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by Sanju
10 Jul 2011 23:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

BajKhedawal, Thank you for an excellent and detailed post. I am quite open to any suggestions that you have (guidelines et al). If you have the time please go ahead and let me know what these options are. The reason that I want to photograph the book is to preserve the format of the content to repub...
by Sanju
10 Jul 2011 20:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Aditya_V wrote:There is no pain for me in you having the lens, it is an amazing lens and a good choice.


I understood what you wrote and meant.

To clarify, when I wrote "minimise the pain" I was referring to lessening the pain on my wallet. (sell 70-200 and use the money + top-up to get the 100-400).
by Sanju
10 Jul 2011 19:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Bala, looking at the fact he has a 70-200 L IS USM (most abduls here will dream of affording such a lens- F/4 can be considered, F.28 a very professional lens), I think he can use this lens for best clarity while still be reasonably istant from the subject and photographing it in the Manner Mort su...
by Sanju
10 Jul 2011 18:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Thanks Mort & Bala. Yes, I am in the process of contacting an archivist. Photographing is the second option. Yes it will be a time consuming operation (thankfully these are not extremely big books - they are for beginners). I do have a tripod and a remote release. The stand is something that I w...
by Sanju
10 Jul 2011 04:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

SwamyG: These books are the only ones known left (i.e.,the English version), they are books written by my GreatGrandfather . They cannot be fully opened, they will just come apart. I would not like to risk scanning them. The safest bet would be to photograph them and make a word copy of the same.
by Sanju
10 Jul 2011 02:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Mort and all the other Egsperts, I have a pooch. I want to photograph couple of books that are the last known copies. I have been told that Macro lenses are the ones to use. My kit is as follows: Body: Canon 60D (which as you probably know is not a FF camera) My current lenses are: 17-40mm IS USM L ...
by Sanju
20 May 2011 20:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 2011
Replies: 2866
Views: 238826

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 201

@Pranav
Brilliant analogy! You need to tweet that and get as many eyeballs on it as possible.
Cheers,
S
by Sanju
02 Apr 2011 23:53
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Cricket World Cup Thread
Replies: 8255
Views: 345478

Re: The Cricket World Cup Celebration Thread

Surya, Me too! I had my friends calling me to watch and I refused saying that for the last two matches I have not watched and I do not want to jinx this one. Been on tenterhooks all night and all day (it is 3 PM EST here). Did not even check Cricinfo or rediff, turned the radio off as the local new ...
by Sanju
15 Feb 2011 22:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2842
Views: 263104

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

^^Pakistan's necxt batting star, practicing his reberse sweep!
by Sanju
11 Feb 2011 18:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2010
Replies: 2837
Views: 268753

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Dec. 28, 2

Why social media revolutions cannot last by Rajeev Srinivasan There is also a great tactic that propaganda-savvy governments use: disinformation. Especially in nations where the mainstream media are so compromised that people look to the net for real news, this can be very effective. A recent examp...
by Sanju
22 Oct 2010 20:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 917014

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

ramana wrote:Bingo! Can you drop e-mail at the PM?


Mail sent.
by Sanju
22 Oct 2010 08:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 917014

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

I have got the go ahead from my FIL and I will start transcribing the video and then get the info to be reviewed by FIL.

Ramana, I did ask him about Brig. Mathur. He mentions that he does recall the name and mentioned that he knew a Brig. Mathur whose last posting was in Lucknow.
by Sanju
21 Oct 2010 22:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 917014

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

^^Will do.
by Sanju
21 Oct 2010 22:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 917014

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Surya,
I will call him tonight and will get back. There is another person that I have in mind, I will get His number and speak to him too. I will try from my side.
by Sanju
21 Oct 2010 21:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 917014

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Ramana & Rahul, I missed the boat with my Father ( and it will be a regret that I will always carry with me). The last time my in-laws were here I recorded their experience for their grand-children. My FIL is not keeping in good health, but I will contact them ASAP. I will start with the Video a...
by Sanju
21 Oct 2010 19:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 917014

