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26 November 2011

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WHAT DOES THIS IMAGE TELL US ?
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Ha ha ha
   You guessed it right
                                                                                             
JAB WAQT KHARAB HO TO HATH GAAL PAR BHI PAD SAKTA HAI 

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इंसान तो गलातियोंका पुतला होता है
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पर उनको परिंदों से बचकर रहना चाहिए
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क्योंकि 
कुछ परिंदे सफ़ेद भी होते है 
                                           

24 November 2011

Still from 'Nakoshi'

Anant Chavan in Ashwamedh Kalamanch's short-film 'Nakoshi'

18 November 2011

Making of 'Save the Elephants'

                                     MAKING OF 'SAVE ELEPHANTS'




           My sister and her son Aditya, both returned from Kolhapur as her Diwali vacation got over on 11-11-11. Aditya's dad had bought him a big long truck toy which he showed me the same day. Girls play with dolls but boys love gadgets and automobiles.My nephews did loved speedy cars which run by pulling backwards and setting free. But for Aditya more than speed, size of the vehicle matters. So this truck has became his favorite toy now.The sound of alarm and the lights make it a special toy.Due to it's size, I decided to make a video using this toy.I am a big fan of Golmaal series and the car stunts in Golmaal are too good. Children love to make stories using their toys and crashing toy cars thrills them too.

      I decided to add an emotional angle to it. Children are sensitive and innocent. They do not have any fear,till we instill some. They find dinosaurs interesting and snakes beautiful. They do care for animals more than adults. I still remember how much we loved street-puppies in our childhood. We friends use to build home for them and feed them milk and bread pieces. So I decided to add an emotional end and give a social message that, 'save animals'. Wildlife conservation is equally important. India was considered as country of snakes, elephants and tigers.Unfortunately tigers are on the verge of extinction, hardly 1400 bengal tigers are remaining. Elephants are no less endangered. Hence I decided to do 'Save Elephants' campaign video. 

              Aditya was suffering from cold,so his mother wanted him to take rest.But he was not ready and came to me with his truck.I told him to bring some more toys and he did so. Then I took out  elephant (made of Plaster of Paris) from the showcase and Handycam from my cupboard. No tripod stand was required for shooting this video. I kept camera on ground and adjusted a frame in front of wall, as I needed some background for the video. Then I gave instructions; and he followed them properly.I had earlier made a short-film called 'Cartoon' on him, so I knew that he is Director's actor. It's really difficult to direct such a small kid. But Aditya loves to face Camera. He recognizes 'Ashwamedh Kalamanch' logo and knows that all our videos start with our logo. Aditya found it difficult to pick-up the heavy Jumbo, so he used to kiss it and keep straight on the ground down,so I was not able to catch his smiling face for longer time. I wanted to zoom camera on his smiling face with elephant in his hands; but he was getting impatient. Hence I edited the video as it is,without any retakes. The video can be considered as non-commercial advertisement, as without credits its hardly 30 sec video and with them it is 0.46 sec long. It's my first attempt to make such social advertisement. Earlier my students had made 'Wrong Turn'  a short film in interest of public.It is one of the most watched video on 'Ashwamedh Kalamanch' channel on YouTube. We are in process of making a short-film on 'Save the girl child'.

You can watch 'Save Elephants' on Ashwamedh Kalamanch blog. Please don't forget to leave comments. Thank you.


    

17 November 2011

Jhunka Bhajji

                                Jhunka Bhajji : Accidental recipe 
                         (Warning: Never try this at home :P) 


Runner up prize entry

Thank you Indiblogger and Amul :)




     I love cooking. Being chemical technologist, I have really good experience of working in a chemistry lab and experiment with chemicals. I do same thing in Kitchen. YouTube is my source for inspiration for cooking. I usually try recipes by Manjula and of course Sanjeev Kapoor (Khana Khazana Channel on YouTube). But sometimes, those dishes turns into disaster. I usually don't like wastage of food,and hence try to modify it as I had habit of manipulations in readings in chemical labs ;) In very extreme case I feed that recipe to dustbin.I will share one of such recipe which I prepared accidently due to fiasco. 

