Pinned toot

Atheist, humanist, jobless corporate executive, bird photographer, 4-handicap die-hard golfer, a sous-chef to my 14-yo daughter and a photo-blogger at www.samyukth.com.
Used the bird-site to follow alternate views. But have taken off from there now just like this Peregrine Falcon (shot at LRK). This place does feel calmer;-)

@Deepsealioness request a boost please

Optics will not cure the issues plaguing our economy. The first step in addressing any problem is to accept that there is one.

A very apt Tintin strip (from Tintin in the Land of the Soviets) that mirrors the reality of the day. "Great snakes! Just stage effects! They are simply burning bundles of straw to make smoke come out of false chimneys!"

"This toxic combination of deep distrust, pervasive fear and a sense of hopelessness in our society is stifling economic activity, and hence, economic growth."
"The tearing of our social fabric of trust is the fountainhead of our current economic malaise."
Weak oil prices and a slowing global economy is giving us a once-in-a-generation economic opportunity to leapfrog others and we seem hell bent on giving this a pass.
Dr. MMS is so right on this but no one is listening

thehindu.com/opinion/lead/the-

Art has rules and the best artist knows how to break them.

Oh, the day we would stop mistaking 'privilege' for 'merit'. What a glorious day that would be.

India continues to fail its women as popular media houses viewed by millions keep valorising men who justify the act of raping women.

Their idea of the firecracker going off was when planets blew themselves up with nuclear weapons. Most planets obliged and they were happy. Those that avoided that fate were considered a waste of money and time.

They are watching Earth with fingers plugging their ears.

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Rajya Sabha is dealing with an existential crisis.

This is what is listed for discussion today. Like... wow.

Learn about India's butterflies from my changed profile background every few days. Learn/see: image, common & scientific names, link to Wikipedia article. Also: image author's name, Wikimedia Commons image page, licensing details.

Present image: Yellow Pansy (Junonia hierta) (male), a common sunloving butterfly of the plains.

'Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.' - Samuel Beckett

Undecided if I would classify this, an attempt at trying to create an illusion of motion, as a .

Read my blogpost at samyukth.com/2019/11/17/creati to learn how to try this.

"Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world." - Arnold Newman

@medievalindianhistory
Sharing a few snaps of the Safdurjung Ka Maqbara in Delhi.

Safdarjung was the Wazir-ul-Hindunstan. This tomb was built by his son Nawab Shujaud Daula. Located at the junction of Safdarjung Road and Aurobindo Marg.
A sandstone and marble mausoleum built for the prime minister of the Mughal Emperor Ahmed Shah Bahadur. Built in 1754 in the late Mughal style. The Tomb was designed by an Ethiopian architect.

@ranasafvi

« No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. » Confucius

“If your photos aren't good enough, then you're not close enough” – Robert Capa.

While I think that this is true for street & portrait , sometime it holds true even for photography. And this is one image that shows that there is a payoff for patience and letting the subject come closer towards you, naturally. Read samyukth.com/2019/10/11/anothe for more on this image and the Tibetan Sandgrouse, clicked near Pangong Tso in , .



The best way to defeat someone is to beat him at politeness.

 Umar ibn Al-Khattab.

First win for Federer on Djokovic since 2015 - to end a five match losing streak. Far, far too good to win 6-4, 6-3. Djokovic knocked out of ATP Finals. With that, Nadal to finish the year as the World No. 1. #sports #tennis

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