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Friday, 28 March, 2008

Calanguate Beach:Goa

Some more pics from Goa.

Pics of my friends before we went to play beach football.

Monday, 24 March, 2008

Revisiting Infrared Camera

This month's Chip magazine has an article on Using white LED's on breadboard to act as supplementary light system for shooting pics in less light.

It struck me with an idea! Why not do the same with Infrared Led's ?
So I bought one breadboard. (I dont prefer Soldering for such small works) and 5 White LED's and 5 Infrared ones.

Simply plug the LEDs (check out the anode-cathode) in the breadboard and connect it to a external supply.

Voila! There you have it!

Since I didnt find proper wires, I used a metallic scale and Screw Driver as connectors and Telephone Wire as Current source!

1. and 2. White LEDs in action
3. Infrared LEDs connected with tubelight
4. Infrared LEDs connected in Darkness

Now many will think, this can be achieved even with White LEDs. though white LEDs seem better Light Supplementary; Infrared is invisible to naked eye, so adds up the thrill. Think of it as a better option for Stealth Camera!

Saturday, 22 March, 2008

Animal Instincts

Photos :
1. Husband and Wife having a stand off!
2. It amuses me! Dogs in my compound like sleeping on boundary walls. Hope they dont fall off!

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Check this out

Check out this blog,

He has visited many places and his travel manuscript is fantastic !

Friday, 21 March, 2008

More Goa ! - Mangeshi Temple

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Photos :

1. Photo taken from my Hotel
2. Mangeshi Temple Bell Tower


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More Goa ! - Basilica & Museum

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Photos :
1. Helmet for the concerned!
2. Stegya posing
3. The Museum in Old Goa
4. Inside Francis Xavier Basilica
5. Inside the Basilica
6. The Basilica

More Goa ! - Fort Aguada2

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All with the backdrop of Aguada Fort's Light House

More Goa ! - Fort Aguada1

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1. Beautiful Mansion caught from Fort Aguada
2. Fort Aguada enterance
3. Light house inside the fort.
4. Fort Aguada

Tibetan Blogs that I came across

Check these blogs for their thoughts, their pics and their second abode Dharamsala.

Unseen Dharmasala
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Tibet and China

The Tibetan anger and discontent over Chinese rule that have been collecting over the years has finally exploded. I see writers comparing it with powder keg that was ready to explode. Protesters run riot over entire T.A.R. (Tibetan Autonomous Region). It follows the simple rule, suppression simply builds up resentment and unrest like a potential energy build up, which finally blasts off into anarchy, riots, blood and deaths when it reaches near its Activation Energy.

With China's growing military, economic, social and political influence over the world; its unlikely that Tibet can in near future secede easily from P.R.C. The diminishing western influence only makes it conducive and easy for China to take on Tibet. Hence what Dalai Lama says of greater autonomy in Tibet to protect its indigenous people, culture and religion makes sense. China instead seems to seek the opposite pole. The destructive and explosive Chinese policies in Tibet like imposing alien culture & education and neglection of Tibetan interests rubs salt in the Tibetans' wound. The growing influence of Han Chinese in Tibet, worst Human rights abuses against Tibetans, de-recognizing Dalai Lama and meddling with their religion and its policies add fuel to the fire.

I am in favor of Greater Autonomy as an immediate solution to this grave problem. China must recognize Dalai Lama and enter into a fruitful dialogue with the Tibetans representatives. The Chinese government must ensure greater religious freedom and must take steps to preserve their culture. China must understand that force alone cannot solve every problem. Today you suppress their feelings, you crush their rebellion with iron fist. The crisis will seem to be defused, however it simply lies hibernating; regrouping and restrengthening to fight back with more force and more violence. This will go on like an exponential curve. After all you cannot rule a region, without the goodwill of the people residing there. This fire cannot be extinguished by pouring fire over it! There is no alternative to Freedom and rights! Freedom to Speech, right to practise religion and right to live!

This explosion will have its ripples heard even in Beijing Olympics. Unlike previous Olympics where issues like Gay rights or Aborigines were addressed, this time its not one or two issues, but a plethora of issues that will spring up. Right from environmental issues to economic issues and government intervention and repression and Human Rights Abuse issues will make many uncomfortable . Issues like Dafur and Tibet will be taken up for sure. The sponsors and the Chinese government have rough seas ahead!

Tuesday, 11 March, 2008

One pic at Dona Paula!

This is one pic that I had clicked at Dona Paula in Goa which I liked very much.
Though I had ideas like shooting the setting sun through a small aperture made with fingers and others; my camera's battery thought the other way. I wish I had little more of Power left for clicking photos at Dona Paula.

Goa Chemical Industrial Visit

Here are the pics of industries visited or seen.

else click here Goa - Chemical Industry Visit

Day 1 of industrial visit

Check out the pics. I'll write soon with details of the trip!

else click here Goa industrial visit day 1

Saturday, 8 March, 2008

Bombay To Goa

After a long long time, a breather from daily routines was in sight. The Chemical Branch of our College had organised an Industrial Visit to Goa. It was a trip that promised us relaxation of mind, body and what not and yes, of course visit to industries!

Today, 2 days after the trip I have decided to post and share the pics I had clicked on the trip.
The trip managed by College IIChe Chapter under the chairmanship and leadership of Shriram Joshi and his compatriots was a big success and now we are all returning back to our daily life filled with new life, vigor and enthusiasm.

I am giving some details of our trip in post format backed up with picture slide show.!

The trip commenced on March 2, Sunday Morning at 6:55 am at C.S.T. Station, Mumbai. The train gathered speed and channeled through the majestic Western Ghats. It plied upon the Konkan Railway Zone, an engineering feat in itself and reached the Thiviam Station as the sun was setting over the horizon. We checked in a hotel near the Calanguate Beach and called the shots for the day.
Check out the pics I had clicked.

Pics : Pics taken during/Before reaching Goa Hotel

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Rest in the next post!

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