Exactly a year ago, at this precise time, I finished writing my first novel.

Finished editing, and copyrighting during this past year.
Now all I need is a Publisher… or a Literary agent.

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Andrei Rublev (1966)

Most of you might not know who Andrei Rublev was. Many of you won’t even know about this masterpiece by Soviet and Russian Filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (Ivan’s Childhood, Solyaris, Mirrors, etc.).

I’m currently watching his films, which I must admit are some of the finest pieces of filmmaking I’ve ever seen. Until now, I’d heard that Tarkovsky is one of the best filmmakers of all time. I can now confirm that Tarkovsky is one of the best filmmakers of all time.

Andrei Rublev in particular deals with the early 15th Century Russia. It is a hostorical biopic based on the life of a religious icon painter. And believe me, this film is inspiring as hell. I don’t easily rate films 10/10 on IMDb. But with this one, I had to. It was so beautifully shot, well written and composed with such excellence. I regret not having watched this at last year’s film festival (Long story short: festival management and delegates were annoying and ruined my experience of watching films). But seriously, you should go and get a copy of this film and watch it. Watch it as many times as you can and absorb the essence of Tarkovsky’s brilliant filmmaking. It is one of the finest films I’ve ever seen, and has inspired me to write.

I’m still watching Tarkovsky’s filmography. I don’t know when I’ll be done as I’m busy with other freelancing stuff, and my book (can never forget my book). Until then…

May your Darkness guide you to your Light!

Chor – Teaser | The Catharsis Project

As I had mentioned earlier, some of my very talented filmmaker friends were working on something they call ‘The Catharsis Project‘. They’re very ambitious, and I happened to work with them on the Screenplay for their first short in this project, titled ‘Chor’.

Here is the teaser for the same. Hope you guys enjoy it. Like, share, subscribe. You know the drill.

May your Darkness guide you to your Light!

What a Splendid Morning…

Well, hello there folks. I know it isn’t really morning everywhere, but where I live, it’s morning. So Good Morning!
It has been a tough few months. I was working on my book, as I may have mentioned a few times in my last few posts. I wasn’t able to work on the blog, or anything else to be honest. However, I did work on 2 things in the mean time. I worked with the Catharsis Project on their first short film. I did the Screenplay for them. Apart from that, I did some freelance work. But now it’s time to return to my passions, which is writing and movies. So here’s my checklist for the next few days:

  1. Post more details about my book (This I will do once my Legal Consultant allows me to).
  2. Write Screenplay (I’ve been thinking and developing an idea for almost a year. Now that my book is done, I can finally move on to a new project).
  3. Write more. Blog more.

Well, for now I guess that’s it. I shall add more stuff to it. Until then…

May your Darkness guide you to your Light!

P.S.: The featured image is an old click from 2012. I had gone to Mahabalipuram, and clicked this on a low-end digicam. If you want to buy a printed version of the picture, or any of my other clicks, check out my mobileprints profile: http://mobileprints.com/profiles/ronit-jadhav.html.

Been a while… hasn’t it?

It’s been a while since I last posted anything on this blog. Well, to be honest I’ve been busy with stuff, especially concerning my book (which is done editing and copyrighted, so Publishers, you may inbox me). However, in those last few hectic months, I went on a small weekend trip to Konkan with my family. It wasn’t the best of trips cause I was sick, but it did give me a chance to click some pictures on my much neglected camera. I’ve been so focused on my books, I almost forgot how fun it is to just look through the viewfinder at the beauty of the world.

Here are some of the clicks. I was a little under the weather so couldn’t click as many as I would have liked, but I’m happy with what I got. What do you think?

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May your Darkness guide you to your Light!

The Catharsis Project

A bunch of my very talented filmmaker friends have started a crowd funding campaign for their project titled, “The Catharsis Project“.
24 months, 12 short films. That is their goal.

If you can, please do contribute to their creative cause. Just click on the link below:

https://www.bitgiving.com/project/embed/eventid/BIT250

In case you are wondering what kind of movies they make, here is the link to their previous film, “Chor”:

Watch, like, comment, subscribe, and most importantly, contribute if you like what they have made.

I wish them all the best in their venture. Here is to a great year ahead with brilliant short films coming from the Catharsis Project.

May Your Darkness guide you to Your Light!

To Sangh, With Love

Just read this post. It’s worth your time…
https://bombayrat.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/to-sangh-with-love/

Miscellany

An open letter to the people, the Sangh, and a Harvard alumnus

Sources: shoebat, Wikipedia, newrepublic, gopthedailydose, Sources: shoebat, wikipedia, newrepublic, gopthedailydose

Dear Sangh Parivar

With an abrasively right wing party now in power – our country is at a crossroads of sorts – longingly stretching its arms towards “development” while clinging to dangerously medieval beliefs.

“Pseudo-secularism” seems to be the new catchphrase for people who’ve only recently learnt how to spell.

Let’s break it down:

  • pseudo : (adj) – not genuine; sham; insincere
  • secular :(adj) – not connected with religious or spiritual matters

‘Secular’ in the western context has traditionally meant a detachment of the state from religious affairs. Owing to India’s amazing ethnic composition, our Constitution Makers chose an interesting middle ground – disfavour towards, yet acknowledgement of all religions, offering protection to minorities.

Today “pseudo-secular” (and its infantile cousin “sickular”) is thrown at everyone who rejects the notion of Hindu…

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