It’s been more than a month.Since I have written a blog and the travel & work has been one of the reasons.
Having heard so much about the place and the Coffee Planation,Coorg was on my list. The journey was long and tiring ,But a very serene scenic place for the weekend. A four hour drive from Mangalore airport through the hills and no network connection throughout is very exhausting and challenging for the ones who have been constantly connected. Once you reach Coorg and walk in to the hotel. You are totally walking in the woods and it’s one of the most amazing experience. The walks through the trees overlooking greenery from the balcony is one of the most blissful experience which you wouldn’t haven’t experienced for a long time. The Walks are like treks every day, You are forced to exercise and love the healthy routine you should follow. The only sightseeing’s are the views which are like going through the sand dune safaris. And you are going through a rocky ride here.The corgi cuisine is very typical of the south Indian food and tasty enough to miss your diet and have a cheat day everyday.
Bryan Adams:The Ultimate Tour 2018 last night was my 1st ever concert With this big magnitude ever attended in my life.
Bryan Adams as a personality had some super energy and a great sense of humour.
The complete production -The synchronisation of the video to his performance was conceptualised interestingly.
The in between act of singing songs randomly to get the audience attention.
The performances on the guitar by the man himself was like something never seen before.
The humming of songs of his greatest hits by the audience was a great vibe to witness.
The Band member was in-tune with Bryan Adams and occasionally outperformed Bryan.The weather was so humid,the sweat was dripping through the ninety minute he performed. Traffic to reach the venue was crazy enough to cover 1 km distance in 90 minutes…It took longer to reach the venue then the duration of the artist performance.
Being his 5th Tour in India so far.There is hardly any doubt that India isn’t his favourite country to perform.
1994 was the first time ever Bryan Adams came to India,Mumbai and performed.
And sharing anecdotes of his first visit to the fifth one last night.
It’s been 24 years since then and he has already performed 4 more times here. May be it’s the classical and hits of mid 90s and early 00s that keep our audience in India hungry and asking for more.
1.Keith Scott Adam’s guitarist has been with him since 1979 -that’s 40 years since they have been together.
2.Summer of 69 passes as a Hindi song in India.
3.Everything I do for you one of his biggest hit was written for 1991 movie Robin Hood:Prince of thieves.But didn’t become part of it.
4.He is not just a singer but a professional photographer.Published a book in 2013 wounded:The Legacy of War.And shoots for fashion magazines.
5.One of the photos of queen Elizabeth was used a Canadian stamp in 2003.
6.He himself has also being part of Canadian stamp collection in 2009.
7.He signed his first contract at $1 in 1978.
8.Summer of 69 is not about the year but about the sex position.
The Glass Menagerie a play that’s has been in production for more than five years. For more than two years I have been trying to watch the show.And yes finally watched it on Thursday 30th August at Prithvi theatres. The story is about love & loneliness revealing the story of family members whose lives form a triangle of quiet desperation.
Amanda played by (Shernaz Patel popular theatre artist.) is the widow mother with two children one son Tom played by (Jim Sarbh)Have you watched Sanju recently ? He is Sanju’s friend who introduces him to drugs .and daughter Laura played by (Ira Dubey)
Since the play is set in the 1950s Amanda the mother is all worried about her daughter shy and crippled daughter Laura, , who is living in her glass menagerie and her memories. The mother narrates her gentleman callers stories where she would be so popular and get so many calls everyday before she got married.
In the same bellied she ask her son Tom, a poet with a job in the docks, to find her sister a husband and if there is anyone at the docks who he could introduce to her sister. but when the long awaited gentleman caller does arrive, Laura’s romantic illusions are crushed. The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ , is one of his most powerful and moving plays.
The play opened at the Prithvi Theatre festival in 2013 and has since toured around the country, been showcased at the Hindu Festival and has played in Kuwait and the UAE.