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Crashed my drone in a swimming pool! :( (Vlog)

 

In the last Vlog, you saw Biwi and I headed to a resort for our 4th wedding anniversary. We didn’t know if this was a kind of break we’d really enjoy. At least I wasn’t sure. This Vlog tells you if we did. It also tells you whether the drone survived the crash or was gone forever (this is my third drone in the last two years)!

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IITians are not who you think they are! (Vlog)

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My wife’s first blind date (Vlog)

The one where no one cares about my shoes, I talk about my stress of being a freelancer, I fly a drone in a wedding in Goa, the new super fast internet connection that we have now in Goa, the “blind date”, how Maldives plan didn’t work out and what the final plan for my wedding anniversary is!

Link to the cycling story – http://www.3minutestories.com/ladakh-cycling-manali-leh/

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Help me find cricket / football based stories to shoot please?

https://vimeo.com/192322212

Few days ago, an Amsterdam based online company approached me and said that they have found a sponsor to fund Football and Cricket related positive stories from India and if I would be interested in finding and shooting it for them.

Of course I would be interested. My latest 3 Minute Story (below) is a fair enough example of what a sports based positive story could be like. This one is about cycling – but you get the idea!

https://vimeo.com/187422955

In the last two years, I could make around twenty stories. And that’s because there is only so much of free work that one can do. Paid documentary projects happen only few times. And I shoot a lot of weddings to make money – which effectively cross-subsidizes my documentary work. So you can imagine how cool it is for me to get paid directly by someone to bring out meaningful real life stories – something that I care so much about!

I have very limited leads at the moment.

So can you please help me reach out to potential subjects / organizations who might be using football / cricket to send out positivity in this world?

By helping me,

  • you will be directly contributing in helping this world have something nice and positive to cheer about (amidst the sea of negative news and stories that we live in);
  • you would also be helping those doing something nice and beautiful and positive to share their stories with the world in a way that is only possible through nicely made films;
  • and last but not the least, you would help me, as a documentary film-maker to continue doing what I love doing in a sector that is not the most money-making sector out there (I was a business consultant for four years before I quit my job in 2012 to pursue film-making / photography).

If you know of something / someone directly, please do write to me at amrit@3MinuteStories.com with links / contacts. My no. is 95525 89252 (that works on Whatsapp too).

If you know of someone else who might be of help to me in finding cricket / football related positive / inspiring stories from India – please share this post with her / him? Sending love and positive energy your way!

Thank you so much!

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Dealing with the ban on 500 and 1000 rupee notes! (Vlog)

https://vimeo.com/191577047

The one where I learn about the ban just the night before I am to fly to Hyd for another wedding shoot and everything that happens afterwards, till I return to Goa after few days.

PS: Link to Mahesh’s photo-series work that I talk about in the VLOG – fotoroom.co/african-portraits-mahesh-shantaram/

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Lost my wallet at Hyderabad airport! (Vlog)

https://vimeo.com/190416216/

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ADHM in less than 8 minutes (Vlog)

https://vimeo.com/189406130/

If you don’t want to waste your money by going to a theatre and watching Ae Dil Hai Mushkil – you can watch the movie right here, in less than 8 minutes. Compiled from public Youtube footage of trailer and songs.

  • PS 1 – full of spoilers
  • PS 2 – I loved Lisa Haydon’s performance the most (she played Ranbir’s girlfriend for a while – unfortunately she is absent from trailers / songs – so no footage of hers)
  • PS 3 – this is an entertaining (though dumb) story for an 8 minute narration – when you see the same thing being shown for 2 and a half hours, it sucks. Big time. We don’t need a movie to understand that when a girl who you love doesn’t want to love you more than a great friend, you just live with it.
  • PS 4 – they show Aishwarya Rai get up in the morning in her house, and sport the kind of makeup and hair-do that typically takes brides 4 hours to achieve. disgusting.
  • PS 5 – the takla prosthetic head of Ranbir and Anushka is so bad it makes them look like aliens.
  • PS 6 – the last scene (the non-movie scene shot with mobile phone) is from Goa (last night) where Narkasur statues with loud music are spread all over the place.
  • PS 7- by the way, Karan Johar has basically made a movie to give tribute to his own movies (and those by Yash / Aditya Chopra). He even played Kal ho na ho music when the cancer scenes were on screen. And of course there were tonnes of ‘famous’ lines from ‘ek ladka aur ladki kabhi dost nahi ho sakte’ to ‘Rahul, naam to suna hi hoga’.
  • PS 8 – to be fair, there are few good scenes too that make you laugh and all that – but for most part, there is absolute lack of chemistry between Anushka and Ranbir in the first 20 minute to justify or care about them later on. And major lack of creative scenes. All that the characters do is talk (when not singing and dancing) – in houses, on streets and in parties! Can’t believe someone with so much of money like KJo can’t get few good writers to write good scenes that tell us / show us something interesting!! KKHH was so much better and had so many new things to offer when it was released! Should probably watch it again.
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Bye bye beard (Vlog)

https://vimeo.com/188473488

I talk about my joblessness, foggy Goa mornings, lighting setups for interviews, a bit about why I went to US, Reeder and then go ahead and get rid of my beard.

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Smashed my phone during a morning run! (Vlog)

https://vimeo.com/188482624

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Can baasi food be really consumed? (Vlog)

https://vimeo.com/187589237

I only wanted to show that two day old Bhindi is fine to eat (to which Biwi generally doesn’t agree with). But a lot more happened. See.