Monday, April 27, 2009

The Discovery of India

I remember this TV serial from back when we were growing up. It is one of the best televised versions of any modern literary work on Indian History. It is based upon the great work "The Discovery of India" by India's first prime minister: Pundit Jawahar Lal Nehru. Here is a full playlist that will bring those moments to life for you. And here is one episode from that nostalgia:

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The extraordinary talent of an ordinary man

See here to witness how looks can be deceiving.

This man is possibly the most stark difference you will find between appearance and extraordinariness.

As they say: don't just go for the looks. Got it? :-)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Gmail "Still Working" and Google Chrome

I don't know if you have experienced a recent slowness in Gmail interface when using a Microsoft Internet Explorer, but it has been killing me. I have seen it on XP and on Vista (32 bit).

But here's the surprise: Gmail works great with Google's own Chrome browser.

Care to speculate why?


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Preview: Nikon D5000

Today, Nikon Europe announced Nikon D5000: the first Nikon DSLR with a swivel LCD screen. (It is also available on Amazon now).

It seems to inherit most of the features of the Nikon D90, EXCEPT the weight, pentaprism (D5K has a pentamirror it seems), the second command dial, ability to add a secondary battery pack, and the in-body focus drive for lenses that lack focus motors.

There seem to be some improvements too though:

- Swivel LCD
- Live view subject tracking
- 3 video modes
- 2 more options for in camera post-processing
- 19 automatic scene controls

We will see how it matches with other models and the Canon's recently announced T1i. I will add a preview of this camera here soon, do keep watching this blog!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Rumor or reality: Nikon D400

On a Flickr group, I heard about a replacement of Nikon D300 (D400) to be announced on April 14, 2009.

Can this be true? Are DSLR makers this desparate to get half cooked models out at this rate? Canon has just announced a Rebel T1i which is virtually a Rebel XSi with a higher resolution sensor and a video mode.

Consumers are going to be mad with DLSR makers if the latter continue this trend. Many consumers actually wait for an year or so for prices for a new model to slide down before they can afford it. But if even newer models keep coming up once a year, everyone's investment on the most recent one just looks like a waste.. doesnt it?

Anyways, more models must mean previous models going on sale. So wise buyers will still go for a model or two back in the lineup and save their money for better glass (lenses) instead.

Review: Nikon D90 v/s D300

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