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Green Screen Lab: Diary 9

By Mohinder Singh • Published on August 21, 2012

It started on the day of Janamashtmi, the day Krishna was born. My story is set on the land of Lord Jagannath. I wonder did he call me here (Green Screen Lab), so I can tell his story the way he wants? Am I telling the story or did he choose me to tell his story? Am I writing the story or is the story writing itself?

I came here expecting little. I have never attended a workshop before for I don’t believe that a story can be manufactured. I thought may be I will get a chance to meet new people. I knew no one. Now, I know few of them.

Day 0: My roommate Mr. Ramachandran makes a comment on the story and that sets me thinking. A layer is already added to the story.

Day 1: There’s opening ceremony, felicitations and lots of stories are heard. Seventy five per cent are just ideas waiting to grow on their own. All they need is your mind’s space and acceptance. You have to let them grow. And remember, the story will tell itself. But nothing happens. Or nothing seems to happen.

Day 2: I wake up and my story has completely changed itself, presenting possibilities that can actually make it happen. I am excited. I am overwhelmed. Yesterday, I didn’t write the whole day. Today I am eager to write and I want to write the story first. It’s a journey backwards. I think now I have the script.

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