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by Vivasvat
04 Oct 2014 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 119021

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

Cross posted from Modi Sarkar thread. A Strategic partnership: Modi in the U.S. Their joint statement, as well as a co-authored op-ed in the Washington Post by Obama and Modi, was a powerful statement of 'strategic and global partnership'. As the Stimson Center's Joshua White noted, India's previous...
by Vivasvat
02 Oct 2014 06:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 78231

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

Paklurks, this is how youl tallel than mountain fliend will welcome you and your Xinjiang proteges: :rotfl: Why 10,000 doves underwent 'anal security checks' in Beijing workers checked the wings, legs and anus of each pigeon ahead of time to ensure they were "not carrying suspicious material.&q...
by Vivasvat
02 Oct 2014 05:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 86
Views: 3989

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

:rotfl: Why 10,000 doves underwent 'anal security checks' in Beijing workers checked the wings, legs and anus of each pigeon ahead of time to ensure they were "not carrying suspicious material." The entire process was videotaped "The liberty and dignity of citizens are increasingly vu...
by Vivasvat
29 Sep 2014 05:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 78231

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

Pakistan's Political Crisis Carries Over to U.S. Youth "I feel like in Pakistan, looking at all of the people it really breaks my heart to see kids there. I have younger brothers and when I see kids there, they don’t have food, or they are dying, they don’t go to school, they are picking up ga...
by Vivasvat
25 Sep 2014 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 78231

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

Towel Alert! Mars Orbiter Mission success draws praise from Pakistan I think there's a bit of DDM in that article. The article talks about pakis and shows a picture of some girls holding congratulatory signs. However, I'm pretty convinced that the girls in the picture are all Indian. No news articl...
by Vivasvat
25 Sep 2014 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul 2014
Replies: 2846
Views: 78231

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 19 Jul

Towel Alert! Mars Orbiter Mission success draws praise from Pakistan When will we wake up? Really, we need to look at our neighbour and gauge where and how we have fallen behind “Proud of you India, you beat China in the Mars race, I feel ashamed of our political class.” We should feel proud as Indi...
by Vivasvat
04 Aug 2013 22:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2872
Views: 91295

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

Baptions pleaze !! http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/9455/wakf.jpg Mala, pen and price tag? Butt, I hab pooch.... Bhy ij venerated Madam and saaxting researcher with price tag shidting on polythene covered chairs bhile leaky pen ij naat? Did Breeteesh navel attache abail Mala-discount on price tag...
by Vivasvat
02 Apr 2012 03:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2012
Replies: 2870
Views: 67262

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29 March 2

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/PakistanibeautyqueenfleesUSafterdupingdozens/930911/ Saman is being described by the American media as a "scam artist" who cheated homeowners after impressing them with her physical appearance, including her "almond-shaped eyes, flawless skin a...
by Vivasvat
08 Mar 2012 09:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Two light direction experiments with a very willing model! http://images51.fotki.com/v628/photos/8/497578/10347507/IMG_6462-vi.jpg http://images60.fotki.com/v367/photos/8/497578/10347507/IMG_6457-vi.jpg http://images15.fotki.com/v588/photos/8/497578/10347507/IMG_6461-vi.jpg http://images51.fotki.com...
by Vivasvat
04 Mar 2012 01:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Wow @Purushuddin Macrobaba! Amazing!
by Vivasvat
29 Feb 2012 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2850
Views: 96940

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

Narad wrote:Zaid Hamid posed nude in support of ISI to protest against Veena Malik

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Who made Qaid Vomit pregnant? :eek:
by Vivasvat
29 Feb 2012 08:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2850
Views: 96940

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

archan wrote:Mullah Raja Bosullah ij holding a relevant panner - No sekularijm. Put howcome he haj a tinka in hij otherwije jawaan daDhi?

It ij jusht da bhool oph da sheeph he baaj bith. No myshteree.
by Vivasvat
27 Feb 2012 05:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Mortji, I knew about the general Sigma focusing issues before I bought that lens, but the issue was selling off a returned item as new. The papers inside were shoved in on the side, and the items(including the lens) inside were in new small clear polythene pouches which did not have the Sigma logo o...
by Vivasvat
26 Feb 2012 22:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

B&H Photo are the largest camera dealer in the east coast of the US, and probably the whole US. Basically, you could place your order, and if they don't have it by around then, you can cancel. They are very reputable. I have bought all my camera equipment from them, but my experience has been a...
by Vivasvat
26 Feb 2012 04:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Purush! those shots are too good!!!
I'll give panning another try under your able guidance. :)
by Vivasvat
21 Feb 2012 11:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

NSW Silhouette and Flower 12.......hope I'm good enough to spot and snap images like that one day!
by Vivasvat
21 Feb 2012 01:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Praksamji,

The last shot looks great. Just a suggestion - how about cropping just a wee bit from the left and top while retaining the aspect ratio to get rid of the orphan branches?
Saw Purush's great panning shots. The handheld 50 prime without anti-shake can't match up to that...
by Vivasvat
16 Feb 2012 19:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Praksam, the crop does bring more attention to the droplet. Beautiful.
Vish_mulay, do I work here in office or keep staring at your red sunset?!!! The pull is too great.
by Vivasvat
16 Feb 2012 08:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

^^^ just needs a little more magnification! A little closer and you're home! Why not try cropping?
In case the idea was to show a bit of the real flower along with the refraction, then could smaller aperture have helped?
by Vivasvat
16 Feb 2012 03:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

^^^ That's a color riot praksam ji!!! First macro in particular is magnifique!
by Vivasvat
15 Feb 2012 03:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2994
Views: 244782

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

^^^
Barbed wire heart for a fence on valentines day? :rotfl:
by Vivasvat
09 Feb 2012 19:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

praksam wrote:Nice 3d effect on the violet flowers,Vivasvatji.

archan wrote:nice pics praksam and Vivasvat ji. Do I see a yummy parantha in the pooja pic?

Dhanyavaad praksam aur Archanji.
Paratha is what my guess was too. It was taken at someone elses place while the pooja was in progress. Never asked the question.
by Vivasvat
09 Feb 2012 08:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 102179

Re: BR Forum Feedback

BRadmins,

How can I change my registration email address? It no longer exists!!!
by Vivasvat
09 Feb 2012 08:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

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P&S - year 2001
by Vivasvat
09 Feb 2012 08:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

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Point and Shoot Macro
by Vivasvat
09 Feb 2012 08:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

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by Vivasvat
09 Feb 2012 08:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Bala Vignesh, I'd like to add that you will need an external flash if you really want to shoot indoors at reasonable shutter speeds and/or brightness (flash sync speed for canon is what..1/250s? Reasonable for capturing most wedding action, otherwise you can also go to high speed sync mode at the co...
by Vivasvat
07 Feb 2012 00:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

praksamji, do you have 2 similar shots on water with different depth of field for comparison? I was just wondering which would look better in the above goose butt shot - blurred or clear water...
by Vivasvat
06 Feb 2012 00:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Any guys interested in a photography outing in NJ/NYC?
by Vivasvat
06 Feb 2012 00:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Amazing clarity praksam!
by Vivasvat
05 Feb 2012 00:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Bala Vignesh,

I realized it later that there will be an official photographer too. So, do you have any idea what the official photog will cover? What does your friend want you to shoot? Equipment that you have?
by Vivasvat
05 Feb 2012 00:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45772

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Bala, I covered my nieces wedding last year and here is what I learnt: 1) In an Indian wedding, it is difficult to get line of sight to your subject. Everybody sits around a fire facing different directions. Add to that te pillars and decorations of the mandap and you have a limited view of the proc...

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