Deepak Chopra and I have so many conversations about consciousness and the nature of existence, mostly me searching and looking to him for answers - so sitting in his office in NY one day, we decided to ask someone to record the following rambling conversation. But there is interesting stuff in it.
When as a flippant boy I went to learn accountancy in London, Pat Davies took me under his wing. He determined to look after me and help me find a more serious side of myself ! I don't think he had enough time to do that, for he left to take up a job as [...]
a thought came a thought passed and I thought to observe that thought as a thought came a thought passed and I thought a thought that left a memory of thought and I thought of thought memories of billion thoughts and a thought came and a thought passed... the sun went down dream time came [...]
Every year, over 500,000 children in India never reach the age of 5 because of water-related diseases like diarrhea, gastroenteritis, hepatitis. Over 300 million Indians have no access to toilets. Already, 224 million Indians live in water stress. About 70% of irrigation needs and 80% of municipal water supplies come from groundwater sources. However, depleted [...]
It's a yo yo. From flying free in the midst of exhilirating creativity, knowing that the being is going beyond the limitations of the self - the limitations of perceived and imprisoning sense of individuality, and knowing that all things take care of themselves, a knowing that lies beyond reason for there is a trust [...]
I go to NY today to shoot Anthony Minghella's segment of the film., New York - I Love you. I go there with a heavy heart and with some unease. Apprehension. I am going to give my daughter a big hug before i go.
As they are re releasing the DVD of Bandit Queen in the UK. I decided to do an extensive director's commentary on it. And I sat there and cried as I watched the film after almost 10 years. What happened to the director Shekhar Kapur ? Where did he get lost ? Bandit Queen has [...]
First lets all worship the much maligned American Consumer ! After all most of the economic development in the rest of the world, especially China (and certainly the Indian IT bussness) has happened due to the voracious appetite of the American Consumer. So the world is in trouble. The American Consumer, encouraged by the manipulative [...]
We have forgotten how to worship water. After all if water is available to you on tap, and in the same place as you do your daily toilette , how could you even respect it ? Water to us has become functional - so we have started to take it for granted. It is now [...]
On Sunday, two days before Anthony Minghella went in for an operation on a tumour they had just discovered, Anthony called me to see if I would direct a short he had written as part of a film a called 'New York - I love you', where a bunch of directors make short love stories [...]