A Window on Durga Puja

I’ve never been to India but I’ve alway thought this festival sounds amazing — so I’ve put together a few articles related to the yearly event.

So What is Durga Puja?

Durga Puja is an annual festival celebrated in India in honor of this Hindu goddess.

“Durga Puja – the ceremonial worship of the mother goddess [Durga], is one of the most important festivals of India. Apart from being a religious festival for the Hindus, it is also an occasion for reunion and rejuvenation, and a celebration of traditional culture and customs. While the rituals entails ten days of fast, feast and worship, the last four days – Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashami – are celebrated with much gaiety and grandeur in India and abroad, especially in Bengal, where the ten-armed goddess riding the lion is worshipped with great passion and devotion.” (Source: About.com)

Scenes Around San Francisco [Original Photos]

The Eye Candy that IS San Francisco.

Here are a few recent snapshots I made around the city.

A Game of Frogger? Construction Photographed from Above

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The Waterbar, San Francisco. Cool Elegance By the Bay

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Monster Artichokes from the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market

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A view of San Francisco while out on a boat on the San Francisco Bay. The lighting was pretty perfect at the time this image was made:

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San Francisco Skyline — Downtown

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Along The Embarcadero
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Along the Embarcadero

In and Around New York City: The Reservoir of Central Park (Photos)

In and around Manhattan… The Central Park Reservoir is one of my most favorite places in Manhattan. Here are some photos I’ve snapped there. The Reservoir holds a billion gallons of water and takes up 106 acres of the park….

One of the Many Beatiful Views from the Reservoir in Central Park NYC

The Reservoir used to supply water to the city of New York but has been decommissioned. It still provides water to other lakes in the park, such as Harlem Meer.

The city skyline taken from across the Reservoir in Central Park, NYC. The water embodies106 acres of the park.

Scenes in and Around San Francisco [My Photos]

Landscapes, Cityscapes, Skylines — Oh, My!

San Francisco — the city by the bay. A unique combination of free-thinkers, tech professionals, awesome cafes and so many awesome restaurants per capita that it’s hard to count. Here are some photos of San Francisco I’ve made over the years — mostly of sea, sky and cityscape.

Here is a photo I snapped while embarking on a fun Pirates of Silicon Valley Cruise on the San Francisco Bay a few months ago.

View of the SF Cityline from the Bay.

Another view of the SF skyline, this time taken from a hotel somewhere in Union Square.

“What Kind of Man Owns His Own Computer?” (Vintage Apple Ad)

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Well, Benjamin Franklin, that’s who — at least according to this vintage Apple Computer ad, hanging in the foyer of a San Francisco tech office building.

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Photos of Zurich During My Visit to Shadow Government’s Zurich HQ

I’ve had the opportunity on several occasions over the past few months to visit the lovely city of Zurich. Shadow Government, Inc. has a lovely office there — in addition to our NYC Headquarters. Here are a photos I snapped while in this quiet but beautiful city — surrounded by water and mountains….

The Zurich Skyline

I love snapping photos of cityscapes and skylines. I really think there is so much to learn just looking out the window and observing what’s there. Here are some photos of the Zurich cityscape –a place so unique and full of character.

Just Another Day @Playmatics [Exclusive]

I’m not just the CEO of Playmatics, I’m also the resident in-house photographer. At least I think so. I love capturing those special moments in the office in photos because I know that every moment of a start-up is special.

With this in mind, here are a few recent — and candid — photos from Playmatics.

Take this photo, below, for instance. Do I mind that I am breaking into a meeting in order to capture a real moment in a photo? Well, of course not! That’s what I’m here for.

Here I am in Zurich, Switzerland.