Monday, November 8, 2010


In life, perspective is d key towards the path of success. when v go to an opthomologist for an eye checkup,he asks us to sit on a chair which is attached with a setup on which we place our chin.dat setup has an area thru which v can see a white board with sme letters written in a row,diminishing in progression check our vision's strength/weakness,he changes a couple of lenses..n after smetime we reach a position where we are able to see evrythin cleary,which was initially lookin blur n hazy. Drawing parallels frm the above case..lenses are like perspectives towards our aim/goal..d letters on d white board are like data/resourses/clues in life which is provided by d universe for our achievement of goals..when we change lenses,d same data which was initially looking hazy,suddenly becomes clear and we are able to read them in a particular pattern which has definite meaning and a possible answers to our goals in life..our each goal in life is associated with certain workable perspectives..our job is to find thm n d best suitable one which will magnify the chances of success...those perspectives when looked thru with specified aims, allows us to see the same data in definite understandable and workable patterns and hence converts them into information..nw when we have an eye to see them, its easier to work upon n with it..To summarize, we as humans, should start defining our short term n long term goals..these goals can be self improvising in quality, quantity n complexity..but define them as early as possible in life..nw start looking towards ur surroundings,happenings let it b frnds,job,colleagues or anythin for an xact or an approximate match which will alllow u to fullill n realize  either a part or full of ur goal..slowly this process will become a habbit n it will b so much in ur subconscious dat without u knwing it will become ur second nature..n things in life willl start fallin in place.. Connecting the unconnected..n resulting in an quantifiable outcome is one of the mantras towards success.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Scripts & Screenplays

Friday, September 17, 2010

"SPARK" speech given by Chetan Bhagat at the orientation program for the new batch of MBA students at Symbiosis, Pune,July 24, 2008

Good Morning everyone and thank you for giving me this chance to speak to you. This day is about you. You, who have come to this college, leaving the comfort of your homes (or in some cases discomfort), to become something in your life. I am sure you are excited. There are few days in human life when one is truly elated.  The first day in college is one of them.  When you were getting ready today, you felt a tingling in your stomach. What would the auditorium be like, what would the teachers be like, who are my new classmates – there is so much to be curious about. I call this excitement, the spark within you that makes you feel truly alive today. Today I am going to talk about keeping the spark shining. Or to put it another way, how to be happy most, if not all the time.
Where do these sparks start? I think we are born with them. My 3-year old twin boys have a million sparks. A little Spiderman toy can make them jump on the bed. They get thrills from creaky swings in the park. A story from daddy gets them excited. They do a daily countdown for birthday party – several months in advance – just for the day they will cut their own birthday cake.
I see students like you, and I still see some sparks. But when I see older people, the spark is difficult to find. That means as we age, the spark fades. People whose spark has faded too much are dull, dejected, aimless and bitter. Remember Kareena in the first half of Jab We Met vs the second half? That is what happens when the spark is lost.   So how to save the spark?
Imagine the spark to be a lamp’s flame. The first aspect is nurturing – to give your spark the fuel, continuously. The second is to guard against storms.
To nurture, always have goals. It is human nature to strive, improve and achieve full potential. In fact, that is success. It is what is possible for you. It isn’t any external measure – a certain cost to company pay package, a particular car or house.
Most of us are from middle class families. To us, having material landmarks is success and rightly so. When you have grown up where money constraints force everyday choices, financial freedom is a big achievement. But it isn’t the purpose of life. If that was the case, Mr. Ambani would not show up for work. Shah Rukh Khan would stay at home and not dance anymore. Steve Jobs won’t be working hard to make a better iPhone, as he sold Pixar for billions of dollars already. Why do they do it? What makes them come to work everyday? They do it because it makes them happy. They do it because it makes them feel alive Just getting better from current levels feels good. If you study hard, you can improve your rank. If you make an effort to interact with people, you will do better in interviews. If you practice, your cricket will get better. You may also know that you cannot become Tendulkar, yet. But you can get to the next level. Striving for that next level is important.
Nature designed with a random set of genes and circumstances in which we were born. To be happy, we have to accept it and make the most of nature’s design. Are you? Goals will help you do that. I must add, don’t just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. I use the word balanced before successful. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order.
There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup. There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.
You must have read some quotes – Life is a tough race, it is a marathon or whatever. No, from what I have seen so far, life is one of those races in nursery school, where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first. Same with life, where health and relationships are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die.
One last thing about nurturing the spark – don’t take life seriously. One of my yoga teachers used to make students laugh during classes. One student asked him if these jokes would take away something from the yoga practice. The teacher said – don’t be serious, be sincere. This quote has defined my work ever since. Whether its my writing, my job, my relationships or any of my goals. I get thousands of opinions on my writing everyday. There is heaps of praise, there is intense criticism. If I take it all seriously, how will I write? Or rather, how will I live? Life is not to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up? It’s ok, bunk a few classes, goof up a few interviews, fall in love. We are people, not programmed devices.

I’ve told you three things – reasonable goals, balance and not taking it too seriously that will nurture the spark. However, there are four storms in life that will threaten to completely put out the flame. These must be guarded against. These are disappointment, frustration, unfairness and loneliness of purpose.

Disappointment will come when your effort does not give you the expected return. If things don’t go as planned or if you face failure. Failure is extremely difficult to handle, but those that do come out stronger. What did this failure teach me? is the question you will need to ask. You will feel miserable. You will want to quit, like I wanted to when nine publishers rejected my first book. Some IITians kill themselves over low grades – how silly is that? But that is how much failure can hurt you. But it’s life. If challenges could always be overcome, they would cease to be a challenge. And remember – if you are failing at something, that means you are at your limit or potential. And that’s where you want to be.

