When I was casting for an actor in the role of Vikram Mallah in Bandit Queen, I was looking for a man that on the surface was as rugged and handsome as any. But inside was a gentle and soft. A man completely in touch with his feminine self. After all, we all are a [...]
That is not as foolish a statement as you might believe. Imagine a world in which all of the basic Raga's of Indian music were copyrighted ? Most of our Indian film composer would be lost without them. Where would the world be if Einstein's equations or other scientific/medical knowledge were copyrighted. Where would Hinduism [...]
Dear Shekhar-- I'm only 20 years old( though I often feel older) and I've recently begun to understand that reality really is an illusion. I've taken a break from school in order to get know myself & the world better. So far it's been the most eye-opening year of my life. I have a better [...]
Subsequent to the Bomb attack in Pune, the Home Minister of India virtually accepted his Governments inability to protect it's citizens from carefully planned and targeted bomb attacks. His stunning words of acceptance of defeat : "Their has been no Intelligence failure, or any failure on part of the Police or the State Government. We [...]
where is my place in this night of your sky existing as I am in my own head ? if you are the God of all that is, and is not can you not embrace me in your folds of darkness existing as I am in my own head ?
I want to see the film. I saw the trailers and sensed that I was watching a very mature performance from Sharrukh Khan. I sensed that after Monsoon Wedding this may be another film that actually crosses over internationally. But I want to see the film and I cannot. The political chess game that the [...]
Dear Shekhar, it's always a pleasure read the beautiful words you dedicate to Heath...they make me feel better and I'm happy that every year you write something to remember Heath on this bad day. I discovered your blog after that tragic 22 January. Now I don't know how to express, but my feelings are confused...sometimes [...]
After China stunned the world with the incredible show they put up for the opening of the Beijing Olympics. I do hope we in India have something at least more spectacular than our ever dependable star acts on stage. Actually they are very good and most of them (and the best really is A R [...]
If you look carefully, that's the river in the center that runs through the City. The photograph does not represents the true nature of the city (unlike my photo of New York), but when I saw this, I could not resist clicking it
Have set up this blog as a discussion piece for participants who had many questions but there was no time to take them up.