Buddhi Free
Enlightenment under the Buddhi Free
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If one were to look at where India was this day 64 years ago, and where it is now, not only would one stare on in amazement, but one might also feel a sudden compulsion to pinch oneself hard, if only to remind oneself that it isn’t really a dream. Though surprisingly little might have […]

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A script written in half an hour in my Creative Writing class, based on the following visual prompt: Birth

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A rather interesting thing happens ever so often. First, there’s a terror strike. A bomb blast, an incursion, anything to grab the nation’s attention. The media gets flustered. And then there’s that quintessential round of Indo-Pak meet. A few pleasantries. A couple of handshakes. Photos. And a promising joint statement. A joint statement which includes […]

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Riding on a good monsoon and higher support prices for farmers, India managed to produce a record 85 million tonnes (MT) of wheat and 18 MT of pulses for the crop year 2010-2011, which ended in June. The total production of food grains for the same year stands at 241 MT, as against the 218 […]

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The city’s been held hostage for 60 hours. The city’s been blown to bits. The city’s been mistaken for a battleground by mafia goons. Normal cities would bend over and snap into two. Not Mumbai. Mumbai’s made of something tougher. Mumbai’s a tough city. In the brightest day, in the darkest night, the Mumbai spirit […]

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This is not so much a review of the movie as just some unstructured thoughts on it. Director: Milos Forman. Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce. Adapted from Peter Schaffer’s Broadway hit of the same name, Amadeus is a partially fictionalized account of the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Told from the perspective of his […]

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The Swedish prison system is not generally severe. The emphasis is on humanitarian treatment of prisoners and rehabilitation in favour of deterrence. Sentences are generally short and prisoners enjoy a high material standard. In his autobiography, Catch Me If You Can, master forger and con man Frank W. Abagnale Jr recounts how the time he […]

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You wake up late. You take your bath late. You have breakfast late. You rush out of the door late. You get mad at your mum late. You reach the metro station late. You get late late. She always used to say you’d be late for your own funeral. Remember that? Her little joke because […]

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Screenplay for a short film I made as part of a college assignment. Bastardized from a premise by Anubhuti Jain, the movie is a weird comedy about addiction, pre-conceived notions and the randomness of the human mind. The finished film, sadly, didn’t turn out to be as good as the screenplay would have suggested :-/ […]

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Screenplay for a short film called Headless Chicken. It’s my take on the themes of rape, corruption, red tape and karma. The back-story is partly inspired by the Priyadarshini Mattoo rape and murder case. Conceptualized and written in one night, bang in the middle of my end term exams, the script was supposed to be […]

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The moon’s at half mast, Probably mirror of the crescent drive. The wood entrance; It smiles at me, seduces me in. I walk amongst the arching greens, Joyous in the divine. To the left, The gazebo embraces the newlywed; The Lord himself is the priest. Onward; A nursery, an orchard, Twinkle a million colours. A […]

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Men, women and Stuart MacGill have been calling for Andrew Hilditch’s head over the selection of one Michael Beer for the third Ashes test. Every one of them say that they have nothing against Beer (the person, not the drink), but go on to imply in a rather politically correct manner that Mr. Beer isn’t […]

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Three screenplays of wildly varying quality and subject matter, each for a 5-minute short. Two of them featuring extensive dialogue work in Hindi. Recipe for disaster? Kwo-oh-fee! Talaash Putlay

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Dark Matter is a drama with a psychological edge to it. It revolves around an average couple, Jai and Kavisha. When Jai accidently strangles Kavisha, things get really twisted. Jai, crushed under his own guilt, begins a downward spiral, inhabiting a warped world created by his mind where the reality and his perception of reality […]

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I heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, “Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick you up.” Man bursts into tears. Says, “But doctor… […]

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The Naked Truth (Screenplay)

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The Naked Truth

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Dear respected everyone, Different people have different hobbies—some like to sing, some like to dance, while I like to rectify all that is wrong with the Indian society. It’s my little tuppence for our beloved culture—I strive to get everything even faintly eroding said culture, banned. That is why I’ve founded Pop the PIL (get […]

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This is the first draft of a screenplay for a 5-shot movie exploring how a manic-depressive loner finds his emotional release by pretending that he’s the king of an illusionary land. It’s a part of a college assignement. Once again, feedback will be appreciated. Download the PDF version here.

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U know wat??? Today I like took da “Do U Hav Boobs (Girlzzz only)” quiz on Facebook! And da result was freaky kewl!!! It sed that I DIDN’T have boobs!!! How kewl is dat?? Dont get it? This result proved widout ny doubt dat I AM a guy!!! Gawd! Facebook is soo kewl!! I totally […]

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Part of a Joker origin story I’m writing. It’s an episode from somewhere in the middle of the story. Give me feedback as to whether or not I’ve got the feel right… “Why hello there!” He spun around. Locked door. Windows locked. And yet, a voice in the dark. “Who…who are you?” “The question…well, the […]