Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Why I want to be a correspondent?

‘Why I would like to be a part of the Correspondents team?’ – The email that asked me this question, also included the delightfully uncomplicated answer – “…the writer in us is looking for a medium to express”. Another response from me would be – because I like to tell stories, create those vivid images in your mind, capture your attention as if it were mine to play around with, and then leave you with not just a tale to remember, but a thought to ponder.

Other noteworthy reasons may include all or some or none of the following:

I think the business research experience has shaped me such that I like to take a ‘profound-plunge’ (a.k.a. ‘deep-dive’) into the complex topic of investigation. Then, I assimilate the facts, and reproduce a detailed yet easy to follow story, minus the jargon.

The reporting ‘assignments’ (should it work that way) would allow me the opportunity to probe into issues, sometimes difficult, that I might not otherwise pay explicit attention to. Thus, I would get to learn new things even without trying, or at least without feeling like I am trying.

Though you would like to believe I write long sentences, emotionally rich text, am often surreal, I am also very comfortable in ‘cutting the crap’ and being concise. Regardless of my occasionally outlandish ways of expression, I am very much open to working under strict controls (read formal communication, official language, etc.).

Creating weird humor is my forte. However, my sense of humor is also very adjustable, from intolerably cheesy to endearingly professional.

If I want to satisfy my desire to hold public attention, for that one fleeting moment of popularity, then being a correspondent would serve me well.

Yes, I have been part of teams producing newsletters or similar literature, in college and at work.
Hope you find the above information useful. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards,

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Rain at night

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gurgaon's @attitude

Those connected with me at twitter would know already what am i talking about. Good. Because I don't want to write a non-user-friendly entry where readers turn away just witnessing the no. of characters, so here the bulleted list.
  • Attentive hosts
  • In house smoking zone with seating more comfy
  • Amazing mix of music (thursday karaoke, friday live, saturday club, sunday retro)
  • Coporate Thursday (for deals check out http://www.attitudelive.com)
  • Value for money
  • Away from Pappus' sights, good crowd
  • Good choice of food, easy on your pocket (meal for one not more than 500)
  • The DJ - what a guy, the guy knows the pulse and what he is playing
  • The owners (Shiva and Rishi - what a guy)
  • All woooden flooring, for e x t e n d e d dancing activities
  • Neat toilets
  • Dim lights, good for lovers, recluse, silent drinkers, shy extroverts, goths, everyone who dislikes loud places
  • Food good
  • Good Food (guess i just swapped g and f)
  • Be there for Rishi (@attitudelive on twitter), the guy knows what he is doing
  • Nuff parking outside

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Jamaica Farewell

Learning to play guitar at my own comfortable pace, I get happy once in a while when I am able to strike the right chords for a few songs close to my heart. Here is one of them.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Midnight Muse on the Train

While I see many examples of beautiful photography with slowed down shutter, most of the time the illuminated subjects are moved to create a figure. I tried this one where the subject was a static object, the night bulb on a train, and what moved was the camera.

Waited for the sun

This beautiful sunrise happened the morning I woke up completely broken by the previous day's rain shadowed road trip. Sad that the most picturesque stretch would be marred by the lack of sun, I went to sleep. And woke up to a beautiful surprise the next morning.