India in 5 minutes

Catch the spirit of India in this short film and get a glimpse of the many wonders that India has to offer. From the Himalayan ranges in the North to the oceans in the South. From the deserts in the West to the rain forests of the East. Experience the many worlds that make up India.

INDIA

Simple to explain.
Difficult to understand.

Quick to amaze.
Slow to absorb.

Impossible to predict.
Certain to enchant.

Always full of adventure.
Never short of warmth.

INDIA
Easy to love.
Hard to forget.

India

This film ‘India Unravelled’ was made possible through a documentary film fellowship by PSBT. Visit them at http://www.psbt.org

Favourites

Here’s a list of 10 of my personal favourite destinations in India (in no particular order).

Ladakh
Spiti
Arunachal
Sikkim
Jodhpur
Rann of Kutch
Mumbai
Hampi
Andaman Islands
Kerala

Write your favourite place in India in the comment box below and I’ll try to create a film on the most popular choice. Feel free to share, screen, embed this film.

kerala

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Varanasi – Time Loops

The flow of time is a great illusion. Sometimes it moves fast, sometimes it slows down. It can make you feel alive or it can make you feel half dead. But in Varanasi, one can see this illusion clearly. For in Varanasi, time stops.

Final-Cow

Given below are a series of time loops that try to capture the essence of life in Varanasi. They depict the illusion of being stuck in a time loop. For some people time does not move in a straight line, it flows in circles. Life may appear to move forward but if one observes closely, one can see it repeating itself in patterns. Check out the time loops below and see if the illusion is also present in your life.

ILLUSIONS

What is, isn’t
What isn’t, is
Varanasi-Bathing-MS

What was, will be
What is, won’t
Varanasi-Student

What flows, stays
What stays, fades
3-Final-Bathing-LS

What’s loved, is suffered
What’s suffered, is unloved
Varanasi-Fan

What’s gained, is lost
What’s lost, is missed
Varanasi-Wrestler

What destroys, creates
What’s created, is destroyed
Varanasi-Umbrella

What lives, dies
What dies, transforms
7-Final-Burning

What transforms, is truth
What separates, is illusion
Varanasi-Arti

What moves, is mind
What passes, is time
Varanasi-Old-man

What is, isn’t
What isn’t, is
Varanasi-Meditation

END NOTE: The wise people of Varanasi know that life is ruled by a simple principle- Everything Flows. The river flows. People come and go. Fortunes  and governments change. The sun, moon, seasons are all part of the flow. When one becomes aware of the flow, one can be free of illusions. I hope these words and time loops have helped you flow through Varanasi. Keep flowing.
Varnasi-Ganges

Valley of Clouds

Valley of Clouds shown in this film is a beautiful valley situated in the Himalayas. In the mornings, the valley gets filled up with a sea of clouds. The clouds cover the forest, mountains and villages in a blanket of white. It’s a beautiful symphony orchestrated by nature. For more fables visit: http://www.elfproject.org/fables

Credits:
Valley of CloudsFilm by: Nitin Das
Special Thanks: Gurpal Singh for organizing the M.A.F.I.A. gathering at www.himalayanvillage.com
Ashish Arora, Deepa Pathak for hosting us:

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