Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Bookshop crossword sudasudacoffee

Quote: Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
Author: Austin Phelps
Photographer: Dheepak Ra

I first read this in a book mark which came along with the books I purchased in this shop. Everyone has their own favourite bookshops. During my academic days, it was the majestic Higginbothams in chennai. Immediately after I came to Bangalore, it was Prism book shop. Eventhough there is Strand booksore in my office campus itself, I usually goto either Landmark in Forum or Crossword in MGRoad. Particularly the latter has its own charm.

Also the CafeCoffeeDay in Crossword, has a nice ambience.

I was just recollecting the beautiful writings of George Orwell and on of his works was about a bookshop where he worked.

Dheepak Ra

Sunday, January 29, 2006


Party sudasudacoffee dance

Quote: Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance
Photographer Dheepak Ra

Another snap taken during my school friends gettogether in chennai last year. Empty hall was due to my non-compliance of IST !!!

- Dheepak Ra

Tuesday, January 24, 2006



Quote: Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence
Author: Robert Fripp
Photographer: Dheepak Ra

For teetotallers like me, music isnt a bad alternative...........

The swirling liquid is actually tea from Cafe Coffee Day (forgot the flavor). We had black tea being swirled into motion and then milk was gently added in a stream. That is why the different bands are in different colors. Thanks to Ashok and Geetha for that.

- Dheepak Ra

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Change of Heart

Change of Heart

Quote: Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
Author: Albert Camus
Photographer: Dheepak Ra

I am sure this quote might strike a chord with quite a lot of people. Though I am not ready to stake a stand on that issue.

Coming back to the snap, it was shot during the bangalore get together with Ashok. During our school days, I vividly remember him able to bend all his fingers till the very end. Myself, Geetha and Ashok were waiting in coffee shop for others to join us, when this was taken.

Look at the stains in the desk - may be I should have asked him to pose elsewhere. As some of you might have noticed, I hate flash. Partly bcoz my camera has a very poor flash lux and even more so bcoz I didnt have reflectors to avoid harsh lighting. Anyway at that time I was shooting anything and everything - so didnt have the time to concentrate on any one shot.

Wonder how many of you have the dexterity like this guy? Atleast my finger doesnt go back more than 45 degrees.

- Dheepak Ra

Thursday, January 19, 2006



Quote: All the world's a stage
Author: William Shakespear
Photographer: Dheepak Ra

I am sure 90% of the young crowd in Bangalore would have seen this place, atleast in passing. Its none other than the famed Kaveri Emporium (yeah I think there is a spelling mistake here) Its located in the junction of Brigade Road and MG Road making it an ideal landmark to meet others.

This was shot when my school mate - Ashok was down here for vacation.

Dheepak Ra

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti

Photographer: Dheepak Ra

This is the time for thanking God for previous harvest and praying for another good year of farming. Eventhough the essence is the same, it is celebrated in different parts of India under a different name. In Tamilnadu it is Pongal, in Punjab it is Lohri and rest of India it is Makar Sankranti.

This snap was shot in my office right in front of Amphitheatre where they staged a wonderful program to celebrate the same.

- Dheepak Ra

Thursday, January 12, 2006


hipc Conference sudasudacoffee edward gibbon

Quote: Our work is the presentation of our capabilities
Author: Edward Gibbon
Photographer: Dheepak Ra

Continuing the same series - this was shot in HiPC 05 (High Performance Computing) conference held at Goa.

Dheepak Ra

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Get together

Get together, originally uploaded by baejaar.

Quote: Get together for much to remember
Author: Thats me
Photography: K. Aneez Ahmed

It is the Alpha school get together organized on 31st Dec 2005 at The Residency, Chennai. It was held after such a long time that I got to meet some of my school mates whom I had never met in the last seven years!!!!

My special thanks to the folks who made this happen and also to those who made it for the get together.

- Dheepak Ra

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Relax please

Relax please, originally uploaded by baejaar.

Quote: The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Author: Sydney J. Harris
Photography: Dheepak Ra

True indeed. This snap was shot during a conference in Goa. Its a private beach of a hotel where the conference was hosted. Unfortunately due to tight schedule, all I could do was capture snaps like these.

Anyway let me sign this off before I start cribbing too much......

Dheepak Ra

Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Train to Goa

The Train to Goa, originally uploaded by baejaar.

Quote: The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it.
Author: G.K.Chesterton
Photography: Dheepak Ra

This is the beautiful Konkan Railways stretch and to be specific the Goa station. I am sure you wont mind me calling it as beautiful after looking at yesterday's snap.

And this snap is dedicated to Shakeb who is going to catch a train to New Delhi today.

Dheepak RA

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Calm, originally uploaded by baejaar.

Sometimes God calms the storm,
sometimes He calms the sailor

Author: Unknown
Photographer: Dheepak Ra

This was shot from a moving train in northern karnataka. It lacks detail but still loved that misty feeling lingering in the air. Though it doesnt get depicted so well when I had to condense it to some 80kb size.