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  • Prasanna 5:50 pm on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: chat language, formal, internet, letter   

    English Today 

    What has excessive chatting and texting done to today’s youth? This formal letter explains it all.

    Initially, I laughed at this. But now, I feel this is something serious. People should realize that such language is not ok, even if it’s all around us. Tch. Sad.

     
    • Naveen 6:12 pm on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I had a hard time figuring this out: Chennai —> 6nai 🙂

      This looks funny, but, as you rightly said, the laughter cannot hide the fact that the beauty of the language is being spoilt by such things…

    • Prasanna 6:39 pm on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Someone wrote *6nai* for Chennai ?! That’s pushing it to the limits 😀

    • bharath 8:55 pm on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      did you reply to this email?

    • Srinidhi 10:56 pm on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Well, it is very bad that people use such painful language when writing mails. The short forms are okay maybe on chat (I despise it there too), but in a formal letter like this, it is really pathetic. Well, I guess this is the state even in insti.

    • Kumar Appaiah 6:09 pm on June 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      i hpe u dnt us dis srt of lnguge. ts vry dfclt 2 undrstnd.

      (Basically, vowels have to be filled in the blanks, I guess.)

    • Akarsh Simha 2:24 am on July 1, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I think the world needs a script to convert SMS lingo into proper English, and that must be incorporated into GMail, popular mail clients and major chat clients 😛

    • arunchaganty 3:52 pm on July 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Akarsh, yeah! But it would be *ver* hard to make though…

    • Leela 12:07 pm on July 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      It’s almost become a norm in fact to write in such preposterous language. I suppose the situation could improve if we try. For e.g., I hardly use short forms on chat now and it has caught on to at least two others I know of.

    • Prasanna 5:07 pm on July 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Akarsh
      That would only worsen the situation.

      @Leela
      That’s a solution …

    • Muthusubramanian NV 3:56 pm on May 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

  • Prasanna 6:45 pm on June 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: chennai, , photowalk, pondy bazaar, t nagar   

    The Eighth Chennai Photowalk 

    The Eighth (first for me) Chennai Photowalk started from Panagal Park and went into Pondy Bazaar. Here are some of the shots that I took.

    Thanks to Chandru for organising the walk. I hope to be a regular photowalker from now on. It’s so much fun, you know! 🙂

    All the other photos that I took during the walk, can be found in the album linked below. Do leave a comment if you like a photo. 🙂

     
    • Sridhar 10:04 pm on June 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Nice da! Didn’t know that something like this happened every year.

    • Archana 10:56 am on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome stuff! I share Sridhar’s ignorance, and am very excited about the photowalk concept 🙂
      The artist’s eye is always on the lookout for the bete and the beautiful 🙂

    • Prasanna 11:59 am on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Sridhar
      Happens every month 🙂

      @Archana
      You can come along for the July walk if you are in Chennai at that time.

    • arunchaganty 6:08 pm on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      *Awesome* quality on those photos! You were born gifted. I especially like the old lady one. The contrast of color (you gimped it right?) is splendid.

    • Prasanna 6:41 pm on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks. And yes, I GIMPed it.

  • Prasanna 2:45 pm on June 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: canon, flowers, macro, powershot, wallpaper   

    Pretty Flowers 

    I guess this would be my best macro shot so far. (Click on the picture for the full size photograph ~ approx 325 KB)

    If you’d like to have this your wallpaper,

    Here’s one more shot that looks nice. (Click on the picture for the full size photograph ~ approx 301 KB)

    Again, if you’d like to have this your wallpaper,

    (Photos shot by Prasanna using Canon Powershot A540. For further exposure information, please take a look at the EXIF data)

    Some of my photos can be found here.

     
    • naveen 3:05 pm on June 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome!!!

      http://iam“pro”sanna.wordpress.com would be a more appropriate address for you blog 😀

      I have the first one as my wallpaper now 🙂

      Keep going!

    • Prasanna 3:10 pm on June 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      🙂 Thanks.

    • Ramya 2:42 pm on June 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Really awesome!!

      you are becoming a professional photographer eh!?

      keep going 🙂

    • Topcanon powershot 3:50 pm on May 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      You rock. World needs more souls like you.

    • Rohini 2:07 am on June 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hey.. the ever best i hav seen in my life..:-) cheer.. great work

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