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The difference is in building Credibility or being seen as a Fraudster!

What will you do if you receive an email from your bank using a Gmail or Hotmail ID? Say the email came from or You will know that those emails are fraudulent, right?

Isn’t this why you need an email ID with a website/domain name from your organization? Because that will create an impression of credibility!

Any prankster can create a generic free email ID with your organization’s name but it is extremely difficult to create an email ID that has your domain name. Pranksters can easily use those generic IDs to hamper your reputation temporarily.

Does using generic Gmail/Hotmail/etc email IDs mean that your organization has no credibility or that people think it’s content/communication is always fraudulent? Not at all! But it does send a few negative signals and a few negative impressions are formed for sure. What are they?

That you really don’t care for your organization & are ignorant enough to not build its credibility.

That you may have a bag of reasons like old age or that you are from a different non-IT era or that you are unaware of these things to defend yourself. If your excuse is this, then I will say that the people surrounding you are not right for you! THAT IS YOUR FAILURE! That you failed to secure the right people around you who can give you the right ideas!

I accept that everyone doesn’t know everything. That is normal. You may not know about personalized emails yourself. That’s why we should have a knowledgeable “Webmaster”. It is his/her job to inform you about the right IT/Tech related services your organization needs to appear as credible as you want it to be. If your webmaster didn’t tell you yet about it or couldn’t convince you for it, that means HE IS AN OUTDATED WEBMASTER! You should THROW HIM/HER OUT IMMEDIATELY… outside your organization, circle of trust and influence.

Want to test what I said? Search for any generic email ID that a reputed organization uses. In fact, let me help you…. Here are some names you can check:

FIAP /PSA /Canon /Nikon /Sony /your own bank /Apollo Hospital /Columbia Asia Hospital /Toyota /Honda /Amazon /Flipkart /Tata ..... did you find one?

For individual use, using free generic email IDs are perfectly acceptable and normal. But it is always advisable to have an email ID with your website/domain name if you run an organization.

I am writing this post specially for some photographic organizations I love. Get the right people around you so you get right ideas & improve your club’s/organization’s credibility & trustworthiness!

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I recently learnt the usage of the word “Sugar Daddy”.

You all know that I try to relate everything I learn to photography. So, naturally the first question that came to my mind is if there is any “Sugar Daddy” in Indian Photography? I hope your answer is no.

According to Google & Oxford Languages, “Sugar daddy” means a “rich older man who lavishes gifts on a young woman in return for her company or s**ual favours.”

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Just received this HPS Bronze medal from Greece. What a beautiful medal to win!

As an afterthought… can we propose to MFIP or Makaali Foundation of International Photographers (I am still looking for their link) to adopt this feature in their medal? What if they can also make an HPS-like medal with the photograph of the person who heads MFIP?

Isn’t it true that Saddam Hussain planned an Iraqi currency with his photograph on it []?
Didn’t the Libyan currency have Gaddafi on it []?
Any idea if North Korean Kim Jong-un is going to put his photograph on their currency?

On one hand, PEOPLE CONSIDER some great people as their guiding light, like Gandhi ji, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. On the other hand, some people think THEY THEMSELVES ARE great people and hold tremendous power to force people to consider them as their guiding light.

By the way, I looked closely at the medal I received from Greece today and It is Apollo, the Olympian deity from classical Greek and Roman mythology.

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Makaali Foundation of International Photographers
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I recently heard about a free photo contest by ”Makaali Foundation of International Photographers”. I want to participate in it. Does anyone have the link?

I believe they are offering an honorary distinction as well. What is the criterion for it and is it called “HonMFIP” (Hon. Makaali Foundation of International Photographers)?

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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~Socrates

I have been reflecting on the change I made in my life recently and these two quotes resonated most with me...

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When I was young, my father taught me the proverb “The righteous choose their friends carefully”. I want my 5 year old son to learn this lesson from me as well by showing that I still value and honour what I learnt from my father.

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