So much of this resonates with me.
Sometime in the recent past, I had penned lyrics for a Bangalore band Inmates. The song - Where is home is out now. Do check it out on SoundCloud here. Glad with how the song has turned out. Here are the lyrics: Where is home I have walked Chained to the ground, Searching for a moment To … Continue reading Turning lyrical
I attended a code retreat today. As part of the sessions, we were asked to design a solution and write code. At the end of the 45-minute session, the instructor would have us delete all our work. Then the next session would begin, and we would go through the same process again. Brainstorm, code, delete. … Continue reading How detached can you get from your creation?
Just funny (nay witty) dialogue and bumbling scenes do not a movie make. Fukrey has both of these in good measure. Wait, some of the dialogues seem forced wisecracks. Still, you could go out on a limb and call it funny. Maybe while infusing the movie with one-liners and goofy situations, the writer and director … Continue reading Movie review: Fukrey
In May 2011, I sent in a short story to Grey Oak Publishers. Titled The Pink Slip, the story now features in Urban Shots: Crossroads, a collection of short stories with an urban setting. Edited by bestselling author, Ahmed Faiyaz, Crossroads has 30 short stories by 26 authors including yours truly. Boy, am I excited. … Continue reading At the Crossroads
Back to xanga after a long hiatus. Several things kept me busy; my laptop breaking down, a few weddings at the end of the year, and a forced-to-cut-it-short cycling expedition to kickstart 2012. Getting back to writing after ages makes it that much harder to overcome the starting friction. Looking for creative inspiration: anyone with … Continue reading Back
Ra One, SRK’s labour of love, may not really set the screens on fire but it does push the envelope for Indian science fiction. Shekhar (Shah Rukh), a South Indian who eats noodles with curd (yea, you read that right), is a bumbling geeky videogame designer. Straightaway reminds you of the most commonly used template … Continue reading Indian SF in post-adolescent phase
Zoya Akhtar’s road trip flick begins with Kabir (Abhay Deol) getting engaged to his gilfriend of six months (Kalki Koechlin). He goes on a road trip to Spain with his buddies Imran (Farhan Akhtar) and Arjun (Hrithik Roshan). The trip is a dream the trio had planned four years ago, but it somehow failed to … Continue reading Movie Review – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Dear Mr. Senior Manager / Decision Maker, I wonder if you know me, but I do know you very well. I am a software engineer, that breed of people who make your products, who ensure your services run without a glitch. Never mind if this requires us to work late nights, or take on more … Continue reading To all you corporates
Ever since his directorial debut with Hyderabad Blues, Naagesh Kukunoor has built up a reputation as an avant garde film maker. With 8 x 10 Tasveer, he continues to venture into unchartered territory, this time exploring the supernatural genre. The result is bitter sweet.Jai (Akshay Kumar) is a forest ranger in Canada. Due to an … Continue reading Movie Review: 8 x 10 Tasveer