Just 5 days into the Water Crisis, and people of Mumbai are living in fear. And in thirst.
Death toll up to 7 in riot over water tanker in Malabar Hill, Mumbai The driver of the water tanker, Suresh Salve succumbed to his injuries in hospital, as the death toll in the 'water tanker riot' rose to 7. Harish Malvade, the guard who fired the first shot killing Pradeep Amre, the 11 year [...]
A hopeful view of experience: Paani
From Deepak R: Bijapur,I have lived in this dusty town, fought many college debates on water crisis here,spent many days of my life fetching water and storing it away, taken out protests with the local authorities. In many ways this small historic town has remained unchanged since 100 years. People in reality do not expect [...]
The Story of Paani
This came in from Bhaskara : "Today I was watching a local kannada news channel. There was a news that, people in Bijapur were furious over water supply. The reason was for weeks there was no water supplied to homes. When the public attacked the local water regulation body, they found out that there was [...]
The Yellow Shirt and Christoph Waltz
Suresh (he, the one that got kissed by Cate Blanchett) laid out my favourite shirt. It's a yellow shirt that does not fade, and crumples in a way that speaks of casualness and not shabbiness, and it's so loose that I can slump around anywhere and it will hide my body posture. Plus every time [...]
Paani – inspiration vs efficiency in screenplay writing
As I work hard in completing the detailed screenplay for Paani, I come across something that I am sure other creative people suffer from - at least I hope they do. How do you really know if something is really good or not unless at that moment of writing your feel a surge of inspiration [...]
Who does this planet belong to ?
View of the Church behind the Hotel in Innsbruck where I normally stay. Beautiful as the church is - this is the first time in years the locals recall there being no snow here on Christmas. It's the same lament all over the Ski slopes too. There has been little snow, and of course the [...]
Paani – can the making of fim be a community event ?
Why should a film be just one event ? Is it possible to share the evolution of a film - and create a community around it ? To share my thoughts and those of the others around it so the ultimate experience for the viewer is more personal and involved ?
Copenhagen talks are a complete sham : the wisdom of the prostitutes
In protest the prostitutes of Copenhagen offered free sex to the delegates of the Conference on Climate Change. They knew that nothing else would come off it, so just come and have fun u guys - and since your tax payers paid for all of you to fly down for a sojourn have a few [...]
Water Wars again ? Can we turn Bangladesh into a Desert ?
Sir , Now India making a Dam at the river of Barak ...Which will cause the North-east part of Bangladesh to become a desert ... Would love to know your views about this For more > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipaimukh_Dam http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/05/27/bangladesh-india-no-to-tipaimukh-dam/ The war Of Water Just been Started By India !!! -Rajib A Rahmaniac from Bangladesh