What you need for it: 
Besan - 50 gm
Onion - 2 big
Tomato - 1 medium 
Green Chillies - 2/3
Cooking oil - 4-5 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 table spoon
Mustard seeds - 1 table spoon
Chilli Powder - 1 table spoon
Turmeric power - 1 table spoon 
Edible soda - 1 pinch
Thin Poha - small quantity
Some curry leaves and chopped coriander leaves 

How to prepare it:

1) Take a bowl, add besan atta, add 500ml water to it. Stir it well till no lumpy mass is present inside it.

2) Place a Kadhai on low flame. Add 2 spoons Cooking oil. After oil gets heated, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves,chopped green chillies and stir for minute or two.

3) Add freshly chopped onions and tomato to it and saute it till the onion gets transparent. 

4) Add turmeric power, salt as per taste and red chilli powder and stir it

5) Now add besan mixture to it and heat it till the consistency is achieved. Then add some finely chopped coriander leaves to it. Your Jhunka is ready.

6) In case, if you do mistake to add proper quantity of water and you end up getting highly liquid mass. (Fiasco state :p) add pinch of edible soda to it. Wait till mixture gets cold.

7) On a pan, without oil, heat some Poha till it gets brown, add this poha to the jhunka mixture. and stir it.

8) Now make round balls of this cold mixture of Jhunka and then keep aside

9) Now in a deep bowl,take some cooking oil and deep fry these Jhunka balls till you get crunchy 'jhunka bhajji'.

10) Serve hot 'Jhunka Bhajji' with some Tomato ketch-up

      If you find it edible then only share this recipe with others on your own risk ;)

                     Thanks for reading.I repeat; Please, do not try at home ;)







             

          

'Save Elephants' by Ashwamedh Kalamanch

16 November 2011

Blogs of Note 2

(Image courtesy: Indiblogger) 
         
          * This is my 200th post on my blog 'World of Deepbaazigar'        

                 BLOGS I LOVE ...

             This is my second post about blogs I follow (love to follow). 
                  You can see my first post of 'Blogs of Note' series here


IMAGES OF PEOPLE - Joshi Daniel 

Joshi Daniel photography: Images of people is one of my favorite photography blog. Each photograph of the blog is unique in itself.As a layman,I feel 'Use of lights' in highlighting the expressions of people is the USP of his photography. You may feel that eyes of people in his photography speak their different stories. Although dominated by black and white colors, JD's photography shows us different colors of life.

                                           MUMBAI DAILY - Deepak Amembal 

 Deepak Amembal's Magic eye have captured beauty of Amachi Mumbai in excellent way. I have grown up in Mumbai and so this blog is close to my heart, as it shows me my city in different perspective. Magic eye has not only captured living beings in Mumbai beautifully but also made so many non-living things alive through his excellent photography.

                              MY KITCHEN FLAVORS- Bon Appetite ! - Christy Gerald 

 Mrs.Christy Gerald's My Kitchen flavors is one of the favorite blog of all the home makers as well as foodies of IndiBlogger community. Her south Indian recipes are excellent. The Micro-Owen recipies are simple and looks so healthy due to the ingredients involved in it. Non-vegetarian dishes leaves your mouth watering.She is passionate cook and make you fall in love with cooking through the variety of dishes she offers on her blog :P. Must try at home. Bon Appetite :)

        There are many blogs I love to follow. May be share 3 more on my 250th post ;)
                                      Thank you 


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Senior Cricketers of Team India
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3 Monkeys of Gandhiji
                                   

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14 November 2011

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BHAGWAAN DADA IS REALLY BLUSHING
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BHAGWAAN ke liye mujhe chhod do 
                               

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Dog is hiding under bed
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KUTTE ,Kaminey main tera khoon pi jaaunga

                                      (You may also like similar caption post 'Chocolate')               

CAT 2011

                                                MY 'CAT' EXPERIENCE 



          Common Aptitude Test was considered as one of the toughest entrance exam few years back. Last 2-3 years the trend is changing gradually.CAT 2011 had different format. There were two sections 1) Qauntitative Abililty and Data Interpretation and 2) Verbal ability and Logical reasoning. Each section had 30 questions and time allotted for each section was 70 min. Apart from 140 min. of CAT exam, 15 min of EXAM tutorial was compulsory before actual exam so as to understand online examination method. It was made mandatory to appear 1 and half year before the scheduled exam time for checking and bio-metric identification in prometric centre. I can understand that materials like watch, pen, bags and mobile are not allowed in examination hall,but the worst thing was even the hanky was not allowed in side prometric lab. I felt bad for those student who were suffering from the cold and were sneezing continuously in the air-conditioned exam lab.Neither they provided water during exams and nor they allowed to carry water bottles. Some of the disadvantages of online exams. 

