Tuesday, December 08, 2009

बायकोचा फोन

ट्रिंग ट्रिंग!!
संतोषचा मोबाईल वाजला. बायकोचा फोन होता (त्याच्याच)! त्याने तो बिनधास्त कट केला.
आम्हाला संतोषच्या या बहादूरीचा हेवा वाटला.
न रहावून समीरनं विचारलं," काय रे? बायकोचा फोन होता ना? कट का केला? ती तुला आता... ...!!"
संतोष, " अरे! कट करावाच लागला! उचलला अस्ता तर म्हणाली अस्ती, फोन का उचलला? २ रुपये फूकट गेले ना! ऑफीसमधून फोन करता येत नाही का?"

Friday, December 04, 2009

Aabhaas haa!

Wedding Gift for Dear Friend, Rahul!
He loves this song.. so i calligraphed it for him! :)
done with Corel draw, PS, flash and wacom tablet.
got pritned on canvas n then framed!

Some more shots + artwork here

Saturday, November 21, 2009

चित्रपट पाहिल्यावर ज्याच्या मुखातून "वाह!" येत नाही, त्याला तो समजलाच नाही! काय बनवलाय हा सिनेमा!! खर्रच्च!!

आज पाहू... उद्या पाहू... अस्सं करता करता जवळ जवळ महीना गेला आणि तो बघायचा राहूनच गेला.. आणि शेवटी आज मुहुर्त सापडला! खेदाची गोष्ट अशी की, आम्ही १४ जण मित्र-मैत्रीणी गेलो होतो आणि आमच्या सोबत अजून इतर दोघे जणच होते. म्हंजे एकंदरीत १६! अस्सो! मुद्दा तो नाहीये!!

सगळंच उत्कृष्ठ असलेला असा सिनेमा! कथा, अभिनय (सुली - मुक्ता बर्वे, तायप्पा - उपेन्द्र लिमये.. आणि बाकि सगळ्ळेच्च!!) दिग्दर्शन (राजीव पाटील), चित्रीकरण (संजय जाधव - १००/१०० मार्क्स) आणि संगीत (अजय-अतुल - देव माणसं)! सगळ्ळंच वाह!!

जीव गुंगला.. रंगला.. दंगला.. हे हरीहरण आणि श्रेया घोषाल यांनी गायलेलं गाणी अप्रतीम! त्याचं चित्रीकरण त्यापेक्षा भारी!!

अस्से मराठी चित्रपट खुप कमी येतात राव!! बघा बघा!! जिथे असेल तिथे आणि थिएटरमध्येच बघा! त्याशिवाय मज्ज्जा नाही! मला जाम उशीर झाला बघायला पण मी पाहीलाच!

वरच्या गाण्यावरून "हा सिनेमा कसा असेल!? विकृत असेल!" असा विचार न करता बघा! आणि नंतर बोला!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

DRUSHTIKON - 2009 - my first foto exhibition in group!

yaay !!
what an experience !!
it started far far before.. than the actual days of exhibition.. from sending entries to the exhibit to the last day of exhibit.. P@P told to submit 5 entries for exhibit, which i did.. n they select all those 5 entries for exhibit.. i was winner at that moment only!! :D Initially, i had selected some other 5 fotos to send.. but those were not fit in the categories shared by them.. so new 5 fotos!! :)

That's my Life (shot at Rajasthan)

Senior Talk (shot at Mahalakshim temple, Kolhapur)

Holi (from my building terrace)

Character in Rust (shot at Chor-Bazaar, Mumbai)

A night in Mumbai (shot at Marine Drive, Mumbai - 4.25 am)

Meantime, Suhas and Pankanj (admins of P@P) asked me to design event communications, so i did. I started work.. n that also goes well.. most important here.. they didnt interfere in design like very typical client. n that's why i enjoyed the work. It was funn working with P@P team. I enjoyed making DRUSHTIKON 2009 designs - posters, hoarding, banners, invitation, flyer, sponsor card, NGO's sheet, photographer info page etc.

exhibit was on 13-14 and 15th november at pune.. was not able to be there on the first day.. ie. on friday as i cought up in office work, but was there for next 2 days. Those 2 days were really yaadgaar.

Aai-Baba was there on the day two! Sahil, Sanil, Omkar, Ballu, Sushil, Vishal D, Aamod, Nilesh, VivekD n their friends were with me in the morning. Presence of Aai-Baba and these friends made my day. I met Rushi, Suhas, Pankaj, Soumitra for the first time there. Suhas's expressions after seeing was ttotally unexpected. After exhibit.. ie. after 9.oo pm, Bhushan's guitar Mehfil started.. what a singer + guitarist he is!!! I missed his mehfil on friday night and also on the sunday night. :(

Next day, on Sunday, Saarang came with his cousin there.. (i literally forgot to wish him there.. his b'day.. i was so excited about the event.. :). Then sudi, nishant, mrudula and richa visited. Had funn with them as well. Thanx guys! :)

I was supposed to have a workshop on colourscheme on Saturday, but was not able to do that for some great reasons! but it happened on Sunday then.. the workshop of Photoshop - toning, adding colours, adding textures to photos - ie. enhancing photos through PS with tones n textures. It was a success with the help of Rushi and Suhas.

