If you live in Mumbai, there is every reason to go to Nasik in February. The weather is pleasant and the ride, smooth. It’s only a 3 hour drive by road on a smart, new highway. Then of course there’s all that wine, women and music. We were there on invitation from Sunila Duggal who is the chief marketing lady with Sula Wines and her husband Bobby Duggal who had curated the show. I had plenty of reasons to be trigger happy especially with that fluorescent green band on my wrist that separated me from the herds of guests, fans and party animals in the crowd. These are just a few selections from my log book that fit this theme. For more pictures of the performers do visit: http://shabnamsirur.photoshelter.com/
- #1. For a healthy dose of Vitamin D
#2. To abandon your shoes and feel the moist grass tickle your feet.
#3. Get together with old friends, dont worry, you dont have to talk, theres all that music to keep the conversation from getting staid.
#4. Picnic without the trouble of packing a hamper, plenty of food to gorge on during a break.
#5. Take an afternoon siesta on the grass while the musicians get their act together.
#6. Rediscover love over a glass of Shiraz
#7. Discover new talent that calls itself “Tough On tobacco”. Too bad, coz I was missing my pack that day.
#8. To watch some serious jugalbandi thats “Simply relevant”
#9. To get into a trance, unaided
#10. For some serious eye candy
#11. To show the world your wild side
#12. By enthralling yourself and demonstrating your appreciation
#13. To let down your freshly tinted tresses
#14. An opportunity to wear your 5th Birthday party presents once again.
#15. To show off your washboard tummy to the world at large. Youve earned it after all!
#16. Practice your photography skills or simply pose with your camera to look like a pro.
#17. To discover the musical talents of Monica Dogra who is a vocalist first and then actress.
#18. To watch some serious Pyrotechnics at work at high decibel levels.
#19. To marvel at the seamless blend of technology, music and stagecraft. World class as Rajiv Samant says!
#20. To surprise yourself by applauding the brave & burlesque lavani dancers
#21. To get lost in a crowd of frenzied Pentagram fans. I need a voice now, i need a…
#22. To be in a blissful daze by midnight
#23. For a never-ending stream of wine, as long as you have some coupons left, and the ability to see straight.
#24. To watch the stage chemistry between Monica & Gaurav or is it Tapan of Midival Punditz
#25. To get up close to the innovating, jamming and remixing skills of the Midival Punditz.