    Despite of this, I really liked the way CAT was systematically carried out this year. Few students per batch, good arrangement of biometric check-in points, and the new format of CAT paper.The section 2 of the CAT 2011 was perhaps the easiest paper in the last few years of CAT history. The comprehension part was scoring as the length of passage was less and the question on passage were very straight-forward. The logical reasoning past was quite easy (easier than Logical reasoning of CET exams). The most important thing is that there is no need to mug-up word list for cracking CAT now. The section had 3-4 questions on arrange the sentences to form meaningful paragraphs and 3-4 questions on choose the correct sentence which can complete the paragraph. The first section of CAT was tough. Whatever may be the format of CAT,the Quantitative Ability section remains toughest part of CAT paper since 2004. Data Interpretation sums were little confusing,but once understood properly, could be solved easily. There was no scope of trial and error in section one as 70 min. for 30 problems was quite a tough ask (considering the level of problem). 

                        I appeared my previous CAT in 2007. There were 3 sections carrying 25 questions each. Then too Quant was even toughest part of CAT paper. DI was not confusing, but had massive calculation requirements. Earlier English section in CAT was equally tough,making overall CAT paper challenging. There were difficult vocabulary related questions for which rattofying word list was must. The passages were very lengthy and the questions on paragraphs were tricky and also  some of them were vocabulary based. Also grammer part was tested in those CAT papers. 

              My mind set was different on both the occasions. During 2007 CAT I was tensed and very nervous as I wanted to do MBA by hook or crook. In 2011 CAT I was bit relaxed and    composed as entering FPM (Fellowship Program in Management) is not necessity for me. Both times I chose same exam centre Thakur College of Science and Commerce in Kandivali (E). But in 2007 CAT I reached 3 hrs before on centre and did quick revision of some mathematical formulae. In 2011, I reached dot 15 min. before biometric identification and not even touched any book. In 2007 I still remeber CAT was like 'Kumbh ka Mela', and after exam due to heavy rush most of us had to walk till Kandivali railway station starting from Thakur College. In 2011; I returned to Wadala in Air-conditioned 440 ltd. bus. My both experiences were really completely different so as my approach to CAT. I really feel that the current MBA aspirants are quite lucky that they have easy papers for CAT exam.Before 2004, the CAT exam was as easy as it is today.But after CAT 2004 papers got leaked; the entire level changed. Those who cracked CAT from 2004 - 2009 have seriously seen how the real CAT looks like and how difficult is to bell that wild CAT. I leave this post on a note that CAT 2011 was 'Bhigi Billi'. Hopefully IIMs will improve standard of CAT in coming years.                  

                   

13 November 2011

Why CAT?

CAT 2011

          This post is about my personal experiences of Common Aptitude Test. Well, let me clear it in the beginning itself that MBA aspirants won't get any tips, guidance or any food for their brain here. 
       
     MBA is considered as one of the prestigious degree in India which can give opportunity to earn higher package salaries.No it's not true, as not all MBA's get good jobs. B-school brand matters a lot. Hence the race for admission in IIMs and IITs is getting fierce year by year. The season of Management exams starts from October with CAT and ends with CET in Feb. In between SNAP,XAT,NMAT,ATMA,MAT exams dates are placed,mostly on Sundays when local trains are generally not available due to Mega blocks and the only option of BEST buses are flooded with people. 
               
            I completed my MMS (Marketing) from BVIMSR, Belapur in 2008-2010 batch.Although MMS admissions are based on CET (State level) entrance exams, I have experience of appearing for CAT twice in my life. First time in 2007 (before my MMS) and second time in 2011 (after my MMS). (Please note, MMS is Master in Management Studies and not Poonam Pandeywala MMS). The reasons of appearing for both the CATs is quite weird in my case and sincere CAT candidates will kill me after reading the reasons. But I hope if I'll explain the entire plot,they will realize it. 

