Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Yeah Diwali has come and gone, so has the week long holiday I managed to get.
I stayed home for a change, decided that for once I need to stay in Blore, read, sleep and eat mom made diwali goodies :)

Also decided to get some crackers...loads of crackers, but on my way to buy them I noticed kids right on the main roads running about setting off noisy crackers oblivious to the traffic or the surroundings.
This was such an irritant that we backtracked and decided that this Diwali would just be a festival of lights without any loud annoying sounds.

It was a very peaceful and relaxing Diwali in all.

Akash kandil
This one is a dad made 'Akash kandil' (a maharashtrian tradition).

The greeting
Dad just rocks when it comes to creativity and when it comes to charcoal or pencil scketches dad is GOD as is obvious from this year's Diwali greeting made by dad (thats made using just colour pencils)

The Lamp
and ofcourse mom is not behind with her lamps and rangolis (though i dont have a photo of a rangoli :))

Monday, October 30, 2006

Popular request :P

There have been requests for the posters to be uploaded...here are a couple of samples.
(resizing them has screwed up the fonts and proportions, but there is the general idea.)

Away Day Poster

Immersion Poster

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Photoshopping away to glory !!

Its been long...too long since I have photoshopped !

Well, ThoughtWorks is off to participate in 'Bangalore It.in' and this means designing posters and stuff to make the kiosk look attractive and where there are posters there is Adobe photoshop :))

Worked the night out to get the posters done...am very happy with the results.

Couple of years ago when in branding class, Harish Bijoor asked me what my 'super brand' was, I proudly showed my Dell Laptop, Today I realise that Adobe is my Super Brand...As far as I am concerned Photoshop is the best software ever made :D

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Commute Easy

commute easy
Vipul has gone and done something really cool... something that Blore as a city needs, a website that encourages car pooling and allows people from different parts of the city to get together and car pool !

Great initiative buddy!

What is Commute Easy?

Commute Easy is a pooling initiative that aims to make daily commute easier by connecting commuters across Bangalore.

Pooling can radically change the chaotic traffic scene in Bangalore.

* Help decongest traffic in Bangalore.
* Lower your own travel costs and stress levels.
* Bring about a reduction in pollution levels.
* Broaden your social network.

Go pool today people :)


To the hills!!

Nandi Hills, a hill station about 70 kms from Bangalore, We decided to go up there on Sunday, the drive was fun and the view from the top was brilliant, however it was too crowded so we hurried back after spending a couple of hours clicking away :)
here are some of the results...

Drive Up

Da View

Da View

Da View

Da View

Da View

Da View

Da View

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Writing on the Wall

I just remembered what I saw written on the Story wall sometime back...

"Phantom smell freezes tiger blood"

...Old Tiger saying

Lol...I suspect Krishnan was behind it. But not sure.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Book: The Great Gatsby

Decent book. Rather than a story line, this book is like an incident report...the story is made up of a selective series of incidents the narrator is involved in. The book is rather small, It finishes before it can pick up pace...and that is one reason I like this book, the author seems to be working on a 'need to know' principle, we are not given an entire character analysis, we get to know only that facet of the character that is of interest to us, nothing more nothing less
(unlike some other pieces of crap that pass as books, which have highly detailed narratives like describing the rim of the dustbin etc etc one such highly disgusting book is "Franny and Zooey" yuck!)
Also there are no black and white characters, all characters have shades of grey.

I guess all se7en sins are present in the characters.

A good read!

BIG words!

At times, I love using big words when describing something (even when simple words may suffice).
As a Business Analyst I do a little manual testing of the application, to check whether the functionality adheres to the acceptance criteria I asked for in the first place :)
And when I do find bugs (mostly in nooks and corners), reporting them is a boring task. Thus a little bit of fun while logging the bug description...

An example: "This causes the User Interface to look aesthetically unappealing" :P
" Perform ABC thereby enabling the user to execute XYZ" :P

It gets better (or worse, depending on your point of view)

I am having a blast thinking up biiiiiiiiig words, when the developers see this they will have a thing or two to say before they run for the dictionary.

Buwuhahahaha *my version of an evil laugh*

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Another trip...

Well....this time it was Calicut! Nice place, spent most of the time in a beautiful resort, however did manage to hire a ferry to take us from the back waters out into the sea.


Kadavu resort

Kadavu resort

Kadavu resort


Off to Lakshadweep

On the port
This brilliant last picture was clicked by KC