Monday, 28 January 2013

Poem - What is a poem?

Someone asked me,
What is a poem?

I replied, a poem is
a travelling thought,
it exists in forms,
that are diverse a lot,
it is not essentially be written,
not even necessary to be seen,
read the lines below,
and you'll know what I mean.

When drawn with colours,
as a Painting it is known,
if captured using a camera,
as a Photograph it is shown.

If it touches us gently,
we call it Wind,
when played with instruments,
as music it is listened,
accompanied by lyrics,
it becomes a song,
takes the form of prayer,
when sung with heart all along.

It is made up of feelings,
like happiness, grief, hate and love,
and is called a Poem,
if put into words like above!

                                     - N K Sran

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Photography - Pizzas

Hello everyone!!

                        Yesterday I baked 2 cheese onion capsicum pizzas. Here are some of the photographs. I enjoyed both, photographing and eating them. Hope you'll like the photographs. Have a nice day!
                                                                                                                          - N K Sran

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Friday, 25 January 2013

Photography - My Coin Collection

Hello everyone!!

          Today I photographed a part of my coin collection. I am collecting coins since year 2000. I am fascinated by beautiful patterns and graphics on the coins. And these tell a lot about the country they represent. Hope you'll like these photographs.
                                                                                                                              - N K Sran

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Photography - 5 Black and White Photographs

Hello Everyone!!
               I took the first four photos today and the last one was taken in 2011. Hope you enjoy having a look at these.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Photography - Winter Slippers

               They are cute and cosy but one thing I don't like about them is, when you put them on, you can't dance properly!

Photography - The evening

         After the Sun goes down.

Photography - Today's Sunset

                 Today the sky looked so beautiful at the sunset. Just thought of sharing it with you all. Though, couldn't get a perfect shot due to low luminosity. Probably, I was late by few minutes. But, I still like it.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Poem - A January afternoon

On a January afternoon,
the Sun is shining high,
resting, relaxing and rejuvenating,
beneath the black shawl I lie.

On pulling the shawl over my face,
I saw something magical taking place,
through the minute pores of the fabric,
sunbeams enter the inner space.

I saw my hand shining,
like million diamonds would sparkle,
and all the stars twinkle together,
as the blue skies darkle.

The covering may be dark,
but the light needs a minute hole,
to enter our mind,
and enlighten the soul.

                                  - N K Sran

Photography - The violin

Friday, 18 January 2013

Photography - After the Rain

                It has stopped raining, but the raindrops seem to freeze due to low temperature. Its chilly outside!

The bird seems to enjoy the weather.

               A clear view after the rain.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Photography - Visit to the Factory

Hello everyone!!
                         Recently I got chance to visit my Uncle's factory. I am sharing with you all a few of the pictures that I clicked during the visit.

Photography - Flight

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Art - First Sketching Work(2003)

Hello everyone!!

                Hope you all doing fine. Today I am sharing the very first of my sketching work that I practised during my drawing classes at school in 2003. This drawing notebook is quite special to me and is signed by my respected drawing teacher Late Mr. H J S Walia. He used to place an object in front of us and we tried to draw it using pencils for the next whole week. This improved my observation to a large extent and to find minute differences between shades. We all worked enthusiastically to get a "Good" which was rare in that class. Even now when I look at this work, I learn new things.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Art - Experimenting with oil pastels

Hello everyone!!
               Hope you all doing fine. After such a long time I worked with oil pastels. Here is my today's work.

                      It is not so easy to work with oil pastels as their edges are worn out quickly which makes edges in artwork clumsy. However practice helps handling them smoothly and drawing fine lines. The things I like about oil pastels are:

Photography - Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair and Photofair 2013 notification

World's 3rd Largest Consumer Electronic & Imaging Show

Visiting Hours:

3rd and 4th January 2013 : 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

5th and 6th January 2013 : 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Click on the picture below to visit their website.

 All India Photographic Trade & Industry Association (AIPTIA) started in 1973, invites you to witness it's 18th exhibition titled this time as Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair and Photofair to invite more and more exhibitors and to create broader platform of Electronic Imaging, and photography to offer all kinds of Electronic Imaging gadgets and photography services to our valued visitors who are constantly visiting us year after year and for the photographic enthusiasts. This exhibition would remain as world's 3rd largest.

AIPTIA is organizing this fair with a combination of Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair and Photofair Wherein Electronic Imaging is defined as using computers and/or specialized hardware/software to capture , store, process, manipulate, and distribute Images such as photographs, documents, paintings, drawings, and plans, through digitization.

This will open up unlimited trade and service opportunity for all class of visitors.

The trade exhibition will showcase the latest innovations in Electronic Imaging, Storing and printing technology from across the globe. The exhibition is a must-visit for aspiring photographic enthusiasts, amateurs, professionals in the Photographic and Consumer Electronic Industry.

Inviting together comprehensively all service providers involved with this Consumer Electronic Imaging and Photography industries and over 100,000 visitors are expected from all over India and abroad.

Above all very long awaited events like workshops, Seminars, Photo Gallery and Photo Contest will be there for all to enjoy and learn.

In the previous year, exhibitors from a wide spectrum of the industry and its allied areas were very satisfied and confident of coming once again for more business. This year, we expect to include a greater number of Products and services that will include the following:

Digital Cameras, printers, / scanners, Display Panels, computer peripherals, monitors, camera phones, storage devices, desktop imaging services, image process hardware, photo finishing and processing equipments, photo equipments, lenses, filters minilab systems, photo frames, photo albums, batteries, power back up equipments, bags, darkroom accessories, studio lighting and accessories, video cameras, projectors and accessories, etc.

Art - India Art Fair notification

                 India Art fair is pleased to announce its 5th edition from 31st January – 3rd of February 2013 at the NSIC Exhibition Grounds (Okhla) in New Delhi. India Art Fair For the 5th Edition, India Art Fair has brought YES Bank onboard as Presenting Partner. YES Bank's association with India Art Fair is part of the Bank's Retail and Wealth Management initiative. Showcasing a range of modern and contemporary art by over 1000 artists, this edition will feature around 100 galleries from India and across the globe.

Click on the picture below to reach the India art fair website.

Founded in 2008, India Art Fair is the country's premier international art fair and a pioneering platform for modern and contemporary art in the Asian region. Over its four editions, the art fair has attracted more than 260,000 from India and around the world, making it among the world's most attended art fairs and highlighting the growing potential of this emerging market.

The art fair has a diverse programme that includes a three day Speakers Forum, Art Projects, Performances, Book Launches, Curated Walks, an art bookstore and much more.

Click here to find out the list of exhibitors at the fair

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year Wishes!

                    A very Happy New Year 2013 to all the readers of Live Your Hobbies!! If you didn't get much time for your hobbies in 2012, then here is a fresh beginning. Start right now! 2012 has been great for my blog and I'll be putting even more efforts in 2013 to outshine it. Soon planning to  give the blog new fresh look (I am a computer programmer too, most of you might not be knowing!). There will be more of the photography, art, and poetry in this year. So keep tuned for new stuff :) Have a great year ahead!
                                                                                                                                          - N K Sran