I am a photographer and writer based in Bangalore. I enjoy peering through the camera; and especially enjoy people, nature & travel photography. My work - My flickr stream and My Facebook photography page
I believe in capturing the moment as is so that it can be cherished forever. I love working with people and have an easy way of making them comfortable in front of the camera. As a mom, being with children comes easy to me out of experience. I do photo-shoots for the simple reason that I enjoy doing them.
For a natural, ‘capturing the moment’ kind of photo-shoot, you are welcome to contact me - chitra [@] chitra-aiyer [.] com
I do all of the following: Family - Children - Maternity - Newborns - Couples - Events/Weddings
I am a trained architect. I moved back to Bangalore with my family at the end of ‘06 from California.
When I started blogging on blogger, I started out blogging our return to India (R2I) experiences. And soon, I realized that it was useful to a lot of people who were in the process of moving/considering a move/weighing their options etc. So I moved to my own site here, and I put all the r2I relevant topics under http://r2blore.chitra-aiyer.com. And I have this home page to write about other things not related to r2I.
My husband and I are in our mid thirties. We have 2 young children - aged 7 and 5. Because of the children, I have had many opportunities to interact with a lot of other parents and well, mostly the talk revolves around the children, their activities, and schools. So, one of the other things that I have covered cover under http://r2blore.chitra-aiyer.com is also about the schools in Bangalore. And when I write about schools, I write either from first hand experience or after talking to parents who have their children in the said schools. This is primarily to help out other parents who are trying to look up information about the schools they are considering.
I also write about topics that the readers ask me info on. So, if there is anything that you want to know, especially about living/moving to Bangalore, working in Bangalore, or schools in Bangalore, feel free to email me at chitra [_] aiyer @ yahoo [.] com .
I enjoy photography and you will find my pics on flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/aiyerchitra . The cameras I use are the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the Canon EOS 400D. The lenses I have are the kit lens (18-55mm f/3.5-5.6), Canon EF 50MM F/1.8 II, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Sigma EF 24-70 MM F/2.8. I use the Canon Speedlite 430EX II flashgun.
Some of the books that I have enjoyed - Ishmael, The Alchemist, Great expectations, Three men in a boat, Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake, Kahlil Gibran’s, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, George Bernard Shaw’s Plays, The Bridge Across Forever, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Kite Runner, Love story, The Class, The Guide, Fountainhead, Rainmaker, The Witch of Portobello ….
Movies that I love - Matrix, 12 Angry Men, Forrest Gump, Godfather I, Fight Club, Amadeus, Fargo, O Brother where art thou?, Scent of a woman, Bonnie and Clyde, Devil’s Advocate, Hotel Rwanda, Terms of Endearment, How Green was my Valley, Everything is Illuminated, Mouna Ragam, Jaane Bhee Do Yaaron, Dr Zhivago, As good as it gets, Dogfight, Moondram Pirai, Pithamagan, Ijazat, Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me, Flavors, Bend it Like Beckham, Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, The Full Monty, Big Daddy, Seven Years in Tibet, My cousin Vinny, Rainman, Paniamma, WHat’s eating Gilbert Grape, Pallavi Anupallavi, Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s, Philadelphia, Garden state, Continental Divide, Shattered Glass, Dor, many lovely Malayalam movies, Older/simpler Hindi movies starring Amol Palekar or Farooq Sheikh, and many many more …Top related posts