Trip to MP

Starting tomorrow, I’m on a 10-day trip to Central India visiting Bandhavgadh and Kanha. Being summer, I hope to see quite a few tigers and hopefully get some decent photographs. I’m also excited about staying at Taj Safaries and doing the Tiger Photography Safari.

Since LJ is no longer most convenient blogging tool, I try my best to post live updated on my twitter feed.

On that note, once I get back, I hope to move my blog from here to WordPress on my site. Has anyone figured out how to export all your LJ archives to WordPress along with threaded-comments ?


  1. deponti · May 15, 2009 Reply

    Have a blast Kalyan! 🙂

    Somehow I still like LJ though I have opened blogs on both WordPress and Blogger….

  2. anushsh · May 15, 2009 Reply

    This is awesome dude. Have fun 🙂

  3. admin · May 15, 2009 Reply

    The whole LJ community has moved to facebook and twitter and these days people only want to microblog

  4. deponti · May 15, 2009 Reply

    Well…not everyone, K. I like your posts with narrative and pictures, and microblogging on your part would completely miss that!

  5. deponti · May 15, 2009 Reply

    I am NOT a Twitter fan…at all…

  6. yellareddy · May 15, 2009 Reply

    Totally agree…
    LJ with the descriptive narrations add a lot of substance.

  7. Anonymous · May 15, 2009 Reply

    Threaded comments

    Since you are starting fresh, try out Disqus or intense debate for commenting.

  8. vinit · May 15, 2009 Reply

    I moved from LJ to WordPress a while ago. And took my comments with me.

    My old script should still work (unless WordPress allows you to auto-import; in which case, you are better off using WordPress’ internal tools)

    My script is still available at

  9. inspirethoughts · May 15, 2009 Reply

    Enjoy your trip!

    Would love to see your posts on LJ too! If you are not posting here, link to the posts elsewhere at least. 🙂

  10. pramodbiligiri · May 15, 2009 Reply

    Stay on LJ! Nothing beats the LJ friends page 😉 Twitter and facebook are for teenyboppers..or at least that’s what I keep saying 😛

  11. Anonymous · May 18, 2009 Reply


    Guess one of your guys cameup with a documentary in discovery channel last weekend abt he spotting it and his sister helping him drawing it. Felt bad on that. Bcz, 5 years back i have spoken to forest officials in Rajamala who have described me that they spotted it and i have seen them having a drawing too in their office.

    Irony is that he sitting on top of Anaimudi and proclaiming that the permit to that top is given only to guys like himeself and not to others who suffer with the blind love of the hills and nothing else.

    I am sorry if i am wrong and i didnt intent to hurt any but this is what i felt while watching the program.

  12. inspirethoughts · May 18, 2009 Reply

    Me neither…I am not fan of twitter and FB or orkut…so much. I prefer descriptive and narrative blogging.

  13. Anonymous · May 19, 2009 Reply

    Oh ya, I’ve followed your blog on LJ for a long time.
    Even those days when you used for micro blogging, before the advent of twitter and the likes.

    WP would give your better search engine options which LJ lacks.. and when someone is searching for some content, though your blog has it, it wouldn’t show up on the search engines (at least not as the first few links).
    WP creates links with subject of the post in it, a good chance for crawler to catch.
    I’d like to read more on your blog than on twitter feed.

    Sandeep R.

  14. Anonymous · May 26, 2009 Reply

    Great photographs

    Hi Kalyan,

    I came across your website on a look for decent Wildlife photographs in India and I couldn’t believe what I saw. Your photographs are awesome to say the least. I will be frequently visiting your website and blogs to check out more breathtaking work from you.

    Can you please let me know which camera you use and the lens kits. I am a start up amateur photographer and want to purchase a Nikon D60, is that a good start up SLR to have? Can you assist whether I should go for a Canon or a Nikon for wildlife photography?

    Thanks and all the best for your Bandhavgadh and Kanha trip.

    Tk care,

  15. admin · May 26, 2009 Reply

    Re: Great photographs

    Dear Phani,
    Dont buy the D60. You are better off with the D80 or D90. I use D70 and a D200 as my primary bodies.

  16. admin · May 27, 2009 Reply

    I did see your page before. But it does not do threaded comments right ? Are you planning to add a patch for it ?

  17. Anonymous · May 28, 2009 Reply

    Re: Great photographs

    Hey Kalyan, Thanks for writing back.

    I read up and saw in some of the reviews that Canon gets you sharper and clearer images (when cropped) but the colors are slightly dull/more natural.

    However in Nikon’s(startup SLR’s), the colors are (over)saturated and might seem very unreal. Have you noticed this?


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