Drawing/ Painting: I had only the basic knowledge in Drawing and Painting. Still I used to spend some time drawing and Painting. In 1990 when our Dream House ‘Glan Villa’ was ready for occupation, our daughtter and myself made a few paintings to decorate our new house. and daughter helped me to do the final finishes to my paintings. here are some of my paintings.
Photography/ Videos: My father was a good photographer and looks all of us got the aptitude for photography. After joining the Indian Army in 1967, my elder brother gifted me an SLR (Single Lense Reflex) camera. And that was the beginning of my Photographic life. Since then I have had many digital still/ video HD cameras with which I take all my pictures and videos.
Love for Pets: I love dogs. My whole family love them. And my love for pet dogs began in 1970 soon after our marriage. Since then, for the last 45 years, we have been having pet dogs in our family. Presently we have a pair of Labrador Bruna and Lyka. They are 11th and 12th pet dogs, both are 9 yrs and 6 months old. Bruno and Lyka are living with us. They are our friends and companions. They are also part of our family. I have made a video series on our pet dogs titled ‘A Tribute to our Pet Dogs Part I,II and III. Don’t miss the chance, watch them. I am sure once you watch my videos you will certainly adopt a pet dog in your family. Because, you should know, they are ‘Stress Busters’ and they can make your family life more beautiful.
Numismatics (Coin Collection): When I was studying in High School grade I started collecting coins, though I did not know much about it. I had a few collections only. And when I joined the army, I left it at there. But now, a few months back, at 69 years, I started again. This time I am very serious. My collections include Global as well as our country, India, and I have a very wide range of collections.
Philately (Stamps Collection): Case is similar to Numismatics. I have restarted Philately a few months back. My collections include both Global countries and India and have a wide range of collection. I also have ‘Thematic stamps, stamps with different sizes of perforations, different sizes and shapes. You will be quite surprised at the volume of my collections, even at this age.
Listening to Music: I love to listen to some good music during my free time. Now that we have become old (69 years), our style of listening to music has changed. Now a days we listen to the music stored in our iPad and play through special Sony speaker system with a remote via Bluetooth. And through this arrangement we listen to good melody songs before getting up from our bed as well as while going to sleep.
Writer: I am not a regular writer. But I do write some time. For more details about my books I have written so far, please read the page About Me
Riding/ Driving: I love riding my bikes and whenever possible we used to go for very long drives. Very vividly I remember my first long ride way back in 1976 on my motor bike Jawa 250 CC, from Jammu to Srinagar (330 kms) along the national highway passing through mountain terrain and going through the longest twin Jawarhal tunnel at an altitude over 10,000 ft above MSL. Besides I have also gone for very long drives with my family and also sometimes with our pet dogs. And even now I ride my bike and drive my car regularly, even with all my physical ailments.
Gardening It was only after we started living in our own Dream House that I started taking interest in gardening. With our present set up we also maintain a small terrace garden where we grow some vegetables also. We both really enjoy gardening.