Dragonfly shot with Canon 60D and Tamron 17-50 f2.8 at f11, 1/60, ISO500, spot metering

A cooperative dragonfly

Photographing living things, especially birds and insects is one of the most rewarding as well as frustrating experience for any photographer. Because subject rarely sits still enough for you to capture them in the best way you can. Thankfully, yesterday a dragonfly visited our home. Who was extremely cooperative or […]

April 20, 2014
Switched to Airtel Broadband

Switched to Airtel Broadband

Thanks to MTNL hijacking my browsing session in order to serve popups, I decided to finally dump MTNL DSL connection after 7 years and switched over to Airtel Broadband (DSL) connection. Even though I didn’t had a good experience when I attempted to switch over to Airtel last year, I […]

April 20, 2014
Review of Cosmic CM ROM for Galaxy Grand

Review of Cosmic CM ROM for Galaxy Grand

I have been using Cosmic ROM (based on CM 11) on my Galaxy Grand Duos for past couple of weeks. I had switched over to it, because I was sick and tired of the extreme slowness I was facing with Samsung’s stock ROM and no matter what I did, nothing […]

April 14, 2014
The Crony Capitalists

The Crony Capitalists

For past couple of months, there seems to be a new word that has penetrated the political sphere in India, Crony Capitalism. On every news channel there is talk of crony capitalism and how it is bad for us, the common man. With just about every political party accusing the […]

April 12, 2014
How to block MTNL popups

How to block MTNL popups

It looks like MTNL has decided to join the league of shady ISPs the world over and has started using javascript injection to serve popup messages and ads! Initially you might get a harmless popup ad like this, asking you to submit your email id to receive bills through email. […]

April 12, 2014

Why I write?

I have been publicly writing in one form or the other for over a decade now and once in a while, I get questioned by friends, acquaintances and even complete strangers, on why I had chosen to write about something or whether I was actually “qualified” and “knowledgeable” enough to […]

April 10, 2014
Canon 60D, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 II, f16, 1/200, ISO200

Qutab Minar with Tokina 11-16

It has been almost a year since I last visited Qutab Minar, at that time I had gone there to test out my newly bought Canon 60D. Since then I have purchased Tokina 11-16 f2.8 II, and still hadn’t managed to visit the lovely old minaret. This was also my […]

April 6, 2014
2014 Photography Gear Wish List

2014 Photography Gear Wish List

Last year I had added a lot of camera gear to my kit, with the Canon 60D and Tokina 11-16 f2.8 lens being the costliest of the lot. This year I am planning to avoid buying another body or a new lens, since the lenses and bodies I have in […]

April 4, 2014
Flights booked for 5th trip to Ladakh

Flights booked for 5th trip to Ladakh

Call it spur of the moment or whatever, today I booked flight tickets for end-October trip to Leh, which is going to be my 5th trip to Ladakh. With only 7 days in hand and traveling at the onset of winter in Ladakh, I will be going there with only […]

April 2, 2014
How to install Custom ROM on Galaxy Grand Duos

How to install Custom ROM on Galaxy Grand Duos

After being sick and tired of inconsistent performance of Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, yesterday I decided to go ahead and install a custom ROM (firmware) on my phone. Since then, a few of my friends have shown interest in learning how to do that. Since majority of threads in XDA […]

April 1, 2014