The Monk at Rongbuk Monastry

Years and years ago I had trekked to the Rongbuk Monastry, which is the last Monastry on the way to the Everest Base Camp... ...where I met a young Monk that kept laughing. He must have been in his late 20's at that time, and we spent a lot of time talking. He had been [...]

An interview

I did this interview for the Times of India in Hyderabad. Not sure if they carried it, so just posted it here. I do hope they don't mind. BUt it has been with them for over a week ... "1) In a recent interview, you mentioned that you think the genre of films that we [...]

The first day

I walked out of Four Feathers scarred. I am still trying to work out what went wrong, and one day will write about it. But it led me to running away from saying yes to a film. So the first day of the shoot carried a great burden for me.. .. and for others. It [...]

Tittilating ?

Kellie asked me if "Elizabeth lives vicariously through Bess, and would that be tittilating. And who was the heroine of the film". Kellie, the film is mainly about Elizabeth and her journey, It is about her journey from apiring to be divine to Divinity. The moral question the film deals with is whether Divinity is [...]

Golden Age Diary

Given the level of interest in the Golden Age Diary, I am setting up a sub blog for that. If your scroll up to the top of the page, please click on where it says "Golden Age Diary' next to 'Press Articles'. Thanks everyone.

Golden Age Diary

today is the first day of the shoots with Cate Blanchette who plays Elizabeth of course, and Abbie Cornish, who plays Bess, Elizabeth's lady in waiting, who has an affair with Walter Raleigh. Of course Elizabeth is also in love with Walter Raleigh, but she is unwilling to explore this, her mosrtal side of her [...]

The Fruit Seller

In the bustling metropolises of today, the greatest sound you hear are the blaring horns and the noise of the traffic. But I remember when Delhi was a city full of the welcoming cries of the Street Sellers, the ''Wallah's. I remember very clearly the sound of the Sabzi walla. It went : Sabzzzi le [...]