10 dreamtowns — Part 7: Flower fields


10 dreamtowns — Part 9: A PWP

DAY 2863

Jalsa, Mumbai              Feb  2/3,  2016             Tue/Wed  2:24 am

Birthday - EF - Nandkeshor Dattatreya Paatil  

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

wishing the very best for the birthday and many many more for you .. live life with happiness and success ..

NDTV honours me tonight with their Indian of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award in Delhi and we all fly in by the evening and am back after the event ..

I am thankful and honoured by the recognition .. it’s the process that dampens me and my mind ..

The accolades that are announced and proclaimed by very senior and far more accomplished gentlemen, is embarrassing .. and at times I would rather stay at home, than be out there, in the glare, a stare and funny fare .. all rolled into one .. but certain obligations and involvements do get the better of us ..

I feel blessed when they announce, blessed as you walk up the platform, blessed when they actually bring out the piece, and before it is over ..

But the most amazing part of the evening is the presence of the family with me .. Abhishek flying in from Vizag after his Kabaddi game,Shweta and Niky, and the wife ..

Ranveer is there too, to bring in that moment of hilarity as he unselfconsciously strides up on stage to share his career , his inspiration and his presence, to inspire many other youngsters into the profession .. there is a madness about him .. but it is the sweetest madness I have ever seen ..

I present an award to Deepika too for her tremendous contribution in films .. in the last months particularly .. the drill is when you are face to face with the idol , cover the face and disappear immediately ..

I try often but fail miserably ..

Peculiar .. you strive to join an industry, and when it is done and dusted, you strive to oust the reason in your being there ..

But that is the way of life .. or rather that is the confidentiality paper work that perhaps never sees the light of day …

What really is the motive of the joining an Industry which is looked upon as something infra dig .. what the exercise to be executed before an impression can be made ..a choice given and an offer for a role in a film .. I have no idea .. but this generation does, and I can never reconciled myself to the fact, in how they do this !!!

Lets us to better thoughts and words ..

A presentation to Piku the role by Deepika, and its subsequent mis appropriations  .. 

present and waiting ..

the family in nervous presence ..

the shaved tired look of one that has tried all others and must say that tonight was a great achievement .. not for me but for the several very well chosen other more important Achievers, of the world ..

meeting and honouring the pretty lady by the side of the players, and an act that I do feel needed an insertion towards, of the room mates and their version of an open aired vehicle .. but Nomenclature ? shall never change .. and so thank you all the same ..

Coming in ..

and the exuberance of a certain Mr Ranvir Singh .. whose claim of the ‘seed I sowed has indeed become evident : The Bachchans were never ever involved in such acts that brought discharge and allegation upon not just them but also the entire community .. yet years later the foreign investigator announces that the ‘Bachchan Name’ was indeed ‘planted’ as an after wrath nad begin at home when I need to swim ..

Yet the matter of the ‘seed that was sewn into the body of Ranveer’ did uproot a few .. well .. a few of the family who immediately decided to .. all in good fun, get funny .. when Abhishek on stage faked challenge and claimed that he was indeed the genetic seed sown and not Ranveer .. hahahaheehahahaa !!

All in all an evening of information retrospect inspiration and commitment to all .. in a most formally informal manner ..

My love now to all … there is travel again in the morning …. so …

Amitabh Bachchan

gosh its coming on to 4 am .. would never have realised it … but am beginning to hear the chirping of the morning birds .. that is indication enough .. 


Seconds - John Frankenheimer - Rock Hudson

“Dark, harrowing, Kafka-esque allegory chronicles middle-aged man’s attempt to escape boring, loveless life via conspiratorial organization’s “rebirth” program. This overlooked ’60s masterpiece is a sleeper for fans of non-mainstream psychological horror.”

“I never knew what he wanted, and I don’t think he ever knew. He fought so hard for what he’d been taught to want, and when he got it, he just grew more and more confused. The silences grew longer. We never talked about it. We lived our lives in a polite, celibate truce.”










The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said:

“Beware of exaggeration, for those who came before you were destroyed because of exaggeration.”

(Narrated by al-Nasaa'i, 5/268; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Sunan al-Nasaa'i, no. 2863).


10 dreamtowns — Part 2: The train station

‎The Prophet [ﷺ] said:

‎❝Indeed women are the counterparts of men.❞

‎[as-Saheehah of al-Albānī, (No. 2863) | Abū Ruqayyah ‘Abd us-Samad]