Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Talk Concludes

In the concluding episode Rumy discloses a very personal thought, a concern on the reach of his beliefs. Is he among a few in his generation who holds command to what they believe in? He also shares his views on "The Indian Time".

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


Is poverty a sin? Are we all responsible for the social inequality? Are the bureaucrats curse on the society? In this part of the episode Rumy shares with us some of his views on Poverty, Mahatma Gandhi and Public Servants.

Friday, 14 October 2011


In this multi-part episode we are continuing our discussion with Rumy who in this part shares with us a few nuggets of wisdom on the meaning of friendship and how the meaning has changed nowadays.
I am sure you can apply his simple rule to discover how many friends you have especially in this day in age of the social networking culture.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Needs and Wants

In continuation from the last episode, in the second part of the episode I asked Rumy about the decision or the choice he made forty years back by leaving USA and coming back to India.
What does he think about it now? Was it the right decision?
In reply he also said something about "Needs and Wants"... what does that mean?

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Rumy Shroff

I met Rumy randomly in a Parsi locality in old Mumbai (Bombay). He was walking his dog and stopped to enquire what I was doing as I was taking picture of an old building. He wondered if I was interested in architecture as he is an architect by profession. I then told him about what I was doing and asked him if he would be interested in participating in my project; he immediately agreed and invited me to his nearby home.

Parsis descend from a group of "Zoroastrians of Iran" who immigrated to India during 10th century AD, since then Parsis are integral part of Indian society and are active participants in every branch of the society. In this first part of the episode, Rumy initiates the conversation by talking about his understanding of Parsis, his childhood ambition, his life in USA, the Vietnam war, the real reason he decide to come back from US, and his views on marriage and his children.

Comments & Social

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Teacher & Activist

Sanjay Ram, a teacher and an activist to stop violence against transgenders, from Kolkata (Calcutta) shares her life story.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Friday, 15 July 2011

Mother and Motherhood

Panna Gabriel, a transgender, in the second part of the interview talks about mother and motherhood.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Panna Hijra

Meet Panna Gabriel, a transgender(known as Hijras in India) who tells us what it's like to grow up as a Hijras and how she manages to hold up her chin high in a society that has until recently been very unsympathetic to transgenders.

Comments & Social

Friday, 24 June 2011


Aas Mohammad plays a few songs on Bansuri (Flute, Indian Woodwind)

Friday, 17 June 2011

Flute Seller

Aas Mohammad, a street flute seller in Mumbai(Bombay) talks about life in the city.

While taking a walk on the beach in Mumbai, I struck up a conversation with Aas Mohammad, a street flute seller in the city. Aas shares with us a few nuggets of wisdom and his outlook on life.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Meaning of Life

Pundit Manohar Prasad on meaning of life and meaningful living.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Guru and Enlightenment

Pundit Manohar Prasad Bhat talks about guru, enlightenment and the knowledge of Vedas.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Karma and Its Effects

In Episode 2 Part 1, Pundit Manohar Prasad Bhat talks about Karma and its effect.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Cultural Impact

In Part 2 of the episode, Mr Lohini talks about his experience as a student, as a teacher, as a college principal and the situation today.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

1947 Independence

Mr Lohini talks about a vivid memory of one particular instance immediately after the 1947 Independence.