PhD Nerds – What is your problem?

On January 29, 2011, in Comics, PhD nerds, by Amiya
Always confused what the problem was - well now you know 🙂
Disclaimer: All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead (although probable), is purely coincidental.

Now you know what was your problem

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A casual stroll

On January 29, 2011, in Gallery, Nature, by Amiya

Anand Bhaiya

If you are a PhD student most weekends start the same way (refer to PhD nerds issue 4). This Friday night was movie night - microwaved popcorn, soda and a high definition print of a horror movie. The movie this time was "Devil", the premise was interesting.… Read the full article
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Poverty – an Economic Perspective

On January 24, 2011, in Blog, irregular, Serious, Society, by Amiya
Money is a mysterious thing. It is the fuel on which everything runs. At times it is everything, at times its nothing. It is what creates huge dams, roads, railways and entire countries and it is what annihilates an entire civilization. Money is magical and it is what everyone desires… Read the full article
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Chinese Garden – Singapore

On January 22, 2011, in Black and White, Gallery, Low Light, Nature, by Amiya
Went on Photography trip to Chinese Garden which is just 2 stations from where I live. Went there around 5.30 in the evening with a friend and by the time we returned it was completely dark. So got a chance of clicking in the dusk as well as try my… Read the full article

PhD Nerds – Being on Facebook

On January 21, 2011, in Blog, PhD nerds, by Amiya
It's been a while since I posted anything after returning from a vacation from back home. Took a while to gear up. So this post is dedicated to all the grad students who added their supervisors to their Facebook profiles in an attempt to appear cool. Click on the image Read the full article
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How to batch compress images without loss of quality

On January 15, 2011, in Blog, Entertainment, Technology, Video, by Amiya
In this youtube video I show how I compressed over 12 000 images from over 21GB to less than 2 GB for my digital photo frame. The  video will tell you how to batch compress an image without any appreciable loss of quality using free software easily and efficiently. The… Read the full article
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Enhancing Skin Color in Photoshop

On January 13, 2011, in Gallery, Photoshop, by Amiya
Have you ever taken a photo that has dull or pale skin tones? In a few quick steps, you can make dull skin tones come alive! For starters, open the picture you wish to enhance. For this tutorial, I will use this photo: While the above photo is a good… Read the full article

Add Color Tint to Landscapes

On January 13, 2011, in Gallery, Photoshop, by Amiya
Wanna add some punch to your landscapes. This tint effect will make your photoslook magical. Its easy to achieve as well Lets start with this photo. This picture is fine and perfect. Lets make it look mystical. Open the picture in Photoshop. Press Q to enter quick mask mode. Select… Read the full article
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Flowers for desktop

On January 11, 2011, in Gallery, Nature, by Amiya
No matter how you take it...flowers always look good on a photograph. May be this is because they have an eternal glow-a sense of happiness in them that makes them so beautiful.

Flowers always look good on the desktop

Vital Settings


Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 100; Lens: 55.0
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Aksa Beach – Mumbai

On January 7, 2011, in Gallery, Nature, by Amiya

Went to Mudh Island in Mumbai. Stayed in a wonderful resort - The Retreat and spent some time in the beach nearby.

Boulevard of broken dreams

Vital Settings


Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 200; Lens: 51.0 mm; Aperture: f/5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/500 s Auto white balance; Auto exposure ; Flash
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