Vivah: A journey from engagement to marriage.

I cried like a baby and for the first time I needed help from my friend to drop me home after the film.

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Another week is ending

Ronald, myEx-Boss from Westbase Technology, has sent me an email this morning asking me what is going on and for the reply he left his cell number. When I called he asked me if I am looking for a job, I could meet him. So a meeting is fixed for tomorrow. I am not sure if I should join WBT but he was a good boss during my tenure there so I think there is no harm meeting him. Lets see what happens.

Now a gossip from my love life, Priyanka is preparing for MBA so she has to concentrate on her studies as well as the wedding things. So on a formal chat on Monday we decided to call each other only on Sundays. But she missed me so much that she gave me a missed call on Wednesday and finally we spoke to each other last night. It was a funny scene. She was very shy and passed on her first order for me to make sure I call her every evening.

Here comes another issue, as we both need to reevaluate all the things that we want to say or ask from each other. This is the best part from an arrange marriage.

Climate here is going cold as Indian standards (17C). It will go down till 6C.

Last late night I saw a B&W Classic film of Kishor Kumar named ‘Naukari’. It was so depressing that I finally switched off the TV set and slept. Tonight, I probably am going to see the movie ‘Vivah’ (means Marriage, opening tonight) with some of my friends, as they are keen to see the film with me.

Hey! Any of you guys use Orkut?

November 08, 2006

Here is the report! My Mom spilled the beans to Priyanka about something that only Moms know about their children. They both had a chat for more then an hour and finally liked each other’s company. I think it is a good start.

I got 3 more calls from different companies to make the tally to 7 now. Job is just round the corner. I am still not panic about it.

Last night there was a thunderstorm here in Pune. It rained heavily and small ice-stones also fell from sky. It is so unusual in month of November as the monsoon is gone a long time back. The ice made the atmosphere cold and now we might need sweaters and jackets soon. Winter is one of my favorite seasons. In India it starts from November and lasts till February.

If any of my friends are planning to visit India ever, I suggest you to come in winter season only. Otherwise the Indian summer or monsoon might prove your trip a nightmare.

So life is…

It has been a while since my last blog entry. I don’t know why but I am enjoying having a low profile after the chaos of last month. I have applied for several vacancies online over the weekend and got 4 interview calls today. I am sure that within 10 working days I’ll be hired.

Meanwhile, my parents went to see Priyanka and her family this weekend. My cousin sister and her husband (Mr. Choure, who is a doctor and I call him Jijaji) and my aunty (my mom’s sister, my Mausi) were also with them. Everyone liked Priyanka and congratulated me. To my surprise, when in the evening I called my Dad for general talk, the call was attended by Priyanka!

My mom invited her at our apartment in Indore to have a few personal words. I still don’t have a clue about on what they conversed to each other. So in the end, my family is happy and Priyanka liked my house and my family too.

She was pretty surprised by my super cool Dad. Yes! My Dad is cool but sometimes he gets back in his shell and becomes the retired schoolteacher from a very conservative village.

To visit the girl’s house by boy’s parents is the second step taken in a arrange marriage after getting the proposal by the girl’s family.

Stay tuned for more!

PS: Opening this weekend is a Bollywood Hindi Film called ‘Vivah’ means Marriage. Vivah is coming out from the one of the most prominent production houses from India. Rajshri Productions are following the traditional themes and Indian cultural rituals in cinema since last 50 years.

Vivah’s tagline says, ‘A journey from engagement to marriage’. (Arranged!)

We all are waiting for this film. Jacky and Zoe, don’t miss it, even in the US! It will have English subtitles. And for my Chinese sweetie Yanyan…? Wait for the DVD!

Now!

Probably I was going a bit too fast and high. The pause here is definitely a learning curve for me and now I have to resort my priorities and the way of life. I don’t know anyone else who have a sign wave life like me. Take this year as an example. I started 2006 as a bedridden guy with 5 broken bones on the 31st December-1st January night. It took a complete 50 days rest to launch me back to life. I returned to Pune in mid February.

When in April, I decided to return to meet my parents the call from Mumbai made me cut short my trip and took me to a very uncharted territory and one of childhood dream came true and I was in European summer. I quit my job in Pune and joined Datamatics in May. In the months of June and July, I was wandering in the streets of Stockholm and Paris.

September came with a jump and I resigned, as I got short listed with 24×7 and an unhappy job profile. October was full of life and I made my film, became a director, celebrated Diwali, met Priyanka and in the end finally lost the 24×7 competition.

November is here. I have to take a decision that must be fast and quick enough to save the credibility and honor not just for my self but for my dreams too. I took a break for 2 months and after one month I am lost here. One month back I decided not to involve my self anywhere and pursue my dream for 2 months and that ends at 25th November.

Now where do I stand? I have a couple of scripts for full-length feature films and a couple of scripts for short films. Nikhil will make one of the short films in the next 24×7 in February 2007. Another is in my hand and ready to be shot. What I can do is just close my ears from all the criticism and arrange for some finances and make my way to shoot it here in Pune. Meanwhile give final touches to the scripts that I have and register them with the Film Guild of India. And then try to sell them.

A tough task.

Or at any moment send a 2-page resume to any software company in Pune and get a job that will pay Rs. 25,000/- ($ 550 app.) per month in a booming IT India. That’s a good amount in India where the average salary of people is less then Rs. 2,000/- ($ 50 app.) per month.

The easier one.

A solution that I see here is to just join a job and save some bucks to return to 24×7 in February and do some part time filming on weekends!

I am a filmmaker after all!

What say guys?