Cheating - the Chinese way

Fleecing the tourists is an age old phenomenon - I think it should be as old as civilization itself. And if there is any award to be given, then it surely will go to the Indians as they take a lot of pride in cheating their own countrymen let alone tourists. Well this happened in Hong Kong a couple of years back when my close friend was desperately looking to buy a HTC mobile phone.

The philosophy behind the movie 'Fear' - Last Part

This part of life I say - 'Fuck it. Do It Yourself!

I am basically not a DIY (Do It Yourself) guy. I always prefer to leave things to the professionals as they should have already made enough mistakes to become an expert. In that case why should I repeat the same mistakes, and learn new things when I can always get it done at a prescribed price. I spoke to an acquaintance of mine to get the phone number of the DOP (director of photography) he knew. The reply was a bit shocking. He said he will get the number in a week's time. I think my acquaintance thought that I am Internet illiterate and that I live in a place where I was not told about the concept called Facebook.

The philosophy behind the movie 'Fear' - Part 3

Here is what legendary film maker Mani Ratnam's Creative Producer has to say about the movie - 'FEAR'

Hi Kenni G.!

I watched your short movie. I liked it.

A small nap after a sumptuous lunch is a must for me in any given circumstance. Even at the shooting spot, Mani sir will tell others not to wake me up when I am enjoying my light sleep.

I started to watch your movie on a similar afternoon. With my hand already resting on the mouse, I was all set to close the window once my eyes shut off automatically. But to be honest, I didn't move a bit and watched the whole movie.

The philosophy behind the movie 'Fear' - Part 2

Believe me - you need hell lot of money to make a movie, and that was the only constraint I had. I wanted to make my movie with the least expense hence I had to format the script in a way that I don't have to spend on casts (all the actors in the movie are amateurs and most faced the camera for the first time in their lives), location (the whole movie was shot in one single apartment except for one shot), and special effects (I never used any). On the other hand I was completely ready to spend on cinematography, editing and background score had I come across someone who never threw an attitude or had a lesser ego.

The philosophy behind the movie 'Fear' - Part 1

"Kya chutiya picture hai....pura time waste (what an idiotic movie it is....I wasted my time watching it)." That was the first comment I got after I posted my 40 mns short movie 'FEAR' on youtube. I of course have not made the comment public on youtube - because I personally neither believe in giving equal rights to everyone nor I think everyone should be given the choice to voice their opinion. If given the power to comment people, who weren't able to lift a cricket bat properly in their entire life, give their valuable inputs even to Sachin Tendulkar.

'Fear' - a short film

The dangerous marriage combination!

Parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor had got married thrice. In the first two instances he got divorced and the third time his wife was found dead. The same is somewhat true with yesteryear actress Rekha. Whenever she came close to getting married to someone the actors either died or met with serious injuries. And finally when she got married to Mukesh Aggarwal, a Delhi based industrialist, the married didn't last for more than a year. Mukesh Aggarwal committed suicide too.

Economics - the way I understood!

I had come across these terms - production, distribution, consumption, cost, supply and demand etc - but never took much interest in understanding them as I was busy experimenting with subjects like science, religion, astrology and sex. Economics obviously sounded a lot boring when compared to the subjects that interested me. It was the price of a bottle of 'Coke - Coca Cola' in three different countries that made me understand how economics works - I am sure 'Gods must be really crazy".

How to use astrology to 'avoid expenses'

First Rule - Save Your Ass

"This particular blog is a work of fiction any resemblance to man dead or alive is mere coincidence."

Onto the blog....

When it comes to making money or multiplying it, financial experts across the globe have always spoken about how to curb your expenses, how to save money, and where to invest them and how. But none have spoken about where to avoid expense and where NOT to invest. And the only science/art existing in the world that can help you do this is astrology. Remember on any given day - 'a penny in hand is worth two in the market.'

Why I cater ONLY to the rich

Close to a decade back I saw a toddler at one of my well wisher's (who happens to be an astrologer himself) house. Looking at the little girl, it was easy to visualise her horoscope, and I could not see any planetary combinations that will bring Raja Yogas for her. With a sunken heart I looked at my well wisher and asked, "what is the purpose of this child's existence. I cannot see any big luck or luxuries or prosperity coming into her life." And he replied, "she is my maid's daughter. And yeah you are right she doesn't have any Raja Yogas. But then everything happens, because God wants it to happen."

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