Thursday, February 21, 2013

Management in Treatment and Treatment in Management

Shafa has always believed in spanning the gap between the inner and the outer world. People outside have always been curious about what is happening inside Shafa and people inside have not seen what’s happening outside. In the process of encouraging both the ends to meet and looking at the later transition of residents into the society, Shafa keeps on inviting  outside resource people to come, speak, experience and share things amongst the residents of Shafa. Hence, this becomes a two way process where both the facilitator and the residents are exposed to a new world of learning.  

This time it was it was Ms. Ankita Prabhakar, Asst. Prof., JIMS, Rohini, New Delhi. A management guru, Ankita spoke on Management, the various levels and the process of Management. She told everybody how they should plan, organize, lead and control their day.

The session became even more interesting when Ranjan Ji engaged the residents into connecting as to how management is a part of treatment and how they had proved to be bad managers of themselves during their addiction. The residents got to know that management is not just a jargon of the corporate world but is a part of their daily lives. They got to know how treatment is divided in to various management levels and how in treatment they learn to plan, organize, lead and control everything and do everything that a real manager does in the outside world.

Friday, February 8, 2013

In the Making!!

At one point I never thought it would be possible to come this far with the kind of cold, fog and heavy rains that welcomed us on the first day of shoot at Kotdwar ... Today, as we are on the verge of completing the movie, it gives me a feeling of contentment and pride. Just in the next couple of days I would be a part of the Shafa history, not only as a recovering addict but as a core member of the production of the movie and as a part of the new generation that is taking Shafa to the next level of media and world wide social networking. “NEVER GIVE UP” or “I CAN’T, WE CAN” is the question about the title of the movie. Our last movie was titled “IT IS ALL ABOUT CHANGE”……. What could it be this time?????????  

“NEVER EVER GIVE UP!!!” On October 29, 1941, U.K. Prime Minister, Winston Churchill visited Harrow School to hear the traditional songs he had sung there as a youth, as well as to speak to the students. When he was invited to give a speech, Churchill stood before the students and said, “Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, give up. Never give up. Never give up. Never give up." Maybe our film name can be 'Never give up' said Kishore Ji, the director of the movie.  

Ranjan Ji was neutral to both the names saying "I CAN’T WE CAN” does not say “YOU CAN’T AND WE CAN”. It only means that as an individual, he can't but as a group we can. Also the movie opens with the residents saying “I CAN’T, WE CAN”.

Let me take your leave on this note as there are too many things on my mind. What would be the poster?? What would be the title?? Where would it be placed?? Who all to give credits to?? What all to edit??