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Month: February 2020

“NEW KID ON THE BLOG”

Posted in Lifestyle

‘MONDAY’ – The shortest horror story of an employee’s life, with weekly repeat telecasts. A mere mention of its name sends a chill down the spine of many. People like me can barely open our eyes and fail to understand what on earth compels people to greet each other ‘GOOD MORNING’ on a Monday morning. Monday blues is not a myth and trust me, whoever created this must have been a big time sadist. My biggest dilemma is that I can’t even show my deep seated resentment towards Monday (FYI, I am a Monday born). From attending morning meetings to…

“DRONE DIARIES: SOME FLIGHTS OF FANCY”

Posted in Feature

I remember – when the movie 3 idiots came in 2009, I was already doing short films with my friends. I was impressed by a scene in the film, where a character makes a ‘Quadcopter’ in that film. Me being a small town boy from Bankura in West Bengal, being ‘aspirational’ has always been ingrained in my nature – if you know what I mean. I got besotted with this seemingly simple idea of making a flying camera – and attempted to make a DIY drone myself. A couple of desperate tries and amazing failures later – I realized this…

“Of Khichri, Sundried Meat & Goat Tea”

Posted in social films

My films have taken me to different states, difficult terrains, tribal forest villages, remote mountain villages – where people or communities live as though they are living in an island and not in Indian mainland. I had no idea such communities ever existed, living with bare necessities, with bare demands. They toil hard for their survival and they respect their surroundings because their rivers have waters, and their forests have trees & their air clean. Even with their meager living condition they look happy and they are extremely generous when it comes to showing hospitality to outsiders like me. I…

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