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!

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!

Arundhati Roy: The Doctor and the Saint

Well, two days ago was Ambedkar Jayanti here in India. For those of you who do not know, this is a festival celebrated to commemorate the memory of the Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. On the 14th of April, 1891, this great man was born in a Mahar family. Mahars were of the lower castes, untouchables. Having seen the horrors of this caste system and how the lower castes were oppressed by the upper castes, he struggled all his life to annihilate the caste system.
All over the world, people sing praises of the great Mahatma Gandhi. We hardly hear about his intellectual, political, and moral rival.
Arundhati Roy, a well known political activist from India gave this brilliant talk titled ‘The Doctor and the Saint’. The Doctor, referring to Ambedkar, and the Saint, referring to Gandhi.

I believe this is a must watch for all.

May Your Darkness guide you to Your Light!

Slacking off, because I can…

It’s been a while. I admit I stayed away from the blog for a day because I was getting addicted to it. The I started reading and well, I was gone for a week. The past week was pretty leisurely. I didn’t really do much other than watch movies, read books and talk to old pals.
Well, I did participate in the TerribleMinds Wallpaper Contest. It was pretty fun playing with Photoshop again.
I think I need to suit up and get back to my work. Editing my book, completing my short film. I wonder how you guys do it. Need a publisher now.
Anyways, nice reading all your posts on Reader. I’m seriously liking WordPress so much. Until next time,

May Your Darkness guide you to Your Light!

Randomly clicked some pics at Carter Road

So I went out to Carter Road again today, but this time with my DSLR. It’s been a while since I clicked random pictures while walking on around. I’m sharing the best of those.
Feel free to criticise.

1. The Setting Sun is veiled by Clouds

Clouds veiling the Sun

2. The Crescent Moon above a Sea of Clouds

The Cresent Moon over a Sea of Clouds

3. A Crow gaze’s from above the Street Light

The Enlightened Crow

It was pretty fun doing this. Feel free to comment your thoughts.

May Your Darkness guide you to Your Light!