After a strolling through the city along with Sandra returned to IPM . My friend Dr Anwar has up graded his camera from Canon to Nikon D 600 ..with a 90 mm prime . I tried some creative shots of the camera while unwinding in the duty room.
Well.. I was back again at IPM on Saturday , As the doc was out attending a personal function , me and another friend went over to the Planetarium at Calicut , Not all areas allowed photography , the earth show over at the planetarium was kinda interesting but when you been in the 3d industry for so long you can’t help but think of those amazing visual treat is all but 3d polygons and nurbs , textured in and painted but It was good to get out of the hot sun into the Ac at the dome theater
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I have been on and off visitor to this place , for one thing I have friend here who is the duty dr . but apart from that , whenever I am here , its like all the sufferings in life seems so less , As they say here at IPM welcome to the real suffering and its true , being here in away I derive a positive energy , if those who are really suffering go face it what do I have to complain about . I have great respect for those who make this place happen and those who come here as a final hope or even a final stay .
I had planned to go for’ home care’ but didn’t happen as it was Vishu and they were on call . This time met Dr Sandhya , Sruti and Sandra from Germany . Walking along with Dr Anwar for his rounds made me realize how lucky and how so many things we take for granted in life , just to be able to breath , eat and drink would be a big thing to many here . Most of all have a hope to make it through to the next sunrise .
Colors at IPM ….This is a place to try out countless of photography experiments ..for just how the place is at different times with , different things to capture and nature .
Walk about around IPM : These are just a few shots …I have few more more that would give you a real idea about the place but just don’t have them with me now .
Dr Anwar was saying IPM attracts people who are different …or not normal ..now before you start looking up for a good psychologist …let me tell you and warn you NOT NORMAL is NOT ABNORMAL !!!…..heheh , it also calls to people who think and vision life from a different angle or to those who have had the misfortune to loose something in life but yet have the fortune to learn to see the real life .
Midnight at the open air theater …we are not normal people :) …
I have had the privilege of meeting the most interesting and nice people at IPM …..and next person is no different to that Meet Lulu Mol ….and interesting chrippy , amazingly creative …talkative 4th grader , she had come along to help her grandma take care of her grandpa who is a patient at IPM .
Black & white shots have always been interesting to and When Sandra gave Lulu Mol a can of bubble blower , couldn’t resist capturing her …and she was a natural .
Off course Dr Anwar was the 1st to click the bubble blowing girl ,,,and he’s got some great shots !…I was with Sandra at the moment sharing music …
Here are some more Black & whites ..its also shows the life at IPM ….and some various other shots .
SANDRA – ART :
After teaching creative visuals to students at silvermount I am convinced that if any one has got a tiny bit of creative bone in em , it can be brought out with some easy , interesting and fun ways to do Art . I told Sandra if she is willing to try I can get her to do some Art , simple and cool stuff . The 1st step in it was Sandra was willing to try !…So midnight ( by now you should know us crazy ones how we operate) …me and the good dr was …well being crazy was up at night talking on life and philosophy and working on creative things , Sandra dropped in ( yes our craziness is growing on you too Sandra !) and she wanted to do that Art thingy ..well my friend give it a shot!!
Jokes apart …This is really good ..considering she told me that she is bad at it whats interesting is the nice strokes of colors , yup she’s got it !!…Good color combination also …I’d actually say she was lying to me earlier when she said she is was not good at Art , The best thing about creativity …it can break out from just anywhere. Anyway well done dudet !! Hey doc … today Germany tomorrow the WORLD !!!!! …CRAZINESS LIVES ON …….AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!( thats was supposed to be an evil master mind laugh ) ehem !!Anyway as all good things must come to an end ..so does craziness . I left the next day back to be with normal people out here Looking back at all the days . Working on a holiday straight from Trivandrum , puthenthope beach resort to Calicut IPM, wow some wonderful memories .
After bob and vishak dropped me off at Navaneeth’s …had a day more to spend at Trivandrum , had some personal errands to run and spend time sorting out the pictures and wanted to get some toys for Navaneeth’s kids . So next day took the Jan shataabdi to Calicut .
One thing I love to do when travelling is to doddle away ..and with some more concepts in the air in my head started working on scribbles , One thing I must say the Jan shataabdi when it started out was one clean train … now its not ..sadly very poorly maintained one , but its good if you want to commute to Cochin or Calicut with limited stops … its the best .
Reached Calicut around 2:00 pm , next stop IPM.
