Busting the megapixels myth


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An informative article  by Rajiv Makhni busting the myth of megapixels in a digital cameras.

Busting the megapixel myth once and for all  

Even the size of each pixel matter, here the big boys- DSLRs score much better. Because of the larger sensor size, the pixel size is also big as compared to a smartphone cameras. 

Bigger pixel = Better picture 
Highlighting megapixels is more of a marketing gimmick by the camera phone industry, the quality of the image depends on many other factors as mentioned in the article 


Raghu Rai- Lifetime Achievement Award


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Heartiest congratulations to Sh. Raghu Rai for winning the lifetime achievement award in photography at the 6th National Photography Awards. 

Awards Cermony

Raghu Rai in conversation #1

Raghu Rai in conversation  #2

Raghu Rai on his 5 iconic photographs


The camera did not take the photograph, the photographer made it


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The camera did not take the photograph, the photographer made it.

A thought provoking video on changing trends in photography but in the end what matters is the photograph not the camera which is used.

Click on the link to view the video:

It’s not the camera, it’s the photographer



God, Demigod & Demons


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What’s Cookin’ ?


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And it turns to be besan ( Gram Flour) and oats Dosa/Chilla (Indian pancake) with stir fry vegetables. 

© All Righs Reserved Ravi Dhingra 

‘Luck by Chance’ in Photography


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Rashmi:Waise sooraj ke saath maine aapki bhi tasveerein le lee hain, bura to nahin maana

Rashmi: With the Sun, I have taken your photographs also. Hope you don’t mind.

Raj: nahi, agar tasveerein achhi aa gayi to bura nahin maanenge.

Raj: no, won’t mind if photographs turn out to be good.


Rashmi: Photography ke baare main hum zyaada to nahin jante, bus kismet aazmaate rahte hain.

Rashmi: don’t know much about photography, but keep trying my luck.

Raj: haan, har nayi cheez ke liye kismet ko aazmaana bahut zaroori hota hai.

Raj: Yes, for every new thing, trying luck is very essential.

Raj: waise aapne ek cheez bahut sahi ki, sahi waqt par sahi jagah par pahunch gayi

Raj: by the way you did one thing right, reached right place at the right time.

Rashmi: aah ha..lagta hai aap photography ke baare main bahut jaante hain. issi jagah par meri ek tasveer leejiye, dekhte hain kaisi aati hai.

Rashmi : aah ha. seems you know quite a lot about photography, how about taking my photograph at the same place. Let’s see how it turns out.

Raj: haan, zaroor. Aaj light kam ho gayi hai, kal milte hain, issi waqt issi jagah.

Raj: Yes, sure. Light is less now, let’s meet tomorrow at the same time, same place.

Also read:

Bollywood and photography

‘Pain’ting House?


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My father always said-construction workers are like rats, when they enter the house it is very difficult to get rid of them. This applies to painters also, they come with your invitation and leave at their discretion. They will continue to work at their own pace till time time they get another painting project.



“Pain” is an integral part of “painting” when it comes to getting the house painted, and this “pain” is experienced after almost every 5 years or so. Unlike the pain at the time of tooth extraction which is experienced only by the sufferer, this pain is experienced by all the members in the family. Typically, the process involves a lot of planning and includes deciding on time of the year for going through the  “painful” experience, choosing the “reliable” painters, finalising the colour, shades and wall finishes. And there is every possibility that this pain will last longer than the planned period, as committed by the “Painter-in-charge”.

Express Painting” offered by Berger Paints helps in reducing the pain to quite an extent. No, it will not reduce the fights between the family members while making the choice of colour or shade (mera wala pink or mera wala blue) but will surely ease the process of hiring the painters, offering professional help in choosing the right variety of paint and most importantly help in reducing the duration of painting job. The reduction in time is possible on account of automated painting process undertaken by the trained painters ( yes, the painters go through training by Berger Paints). The sanding machine  attached to a vacuum cleaner as compared to rubbing of sand paper for smoothening walls ensures clean air during painting time. High pressure washers, Multiple mixers, Auto rollers, Airless paint sprayers are some other equipments which are used to provide a “Faster, Cleaner, Better” painting solution.




But is it expensive, costly as compared to the traditional way of getting the house painted? The answer is actually NO, the reduced numbers of days compensate for the professional automated process which “Express Painting” offers. This can easily be verified by taking the cost estimate from both-Berger  and the local painter, before finalising.

And  genuinity of paints is guaranteed which at times is doubtful when buying from a retailer on the recommendation of local painter.  Further, to assure quality and ultimate satisfaction to the customer, there are mechanisms in place to rate the service provided by the painters suggested by Berger.

So in the era of T20 matches start enjoying the joy of watching a 5 days test match, hire the best team for providing house painting solutions. Fight over your favourite team or player- colour or shade , these fights bring the families together. Add colour to your lives without going through the pain of ‘pain’ting.




All Rights Reserved Ravi Dhingra


India Art Fair 2017


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K S Radhakrishnan

Sudarshan Shetty

Mithu Sen

Anila Quayyum Agha

Ram Kumar

Krishen Khanna

Laxma Goud

Chittrovan Mazumdar

Sanjay Bhattacharya

Bandeep Singh

Vanita Gupta

Bharti Kher

Subodh Gupta

Promotesh Das Pulak

Idris khan

Timothy Hyunsoo Lee

Christian Achenbach

Anjolie Ela Menon

Shilpa Gupta

Tayeba Begum Lipi

Noor Ali Chagani

Samanta Batra

Riyas Komu

Sumakshi Singh

Poonam Jain

Priti Kahar

Kabi Raj Lama

Tagalu Gombeyaata

Sukanya Ghosh

Avinash Veeraraghavan

Meandres Urbains

Dhananjay Singh

Sharmi Choudhuri

Sisir Sahana

Thisath Thoradeniya