Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Source of Original pic : Satyendra
Editing: Chintan Vinod Shinde

I improvised!!!

Here she is: Rachael Weisz in an ethereal look!

Ah ! Those eyes


Okay I spoiled the original pic... I am human too...
In the pic: RaCHEL WeISZ
Source of Original Pic: Not Known
Editing: ChintanVinod Shinde

A warm sunny beautiful... lonely day


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Bard Hangover and an Inquisitive stranger

A man in love asked me once,
How can you not see the flowers around?
No fragrance, I said, was strong enough;
Besides most were swarmed by bees abound.

No blink of eyes till now
Could part me from my heart
Nor did any shy smile,
Manage to make me skip a beat.

He said scared, you are. to take the plunge
In the ethereal sea of love,
I said, Of love, you talk my friend
As if a human trait to which must divinity bow.

Subliminal to some it might well be,
And it won’t spend my pride to cede.
A fair game it is, however, not,
Too many warriors lost by deceit.

Too many Romeos were beheaded at altars,
Too many a Troys flooded weeping,
Too many a page were spent at bars
About battles that lovers ended up losing.

So cheap is not Orion’s life
To be a loony poet’s muse.
The soft hearted shy away from battles
I am waiting for the right war to lose.

Chintan Vinod Shinde

Monday, October 8, 2007

Wish you were here

Photo and editing by: Chintan
In the pic: Motin

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

To hell with all the wisdom!

They say as you grow old, you gain a better understanding of the world, which in turn helps you to succeed in life . Don't know how much of that is true. The way my life has shaped up I find it intriguing that when I knew nothing about the world I was more happy. The increased understanding has only perturbed the tranquility of my inner space. I was more secured, confident and careless as a child (or for that matter even as a teenager). I was told, to succeed you have to be more watchful, make greater sacrifices and "efficiently" utilize your time. And I have done exactly that.

I now find myself in a terrible mess. I have wasted 22 important yrs of my life chasing a mirage. I am tired of being all sensible and pragmatic. I cant carry million dollars to my pyre but I can carry a smile and a lighter heart. I want to be happy again. I don't want to be any wiser. I want to be a baby again.
In the pic : My nephew Sahil. I hope he retains his smile 22 yrs hence.
Editing: Chintan Vinod Shinde

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

afternoon nap?

Motin saw this man sleeping( He was convinced the man is dead!) in the scorching sun besides a cattle market in some village in UP.

Friday, September 7, 2007


Original Photo : Abdul Motin Ostagar

Editing: Chintan Vinod Shinde

In the pic: Ritesh Nandwani (after his Bday ordeal)

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Blaze of glory

Original Photos & Editing : Chintan Vinod Shinde

Model: Vikas Pandey aka Captain.
Dedicated to the masterpiece by Jon BOn Jovi
I thought of writing something below to give my explanation on this piece. But then sanity prevailed. OPEN TO INTERPRETATION.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

happy rakhi

Original Photograph:
Editing: Chintan Vinod Shinde

okay i thought this was the right time to repost this one. a tribute to all the sisters of the world and a reminder for their unruly bros.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

keira knightley in a ragged look ... and yet gorgeous! Love the fire in her eyes... Source of original Photograph not known
Edited by Chintan Vinod Shinde

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Editing : Chintan
Source of the original photos(needed 2 to make this) not known...
Was one of my earlier works. Winona Ryder ...

Thursday, July 19, 2007

wanted sumthing to nibble instead i scribbled...ohh wtever!

Okay fine ! Pushkar claims that he does not have the photographs... well i can give him the benefit of doubt on that... In case you are reading, let me clarify dumbass this is not an apology .... u still have the rest of the photos ...

me taking a break .... midterms approaching... plus there is this project for the nautanki called INDEX (Information by Disguised EXperimentation- a fare where we make the jimmy out of some 8000 Lucknow junta)... LOL can't stop imagining Iyer cringing ....

Sunday, July 15, 2007


The same evening after the rains, I was looking out of my hostel verandah . Saw this Lamp. It was lovely. Didnt mean much to me. Though, I must admit, lamps have always been a fascination which Anand and I shared from the Icfaitech days. On the way of our after dinner walk, there was a lamp just above a broken structure of brick that might have been a store room at some point I guess . Every photographer would have lusted for this sight.

And I know we had captured that snap. I had it before I gave the photographs to Pushkar for scanning and uploading. Apparently Pushkar is extremely busy with his exciting and engrossing life. So he did not get any time to upload the snaps in the one year that went by. Or may be there are no scanners in the shanty-town that Bangalore is. :-)

The photograph is in its purest form. It has been taken from a 4.0 magapixel digicam which Motin my neighbour owns. And I am not a photographer by any means.

By the end of the previous line, I had realized I had just achieved a record of a kind. My longest post on this blog.

Friday, July 13, 2007

First rains

Original Photo and Editing: Chintan Vinod Shinde

I was reading an Organizational behaviour book by a "renowned" author,which mentioned weather does not affect emotions and moods. This just shows what kind of crap shapes our mind. I know whenever it gets cloudy in the evening and is almost about to rain, a range of emotions rush in to my head and express themselves in forms that i can't even recall.

This time the monsoon rains brought with them a new hope to my life which was heading towards detour. It miraculously washed away all the diseases my mind was infested with. And it (along with my "Monsoon rhyme" playlist) provoked me into poetry for the first time since class 8.

This photograph signifies all that. The original photograph was so great that I felt like a sinner when I was about to edit it . So I have included the original as well.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Into the fast lane

This foto was actually taken from a rickshaw... I have also included the original foto taken by Motin...

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Ultraviolet Indulgence

Photograph: Motin Editing: Chintan

Glimmer of hope in the corridor of uncertainty

Photograph: Abdul Motin Ostagar

Editing: चिन्तन

white saree against a setting sun

Amrita Rao in a white saree which was originally blue... i have tried the glow effect on her face and have changed the background too... was one of my earlier works so the finesse is not there.

Source of original pictures unknown

Cutest smile ever!

Original source: someone called panman

Editing: Chintan Vinod Shinde

Friday, June 1, 2007