this weekend.
Thanks to +TopGear 




Animation created from YouTube using http://gifsoup.com/, an interesting tool to generate 10 sec gif from your favorite YT video.

http://gifsoup.com/view/4888583/topgear.html

Monday, November 4, 2013

Watch out

With the news & rumors all around about possible hacking of Google & Yahoo data centers, thought of introducing you to my personal assistant - the Wise Owl, who keeps watching us. 
This is made out of painting on wood by local craftsmen from West Bengal, India. Its 4" tall and cost me around 30 INR (50 cents approx.). 
By the way, we are having long weekend here to celebrate Diwali. So its still #HappyWeekend for me. Rest of the world - wait for 5 more days please. :-)


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Happy Diwali 2013



This is a long weekend in India, with majority of its citizens celebrating Diwali, the festival of light. Wish all those who celebrate the festival, a very Happy Diwali and hope a prosperous time ahead. Have a bright and colorful weekend.



Saturday, October 26, 2013

Rainy weekend

This year the monsoon seems to be continuing forever in India, especially in my part of the country. While the eastern coastal area (Orissa, AP) survived a cyclone few weeks back and the homeless people continue to be at the shelters, another spell of rain has been unleashing over the last week increasing the problem further for them. Even the cities (Bhubeneswar and Kolkata) went under knee-deep water at places after the heavy shower.

Wish you all a happy & safe weekend.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fresh air

A nice eucalyptus forest comes on the way from Mysore to Ooty, just before the Mudumalai view point. If you are planning to visit Ooty over the weekend, stop over here, pull down the window and take the fresh air. Its awesome.
A dated (5 year old to be precise) travelog is here for those enjoying a lazy weekend: http://mysore-ooty-kodai.blogspot.in/. For others, go out and catch the fresh air anyway.

Happy Weekend. Happy Friday.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Durga Puja - looking back (Video)

The weekend project: A 2 min (well, 2 min 12 sec, if you count seconds also) video recap of how the Durga Puja went this year thanks to the fantastic +YouTube tools.

Happy Weekend.





Saturday, October 19, 2013

Indian Taxi with manual wiper (Video)

It was raining heavily while I was returning from office today. And with my car at workshop, had to rely on the Yellow Cab of Kolkata. The wiper of the Cab was not working properly. So suddenly the driver pulled down the cab on the road, took his toolbox out, detach the wiper with a wrench and then started operating it manually with his right hand while continuing to drive with his left hand. Enjoy the video.

Hope you had a better day and weekend with your car.  :-)
Happy weekend.


Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Drum beats (Video)

While we keep reveling on the Durga Puja festivity, you can anjoy the beats of "Dhak" (the Indian drum) in this short video, available here in YouTube.
Have a great weekend.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

And the Puja begins

Dhak is one of the elements of Durga Puja festival which you just can't miss. Got this nice light work at a south Kolkata pandal and Google helped me create the #autoawesome animation automatically. 


This time, the weekend is starting from today irrespective of whether you call it Thursday or something else. And it will continue till Monday. Keep rocking.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Half Life

The weekends, the alcohols and the lost half life which were spent on the weekdays.

Happy Partying, Happy Weekend.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Happy weekend - the countdown begins

The Bengalees all across the world wait for this part of the year to join into the mass festivity called Durga puja. Though it's a Hindu festival celebrating the win of good over anything evil, it crosses the religious boundary with it's universal appeal. Come join into this spirit of festivity.
Today is Mahalaya, when the Hindus offer prayer to their forefathers through some rituals, generally on the banks of river Ganga. Even if you don't understand a single word of those powerful scriptures, just be happy that Puja is only a few days away.
A group of young girls originally from West Bengal and Assam, now geographically spread across the globe, have come out with an e-magazine (follow the link). Even if you are not a bong or don't believe in Durga puja, hope you would like the visual treat.
Happy weekend. Happy Mahalaya.
http://from-the-jhalmuri-corner.blogspot.in/2013/10/jhaalmuri-puja-special.html

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Have a Rocking Weekend

How do you destress yourself? Spending a quiet evening over a cup of coffee or moving & shaking at a rock concert? Choice is yours. For me, this weekend was a rocking one. Attended a rock concert where the singers moved and shaked the crowd from Friday till Sunday.
And if you are wondering about the animation, that's quite easy. Hold up your mobile phone and capture few consecutive shots in quick succession, upload them in Google+ and bingo. Google+ would stitch them to create the #autoawesome animation. Enjoy. Have an awesome weekend.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

So many untold stories

About the unending discussions on a Friday evening. +Indrani Roy beautifully puts it this way: The colours reflect the day and its end too! The shadows of night around the orange of the sunny cup. 

Friends

Supposedly yellow is the color of friendship. But I can stand yellow only on roses. 

The morning at a monastery

Sikkim has a host of moansteries. The buddist monks spend their life here. If you happen to walk into one of those non-descript monasteries, you would be greeted with a slient ambience and a an aroma. 

Friday - 5PM

When you feel like the caged animal and start smelling weekend..

The unnamed beauty

Somewhere at the bend of the road...

The valley beckons you

On a misty morning, sitting at a balcony overlooking a valley. Ahh, Life.

A Solitary Tea

The evening, the tea, the warmth, the gossips...