Archive for August, 2012

Letter to Nagpurpulse for copyright violation

August 20, 2012

Online copyright violation is quite widespread.  Some do it in ignorance of law; the others with just a callous attitude of “no one’s gonna sue you back!”  But is it fair to use someone else’s work as your own?  Wouldn’t it be more appropriate if you just attribute the work to its original creator, not because it is legally mandatory, but because it is their moral right to have an attribution?  It’s an age of Creative Commons.  People are open enough to let others use their work for free; isn’t it the responsibility of the media users to give the attribution at minimum?  It takes nothing, but people don’t even do that little thing!

Nag River reflecting urban polutionA local news site “Nagpurpulse” has used one of my Wikipedia photos on their site without any attribution.  I asked them in a comment to attribute the photo to me; they didn’t.  They didn’t even reply the comment.  I tweeted them; no reply.  Then, I wrote a mail; no reply again!  It has been 15 days now I have gotten no reply from them.  Now, I am free to work in my way.  Though I am not going to play dirty, I have no respect remained for those who “do not care!”, and now I do not need to care about their “online reputation.”

Here, I am releasing the mail to public:

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Waiting for the departure bell

August 7, 2012

I skipped the office today.  First, I deliberately got up late, at around 9, one hour late than my scheduled office hour, and then slowly sank in the idea of bunking the office as I was getting ready, leisurely.  Now, tomorrow, again I cannot go office as I have some important work to do and will probably need to go out of the town.  It is getting tougher to work at that place, as it is getting clear and clearer that I am going to leave it sooner than later.

I’m expectantly, anxiously waiting for the departure bell.

P.S. I don’t know if writing this is a stupidity.

A visit to Maharajbag, Nagpur

August 1, 2012

It was only 3:30 when I was free and had a lot of time in hand.  I was in Buldi, just around Maharajbag.  Alone; I took this opportunity to visit Maharajbag.  I hadn’t been there in at least the last 4-5 years, except a brief visit last year.

This visit was particularly for photos (though I have avoided “photography restricted” areas).  This place is very much under-represented on net.  No photo in the Wikipedia article; no photos on Flickr, Picasa Web, Panoramio!  I wanted to fill this void for long; found a chance today.

Click on the photo to view the complete album.

Click on the photo for rest of the album. Have a great time!