Every so often, someone asks me why I go to such lengths to make photographs. Why disrupt my routine and fly thousands of miles away to remote, and sometimes harsh and uninviting, places just to spend time with my camera? Believe me, I understand the skepticism. In addition to the time it takes, all this … Continue reading The Why of (my) Photography
Best way to charge and ensure your battery life is not compromised is to simply charge using the cable, not matter how nice and convenient it is to charge wirelessly. University of Warwick, UK
Rebecca Lily, who has helped me with my photo coloring grading in the past with custom presets, has now released a new set of presets (Pro Set VI) for Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. These are a fabulous new addition to her pre-existing lineup of products and are worth checking out. This is the latest … Continue reading When Doves Smile
Expecting something from other people often leads to a sense of disappointment and disillusionment, which ultimately eats into one’s sense of happiness and joy. You give others power over your emotions if you expect them to do something for you. “To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves — … Continue reading Letting Go of Expectations
Photography is an act of supreme patience — a great landscape image is nothing more than mother nature’s desire to oblige us with perfect light, and environment. It is up to us to await for her blessing and capture the moment. Then it is all upto our mind and soul to interpret it in camera … Continue reading Patience & photography
Hipstamatic is back. Hipstamatic X is a new and improved version of the old classic. Think of the same old Bill Murray but this time in a Comme de Garcons outfit. (By the way we were talking about Lost in Translation last night over dinner, so probably that is why I made that analogy this … Continue reading Hipstamatic Returns. Why you should try it?
Sometimes, you need to spend a day being reminded of what you have, instead of focusing on what you don’t. Every year, on my birthday (which happens to be today), I am reminded that I have the luxury of being able to explore ideas and express them in ways that are highly personal and creative. … Continue reading 53
In his new book, “Talking to Strangers,” Malcolm Gladwell writes that poets have “far and away the highest suicide rates,” as much as five times the rate for the general population. The statistic struck Andrew Ferguson, a writer for The Atlantic, as odd, so he tracked down its source: a paper that cited a 1993 book by … Continue reading Gladwell’s catchphrase factory has shut down
“Watching this roll across the timezones like a wave of defiance is making me feel like I live on a planet, rather than a fragmented jigsaw of angry nationalisms,” tweets Scott Ludlam, an Australian politician about the climate change-related protests that swept across the world. A good point to remember that when it comes to crises facing an entire planet, nationalism isn’t the right answer.
Countless books, think pieces, Twitter threads, comedy shows, and podcasts have scrutinized the diseased body politic down to its smallest, rottenest internal part. The insight industry is booming. Interesting forms of expertise and cultural capital have been developed. Stars of analysis, wit, and protestation have been born. We are alert as never before to the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court, the rules of Congress, racial and economic injustice, the techniques of propaganda, the elements of malignant narcissism. The ship may be about to hit the iceberg, but we have excellent hypotheses about the captain’s complex childhood and the shortcomings of the hull design.Joseph O’Neill, Real Americans
I was reading the review of This America by Jill Lepore and This Land Is Our Land by Suketu Mehta in the New York Review of Books, where I came across the paragraph which describes modern information society. We are all