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

My father-in-law used to be the RMO for one of the battalions when the Chinese overran them in NEFA. They were told that the Chinese would be overrunning their position in 10 minutes and all the officers were to evacuate their position ASAP and the Non-Coms to burn everything left behind. The NCOs a...
by Sanju
13 Sep 2010 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Spy Story 4 - Glance of Saturn
Replies: 294
Views: 38017

Re: Spy Story 4 - Glance of Saturn

Dileep, It is outstanding. I am curious - when I read the story it feels as if you have thought in Malayalam and then written it in English. I say this because, the dialogues in mind are automatically translated into Malayalam (especially Vidwan, Maashe, Etta, Muthassan - although you have used Gran...
by Sanju
14 Jun 2010 06:54
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: QuickClot Donation Project - Lessons Learned
Replies: 51
Views: 15277

Re: Quick Clot Kits For Jawans - 1st Round Donations Deliver

RB Kudos and Thanks for the detailed post! Thanks to all the folks who helped put the donatons across to India. George, Rajiv, Mandeep, RayC Sir, Gen. Bajwa et al. Bhavesh, if you happen to read this do the right thing - you mentioned that your brother is a Brig. and is currently deployed in J&K...
by Sanju
19 May 2010 23:02
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Understanding Sikh History-1
Replies: 667
Views: 6142

Re: Understanding Sikh History-1

Surinder, This is anecdotal with no reference, so take it fwiw. Many years ago, in Kerala, my Father who could speak Punjabi fluently, saw an Old Sikh gent and went up to him and asked in Punjabi, how are you and which pind are you from? The Sikh gave him a blank look and said in Malayalam that he d...
by Sanju
04 May 2010 04:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 581873

Re: Internal Security Watch

shyamd wrote:---edited

I don't know why India has not requested access to Al Hooti. I am sure he would be given access.


Maybe we have - just that DDM is not made aware of it yet!
by Sanju
29 Apr 2010 22:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 134108

Re: A look back at the partition

The one lesson we keep forgetting , has not learned and most probably in urgent need to learn is that we did not take the battle to enemy's home ....edited Prem, You have hit the nail on the head. When we fight from the gate of our house and when at a disadvantage we give-up our Courtyard. Then fol...
by Sanju
29 Apr 2010 00:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 134108

Re: A look back at the partition

It is only people of this forum and a handful of other folks in India who care about Nationalist issues and what has happened to the Kashmiri Pandits. It is this apathy for our own that has been our downfall in the past. There is no argument there. Actually there a lot of people who have no idea of...
by Sanju
28 Apr 2010 23:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 134108

Re: A look back at the partition

Ramana, Agreed the core has shifted, I was referring to Punjab of old (not the truncated version that we know today ). I think Brihaspati's comment on the Buddhist nature is a possibility. Also being in the plains protected by people of lands far away, people of the plains were simply not used to as...
by Sanju
28 Apr 2010 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 134108

Re: A look back at the partition

Surinder, Not intending to jump on your discussion with Brihaspati. I just wanted to add something that struck me. The core has not fought as much as the peripherals have fought (through constant invasions) and has been closer to the Centre of Imperialist Power (be it Mughal or British) and has beco...
by Sanju
28 Apr 2010 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 134108

Re: A look back at the partition

AbhiG, Thank you for posting the link to the Bengalvoice Blog. This is something that is never taught in our schools. This needs to be read by every Indian - I wonder how many Bengalis know of this. I jumped to Chapter 3 and I couldn't help the tears on reading of the famine and how people died for ...
by Sanju
28 Apr 2010 02:09
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 758928

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

That story about settling scores seems planted to get her some sympathy. "Poor single woman harassed by all the men around her!"

