Monday, September 21, 2015

Postcrossing Round Up #8

I have been on a roller coaster the two to three weeks on all fronts, and have been shuttling between Chennai and Pune like anything.  So this Friday, when I finally came back home, a bonanza of postcards were waiting for me.

Here is the latest haul -

Picture of Mock Orange Flower from Belarus

Multiple views from Copenhagen, Denmark

Views from Magdeburg, Germany

Card from Zelenograd, Russia

Harry Potter Postcard from Canada

Sparrenburg Castle, Bielefeld, Germany

Chinatown, Singapore

The first official postcrossing card I got from India - Dilwara Temple, Mount Aby

Multiple View card from Germany

This is 4th or 5th card I am getting from Lapland

That's it for now!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Indiblogger Pune Meet and Greet August 2015

Initiated by fellow Pune Blogger Kaustav Sen, a self organised meetup was scheduled for yesterday evening at 11, East Street Cafe, in Camp Pune. And it was a nice meeting where I met some very interesting bloggers. Conversations flowed over a pitcher of Peach Ice Tea, and some snacks.

About the fellow Bloggers

Tara Nair, Vikram Karve, Kaustav Sen, Vibhuti Bhandarkar, Rutuja Joshi, Shubhashree Patra, and Aziz were some of the attendees at the event. Tara, Vikram, Rutuja, Vibhuti are creative writers and their blogs are about fiction, mostly. Kaustav is a photoblogger. And true to the agenda mentioned on the event page, the conversations were free flowing and we discussed a lot of things under the sun, from differences between and to Vikram's most thrilling experience during his time in the Navy when they actually sailed through the eye of a cyclone. While I have been surfing the blogosphere reasonably actively for sometime now, I was meeting these guys for the first time, and I am glad I could make it to the Meet and Greet event yesterday.

About the Cafe - 11 East Street Cafe
11 East Street Cafe is on, well, East Street, Camp. The cafe is themed like a high street in London, lined with mock shops along both walls of the entire length of the cafe, with the front of the iconic London Bus jutting out at the entrance of the cafe. The menu is a delight for people who eat meat, and the cafe serves alcohol as well. Good ambience and good food, this cafe is an ideal place for merry chitchat. You can find more details about the Cafe in this Zomato link

Here are some photos from yesterday's event

Illustration - An afternoon without electronic gadgets? Child's play?

I was playing with some of the kids in my society/colony and using some of the pictures clicked during that time, I created this illustration of how, in this modern day, a child's afternoon would be if there would be absolutely no gadgets around?

Here take a look - 

So how do you keep your children weaned away from gadgets? I would definitely like to know!

Postcrossing Round Up #6

This week I received a total of one postcard, and this one was from HongKong.

How was your weekend?

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Postcrossing Round Up #5

Here is this week's round up of my Postcrossing cards -
This came from Delft, Holland

This is from Riga, the capital of Latvia

This is from Russia. Below is the same picture with a vintage photographic effect that I added on my own :)

This is a picture of Mohawk river-barge canal from the US of A

This is the picture of the Town Hall of Coruche, a quaint town near Lisbon, Portugal

This one is from Dusseldorf, Germany

So that's it for this week folks! How was your weekend?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Survey of Bloggers in India - A report

About a month or so ago, I participated in a survey that was conducted by Echovme. It was a survey to understand the behaviour of bloggers in India in the online realm - if and how they promote their blog, what is the awareness and application of search engine optimisation techniques, what kind of content do Indian bloggers dish out and things like that.

And the results of that survey is out. Echovme has put out a nice infographic along with a written report about the data that they gleaned from the above survey. With permission from Echovme, I am sharing the infographic below. Here is the link to the detailed write-up -

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