Mohabbat aur Zindaagi. Lover of different cultures, investigating and interviewing people. Documentarian. Traveler. J'adore India: the culture, the music, the dancing and Bollywood.
Buster Keaton in “The Cook” (1918).
A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.
I’m in complete awe.
Tughra (Official Signature) of Sultan Suleiman. Istanbul, Turkey. c. 1555-1560. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper.
One day, I realized he might not exist. My soulmate, I mean.
I realized there might not be someone walking around this earth just waiting to meet me. Someone with a private world just as intricate as mine that, one day, I would get to share and be a part of and know.
And I realized I was keeping a vacant spot in my heart for this person who might not exist. That I wasn’t allowing myself to be whole because how could I be whole with my other half missing?
It was an excuse, of course. A simple view of life that would exempt me from having to put in the effort of filling myself up with the love I was waiting for someone else to supply.
The reality is this: Life is a churning, chaotic thing with no guarantees, and in the throws of the tumbling you might run into people to hold on to for a while. Sometimes for a night, sometimes for life.
And holding on to someone is a worthy thing. A wonderful thing. Something to look forward to and appreciate and embrace with your whole heart.
But the love you get from holding on to someone will never be as reliable as the love you can give yourself. Right here. Right now.
So here’s my advice. Be open to love, but don’t be empty for it.
"Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” — Sophia Loren
A lot of very talented people put a lot of time and effort into my new show. This isn’t just a few YouTube vids. This is the real thing. It is my dream project made real, and I can’t wait for all of you to see the finished product.
We are now entering the post-production phase, which means our editing team sifting through endless hours of unscripted footage and picking the best moments (quite a task as there are so many!), editing images and sounds, adjusting colors, adding animation and titles, etc. It may take a little time, but I promise you the end result will be nothing short of spectacular!
Oh, I cried
I did too