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Photography through the years...

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Look at this camera.... most of you must have seen this age old device and got clicked your photograph through it.  I saw this camera in perfect working condition in a market. That photographer asked me if I wanted to have my photo. He was from a humble background and asking people to get their photograph clicked with lowest price, lower than the one clicked by latest technology digital cameras.

Brightest are mine...

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Recently I visited my relatives in Brahampur with family. It is a tiny hamlet inBihar’s Buxar District. This area is known for its Shiva temple and people used to make a visit during festivals and make offerings. Residents are normally calm and hugely dependent on agriculture.  Life in Brahampur starts early morning and ends in general around 7-8 PM. Though there are nothing much to do there for me, I normally spent my days chatting with my four years old little daughter and answering her childlike queries. Sometimes kids throw you such difficult question that you hardly have any answer to please them. Nights in Brahampur were pleasant so we usually go to the roof and look at the sky. Except for cloudy days, sky was always full of stars. It looked so complete and fascinating. My daughter excited as usual asked same question every night ‘why sky in Brahampur has so many stars’ and why there are no stars in Noida (Delhi NCR). She started counting as many as she could. After forty stars…

Bomb Blast: Tears and fears

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What is striking in the recent bomb blast in national capital is people’s growing disbelief in government, authorities and agencies. They are now aware of the fact that blaming to each other's repeated failures are just the routine work and on the other hand agencies believe that after some days of excessive media criticism people will stop thinking about the incident and hence nobody will take note of it. Public are also in view that opposition parties will take this bomb blast as an opportunity to make some statements without taking any concrete step towards bashing government for its inefficiency to tackle such terror attacks in the future. And government as usual tries to defend her position by saying they had the information and already passed it to the state agencies to take further action. A classic example of passing the buck.
Being a media professional I come across a lot of people daily from different walks of life and believe me they all are in view that government does…