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Some time ago, the Hindutan Times had carried a story, Bubble Trouble, on how the great Indian Soap Factory works. For all of you who are interetsed in writing for television, or are even remotely curious about it, do check it out.

The story gives various POVs – the channel’s, the producer’s, the writer’s. For the latter bit, they contacted me for my inputs, which in itself is reason enough to read it. Kidding. 🙂

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No time for a long post today as I am off to two meetings shortly. The first one is to discuss the money and the creatives (in that order) for a new detective show and the second one is to discuss the money and the creatives (again in that order).

I don’t know why I’m going to these meetings. God knows I don’t have the time to take on a new show.

If my creative director on my current show read this she would have an apoplexy. After killing me, of course. M, if you’re reading this, remember that I love you. More importantly, remember that you love me.

Actually I do know why I’m going to these meetings. And that’s because the respective creative directors guilt-tripped me heavily. Did you know creative directors are more proficient at guilt-tripping than the ’60s celluloid mother?

As if all entreaties of, “I was there for you at such and such time…you have to help me,” weren’t enough, they threw in promises of untold riches as the final clincher. Now I’ve heard all this before and asked them to talk figures, just in case a difference of opinion about what constituted riches between us.

But the fish had been hooked and they prepared to reel the catch in. “Come to the meeting,” they said enticingly.

Sigh! I prepare to go for my meetings.

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