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

gori tere pyaar mein (2013) – love at work

I so much wanted to like ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein‘, if for nothing else, but Dia’s (Kareena Kapoor) character. She is an activist, someone who genuinely is concerned about the … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 6 Comments

you just take it

My encounter with a Person in Power the day before yesterday needs some reflection. In the last 2 days, I have moved from an emotional response, a desire to get … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 23 Comments

Originally posted on Kaphal-Wild Berries:
I don’t quite remember what we were doing on Day 9, but the cast seemed to have a lot of time to pose for pictures.…

July 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

hair today, more tomorrow

This time, it was called Aaina and not Affinity. It was not in a mall, but on a terrace. The walls were hot pink, and the mirrors, art-deco-ish. There were … Continue reading

October 6, 2011 · 20 Comments



February 16, 2011 · 4 Comments

fat and dumb

Coming back from IFFI Goa 2008, Pu and I were latched on to by a fellow film buff. That’s one of the dangers you encounter at film festivals, the single … Continue reading

December 7, 2008 · 25 Comments

There’s pink and there’s pink

Yet another thing that keeps me sufficiently and suitably distracted from film making is my obsession with lipsticks. One of the things I like to do, when I really need … Continue reading

November 16, 2008 · 11 Comments

just nudging

you a bit to go read my post ‘Pigeons and Papayas‘ on Upperstall Blogs.

November 7, 2008 · 3 Comments

Circle limit IV

Life is quite like an Escher painting. You see angels, angels, angels, then suddenly all you can see are wicked devils. And try as you might, they don’t go away. … Continue reading

October 16, 2008 · 3 Comments

alternative modes of transport

I was watching Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee on a snow peaked mountain in ‘Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hain‘, don’t ask me why, I wouldn’t know. No, wait, it was … Continue reading

October 3, 2008 · 11 Comments

recuperating or resuscitating or whatevering with the rajputs

Watching ‘Rajput‘ through one entire evening, 4 hours on Set Max with lots of ads, but a long film, in itself. Like the viral fever all over again. Drifting in … Continue reading

September 11, 2008 · 4 Comments

Left to myself

for a day, I: 1. Jump on the trampoline every once in a while for 5 minutes. 2. Drink an extra cup of tea. 3. Eat left-over dal dhokli for … Continue reading

September 3, 2008 · 10 Comments


Faced with a deadline, 1. I decide I have to read Trollope’s ‘Orley Farm‘.2. I cook a huge meal, rajma-rice, masala aloo, grilled chicken, rice kheer.3. I watch ‘Kashmir ki … Continue reading

August 14, 2008 · 10 Comments

All you people out there, please call.

Dhanno goes through my cell phone and says: “The last message you sent someone was 2 days ago.” I say: “So?” Dhanno says: “I suppose when you are old, you … Continue reading

August 7, 2008 · 13 Comments

word count

I am doing 377.58 words a day. When I should be doing 5000 words a day By all accounts. Or at least a 1000? (Me, desperate!) But I write 479 … Continue reading

July 24, 2008 · 5 Comments

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