Sunday, October 31, 2004

Mobile Phone - Nokia 2300

Went for the Nokia 2300 - simple basic features with FM Radio - I dont think a mobile is meant to be a video or image capture device - go for a handycam/digicam instead. Colour display also is nothing great to shell out double the price - I want a phone to speak and keep in touch, not view images or play games in.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Ma in all her glory ...  Posted by Hello

Ma Chandi, Shakti, Shanti, Durga - Namastasyay Namastasyay Namastasyay Namo Namaha ! Posted by Hello

Karthik - the globe trotting god ... Posted by Hello

Ganesh - the elephant god of success (siddhi) and wisdom (buddhi) ! Posted by Hello

Lakshmi - the goddess of wealth ! Posted by Hello

The Sandhi puja - the moment of victory of Ma Durga over the demon Mahishasura. Posted by Hello

In bright daylight Posted by Hello

Saraswati - The goddess of learning ... Posted by Hello

Some photographs of our Jayamahal Durga Puja conducted this year. Courtesy my friend Rick Banerjee (with a Canon digicam ...) Posted by Hello

Monday, October 25, 2004

Hello is great ...

Also another tool - Picasa to create a better, more organized viewing and editing experience for digital photo files.

This is what I got on the Picasa download site :

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Durga Puja Ends Posted by Hello

The festival of the victory of good over evil and the victory of Goddess Durga over the tyranny of Mahishasura - Durga Puja got over with Vijaya Dashami yesterday with the immersion of the idols in Ulsoor lake among revelry and dancing and shouts of "Bolo bolo Durga Ma ki Jai" .

4-5 days of great merriment and fasting till afternoons and pujas and cultural programs and community food and festival ... I came back home yesterday - This time it was the 50th year celebrations of our puja - 'The Jayamahal Sarbajanin Durga Samiti' - and the clay-based idols of the Goddess Durga and others - Ganesh, Saraswati, Lakshmi and Karthik in all white colours - were just too good with all the intricate Sola work and traditional decorations ... About 3 lakh bengalis reside in Bangalore today and about 20 pujas are conducted all over the city. We friends went out on the last day and saw four of the other pujas being conducted in town. If I catch hold of some photos of this time's puja Ill put them up later.

Monday, October 11, 2004