I might not be able to change the world, but I WILL touch the lives of the people that I meet
The Formative Years
A Libran to the core, I was born in beautiful GOA – INDIA, on October 7th, where I grew up until the age of 15 after which I left for the United Kingdom. I spent close to 9 years in London pursuing my full-time
(supposedly) higher education in Computer Studies, part-time in film making and my every breath becoming a citizen of the world.
It was during my life in London, that I conceived and formed a group which was aimed at promoting peace, love and tolerance in the world. In London, I got exposed to the rest of world, and with that came a harsh reality that many parts of the world were killing each other in the name of religions, colours and races. To a boy raised on a Goan beach, I just wished that the world would be as peaceful as those shores. We never knew hatred towards each other back home as we lived in tolerance and we considered each other as one. I wish that I could just tell the entire world about my peaceful home called GOA. So that’s how the group, aptly called The Uncultured Company was born, and its caption reads One World, One Faith, One Race. One Colour, Just A Different Face.
I have lived my life like a free bird, owning the skies, rising above man made barriers, therefore enjoying all of this creation, her colours, cuisines, cultures etc, while still having my feet grounded in the values of my family, my upbringing in GOA, London and of course in the rich values of my gorgeous country INDIA.
I have lived and still live my life like a free bird, owning the skies, rising above man made barriers, therefore enjoying all of this creation, her colours, cuisines, cultures etc, while still having my feet grounded in the values of my family, my upbringing in GOA, London and of course in the rich values of my gorgeous country INDIA.
What Is It That I Dig
I have since used whatever talent that I am blessed with to do just this – humanitarian and spiritual unison between the people that I get a chance to cross paths with. I do this by the following:-
- Youth and Corporate talks on being the leaders of our and future times. This is heavily influenced by focusing on humanity, fair-play, diversity and love.
- Poetry (200 odd) verses talking about my core Value and romance
- Cinema – Now the main medium that I use to spread my message
What Have I Been Doing
I have written more than 200 poems (verses seems a lot more of an appropriate word here) – all published online. I have written feature films that were produced in India. While I lived in Dubai, I have written, produced and directed short films that have been fortunate to have had international audiences across the world, thanks to the invention of the internet and some of the not-so-stuck-up and pompous film festivals. A short film I produced in 2009 got listed as being amongst the top 10 short films made by a person of Indian origin by the Times Of India, and in 2013, I went to the I went to the Cannes Film Festival with a strong film that I wrote, produced and directed.
I live with my gorgeous wife Alia and an adorable daughter Tania in lovely Singapore. My mother lives in GOA and I see her often. My hero, my father passed away in mid 2016. My little sister, her husband live in Abu Dhabi (UAE) and their daughter – my pride – lives in the beautiful city of Vancouver, wherein she is supposedly working hard at college. Their son studies in GOA and spends most of his time having a great time all in the name of a degree in the Hospitality industry. Between these people, I feel safe guarded, I see a reason to go the extra mile, and in them I have my reward of being a great son, brother, uncle, husband, father and a loyal friend.
Taking of friends, all of core friends (yeah all four of them) are extremely boring individuals so I won’t name them here/.
And On That Note
Thank you for coming by, hope you like what you see. Write to me, leave me a comment and in doing so share your world with me.