To settle scores does one sell one's country and put in jeopardy the lives of scores of other Indians?
by Sanju
28 Apr 2010 01:49
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 758928

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010

The news reports have said that she has been providing information for the past 2 years. That seems to match the first bombing of the Indian Embassy in Jul 2008. Since then there have been three more bombings for a total of four (4) bombings targeted specifically at the Indians in Kabul and 3 at the...
by Sanju
28 Apr 2010 00:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 134108

Re: A look back at the partition

RamaY, I fully agree with you that's why my angst! Our current culture seems to be deep rooted in playing the blame game, instead of avoiding similar mistakes. It is the fear of finding mistakes rather than the mistakes that has kept the rulers of India mainly occupied in their "jihad" of ...
by Sanju
27 Apr 2010 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 134108

Re: A look back at the partition

Many a modern nation has been created based on certain circumstances that happened /took place at that particular point of time. In hindsight we may think that certain individuals did things that today we are aghast at or wonder about. However, what is galling is that there is a concerted effort at ...
by Sanju
27 Apr 2010 23:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 245033

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010

Carl_T wrote:Unmarried woman in 40s - the reason why she was a target of honey trap...maybe from now on we should get openly gay operatives who are in relationships to work abroad.


There would be a huge line-up outside the Indian HC in Pukistan for Canadian Visas! :twisted:
by Sanju
21 Apr 2010 20:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 245033

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010

In Gagan's post earlier showing Zia stooping to Bhutto, the soldier is saluting with his left hand. Isn't this usually the case when the soldier has lost his right hand? However, there seems to be a baton sticking out of his right side. So may have lost part of his arm only. Nice picture Gagan. A ke...
by Sanju
15 Apr 2010 00:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 245033

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010

Wonder if they will postpone it again! :lol:

Or maybe it is a Vishu/Baisakhi/Bihu et al gift to us SDREs! :twisted:
by Sanju
14 Apr 2010 21:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 245033

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010

Ramana garu, What kind of blog will it be? A BR blog with multiple bloggers or will it be Sridhar ji's blog specifically? Even within our BR community our views may not always be in sync. If multiple bloggers then let each blogger have their own topic. It will give a continuity to the thoughts being...
by Sanju
14 Apr 2010 21:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2845
Views: 290804

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

Bhat abat chanjing the khel to playing bith golis onlee? :-?
by Sanju
14 Apr 2010 21:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2845
Views: 290804

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

Thij ij a grate kweschun. Habe hurd sometames it is kalled aj "Bennis Elpow". O Garate Mullah, pleeje ackchept mi shukar and may the merciful Khushphoo grant you all her moistness... I habe a pooch on bennis elpow prablem. Bhat ij the solushun? Uje lepht hund? Butt chi chi it ij phor ande...
by Sanju
14 Apr 2010 18:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy New Year, Baisakhi, Vishu!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2020

Re: Happy New Year, Baisakhi, Vishu!!!

Happy New Year folks!

I have been reliably informed that this year Vishu is on the 15th. Maybe due to the "Karuthe Vava" (New Moon) today. I am doing the Vishu kanni for my family tomorrow.
by Sanju
13 Apr 2010 19:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2845
Views: 290804

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

O, learned Mullahs of BENIS, I habe a pooch. Egjplane to thij Abdool if Mohterma Mirza has wrist prablem doo to erecting Shoaib Mia's flagging career. :twisted:
by Sanju
22 Jan 2010 09:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009
Replies: 2838
Views: 228181

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) - Dec 30 - 2009

...............(edited) What is so shocking about it? Kiyani is due to retire within by april this year when he reaches 58. Frankly how many of us expect him to do it? ....... Kiyani was born in 1942. If Kayani was born in 1942 that would make him 68 and not 58. According to Wiki he was born in 195...
by Sanju
19 Dec 2009 12:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Food And Wine Thread - 2

Bijushet, I tried everything - Vit D, 2%, 1%, fat free, skim milk etc. of both organic and non-organic variety. It's the same story. It is really frustrating since I have no idea on what triggers the intolerance. I even maintained a log of what I ate and how much for nearly 6 months. I had a couple...

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