Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Its 14 years ....

Landed on this fateful day, 14 years back. What a journey has this been. Even if I want to go back to the different segments of this journey.. its not doing much of a justice. But then, what did I earn in this.I guess a lot. Lots of friends, and that would be on top of the list.

Never ever thought that the first place I will land after my studies, will be the place, I will spend so much of time.
From the days when the chill was unbearable to the days, when Air conditioning is mandatory, have met tons of people. Many came and many went, while a few who where there then and are still present, can only be counted on fingers. Guess, name , fame and money changes a lot of variables in this world. And then there are those, for whom name and fame never mattered.
From the days of my native FM10 from the college days to the highly technically sound DSLR's, my photography had gradually declined over the years, the peaks only remaining during the onsite trips. But thankfully, things have changed over the past few weeks and hopefully the change for the good will remain for long time.

From the single bed PG at Sadashivnagar to the comfortable apartment, the peaceful life that we lived in then to the unsettling life today, though the earning has increased many a fold, I still yearn for the life then.

The short night walks to the nearby telephone booth was the time that I still cherish. The cold did make us think twice before we left our homes, but the warmth still has a soothing feeling even till date.

Why do we crave for the days which are gone behind. Why are the older days always so good. I know the reason but never got the answer.




Wednesday, December 11, 2013

11-12-13

Apparently this is the last day during our life time, when we will get these sequential numbers. Whats the big deal ? But then why not ?
Why do we like easy numbers ?
Why do we like Fancy numbers ?
What makes us like 100 and such round figures ?
Its the simplicity to remember them. But then its not easy to remember non rounded numbers? And then when we finally manage to find a pattern to remember these non-rounded numbers, we tend to find them interesting. Anything difficult, which comes with a simplicity to it makes us like it.

Thats the beauty of these sequential numbers. Numbers, which we will remember easily, though they are not easy to remember.

Like many other things in life, simplicity in complexity makes us like it more.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thought Provoking Article...

http://www.quora.com/Salaries/How-good-is-a-salary-of-INR-16-lakh-p-a-for-a-21-year-old/answers/3317809

Salaries: How good is a salary of INR 16 lakh p.a. for a 21 year old?
 Answer-
I'd like to answer this question a bit differently. I have earned substantially more than this amount (around 8.5 lakhs in 3 months) when I was 21 and got offered around 60 lpa when I was 22 (I am 23 now). And I left it all. Now I earn Rs15,600/month doing research in a humble lab of a humble Science institute in India. Point is, 21-30 is the time to explore, to travel round the world and do things you are really curious about, fall in love (again?), start a revolution (scientific for me) and learn how to play the guitar maybe? For all this, you need one thing: freedom and lots of it.

And I am pretty sure, that an employer who pays you 16 lpa is smart enough to take away all your freedom. I have friends who earn similar figures and who live significantly mundane lives drifting from one weekend to another. You are too young to do that (unless you are constrained by other serious things like, you need money for your poor parents, but then people like that don't ask such questions :D). 16 lakhs is the price of your freedom. 16 lakhs per annum for a 21 year old is the worst thing that could possibly happen to you. And I feel sorry, because you're probably not courageous/confident enough to reject that offer.

I am posting this as anonymous. First, I don't want to sound like a pompous douchebag. Second, I don't want to piss off my "high-earning" friends, I love them and they pay for my food/booze on weekends. :D

PS:
I went through the comments, and I see most people have missed the point I'm trying to make here.

1.Lot's of people seem to be worried about how I made 8.5 lakhs in 3 months and what the 60lpa job was. The entire point of the post was that money does not matter! And it isn't very impressive either. Zuckerberg had a billion dollar company at that age! But then, I live a pretty comfortable life with the 16,000 I earn.

2. There are also people who doubt the veracity of this answer("full of lies?"). I do not care for them, but for the people who have derived even a tiny little bit of inspiration from my experience, I'd like to add this: I am no extraordinary guy, people like me abound in the IITs (I am from one myself). I was working for a US company on consecutive internships and later got offered a job in the same. Top branches in any IIT will have people like this.

3. Some have pointed out that many young people have loads of responsibilities, and I have acknowledged that in my answer. The path I've taken is probably not for them. The post is for the people who are not bound by anything, and yet settle for mediocre jobs wasting their energy trying to please their bosses. If you could get a 16lpa job at 21, you could build a 1.6 billion dollar company as well, that too, doing what you love. Isn't that better?

