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14 November 2014

A rainy day in Singapore





Adults are boring; they are predictable. It's perhaps only when you're young that you wouldn't mind walking in the rain.

11 May 2014

The hills of Dalhousie


Dalhousie, a quiet hill town in Himachal Pradesh, used to be the favourite shooting location of Bollywood.














25 April 2014

North Goa in a new bottle






A scooter ride to Morjim beach just before the sun comes up will freshen you up. While approaching the beach off the main road you will see a line of tall trees opening up to the wide sandy area.

This place is also the nesting ground of the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle. The forest department has marked their nests with signboards. But you will see evidence that people pay no attention because the loud shacks are too close for comfort for the animals. Plastic bottles strewn around the nests speak of ignorance.








If you take the highway towards Karwar in neighbouring Karnataka, and don't mind taking a detour after the main town of Panjim, you will come to old Goa and its landmark the Basilica of Bom Jesus. It holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.












It's that easy to fool tourists with "Incredible India" products. Some of these tea flavours contain leaves other than tea, and has artificial flavouring stuffs that you wouldn't want to have.  







7 February 2014

Comic Con India 2014



the organisers say:
each edition of the annual comic con involves months of hard work. over the last four years, we have been witness to the gradual rise in the number of comics creators and publishers in our country.

a few years ago, to avoid the costly expense of travelling abroad to a comic convention, a group of relatively young people in delhi decided to create one on their own home city. with that simple mission, comic con india was formed and has now grown to multiple events across the country.

highlights:
best graphic novel/comic book of the year – dhyan chand (amar chitra katha), bala kand (amar chitra katha), gandhi: my life is my message (campfire graphic novels), pride and prejudice (campfire graphic novels)

best colorist – c ramesh (dhyan chand), praksh s and adarsh achari (bala kand), yogesh pugaonkar (ravanayan finale part 1), vijay sharma and pradeep seravat (julius caesar), vijay sharma and rajesh nagulakonda (pride and prejudice), sachin nagar, vijay sharma and pradeep seravat (gandhi: my life is my message), sachin nagar (mother teresa: angel of the slums)

lifetime achievement award – pran kumar sharma (in a career spanning more than 50 years, pran has been directly responsible for more than 600 comic book titles. his creations have adorned the pages of more than 30 publications all across india and he proudly claims that during the decades that he created syndicated strips, he never once missed a deadline)























comic con india 2014, february 7 to 9, thyagaraj stadium, ina market, new delhi  

for comic con india 2013, click here

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