WELCOME TO BEING MY FRIEND

Social life is a two edged sword, innit? We want more friends but we also want to keep those pesky psychos and time-drains away. For film-industrywallas like us, Social Media is a necessary evil that we grapple with everyday. To make more and more people aware of our work is also a part of our work. But fame comes with a price. That’s why we’re the first people to read articles like “17 people you wanna avoid on FB” “23 mistakes people do while Tweeting” etc. :p
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In Memorium: Manubhai Gadhvi

I smile everytime I think of Manubhai Gadhvi, Sanjaybhai’s father.

And he’s passed away. The first person in this city who told me: ‘You are bright and you will be successfull!’ is gone. Someone calls me at 12 in the night: ‘Did you hear about Sanjay’s father?’ My smile wanes.
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WHY SALMAN RUSHDIE SHOULD NOT BE ASKED TO SHUT UP…

So, there’s this uproarious debate once again with controversy’s favorite child – Salman Rushdie. He says he was stopped from coming to the Jaipur Lit. Fest. by the government on the pretext of ‘danger to his life’ even though there was no concrete evidence of any threat against him. Government on the other hand is running around like a 4 year old caught pushing another child in kindergarten – ‘I didn’t do it! I didn’t do it! He pushed me first! He pushed me first!’ It’s fuckin’ hilarious! Read more

Update on HAPPY NEW YEAR

Update on HAPPY NEW YEAR

Last week, coinciding with my #mangalwithmayur activity on twitter and the soft launch of www.mayurpuri.com, there was also the big release of the first single #Indiawaale from HAPPY NEW YEAR.  The response has been thundering. Although I haven’t personally worked on the music of this film, I’m more excited than any of my projects because this is such a huge film.

So anyway, again coinciding with #mangalwithmayur on 9th September and with the full feature launch of www.mayurpuri.com, Team HNY is releasing the next song –  #manwalaage !

This soothing romantic ballad by Vishal-Shekhar (one of the rare songs where they have excelled in antara composition) has beautiful words by Irshad Kamil and mellifluous vocals by Shreya Ghoshal and Arijit Singh.

This is my pick of the album. It’s also Farah Ma’am’s personal favorite.

Watch this space! I’ll tell you more next week with news about the upcoming music launch!

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FIRST LOVE, FIRST AFFAIR, FIRST KISS… AHMEDABAD IS WHERE ALL HAPPENED…

Aapnu Amdavad
For me, the mere mention of Ahmedabad brings on a barrage of memories –
Of waking up on the tennis court near Gujarat College hostel in summer,  Read more

ABOUT THOSE YELLOW BOOTS

There was a time when respected film journos, who had some understanding of the craft of film making would publish their critical analysis or appreciation of the recent movies and that business had some kind of validity.
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WHY SALMAN RUSHDIE SHOULD NOT BE ASKED TO SHUT UP…

So, there’s this uproarious debate once again with controversy’s favorite child – Salman Rushdie. He says he was stopped from coming to the Jaipur Lit. Fest. by the government on the pretext of ‘danger to his life’ even though there was no concrete evidence of any threat against him. Read more

LIFE OFFLINE & LESSONS LEARNT ON BETTER ONLINE BEHAVIOR – Mayur Puri

Few months back last year, I went in for what a lot of people call ‘digital detox’ these days. This meant going off social media. No Facebook. No Twitter. No virtual relationships.My detox was not ‘total’ though.I kept my instagram feed alive for a few close friends who could follow me and appeared passively on Quora – but in essence it was cutting
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SOLUTION TO MUMBAI’S PARKING PROBLEM

All car manufacturers have to create and maintain parking spaces compulsorily. So if a car manufacturer is selling 1000 cars in Mumbai every year, they have to create multi-level car parks for at least 100 cars in the city, every year. The car owners of that particular brand get free parking and the other brands are allowed to park with payments.  (like how we use ATM service from any bank with a service charge, but for our own bank it’s free).
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