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April 29th, 2012

Discovering the Sufi Gospel Project

Last night I made a discovery that clearly everyone else in Delhi made ages ago.

The Sufi Gospel Project.

I went with Bibzoo and Gita to a concert performed by this group in the new-ish Gurgaon Biodiversity Park – and what a place this park is, by the way, with a lovely little outdoor amphi-theatre. That’s where the concert was held, and a prettier setting you would be hard pushed to find – a backdrop of a large, rough-hewn wall, with kikar trees on the top.

One of my friends, Anjali Singh, was very involved in this series of concerts […]

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May 28th, 2010

The Betelnut Killers

On Wednesday evening I went to the launch of a book that started life as a screenplay, and will very soon be turned back into a screenplay, when it is made into a film. Exciting stuff.

My friend Anita Vasudeva invited me along to the launch, because the author, Manisha Lakhe, is a good friend and they both are part of a very successful online writing forum.

Manisha was very funny, quite irreverent (how did you know that no-one involved in the making of “Kites” wasn’t in the audience, Manisha ?) and is clearly heading for fame and glory when […]

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May 25th, 2010

The mystery of the missing servant

I have just finished reading an absolutely charming detective novel set here in Delhi. It’s called “The mystery of the missing servant” by Tarquin Hall. It is a fun read, especially for we dilliwalas, as there is loads of local colour and language, and the whole effect is quite delightful.

Am looking forward to reading the next in the Vish Puri series.

April 27th, 2010

Hair !

Anjulie, Abhimanyu and your blogger at large went to see an open air performance of “Hair” at the Garden of the Five Senses last night, and good fun it was, too.

Gita and Shoki Bhatia were there, as were Emma, Andrew and Rebecca Horne.

The show was fun, though the acting was a tad stilted and the sound system let the actors down badly in the second half of the show.

I had forgotten just how good the music is, and was dying to stand up and dance and show my age, but :

(a) we were sitting […]

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