When the farewell party in my school was drawing to a sentimental close, my English teacher drew me aside and told me, “Never stop writing”. I nodded and plunged headlong into the rat race of earning a college education along with working full time through it. I became a tea taster by accident and then a MBA by design. I sought out an assignment in Africa and then in Europe, travelled to places most people can’t locate on a map and managed to do business there with the people. The journey of being a corporate executive has been good, my experiences definitely more varied and exciting than most but my writings remained limited to banging out emails and reports. My boss noticed the edginess of my corporate stuff and asked me to write the odd communication and I happily obliged.

My reading habits took a hit and I found myself becoming a film addict. From Bollywood to Hollywood to the French new wave to ultimately the very best of art-house cinema, I managed to give myself a decent film education. I started voicing my unsolicited opinions on films on Facebook and soon found myself becoming the “go to man” when my friends needed some celluloid magic to lift their spirits. My background as an avid quizzer and debater steered me to ranting on politics quite often laced with a “sardonic/sarcastic/perverse wit” (not my words).

So a blog focused mostly on cinema and my other interests namely politics, food, travel, photography, art and atheism seems the logical next step. How far I will succeed will depend a lot on me and what encouragement I receive. I can only promise to write honestly and from a deeply personal point of view.

I think for myself but ultimately I write for you…

11 replies

  1. All the best …. I am sure it will be an exciting literary expert for us all.. Bon voyage,,.

  2. My iPad made a mistake…. So read expert as experience

  3. Your writing has always been a treat …keep them coming. Wish you good luck!

  4. Best wishes…i am sure your writings will be as exciting and varied as your experiences.

  5. Once again Amit, never stop writing. Your writing skills are better than mine now. I saw your potential then, but it was you who decided to pursue your passion….very few have the courage to do so.Your teacher sends you love and wishes for a fulfilling life.

    • Thank you ma’am, I only wish for my daughter to get teachers like you.Your words of encouragement mean a lot to me and they will sustain me through lean times.One complain- students never get to the read the stuff that teachers write, how do we address this our education system?

  6. Look for a Waldorf kindergarten or school in Singapore for your daughter. It is the kind of school all children should go to. I along with 5 others started one in Bangalore 2 years ago. Google www. bangaloresteinerschool.org

  7. I have nominated you for a Liebster Award because I really enjoy visiting your blog! http://wherethewildthingsare14.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/the-liebster-award/

  8. Hi Amit,

    would it be possible for you to review my indie feature ‘Little Pieces’? I appreciate you’re likely very busy and it may not be possible. We’re trying to raise the film’s profile by having it review on indie blogs and websites that cater to a more indie-cinema market.

    We’ve been reviewed by three other sites so far who have all rated the film highly. Positive feedback has included that the film is ‘an ambitious first feature from a director who blatantly understands how to intelligently tell a cinematic story’ (Hannah McHaffie – Reel Insights) that ‘Captures the good and bad in all of us.’ (James Turner – Indyred.com) and ‘deserves your dedicated attention especially for its narrative and original approach to story telling. (Bianca Garner – Film Gods).

    We can provide you with a press pack and an online screener of the film.

    Hope to hear from you soon,

    Adam Nelson
    Director – Little Pieces.

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