Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Thursday, November 22, 2012
"If the deaf are to hear, the sound has to be very loud." -- Bhagat Singh
Bhagat Singh (28 September 1907 – 23 March 1931) was an Indian nationalist considered to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement. He is often referred to as Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the word Shaheed meaning "martyr" in a number of Indian languages. Born into a Sandhu Jat Sikh family which had earlier been involved in revolutionary activities against the British Raj, as a teenager Singh studied European revolutionary movements and was attracted to anarchist and marxistideologies. He became involved in numerous revolutionary organizations, and quickly rose through the ranks of the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA) to become one of its main leaders, eventually changing its name to the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) in 1928.Seeking revenge for the death of Lala Lajpat Rai at the hands of the police, Singh was involved in the assassination of British police officer John Saunders. He eluded efforts by the police to capture him. Together with Batukeshwar Dutt, he undertook a successful effort to throw two bombs and leaflets inside the Central Legislative Assembly while shouting slogans of Inquilab Zindabad. Subsequently they volunteered to surrender and be arrested. Held on this charge, he gained widespread national support when he underwent a 116 day fast in jail, demanding equal rights for British and Indian political prisoners. During this time, sufficient evidence was brought against him for a conviction in the Saunders case, after trial by a Special Tribunal and appeal at the Privy Council in England. He was convicted and subsequently hanged for his participation in the murder, aged 23. His legacy prompted youth in India to begin fighting for Indian independence and he continues to be a youth idol in modern India, as well as the inspiration for several films. He is commemorated with a large bronze statue in the Parliament of India, as well as a range of other memorials.
Read More: Wikipedia
Listen to audio here : Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
- Composed and sung by Vinod Varma
- Lyrics by Pramodh Shenoy
- Stills - Anoop Kumar, Kiran Mathew Thomas, Sapna Vinod
- Editing & Effects - Vibin Venugopal
- Video Courtsey - Vibin Venugopal, Kiran Mathew Thomas, Anoop Kumar & Wazeem Basheer
- Thanks to Jojo, Akhil, San Kumar & Mr. Thomas Varghese
Saturday, January 08, 2011
For the first time in my photography life, my photos got published through media. This advertisement was published on 5th January, 2011 in Hindu newspaper - Opportunities page. I'm really thankful to my company and the people who selected my photograph for the advt.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
This is my first wildlife photograph that came with very nice details. I found it on the way to Nelliampathi in Kerala. The details of the spider is given below.
In North America, Argiope aurantia is commonly known as the "black and yellow garden spider", "corn spider" or "writing spider," because of the similarity of the web stabilimenta to writing.
In England, Argiope bruennichi, where it is found only on the southern coast, and in other parts of Europe, including Germany, is also known as the wasp spider. The East Asian species Argiope amoena is known in Japan as kogane-gumo. In Australia, Argiope keyserlingi and A. aetherea are known as St. Andrew's Cross spiders, for their habit of resting in the web with legs outstretched in the shape of an X, the cross of St. Andrew. The large white zigzag in the centre of its web is called the stabilimentum or web decoration.
In the Philippines, it is known as "gagambang ekis", which translates to "X spider".
The average orb web is practically invisible, and it is easy to blunder into one and end up covered with a sticky web. The very easily visible pattern of banded silk made by Argiope is pure white, and some species make an "X" form, or a zigzag type of web (often with a hollow center). The spider then aligns one pair of its legs with each of the four lines in the hollow "X," making a complete "X" of white lines with a very eye-catching spider colored bright yellow on a field of black or variegated red white and yellow stripes forming its center. The white patterns are called stabilimentum and reflect UV light. They have been shown to play a role in attracting prey to the web, and possibly to prevent its destruction by large animals. Their centers of their large webs are often just under 1 meter above the ground, so they are too low for anything much larger than a rabbit to walk under. The overtness of the spider and its web thus has been speculated to prevent larger creatures from accidentally destroying the web and possibly crushing the spider underfoot.
Details from Wikipedia : Argiope (spider)