July 16, 2016

The story of what happens when you quit your job to become a stand up comic [VIDEO]

This is the story of Jeeveshu Ahluwalia, now a successful stand-up comic in India whose popularity is only rising by the day. It is mostly based on my meeting with the “funny man” one evening in Mumbai last year. I showed up few hours before his show at the Canvas Laugh Club and he spoke […]

June 25, 2016

A 5 min film with 3 broken marriages that actually has a happy ending!

In fact, in spite of the affairs and divorces that are spoken about in this short documentary, the real story is simply about the many different and interesting ways in which life unfolds. I shot this in an Indian village in Himachal Pradesh as part of my “art” project for Shop Art Art Shop 2 […]

June 13, 2016

The story of an ageing man and his ordinary life in a village

MANIRAM’S STORY This was the first story that I completed in Gunhear, as part of my ShopArt ArtShop 2 Residency. Maniram owns one of the houses, were some of us artists are staying for the one month duration of the ShopArt ArtShop residency. I wasn’t really interested in Maniram as a subject until one day, […]

April 29, 2016

[Video] See what happens when XIth std students are asked to design their own course!

Sounds too good to be true? XIth standard students creating their own course? Are you wondering what kind of a school can really pass on so much power to its students? Or that what kind of a board would ever approve a school doing something like this? The fact is, this is happening for real […]

April 9, 2016

Something incredible happened for startups wanting to make in India!

Ever wondered why we have so many app and e-commerce based startups in India but relatively very few creators of real physical innovative products? This story that I shot in Bangalore in January this year, talks about some of the reasons for this trend. But more importantly, it also shows how one NGO is doing […]

March 13, 2016

This girl reads out a poem for her rapist, and it’s beautiful.

This is the first 3MS (technically, a little over six minutes 🙂 ) where I didn’t shoot anything. Climb Against Sexual Abuse (CLIMB), a global non profit, organizes climbing expeditions for survivors of sexual abuse, across the globe. They provided me with the footage from one such climb in South Africa (courtesy eNCA.com). At the […]

November 21, 2015

So you aren’t a child abuser; great! But did you know, you’re probably helping one?

I hope this 3 min story encourages parents, teachers and all of us grown-ups to realize that there are a lot of things that we need to learn about child sexual abuse, if we truly want to create an environment for our children, where they can openly report and fight abuse. To learn more, you […]

September 27, 2015

Why isn’t every school on earth using this approach? This is outright brilliant!

Imagine a typical science or maths class in your school (those who are still in schools, well, you don’t have to imagine – you know it 🙂 ). What do you remember? Your teacher reading from a book or a  notebook and writing (or drawing) on the board to explain the concepts to you, right? […]

September 19, 2015

Africans are drinking polluted water; here’s a great approach to solve this problem.

Most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have a peculiar problem. The ground-water in many places is contaminated and yet many, especially those from the poor settlements depend upon it for their daily needs (drinking, washing, bathing etc.). There are several reasons for dependency on ground-water, in spite of it’s contamination: some don’t have access to treated […]

August 23, 2015

I went rafting in Uganda for fun. But I found a not so funny story.

Earlier this month, I traveled to Uganda for a documentary movie work. Mahesh, a photographer friend of mine joined in too. Our work was in Kampala (the capital city) but we took few days off to go to a nearby place called Jinja. The white Nile starts from lake Victoria in Jinja. There used to […]