Saturday, October 26, 2013

Rainy weekend

This year the monsoon seems to be continuing forever in India, especially in my part of the country. While the eastern coastal area (Orissa, AP) survived a cyclone few weeks back and the homeless people continue to be at the shelters, another spell of rain has been unleashing over the last week increasing the problem further for them. Even the cities (Bhubeneswar and Kolkata) went under knee-deep water at places after the heavy shower.

Wish you all a happy & safe weekend.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fresh air

A nice eucalyptus forest comes on the way from Mysore to Ooty, just before the Mudumalai view point. If you are planning to visit Ooty over the weekend, stop over here, pull down the window and take the fresh air. Its awesome.
A dated (5 year old to be precise) travelog is here for those enjoying a lazy weekend: For others, go out and catch the fresh air anyway.

Happy Weekend. Happy Friday.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Durga Puja - looking back (Video)

The weekend project: A 2 min (well, 2 min 12 sec, if you count seconds also) video recap of how the Durga Puja went this year thanks to the fantastic +YouTube tools.

Happy Weekend.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Indian Taxi with manual wiper (Video)

It was raining heavily while I was returning from office today. And with my car at workshop, had to rely on the Yellow Cab of Kolkata. The wiper of the Cab was not working properly. So suddenly the driver pulled down the cab on the road, took his toolbox out, detach the wiper with a wrench and then started operating it manually with his right hand while continuing to drive with his left hand. Enjoy the video.

Hope you had a better day and weekend with your car.  :-)
Happy weekend.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Drum beats (Video)

While we keep reveling on the Durga Puja festivity, you can anjoy the beats of "Dhak" (the Indian drum) in this short video, available here in YouTube.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

And the Puja begins

Dhak is one of the elements of Durga Puja festival which you just can't miss. Got this nice light work at a south Kolkata pandal and Google helped me create the #autoawesome animation automatically. 

This time, the weekend is starting from today irrespective of whether you call it Thursday or something else. And it will continue till Monday. Keep rocking.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Half Life

The weekends, the alcohols and the lost half life which were spent on the weekdays.

Happy Partying, Happy Weekend.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Happy weekend - the countdown begins

The Bengalees all across the world wait for this part of the year to join into the mass festivity called Durga puja. Though it's a Hindu festival celebrating the win of good over anything evil, it crosses the religious boundary with it's universal appeal. Come join into this spirit of festivity.
Today is Mahalaya, when the Hindus offer prayer to their forefathers through some rituals, generally on the banks of river Ganga. Even if you don't understand a single word of those powerful scriptures, just be happy that Puja is only a few days away.
A group of young girls originally from West Bengal and Assam, now geographically spread across the globe, have come out with an e-magazine (follow the link). Even if you are not a bong or don't believe in Durga puja, hope you would like the visual treat.
Happy weekend. Happy Mahalaya.