Wednesday 28 January 2015

Lakshman Sagar has been featured in UK – The Independent

As with my initial egress from Delhi airport, arriving at Lakshman Sagar was quite an encounter. Where had the noise gone? Perhaps the journey there should have offered a clue. The motorway from Jodhpur had become increasingly bereft of motors, replaced at one point only by a 100-strong herd of water buffalo heading in the direction of would-be oncoming traffic. After a hectic tour of Rajasthan's bustling cities and sacred sites, the tempo was definitely beginning to slow down.

Given that almost two-thirds of Indians live in villages, it's anomalous that most tourists in Rajasthan stick to the city circuit: Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Pushkar ... colours, cacophony, hustle and bustle.

In Jodhpur, the one-man travel agents advertise "village safaris" alongside the standard camel and tiger varieties. Yet even this is a well-trodden route for off-the-beaten-track tourists wanting a glimpse of rural Rajasthan – the road to Pali offers a flavour of local traditions, but in a stage-managed fashion of look, snap, lunch, return.Read more

Monday 26 January 2015

"Unplugged Wednesdays" featuring Teesta Galway at Lodi - The Garden Restaurant

Teesta Galway is self taught singer and guitar player who claims to have a thousand gurus. Her music is influenced a lot by the likes of Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and draws a lot of inspiration from the vocal style of Tina Turner. Primarily a folk and blue-grass artist, Teesta is mostly seen performing solo sets, but is an equally at ease playing as a duo or with a band.

Teesta's music is about what she grew up with and of what she is still growing up with. She writes about the people she meets and places she dreams of travelling. To her music is simple, mostly acoustic something a common man on the streets will understand Teesta's music is raw and threadbare.

Venue: Lodi - The Garden Restaurant
Date – January 28, 2015 (Wednesday)
Time – 8:30 pm onwards
Address: Lodi – The Garden Restaurant, Lodhi Road, Opposite Mausam Bhawan, New Delhi – 110003
For Reservation Call : 9818743232