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#NaturePhotography – Day 5

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I am posting my click for today – Day 5!
I further nominate a wonderful photographer from Passionate Photographers group
to do the same!! Rajani Ramkumar

Day5: It is always nice to look at things from a different angle.
View from Muruga temple at Batu Caves Malaysia

#WorkingTogetherWorks – why this hashtag? Yes, I take my time with devotion and dedication to encourage that odd Passionate Photographers around. Do not miss out. Do not leave your clicks die in your phone memory cards or hard disks! Show them and let all of us travel and see the world around through each one of your click.
#RameshMenonAbuDhabi
#Clicksandwrites
#PassionatePhotographers
#InAbuDhabi
#Venice
#Etihadairways
#batucaves
#murugan
#malaysia
#travelphotography

#NaturePhotography – Day 4

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dsc_1314Honored to be nominated by Leo Thomas for a photography initiative. i.e. to do a seven-day #naturephotography. I have to post one nature photograph a day for seven days and nominate at least one person each day to pass this along so we can flood Facebook with beautiful pictures of nature.
I am posting my click for today – Day 4!
I further nominate a wonderful photographer from Passionate Photographers group Suresh Thoyakkat to do the same!!

Day4: Which is best – the view from the shore or from the sea?

#WorkingTogetherWorks – why this hashtag? Yes, I take my time with devotion and dedication to encourage that odd Passionate Photographers around. Do not miss out. Do not leave your clicks die in your phone memory cards or hard disks! Show them and let all of us travel and see the world around through each one of your click.
Thank you Leo Thomas Vijay Kumar Shajitha Shifa Mahesh Krishnamurthy for accepting the request and now passing the baton for the day to Suresh Thoyakkat
#RameshMenonAbuDhabi
#Clicksandwrites
#PassionatePhotographers
#InAbuDhabi
#Venice
#Etihadairways
#VolvoOceanRace

#NaturePhotography – Day 3

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Honored to be nominated by Leo Thomas for a photography initiative. i.e. to do a seven-day #naturephotography. I have to post one nature photograph a day for seven days and nominate at least one person each day to pass this along so we can flood Facebook with beautiful pictures of nature.
I am posting my click for today – Day 3!
I further nominate a wonderful photographer from Passionate Photographers group Mahesh Krishnamurthy to do the same!!

Day3: Nature at its best – #WorkingTogetherWorks
This is a photo from my visit to Venice when I participated in the Biennale 2014. Those who have been there will know the importance of the canal network and water transport system used for moving around. Imagine yourself rushing with all your luggage and camera equipment from your hotel to the boat station and being alerted that the canal will be closed in few minutes for the next 4 hours for a boat race. Thank god and I made it somehow and reached the other side till the railway station for my train to Milan to get the flight. Etihad had no direct flight to Venice those days.
#WorkingTogetherWorks – why this title? Yes, I take my time with devotion and dedication to encourage that odd Passionate Photographers around. Do not miss out. Do not leave your clicks die in your phone memory cards or hard disks! Show them and let all of us travel and see the world around through each one of your click.

#NaturePhotography – Day 2

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20160309_132123Honored to be nominated by Leo Thomas for a photography initiative. i.e. to do a seven-day #naturephotography. I have to post one nature photograph a day for seven days and nominate at least one person each day to pass this along so we can flood Facebook with beautiful pictures of nature. I am posting my click for today – Day 2! I further nominate a wonderful photographer from Passionate Photographers group Shajitha Shifa to do the same!!
Day2: Nature at its best – my home away from home #InAbuDhabi “Wherever you go in this world, home is where the heart is.”
It is very rare to get a rain in Abu Dhabi. If it rains, it is a joy to watch and also at the same time lot of care and caution to be taken to be safe on the road. #StartEarlyDriveCarefullyReachSafely.

