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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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.

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!

Our Film got Selected!!!

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We are excited to announce that our film, “What is Death?” has been selected for screening at the Access Code Short Film Festival. Our film will be screened on Day 2 of the Festival (which happens to be 14th June, tomorrow).
This film was made between June 2014 – March 2015.
Written, Directed and Edited by: Ronit Jadhav​ (me!)
Executive Producer: Rohit D’souza​
Cinematography: Sneha Patil​
Creative Consultant: Della Ann​
Sound: Shaishav Gandhi​
Also, we would like to give a special thanks to the band Synchronous​ for composing original music, and also for lending us their studio for recording.

Please do check out our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/IxiusFilms
You can even check out our old short films: www.youtube.com/IxiusFilms

Epic Fantasy / Sci-Fi visual guide

Well, I’m a huge fan of Epic Fantasy books. I’m currently reading Deadhouse Gates, 2nd of the Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson.
My journey into fantasy started off first with the Harry Potter series, but it was books like the Inheritance Cycle and Lord of the Rings that gave my affection a good base.
I always preferred fantasy books over modern-day mystery or thrillers. I even finished writing my first novel, which happens to be an epic fantasy book (It’s still in the editing phase so will officially announce once publishing begins).

I found this while browsing StumbleUpon

It’s a guide to fantasy and sci-fi. I hope you’ll like this. Even if you are already an avid reader of these genres, it’s interesting to see the different books that the genres consist of.

This is the full size google image: http://i.imgur.com/F9ZdFrC.jpg

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May Your Darkness guide you to Your Light!

A little story about revival

So, I’m reading this book called Myth=Mithya, by Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik, which so beautifully explains in brief the religion of Hinduism. Now, I’m born a Hindu, and it was mandatory for me as a child to follow what my parents taught me. However, as I learned to think, I began drifting away from the religious side of life and turned towards the more rebellious, atheist mindset. That was for a very complicated reason, until about two years ago when I went to Tamil Nadu for a cultural tour. Little did I know that this tour would reveal to me the true nature of my religion.
It was in a temple of Shiva – the name escapes me– where unwillingly I had to sit through an abhishek (anointing) of the Shiv Linga. Being the atheist that I was, I looked around while the village folk gathered in the temple with a wet tempest showered the ancient temple with shivering rains. The temple was true to the ancient art and science of architecture and sculptures, and they had preserved the values of that culture. It began to reflect in me.
As the chants of the priest and the singing of hymns began, the temple architecture bounced those vibrations onto us. The massive Shiv Linga that was being bathed in milk and rice and oil and what not began to emit a fragrance of freshness throughout the temple. The chanting vibrations, the scents of the prasad and various flowers, incense sticks and other offerings, together invoked a surge of positivity through me. It did not demand that I pray. It did not ask for my devotion. It was a selfless, unrequited emission of positive vibrations that only freshened and aroused my mind and soul. It wasn’t a religious feeling. It was a spiritual experience.
That was when I realised that my religion (arguably) has a strong basis in spirituality. Every tiny aspect about it has some or the other meaning. I do not wish to propagate Hinduism because I truly believe that everyone has the right to follow what they believe. I don’t want you to give up your faith to follow mine. But, if by any chance you get a opportunity to witness such a puja or abhishek in a temple, please do sit through the entire procedure. The experience is mesmerizing and doesn’t ask anything more than your time. I wasn’t even paying attention and I felt so positive.
Okay, this post was too religious for my taste, but I was thinking about this experience while reading, and I felt like sharing it with you guys. It doesn’t matter which religion you follow. Ultimately, we are all humans. Humanity should be the basis of our existence.
Until next time,

May Your Darkness guide you to Your Light!

I seriously need to get a hold of myself… maybe not…

Yes, I know many people do go through their own existential crisis. It seems inevitable to not do that, especially if you’re 21. With so much of the world exposed to us, I feel like the surmounting pile of opportunities emits a foul stench of confusion. So many people are confused. I might be just one of them.
Well, no. I know what I want to do. It’s kind of a long way. And well, when it comes to money, not everyone is patient. I don’t know if I should just take the short route out like everyone else, or do what I am doing and keep up the hard struggle to achieve my dreams.

As of now, I’ve submitted my short film for a few international festivals. I’m meeting a legal consultant regarding my book, which I hope to publish by the end of this year. I am working towards what I want.
I think I just need to vent out my thoughts this way. I started off with not being sure about my future and with just 178 words, I’m already feeling better. I shouldn’t stop blogging, I guess. I don’t know how many people would want to read a random dude’s life, but I bet there are some.

And to those people, I say, have a great life, you only have one at the moment. If not, well, maybe in your next one you’ll find what you want. I know what I want now, I can feel my soul tingle every time I do what I want to do. Isn’t that what you should aim for?

Who knows? I’m just a random 21-year-old experiencing frequent existential crises. Hope you guys are better off.

May Your Darkness guide you to Your Light!