Monthly Archive: October 2006

My Canon EF 75-300mm lens up for Auction

Canon EF 75-300mm Zoom

Its time for me to upgrade to a better lens! So I am selling my Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens Telephoto on eBay. Check out the auction if you are interested!

Here are some more pics of the lens itself :

I am currently looking at this lens as an upgrade : EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom. Do let me know your comments on this lens!

Update (08-Nov-06): The lens was sold on eBay. Got a pretty good deal. The entire transaction went on smoothly. Also got the new lens from B&H, .. and it rocks!

School Chale Hum is such a wonderful place! Found one more nostalgic video on YouTube today!. School Chale Hum. Check out…….

Pretty cool!

Other Nostalgic stuff on this blog:
– “Mile Sur Mera Tumara” video (Original),
Ek Chidiya, Anek Chidiya video
Malgudi Days title song
Baje Sargam – audio


Update 1 : To download *any* video from and other video sites, go to You can also use the Video Downloader extension for Firefox to directly download the videos from your Firefox browser.

Google Reader – back with a bang!

Google Reader

I am totally excited & thrilled about this!!…. Looks like the Google reader team heard all my cribs ! Recently, a totally new version of Google reader was released, and it looks great ! Its compact, loaded with features, and I feel like I am in full control of what I would like to read!

Whats new ?

  • Totally new UI – its much more user-friendly compared to the old interface
  • The subscriptions are listed neatly on the left side, and the news items are displayed on the right side. Only 2 panes. Pretty much like bloglines. No more 3 pane layout!!.
  • There are two views – expanded view, and the list view which is some what similar to Gmail.
  • The Add Subscription feature is cool and is very intuitive.
  • The ‘Settings’ screen is totally re-done, and is very neat. Now, you can finally delete all your feeds in one go!! (This was not possible in the earlier version!!)
  • Lots of other features!!

I will start using Google reader (again!!).. I feel that its much better now, and if all goes well, I am thinking of totally switching over from bloglines!

Kudos Google Reader team !.. way to go!

Photo Album!

Photo Album
Just added the new “Photos” section to this site. The idea is to share personal pics among friends and relatives.

Did some research over the weekend for some tool to generate web-based photo albums, and finally zeroed in on JAlbum. So far, I am happy with what it does, but I will get to know all the Pros and Cons only after I use it for a while.

BTW, the Photo Album is password protected. If you know me personally, feel free to request for a userid/password using this link.