Op-Ed articles

Pursuing A Career In Bollywood: Yes Or No?

Ritam Bhatnagar is the founder director of Freeway Entertainment Company, a production company that produces national and regional feature films. Ritam is also the Director of India Film Project, and is Youth Connect’s newest Op-Ed columnist. At Youth Connect, Ritam will opine about Bollywood, and the entertainment industry, and he will bring to you, dear

Finding Your Own Everest

“Did you ask the permission of the mountain to climb on it?” was the question posed to me by Col. Premchand, who trains aspiring youngsters climb mountain-peaks, 29 years ago during one of the adventure training sessions.  What rubbish, asking for the mountain’s permission? That was the response writ large on my face, a typical

Hard Work And Determination = Success

I call this the “fire in the belly” mode. A well-known pizza outlet has this famous line – “Hungry kya?” Are you hungry enough? Do you really want to win? Winning the battle mentally, leads to a win on the field. Winning it in your dreams and then waking up to execute that victory comes

“The Pancha-Bhoota”: Then And Now

Concepts like environment protection, ecology and conservation are not at all new. They have become as old as the Vedas and the Puranas. Indian religions, customs and culture have played a significant role in propagating the theory of Ahimsa – the importance of preserving the plant and animal life around us – and the absolute

Lightning Review: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein

What happens when a rich, self-centric, lazy, and irresponsible brat meets a typical middle-class girl, who works with an NGO and always thinks about the prosperity of people? Yes! It turns into a love story. After seeing Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan perform crazy-well in Ek Mein Aur Ek Tu, we all expected a lot from