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Archive for November 2007

For us in India, Dussehra and Diwali are over, but the wedding bells are still ringing all over the place at this time of the year. For the folks in the US, Thanksgiving and Christmas season are coming up. So (I guess) it would be time for some peace, quiet and family reunions all over. Hence, without further ado, I wish everyone of you a very happy time with your families!

I and Vrushali were very happy to meet up with our parents and other family members for a week earlier this month. Neha got a diversion from her daily routine too and also got the ‘taste’ of her first Diwali. I mean this quite literally since there were pedas, burfis, halwa and a whole lot of sweet preparations waiting for her everywhere we went! She did not quite enjoy the noisy crackers so much but had fun watching the ones that give more light than noise (i.e. the anaars and zameen chakkars). Pics are at my flickr page (as usual). Vrushali had done a wonderful job finding Indian dresses for Neha before we went home and that added to our joy on the festival day 🙂

Amongst my hobbies, I have not done much of casual reading last few months. I did manage to read a couple of Fredrick Forsyths’ though: Icon and The Afghan. I liked the former more than the latter. I also ended up buying a used hotshoe flash for my camera. It is a Vivitar 285 HV. It was pretty reasonable on the pocket, and as a friend once said (rightly) to me: ‘lighting is much better bang for the buck!’. I am enjoying clicking in RAW these days. It does take up at little time doing the post processing on the pics, but I like the output much more than clicking in jpeg and uploading ‘as-is’.


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