On filmmaking, editing, photography and writing: Musings

When life feels like work, its time to change

When life feels like work, its time to change

Change is a part of all life. It's the one constant in this universe. I believed unless I reinvent myself constantly, I am dammed to a life of drudgery. This attitude has not always drawn a positive response from those around me.
Top 10 Tips for first-time filmmakers

Top 10 Tips for first-time filmmakers

The tools may have changed making it simpler for first-time filmmakers but the rules have not. Here are some points I've learnt from shooting and edited my own films and working with other filmmakers as editor on those projects.
Stories wield power. When told

Stories wield power. When told

Over five days at the beginning of September, I facilitated a workshop on Digital Storytelling with 10 beautiful participants from the El Shaddai Charitable Trust, a non-profit in Goa that runs homes and schools for underprivileged children. The participants – five girls and five boys all 14+ years.
The Zen Roots of Christianity

The Zen Roots of Christianity

Pope Francis, in his latest Apostolic Exhortation “On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World”, says holiness is not just for a chosen few, but everyone everywhere is called to be holy. Acknowledging there are many ways to Holiness, he writes: It is not...

Confession: I’ve been unfaithful

Confession: I’ve been unfaithful

My journey in creative writing I fell in love while in high school. But my relationship has never been a steady. More like an amorous entanglement. Curious, with an active imagination, adventures and tales of ghosts and ghouls were my staples....

What is a Story Anyway?

What is a Story Anyway?

To be human is to tell stories. That's a powerful statement I came across when reading "Telling True Stories" from the Nieman Foundation at the Harvard University. In the opening essay, Pulitzer Prize winner and juror Jacqui Banaszynski quotes from Tim O'Brien's The...