Author: Soumen Bhattacharya

The Half Blood Prince – David Yates Begins to “Get It”

The Half Blood Prince (HBP) is David Yates’ second directorial venture in the Harry Potter movies after The Order of The Phoenix (OOTP), and it seems as though he is beginning to understand the spirit of Harry Potter. When I watched OOTP for the first time, I was quite scared – not only because the […]

Photography – a crash course (Part II)

(Sorry for the delay in posting the second part in this series. Here’s what I had been doing: We have discussed a little bit about “composition” in photography in the previous article. I tried to keep the discussion absolutely non technical. But now since we are going to get into exposure, a little bit […]

Photography – a crash course (Part I)

What makes a good photograph? Difficult question. To tell you the truth, it is probably impossible to answer, and a truly great photograph can just communicate with the viewer. Great photographers often do not follow any rules. But for beginners in photography (myself included) it is a good idea to understand some basic grammar of […]

Harry Potter – Why the Order of the Phoenix is the worst movie in the series

Harry Potter is a modern phenomenon. You can love it or hate it, but you can not ignore it. As far as fantasies go, Harry Potter is one of the best fantasy stories ever told. The story is groundbreaking for many reasons – the plot is excellent and flawless, the world described in the story […]

700 MHz Spectrum Auction – The Google Gambit

The Background Traditionally, cell phones use four frequencies: 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 1900 MHz. The 700 MHz spectrum range was being used by TV stations to broadcast analog channels 52 through 69. Now that analog TV is going bye bye (February 17th, 2009 is the last day of full power analog television […]