Kill count

Terrorists killed more than 14,500 people in 11,000 attacks across the globe last year, the U.S. State Department said in its annual report on terrorism. Wait a minute ! I have read some very reliable statistics that say that in Iraq alone 100,000 civilians have died. So how does one define terrorism ? How do [...]

Deepak chopra’s vision of the future

"My prediction is that we will see ourselves more and more connected to the quantum field, not physically but through the mind. This "mind field" is invisible and universal; it encompasses all living things; it weaves the fabric of nature. As our prejudice in favor of solid, concrete things fades away, certain fringe phenomena will [...]

Friday 28th April, 2006

It's 3 AM in central London - dark and quiet except for the odd car and the hum of generators huddled round the outside of Westminster Cathedral. But here, inside, light is flooding in through the windows as though it was midday ... And in the minds of the 150 or so people here it [...]


Justin Pollard is a Historian, author, documentary film maker, friend, advisor, and the one friend you would pick to be shipwrecked with. He is a store house of knowledge and researcher and advisor on both Elizabeth and Golden age. He is with me on the shoot all the time, and has agreed to contribute regularily [...]

Not History

Golden Age, like Elizabeth, is an interpretation of historical characters and events to tell a story that hopefuly becomes relevant to our lives and times today.. it is not a 'historical' in that sense. I remember running into much criticism over historical liberties in Elizabeth, especially about her Virginity. In our interpretation of that film,' [...]

Love, my friend

What good is your love ? What good is your love ? my friend if it does not mirror that which I don't know about myself ? What good is your love, my friend if I cannot prostrate myself to the God of vulnerability in your presence ? shekhar

If I were immortal

If I were immortal and my time stood still If I were immortal and my time stood still Would the very rotation of the earth make me more dizzy than I could bear ? If I were immortal would there be neither night nor day ? But the fierce, incessant strobing of light and dark [...]

A Directors Prayer

If I am not struggling, is there no creative process ? If I am not exploring, is there no discovery ? and is it discovery I am looking for or is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow just another deeper, more profound, more relevant question ? If I am not in [...]


I tend to get very philosophical when I shoot. Not sure if it denial, where I am trying to ward of any pressures of schedules, budgets or day to day practical problems. All of which feel like bees swarming around my head... ... and I am cocooning myself into a world completely of my own [...]