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Crumb’s Locket, 13th July
Pehli baar Delhi mein ek aisa shoot kar raha hun jahan mujhe vanity van di gayi hai. Aur shayad yeh meri pehli aisi vanity van jahan ek painting tangi hui hai. Painting kaafi generic hai. Par woh iss moment ko special aur emotional banna rahi hai. Delhi ka dikhawa upar se dikhta hai aur iska dil dheere se chup-chup ke nikalta hai...Shayad tabhi iske liye zada pyaar nikalta hai.
From B.J. Novak’s very, very charming book One More Thing.
@samyak_singh covering one of my favourite tracks, Badlon Se from fhe film Satya. Originally composed by Vishal Bhardwaj and lyrics by Gulzar.
It’s a cold, dark, rainy day but the little boy is drawing a sunny day.
Photo by: @remachaudhary
This is some really average writing but it needs to be done. From Bukoswki to Stephen King everyone says I need to sit everyday and write something. Thats how good writing happens. But this is average. Really, really average. The only good thing about this paragraph is that there is some truth in it.
A little mystery called home. Photo by: @remachaudhary
It’s very difficult for a memory to not pop up when you are staring at the rains. Anyway, good time to go to Goa.
Clicked by @viraj_ghelani
Aa raha hai tera bachpan teri vaat lagane.
Can one work twelve hours a day and read a Dostoevsky?
Guys, I know this looks weird. But I got pulled into something else. Trust me, I can explain everything. #StayTuned #TheCheesyPull @tacobellindia
Chalo, koi toh khush hai iss garmi se.
Some nights when we Sleep on my single bed With the lights switched off… I imagine us travelling on a train berth. One reserved and one unconfirmed. Sticking to each other My hands on your stomach And your legs on mine. We go from one station to next. Around us people snore, a child cries And an old lady drags herself to the washroom. We halt at an unknown place In between two stations. My mind is filled with questions I am wide awake. The snores travel from the old man to you. Your body suddenly twitches The train also jerks and slowly starts to move again. I wonder where we are? From the corner of my eyes I see the old lady is Back to her berth and just like me She too struggles to sleep.
A birdie got me a birdie.
School wale saare crushes kya kar rahe hai ab? #myplaygroundlove
I saw two episodes of Delhi Crime day before yesterday and fuck, I haven't seen anything as powerful as this. It shakes you and crushes you from inside. Everything from the direction, to the actors, edit...In fact, I won't even break this show in these terms. It's so much more than all of this. Amazing stuff by the creators and @netflix_in This is storytelling at its best and purest. The show releases today, it’ll be a difficult watch but hopefully by the end of it we will be filled with empathy and hope.
Happy birthday to me. I went for an evening prayer with my grandfather today - Katha. It happens every evening in their local park from 430 to 530. Its a bunch of old people, sitting together and reading bits from Gita, Hanuman Chalisa etc. etc. When we had entered the park, my nanu gave the organiser hundred rupees and told him my name. I knew what was coming but I ignored it. Once the Katha was over, the organiser took the mic, said my name and blessed me and hoped that i have a happy and a healthy year. It was a strange moment, sitting next to my nanu, surrounded by strangers, under an open sky, a man who ill probably never get to know, wishes and hopes the best for me. For a second i prayed. And then a tear rolled down my cheeks and i realised what i miss everyday in bombay. I could finally articulate it. At least a part of it. i miss a base, i miss a foundation, i miss having faith in something. Not in a religious sense but more like a ground to stand upon. Floating from one script to another, one project to another, from one month’s rent to another, i end up filling myself with anxiety and a sense of fear. A constant silent fear. As someone who has spent a decade living alone, I know realise the importance of having a family, believing in something, having a way of life, having a structure to fall back upon. I dont know when will i find it or have the discipline to respect and maintain it but this floating needs to stop. I really need to to sit quietly and learn to not think or worry about anything.
Khel Bann Gaya Hai by @samyak_singh
Yeh lo bekar photo. Chaar din se soch raha hun ki kya post karun, kya interesting cheez share karun. Kya faltu ka pressure hai relevant aur interesting rehne ka. Aur inn sab ke beech...yeh bhi socho ki acha kaam kaise karna hai, nayi cheezien bhi seekhni hai, teen hafton se ek article chrome ke tab pe khula hua hai woh bhi padna hai. Woh bhi judge kar raha hoga. Sab ek chadai hai. Sirf ek cheez asaan hai - kuch khaane ke liye order karna aur bhook na lage toh bhi kha lena aur jaise he empty box ko dustbin mein phekne ja rahe ho phir andar se koi bolta hai - phir se kuch nahi kiya, na kuch pada, na kuch seekha, aise he nikaal diya din...kam se kam ek Instagram pe post he daal deta...Shayad thoda productive feel karta. Galat.
Captions mein bhi writers block hota hai.
Camera ke samne khaana banna shuru kar diya. Dekho aur batao. Have you watched the season finale of You Got Chef'd yet? Head to @gobblegrams and check it out. Link in bio. #DoubleIsBetter #DewarsScotch #YouGotChefd