Aug 042005

… and let the world go by!
The morning started with a 2.45 am call from Shirish. I had SMSed him around 11.45 p.m to call me if he was awake. He received the SMS at 2.45 and called me promptly. Both of us are on the orange network. So when Orange tells you that where ever you are, your network follows – it doesn’t tell you that it follows you 3 hours later! When the phone rang at 2.45, the sense of disorientation was quite something. I can see why the KGB or the Nazis arrested people in the wee hours of the morning. I honestly thought that someone was dead! It took me well over an hour to get back to normalcy and sleep.

Back to normal waking time, I had a meeting in town with the show producers – all the way to Parel – on contractual issues. Reading a contract or drafting one on the best of days gives me a migrane. And today was not the best of days. All the save arse clauses all sides try to put into a contract somehow destroys the goodwill, camaraderie and understanding that one has built in the course of a professional relationship. Everything becomes clinical. But, it is one of those things that we all have to get into. It will truly be a great day when we can dispense with paperwork and work on trust. But, that will be living in cloud cuckooland.
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