Friday, May 6, 2011

Olmpus sp 600uz, My new Camera.

I always wanted an camera which just did't take a picture but took a masterpiece.

As i am a camera Fanatic, i always enjoyed holding and operating a Camera.

In recent times as i got some money, i wanted to fulfill my dream of owning a camera for my self. I just need not wanted to take a picture but i wanted a tool which can take pictures in a different perspective. What fun there will be taking each and every picture the same way as every one does?! it will be a just another picture thats all. But as i look at one object at a different way, hundred of new angles and ideas shoot across my mind, and to capture those "Stupid" Pictures i need a good camera.

Recently my cousin Shrinidhi Hande had visited a western country, I thought, Oho! what a great opportunity to get myself a camera from ABROAD :) so decided, and explained my intentions to Nidhi(Shrinidhi Hande), who obliged for my request and took his precious time and money which he used to get me a camera, (i still have not paid him!!!).

Nidhi decided to get me a camera at Duty Free shops in the Dubai International Airport, which seemed a reasonalble bargain for buying any goods as it is "DUTY FREE (Fee)"?. As he planned he enquired and gave me a list of cameras to buy from, he had only 2 hours of Transit time so had to hurry, as he texted me through Facebook Messages i was unable to comply as i was Asleep and was totally unaware.

Finally Nidhi bought me Olympus sp 600uz which seemed to match my discriptions of the camera i wanted.



Upon purchase nidhi messaged me, what he had bought for me, when i woke and saw those messages, i got up and plugged in my Photon+ and started browsing for the details of this camera.

As i got my hands on the camera, started exploring its features as a little kid who gets his first toy.



After handling the camera for couple of days, i got an idea about how to operate and take pictures, as i had taken about 600+ pictures within 35 hours!.

As i began to adapt for the camera i started noticing its Pro's & Con's, i have listed the same below.

Pros:
1. 15x zoom which allowed me to take pictures perfectly became one of the biggest advantages. (Remeber i told you i like to take pics in a different manner, i took many pics of people wondering and not knowing i am Clicking away their pics which i found was amusing).

2. Sense of handling a Professional camera was also an feeling which is good, the camera had a grip of DSLR cameras which is good to hold.

3. Duel Image stabilizers were also good and easy, but had to punch in right features to use it.

Con's:

1. Absense of view finder is a big disadvantage of this perticular camera.

2. Automatic flash was not an option, as i had to manually take out the flash and then use it, as it was a power saving feature of the camera.

I have mentioned only couple of pro's & Con's,which i noticed, as i have not used this camera till its peaking limit till yet.



But i enjoyed taking photographs in this camera as it is just right to my requirement.

Some of the pictures that i have taken are also available in this post.



Thats it for now, its Weekend Tomorrow!!! need to go.

Take care every one.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Few Stuff about Go Karting

Many would not know what a Go Karting is, and they might have seen it in movies and stuff.

Well me and some of my friends go for go karting sometimes, just wanted to share some of my experience with you guys.

Go Karting is an Motor sport which is a real fun to drive, as it contains speed in it it can also be a sheer dangerous sport also.



For the first timers it can be little frightning also as you try to control the vehicle, it always won't follow your command, & it is difficult to handle, as you don't know how the vehicle will react.

After getting to know the vehicle, it can be real enjoyable every lap, for the first timers, the track handlers always insist you to drive slowly, as they are certain that you will wipe out, and you do.

When i first drove, i felt i am gonna crash on every corner, so took few laps slow and tried not to crash, if i crash i would face real shame from my friends, and would have to leave the track as it is the rules of the game.

But after getting an edge you can drive these Karts, real fast and you can put the engines of these little cars to the best performing level, take the corner in real confidence. Too much confidence you can turn the Kart 360 with just a little more acceleration.



To drive these karts can give you an real adrenalin rush, and can be addictive.

The Karts are designed to get low drag, and are equipped with engines which can churn out so much torque that just hitting the gas for the first time can make you loose control. So advised to take it slow for the first time.

As you get professional with the sport you can turn the corners swiftly, with higher speeds, But you must also keep an eye on the track ahead and your competitors, as they can approach you with every angle possible in the track.

Trick is to finish the lap with best time, ahead of your competition.

Before getting into an Kart you must always have basic knowledge of the safety gear provided and safety measures to be adapted for your safety in the tracks.

Gears required...
1. Fully covered Helmet with clear Visors.
2. Jackets
3. Gloves
4. Shoes


The karts are driven with highly charged Fuel for better performance, this is done only by professional drivers who are well trained and know these karts very well.



Myself and my friends have driven these karts for many years, and are fully aware of there pro's and con's and we often race together neck to neck to reach the finish line as fast as we could.

Thats how the sport is, thats how it is handled.

Caution: Auto sports is dangerous and should be executed with precaution and with necessary safety measures.



