Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thank you 2013 !

Just want to thank everybody who has been a part of bringing this year to a wonderful end, looking forward to an exciting 2014 :)

God Bless !

Friday, December 27, 2013

Moondru Mudichu

Genre : Comedy
Story : What is common to three sons in law of a family ? Watch to find out :)

Youtube link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFfCaykQcMs

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Just thought of sharing an article that I liked. Read on...

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn’t love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn’t want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that every day for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Jane about my wife’s divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn't had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn't tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn’t noticed that our life lacked intimacy. I drove to office…. jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind…I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn’t value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart. Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away. At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I’ll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed – dead. My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push through with the divorce.— At least, in the eyes of our son—- I’m a loving husband….

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves.

So find time to be your spouse’s friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

If you don’t share this, nothing will happen to you.

If you do, you just might save a marriage. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Friday, November 22, 2013


Bangalore's first ever film festival !

And happy that I handled the camera for this one :)

Thanks Pradeep & Team for giving me this opportunity !

For more details, check http://www.thefishtank.in/shortbusters/

Youtube link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j48QzFiTQ44

Friday, October 18, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

King of the skies

So you come home on a sunday afternoon, open the sliding door of your 9th floor balcony and there she is !

A beautiful brahminy kite waiting for a portrait :)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


One of the most difficult shots I have executed (till date :)
First of all, It was pretty hard to find a flat grassland where the sun perfectly sets behind. Living in the city, you can never get away from houses, lamp posts n stuff.
Second, going against the sun is always tricky, which was as I had expected it. The difficult thing was I had to expose the sky, and the girl, without blowing out the sky or underexposing the girl. I did not want a silhouette, and that made it even more challenging without any additional lighting except a reflector.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

TV Video Games

Just thought of sharing something that would bring some childhood memories back :)

How to play:
Download Nester

Get the games below, drag and drop into the Nester window.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Joker

A fan taking a picture of The Joker, the antagonist in the movie 'The Dark Knight' played by late. Heath Ledger at Comic con 2013, Bangalore, India.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Comic Con 2013

So went to comic con for the first time today, happening at National Games Village, Bangalore. Quite a crowd, nice to see comic book superheroes coming alive :)

Got a chance to catch some pics with few of our heroes like hitman, joker, angry birds, and couple others, and nice to see multiple talented artists like cartoonists, graphic art designers, caricature artists, and many more.

Something nice for a weekend:)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

O o o Bubbles o o O

Executing this one wasn't very easy, I must say.
What I had in my mind was - A spot with a dark background so that the bubbles would show up, and with considerable amount of sunlight to illuminate the bubbles and the model.

So after we settled down, next comes the hard part :)

To get both the bubbles in the frame. While she blew, the soap bubbles would get carried away in the slightest gust of wind, and when the soap bubbles floated in front, we wouldn't get a bubble from her :) Finally, managed to get a perfect shot !