          After my B.Tech I was in the coaching classes business for 4 yrs. I started Science classes in partnership with one of my friend who had experience of running classes for School students (8th - 10th Std). So after the gap of 4 long years it was quite difficult to appear for any entrance exam. I used to work really hard during those days and ignored my health very badly,which resulted in my Kidney stone operation, which in turn made me re-think about my career. I was already fed up with the increasing politics in the classes and wanted to leave it after the 2006-2007 Academic year. There was great scope of expansion of classes, as we had worked hard to built the foundation. But I don't wanted to be a 'Frog in the Well',so I decided to move on. The decision was not so easy. After B.Tech, I directly jumped in the Business, so after such a long gap of 4 yrs; I knew I can't get job in my field of degree. So I had only two options in front of me,either to start my Own Coaching classes separately or to go for further studies and become Fresher in job market after MBA. I chose  the second option.

         In May 2007, I left Coaching classes field completely. June and July I did nothing. I guess in August I joined T.I.M.E institute Dadar for CET.How to start studies after such a big gap? From where to start? Whether I will be able to study again. So many questions kept hovering over my mind.So the only reason of mine for appearing for CAT 2007 was to 'GET A FEELING' that I am no more a teacher,but a student again.Yes,that was the only reason. Perhaps I was the only student from our T.I.M.E. Dadar branch who appeared 'CAT 2007' , just to feel the pressure of studies and not to Crack it. Surprisingly,without studies I got 68 percentile which helped me re-confirm that I can easily become student again. 

         Today I appeared for CAT 2011, and the reason is equally weird. After completing my MMS, I worked as Marketing Manager for NIIT for few months and I realized two important facts about me. One that I can not work for anybody else. And Second that I can not take humiliation in Sales field for selling products/services which are not designed/made by me. I could not digest the transition from respectful teaching professional to hardly respected Sales personnel. Teaching profession seriously gives you lot of time as compared to other professions. So again the reason behind appearing CAT today was not at all related to interest in research. It's the freedom of time which teaching field offers, has started attracting me. 

CAT of 2007 and CAT 2011 were two completely different experiences which I will share in my next post.
  


12 November 2011

11 November 2011

Ling ling ling

Rockstar
(Courtesy: Google Image)

लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग
पुल्लिंग, स्त्रीलिंग, नपुसकलिंग


लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग

श्रीलंका का बोलर है लतीश मलींग

लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग

अशोका था जीता ब्याटल ऑफ़ कलिंग

लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग

टपकता है पानी जब लिक हो सीलिंग

लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग

भेलपुरी में डालो चना और सिंग

लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग

टपरी पे पियो रोज एक कट्टिंग

लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग

पप्पू कांट डांस साला पप्पू क्यान सिंग

लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग

संता बन्ता कहते है सिंग इस किंग

लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग

फ़ोन की घंटी बजे ट्रिंग ट्रिंग ट्रिंग

लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग लिंग

फालतू है ये कविता मुझे है फीलिंग

- दीपबाझीगर
 







Sher-O-Shayari - I

              
      तुम्हारे दिल में कोई कोना ही मिल जाएगा 
            हमारे धडकनों को भी आशियाँ मिल जाएगा 
            मत बढाओ धडकनों को इस कदर के 
            कमज़ोर दिलको मेरे,'हार्ट अटैक'आ जाएगा 

             - दीपबाझीगर 


रा वन गूगल इमेज


वो जब जब क्रिमिनल चिल्लाते रहे
आप तब तब तशरीफ़ हिलाते रहे
तब जाकर हमे समझ आया के शायद
अंग्रेजी में तशरीफ़ को 'क्रिमिनल' कहते है

- दीपबाझीगर 
         

10 November 2011

Virar





Ships



Quotes by Deepbaazigar - IV

                                          Quotes by Deepbaazigar 


 'Quotes by Deepbaazigar' are basically collection of some of my tweets on Twitter.
                   You can follow me @ deepbaazigar on Twitter