This is Ravi Signing off...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Jump Start

Hello every one.

I had given up blogging for a long time as i had taken up new job and had to concentrate on that more than my blog.

As i did't had an genuine internet availability, that too led me stop blogging.

But now i possess an laptop and a internet connection that i can relay on, thought why not start writing by now. Many people have told me i write very good.!(LOL). I say i just Write...

as this is an jump start blog, i ll make it a short one.

Boy, i need to wake up early in the morning tomorrow. I HATE THAT... but have to work, have to survive, have to fight all time... i am feeling sleepy, so i will finish this post here and will write some more tomorrow or day after.

This is Ravi Signing off...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

"Mrughavadhe" A Weekend Spot.

Hello Every One...

This is My new post after a long time. I was totally busy and had no time to write.

I was thinking to write about a place called as Mrughavadhe for a long time, but never had total information, although it is my Native Place(Fathers), & it is an beautiful place.

Every one who work in their office in Bangalore know how important an weekend can be. Every one wanna get out of the city and go places somewhere quite and peacefull to relax their minds off the daily hectics of the city life.

It is essential for a person to get a peacefull and joyfull weekend as he/she is tired of the office and will be feeling sick about it some time later. To releave these stress one should visit or go to places that he has not seen to experience some change in their routine life.

I would like to give some information about Mrughavadhe an mistical place in this post, i hope it will be helpful.

About Mrughavadhe:

Mrughavadhe is a Place situated near Tirthahalli, Shimaga Dist. It is about 110Kms from Shimoga and 37Kms (Appx) from Tirthahalli.



I had recently been to Mrughavadhe, i had arranged a bike ride for my self to this place.

Although I did not stayed there for a long period it gave all the relaxation i needed from my daily office work.

If you try to search for this place in Google or Internet you will be disappointed as there is no adiquate information about this place, as it is remote and not known by many people.

But believe me it is one of the best places in Malnad Dist and a good weekend getaway place.



Mrughavadhe is about 400kms from Bangalore and can be reached through road only. There are trains available upto Shimoga & one have to take local busses to Tirthahalli and then change another bus which takes them to Mrughavadhe from Tirthahalli. Nearest Airport is in Mangalore and it is about 200Kms from Mrughavadhe.

The People who can arrange their own Vehicle can enjoy this place with little time travelling. Road condition are superb in these villege limits and i am sure there won't be trouble of bad roads in this region.

People who can arrange a car can visit this place and enjoy the beauty of it.

I have also posted couple pictures of Mrughavadhe in this post.



Best time to visit this place is in the winter season as in the rainy season you don't wanna go there as there will be heavy rain and in summer the Sun will be too hot and it is impossible to step out.

But in the winter it is a heaven. And a very good place to visit.

The people who visit Mrughavadhe can also visit the famous Agumbe as it is very near. And Mrughavadhe Hosts Famous Mallikarjuna Temple and other famous temples in its locality.

As there is no hotel's in Mrughavadhe the people visiting have to make arrangements to stay in the night. Or Nearest Hotel is in Tirthahalli Which can be very convient.
People can stay in Tirthahalli and visit Mrughavadhe.

There will be lunch arrangements made in the Mallikarjuna Temple every day to assist the people. If you are visiting Agumbe or Shimoga or Tirthahalli for touring purpose you must visit Mrughavadhe.

If you are going in a groupe with friends or family members this will be a great spot.

There is also Spiritual Reason for this place which i am not compleately known off.
It is a saying that "Lord Rama" A Hindu God had visited this place in his Vanavasa and there is Proof for it as he had killed a deamon in this place.



Locals Can be a Great Guides as they are keen to guide tourists around their villege showing all the famous spots.

These Were only some of the information i was able to provide to you about a place called Mrughavadhe.

Hope it helps...

Signing off
Raviraj...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Bike Trip

Hello Every one,

As some of you may know how i love to ride bikes, i always wanted to ride my bike for the longest duration. I always had this idea of going to my native place(Fathers) in my own bike, but never got the chance as some times parents opposed or no one came along with me, or never had a bike!. When i heard that i had to go to Tirthahalli Shimoga for some personal work, i thought, can i go in my own bike??? as all the resources to make my trip a success were available.

So i decided to take a 4 days trip in my bike, 10 persons that i consulted about the trip, only couple of them gave me a green light. Rest of them just opposed as they it was too dangerous or too Stupid to go alone for such a long distance.

But i took a chance to fulfill my dream of riding for more than 1000Kms without any disturbance from any one which included my pillion or some other rider who is willing to come along with me.

I decided to leave Bangalore for my journey on 28th Feb and Came back by 3rd Mar

I Prepared for my journey collecting all the necessary equipment and decided to follow my plan as formed before.

Here is My Journey Details.