4. Finally, I'd like to ask you a question which I asked myself a year back. How many IITians do you know who have changed the way you live? Not too many. The problem is with our attitude. Most of us are averse to failure, simply because we've never really seen failure. Most of us will do what our parents, friends and girlfriends want us to do. Most of us do not even think what we really want from our lives! I am urging you to think and act, before age gets the better of you. Either life takes you where it wants, or you take life where you want. Choose wisely.



Saturday, November 16, 2013

15th November 2013

Though I know that the time stamp would appear on the blog, it was necessary to have that as the subject. Its a day, I probably will not forget for a long time.
Though the day was meant to be for Sachin and only him, after his innings ended, I actually forgot even to check the score of the match. The end of Sachin, actually meant the end of the match for me. Never thought that, I would have this trait too.

Nevertheless, moving further in the day, which made the day even more eventful, was the meeting of some close friends. Some gifts, and not to mention a feel good factor.

The evening was allocated to the Guitar class, and I must say that trying to play the guitar can be painful to the fingers. The finesse with which the teacher played some lovely songs, only motivated me to learn the musical instrument only faster. Yes, I would want to play the instrument seamlessly and play well. Thats my wish and I would want to prove to myself that I can do it.

What I hadnt planned and expected was what was to follow. My visit to the ashram. It had been a very long time that I went there and did meditation. But today, I did visit there and felt I was always there and meant to be there. Felt so much at home and cool mind. The feeling as if I didnt visit home for a long time was actually persistent. And what followed in the drive back home, was not the radio, but the meditation songs.
Blissful and beautiful.
What a day ..

Sachin - End of a long Episode

Away from all the high level of publicity of the retirement, there is a person, who truly loves the game. All that he really wants was to play cricket. The rest of it just followed him. Only reason, he was able to play for this long.
To be frank, I really hated him for the past few years. Though he was not playing upto the mark, was still a part of the team, while the rest were gradually sidelined, including the biggies like Saurav, Rahul , Laxman.

But as the day folded today, and when I read the newspaper headline, 'Bharat Bandh', it had a deep impact on me. It was no lie. Just because, we had him on the crease and for just one time, one couldnt expect anything less. I too wanted to see him bat one full day, one last time. Though all I could manage was just to watch his fifty, and even before I reached office, I realised, it will no longer be able to see him bat again.
There was a feeling of a sudden death, though I least expected it to happen to me. But then it did happen.

The feeling which one had when we left college and to realise, we might never meet some of our closest friends ever. Something similar. But the tenure with this person, was real long. 24 years. I can say, from the time we have started to play cricket, it was him and only him. We left cricket long back. But the shots that we would copy of him, still remains intact. The standing style, with the bat. The way he would collect the ball. Rotating the bat in the hand, before taking the crease.
Though I moved away from playing the game, he playing was thought as if I was still playing. I think most of us were and are thinking of the same. Somewhere today, that me playing the game died.

Over the past few years, it was the other players, who had earned more respect than Sachin. But then today I realised, I never saw myself in them. It was only Sachin.

I had planned to write a lot in this blog, but I think I can save that for another day, and let my thoughts linger in this..
15 Nov 1989 - 15 Nov 2013.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The little discussion

It just started as a little discussion between both of us at office today. Just after winding up for the day, Sid came over to have the little chit-chat that we normally have around photography.
And then within a few clicks, we moved from Lightroom to LightZone to everything in photography that we could possibly talk about. Not to mention about the never ending debates between Canon and Nikon. Neither lost,but we both won.

Its so mesmerizing to know that, there are so many common traits that we all have and discussion just helps to bring them out. From blogging to photography to bike rides... guess most of us have these as a common hobbies. Its just a matter of bringing them to a slightly regularised manner.

Plans of creating new photo contests, trying some wedding photography, were all on the cards. Just a matter of implementation. And its not too far away....

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Disturbing News

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Campa-Cola-compound-BMC-moves-to-disconnect-water-power/articleshow/25653949.cms

After hearing of this news, it became very uneasy for me to think, as to why families who have bought apartments , years back and today they are being thrown out from that.
On what basis did the builder obtain the clearances and on what basis did the govt give them. And instead of punishing them, the people, who are duped of their hard earned money are told to vacate and their homes will be destroyed.

