December 27, 2009

asheem chakravarty / 1957-2009

asheem who did percussion, tabla and vocals for indian ocean passed away on christmas day...
"punchhi kahey kis gagan udu main behter jo is daal..."

November 10, 2009

endless journeys

often the sheer variety of all our journeys leaves me dumb/awe-struck.
apparently they can all be reduced to a simple equation. a simple commonality
of experience of our species across culture, race, creed, gender, age etc etc.
so da man says.
i'm still trying to figure that one out.

November 2, 2009

the real reason

not to forget the real reason we were in sri lanka... to film a tv commercial.
the product was a recently launched mosquito net.
seen here is the director, gurpal singh 'khyali'* , in a moment of surreal contemplation.* gurpal's full name is gurpal singh syali, a fact he often forgets, thanks to a childhood of denial. for full story contact gurpal.
* gurpal is also an expert cook and does fantastic renditions of that very tasty dish, khyali pulao

October 12, 2009

gurpal's eyes

he has beautiful eyes... though they're usually lost behind the big beard, turban and spectacles