Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Something For God To Do

A close family member sent this by email.

If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do Not attempt to resolve it yourself! Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. I will get to it in MY TIME. All situations will be resolved, but in My time, not yours.

Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now.

If you find yourself stuck in traffic, don't despair. There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege.

Should you have a bad day at work; think of the man who has been out of work for years.

Should you despair over a relationship gone bad; think of the person who has never known what it's like to love and be loved in return.

Should you grieve the passing of another weekend; think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children.

Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance; think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.

Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror; think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine.

Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking what is my purpose? Be thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity.

Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities; remember, things could be worse. You could be one of them!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Technologies you should know about

This morning, a colleague called me to inform that she was unable to access her work email but websites were opening. "I'm trying to connect since 7 'O clock. I'm not able to open any email account. What to do now?" Since I could log into my email, I guessed problem may not be with work email accounts. I suggested her to switch off/on modem, restart PC, and check. If problem persists call me. Few minutes later, I see her chat message. Wow, problem solved!

So, that's SOSO Technology in action. SOSO = Switch Off, Switch On. See it actually works for PCs, modems, printers, mobile phones, and many other electrical/electronic stuff most times unless the problem is serious.

SOSO Technology is the younger sibling of HLM Technology. HLM = Hathodi Leke Maar which translates to hit with a hammer. For slightly delicate items, a good rap with your palm will do. While SOSO is for electrical/electronic gadgets, HLM is for mechanical stuff like locks, clocks, toys, workshop gear, etc.

Satish, a long time friend of mine, was the one who introduced the term 'HLM Technology' mid 1990s. With four years of experience in IT field, I came up with a term 'SOSO Technology' Technologies existed, its only the terminologies we introduced.


Monday, May 2, 2011


These shots were taken on my first shooting session Canon 550D. Deepak, Durga and I went exploring fields in a village near Bengaluru. It was one cold December morning. Insects are inactive in cold weather, the best time to photograph them. Spiders were plenty.

Beads of dew dot every millimeter of the web.

Some sort of beetle I guess. By the look of it, it must be real cold.

Durga's real good at spotting insects and birds. She would keep pointing us insect after insect but we could shoot all...

Durga looks out subjects while Deepak shoots a tiny insect camouflaged on Chikoo tree stem.