Saturday, April 30, 2011

A rather morbid Bengali counting poem.

 The ten sons of Haradhan were going on fine.
One goes missing.
So now remains nine.

The nine sons of Haradhan were chopping trees straight.
One gets chopped up.
So now remains eight.

 The eight sons of Haradhan were in pig-out heaven.
One tummy bursts out.
So now remains seven.

The seven sons of Haradhan were taking long dips.
One drowns and dies.
So now remains six.

  The six sons of Haradhan climb a tree for beehive.
One trips and falls.
So now remains five.

 The five sons of Haradhan went camping outdoor.
Tiger eats one.
So now remains four.

 The four sons of Haradhan were just dancing, you see.
One slips and dies.
So now remains three.

  The three sons of Haradhan join a fishing crew.
Whale eats one.
So now remains two.

 The two sons of Haradhan were catching frogs for fun.
Snake bites one.
So now remains one.

 The last son of Haradhan couldn't but cry.
He went to the jungle.
Mostly to die.

Note: Haradhan means 'Lost Treasure / Son'. Illustrated by me. A sung version of the original Bengali one, here.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

38 Films on the Love of Films

Just like being in love with love itself is often diagnosed in lovers, being passionate about films that celebrate the passion for films is a common malaise for cinema buffs. So here it is. 38 films on the love of films. Making them, watching them, and talking about them, killing people over them, being reborn because of them and myriad other uplifting and demeaning shades of cinephilia run through these films, handpicked from all over the world.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Book Review: SEVERANCE by Robert Olen Butler

The summary autopsy report of a book where 62 severed heads speak in a 'ghost chorus' with 'poetic urgency'. Bloody, slipsteam and unique. By invitation at Read it here.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Up, Down or Shred?

Ambient Idea for Go Shredded Cheese. (Not Executed.) 

Wholesome Corporate Goodness

Speculative Print Ad created for HDFC. (Not Published)

We've Moved

Speculative Print Ad created for HDFC Office Shifting. (Not published)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

United You Stand: National Anthem in Indian Movie Theatres

I argue at Spike Magazine  whether standing up to the national anthem in Indian movie theatres stands to reason.