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So Trump’s Not Your President...

on November 10, 2016 by

I’ve been hesitant to write this; I’m making efforts to be less didactic and more receptive these days, particularly after the shock…

Film Production: Why The DP is Your...

on April 12, 2016 by

I’m mentoring a young friend through the process of writing and directing his first feature, which he’ll shoot in a year; he’s…

The Essential Art of Not Taking...

on February 11, 2015 by

A recent controversy surrounding the stand-up comedy group All-India Bakchod (‘fuck senseless’) caused them to take down an inflammatory video of a…

What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

on January 27, 2015 by

A young friend asked my ten-year-old niece a standard question that many adults ask children, but I never do: “What do you…

‘Just Don’t Die in India&...

on December 24, 2014 by

During my early years in India, back in the late 80s, when I was writing the first feature film of mine that…

Oscar Race: The Uphill Battle of...

on November 19, 2014 by

I first stumbled on the theory of multiple intelligences around a decade ago while training at a boxing gym in…

Filmmaking: Is Voice-over Narration...

on November 5, 2014 by

A couple of weeks ago I was in a preliminary meeting for a TV series I am being commissioned to write. One…

REVIEW: How Hollywood Won the...

on October 23, 2014 by

I was privileged to attend a screening of The Case Against 8 at LACMA the other night, hosted by the New York…

Keep It Simple, Showrunner

on October 9, 2014 by

Let me start with the obvious caveat that I am deeply and inherently prejudiced in favor of the particular form of narrative…

That Progressively Luminous Clarity

on September 17, 2014 by

I am a devotee of dream interpretation, a gaga-brained, cymbal-clanging, dancing-and-clapping Hare Krishna singing its praises in the streets, oblivious as to…