How can humanity get so bad ? And this is a SC verdict ? Cant believe...

Updated : 13/11/2013
The Supreme court has issued a stop on the demolition until May 2014. Some faith restored back into Supreme Court.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Another Interesting Travel Related Site

http://tripthirsty.com

Came across this interesting site for Travel. Where you can find the ideas as well as join others for trips.
Not much commercialised as yet, but looks to be promising.

Looks like I will need to have one blog only for writing all the travel related sites, with so many of them popping up every single day.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Posting blog from mobile

Posted my last blog and this one from my mobile. After seeing the contents and the formatting, doesn't seem to be a good idea.
The contents didn't seem to flow properly. Maybe there is a link in typing and thought processing. But then again same theory would have come up when we stopped writing and started to use mostly keyboard for writing.probably a matter of time....

Eventful weekend

This weekend can be called as a very eventful weekend. Though I can't say that I could get anything productive this weekend, but the sense of achievement for the things completed was immense.
The Saturday morning started with a doze of cricket, which was very very refreshing after so many years.
The rest of Saturday went in trying to complete the tasks which I had planned to, but nothing went my way.It was the evening which was very enriching.I started off my guitar classes.indeed something new in my life. It was a real recharging session.And all that I know is that I need to learn it properly and should be able to play a few songs at the end of the day.
The Sunday was even different.The landmark quiz was scheduled and the major part of the day was allocated for this.The questions were indeed very very tough and challenging.What more satisfying in doing an activity which you are involved as well as an audience.
Finally a weekend spent well.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Visit to Delhi - Day one

It was a long awaited trip, though never was on the radar for planning. The visit to the capital city of India as well as to visit one of the 7 wonders of the world , The Taj Mahal.
After having it postponed many times, we finally, decided on a date and booked the tickets to Delhi.
I will not go much into the planning, instead will tell what we did and what should be ideally done, if you are planning a trip to Delhi.

We planned for a 4 nights , 5 days trip. We started early Saturday Morning from Bangalore. Landed around 10 am at the Delhi Airport. We had booked a hotel in Karol Bagh, mostly by looking at the feedback given by various travelers on tripadvisor.in.  We booked for two rooms in Hotel Metro View, and they gave two rooms facing each other, so quite convenient. The hotel was nice as a whole, except a few minor issues. But the price and the location quite made up for it. I must say, its quite worth from cost as well as cleanliness.
It less then 2 minute walk from the Karol Bagh shopping area and 5 min walking distance from the Metro station.

The high level plan for the 4 days was -
Saturday - Land in Delhi by 10 am. Leave by 1 pm for sightseeing a few places
Sunday - Trip to Agra - Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikhri
Monday - All monuments are closed, so rest day and some shopping
Tuesday - See remaining must see monuments
Wednesday - Return

We had planned to go for sight seeing the same afternoon in Delhi. We had booked the car from ziptrips.in/. Though the planning was good, when we speak to the PR folks online. But it didnt give us a complete sense of satisfaction. I cannot say , they were not good, but I was not happy completely. If the question is whether you should use their service, the answer is 'you may'.  The car was good(Innova), and the driver was driving well. The issue on the first evening was on the timing and planning. Though we had planned for visiting 5 places, we could manage only 2 primarily due to time constraints. The issue in this service was in the expectation you have been set and the little timings which gets delayed by various factors, like walking distance, the traffic etc.

We had planned these for the half day-

  • Red Fort
  • Lotus Temple
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • Parliament
  • India Gate
The walk to the Red fort and in the Fort is quite a lot. I think it makes a lot of sense to take the Audio Guide there, but note that the duration is 1 hour. A minimum of 2 hours is needed to see the place properly, including the walk to the ticket counter, time to buy the tickets. 

Some pictures -









All the monuments close by 5:30 or 6. So you need to finish all those before that. On Monday all the monuments are closed.

The other monument which we managed to see was the Lotus Temple. Its in a complete opposite direction from that of Red Fort and only later we realized it was a bad decision to visit it, only from the location point of view. We should have visited the places closer to Red Fort and finished them off. This is where I was expecting the expertise from trip organizer.

