banno, dhanno and teja in bumm-bumm-bhole-land

message from an absent husband and other such things

During the rehearsal, the videographer locks his camera into my face and goes off for a chat. I squirm in my seat, trying hard not to make faces at my … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · 35 Comments

pvr book-a-show

The Children’s Film Society, India has tied up with PVR Cinemas to release three of its latest films, on book-a-show basis. These are Gattu (directed by Rajan Khosa), Gopi Gawaiya … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

of flying kites and apples

In the last year, Teja and I, between us have erased entire hard disks 3 times, by mistake. There have been smaller misdemeanors on my part, erasing files, moving them … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 8 Comments

growing up with the movies

I grew up around Liberty, Novelty, Minerva, Maratha Mandir and Metro. Those were the nicer theaters, we went to every once in a while. The ones with lovely balconies, red … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 32 Comments

i love you, there i said it

“The children show their love in strange ways”, I said to Dhanno. “They will run up excitedly and say ‘pranaam’ and then run off again. It’s not as if they … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 15 Comments

magnum photographers

This actually happened. Though, Teja had to ask them to freeze for a moment.

August 7, 2012 · 3 Comments


Photo by Vivek Shah. Suvari Village, Ghimtoli, Garhwal. Feb 2012. Cross posted on Vivek’s photo-blog, Driftwood.

June 27, 2012 · 6 Comments

kaphal shoot slideshow

Satish edited a slideshow, for some of his friends, editing the 700-odd photos he had taken on the shoot, to 174. With his captions, the slideshow takes you on a … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

mobile costume department  

June 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

audience on day 1

of my shoot of KAPHAL. Go look at the pictures on the Kaphal blog.

June 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

giddy up

My advanced views on editing over at the Kaphal blog.

June 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

go look

at the 4 boys on my Kaphal blog.

May 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

of love and muddy shoes and hard work

For the last couple of weeks, it’s been all excel sheets, phone calls and meetings. No, there hasn’t been a leopard in sight. On a commercial film, you would have … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · 14 Comments

another kind of sighting

The daily hour and a half journey to Rudraprayag from Ghimtoli was accomplished in the dark. I was not car sick this time by virtue of sitting extremely still in … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · 24 Comments

shall we bare our bums then?

A first class AC coupe does not ensure a clean toilet. Within the hour, someone had done their big business for the day, and failed to flush away. The coupe … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · 38 Comments

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