Vivek Sekar

When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return. — Leonardo da Vinci

Month: October, 2007

Pen spinning

I remember trying spinning pens in college, just to get through the class hours. Boring lectures on unnecessary topics, would always mean either the gang was busy chatting up or trying something. And this is a pet peeve of mine. even though its been a long time since i tried it. Come on, i dont […]

hitch-hiking : free stay and rides

This is from a news article in ibnlive. I am putting it here so that you can avoid all the ad spam. A Russian traveller is on an expedition to study different cultures and tradition in different parts of the world. His mode of travel depends on the ‘free rides’ that he is offered along […]


I am now recycling through some trips i made back home. This trip is to the Mennmutti waterfalls near Trivandrum. I made this trip along with ILP (TCS’s version of a paid holiday) classmates during our stay there. myself, karthick, arun and rahul had come along in this trip just because Meenmutti was part of […]

Brain vs Brain

I came across this spinning lady animation. It’s a simple animated GIF so there are not much of tricks involved. The question is, which direction do you see the lady spinning ? clockwise or anti-clockwise ? If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa. And this is […]

autumn colors

eyes transfixed to the monitor in front, chugging along to complete the job in hand ‘packaging & integration’, with quite a bit of work lined up for the day after ‘packaging & integration’ is done. As soon as ‘packaging & integration’ is done, i look out the window. Looking at the autumn colors. The graveyard, […]


This sunset was taken on Oct, 17th, 2007 near the Ruoholahti metro station. i took  close to 12 shots of the sunset and discarded 4 of them. i was so impressed with the color range of the sunset, so i am posting this without much of processing the RAW image.


Sitting and laughing as time flies by without any fear for what lies ahead…. At the crossroad’s of life, paths split and realization begins. A realization of not how the time was spent, but on how the coming time will be spent…. A steady breeze, the temperature hovers around 32 degrees. In the shades with […]

It is done.

A write up the below will follow, but first, UPDATE – 15.11.2007 : i got the above inscribed onto my body on oct 11. i entered the tattoo center with 3 variations of the above design and after close to 10 minutes of re-sketching and some iterations later i finalised what was going to be […]


How many times has opportunity knocked on your footsteps? And you have been busy with yourself and your work to completely ignore what’s standing right next to you. i am sure there are many instances where this [has]/[would have] happened with me. But this is something that i am consciously aware of and working on, […]

System crashes

Another day at office and another instance of Nerd coolness/frankness. It was about a new OPTION in the request system here @ work and a hopeful solution if the requests failed. – magic : if something wrong happened to your request and you don’t understand what it was just try to resend your request with […]