Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Earth Hour - 2008

"Please switch off your lights on 29th March at 8pm for 1 hour"

This will not only contribute directly in reducing global warming by non-generation of heat but also create awareness among the people about global warming & its effects.

After getting very good response in Sydney, where it started last year, Earth Hour has now spread across the world with 20+ major cities that have agreed to follow this voluntarily at their local times.

I understand that some of us have already begun following environmental friendly tips wherever possible in our daily life. However, following Earth Hour now would only add more to our contribution.

You may check this site for more details - http://www.earthhour.org/

So don't forget. 29th March. 8pm - 9pm, local times.

Monday, March 24, 2008

7am & 7pm

7am
Just as I opened the door in the early morning of 7 to leave for Office, I was right in front of this Sunrise. A beautiful view, visible right from the door step. Could not resist capturing this. Stepped back to the room, picked up my cam and here's the picture.




7pm
Yet another awesome view from home. When I was back from Office in the evening, could not miss this view from my reading room. The dark scary clouds were all over the sky, covering the Singapore skylines seen at distance.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Drawing - Preah Khan, Angkor

Sketching. One of the beautiful passions that I have had for several years. Of various types, I love ball point pen sketch the most. However it's long time since I did make one. During my college days I used to spend more time on making sketches, inspired by my brother. Now, a decade later, a small spark has lighted inside me to start sketching all over again :)

This one is a first pen sketch of the millenium (by me :)) of a ruined structure of Preah Khan, Angkor in Cambodia. Some of my photographs are the outputs of my consideration for sketching. And original photo of this sketch is a one such photo. I was not fully prepared when I took the paper and pen in my hands yesterday evening. Was bit doubtful whether I would complete it or not at one go. However the interest grew gradually and the final output is here.

This sketch may not be a good one. Don't bother. After all everybody's thumbprints are not same :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

500 days...

It's not any countdown nor any movie's running days. It's not even a title of any book. It's just a number of days of my stay in small yet beautiful island country called Singapore, number of days not doing any major biking, number of days spent away from my country India. These 'number of days' are still growing.

I go back to my first week of arrival here and recollect the memories from these pictures. I realise today that these pictures are not my photography skills but a mere output of my curiosity in the new country.


Whatever be it, these picture are always beautiful to me.

















Thursday, March 6, 2008

Go Green!

"GREEN"

One of the best colors with which nature looks beautiful. Now this green is diminishing gradually day by day due to the so-called modernisation of our globe. Now only 30% of the total land area on our earth is covered by forests down from about 50% centuries ago. Every human on this planet is responsible for the current situation of global warming. Let's try to conserve greens & save our planet. World Environment Day falls on June 5 every year. But you need not wait for a date to do your duty.

Try to following the below principles at your level best.

1) Switch-off the vehicle engine when not in signals or halt

2) Power off your PC or atleast Monitor while leaving office
3) Whenever possible, use fans instead of A/Cs
4) Use a cloth bag for shopping
5) Reduce not just plastics but even paper usage
6) Don't waste water
7) Try to wash clothes with minimal water
8) Dispose wastes only in the area meant for it
9) Plant atleast one sapling/tree every month
10) Try to give off to your vehicles and PC atleast a day in a month


"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
— Mahatma Gandhi

I do follow the above principles to my best. Do you?