Watte Changeover Mama – [Photography]

Time changes and so do us. There were quondam times when kids had time for some fun-and-frolic in the indoor games where…

The clinking jingles of Dayakattai,
reverberates the happiness when you get another chance to roll…

[Tamil]: Dhaya Kattai

The mind wrenching anxiety to get three in row,
in an enthralling game of tic-tac and toe!

Tic-Tac-Toe

Paramapadam pulls you up and pushes you down,
for the ultimate battle to heir the crown!

[Tamil]: Paramapatham

Pallanguzhi; The chozhis that dispense across the cavity,
in an anticipation to clear the pit full of anxiety!

[Tamil]: Pallaanguzhi

The labyrinth that leaves you lost, if the path is not found,
with the balls swirling in round and round and round!

Maze & Metal Balls

Such bliss would not appease the heart,
even when your kids swipe the screen at start,
where does the future of games shine?
When contemporary raged birds hitting on those swine! 😉

Angry Birds! :)

PS: Dayakattai: Indian Dice; Chozhi: Mini Sea Shells; Pallanguzhi: Traditional Mancala game from south India; Paramapadam: Snakes and ladders.
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Atlast the Bug was caught

A little long P.S:

I took this picture late at night around 1.30 am when I was watching a movie in my comp on a Friday night. That insect was irritating me crawling all around the Hero’s, Heroine’s and possibly on everyone’s face in the monitor. It was because the light was switched off (I know its a bad habit to see a monitor with all the lights switched off!) and the monitor was the only source of light in the room.

I shooed it away. but it kept crawling over the monitor. Suddenly it struck me. not sure if the movie I was watching did the effect (Tron Legacy!) I quickly went to my other room, took out my SLR, slid the battery in and came back to my comp, opened a sample C program and was there all set with my cam focused on the monitor, as how a soldier waits for the target with his sniper!

The insect didnt come! 😐

I uneasily waited for it around 10 minutes and there it was again in the corner of the screen, I was waiting for it to come near the code snippet at appropriate place so that I can have a shot at it. I even used my mouse pointer to guide it to the center of the monitor or amid the code snippet, duh!

I was waiting patiently with one hand in the Camera button and other in the Lens focus ring. After some 10 minutes, it flew around the corner and came and sat right in the center. I was all excited again, focused my cam, adjusted the zoom and there I clicked.

*cluck*

The  fly flew away with the click sound. The image was also not proper. Insect was skewed and composition was little bad. Later I realized that there was pin drop silence in the room and hence the shutter sound frightened the fly! (Not sure if the fly can hear sounds!)

*sigh*

I then devised the plan. I played the movie in the background little loud in the speakers and then again setting my camera right (ISO 1600). This time took few shots of the code to check if the shutter sound is barely audible. Yeah! it wasn’t audible.

Now again some 15 minutes of waiting, there came the fly marching up from the ‘int nmax’, I quickly zoomed and there it goes, three shots!

Aaaah! Watte satisfaction!

Atlast the Bug was caught.

P.P.S: I should show the same dedication while de’bug’ging my COBOL code in office!