Deepak Doddamani


 1) Never show your wounds to the World as common salt is commonly available  everywhere  

2) 'Experience' speaks in every language 


3) People who show you 'attitude' on their faces, don't forget to kick their asses

4) Even if they know everything, 'arrogant' people are good for nothing 

5) Life is a cocktail, straighten up neat


6) Possession of Nuclear weapons may be considered as sign of Nation's power, in fact its a sign of weakness and insecurity    




You may also like 'Quotes by Deepbaazigar' posts I, II and III     



                  

09 November 2011

Cocktail (कॉंकटेल)

(Courtesy: Google Images)



लाइफ तो है कॉंकटेल,पीकर जा
आया है जहाँ में तो जीकर जा

खुशियों की थोड़ी उसमे शक्कर मिला
गम की कडवाहट को पानी में घुला

प्यार का निम्बू थोडा उसमे निचोड़
दोस्ती की हनी चख,दुश्मनी को छोड़

बर्फसा कूल हो जा ले ले तू मजा
अल्कोहोल का ब्लेंड जीवन, कर ले नशा

लाइफ तो है कॉंकटेल,पीकर जा
आया है जहाँ में तो जीकर जा

- दीपबाझीगर 

Woh Shahrukh ki Deewani

                                                                   

(Courtsey: Google Image)

   वो शाहरुख़ की दीवानी थी,
उसे मिलने की उसने ठानी थी
 कभी बात न कोई मानी थी 
वो करती बस नादानी थी

  वो शाहरुख़ की दीवानी थी 
बड़ी अलबेली मस्तानी थी 
  बस अल्हड उसकी जवानी थी 
 वो दुनिया से अनजानी थी 

वो शाहरुख़ की दीवानी थी 
अब सबसे वो बेगानी थी 
एक परदेसी की रानी थी 
न्यू जर्सी रहनेवाली थी 

वो शाहरुख़ की दीवानी थी 
शिकागो की शाम सुहानी थी 
जश्ने आज़ादी मनानी थी 
संग शाहरुख़, गौरी,सुहाना थी 

वो शाहरुख़ की दीवानी थी 
  उसके साथ तसवीर खिचानी थी 
मिल उसको बात बतानी थी 
की वो शाहरुख़ की दीवानी थी 

     वो शाहरुख़ की दीवानी थी
    पर उसका कोई दीवाना था
    उसके ख़ुशी के खातिर उसे 
    शाहरुख़ से मिलवाना था


जो उसका वो दीवाना था
बड़ा रोया और पछताया था
 जब शाहरुख़ और उसके साथ
उसके पति देव को पाया था


 जो उसका वो दीवाना था 
वो शाहरुख़ खान से बोला था
 तू क्यों मिला न तब जब 
मुझे उसको तुझसे मिलाना था?

 एक उसका वो दीवाना था
जो शाहरुख़ की दीवानी थी 
ये उनका ही अफसाना था
जो अधूरी प्रेम कहानी थी

 - deepbaazigar 
                                            
                                             

08 November 2011

Judaai (जुदाई)


(Courtesy: Google Image)

 
    जाना तेरी जुदाई से
   दिल में दर्द उठा है
    लगता है यूँ  बेवजह
    रब मुझसे रूठा है

     तुझसे बिछडकर मेरी
        दुनिया थम सी गई है
      यादोंमे तेरी, मेरी
         आँखे नम-सी हुई है

       फुरकत के पल ये मुझको
      सदियोसे लगते है
       तेरी ही जुस्तजू में
        दिन मेरे कटते है

        बेशक तुम रूठो मुझसे
          पर जाना न दूर इस दिल से
         जाना तेरी जुदाई में
        मर जाऊंगा कसम से

     - दीपबाझीगर
        

07 November 2011

Raah


Extra Time

                                                           EXTRA TIME
            
(Courtesy : Google Images)

           
        Ask any football player what is the importance of 'extra time' in life. Watch pleading faces of students who beg for extra time during examinations when the paper is lengthy. 'Extra time' means a lot. The only difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is how they manage their time? Everyone gets 24 hrs in a day, but what matters is 'how you utilize your time?' 

