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"After a certain high level
of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity,
and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well." - Albert Einstein
Gathering/Outing with Peers
Art and painting
From childhood I was interested in drawing, most of which is attributed to my mother, a
non-professional painter. With the help of Pritam and Satyam Panja (two art teachers),
I was fortunate to learn the basics of art, painting and other forms: like clay,
bamboo and plaster-of-Paris art, apart from the usual charcoal-shading, water and
oil colour painting. I finished 5th year degree in painting during the 10th
board examination to get Chitra
Bisharad, and in the same year been awarded the Sangeet Bibhusan too. I drew this
silhouette of R. Tagore when at 7th standard in school and here are some
Paintings (Class IV-X).
This is my old friend, the classical Hawaiian lap-steel Guitar
I learned to play at a young age and was awarded Sangeet Bibhusan in Rabindra
(Songs of R. Tagore, the first non-European Nobel laureate in literature)
after six years while I finished my secondary education. I'm also conversant with the
electric guitar and still continue to play when at home. Here are my Tagore renditions:
Nature photography and ramblings
I guess researcher
by designation has a quest to search or closely inspect natural resources, finding life in
inanimate objects and sublime in the beauty of mother nature. I'm no exception to that having special corners
for snow-capped mountains, flowing streams and breezes in the backdrop of sunrise/sunset, roaring waves of oceans
and fountains, birds and the list continues. My photography and a bit of ramblings can be seen in the iconic link beside
and below referenced are a few panoramic snaps that I had taken in time,
- Sunset at Baranti, Puruliya, India.
Reservoir and islands of Maithan (hometown), 3rd Dyke, India.
Krishna and Western Ghats, Kates point, Mahabaleswar, India.
World's second coldest place (Dras) having Tiger Hill in Tololing Valley, Kashmir, India.
Serenity of Tso Moriri, Karzok village, Ladakh, India.
Karakoram range and salty Tso Kar, Thukje village, Ladakh, India.
Leichtenstein and Eastern Swiss Alps along with Rhein, Hoher Kasten summit, Switzerland.
Appenzeller and Urner Alps, Mt. Saentis summit, Switzerland.
Alpine four-thousanders in Valais Alps, Zermatt, Switzerland.
Sunset in Austrian-Swiss Alps, Konstanz, Germany.
Sunset at Porz-Wahn, Cologne, Germany.
Sunset by the banks of Rhein, Cologne, Germany.
Hudson valley, Mt. Beacon summit, New York.