Thank you Leo Thomas, Vijay Kumar Shajitha Shifa
for this and passing the baton for the day to Vijay Kumar
#RameshMenonAbuDhabi
#Clicksandwrites
#PassionatePhotographers
#InAbuDhabi

#NaturePhotography – Day 1

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Honored to be nominated by Leo Thomas for a photography initiative. i.e. to do a seven-day #naturephotography. I have to post one nature photograph a day for seven days and nominate at least one person each day to pass this along so we can flood Facebook with beautiful pictures of nature. I am posting my click for today! I further nominate a wonderful photographer from Passionate Photographers group Vijay Kumar to do the same!!
Day1: Nature at its best – my village #Pullur, MyIjk – Explore Irinjalakuda
“Wherever you go in this world, home is where the heart is.”
Thank you Leo Thomas for this and passing the baton for the day to Vijay Kumar
#RameshMenonAbuDhabi
#Clicksandwrites
#PassionatePhotographers
Keralam – Kandathum Kettathum

WhatsApp: Use with care -Letter to the editor Gulf News Dt 09 Jan 2017

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You will find at least 20 to 25 unread messages out of which, you will get a minimum 15 pictures or video forwards! What do you do if you are travelling or if you have a huge contact base in your phone? The odd members who don’t think about the inconvenience that can be caused to the receiver when he forwards pictures and videos. It spoils the significance and benefits of using the platform.

If a person is so fond of disseminating information through WhatsApp, my suggestion is to first upload the voluminous files to either a blog or YouTube channel and then share the link. The receiver can, at his convenience, look at them and it remains there permanently for later referrals. Whereas, if you end up sending too many photos or videos, imagine the situation of someone who is traveling and has limited connectivity and storage capacity? The inconvenience caused will prompt the receiver to exit from such groups or block the sender.

For me personally, WhatsApp is an efficient communication medium, but people are not using it diligently. So much so that recently I had to prepare a warning poster and share it as my keynote on phone and social media to inform my contacts to be considerate on their WhatsApp messages. I also had to exit from four important groups due to the excessive volume of non-relevant pictures and videos being shared to members by some individual members.

From Mr Ramesh Menon

Abu Dhabi

To read it in original, please visit Gulf News online

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Share what you know – Letters to the editor Gulf News Dt 05th January 2017

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I am just an ordinary expatriate who came to the UAE with lots of hopes and dreams in 1987. Life has evolved and revolved over the years of my stay in the UAE. I am happy to say that I lived most of my life here. The journey has not been easy for me all these years. I am worried about the number of people, close family members who have been affected by cancer. Some have already left this world and some are fighting it out. I want to support all those who are affected by cancer in some way or another.

Also, it’s important to me to promote talent and knowledge through my own initiative for sharing talent or knowledge from within us to others. What is the point of having a skill within you, if you are not willing to share it and pass it on to someone who is willing to propagate it? It is a challenge and many people who are talented hold on to it without passing on the skills to a second or third person. We have to share our skills, talents or knowledge to those around.

From Mr Ramesh Menon

UAE

To read it in original, visit Gulf News online

Hopes and Dreams for 2017

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I am just an ordinary expatriate who came to the UAE with lots of hopes and dreams in 1987!. Life has evolved and revolved over the years of my stay in the UAE. I am happy to say that I lived most of my life in the UAE. The journey has not been easy for me all these years. I am worried about the number of people, close family members  who have been affected by cancer. Some has already left this world and some fighting it out. I want to support all those who are affected by cancer, some way or other. Also, important is my orientation to promote talent and knowledge through my own initiative called “Talent Share” with a motto – a talent or knowledge within you is to be shared. True, what is the point of having a skill within you, if you are not willing to share it and pass it on to someone who is willing to propagate it!. It is a challenge, as many people who are talented hold on to it without passing on the skills to a second or third person. If we have to live an immortal life, we have to share our skills or talent or knowledge to those around. Remember Talent Share – with the motto “A talent or knowledge within you is to be shared”. Visit www.team1talentshare.blogspot.com and support it.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi

1st January 2017

Water is precious

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A tour through the mountain areas and once upon a time perennial river links of Kerala during my holidays showed me alarming signs of a danger that is almost here. Lack of rain, and careless usage of water. The coming months are going to be tough in terms of water availability in many parts of Kerala.

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Water is Precious. Use it carefully and cautiously to avoid scarcity in the coming months.