September 30, 2011

a letter from my son


(Have you ever asked me to go and play? not just computer games, any game.You always ask me to read.

September 29, 2011

A peep into past

Last 15 days have really been quite hectic. Taking visuals, doing interviews, collecting pictures, talking to video-editor, pestering friends at village -- all to make a documentary. As I told you earlier, our high school friends are meeting after 25 years in Hiramandalam (Srikakulam). and, i offered to make the film. It's really fun, though hectic, looking at the black-and-white pictures of friends. A good part of the day 'm reliving those moments again. Sad to hear that some friends passed away -- all unnatural deaths. RIP!

September 24, 2011


ellora

If you have not seen Ellora caves already, you must go there! though i read in history books about the carving out of a mountain to build temples and monasteries, it is really visual splendour. Seems, it took 10 generations (200 years) for some families to complete these architectural marvel. Buddhist monks found this serene place, some 60-70 km away from Aurangabad, to set up base. and when they decided so, they chiseled this mountain out. they were followed by Jain monks and Shaivites to make these mountains their home.
I was really flummoxed by a particular Buddhist cave. they built in such a way that, you chant something and it is amplified by some 200 times. Unbelievable knowledge of acoustics at work.

I imagined monks belonging to those bygone centuries walking around me, discussing Tripitakas. I suspected air there carried remnants of their sincere love for mankind!

The Names on the 9/11 Memorial

Whenever I am sent to New York (or, any other such global city) on an assignment, I make it a point to do all the tourist s...