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by Primus
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cricket
Replies: 731
Views: 49933

Re: Cricket

not that I like promoting this trashy site, but it does have a different take that I tend to agree with.

https://www.ndtv.com/opinion/no-england ... up-2069692
by Primus
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cricket
Replies: 731
Views: 49933

Re: Cricket

In the end it was indeed a good game of cricket. Wonder what the NZ fielder who let the extra four runs in the overthrow in the last over feels. It is so important to realize that even a single run allowed due to a misfield can lose the match for you. Even though NZ led up until the 49th over and in...
by Primus
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cricket
Replies: 731
Views: 49933

Re: Cricket

The WC Finals has become a damp squib for me, just like it has for many Indians I am sure. Two teams that barely made it to the semis are playing for the cup, both of them having gotten there perhaps by our own fault and by the vagaries of luck, one of them not even having played a full and proper g...
by Primus
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cricket
Replies: 731
Views: 49933

Re: Cricket

It is a sad story, I started watching a bit late by the time 3 had fallen, now it is 48 for 4 and it looks pretty much impossible from here on. Dhoni is nowhere near what he used to be (can't blame him at his age). One could make excuses for the pitch and the air favoring swing after the rain yester...
by Primus
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cricket
Replies: 731
Views: 49933

Re: Cricket

I don't understand the system at all. I am sure India is in the semis. Question is, who will they play? I expect it will be NZ or England again. They haven't played NZ this WC so it will be an interesting match to watch.
by Primus
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 5438

Re: Camera and Photography Thread

Wow, amazing detail! Wouldn't have thought the kit lens would bring in such sharpness. Yes, very sharp images. Great work Sam. Thanks for sharing. The big advantage of B&W conversion is you can sharpen them beyond what you could with color. So even if the lens does not resolve such detail, post-pro...
by Primus
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 5438

Re: Camera and Photography Thread

Thank you Primus for your inputs. Let me try to find if above is available in India. Considering the weight of the Camera + Lens, is it ok to use lighter Carbon fiber or should I go for Aluminium for getting more stability? Carbon fiber tripods are just as sturdy. You can put 50-60 lbs on them (the...
by Primus
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 5438

Re: Camera and Photography Thread

I am doing bird photography with D500 and Nikkor 200-500 lens. Earlier this year, I met with an accident and now cannot hold this gear handheld. Should I go for Aluminium or Carbon Fiber for tripod. Please suggest me which Tripod and Gimbal head for this setup that are available in India. Sorry to ...
by Primus
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3121
Views: 170231

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

^ I've been a supporter of Tulsi's campaign from the beginning. However, I doubt America is ready for a woman President, much less a Hindu. In fact I expect her faith to be attacked much more than anything else, tarnishing the entire religion along with it. ABC news yesterday morning was showing hig...
by Primus
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3121
Views: 170231

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but it definitely is worth reading. From Francois Gautier, a man I admire greatly, having met him in person. A true Indophile and writer par excellence. I think the list is spot on, though by no means exhaustive. Does not hold any punches. The names ...
by Primus
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Feedback & Announcements
Topic: Bharat Ganrajya Relaunch and India Aware Association
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: Bharat Ganrajya Relaunch and India Aware Association

Great Job, Muns. Let us keep this flame burning, like the Amar Jawan Jyoti.
by Primus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3121
Views: 170231

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

My class group is almost all pro-Modi. There are a few who do not post much but I know are also in the camp (TamBrams all). There is one who despite being Hindu always forwards anti-Modi stuff, when called out why he goes silent. Has lived abroad ever since graduation so I suspect his family must ha...
by Primus
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3121
Views: 170231

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

But what I do not understand is why the EC would ban a biopic on Modi. The BJP or Modi himself have nothing to do with the movie. Does this mean that any article in print/online, any YT video or any documentary or semi-fictional account of any of the candidates running for election is not permissibl...
by Primus
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 5438

Re: Camera and Photography Thread

Thanks Primus. 2 weeks back I met with an accident and had injured my biceps tendon.Hence could not reply earlier. Sorry to hear that , it takes at least six weeks to recover from an injury like that. Hope you are feeling better. Yes, 70-200mm with the TC would make a very handy telephoto lens.But ...
by Primus
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3121
Views: 170231

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

Let me be one of the first (if not THE first) to stick my neck out and say that BJP on its own will get around 310-330 seats. This is based on my travels across the country - 13 states/UTs.. only 7 weeks to go! The question is whether the want for modi will translate to votes, I believe it will.. J...
by Primus
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3121
Views: 170231

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

Sounds like a must-see. Very timely release too. Of course the opposition will cry 'foul' for the same reason, not having anything else to counter with. Imagine making a movie about RaGa's life story, what would that be like? I thought Pappu's slaves are already planning a movie on him? I came acro...
by Primus
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3121
Views: 170231

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

Mayawati says she will not contest the 2019 GE!!! https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/elections/massive-will-not-contest-lok-sabha-elections-says-bsp-chief-mayawati I am not seeing this anywhere else. Is this really true? Would be a huge development and I suspect the advantage will go to the B...
by Primus
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3121
Views: 170231

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

Just really a thought on this. Doesn't being a Brahmin really come from one's quality or guna? .................... It's this kind of individual quality as well that leads one to different aspects of bhagawan in itself....parents are Sai devotees....yet since childhood I always felt a personal atta...
by Primus
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3121
Views: 170231

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

Don't understand who the targeted audience of the above blog. Are they trying to get some votes from liberal crowd?................ There is a large number of Indians who are anglophiles, live abroad and read the Guardian/NYT/WaPo. They may not be voters in this election but their perception matter...
by Primus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3121
Views: 170231

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

no need to deny privileges to anyone. let them keep what they have. just extend the very same rights and privileges to the majority and outlaw conversions in all religions and remove the illegally thrust word "secular" from the constitution. This particular amendment never did have the approval of ...
by Primus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3121
Views: 170231

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

In 1947, an aggrieved community or "a separate nation" as they called themselves took more than their fair share of India's land and walked out with the avowed intention of establishing a "land of the pure" they purposely left behind a ghazwa e hind entity in India, after they had taken their share...
by Primus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3121
Views: 170231

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

you can't just wish them away. Where are we going with this crap. In democracy Muslims who had to not be secular went to pakilands. How come that question comes up again in democracy - it's because of votebanks that are based on religion. In other words, due to effect of religion, democracy is redu...
by Primus
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3121
Views: 170231

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

The whole discussion around whether Rahul is Hindu or not is ridiculous, to say the least. Agree with most of what you are saying. My point is simply this: religion should not matter in politics as long as the person is a true patriot and as long as they do not deceive the voting public of their re...
by Primus
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 5438

Re: Camera and Photography Thread

Chetak Ji, that is one amazing photo. Somehow I suspect it is not real though, just my feeling but I may be wrong. There is a lot of composite stuff out there. Nothing wrong as the final image is indeed stunning.
by Primus
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 5438

Re: Camera and Photography Thread

Sam, one of the hardest things to photograph is birds in flight (BIF) and you've done very well with this. You always need a big lens which means the rig becomes heavy and that much harder to hand-hold. Using a tripod means limited mobility, so it is always a compromise. One thing you could try is a...