Walking towards the light.Shots which symbolize paths that lead towards the light.
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Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God ~ Sai Baba
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web ~ Pablo Picasso
And when nature plays the job of an artist, we are all simply mesmerized.. yes we are. So I am including a few images of untamed skies.Hope you enjoy them.
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The festival of colors Holi is one of the major festivals of India, Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun which is the month of March as per the Gregorian calendar.Holi frolic and celebrations begin the morning after Holika bonfire (Days before the festival people start gathering wood and combustible materials for the bonfire in parks, community centers, near temples and other open spaces. On top of the pyre is an effigy to signify Holika who tricked Prahalad into the fire.). There is no tradition of holding puja (prayer), and the day is for partying and pure enjoyment. Children and youth form groups armed with dry colours, coloured solution & means to fill and spray others with coloured solution (known as pichkaris), balloons that can hold coloured water, and other creative means are also used to colour the targets. The event has now become an almost international event and is celebrated by people (Indians or not) around the world.
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So if you follow the technology and business news , you will be bombarded by the news of Google selling off Motorola to Lenovo for around 3 billion US$, while it had acquired Motorola for around 12 billion , almost two years back. Google had earlier sold a part of the operations to Arris Group Inc. last year for about 2 billions . Google claims to have retained most of the android patents and hence it is believed to be all happy happy.. But still speaking in strict ‘Marwari’ (Americans read: Jew) terms – You still have around 7 billion loss to fill up .
Why all the big talk ?
It is believed that maintaining Motorola was getting costlier for Google in the long run and also Lenovo after acquiring Motorola shall become the third largest player in the market , also Motorola is an old is gold kindsa brand, still why such distress pricing for such a high profit prospective brand deal?
Reading Between the Lines
We have seen how recently Google had been going all advertisement friendly after its recent campaigns on TV and on air : (Read Here) so a seemingly loss is actually a big strategy in the making. Look at the recent acquiring of Electronics companies by Google (here) . From that we can come up to three salient observations
However there is a forth facet to it.
The meaning of the word Nexus is ‘connection of a series of dots leading to one thing or the other’. Dont you see a Google Nexus here??
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NB : The analysis presented here are solely Marcus Sam’s own.He would love to have comments and insights on what you think on this. Notable insights and comments will be inculcated with name and reference into this post.
So before all the photo series start for 2014, I thought it would be awesome to use this blog the way blogs are used actually, sharing and re-blogging ..So I thought how about have a few nice images that could actually act as a booster to the previous new year’s resolution post that I shared yesterday.. so lets have a few images:
Burst your ego
Just Let Go..
Hear what Muhammad Ali has to say
Just do it..
Believe in yourself..
And finally a little Inspiring story that might help u buckle up for your 2014..
Mike Waudby (31) weighed 462 lbs. He was at a bar one night when a woman asked him to leave the bar because his size ‘Made her feel sick.’
He buckled up,went on a diet and started exercising regularly.And look what he made out of himself ==>>
HAPPY 2014 PEOPLE..!! SPREAD THE LOVE…! ~ Marcus Sam
Its Christmas and its time u visit some cathedrals, Christian or not (like I do, and I am a Hindu brahmin)..So here is a list of cathedrals that you should not miss looking at today..
Starting with the Pisa Cathedral, Italy
.Next lets have a night view of the St Paul’s Cathdedral, Kolkata, India
Next in line is the good old Cologne Cathedral, Germany
Next is the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, near the Spanish Steps,Rome,Italy
Next in line is the Church of St Leodegar, Lucerne, Switzrland
Now the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy
Next is the Cathedral of St Michael & St Gudula, Brussels ,Belgium
Next is the good old Notre Dame Cathedral from my favourite city Paris
Next is line is the Milan Cathedral, Italy
Next is this small Chapel in some small Swiss village
And finally the St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican
So Finally Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
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Five interiors you cannot leave out during the Christmas season..
1) Starting with The Notre Dame Cathedral Paris
2) The interior of the Pisa Cathedral,
3) Inside the Cologne Cathedral (one of the biggest in Europe)
4) Entrance to the Sistine Chapel
5) Inside the St Peter’s Cathedral Vatican.
Happy Holidays People..!!
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After getting many requests for prints this year (2013, which we were not providing) we have decided to come up with Limited Edition printing for the 2014 Marcus Sam Calendar.
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The 2013 Google Zeitgeist video is picking up momentum, while u watch it, instead of doodling on the wow factor or the laments on how u spent 2013 scratching your eyes on your e-screens, rather than following the ‘world is calling, where are you’ philosophy, note how this year the stress of Google is on ‘voice powered searches’ unlike last year when the stress was on Youtube followed by Googleplus.
This also brings into our minds how Google came up with its new adverts for the desi (India,Pakistan etc) markets where it liked to influence the new age of ‘smart netizens’ or people who primarily and almost only use smart phones/tabs only to browse the web, by impressing upon the psychology – hey look, we also have a smart app for that, u don’t need to type ‘www.google.com’ all the way..The advert worked its charm the sweet way by touching upon the Indo-Pak sisterhood along with the fact that we all love our grand parents (ok most of us do, alright ok, some of us do, fine)…
The king of search seemed to be jittery after its fall flat attempts of venturing into the social media arena..Now Google wants people to know, look we came first, since neither ‘Bing’ nor ‘Yahoo’ has the search by voice option slapped on your face as soon as u type for the browser.. The emperor is getting old, he sees the horizons with his dry & scrotched eyes.For the first time he is afraid, very afraid..
The Google Zeitgeist 2013
The Google Zeitgeist 2012
The advert Google made to tap into the desi smartphone/tab use segment
And oh yeah since this is a primarily photography page, I leave u guys with the inside view of the Pisa Cathedral in the Square of Miracles – Piazza del duomo,Piazza dei Miraconi ..Have a great weekend people..!
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