Technology

How-to store several terabytes of data cheaply

How-to store several terabytes of data cheaply

I love travel photography, it is my passion and part of my profession. In last couple of years, I have undertaken 22 trips and generated around 1.3TB of RAW and edited images and videos. Then there are photos and videos I shoot when I am not traveling and also tons […]

February 20, 2017
How to save money by watching TV online

How to save money by watching TV online

Today I received an SMS from Tata Sky, that my services had been deactivated due to low balance. Just as well, since I haven’t used Tata Sky since 13th of this month. Yet, my family is watching all the TV shows they had been watching earlier and a lot more […]

January 31, 2017
Why I use genuine software

Why I use genuine software

In an ideal world, one shouldn’t be talking about the reasons for using or justifying the use of genuine software. However, that is far from the reality of the world we live in. Even large MNCs and governments are at times guilty of utilizing pirated software. In such a scenario, […]

December 3, 2016
Dear Google, thanks for being an idiot!

Dear Google, thanks for being an idiot!

Google as a company usually gets things right, however lately they have been taking steps which can’t be termed anything other than idiotic! Be it Android Lollipop which screwed up my Nexus 7 2012 as badly as usual firmware updates from Samsung or Google Now, which seems to have a […]

March 1, 2015
Internet, a failed state?

Internet, a failed state?

I just finished reading “Cybergeddon: Why the Internet could be the next “failed state”” on Arstechnica and couldn’t help but write my own views on a topic, which happens to be quite close to my heart. Apart from being a blogger, photographer and founder of BCMTouring, I am also a […]

February 26, 2015
Apple iMac 5k, ultimate lust machine

Apple iMac 5k, ultimate lust machine

I am no Apple fan, heck I don’t even own a single Apple gadget. However there have been times when I have lusted for them, due to Apple’s design and smoothness of iOS and OS X. However the new Apple iMac with 5K retina display is altogether different ball game. […]

October 17, 2014
Desktop storage becoming a bottleneck?

Desktop storage becoming a bottleneck?

The other day I was reading about Western Digital readying the first ever 10TB HDD, with SMR Technology and helium (you can read more about it here.) And I was really happy and felt that finally desktop storage is catching up to the needs of content creators and even content […]

September 12, 2014
Computer for Photo and Video Editing

Computer for Photo and Video Editing

I recently assembled a new computer for photo and video editing, and this blogpost is dedicated to it. Here is a little background. It had been over 6 and a half year, since I bought my Core2Duo E4500 based computer and with Photoshop CC 2014 and Lightroom 5.6, it had […]

August 19, 2014
Asus ZenFone 5 hands on review

Asus ZenFone 5 hands on review

Yesterday, Asus launched their dual SIM ZenFone range in India, with 4”, 5” and 6” screen models priced quite attractively at Rs. 5,999, Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 16,999 respectively. In this hands on review, I would be mainly focusing on ZenFone 5. ZenFone 5 is priced at Rs. 9,999 and […]

July 10, 2014
Airtel Broadband 4mbps Review

Airtel Broadband 4mbps Review

I have been using Airtel Broadband’s 4mbps connection for past couple of months. I switched over from MTNL’s 1mbps unlimited plan (no FUP) to Airtel’s 4mbps unlimited plan (80 GB FUP), since MTNL had started serving popups. Choosing the right plan for me Last time around I had canceled Airtel […]

June 18, 2014