Tuesday, January 29, 2008


some of their situations...william'sroanna's

PS: a bar of chocolate to anyone who figures out the dominant mood ;)

birthday in b'lore

my friend ranjan had me over for lunch on the 25th...complete with belge beer n exquisite strawberry cheesecake...what a start...then later that night...

... i made them lots of goa sausages n irish cream n they got me this yumm chocolate cake.and early my b'day morning, sur's friend sushma drove me to their beautiful farmhouse nearby for breakfast n some very good coffee...aahhh nice!...needles to say, we ended the long day with lots more beer n music...er ya n some food!!


so we closely observed daylight, watched films - bits n whole, looked at paintings, read about how the great masters worked - from nykvist to murty saab and slowly started working on individual lighting situations which they realised over the last 3days...
quite intense, it ended up being...working about 12hrs everyday...sat sun republic day too!!


early this month, mike (aka michael joseph of johnny gadaar fame) called from bangalore asking me to do a 10day camera n lighting workshop for his film students at sristi. 10days!!! i gulped...we settled for 7...i'd never done a week long lighting workshop. was most kicked about the fact that i would be teaching my niece-pooja!
now, i had seen some early dip films from sristi n loved them n thought this mike guy's got a good thing going. on our last trip to b'lore, visited the school n liked the vibe n met up with mike n bonded almost immediately. i've often felt frustrated at sophia's where i've been teaching for about 13yeaars!...and now quite looked forward to interacting with just 10students. that too all day for however long we wanted...an all new experience!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

...and a happy new year it has been!

discovered the hippest jazz night club in town - blue frog! good international acts in a well designed space all centred around the performance stage.
school boys reunion! kaali, mullah, tun, shorty, batli reminiscing...missing pakya, ghoda, padhya, porky, chic...was years since we used those names! such fun!
did a pottery workshop at the prince of wales museum! something i had always wanted to learn. sitting at the wheel shaping a mound of clay to life is the closest spiritual experience i've had recently!!
...and how's the new year treating you??