The Lotus Temple is indeed a marvellous place to see from outside. Its a majestic piece of architecture and worth seeing. When we reached there at around 5 pm, there was a very long queue to enter.It was till th footpath outside for around 200 metres. I guess it was more due to the fact that it was a Saturday. The queue was fast enough and managed to reach inside within 15 min. Again a long was through the green lawns. But not a place to sit, if one is tired. After removing the footwear and entering the temple for meditation, its was a quick exit. Its a place for meditation and not really a religious place. More of a spiritual one. But the heat inside the monument, makes one come out faster than you had planned. I had the similar experience at the Pyramid Valley In Bangalore.

Some pictures of the Lotus Temple





It was almost close to 6 by the time we were out from the Lotus Temple.

The remaining places, we thought we would be able to see from the outside, even if its late. But apparently the Raj Path is closed after 6 and we couldnt see the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Parliament. The driver informed us that we can only see the India Gate from the outside. Thats what made us disappointed. Out of the 5 places, we could see only 2 and the 3rd one which was possible, was only from outside. Only later we learnt that, it was possible to stop and see and the driver gave us the wrong information. Thats when I say ziptrips.in was not upto the mark from what I had expected.
But we still managed to get the vehicle stopped on the side road and took some pictures of the India Gate. We were lucky to see the full moon. It was indeed a sight.




This was in short the activities on Day1. The blog for other days will be updated soon, along with a to-do list and 'what-should-have-been-a-better-way to see delhi as per my experience.

Hope you enjoy the post and the pictures.







Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Air France

Its not that I post every link on my blog.. But this one is a must. More so to remind myself, not to travel on Air France again..

http://jayharishshah.blogspot.in/2013/10/one-night-in-paris.html

I do hope they understand what they have done. But damage is done. Both ways.. no compensation to the people who suffered will make a difference.

Just remembering a short story from Jeffrey Archer - and a quote about Air France.

"Air France will go any length to get an additional customer". So true. Though didnt feel that they could go this low.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Changing Mindsets

This small story, is something which I would like to keep reminding myself time and again. Hence I decided to blog this, lest I would forget the same.

In the given context, I had an conversation with a colleague of mine, who is known to be different, more so from a negative sense. That quick conversation irritated me so much, that for the rest of the day, I could hardly work properly.

After going for numerous rounds of tea, I casually walked over to another colleague of mine and shared about the recent conversation that I had. He didn't sound surprised. He knew my other colleague more than me. He simply gave a tip, which I would probably remember for the rest of my life. He simply told me to accept that person the way he is. Some people are born like that and that cannot be changed. The traits and attributes, which one learns later in life can be changed, but not the ones, which one is born with. So accept him the way he is. And the only reason I should be really surprised, should be , if the person I mentioned, acts good. And it would definitely be a pleasant surprise.

So the moral of the story was that, dont get upset with the behaviour of other persons. They will not change. Accept them the way they are, and if the attitude is beyond correction, remember that, they are sick with that disease and can only pray that, they get well soon. Nothing beyond that.

That indeed gives a lot of peace.. In just accepting others the way they are...and not thinking of them as wrong. Difficult , but possible.

Friday, September 20, 2013

600th Post

Was really looking forward a good post to make up the 600th Post. But really couldnt find anything good to make this post worthwhile. Today, I came across a nice Calvin and Hobbes Cartoon with a lot of message in that. That should do justice to my 600th post. Hope you enjoy this wonderful cartoon from Bill Watterson


Sunday, September 15, 2013

In flight Snacks

One of the famous quiz question is with regards to this fact -

American Airlines saved $40,000 a year by taking out ONE olive from each salad they served.


On my flight, last week, I had asked for a Vegetarian Sandwich. There was a small indicator on top of the package to indicate that it was veg, a green dot. However 'Veg Jain' was written next to it.
which means that, there would not be any Onion or Garlic in the same. Was wondering, whether they only server Jain, all the time for Vegetarians or only due to the recent spike in the cost of Onion, all veggies has suddenly become Jain. Just curious :)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

67th Independence Day

15th August 2013
67th Independence day and google doodle too celebrates it with a beautiful doodle.
Woke up early, for personal work which turned out to be more easy than ever. Getting an appointment with Dr Prince, that too being first in the list, is as good as a miracle.
Flat, out from there by 830 am, reached home just in time for a nicely organised Flag Hoisting ceremony. The hoisting was done by the seniors in the apartment complex followed by games for different age groups, starting from kids. It was a treat to see all the kids participating so well in the games and more importantly, having fun. The lunch was organised in a nice manner, and quite a huge spread I must say.
Thought of enjoying the after siesta, with the pouring rains by the side to give company. Couldn't have been a better afternoon.