                How will you spend two extra hours, if days are made of 26 hrs? The question made me think, do I really value time? And to my surprise the answer was 'NO'. In my life I have spend lot of time in sleeping,watching television, surfing net and many other such activities which can not be considered as fruitful. I have seen some movies 10-10 times ( Jumanji, DDLJ, Sholay, Terminator etc. list is long). I have been active on internet from almost a decade ( yahoo chat, orkut, facebook and now blogger). So is it worth that person like me who waste so much time in useless activities get 2 extra hours per day? I don't think so. 

               If we remove 8-10 hrs sleeping time, 3 hrs travelling time, 8-10 hrs work time, and 1 hrs of regular activities we get hardly 2-4 hrs to spend with our family or friends and for yourself. So obviously if I get extra 2 hours per day, I will spend it on something which can help me to improve myself. 

 I will spend 2 hrs daily in Vipassana meditation - 1 hour in morning and 1 hour at evening.

      It will be a very smart move. Let me explain you why? I have attended two 10-days courses in Igatpuri, Nashik. I found it very useful but due to my laziness I could never made it a regular practice. Although I knew the benefits of Vipassana, I could not continue it more than a month after returning from meditation centers both the time. 

       Meditation helps you improve your concentration and focus on your present. We waste so much time of our life in remembering our past or worrying about our future. Vipassana meditation is a technique which teaches you to live in present. It teaches us that nothing is permanent and it helps us to focus more on whatever we are doing in present. Also the meditation is really useful for your mental and physical health. Those who practice it regularly stay fit and energetic whole day. Two hours Vipassana per day will help me add 2 extra hours in my day as after practicing it daily  6 hrs sleep a day is more than enough to stay you awake rest of the day with same energy. Isn't it a smart move? 

       Due to lack of determination and improper priorities of life I never made it a regular habit. But in last two months due to unhealthy lifestyle and backpain problem, I have really understood why people say 'Health is Wealth'? It's true materialistic life can lead to health disaster, both at mental and physical level. Hence spiritual peace is really important to balance your personal and professional lives. 

        God can not give me 2 extra hours a day.Hence I must either reduce TV time or Net time to save my 2 hrs per day. So I must myself adjust 2 days daily for Vipassana if in case I really want to live healthy life ahead. Cheers !!
                   

Making of First Impression

                                    Making of 'First Impression'


Still from 'First Impression'
(L to R : Jitendra Patel, Deepak Doddamani, Abdul Hakim Ansari)
          
         Ashwamedh Kalamanch's Hasya Jatra webisode no.10 was added recently to Ashwamedh Kalamanch and Hasya Jatra blogs. Webisodes 10,11,12 are already present on these blogs,but as these are animations prepared on 'Go Animate', I have uploaded 'First Impression' as Hasya Jatra webisode no. 10 (considering large number of viewers of  Ashwamedh Kalamanch channel on YouTube). 
                   
              Ashwamedh Kalamanch is an art and cultural center (group) in Mumbai founded by me in August 2010.We started it to propagate India's art and culture among children through various Art related Competitions,Events,Workshops,Seminars.We stared with a successful event of AKDC'10 (Ashwamedh Kalamanch's Drawing Competition 2010) in Oct.2010 and then followed Marathi drama 'Lakh Lakh Chanderi' , 4 short films, Hasya Jatra webseries and several other videos. Although Video-making was just a part of 'Brand Awareness' strategy,it got very good response. After May 2011, most of the time was utilized in meeting people in social work sector and understanding how non profit organizations work. We registered 'Ashwamedh Foundation' as Society and we are in a process to register 'Ashwamedh Foundation Trust' (Waiting for court hearing date). 

                After our main actor Rakesh Dudwadkar got busy with his new-born child Neel, we stopped Hasya Jatra shooting. We met in Diwali to celebrate festival with our team.On the spot we took decision to shoot Happy Diwali 2011 video,and we did it. After few days when I was watching TV, a mobile Ad of 'Jaane tu ya Jaane Na' fame Jignesh Patel stuck in my mind.The Ad was based on the theme that 'Your mobile represents your status and not your cloths'. Within few second I decided to make shortfilm on the theme that 'Appearances can be deceptive', and after thinking for some more time I developed the concept. I discussed this 'Waiting room' concept with Abhijeet and Ashish on phone and told them to meet me at Virar on 3 p.m. sharp (on same day). 

