…..to Los Angeles
Mumbai to LA….. flying back home again! Having lived the local life these last few months, in this little bubble of gentrified Bombay suburbia aka Bandra, it has now forever become just as much a part of my system as the little slice ofRead more
ECO-FRIENDLY OR BUST
If we still ask the question whether we should use environmentally safe methods or not – be it manufacturing cars, plastic water bottles or extracting oil or minerals from the Earth – we are in trouble….! The choice is really simple. Make it green ORRead more
GOING TO THE MOViES
It would appear, the audience has regressed – Week after week movies do terrific business at the box office. Movies that are supposed to define what audiences want. While the actors/director/art director/DOP and everyone involved in the making of the film and their uncle, claimsRead more
Man on the Street
[Statutory Warning - The following may be inflammable in nature] Had the most interesting conversation with a taxi driver as he drove me through Bombay traffic. While on the single most popular subject in this town – cinema – he classified one ofRead more
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh!” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?” “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you.” – A.A. Milne ..…and then, just like that, it was the new year!!Read more
Starbucks bans Screenwriters…!...
The reasons provided are new – the vindication is old – one of them being, that writers sport “a desperate and depressing air” that is not becoming of the image of a Starbucks!! Hear hear! One would say, thanks to the current economic ill-winds thatRead more
Oftentimes we humans put severe limitations on our ability to be happy and then spend our lives commiserating about whose fault it is when we are not. I think for the most part, we don’t know what we want or expect. We hope thatRead more
So then was it better in the stone age when all the man had to do was drag a woman into his cave and make wild passionate love….. and they were married. All the woman needed to tell her that he loved her, was thatRead more
Kids on the Telly
Watching Indian TV. They say children are raised better in this country than the “western world” with its fractured family values. Children here are nurtured in the lap of the family – almost always watched by a caring grown-up one of the family elders, grandparentsRead more
Words, phrases, sentences never seem to stop forming in my brain – even while I am asleep. Sometimes they then re-arrange themselves for better parsing, syntax and grammar. I figure, the only way to make them stop…and get some sleep, is to get them all out of my system.