Tomorrow is Varamahalakshmi Puja. An important festival in this part of the country. While traversing through the Madivala market, even at 2:30 in the afternoon, it was full of people. The lovely sight of heaps of flowers only made the slow movement of traffic, all the more pleasurable. Perks of life, if I may add.
A simple but a interesting day and went the way it should have.

The independence day, is celebrated every year to remind us of the fact that, we were once under the control of a foreign rule and we have fought against them to come out of it to have our say. We had managed to get the independence, but there are many areas in life , where we still need to come out of the dependence. I am not talking from external factors, but factors within us. Get rid of all the small issues that we keep fighting for mostly within us and get over it. Find your true independence over your self. Live a simple life but a happy one. Make lives around you a little more happier, even if that means the life of one person. Change for the better.


Friday, August 09, 2013

Scientific Reason behind Indian Punishment

Found in one email - Thought of sharing 

Remember the ‘good’ old Indian school punishments? Holding the earlobes with arms crossed over your chests, bending the knees and then sit and then stand and so on till the time Masterji is saying?

Ever thought why the traditional Indian school teachers would give this particular punishment? I believe even majority of the teachers who grant this punishment to their students do not know the reason behind it. This form of punishment has been in practice in our country since the Gurukul time and was given to the students who were weak in studies. That is a different question if now a days teachers grant this punishment for any mistake and not only for studies but originally it was meant for weak students only.
Talking about the logic behind this punishment, it is very interesting to know that this particular posture increases the blood flow in the memory cells in brain and synchronizes the right and left side of the brain to improve function and promote calmness, stimulates neural pathways via acupressure points in the earlobe, sharpens intelligence and also helps those with autism, asperger’s syndrome, learning difficulties and behavioral problems.

Probably we have forgotten this ancient method of increasing memory power but the West is now using is very diligently and they are recommending this posture or exercise to treat many a diseases.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Put a limit..

Not every day is same in ones life. There are high's and then there are lows and between these we need to manage ourselves. This applies for the mood , energy level among other things and then the most important, money.
We keep growing with time and with it, our social levels. They keep changing, mostly for the better, We get used to better life and better things, so much so, that, sometimes, we simply refuse to adjust to the same level, we had once comfortably lived. Not that I want anyone to do that, or should do that. Its always good to grow with time and never have a chance to see the lows again. But then the main question in my mind, is whether the rate at which the living standards are changing, are we able to match that rate.

We have in a short time, graduated from going walking to bike and then to car. Can we manage going back to using buses ? What if the rules and the laws of the land make sure that you do. Will you be comfortable ? The excessive use of personal vehicles, has become such an issue, that, we may soon find rules that prohibit us from using them further. Not to mention the environment impact.

We are used to eating out regularly. The days of eating at home , own cooked food, are diminishing with every passing day. Cooks come home to cook food. Still the frequency of eating out has not come down. Again, whats the cost of eating outside each time ? Has it been limited to a level its acceptable, or has it crossed your limit. There are limits for everyone. But then, if you spend say 1000/- per person in India for lunch or dinner, its still on the higher side. But then most of us can easily afford it. But then, does it justify it. Not for me. I would be at peace for a 400/- or a 500/- dinner bill, which would give me a value for money and decent ambiance. Definitely not a extravagant food bill, in the name of exclusivity. Off course there are occasions where you need to spend this and should be done, but justify the occasion.

The latest fad in town are nothing but Mobile phones and tablets. I somehow just cannot believe that we need to spend such an amount for a phone. Till the time, we were talking within 5000-6000/- it was acceptable for me. But 40k to 50k for a phone. Just not something that I can think of within my normal frame of mind. Yes, I can afford it, but does it need to be ? I really dont think so. As long as a phone costing 10k or less than that, makes sure that all my necessities are taken care of, I am fine. I dont need to show the world that I have the latest gadgets. I know, what I need and I need to be content with what I want and what I have. Thats the limit one should throw on one self. Not for others.

Live a good life. You never know, what happens tomorrow. Good or bad , but live happily and be at peace. And peace is not found in material possessions. Dont grow too fast in your standard of living. Live in a good atmosphere. But know your limits... Thats the key to happiness. Live for your self and for your people, not competing with others.




