Sunday, November 28, 2010

Kolkata Tales!!

Every city offered me something!! Chennai offered me such an exotic beach!! I still remember the days when I watched that beautiful sunrise over the sea!!
Hyderabad offers you the best food in south India.. just put up 5 kgs in 20 days!! Damn it!!
If its Kolkata its all about art; Just visited Nanda theatre yesterday where a film festival is running.
So much crowd out there; you can never find audience like Kolkata people.. after all greatest literary and movies came from Bengalis only.. Kolkata rocks!!
1) I met an awesome person today!! He is my senior 1980 pass out; he worked for 16 years in TCS and finally quit his job and started creating some work shops...
He gave me some excellent points..
“ I realised a bit late that I am wasting my time a lot; so I resigned my job in TCS. I was making almost 2 lakhs per month by that time.. and people thought I am a mad man to leave everything.. then he confined himself in a room; and designed some workshop.. though I make only 20k now; I am really enjoying my work a lot now!! And I am enjoying every second of it and I have enough free time too..I can meet young people like you and can discuss new ideas!!”

I generally prefer to avoid people over 35 !! all they speak of is their past was great but life is very boring as of now!! But he is very different!! He speaks with endless positive energies!!
He also added “ i never think of past.. its gone!! And I try to concentrate on the many things in this world i need to learn”
I know this looks a bit like funda.. but I didn’t expect such a talk from him!! Pretty of the few who talked like this !!
I know one more person; his name is uma maheswar rao;; met him recently.. I seems he read in a polytechnic college and joined railways!! Then he studied while working and became an engineer there; before crossing 40 he wrote some exam and left to London. Got a chance to meet him recently!! I heard he is a man of precision...
he told me “ i learnt one thing in life; earn like hell; save some of it and spend other equally fast.. and now I saved enough; I just wanna see new places now; I am going to quit soon and I made sure I get constant money through my investments!!
My daughter is also follow my footsteps; she wanna work for 6 months and travel for 6 months”
( no doubt he inspired her)
And may be I too liked him a lot!!
Wish I could meet guys like them..

2) I was chatting with a junior of mine
Junior: Sir; i could sleep much now a days.. I always used to love my sleep..
Me: yeah ; even i was wondering the same; i thought u were an early to bes stuff
Junior: usd to be; but no more!!
Me: oh; either ur a stressed up or totally stress free.. lol
Junior: definitely ; no the second one; I don’t know about the first one
Me: not very optimistic; do you have any troubles!!
Juniors: ofcourse yes sir;I am just at the start of my career; I need get a job; then family kids..

( lol.. believe me guys this is the most hilarious excuse I ever heard; according to this theory.. the kid just born.. has the biggest difficulty; he needs to mug for 20 years.. lol;
I just wonder; we have so many things; he have everything provided for and we are well read.. what the heck; cant we make our living; i can definitely find a 5k job any day; then whats there to worry about.. lets just rock guys!!
Definitely ponder on this for sometime ..
PS:- working on a story seriously.. gotta take a big break from my blog..

Keep rockin
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Some new stuff!!

I am back with a big big big blog!!
Technically speaking I am at a great loss; but personally I am at my best!!... I was really great to watch Rahul Dravid batting a complete day!! And that too after long long time!!
And as a person.. he is the best!! Just read the words he spoke after such a beautiful innings.
“ Sometimes you get the results ; sometimes you don’t. But thats life, thats cricket and thats sports. I dont think about what people are saying as long long as i am doing whats needed to be done!!”.. who in this world can speak like this!!
Lets start with some beautiful words one of my junior sent me!!
"I would rather be ashes than dust!!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time."
1) One of my junior gifted me a book on Keats !! the only problem with that is; I try reading two stanzas and then I don’t get anything in it; so I kept that aside.
I constantly remind myself “ Son; ur IQ is very less; you are meant to read a harry potter if not some travel journals like motorcycle diaries ..!! But too much serious stuff just leaves you with a head ache..
yeah yeah i did try reading that ‘God of small things’ once and darn it...I can never explain that feeling!! I felt that this world is a horrible place ; full of domination and senselessness.. and I got scared.. I felt a different feeling after reading some part of ‘atlas shrugged’ too.. this world is full of hatred!!
So when someone suggested me “white tiger” I ran away from him!! I mean what’s the point in choosing a book thats depressing!!

But then we cant watch and read everything either!! Someone from college asked me
” mama; why don’t you watch the movies we watch; how will you get entertained?”

I do accept that !! entertainment is very important; but then the term entertainment is relative.. i just cant watch some movies; they just irk me upi mean how can you watch a movie if you u can easily see that the movie is a mix of some 5-6 previous ones!! But then I absolutely have no problem if you watch those movies unless you force to watch them with you.And i am reasonably fair!! I can sit and watch the movie as long as you stick to the character and try to show something honest and professional!!

