Makoto Shinkai’s (Unofficial) Guide to Making Movies

Learn from the anime maestro how to make movies that will dehydrate your eyeballs

Obokuri Eeumi

A lot of people have stumbled upon my blog while searching for the song Obokuri Eeumi. Anyone who has seen the anime TV series, Samurai Champloo, would be familiar with this haunting and beautiful piece which was played in the 14th episode…

We are the Champions

Never thought I’d make a blog entry about cricket. But I guess you can’t change what’s in your blood, right? Cricket is India’s national religion Don’t get me wrong, I used to love the sport as a kid. Gully cricket,chhat cricket, parking...

Please Help Donate for Japan

Ever since the earthquake and tsunami and Japan, I’ve been keeping in touch with my friend, Kyoko san in Japan via email. I just wanted to post an excerpt of one of her emails here… …well as the time passes, we see more worrying facts, appalling...

Random Memories of Nara

While I was in Nara, I remember the innkeeper asking me to place a pin on the map for where I was from. I placed one pin on Singapore. And one on Indore. Later we went upstairs and smoked together. I smoked Cabin Roasts. She rolled her own cigarettes. We talked about...

Inception

“You’re waiting for a train. A train that will take you far away. You can’t be sure where it will take you. But it doesn’t matter – because we’ll be together.”

Core i7

I’ve been particularly fidgety and restless in the past few days. So I decided to turn my misguided energy on my poor computer. Now, in case you didn’t know, I bought myself a monster of a PC last year for my birthday. I’ll post the specs later in...

A Riddle

Swinging elbows welt the night, Babas make the world seem right. Wonder filled memories fleet, amidst emo rants and tweets. Sunshine pierces through in cones on houses made of bricks and stones. Imaginary friends return again as another week begins....

Gong Xi Fa Cai

The tiger year begins. I chew gum and resist the urge to run to a 7-11. To buy smokes. I check my mailbox impatiently. Often thrice a day. I read more Murakami. And remember that cold rainy afternoon in Takayama, when I crept into that cozy little cafe across the road...

State of mind

You sit at the edge of the world, I am in a crater that’s no more. Words without letters Standing in the shadow of the door. The moon shines down on a sleeping lizard, Little fish rain from the sky. Outside the window there are soldiers, steeling themselves to...

Mass Effect 2 Review

This post is dedicated to the game that has pretty much taken over a large chunk of my life lately. It also happens to be one those games that you’d feel guilty for not buying (I know I did). So now that I’ve absolved myself of the guilt, let me just say...