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  • In Mumbai, we tend to formalise our dreams into little blocks of white wood.
    Because there are so many of us, and so little time, and there is so little money to fund individual thought. There are no grants here to delve into the ancient history of the door knobs in middle eastern India.

    When you choose to research, an article, an object, a person, you are on your own, till someone selling something finds it fitting their classified ad on TV, the internet or in a paper. There are no people as guides. There is an invisible government, if it is functional, it leaves behind a viscous trail, one gets caught in its sticky traces.
    Following a thought here is like becoming buddhist. Meditating on this thing that nobody else can see, but acting like there is a reason to go on living in a world whose newspapers read like the way they do these days.

    Being a film maker, this form of starting an idea off and then seeing it to its realisation has grown to be a habit..but I have observed others around me, passionate people, striving to join the dots and discovering every time that if in India, in this hopeful, buzzing country, where everything HAS been possible if you just find out who the people are, when you finally see all the dots needed to get a thought from conception to its natural death, you find also that you will need to make those dots yourself. From scratch. And hope not to forget the whole picture in the meantime.
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