Friday, November 16, 2007

Won a Weekly Challenge on one of the flickr groups

Originally uploaded by Sanket Bakshi
Again back with the same image. This time, the image has won a weekly challenge on one of the flickr groups. Not really a big thing... but a first timer for me :).
You can take a look at the winning page here.

Thanks to all those who voted for this.


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Rejuvenation with light

Originally uploaded by Sanket Bakshi
So, I am rejuvenating this blog that has been inactive for so long and I want to do it with a makeover. Over a last couple of months, I have been spending a lot of time working on my photography skills.
Now, while clicking almost more than 10,000 with my new camera, I discovered a lot of things about photography that I wouldn't have known otherwise.
This blog will be attributed to my learnings in this field.
What's a better way to start this other than posting one of my best shots here.
Do keep coming back for more. I am sure you would like this new side here.


Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Alice in Wonderland

I just love what technology has done to our lives. I had never in my life thought that I would be able to read "Alice in Wonderland" the original version of Lewis Carol in his own writing.

Microsoft has just launched a version of the Turn the Pages section of the British Library for Windows Vista. It runs on the latest .Net 3.0 framework and does some really cool stuff. Take a look at it here.

I bet thats just the starting. We need to see for ourselves - how deep the rabbit hole goes :)



Thursday, September 07, 2006

BlogCamp - Indias Biggest Blogging Unconference

Finally, Indian bloggers are getting into the groove with its rising impetus in the blogging arena.

BlogCamp is going to be Indias biggest and most comprehensive blogging event ever conducted. The event that is to be held in Chennai on the 10th of September and it sure has gained a lot of attention by now.

You can look forward to see the blogging success stories, blogging expiriences and the spirit of blogging. Of course, this is not just a technical jargon speech - its an unconference. Its going to be a mixture of workshops, practical demos, presentations, interactive quizzes, lectures, debates, group discussions and of course games.

Grab a peek at - and although I wont be able to make it, be sure that you be there. I am sure its gonna be cool.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

XBox 360 to be launched in India in Sept 06

For all you gaming freaks, Microsoft has announced that the XBOX 360 will be available in India from 23rd of Setp 06.

Cant wait to lay my hands on one :)



Bajaj Pulsar - Copied

Just bumped on this news sometime ago and was surprised by how non-innovative the Chinese can be. In another cases of copying and cheap re makes, they have lifted one of the most popular Indian bikes - The Baja Pulsar.

The Chinese have simply copied the entire bike and even the name is quite similar (Gosh! they couldnt even think on that). This new Chinese bike, being marketed in the Latin America is called the "Gulsar".

Obviously a violation of the IPR, Bajaj is taking this up with the Indian Ministry of Commerce for IP rights violation.

As the Chinese go, this isn't definitely the first time that they have done that. But what hurts here is Bajaj Pulsar's growing popularity in the Latin American market.

Click here for more on this.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

CCF Webcast (for Developers) by Herb Fickes

While trying to find a couple of other things about CCF, I got to this MSDN webcast today. Its a nice Level 300 web cast presented by Herb Fickes - a Senior CCF Consultant.

The webcast explains the basic CCF concepts like - Hosted Applications, the AIF, actions and lot other stuff. Definitely a must see for all those who want to know more about CCF Development.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Lance Armstrong

Over the last couple of days, I've been reading Lance Armstrong's book - Its not about my bike. The book talks not just about his cycling stints but his miraculous journey back to life from a seriously life threating state of testicular cancer. The book is so gripping and inspiring that it just holds you right from the start.

I could immediately relate to him in the first few pages - the similarity being that of a "I wanna do it all and I wanna to do it now" type kid with his "neva say die" attitude.

It seems that they are now coming up with a movie on the legends life and the Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal will be playing the legendary cyclist.

Well, that I've been through the book, I just cant wait for the movie.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Elvis videos

I posted a couple of Elvis videos which I think are really great.
I hope you like those.
Thats my small way of paying tribute to the King of Rock n Roll


A Tribute to Elvis Presley

A Tribute to Elvis Presley

Before Elvis there was nothing... and after him, nothing much.

Our tribute to the King of Rock n Roll.