Rusted Relic

There was a time when these phone boxes on the roadside were ‘music’ for our eyes, since these were the only connection we had with our folks back home – being in a foreign land, thousands of miles away. Sadly, and thanks to the mobile phone and other technology, these are now in disuse, full…

A Maverick Mac

Hell, it’s happened. Something that I had hoped all these months would not is taking place as I write this. iOS Mavericks is downloading again on my Mac. I had excitedly installed Yosemite recently but it botched up the computer to such an extent I had to carry it to the Apple Centre to get…

Lessons from the masters

I have recently seen books on photography and among them are two of those I consider masters – Henri Cartier-Bresson and Samuel Bourne. I have been particularly in awe of pictures by these two taken in India. But what caught my eye was one by the legendary Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre taken in 1939. The…

Tech Vantage

“That’s one small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind.” I was today reminded about Neil Armstrong’s famous first words when he set foot on the moon in July 1969 after a friend convinced himself to invest in the latest Samsung smart phone. Not that he is the first person to do that,…

Reality Web

As I looked at this tree, devoid of any greenery whatsoever, I thought it was like a human being at his lowest – when nothing looks right and there is no hope anywhere. But, suddenly, this virtually dead tree springs back to life and starts to sprout leaves and even fruit, once again giving a…