After 19 years in lifestyle and trade journalism in Dubai, I decided to explore the world of story telling through film. The short film course at SAE Dubai gave me some great initial insights and the first break as part of Reshel Shah’s documentary crew. I am big on documentaries on history though I confess to have watched almost all of Micheal Moore’s documentaries – agree or not, they always make for a compelling watch.
While I eat South Indian traditional fare in my home in Dubai, the chicken biryani in my college in Mumbai introduced me to an array of non-vegetarian food.
After the momentous seven days in Mumbai getting to know Hijras, I have one word – respect. I can’t seem to refer to them anymore as this faceless group of marginalized people. For me they are Sneha, Dolly, Manisha, Urmi…can’t wait to return in October.