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Friday, July 28, 2006

Photoblog: San Diego zoo, California

Baby chimp plays hide and seek, originally uploaded by ZeHawk.

A baby chimp playing hide and seek with a jute bag. it would peek out for a few minutes, then cover itself with the sack. Very cute.

Photoblog: San Diego zoo, California

San Diego zoo, California, originally uploaded by Gunslinger.

Scimitar-horned oryx "Oryx dammah". A male and a female make quite a striking pair as they pose for a photograph.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Blogspot blocked from India

The Indian government and Indian ISPs in all their glory have blocked access to Blogspot and Geocities from India. Ostensibly, because terrorists are using it for exchanging information. Ha ha ha say I. Yeah right. The incredible brains of the babus who run India... they have a collective intelligence of a herd of naked baboons running in the wild, jibbering, jabbering and crawling into each other asses. If these people had as much sense as, say, an earthworm, they would realize that they dont know their ass from a hole in the ground. Terrorists indeed. There are a few fucking million e-mail and chat messengers out there, and they will post it on blogspot for all the world to see.

Anyway, while they pull their you-know-whats out of their sticky bums, go ahead and use one of the zillion anonymous proxies or URL redirecters. More power to all of us. Read this article on Digital Inspiration or this one on Within / Without for more information.

Its a crying shame. Censorship in any form is abhorrent, and I guess the huge online community should come down very hard on the govement.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Visit to Srirangapatna

I visited Srirangapatna, Mysore a few weeks ago. Some friends and I drove there over the weekend. The first night we stayed at the Fort View Resort, which was kinda awful. Its not a resort, its like a ramshakle farmhouse by the river. The next night we shifted to the Amblee Resort, which was a lot better and we had a nice time there.

We visited a few places around Srirangapatna. The highlight of the trip was a visit to the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, where we rented a boat to ourselves and spent a wonderful hour on the water watching the birds and photographing them (see the photoblogs below).

Srirangapatna was Tipu Sultan's capital.. its full of history. So the next day we roamed around many of Tipu's forts and gardens. It was wonderful to see that most of the places were under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India, and were well maintained.

The roads to Srirangapatna from Bangalore are awesome. Its a four lane highway all the way, and fantastic to drive on. Takes just around an hour and a half to get to Srirangapatna from Bangalore. Its a perfect weekend trip...

Photoblog: Snowy Egret or Heron

Snowy Egret or Heron, originally uploaded by Gunslinger.

Dont quite know whether this is a snowy egret or a heron. At the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Srirangapatna, Mysore.

Photoblog: Open Bill Stork

Open Bill Stork, originally uploaded by Gunslinger.

At the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Srirangapatnam, Mysore.

Photoblog: Painted Stork

Painted Stork, originally uploaded by Gunslinger.

A painted stork foraging at the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Photoblog: My love for dragonflies continues

At the Fortview resort in Srirangapatna, near Mysore. I had to chase this dragonfly around for quite some time before I managed to get a close up. Believe me it is not easy chasing after a flitting insect.