2) After watching my ‘Song of Life’ ( some people left in between the movie too) some asked me “ why there is no plot in the movie?”..well because thats the way I wanted make this movie!! I just wanted to show what exactly happens in an engineering college ( with hostel facility).
I do accept there are many technical mistakes in continuity and some low budget adjustments; but i am pretty happy that i stuck to my script and i got the best out of what I could get!!
And it was indeed a pleasure when some bloggers approached me and said that they really loved the movie;and it was better than ‘happy days’for we feel ‘happy days’ is a fantasy where as yours is absolutely real; I could just place myself in all scenes; it made me nostalgic!!

I absolutely loved his words!! Thats the only thing I wanna do!! Instead of making typical commercials; make movies ; which I would love to make and to find people who love these kind of movies.. may be I can try to go glabal.. else work in some company earn some money and then make a movie and release it for free online!! No issues an no worries!!

I was explaining this excellent of idea of mine to one my friend ; he questioned me “ Son; are you really planning to settle in life or not?
The answer to this question is pretty tough? What the hell is settled life ; and there are no guarantees in life!! If I need to find to find a girl; I will run after a singer or some artist who wouldn’t care for anything expect art.. I was just reading the interview of a dancer!!
She said “ After marriage I understood some excellent feelings!! I improved in a lot in expressions ; especially ‘Gopika pining for Krishna’ you need great understanding to emote it”..
And the money to survive; yaar.. this is a damn big world full of opputunities!! What say?
Damn it its too serious stuff... anyways ; its going to take a long time!!

3) As I always said ; this is a funny world!!.. even if you suffering ; you can still laugh at it. There was this small kid; she went to wear her shoes before starting fireworks on Diwali. I laughed at her ; saying that these Kids are over cautious!! And in 5 mins I messed up my leg and had been limping till now... lol.. and I recently forgot a laptop while editing and reached with the charger!!

I went to banglore last month!! I met a junior of mine; he is well known for his stand-up comedies.. we were talking some chitchat in Dominos!!
Raghavan: These software jobs are not for me sir!! I am bored!! I am planning to become a professor or something; I started doing my BA in philosophy..

Me: excellent; very interesting bro!!
( They served us some pizzas)
Raghavan: Or else; I want to do something related to food!! May be become a server in a hotel or something like that..
Me: lol.. awesome man.. better become a chef then!!
Raghavan: thats a good idea; but being a vegetarian I cant cook non -veg Items because I cant taste them!! So becoming a waiter is a better option. I told my mom the same.. she told me ; don’t talk like this son;if you want to do something start a hotel; plz don’t become a waiter!!
Me: ( I couldn’t stop laughing) okay then start a hotel!!
Raghavan: no sir; organising is not my cup of tea; Some should tell me do this; then i will do it properly and perfectly..
( man; this guy will make u laugh like hell)

Raghavan: I recently visited a Chinese restaurant too; and I asked him if I need to do any courses to join as a server here.. But i did a mistake sir; I went in full formals with a dell bag; Owner asked me why I wanted to do this and rejected me. Its a big mistake sir!!

( This is the heights of comedy!! I just wish I could get a photo of that owner when he asked for the job as a server.. lol.. lol)

Keep rockin
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Its raining for the past 10 days; and I am busy exploring food stalls in Hyderabad!! Must say everything is at its best.. so ideas are in full flow!!
Yesterday I met some professional bloggers at one place and my next meeting was after 2 hours and it was raining heavily!! I just sat at a sidewalk and kept watching people crossing the road for two hours.. that was an awesome experience.. its one of the ways I know to empty everything in mind and just sit there and enjoy the rain.. remembered the days when I used sit in a small bench opposite main building in ISM and watch everyone walking in the road!! That’s Awesome aint it!! Just to sit there and ponder on new ideas which you wanna explore…
Getting back to the topic … this blog is all about ideas.. I was recently taking to a friend of mine!! I was telling him that I am working on a Chak-de kind of movie!! Dea is to explore 2 generations as the story flips present generation story writer and a previous generation badminton player!! He replied me “ everyone has ideas and the are good; but exploring the total idea and finishing it is the tough part”.. well sad bro.. I completely agree with you; even I too feel the same; I too have loads of ideas but I put very few on the paper; may be I started writing this blog just to put those unfinished ideas too on the paper;
Now that the movie is done!! I am totally working on its promotion. Technically speaking this is not my cup of tea; I wish I could stick to the creative aspects of the movie making; but working on promotion is also cool; I am travelling places and screening at different places!! And I am exploring new ways and ideas to promote the movie to get back my returns. One of my friend told me “ you were talkin to your self in your sleep yesterday. You were saying” that’s a very good idea!! We must try it”” I am totally involved in promotion. After all it gives me a chance to meet some business people and to understand there thoughts!!
Life is all about learning..
One freaky idea; if you are really in need for money ; try writing the following books ; “ 10 effective ways to mange your parents” .. this will be a block buster hit among students!!
I did hear a complaint on my movie; that my movie has no plot!! Don’t expect any plots in my movie; I just try to depict life; they will be slow and will be realistic.. that’s the only way I make movies
But then I did make many mistakes and there were some constraints too.. will definitely try to improve for my next movie.. cheers
Keep rockin
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