Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday Night Poetry Slam

Just when i thought our entire class was totally incapable of co-existing within the same vicinity and have fun at the same time, was i hit by a big yellow bus of happy realisation.
Monday Night Slam, a poetry open mic event, created and organized by the Bombay Elektrik Project, invited all students of KC to perform and hit the mic stands.
At first i was seriously weary about going up and performing my limericks, because theyre known for being outrageous, slanderous and tipping on the edge of absolute perversion.
Sultan and Avi came over to my place before we headed to Cafe Goa, and pretty much forced me into reading out my stuff, and im glad i did! My nonsense limericks were so well accepted by the audience and even my classmates that left me feeling proud and built this fuzzy feeling of lowe for the world, which i previously replaced with my cynical view of life.
Anyway, everyone came up there, read thier poems, some funny, some deep, some life changing, and some were plain absurd. Props to out creative writing teacher Naina, who initiated the whole thing.
Did i just call her teacher? Im sorry we're in University now its high time we cut the ma'ams/miss'/teachers and replaced them well a well deserved "Professor". So yes, Professor Naina did a great job of getting our hidden talent out.
Im definately going to be visiting Monday Night Slam sessions again, with some more ridiculous Limericks, inspired by my idol - Edward Lear.
On that note, id like to end with a limerick that pays tribute to Pink Floyd, the greatest band to have graced us with thier music....

There once was a boy from Cancun
Who swallowed a helium baloon
He exclaimed in dismay
as he floated away
Ill see you on the dark side of the moon.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Out Of The Blue.

Nothing Particularly inspiring or life changing to blog about today.
Happy independance day everyone.
So, these are the links to the food reviews i had to go for while working with Gulf News in Dubai.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The answer is blowing in the wind.

Thats right, Bob Dylan indeed.
So, i went to Blue Frog the other night to catch Lou Majaw paying tribute to the legendary artist.
I was just totally stunned and ridiculously amazed at the sheer energy level of the entire band and the beauty with which Majaw took classic Dylan numbers and mashed them up adding his own zing to it > Brilliance Understated!
So, for those of you who dont know who Lou Majaw is, i was recently introduced to him by a friend who is also a huge Bob Dylan fan, as am I, and Lou happens to be the greatest fan of Dylan to ever step the Earth, he hails from Shilong btw, and invited the entire audience to come celebrate Dylans birthday in Shilong, the condotion of course, was that "youd have to be a Dylan fan and bring your tent, toxity would be welcomed and so would a doobie or two".
Kudos to Lou and his band, double Kudos to Bluefrog for keeping the music scene alive and kicking within Mumbai.