Friday, July 19, 2013

Identity...

I would often snatch the Identity cards of my colleagues in office and pretend to throw them away and laugh out "There goes your identity" without really understanding what it really meant. I always took it as a joke and so did the others. After going through this TED talk by Mittal Patel, I realized the very value of an Identity Card.
My first Identity card was during my school days. It was not mandatory to have one. But then it was a necessity for those students who would take the bus, to avail the 50% discount, which was applicable for students. Looking back, I wonder, couldnt they see the uniforms which we were wearing. But then no, even for a simple bus ticket concession, a document called an Identity card was required. Mandatory.

This TED talk, essentially highlights the basic needs of a human being, to live with a authority, that one is indeed a citizen of the country and not just a person who lives here. And that something, somewhere draws the line between a Citizen and a tourist. This simple card gives you the authority and the privilege today to use even the basic of the services, all thanks to the terrorists for the stricter laws. In the bargain, who loses? The same simple people, who didnt need all these to prove to others that they do exist and have an identity.

As simple as it may sound, but the depth of the impact, is still not something, that I am able to fathom.

With the advent of Aadhar card, which has promised to give an Identity to the countless folks who dont have a mechanism to get a Voters ID or anything comparable, this should give them a new leash of life.

Its after listening to such talks and such selfless sacrifice of personal life, only to instill a sense of living for the otherwise under privileged, raises the question mark, as to what am I doing ? Is there something which I can do? Yes, definitely. Just need to get out of your comfort zone and do you little bit. And I promise, I will do my little bit sooner than I had planned.

Dont forget to listen to the talk at the following location
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=w8cZ2iJARPM





Sunday, June 23, 2013

Monsoon Magic..

Inspired by the title in the newspaper today, I thought that it was a good to have a small post on the weather I love the most. Monsoons.
Looking out of my window, the sounds of winds and the flutter that they cause, just bring out the adrenaline in me. The thought that, just take the bike with the camera on the long drive. The feel of the gushing rains, hitting you directly in your eyes, such that, you are unable to see whats ahead, is only experienced by a few.

Initial part of my life being spend in the coastal regions of Goa and Manipal, and where the luxuries which prevent us from enjoying the raw nature, had eluded us, only helping to reach a realm, which can only be experienced and cant be told. The sheer speed with which we would ride on the end-point road in Manipal, especially when it would rain incessantly, can only be remembered and not really experience them again.

The numerous pictures that I took in the monsoon, using my Nikon FM10 film camera, to risk the film as well as the camera, was very small, compared to the pictures that were captured and makes me relive those days. Do we get those days again... Sitting in the hostel blocks with the bakwas mandali ever present in the room, making plans to do something, which we haven't done.. and then zeroing down to one and going for it. That had made our lives in Manipal so eventful and the days... which we had felt like, sand slipping from your hands, the more we held it together..





A few pictures in the picturesque coorg.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Patterns...

Just a thought came in - We all have patterns in which we think and the way we do and implement things. Not sure I can and am capable to get into the details.. but just thought to have my random thoughts documented. Its more linked with my experiences especially with my writing and photography.

When we were kids, I still remember that we were given books to practice the alphabets, with dotted cursive handwriting, if I can say so. So the entire class or for that matter whoever used those set of books always would draw the alphabets in the same cursive manner, and consequently we all should theoretically  have the same handwriting. But then studies show that, no two handwriting's are same. The inference here is that, we are all taught to 'copy' when we are all young, still, each of us, has his/her own individuality.

There was a time when I used to copy the pictures from the famous photographers and try and click the same whenever I see a similar composition. But then , when my friend, Deepak Dwivedi, (who is currently working in the film industry), saw my pics, he could see a pattern in them and also the fact that, there is something in those pictures, which says that, those are clicked by me.
Recently when he read my blog and read what I do write, he again could find a similarity , rather a relation of pattern in my photography and my writing. But to be frank, I havent been able to find the similarity between these two fields for my work. But studying the underlying facts of handwriting analysis, there should always be something unique of a person in whatever he does. The patterns should match.... and that reflects one's self..

When one listens to music composed by RD Burman, one can easily make out that the composition is done by him and also that of many musicians. Today as I was writing this blog, was listening to a concert which was organised after the demise of the great Jagjit singh, and many renowned singers tried to sing his ghazals. But no, no one could even come close to what the master has sung.....