Sunday, October 12, 2008

Domingo is not a pizza !!

Ok. Here goes. I watched the historic concert not under the stars but a steady drizzle that ruined my Gustav Klimpt-inspired saree and made my hair frizz up. But hey.... did I care?? Naah. I was transported, uplifted, inspired ... and more! As were countless other, equally enthusiastic Mumbaikars, who sat through two magical hours of divine music, thanking their stars for the privilege of being present on such a special occasion. Our seats were less than five feet away from the stage, so it was easy to make eye contact with Domingo and Zubin..... flirt a little.... and mouth Bravo! Bravo! after each aria and duet. Opera buffs may have been a little disappointed by the eclectic selection that went from Tosca to Puccini, Strauss to Souza, but imagine the unadulterated pleasure of listening to Domingo sing a soaring version of Granada! It was a grand evening, starting with the Rolex Hospitality marquee serving pre-concert champagne, followed by a stylish buffet in a tastefully dressed Crystal Room of the Taj. I managed to get Domingo's autograph across Anushka Shanker's face!! Just kidding. He signed the Rolex brochure on the page featuring her ( along with Domingo, Shanker is also a Rolex brand ambassador). Chef Oberoi was in attendance...I mentioned the green apple sorbet and Kiran's proposed improvisations!! By then I had downed three flutes of bubbly and was ready to dance the can can.Enough said...
Zubin enchanted the crowd with his energetic baton , weaving a spell.... and I giggled at the memory of his last concert in Mumbai, during which his fanatical Parsee following had referred to the baton as " Zubin no dando". No more from me.... read my lips...
I leave for Paris and Deauville tomorrow night to attend a power packed women's forum... the Davos for ladies, as a part of the official India Delegation. Wish me luck. It is sounding very exciting, with a visits to the Elysee, assorted lunches, galas, cocktails and dinners, including a swish Cartier soiree dedicated to India!! Tres charmant... watch this space... but after a week, my lovelies. The laptop stays home. Au revoir !

13 comments:

HOBO said...

GoodLuck.
Have a nice journey...
enjoy !
:)

Anonymous said...

Zubin No Dando...HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Are you attending the "Womens Forum Global Meeting" in Deauville?Good luck and have a lovely and productive time. Make a few waves for what is important for women, our progress and to ensure better lives for all in the coming years. Come back and tell us all that went on... gossip, fun and resolutions. Do tell us which speakers impressed and what they said.

Travel safe.

Another Kiran in NYC

PS... my apple sorbet came out pretty good, but a bit too tart. Back to the drawing board and another attempt!

PPS... anyone else try? Anjani si Ladki... my partner in culinary crimes? Kiddan?

sukku said...

Good luck on your trip and don't forget to have fun.

onKIA said...

M'am 'De,

All the Best. And I hope the Maharashtra Government with the new proposed Live In Realtionship amendment has really empowered women...If Yes you have a point to make at the Women's forum. Do India Proud!!

Vinod Agarwal - Empower women to empower Indian society!!

Double Seven said...

Paris sounds to me spend-thrifts-on-shopping on steroids!! hehe...

Enjoy Madame!

Ciao.
--
77

N.B.: Kiran you write well ya! are you also an author/ writer/ blogger/ world traveller; in a nutshell, a shaukeen avant-garde like De? hehe...

Scrawler said...
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Scrawler said...

Best Of Luck! :)

Rohit Mishra said...

put in a rss feed link. will make it much more easier to follow your blog.

memsaab said...

Oooh! Can we have a picture of the Gustav Klimt-inspired saree?? Sounds beautiful!

ek-ladki-anjaani-si said...

Sorry Kiran...Only working on Green... No Sorbet, just relying on what mom and hubby will whip up these days! I eat without complain. And, looking forward to week of Thanksgiving in Maimi!

Google Lincoln Park Hospital Chicago in the Google News... I have been busy as hell with moving the office and setting up the new infrastructure to make the transition easier. Each crisis is an oppurtunity!

Pinku said...
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haritha said...

njoy!!!!!!!!!

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