Indian cricket debacle

So now the ex cricket captains of India have recommended that the Indian cricket players cut down their endorsements in order to improve the quality of their game. Hang on, Tiger Woods is the highest sports earner in the world, and I don't see his game going down because of the money he earns through [...]

Feeding frenzy

When I first saw this picture on todays front page of the London Times, I thought it people running away in panic from a potential terrorist bomb. But it turned out to be people stampeding into a store in London that was offering cut price fashion. It occurred to me how similar these images are [...]

Death and Devastation in Mogadishu

I am not saying that Somalia was not in turmoil before the US bombed it last year. But add Somalia now to the list of Iraq and Afganistan. The defeat of local Islamist forces in Mogadishu last year was accomplished only with the help of American air strikes, intelligence and logistical support. It allowed a [...]

the morning prayer

to create every moment an act of absolute astonishment to live in astonishment and in wonder and to cry with tears of joy and warmth every moment in awe and in love and in forgiveness and in your embrace shekhar

From Jordi Molla

Jordi plays King Phillip of Spain in Golden Age. Jordi is one of the foremost actor's in Spain. But this was a special relationship where the lines between actor and director blurred. So I asked Jordi to write something on his experience. Read on : " "Fascination by what is uncontrollable. Images. The testament of [...]

You even colonized the air we breathe !

So after suffering from almost a century of military colonization, followed by half a century of economic colonization, we are being told that poor countries are going have to bear the brunt of the environmental mess created by the Western and other over-consumptive countries. According to a major report to be published next friday, the [...]

Childhood lost

I read today that 1/5th of all British Women have been sexually abused as children. Of course it is nice to live in a society that care to look at these statistics. In India no one knows or cares, and since the largest percentage of sexual or other abuse happens at home, it is all [...]

Craig Armsrong and A R Rahman

Both the composers are now feverishly working together in Galsgow (scotland) a Craig's studio for the score of Golden Age. It's fascinating to watch them interact. Two people with toally different backrounds and cultures. Because this is a predominently a western film, I am ecouraging Craig to lead it. But am looking to Rahman to [...]