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

through a looking glass

So a few things happened in the last couple of weeks. I write about the good things. Even when I write about bad things, I write in a way that … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 8 Comments

holi outside ftii

There were quite a few of us missing FTII like crazy. I mean, it’s Holi night, you are dancing, and you ought to be near the Wisdom Tree, not an … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · 6 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

just another day

Teja bought me an orange reading lamp, a big one, to suit my aging eyes. I loved the effort he went through to have it delivered home without me catching … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · 38 Comments

rascals, 2011 – brains fry or brains masala

I grew up in a household, where goat’s brains were a delicacy, prepared for lunch at least 3 or 4 times a month. Mummy would soak the brains in a … Continue reading

October 24, 2011 · 22 Comments

mausam (2011) – it’s not the season for love

Growing up in Poona, while in school and college, most of us did not have phones at home. A neighbor on our floor had a phone, they were rich. My … Continue reading

September 25, 2011 · 23 Comments

some friendly love

This here is for Dipali and this one, most definitely for Memsaab.

May 31, 2011 · 5 Comments

this one’s for you, daddy

The view from my room today evening was like this. A few minutes ago, distracted, I had hung up rather impatiently on Teja. I called him back and said, “I … Continue reading

February 28, 2011 · 36 Comments

camera buffs

Shanker sent these 12 years after he clicked them. We were in Daman. Dhanno had her first camera. She was prone to going “fotoo, fotoo” and pushing everyone out of … Continue reading

October 7, 2010 · 12 Comments

the dedicated customer

As you know, the bone-setter has been a part of my childhood memories. I made a set of 4 short films (less than 3 minutes duration) in 2001, for an … Continue reading

July 6, 2010 · 4 Comments

the yellow boat

Not many of us were too happy on the yellow boat. I was very, very not-happy on the yellow boat. We all felt happier once the yellow boat was in … Continue reading

May 26, 2010 · 8 Comments

mom, dad and pran

Something about Pran’s entry in Bimal Roy’s ‘Biraj Bahu‘ (1952) reminded me of my father. Maybe it was the shirt. Or the hair. Because my father was certainly never as … Continue reading

April 14, 2010 · 14 Comments

raman raghav (1992) – and some curry and rice

It’s rarely that a film shot on U-matic Hi Band holds its own after 18 years. Sriram Raghavan had a preview screening of his tele-film ‘Raman Raghav’ when we were … Continue reading

April 8, 2010 · 16 Comments

taal se taal mila

If Gabbar Singh were to ever capture me, and Teja coming to the rescue was tied down hand and foot by Gabbar Singh’s henchmen and put at gun-point, he would … Continue reading

November 24, 2009 · Leave a comment
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