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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

CASTING - Ponzi Scheme

Meet Hitendra Sampat, co-founder of HR Talent management (https://www.facebook.com/HRTMA/). Upon contact he would ask for a registration fee of INR 3750 and would promise you the world. However, upon registration he would then ask for a deposit of INR 10000 and abscond. Here is one of the mails -
Date: December 02, 2017
Dear Aneerudh
We are pleased to offer you, Aneerudh, work for a period of 7 days from December, 15, 2017 to December, 21, 2017 in Bangalore, Ooty and Allepy.
The Advertisement project is a TVC for a lifestyle brand, Westend Store.
The Location of the shoot is Bengalaru, Ooty, and Allepy.
For this TVC, you will be on a wage of Rs. 45,000.00 per shift per day on accepting this offer.
Please send us copies of.
1. 2 Photographs
2. Proof of identity (Documents like copy of the Passport, Election Identity Card, and Permanent Account Number (PAN) card, etc. would be sufficient for the purpose of establishing their identity)
3. Proof of address (Documents like copy of your Passport, Resident Card....etc.)
4. We will also require your bank account details for your payment to be made out to you.
You will be eligible to bring along with yourself 2 assistants who will be paid Rs. 6000.00 per day each by us.
You will also be required to provide for your assistants and accompanying people, if any, the under documents:
1. 2 Photographs
2. Proof of identity (Documents like copy of the Passport, Election Identity Card, and Permanent Account Number (PAN) card, etc. would be sufficient for the purpose of establishing their identity)
3. Proof of address (Documents like copy of the Passport, Resident Card....etc.
Should you choose not to bring assistants with you, an amount @ Rs. 12000.00 per day will be increased to your remuneration.
For the entire term of shoot, you and your assistants will ONLY be eligible for transport, lodging and boarding by us.
Should you be required to travel out of your hometown, you will be eligible to be accompanied by two adults as part of your entourage.
You will be required to pay a deposit amount of Rs. 10,000/- for yourself and each assistant on accepting this Agreement.
This amount will be refunded at the end of the shoot in case you or your assistants do not incur additional charges at the locations of shoot.
For your entire term of shoot, you and your assistants will ONLY be eligible for transport, lodging and boarding by us.
During the course of your stay at the hotel provided by us, besides your stay and food, no other expenses will be bourne by us. Should you or your assistants incur any additional expenses, we will deduct it from the deposit amount with us.
You will be paid your remuneration amount as under:
1. An advance @30% of the total remuneration on confirmation on accepting this contract mail, registering with our agency and completing formalities.
2. An amount @30% of the total remuneration on 1st. day of shoot.
3. An amount @20% of the total remuneration on 2nd.day of shoot.
4.An amount @20% of the total remuneration on final day of shoot.
We will also refund the travel expenses (if any) bourne for any negotiations or shoot, within a week of you raising an invoice for the same.
Kindly return a copy of the letter attached to this mail duly signed and accepted by yourself and complete the formalities latest by December 03, 2017 to enable us to proceed further.
Looking forward to working in a positive way with you and welcome to H. R. Talent Management.
Regards
Hitendra Sampat
Co Founder
Team H. R. Talent Management
There is only one word for this act - a ponzi scheme applied to the casting industry. Be wary as such instances only demoralize new artists entering the industry or worse what gives film-making a bad name. Share this post or alert anyone who might consider H R TALENT MANAGEMENT. Oh, and when I mentioned that I would post this on facebook and social media; he threatened me that upon doing so there would be "consequences".

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Have you lost your wits already?

When you have skulked under the moon
laughing for a while, then crying,
and before you know; you're drowning in both,
and you want to fight it
but also give in.

Have you reached that point already?
When there is no looking back.
Knowing you won't forgive yourself,
that easily.
Yet you'll be there. Just like me. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Who are you?

I was. Till I ceased to be.
I'm nothing more than the memories
that haunt me.
Flesh sunken to the very bone,
Hopeless clinging on to what
remains of this mortal coil, unhinged
Perhaps in longing itself, a world lost a life
I'm no more a star studded, moon lit night
But the pitch black that threatens to consume
those that stray.
I did once.
Content in knowing that indeed you cannot escape
the demons you're forever running from,
But slay them, and if you prey on one too many.
You are only to be one,
For another to feast.

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 Apologies. I'll finish it tomorrow. Sleeplessness is taking its toll... 

Dread

You took over my mind,
And I couldn't bear it,
Dancing on the edge of sanity,
In drink, I thought I could 
Drown you.

You were in my heart,
But I couldn't tear you out,
A bit of steel tearing flesh,
I thought I could bleed 
You out.

Yet you tore into my soul,
And I couldn't claim it back
Now I wake waiting the dark, 
Hoping a slow halt to take
Me now.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvEWSpfY4ac

Monday, September 7, 2015

I'm a drunk, its the only time I can stand it all...

You have to be always drunk. That's all there is to it--it's the
only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks
your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually
drunk.
But on what?Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish. But be
drunk.
And if sometimes, on the steps of a palace or the green grass of
a ditch, in the mournful solitude of your room, you wake again,
drunkenness already diminishing or gone, ask the wind, the wave,
the star, the bird, the clock, everything that is flying, everything
that is groaning, everything that is rolling, everything that is
singing, everything that is speaking. . .ask what time it is and
wind, wave, star, bird, clock will answer you:"It is time to be
drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of time, be drunk, be
continually drunk! On wine, on poetry or on virtue as you wish."