FLOP magazine arranged a unique program there of viewers choice. At the entrace, they shared a paper with the viewers n told them to select their top 5 fotos from the exhibit. i found, every viewer was doing this pro-actively and after 2 days of exhibit i came to know, my "Character in Rust' was in TOP 5. WAAAH!

chk below links for more about the exhibit

Some Photographs of the exhibit

cant wait for DRUSHTIKON - 2010!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

DRUSHTIKON 2009 - 3rd Photo Exhibit

The world we live in is made up of a myriad of places, events and colors… from the serene and picturesque mountains... to the raging seas. All made of different colors and different shades. The moment you see such immaculate sights, be it natural or artificial, you always want to capture them forever.

Over the past couple of years, we have been capturing countless such spectacular sights too, but with a slight difference. The difference is in seeing the world through our lens…

A different world through our Drushtikon ...

For this rich experience visit
New Art Gallery, Ghole Road
from 13th to 15th November 2009
between 10.00 am to 9.00 pm

This exhibition aims to promote and popularize photography as a serious hobby and at the same to time support a social cause. The group will be sponsoring children from Vidya Mahamandal's organisation for deaf and dumb children. Also, voluntary donations revived from the visitors at the exhibition will be added in the members' contribution.

About Photographers at Pune:
Photographers at Pune or P@P as it is popularly known, is an informal online group of mostly amateur but highly devoted photography enthusiasts with some connection to Pune city. Started in 2006 by half a dozen people, P@P has today grown to be a strong 1300 member group. It’s a mix of members from all walks of life, from students to corporate directors and from 15 year old to senior citizens.

As an electronic group, we use the online platform provided by flickr to share and discuss photos and also learn the finer aspects of photography. But that’s just a primary aspect. Apart from online discussions and photo sharing, we as a group conduct various offline meets, photo shoots around Pune and workshops and seminars on a regular basis.

The group has a fervent pool of 25,000 photos of which on an average 250 new photos and 30 new members are added are every week. Our activities as a group has been featured in various print media including ToI, DNA, Sakal, Pune Mirror, Indian Express, Better Photography to name a few.

It is the dream of each and every photographer to display his work in an exhibition. With that in mind, we as group have been conducting exhibitions to display the work of its members for the past two years. So far we have successfully conducted two neatly planned photography exhibitions.

Location Map:

Do visit the exhibition and help us in this social cause.
Please forward this post to all your friends and family.
Thanks and regards
Team P@P

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Hampi Rocks!

it was a civilisation of about half a million population in the year 1336 which was known as Vijaynagar.

It's a belief that, Lord Rama met Hanuman and killed Vali in exchange for help from Sugreeva there. That means, Hampi has a epical history since Ramayana! WOW! In Ramayana times, this region was known as Kishkinda (Monkey Kingdom)

It has a mythical aura in it and you can feel it there. Some of the monuments are spooky though! :)

Hampi has it's own unique style of architecture. there are temples, there are masjids. Some monuments are mixture of both. I personally liked the HajaarRam Temple. The temple with 1000 sculptures of Rama on it.

Some more Hampi Photo Treat here... (CLICK)

AWESOME is the word for whole Hampi!

If you havent visited it yet.. GO THERE! JUST ONCE! n then again!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

@ banglore / hampi

we 3 were at bangaluru n hampi last month. Had a lifetime yaadgaar funn there.. sum shots here.. i know, i m missing in all these fotos.. i was clicking.. :D

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

कॅमेर्‍यातला गणेश-जन्म

लालबाग.. मुंबईचं लालबाग... मुंबईतले हजारो गणपती येथे जन्मला येतात. सगळ्या साईज मधले... ५ इंचापासून २५-३५ फूटापर्यंतचे. आमच्या घरच्या गणपतीचं जन्म्-स्थळ पण लालबागच. गणपती बनवताना बघायला, अनुभवायला जाम जाम बरं वाटतं. काय मेहनत घेतात ते कारागीर! रात्रं-दिवस राबतात! शिवाय काम म्हंजे डेड्-लाईन वरचं. मिस करून चालूच न शकणारं. कधी कधी रंगवलेल्या गणपतींपेक्षा न रंगवलेले गणपती ऑसम वाटत्तात. (त्यांचे फोटो पण चांगले येतात) अजून २ दिवसान्नी बाप्पा येतील. पण यांच काम चालुच आहे. जागेच्या अभावामूळे, हे एक्-एक गणपती (२०-२५ फूटाचे) २-३ दिवसात बनवला जातो आणि मंडळाला सांगून गणपती घरी पाठवला जातो. आणि त्याच जागेवर परत दुसरा गणपती जन्म घेतो. गणपती येण्याच्या साधारण २०-२५ दिवस आधीपासून हे चक्र चालु होतं. दरवर्षीप्रमाणे यावर्षीही लालबागला जाऊन आलो आणि नेहमी प्रमाणे गणेश-जन्म कॅमेरात घेतला!

