You're it! - Tagged

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I was tagged earlier by Jayashree and in a sullen mood of excessive pessimism wrote about myself. Even though they were true to a certain extent, I've hidden that nonsense. Now Amirtha has tagged me & I have promised to do some justice to my name!


1. The name is Sudhamshu - Sudha = Nectar / Elixir, Amsha = Part. More here. Been trying to discover the Elixir side of me for really long now. Search is still on!

2. First thing you'll know about me is my laziness. A complete sloth - I call it taking The Path of Least Resistance

3. I spend more time on Hobbies than on actual work. Hobbies come & go by the dozens. Current dominant is Photography. It has altered the way I see minute things in daily life. More importantly, it helped me make many good friends! Have become a spend-thrift with this hobby (Gladly)!

4. Music is The Panacea: Wanted to learn Violin when I was 6. But learnt Mridangam instead for 7 years while in Hyderabad. Used to play the Ghatam and Ganjira sometimes. I dont like it to be known, but my mother did make me attend Carnatic singing classes for 6 months! String instruments still hold a fascination though and as I drifted away from Carnatic to Western, my tastes altered drastically. Currently enjoy anything from Classic Rock to Heavy Metal. Iron Maiden being my favourite band.

5. Addicted to the Internet, Gadget-frenzy! (to those that I can afford!). (I'm yet another Software engineer!). Love Gaming.

6. I like the term ADIDAS - All Day I Dream About Sports. Used to play many sports like Cricket, Football until college. I'm a die-hard fan of Arsenal Football Club! Gunner Forever! :D

7. Astronomy is a fascination. Used to sit alone for hours on my terrace with a Sky map, Binoculars, torch etc trying to figure out constellations & nebulae. Star Gazing Gear!

8. Got to reading books rather late. A very slow reader. I prefer non-fiction books dealing with Philosophy, Science, biographies etc. But I always end up reading Fiction to improve my diction and writing style!

9. I love writing. Still prefer it to talking! All thanks to my Blog. Used to love writing mails to my friends. Dont do that anymore. I write poetry, haikus on my blog, on twitter and here on Flickr too. Its the only thing I like to do without being judged!

10. My Father is Tulu (language spoken in Southern Karnataka), mother is a Gujarati and both of them speak more than 8 languages fluently. I - Well I can only claim to know Hindi & English! Can speak Marathi, but dont. I know I can speak & read Tamizh, but Chennaiites differ! But I do wish I were a polyglot as my parents.

11. I love my mother's cooking. I love sweets. As a kid, I used to say that I'd marry a Bengali girl so that she could make me Rossogullas everyday!

12. I love any sort of puzzles.

13. I still haven't found my raison-d'etre in Life. Money is not a motivator. Neither is Fame. Still searching.

14. I crack terrible jokes. It is true that I used to be beaten up for doing this! In Mumbai people called it PJs or Hams. In Chennai people call it Mokkais or Blades.

15. I dont have many enemies. I dont like the idea of people disliking me. I can go to any length to make people like me. Maybe its a bad thing, but that's how I am!

16. I am choosy. I like something, I stick to it. Even after 5 years, I'm still in my first job! I make few friends, and keep them close.


And that's it. Done with the 16 points.

I tag

1. Bhakti.

2. Suraksha

3. Navneeth

4. Abubaker

5. Suraj

6. Arjun


If any of you haven't been tagged, then please consider this as an invitation to let me know more about you. Do write 16 things about yourself!

  • Amirtha Ashok 7y

  • Christophe Albig 7y

    Very interesting perspective, good work
  • Sudhamshu Hebbar 7y

    Amirtha Ashok: :)
    Christophe Albig: Thank you very much for liking it :)
  • julien salomon 7y

  • mr.donb 7y

    very impressive shot! love it in b&w!
    #15 very interesting!
    #8 I am in the same boat!
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  • Swethlana 7y

    Good one!

    #7 :- I do that too at times,just sit and watch the dark sky at night,isnt that peaceful? after a hectic day at work :)

    #9 :- Read your blog,must say you ROCK ! I will read the other articles one by one later,it is indeed an interesting place to be.

    Nice to know you better via this Tag game :)
  • Surajram Kumaravel 7y

    #2 #3 #5 & #14: Looks like these will make it into my list too.
  • Sudhamshu Hebbar 7y

    julien salomon: Thank you for liking the shot & the text :)
    mr.donb: Thanks for the fave!! Welcome to the boat! (for #8)! Thank you :)
    []: Thank you Swethlana. Yes, star gazing is certainly fun! But this time of the year Mosquitoes are troublesome! For the blog - Wow! Thanks a lot for visiting it and liking it. My blogging days are much past me.
    ... and yes it was nice to know more about you too thru this game :)
    Surajram Kumaravel: Heh! You still have to think up 12 more :D
  • Jayashree !!$! 7y

    lovely shot!! so nice to know abt u!! :)
    #7: I used to do that too before..! it ll be really nice to sit in the terrace and watch the sky..! its almost a yr since i did tht last!
  • Sudhamshu Hebbar 7y

    Thank you Jayashree :)
    Yeah, like I said to Swethlana, the mosquitoes are the only hindrance this time of the year! Apart from the Light pollution. Clear skies in your region? (Are you in Austin?)
  • bay_range (TempShutdown) 6y

    nice knowing you!

    #2, i guess i would be more lazy than you ;)
  • 'SandFlash 6y

    Ah, I just stumbled upon this today!!

    2. We have something in common :)
    3. Same
    4. My only regret...that I was never sent to a music lesson. How I wish I had learned to play the guitar then!!!
    6. Boo... Go Red Devils!!!
    16. :O That is unheard off in the Indian IT industry!!!
  • Katchooo 4y

    #9 Totally agree.
    Also love lists.

    Great B&W shot. Speaking of writing, I've used your pic to illustrate a blog post here: Singalonga taxman...

    Thanks for sharing it.
  • Paula Whidden 4y

    Great shot! I'm using the pic for a blog post about proving love. It'll come out Thursday.
  • Share This Quote 3y

    I added a cool quote from Mother Teresa to this photo, i hope you are ok with that. Below the image in, there is a link to this page. Thanks for sharing such a marvelous pic.
  • Miranda Domburg 7mo

    very strong pic. I used it for a blog post at (it came out this weekend)

    @13, could it be: Inspire people? You have a very unique way of shooting and communicate with people.
  • Sudhamshu Hebbar 7mo

    Miranda Domburg: Thanks Miranda. For your kind words and using my photo for your blog post.
  • Muhammad Tayyab 16d

    Finger says there you go... Nice Shot!
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