Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Puneet Joshi and his music album Alpha Blend

Puneet Joshi, his wife and kids were visiting his parents during Dassera. We have many common friends but we had interacted only through the internet. He managed to take some time out and come over to my house. We talked about everything under the sun. Including his album Alpha Blend.

I came to know about Alpha Blend while googling for Mhow. If I remember rightly one of Puneet's friends had posted something about Alpha Blend in his blog. The choice of words was interesting. Something like, "Mhow has released a new album titled Alpha Blend." Must google again to find the exact words. Anyway, to cut short a long story I was able to get in touch with Puneet through email.

Puneet was a student of Rajeswar Vidyalaya Mhow (Class of 1989). He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Mumbai (IIT Bombay). He is currently working as a software professional in Bangalore.

Before leaving my house Puneet clicked a picture of the 1987 (or is it 1986?) model Kinetic Honda scooter which I still use. I had bought it from a common family friend who is no more now. Puneet is in touch with some members of the family and he said that he would show them the picture. Thats what a trip to Mhow is all about. Discovering connections one didn't know existed.

Here's wishing you all the best with your music career Puneet.

To know more about this album click here

Monday, October 29, 2007

Random Nature Shot From Mhow

Pic taken on Sunday 28 Oct 2007.
Camera used: SONY DSC H9
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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Letter from Mhow: Visiting Sheikh Riyazuddin's art exhibition in Indore

I visited Indore Saturday evening to see the Marathi Food Festival and also saw an art exhibition. It was a solo art exhibition by a young artist named Sheikh Riyazuddin who is a product of the Indore School of Fine Arts. I am not an expert on art hence I cannot speak with authority. I liked most of his works. Most of these were abstracts or faces. Some of the faces reminded me of the works of Munch. Here are some of the pictures I clicked:

Gandhi Hall, where Riyazuddin's solo exhibition is being held, is well illuminated. The Global Investors meet is on in Indore and potential investors are here from all over the world. Indore is decked up like a bride.

Friday, October 26, 2007

When the Banyan tree in Main Street Mhow had fallen (Aug 2006)

The banyan tree in Main Street Mhow had fallen on 18 August 2006. It was supposed to be older than the town of Mhow. I had posted an entry about it in my blog. (Click here to get to it.) The photographs in that blog post had been 'outsourced'. Arshad of Pradeep Studios on Main Street Mhow had asked one of his employees to click those pictures. As they were taken on a digital camera they were available almost instantly to upload onto my blog. I had also taken some pictures on my Yashica MF2 camera. These were taken on Sunday 20 Aug 2006. I had lost the photographs. The other day I found them in a pile of books. I have uploaded them onto this post. Here they are, a remembrance of a sad day.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Id Mubarak: Images from Mhow on Id, 14 October 2007, Sunday

I have uploaded images of Id 2007 onto my Sulekha weblog. Click here to see it.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Durga Puja in Mhow, October 2007

Oct 12 2007

This Durga Puja I am letting my camera work overtime. The pictures I take are being posted in my weblog on sulekha.

The following is the list of posts:

(1)11 Oct 2007: Getting ready for Durga Puja: Images from Mhow (MP), India

(2) 12 Oct 2007: Images of Durga Puja from Mhow (MP) India; The first day

(3)24 Oct 2007: Durga Puja in Mhow.... An album of Pictures...

(4)25 Oct 2007 Shubho Bijoya: Bengali Samaj Mhow celebrates Durga Puja
I will keep adding links to this post as each of the nine days pass.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ganesh Chaturthi in Mhow.
One of the first pictures from my new camera the SONY DSC H9.Taken in Sept. The first one was taken by me and the second one was taken by a youngster who wanted to check the camera. I had lost these pictures. Found them today.

The festival of Durga Puja is close and if I remember rightly today (10 October) is being celebrated as Mahalaya by the Bengalis.