Disappointment’ s cousin is  Frustration, the second storm.  Have you ever been frustrated? It happens when things are stuck. This is especially relevant in India. From traffic jams to getting that job you deserve, sometimes things take so long that you don’t know if you chose the right goal. After books, I set the goal of writing for Bollywood, as I thought they needed writers. I am called extremely lucky, but it took me five years to get close to  a release. Frustration saps excitement, and turns your initial energy into something negative, making you a bitter person. How did I deal with it? A realistic assessment of the time involved – movies take a long time to make even though they are watched quickly, seeking a certain enjoyment in the process rather than the end result – at least I was learning how to write scripts, having a side plan – I had my third book to write and even something as simple as pleasurable distractions in your life – friends, food, travel can help you overcome it. Remember, nothing is to be taken seriously. Frustration is a sign somewhere, you took it too seriously. 

Unfairness – this is hardest to deal with, but unfortunately that is how our country works. People with connections, rich dads, beautiful faces, pedigree find it easier to make it – not just in Bollywood, but everywhere. And sometimes it is just plain luck. There are so few opportunities in India, so many stars need to be aligned for you to make it happen. Merit and hard work is not always linked to achievement in the short term, but the long term correlation is high, and ultimately things do work out. But realize, there will be some people luckier than you. In fact, to have an opportunity to go to college and understand this speech in English means you are pretty damm lucky by Indian standards. Let’s be grateful for what we have and get the strength to accept what we don’t. I have so much love from my readers that other writers cannot even imagine it. However, I don’t get literary praise. It’s ok. I don’t look like Aishwarya Rai, but I have two boys who I think are more beautiful than her. It’s ok. Don’t let unfairness kill your spark.

Finally, the last point that can kill your spark is Isolation. As you grow older you will realize you are unique. When you are little, all kids want Ice cream and Spiderman. As you grow older to college, you still are a lot like your friends. But ten years later and you realize you are unique. What you want, what you believe in, what makes you feel, may be different from even the people closest to you. This can create conflict as your goals may not match with others. And you may drop some of them. Basketball captains in college invariably stop playing basketball by the time they have their second child. They give up something that meant so much to them. They do it for their family. But in doing that, the spark dies.
Never, ever make that compromise. Love yourself first, and then others. 

There you go. I’ve told you the four thunderstorms – disappointment, frustration, unfairness and isolation. You cannot avoid them, as like the monsoon they will come into your life at regular intervals. You just need to keep the raincoat handy to not let the spark die.

I welcome you again to the most wonderful  years of your life. If someone gave me the choice to go back in time, I will surely choose college. But I also hope that ten years later as well, your eyes will shine the same way as they do today. That you will Keep the Spark alive, not only through college, but through the next 2,500 weekends. And I hope not just you, but my whole country will keep that spark alive, as we really need it now more than any moment in history. And there is something cool about saying – I come from the land of a billion sparks.

Thank You.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Go Green- A 3d short animated film

4 students of Msc[Engg] Computer Animation and Games Development at M.S.Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies, Bangalore had worked hard to bring this film to reality.

Go Green Case Study:-

This film is a small effort from our side to spread the awareness of planting and conserving trees.

Abstract of the short film:-
 Please have a look at it. Your comments/compliment’s/feedback would be appreciated.
Storyboard was done by my student: Anoop Bable :- 09762331162


My contribution was :-  screenplay,editing and direction
Sr.Design Consultant,
M.S.Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies,

Friday, June 11, 2010

Go Green, A 3d short animated film

Its a film done by 4 students (Lakshmi Narayana,Hari Prasad,Mahesh,Shravya) of M.S.Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies,Bangalore,as a part of their Group Project for Msc[Engg] Computer Animation and Games Development.

Some models in this film were downloaded. My contributions in this film were towards,screenplay,editing and direction.

Thanks to all those people who have directly or indirectly inspired,helped to make this film a reality.

It was done in flat 25 days.The students work includes texturing, layouting, camera staging, animation,lighting,rendering,compositing

Friday, May 21, 2010

Reading now

Currently I am reading this book.

Its quite interesting.
In this practical, humorous and easy-to-read analysis Allan & Barbara reveal the truth about men and women. They translate science and cutting edge research into a powerful yet highly entertaining read, then show you what to do about it!. 

Allan and Barbara Pease, the international bestsell-ing authors of "Why Men Don't Listen & Women Can't Read Maps," deliver their most exciting book yet.
Will men and women ever see eye-to-eye about love and sex? How will relationships ever be rewarding if men only want to rush into bed and women want to rush to the altar? In this practical, witty and down-to-earth guide, couples experts Allan and Barbara Pease reveal the truth about how men and women can "really "get along. By translating science and cutting edge research into a powerful yet highly entertaining read, you'll learn how to find true happiness and compatibility with the opposite sex.

* The seven types of love
* The top five things women want from men
* What to do when the chemistry is wrong
* What turns men and women on - and off
* The most common "New Relationship" mistakes and how to avoid them
* How to decode "manspeak"
If you want to get the most satisfaction from your relationship, or are single and looking for the right person, then you must read this book for the answer to "Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love."

Sunday, May 9, 2010

3d Animated Short films

Hop Tots...A Short animation movie by a group of 5 students from Wiztoonz Animation Academy Bangalore..had worked on this as a part of their Final Project for their diploma course in Animation.

 Illusion....A simple concept nicely portrayed & conveyed by a set of 5 students from Wiztoonz Animation Academy Bangalore..

Both these films are their first films as student projects...
I feel fortunate to guide these students from script to screen and i thoroughly enjoyed...

God Bless you all....

Monday, April 12, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

life history and works done by walt disney and Japaneese animation