Monday, December 12, 2005

Bangalore Habba

Had been to Bangalore Habba yesterday (11.12.05). The annual weeklong cultural festival of unparalleled scale that brings together the finest and the most popular artistes together for India’s first ever city festival. It was fun to be there. The weather was excellent and the crowd was rocking. There was one technology exibition i missed yesterday, but no regrets. The event was as follows

Kannan Balakrishnan- Carnatic Music and Percussion Ensemble, Bollywood Nite- Yana Gupta, Shaan, Alka Yagnik, Fashion Show by Vikram Phadnis

In btwn, Eagerly waiting for Vasantahabba 2006 which usually happens in Feb every year. Vasantahabba has come to be known as the Woodstock of Indian classical dance and music.So, I would say there is no hype about Vasantahabba. It is as truthful an experience as it can be. I can only suggest to you people to NOT miss out this GREAT festival.

2 comments:

Praveen said...

It is a pity that I keep missing out on these festivals!! It indeed seems like a lot of fun and entertainment, all served on a platter in a single place!
On the flip side of it, there has been quite a disappointment at the negligence of kannada in Bangalore Habba. What's your take on this one?

Chandan said...

You are right there. More emphasis has to be given to Kannada and Karnataka's culture.