Hello πŸ‘‹

(This is how I portray myself)

I am Sumeru. I was born in 1987. I'm a filmmaker and musician based in Mumbai.

I am a trained sculptor (Bachelor of Fine Arts). I never pursued it beyond college. I took a liking to acting during college. I was part of some really bad Kannada daily soaps (barring 1-2) and some really good plays. So, I started off as an actor.

I was drawn to writing-direction while acting, so I pursued a post-graduation in film-video communication (Master of Design); and became a filmmaker. I made some documentaries, assisted on ads and made corporate films. Things took off well, but the work felt very unsatisfactory. I learnt that money was a terrible motivator for me, even if the allure for it existed.

Through everything, music persisted. I sing alright and can play some chords on the piano. Music is my first love. I want to keep calling myself a musician for as long as I can.

In 2019, I left a city that I was done with, took up no projects and did nothing for a while; I wanted to be intentional with what I was doing. And then... the pandemic hit.

  • I have since started this websiteβ€”my blog. I write personal essays here. Start by reading this or one of these.
  • I started a weekly newsletter in Jan 2021 called Sunday Slant. I describe it as weekly musings and other nonsense with interesting links. . I have a lot of fun writing it. I urge you to read/subscribe (it's free).
  • I started my YouTube channel where I upload songs often. I have actively been mulling over the idea of starting a vlog.

I am yet to figure out how I am going to make money doing all this. For now, I'm enjoying the shit out of it.


I'm on Twitter and Instagram. The best way to reach me is via email. If you've come this far, you should send me a mail.πŸ™‚ (Just say 'hi'!)

tl;dr β€” I'm a coNtenT crEAtoR

(This is who I really am)