‘Mango Shake’ – Bandra Film Festival x YouTube

The rhythm of life is always an open invitation for you to let go and immerse in the moment. I made ‘Mango Shake’ as an expression of what it means to be in sync with the sounds and colors of India, while capturing a moment in time in 2008 when my visual inspirations were beingContinue reading “‘Mango Shake’ – Bandra Film Festival x YouTube”

Orienting Hollywood

Did you know that the history between Hollywood and the Bombay film industry goes back a century? For the first time, this ongoing “close encounter” has been discussed in the well-researched book Orienting Hollywood, throwing new light on how this relationship between two giant film industries has evolved over the years. Orienting Hollywood is authoredContinue reading “Orienting Hollywood”

‘Backdrop’ – Bandra Film Festival x YouTube

As we battle an invisible enemy, ask yourselves, were we really at “peace” back in pre-pandemic times when the world was supposedly “normal”? And hopefully, when these tough times are behind us soon, what will “peace” be like in the “new normal”? I made my short film Backdrop in 2007 after I first witnessed theContinue reading “‘Backdrop’ – Bandra Film Festival x YouTube”

Cinema is the new Vinyl

Film reels and vinyl records remind us of changing times. But the essence of movies and music remains unchanged: to explore new horizons and stretch creative boundaries. However, in the digital age, the very definition of cinema is being questioned.⁠⠀⁠⠀Recently, Martin Scorsese shared his views on how cinema has become ‘content’. That inspired me toContinue reading “Cinema is the new Vinyl”

AK vs AK : F[r]ame

The visual interpretation of fame has always intrigued me in how those in the spotlight and those living in its reflected glory ‘frame’ themselves to project an image which they hope will stand the test of time.This has been the focus of my photo series F[r]ame for which I have photographed a mix of starsContinue reading “AK vs AK : F[r]ame”

Natural Drive: Lockdown Diaries

My photograph titled ‘Natural Drive’ is part of the Lockdown Diaries exhibition being held at Museo Camera Centre for the Photographic Arts in Gurgaon.The exhibit fosters creativity in these times featuring the works of over 50 photographers and enthusiasts who shared their visual interpretation of life under lockdown. Lockdown Diaries was launched on World PhotographyContinue reading “Natural Drive: Lockdown Diaries”

From Connect to Connectment

Connectment Films is the evolution of Connect Magazine which was co-founded by Nyay Bhushan in November 1990. Yes, it was way ahead of its time, billed as India’s first magazine on global entertainment, launching just months before satellite television signals began beaming into India starting with CNN’s coverage of the Gulf War. The resulting explosionContinue reading “From Connect to Connectment”

A Song of Joys

The play of light in this image is a tribute to Walt Whitman’s poem ‘A Song of Joys’. Long exposure photography of contemporary dance performances leads to surprising, revelatory and hence, joyful, experiences. Photo prints available at Saatchi Art.