Life Simplified

The wind spread across the coast
Said few words,
In it’s silence.
No matter how complicated life is,
Just follow me.

The sands
Could make it simple and sweet
Be it the confusions of life
Or relationships
It is needed, the believe & trust
to keep it running
to make it loving.

Have bath at my courtyard
Let me wash your stress
Let me clean you
From sorrows and agony.

From the Horizon
A voice came
You are beautiful.
From heart and from soul
You are beautiful.

Focusing on things
That are beautiful and pleasant
Are the best moments & best captures
are not by the lens, but with the eyes.

_MG_8780 - CopyObjects in the mirror (with love)
Are Prettier than they appear.

Just a little step ahead
Be the person you want to be.
Change the things you want to
Chase the target you dreamt of
I am with you.

It was never the wind,made me fly.
It was always me, myself
Who wished to be a bird

Being cage free, To fly high… higher… highest

Look at the eyes of the machine.
Which has an eye,
To make you believe,
what you saw.
But I suggest
Be the eye, Be the vision

Walk against the flow,
It will make you or break yo
But you will win
Because you tried

Beauty lies in the eyes of
BEHOLDER. Then i see you.

Moments I miss the most,
Are not gonna come again.
But memories…
Can you wipe them out.
Thousand images
and reflections
of your presence.
I see you,
through the eyes of my heart
through the lens of those memoirs.






Into the Blue

The clouds and flowing against the wind
The irritating sounds of the diesel engine
The cotravellers and their highness
I was sailing consciously with subconscious mind
I felt indifferent with the little tides
Striking along the boat and giving me Goosebumps


It roared, the thunder peeped out
The empty bottle of tuborg and kingfisher
Looking at different shades of sunglasses
I thought if i could read the minds
If I could read the hearts
I was sailing with imagination with full of romanticism

Those tall piles of Jhau trees safforning the shore
Those dark blue curves of the water
Those faded black clouds
And white shining sands
I heard someone is calling me
I followed the voice. Into the horizon

She was blushing
May be in love, may be being high
Could see the eye lashes moving ups and downs
It was going to to be dark soon
I see her smiling again
I see her blushing again


It was chilled..
Better than the beer
Sweeter than the sunset
It was the hope
Being loved being adored
I was blushing I was smiling

I loved the presence of the moment cherished for
Looking at different layers of the cloud
Bluish black and darkish blue skies
Few drop of rains
I wanted to dissolve in the waves
To sail and to enjoy the independence

The unclear foot steps on the sand
Made me realise and convinced my conscience
Life and nature are just realisation
One you live it and one you feel it
You just need to sail yourself being calm, being content

Took a deep breathe
Started realising the difficulty of the narrow path
I choosen knowing its gonna blow up
My fate and my future
My efforts and my intentions
I want to fly high… I want to sail into deep
I want to dissolve with the nature.



Dreaming With Sand

” The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”

~Pablo Picasso

An artist; may be a film star, a painter, a sculpture or musician, he is always very possessive for his creation and keeping it preserved. Artist may die but the art remains forever. Playing with the susceptible sand and bringing out some sparkly creation which the whole universe accolades is something one can rarely dream of.

I remember few years back when i was in IIMC as a journalism student, once i had got a chance to see him creating something spectacular live and had interviewed him for our in-house publication. I asked him a very particular question and his answer simply made me speech less. To my question that “Playing with the wind-swept is something that your creation doesn’t lasts long and get washed away, whether it’s disappointing or demotivating ” his answer was very promising. He said, after every creation being washed away he gets inspiration for a new. Though he keeps the photograph of every work but the very next work gives him equal pleasure and belongingness.

He is the man of Sand from the holy city Puri, who had the daring of dreaming with the sand. The recent docufiction released and made by Bhubaneswar based young promising film maker Raj Sampad has shown a different story altogether. Yes, Padma Shri Sudarsan Pattnaik, the sand artist of International repute, dared to dream of something which is multi hued and uncertain in nature.

Raj Sampad and Sudarsan Patnaik during the shoot in Puri Beach

Raj Sampad and Sudarsan Patnaik during the shoot in Puri Beach, Photograph by : Soumya Mahapatra

Not having basic amenities for better education and to explore the creativity inside him made his path to create something with the sands which was abundant at the sea-shore which was ultimately his playground during his childhood. The shot film of 9:31 second has recited the every pain he has gone through on his way to become world-famous. Starting from working as a domestic worker to own a beetle shop for living, his sufferings and dedication thereafter has been very positively reflected in the movie “Dreaming with the Sand”.

The whirling life cycle of Sudarshan has been inspiring and the docufiction has beautifully captured the same. Like the pliable sands Sudarshan’s gritty dedication has now being carved as one of the ace sand artist of the world which has made our country proud.

Sudarshan has narrated his own story in the film and the film is being shot on the golden sands of Puri with 2 more actors who have acted as Sudarshan as a child and as a young guy. Both the actors other than Sudarshan have done justice to the docufiction and the cinematography of Raj Sampad is spell-bound which has captured the real mood of the artist and the story looks live.


Incendiary Films presents a docufiction based on the true story of the most well-known sand artist from India, Padma Shri Sudarsan Pattnaik. From being in a rough financial predicament where young Sudarsan’s schooling was clipped to being one of the most influential sand artists on the planet.

Directed by: Raj Sampad
Narration: Sudarsan Pattnaik
SFX/Audio Engineers: Arnav Pati & Bivash Rath
Still Photographer: Soumya Mohapatra…