• Value of change

    Who was I? What have I turned into? Was I better then, or am I better now Was I somebody good-enough earlier? Or was I a no-body like I am today If I was anything worth it, what was that? And if I am anything today what am I, who am I? But then what…

  • Mortal Men Immortal Melodies

    On 12 Feb 1982, a massive musical show named ‘Mortal Men Immortal Melodies’ was held to celebrate 50th anniversary of ‘Sound in Indian Cinema’, Alam Ara being the first ‘talkie’ film. A song from this film was reproduced in this show, presented by, Hari Haran. It was organized by Cinema Vision India (Mr. Siddharth Kak)…

  • Guide With Waheeda Ji

    ‘Enlighten film society’, who regularly show films on Sundays at 10am, arranged a screening of landmark Hindi film ‘Guide’ on Aug 5, 2008 at 12.30pm. But today’s program was to not a regular one. Guide was being shown in Waheedaji’s presence and she was to be honored with an award from Taj (remember Wah Taj?),…

  • Poetics of Film

    On 5 and 6 April 2006, I shot for a documentary on late Mr. Chetan Anand, a well known senior Bollywood director. This documentary, titled ‘Poetics of Film’ is mainly supposed to consist of interviews of personalities who had a chance to work with Chetan Anand. Though many of his contemporaries are now no more,…

  • Not Knowing

    Once out of the Grant Road station I went to my usual, route 155 bus stop. I have been using it for more than 2 years. It takes me to Films Division at Peddar road for my work. Sun was strong today, making it a rather warm day. I pulled out my cap from the…

  • Gandhi ji & Jallianwala Bagh

    This post has been created by picking excerpts from M K Gandhi’s biography and adding my own reactions to them.

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