3 Minute Stories

3 Minute Stories

on individuals, initiatives & institutions

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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[…]

What this IITian has been doing for 30+ years, MUST be shared!

In three minutes, you will be fascinated with how one person who could have easily taken up a good job after graduating from IIT in 1975, decided to do something extremely innovating for the education of poor kids. For him, education is not about ‘covering’ syllabus but to ‘uncover’ the[…]

This 5 min video is for every ‘over-protective’ parent to watch!

This story is about a mother who was forced to make a choice. Sometimes, choices are made from the heart. Sometimes, for the heart. And sometimes, in both ways. HeartShaped tells you how. Katie saw one of my short documentaries online (last year) and shared her story with me over[…]

A 10 min story on humanity & good karma that’ll touch your soul

This is a story from the mountains of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand witnessed grave tragedy in 2013 when continuous cloud-bursts lead to heavy floods, killing many and washing away several houses. And from the tragedy, emerged two stories that I have tried to document. Both the stories intersect at one point and[…]

Here’s how one company is solving a big problem that most young parents face!

Children today are glued to TV, tablets, computers, phones and what not. And parents are busier than they ever were. So what can they really do to keep their children away from prolonged influence of TV and other electronic gadgets that constantly surround them? By providing them with useful toys[…]

These IITians are solving a problem that every school faces! Worth sharing!

Amrutash, my batch mate from IIT Madras, left his lucrative job to start a library business which failed to get the desired readership. Naresh, also my batch-mate (we shared the same hostel and wing even) joined theater after IIT, but realized he could not make enough money from that. It[…]