Just after school closed for the Hols , I had a to take up some work for my former Director . Yes while all you Silvermount facilitators enjoyed their well earned break , I had to slog day and night over concepts , brain storming and just darn late night wacky & weird madness …!!!
Though the place looked like a holiday resort with its pool and beaches and the suits …we had a very strict regime time table , Get up early morning – after the morning nature routine , hit the beach , get back by 10 :00 , shower , breakfast work till say 1 or 2 , depends …. on mood , then hit the beach after noon , after some frisbee ( the last day rocked ) …. water frisbee at the pool – back to work after shower , dinner , late night brainstorming sessions ….and back to the same old stuff in the morning . Occasionally we go out for some food , say pizza , shawai , and sometimes local …and lots of 7 up!( nothing huge eheheheh)
OUT AT THE BEACH: While bob tried to get as black as he can get with his skin roasting under the sun …I had a lot of time to my self to reflect , think and capture the sea shore , for this is a moment and regardless of whether it comes again or not I want to take all in !
Watching the clouds : Some of the patterns are sooo amazing …
The Band of Brothers : aka B.O.B
Many years have gone by since the good old days were the Band of brothers worked together , so this time we tried to get together all of the B.O.B for a reunion , unfortunately one could not make it Jakes we missed ya , but then again there has been so many changes in all our lives , priorities have changed , time work ….but we made the most of it as we could .
Bob and his local friends : Something that’s always struck me with bob is that the guy makes friends where ever he goes , language is not a barrier for him , if they speak just two words in english … you got a conversation going with Bob. This time the local boys a small up coming foot ball team had the pleasure be friend bob. They’d be out there waiting for bob whenever he went out take his sunbath .
Fishing and Fishermen : I asked Aju ( room boy /cook/carom player ) about the local life of fishermen , and how I wanted to take few snaps of them fishing . He said he’d let me know when they drag the net in . A past experience with local fishing community had given me much to concerned about , so I needed a inside contact may be Aju knew these guys well if the scene got out of control . Any way next day down at the beach , bob taking in all the sun and me taking in all good memories …. Aju said they would be reeling in the net today and just as he said there they were pulling away . I got down there and click click click .
Night out with Navaneeth and walk down memory lane :
I chanced up to spend some time with Navaneeth , my ex neighbour , ex colleague and what’s more my good friend and car pool buddy Oh boy there are places in Trivandrum that has changed and there are places just the way it was . I also had opportunity to have the ever so famous “Rasa Vada” known to Trivandrum , one of my fav during my years there .
Walk down memory lane with BOB….lunch at doubles and night outs : The ever so famous ” Doubles”…and Al- Saaj
Back at the beach …and sadly days are getting shorter and soon its time to part ..oh!!!…. lookee…..another fishing group ….
Last few days I went around the whole place just clicking shots …and talking to the kids there and oh yeah picking up shells for Diya my daughter . The whole stay has been really great I covered some various shots of Palmleaves Beach Resort , but more than the stay and place .. I was glad I could spend time with Bob and meet up with old friends and make some new ones too , and off course felt soo good getting back to what I always loved doing , I guess we all only realize how much we miss and love doing certain things when we only stop doing it for sometime . Hope to get back in it …which only time can tell …
The Palmleaves Beach Resort : Random shots
I picked up some shells to give it Dee …made something of it ….and out last evening there ..took dippu and aju out to join us for some frisbee at the beach and then me and bob we played water frisbee in the pool …after all we need that break after all the hard work we did heheheh:)
Last day time to go …we head out to town …I wanted to treat bob to some nice dinner ..but as the stars would have had it dinner was arranged at our old friend Sudheesh’s place , so we with a full stomach we only had space for ice cream at duetto .
So ends my working holidays ….did we ever work at all???.. yes we did and what we did we enjoyed , Thanks Bob , my buddy , my bro ..you know what I am going through ,those memorable days working or not was the most and best holiday I could ever have especially during times like this . – Will see ya soon bud …NEXT STOP IPM @ CALICUT !!!
Wow just look at that my last post was 3 months back…well what can I say …life calls me back . The school closed for the term hols by the end of March . One thing I can say about teaching at a school , you at least get your annual holidays even its for a month or more as the facilitators have to return to duty in May . I guess I have some pending posts on colors at silvermount ( the school blog) …but to start this off ( AGAIN !!!!) I will cover what I been up to in the past few months . Having said that the facilitators get their time off …its a personal choice as after school , I moved to Trivandrum for a few days to work with my former Director Bob . So … while all you Silvermount Facilitators took their well earned break …I had to work during my holidays !!!!!