I tried my hand in Bird Photography

Finally, I thought I would publish some pictures of birds which I captured here and there in Udaipur. I was not very keen to take pictures of bird, majorly because I did not want to invest in lenses required for bird photography. I started with Nikon 55-200mm Non VR lens and after getting frustrated for few days, I could improve a bit. And finally ordered 7-300mm VR lens. VR ( Vibration Reduction) is a feature which reduces camera shake to the equivalent up to 4 shutter stops. It is a huge advantage. Here are few Bird Pictures, I thought I …

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My Experience With Indian Bureaucracy and Corruption

I thought I would share few experiences with Indian bureaucracy and its grievance redress system. First of all, I must tell you that, the “grievance redress system in Indian bureaucracy” is firmly in place, and it works mostly to the satisfaction of the complainant. But if you read news paper, watch TV News, one may believe the other wise! Well, I think, Indians treat their problems more emotionally then logically. So when, most of the time, when they seem to have been treated unfairly by the bureaucracy or the system, they seem to love to play victim than trying to …

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My Experience with Google AdSense

When I first started blogging in August 2008, I thought I would be able to make a lot of money with Google AdSense. For that, I did many silly things including searching for ‘high paying’ keywords and try to put them in some useless blog posts. Everyday, I used to check Google AdSense account for the money accumulated! Sadly, I never crossed $4 a day! I even tried asking my friends to click on AdSense advertisements on my blog. I also used to click on theirs in return. I used to spend lot of time Googling “how to make money …

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Recent Goa Trip : Travel Diary

I visited Goa recently on some photography work, wedding photography to be exact. I think Goa is one of the cleanest place in India. May be I was traveling to good or tourist locations in Goa, but I found all roads remarkably good, without any potholes! While, I would be uploading my picture in my Photography Blog, I thought I would also upload few here. I visited the following beaches in Goa : 1. Colva It is a very big beach and never look crowded. It has almost white sand! 2. Calangute Beach Picturesque beach with many shacks to eat …

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Maintaining your Websites : Learnt few lessons hard way!

Recently, I faced a hacking attack due to which my VPS ( Virtual Private Server) was disabled by hosting service provider and all my websites were down almost for 18 hours! The server was hacked by some hacker and were using the server to attack other servers all around the world! Since I had no other option but to reset it to default and putting back the websites manually one by one! It was very difficult for me to put back all the websites! During the process, I learnt few things :- 1. Always use daily Snap Backup service by …

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Online Reputation Monitoring by Blogger

Online reputation monitoring is checking if anyone is ‘talking’ about you or your brand. Online Reputation Monitoring is very important for any online business like e-commerce portal, travel portals, online shops. With recent explosion of social networking sites( Facebook, Twitter etc.), even brands which normally sells offline, monitoring online reputation has become a major brand management exercise. Common people, customers of any service or product may write ( a blog post), tweet ( on twitter), update status ( on Facebook) about his own experience about that service of product! And his blog post, status update or tweet may go viral …

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How I earn money ?

The very first question I am asked, as soon as I introduce myself as blogger to any one, is “How I earn for living ?”! I find it hard to reply, even when I reply, I do not find people to be convinced. So I thought, if you are really curious, here are how I earn from blogging:- 1. I earn from inquiries sent to my blogs. People do send inquiries about IVR Software requirements. I pass on them to related IVR companies and I earn from them. 2. I earn some from advertisements in my blogs. 3. I earn …

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What I do as Blogger

I have been blogging for four years now! While I blog variety of subjects, my main and original blog is IVR ( Interactive Voice Response) System which was my first blog with .COM domain! It has been a good experience with the blog. I have come to know many people in the small IVR industry in the world, learned many technologies in IVR! There have been many encouraging comments by visitors! One of the best comment is when, one web visitors thanked me for putting up list of IVR companies! He applied to some companies and got a job! Apart …

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What I learned from a Photograpy Workshop

I attended a photography workshop conducted by Shiresh R Karrale in December 2011. It was my first photography workshop and I did not know what to expect from it! The first day was kind of introduction of the participants as well as Shiresh Karrale. We were shown pictures taken by him which were breath taking! I could not understand many sentences about photography told by him! Int he second day, he explained us about taking portrait! Taking portrait is is a challenging task, which I did not know before! The tricks of taking portrait depend more on the lighting than …

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