I don’t have much money to spare, but I’m thinking of getting a camera. The thing is: Should I buy an average digital camera for Rs 15-20K or should I buy a normal camera that costs as much, but will probably give me better quality pictures? Anyone with advise on what’s the best deal I can get for my limited budget?
If we spend so much time complaining of getting bored of what we do, I wonder then: Why we continue to do what we do?
These days I am getting a lot of pleasure seeing my ex-colleagues work hard. This, for example is an excerpt of a conversation with one of them. sk : what are you doing nowadays ab : enjoying life mostly ab : went to bangalore, pune ab : living it up sk : hmmm sk : me working ab : haha ab : big HAHA! ab : don’t worry. tumhara din bhi ayega! Now, I always wanted to say that. And finally I got a chance!
I watched Pirates of the Caribbean today. And Johnny Depp makes for an awesome pirate. His mannerisms, his accent, along with his hair – all combines to make him eminently watchable. Do catch it, if you haven’t already. I admire Depp for the variety of his roles. I’ve watched a few of his films – Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Donnie Brasco, The Brave – and what I like is the fact that he does very diverse roles and brings a lot of character into whatever he plays.
A visit to Pune always brings back warm memories of the time I spent there. I have lived in many places so far. But in Pune, I felt at home. It was also probably because I was young, and on my own for the very first time of my life. I got my first taste of independence and the responsibilities that came along with it.
My friend Jil knows 7 languages – Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, English, German and French. And I mean fluently. Not just one or two sentences. She’s from a Assamese-Bengali family. Lives in Karnataka. Learnt German. And is now learning French. Leaving me quite impressed. Indians I think tend to be multilingual, by and large. In school, we had to learn three languages. English, as intruction. Assamese, as the mother tongue. And Hindi, as the third language. Then, if you live in another state, you tend to pick up that language (at least basic spoken). If you are on relatively good terms with your neighbouring state, then you pick some language skills across the border. If you decide to learn a foreign language, you have one more ace up your sleeve. My own language skills are limited to Assamese, English and Hindi. I can understand a bit of Marathi (but then they hardly speak the language in Mumbai). And I can understand Bengali, but I can’t speak it very well. Next on my ‘to-do’ list is …