दरवर्षी बाप्पा येण्याआधी - आणि बाप्पा आल्यानंतर, लालबागला कमीत कमी ५-६ फेर्‍या होतातच! मुंबईतला खरा गणेशोत्सव तिकडेच असतो. धमाल रोषणाई अस्ते. २ दिवसान्नी बाप्पा येईल आणि परत एकदा फुल्ल्-ऑन धम्म्माल येईल!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

typo beehive!

another typo experiment.. BEEHIVE FONT.. :D.... with flash offcourse.. n it's griddss!!!
again inspired by Anant Kulkarni

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday, July 03, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009


finnallly.. Sameer Kulkarni.. kicks his blog last week!!
have a look.. n keep him watching...
promising guy with great illo ishtyles!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

10 Ways to Enjoy Rains (in Mumbai)

Below Rain post by one of my best friends, Sudi!!
The rainy season is considered to be a non favourite amongst a lot of people, but for a true mumbaiite, its the season of fun, love and a lot of activities. Here's giving some simple tips on how to make this season a truly memorable one.

Always carry an umbrella, those wind cheaters dont work in Mumbai rains. And dont use it, unless some cute chick needs it. U can always be 'the man'.. at the right place...at the right time. Using a umbrella during heavy rains is an Art too :)

Travel by Bus or rickshaw if u want to really enjoy the rains. Trains can kill ur excitement and cabs will make u crave for it (with closed windows)... unless u are with a special someone :)

Take a long walk at Marine drives or Worli Seaface preferably eating a Corn (Bhutta) or maybe get drenched and enjoy some hot Onion Bhajiyas (Kanda bhajiyas) with Cutting Chai. Even Coffee is an good option.

For people who dont know wot chai and coffee is :), YES hard drink..it is. They never seem so good in any other season. The best option is to have Scotch or Old Monk Rum (Naah.. NO smirnoffs and bacardis plz...they dont even stand close to an Old Monk)

Its is the season where u eat a lot and sleep a lot. Best food to have during rains are fast food and Chinese...and to some extent indian(dhaabas only). Coz they r available everywhere. Avoid eating from roadside and fall ill. This is certainly not the season to fall ill.

Holidays are a MUST in this season. So take whenever u want. U r one lucky ass if u travel by trains, or live in the central side of town. Reasons like 'Trains are not workin' , 'King Cirle / Hindmata is flooded' (which always happen.. even if 4 dogs pee there together...its a 29 yr experience..trust me) , 'My area is flooded'... are some of the reasons u can always use. But USE WISELY too ;)

Its also the season for TREKKING and HIKING. Plan Almost all weekends for some outdoor activity. Trust me maharashtra is jaw droppingly awesome during rains. Some common places are Lohagad, Peb Ghad, Harish Chandra Ghad, Kamshet, Raigad etc etc.

If you arent the one who wants to move out of ur couch at home, then best option is to call friends home and watch some Old hindi movies of Hrishikesh Mukherjee or Basu Chatterjee movies or some Classic old English movies. Liquor is a Must. Even Ghazals or Jazz or Soft Rock suits the Ears.

I dont support Smoking, but for all those who just cant leave it, (just like i cant leave alcohol ;))...just pile up ur stocks. Cigarette Smoking is so much fun during rains...and its a must specially when u r drenched totally. Other 'smoke items' are heaven too ;)

Rains and Chicks go hand in hand. They look ultra sexy during this weather... some magic i must say. No wonder a lot of people fall in love in this season. Some of the best places to be during rains in Mumbai..for some 'eye treatment' are Colaba/ VT/ Marine Drives, King Circle/Sion, Chembur, Vashi, Worli(Atria Mall)/ Lower Parel(Phoenix Mall)BAndra ofcourse, Khar/Santacruz, Vileparle, Andheri(west), Malad/Goregaon(central mall), Borivli( IC Colony). If u aint in any of these, u r missing a lot of stuff..and u deserve to leave Mumbai for good.

You are welcome to add your own lil tips too along with these. Enjoy.

Stay Safe. Cheers.
Sudi (Rain Lover - Mumbai)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

ये रे! ये रे! पावसा!!!

मुंबईत अजूनही पाऊस नाहिये!! हे एक आमंत्रण!!

जरा इकडे पण बघा आणि बरसा!!