Thursday, November 20, 2014

The beginning of the end of mind

My thoughts are louder
than your words.
They float about randomly
not letting me
truly listen to you.

These noiseless noises,
are louder than
the whispers of life,
chirps of birds,
or fragrance of flowers.

They make me a
stationary vagabond,
worrying for the future,
hurting from the past,
whisking me away
from where 'I am'.

They suck life
out of life,
and create a pseudo world
much less potent
and lively than life
and then enslave me
in their fiction.

But now I know better
than to believe
in their fleeting illusions.
The mind knows that
its time is up
and is coming back
with a vengeance.

This poem was selected by Destiny Poets UK for the "Highly Commended" section for November 2014.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Shashi Kapoor at Prithvi Theatre

Saw Shashi Kapoor at Prithvi Theatre Mumbai on 16th Nov.

Once called the incorrigible flirt and of course one of the better looking actors of his time was a shadow of himself, sucked in by age, bloated by weight, wheelchair bound, lacking in vitality, senses receding, listening to people whispering appreciation in his ears as if they woke him up from some open-eyed slumber and clicking his snaps as if to entomb him in their memory before his actual end. I took my phone out too to snap him but somehow couldn't; I couldn't make him the relic of an erstwhile glory.

Long live Shashi Kapoor. Keh doon tumhe ya chup rahoon...

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Superman's Day - A mockumentary I co-scripted

I co-scripted the Mockumentary 'A Superman's Day' with Mohammad Lamrad for 48 hour film competition in Dubai 2012. It reached the finals of the competition and Mo Lamrad also received the Best New Actor Award.

The rules of the competition are pretty tight.
We receive the genre and conditions for the movie at the beginning of the weekend and we have to film it within 48 hours. This includes brainstorming, story conceptualizing, scripting, rehearsing, location finalizing, shooting, editing, music and delivering the finished product by the end of the weekend.

We remember driving like crazy to deliver the final CD and doing so just minutes before the deadline.

Enough said: Here is the link:

I did a small part without a word ;-) ... try to spot me if you can.