Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy Pongal - Excited & Exhausted!


Wish you all a very happy Pongal! 

I am sure you all must be gearing up for the upcoming pongal festival. I am pretty much excited and getting ready too.Went for a shopping and got all the ingredients required for pongal etc. The house is getting cleaned and a new make over for the festival :) All at home already started enjoy the long weekend holidays.. Afterall we all enjoy and wait for festivals for these reasons isnt it?!!!
This year my pongal is getting a lot more of attention! I literally mean it. A couple of years back with all josh I set up a miniature pongal set and clicked pictures of the pongal with the traditional  background etc for my blog. The effort that I took to make it is getting its recognition now :)

I was surprised to see my Pongal photograph published in leading tamil dailies Dina Tandhi and Dinakaran yesterday!!!


It was indeed a pleasant surprise when my dad called me up and said my pongal picture has been published in news papers. I really felt proud of myself for the work and the recognition its getting but my happiness diminished when I saw that they have all been stolen without permission and have also been edited heavily to remove the water mark that I have posted on the picture :(  Plagiarism as ever.

I so really wish the editors of these papers get more ethical to ask and publish along with credits. I'm tired of fighting for credits. All I could do now is to put up the images and feel happy for the publication of the picture.

Anyways I am happy that my pongal is getting a lot more of viewers now, though they wont know its my work. 


Below is the image of Dina Malar edition last year with my Pongal pictures as cover page of their book. 


All thanks to more pirated links where my picture has been copied, edited, cropped and manipulated with their watermarks. I'm happy to be stolen for the first time :)

and more and more..
Wish you all a very happy Boghi pongal, Sankaranthi, Maatu pongal and Kaanum pongal :)

Written by: Nithya
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Sangeetha Priya said...

wow congrats for ur pictures featured in magazine, wish u n family a very happy pongal!!!

Priya Suresh said...

Happy pongal wishes Nithya, can guess how you would have been excited to see ur pictures also at the time exhausted.

Unknown said...

Happy pongal nitya....take them as proud moments:)

divya said...

happy pongal..

Janani said...

Happy pongal nithya wish they had used ur name in the newsletter hmmm ignore it and enjoy the happy work

Unknown said...

wow congratulations dear!
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Manju said...

congrats...happy pongal!!!

vijiraja said...

Congrats should say thanks to image floating on facebook too..but good that it has your name on it..nits arts...Congrats once again

vijiraja said...

Congrats should say thanks to image floating on facebook too..but good that it has your name on it..nits arts...Congrats once again

Fathima said...

Happy Pongal Nithya, your photo is really good. I havent seen any papers or magazines since I live in KSA, but as soon as I opened your page, the photo grabbed my attention. It has captured the essense of Pongal, the clay pots, the mud aduppu style base, the rustic looking kolam etc. The composition is great. As for plagarism, I think it is like corruption, here to stay... :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Nithya,

HappY Pongal with you and your family. Lovely beautiful pics of the pongal that you have made. WHat s the floor made of? Sad that its been taken by magazines lifting off the watermark..Wonder what they understand by a watermark??

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

Hi Nithya,
I've been a silent follower of your blog (i've subscribed to your email posts), so I never miss any!

The pics are awesoem as always, and its bad that the newspapers n online sites have just used them as theirs.

I'm still fairly new to blogging and understanding all this plagiarism, so had a question: how can we know if our pic was copied...I mean, specially those copied to online sites, how can we hunt down who is copying our work?

Hope you'll reply.


Unknown said...

Hi nithya,
Just love ur blog..keep rocking.
Add mangaiyar malar- jan edition also to ur plagiarism list!!!

விஜயசக்கரவர்த்தி said...

Put watermarks right across the main content. I do agree, that it spoils the pic, but you cant let it be plagiarised jus like that.

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