Friday, January 27, 2006

Sloth Bear

Just wanted to let you know that you guys could also put up short videos if you like. Here's one that Ramesh took on our recent visit to Ranthambore. All you need to do is get your video onto your desktop, compress it and then upload it to a site like YouTube. That's just what i've done. In fact the short videos from you mobile phone or your digital camera are easier to get onto your desktop than from the video cam. I guess a web cam would be the easiest.

Dont know why we didnt think of capturing the moment when we got to see the tigress and her cub. Well never mind, next time.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

A reading suggestion from Piya

Hi all-

If you have time, check out this book by the Turkish writer, Orhan Pamuk, called "Snow". I'm not sure he's that well known in India, but I think he is available in bookstores. It's one of the most interesting books I've read about terrorism so far--but it's a lot more than that; it's really profound and beautiful, --about a poet who sort of ends up betraying and being betrayed. Pamuk has been charged by the Turkish govt. for his critique of their policies towards the Armenians so he's been very much in the news here in the US. -Piya

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Unexpected Publicity

Jan 15, 2006
And one more bit of news, I was surprised to see a write-up about our blog. here's what Rana had to say in his post La Martiniere old girls' blog

Update - Jan 21, 2006
We've been covered by desipundit too. I'm hoping that with this unexpected publicity some of the missing batchmates stumble across this site and locate us. You can read the post My Classmate From 2 Decades Ago by clicking here.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Vinita Chand

Got Vinita's no. from one of my younger sisters friend. It was great talking to her and catching up. She claims that she is no longer the shy girl that she used to be in school and of course I believed her till I saw the pictures that she had sent - they've all been digitally altered so you cannot see her too clearly. I guess she still is a bit shy :D

Vinita went to Wellhams from LMC and from there to Delhi College of Art. She then went to the Parson School of Design and i think stayed on for a few years. She now works with a design firm in Delhi.

The girl with a big grin in the background is Anjila Puri and she still looks the same.

Clicking on either the Headline of this post or the photograph itself will take you to the photo site which has a few more photographs from Vinita.

Update: Vinita runs her own design firm.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Old Friends

came across this post while surfing :D and it made me think of just that my "old friends" and the song by simon and garf. thought that you too might like to read it. Click on the header to go straight to the "Old Friends" article by Megha.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Update from Meera D

I met up with Meera in Alexandria and we were together for the first year that I was there and then they moved to Toronto.   Hats off to Meera she put up with me, in fact very well, helping me settle in quickly and allowing me to adopt her friends.   My stay in Alex was painless because of her.

She's sent me links to 2 photoalbums - I tried copying the photographs with not much luck so i've put the links below
Flying Visit
5th & 25th December (btw Dec 5th - Meera D's b'day)
(meera if you see this send me the pictures as i'd like to upload them to the photo site. tks)

Got a note from her a couple of days ago and i've put part of it below.  The rest were nice things re the blog and I dont want you guys to think I have a swollen head already :P.

"Just wanted to say that if there is anybody you know who is here in Canada I would love to be able to contact them . . . I know of no one so far. As for me, am going back to school for about 6 months starting tomorrow. . . am really looking forward to it. Getting my Montessori diploma accredited so that I can start teaching again. Kids are getting older and more independent. Vidhur is 13 and Varsha will be 11 in April. Need to do something for myself now !!! "

Friday, January 6, 2006

Yahoo - Get an Alias for your email id

Many of you have id's on Yahoo that you are not totally satisfied with. And you couldnt do anything about it 'cause what you wanted was taken. Well, here's another chance. Yahoo is allowing the use of "." and so you can try for your name again or use something interesting.
eg original id
For those of you who dont know what an alias is... the second email id will also be linked to your first one so all mail addressed to this new id will also go straight to your original InBox.

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Piya Pal

Dipu managed to get hold of Piya's email id from somewhere. I thought that I'd write and surprise her but she was up-to-date having spent the weekend with Sharmi.

Here's a recent picture of her. Piya is currently a Professor at the Bowling Green State University, Ohio teaching English and Cultural Studies/Theory. She's finished publishing her first book in December and is currently working on a second one on terrorism.

I'm sure she'll add to this brief write-up soon when she starts to post. Sango has also shown an interest. Any other takers?

Also see if you can spot Piya in the "1973" photograph.