Day 1 (28th Feb Sunday): Left for Shimoga by 6am in the morning. Stopped for break fast in Kamath Restaurant in Tumkur, Reached Shimoga by 12Pm (early than expected)

Went to My Mothers Sisters home (Sujatha Chikkamma) in Shimoga & rested, my mother called me up to find out that i made it safely or not and i told her i am ready to go still 300Kms,lol.

Day 2 (Smg To Mrughavadhe): I left for mrughavadhe by 9Am and reached my desired destination by 11am. i only stopped in Tirthathalli for to take few pictures of the famous Tirthahalli Bridge and some rain-forests pics that i took along my journey.

. Reached Mrughavadhe and rested for a while and went back to Tirthahalli to get my Father who just arrived from Bangalore.

Day 3: I went to Tirthahalli compleated my designated work and headed towards Sagara the connecting roads in this region were pretty worse and it took me some effort to ride my bike on the road which had no asphalt left in it this was the worst road i encountered on my journey. It was very worrying that i was alone riding in this dirt road and if there was any emergency i cannot contact for help where no mobile reception was available and only few vehicles were in transit on that road. But however reached sagara, had lunch and went to see my Grand Ma & Grand Pa in a near village called Bommatthi and also met with Shrinidhi Hande's Mother. Next stop for me was Shimoga where kerfue was put on. I was warned by every one that i should not go into that city, but took my chances and headed towards Shimoga. Reached Shimoga on time without any incident.

Day 4: Left Shimoga early morning and reached Bangalore without any incident safely. Seeing me in one peace my mother was just re leaved.

I Totally covered around 1050Kms in 4 Days and came back Without any trouble as my main concern was tire trouble but i never had any mechanical or any sort of problems on my journey.




Few Pictures that i took are available in this post, and these pictures were taken from my New Samsung Corby Pro Phone.





This Was my first solo bike ride covering some major distance, and i really enjoyed every single moment of it.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"My dream home"

Hello Every One.

Some one asked me when does a house become a home?, well as i replied “a house is just a building which is constructed on the desire of the owner. It becomes a home when it is accepted as a family member among the family”.

As every one has their own dreams and thoughts as how should their home be, i too have such thoughts as how should a home be.

First of all the exterior of the house should be good as first impression is the best impression. Exterior paint should be light and catchy but not too bright.

Interior should be very good as it must feel home rather than a house to the owner.

A good furniture to assist when you come from office, interior paint chosen should be a good one. A mixture of white in the paint is necessary as it gives a good texture for the walls.

Every person should have at least two rooms in their home as it is a utmost necessary.

A home should be located near a place where it is convenient and all the facilities should be available to every one. These facilities include schools, hospitals, supermarkets.

These things are the one which makes house a dream home.

this is an entry for marg My Dream Home Contest

Friday, February 12, 2010

My New Company


Hello Every One.

This is my first post after i joined an new company (Schindler India Pvt LTD)


As my friends and family members know, i always wanted to quit my old job & join a better one. Well i was invited by the Schindler India Pvt Ltd to attend an intervirew, so on monday i had gone for the interview & it turns out to be a great one. I met Mr. Lakshminaraya who is an AO in the company at 9am, had a little talk about the company, my job profile, Etc... later on he told me to visit the Manager who was an Amazing guy. He was very friendly and was very enthusiastic person, after i finished my interview, Mr. Lakshminarayan told me he would call me if something arise. I thought, well it will be just like all the other interview's that i had before where they tell they would call me but they never will.


A week passed without any breez, but then Mr Lakshminarayan (LXM) called me and told me to come to office for some briefing, Went to the office in the early morning, and met Mr LXM.

He explained me every thing about my company and told me how and where all the company operated. I thought why is this guy explaining me all this...?

Then he informed me that i had been selected for the company. Could't Beleave It....

Came back home informed My mother first as she was also eager to hear from me. Met couple of my best friends and told them also. All were happy and i had to pay for the lunch which my friends had as a treat (SAD)... With a lighter pocket and heavy hopes i reported for the company.

It was a boring first day as every one was busy with their own work as Managing Director had flown form the Mumbai to analyse the performance of each individual in the company so every one were busy preparing reports and stuff, i was just sitting in an room thinking to myself "God Where am I? In An MNC Co". (Details in Next Blog)

But As i always wanted i had joined an Big Company and was settling in.

I was just releaved from my old company which was a "RAT HOLE" where all the employees were just "Frogs in a Well" (Details in Next Blog)

And i was too frusterated couple of days as i had no access to web in my new office i felt i was cut off from the rest of the world. But Now i have plans and measures to over come these frustrations.

As i am writing this blog in an Cyber Cafe i am not able to provide you all the details of this current blog. I promise you i will provide you all the details of the Job and update you as soon as possible.

Regards,

Raviraj Bhat.