                 Due to his dark color and appearance I wanted to cast Ashish Chavan as funky dude and Jitendra as executive person with sober looks. Abhijeet was apt for the role of Ashish's Maternal uncle.I myself decided to do the role of 'businessman'. As I was acting, I needed some one to handle camera and so I asked Hakim to reach Virar till 6:00 p.m. I reached Virar at 2:00 p.m. met Abhijeet who got down from same local train. We stopped at Tea stall,with a sip of tea I explained him the script and his role. We purchased black insulation tape to make waiting room board using Thermacol, bought two 2-litres Bisleri bottles and started walking towards my home. Virar has developed a lot in past few years,but water and load-shedding problems are still is status-quo.As I opened the door I was completely pissed off to see dirt all over home, that's the biggest drawback of terrace flat. As we had limited time in hand we cleaned only hall where we had do the shooting. To show bench in Waiting room,we removed cushions of the Sofa. 
        
      That day Daniel D'Silva was visiting my home after almost 6 yrs.In 2005 he and some other students from my coaching classes had came to Jivdani Temple of Virar.That time I invited all of them to my home for tea-snacks. Daniel was a little kid that time. Now he has grown as a young dashing dude. He is doing film-editing course in Arena multi-media, so we invited him to use his skills as film-maker. I liked his first short-film 'Some wounds don't heal' based on child abuse issue. So I was eager to work with him.
             
            Little did I knew about Anant's presence in Mumbai. I was under impression that he might have left to Nashik with her sister after Bhaiyya Duj. When he came for shoot, we all felt great relief. Anant is a good Director and so I requested him to direct this short too. Abhijeet and I explained him the concept and we started improvising on it. Hakim arrived at 5:30 p.m. and started helping us. We discussed sequences and shots while having some Diwali Sweets/snacks which I had brought with me. And when we were all set for shooting, all lights went off..'Ohhhhh Fishhhh...Load Shedding?' I shouted. Damn it !
  
        Ashish looked load shedding time table in his mobile inbox,and told us that light will come at 8:30 p.m., Oops...why didn't he informed us earlier about 'load shedding' timing? Ahh...what should we do till 8:30? I don't have generator at home. If we start shooting at 8:30, it would be atleast 10'o clock to complete entire shooting (considering all retakes etc.). Jitendra,Daniel, Hakim had came all the way from Santacruz; so I knew they will reach at midnight to their homes after leaving Virar at 10 p.m. It was hardly 2 min. short-film so they all decided that they will leave Virar only after completing shooting. Abhijeet had Night duty that day,so he left at 7:00 p.m. and Anant took the responsibility to play Uncle; and Ashish had to live for a family gathering so he left with him. Funky dude role of Ashish shifted to Jitendra and Hakim became the Executive person.All of us went down and  had tea. It was very humid at home and due to load shedding it was impossible to stay at home. We did healthy discussion during that gap and also discussed some scripts. 

           At 8:30 p.m. sharp we reached home. Power was on now. We started our shoorting. Jitendra took lot of time to get into bearing of funky guy as he was practicing  executive person's role from last 4 hrs. Hakim has a good grasping power,so he managed to learn things faster. Initially Daniel took some time to understand functions of handycam and tripod and once he set his hands on it, he did good job with camera. Anant helped Daniel in deciding the frame and angles. And we completed shooting sharp at 9:40 p.m. I gave raw footage to Daniel for editing purpose.We use different software for editing, but Daniel used 'Final Cut pro' a professional editing software which runs only on Macintosh. He included name HASYA-JATRA at beginning of Video which provoked me to add this short film also as Hasya Jatra webisode in our web-series. Out of few names suggested by me ( Waiting room,Perceptions, Books & Covers, Impressions and First Impression), Daniel chose 'First Impression' which was apt for the concept. After watching final product I still feel that even after 30 videos, we are still amateur video-makers. Hopefully we will improve our quality in coming future. 

                            You can watch 'Final Impression' webisode here
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