SODA waterbottleopenerwala


While the fight for survival goes on in Bihar and other lesser known parts of the world, the US returns to its election agenda and the rest of the world waits to watch what is going to happen next, amongst all the other things that are taking place, two things close to me also happen.

One is the opening of a pretty nice lounge bar called SODA at Versova, and two, my realization of why I find it so difficult to write.

There is a reason for why I will talk about point two first. Why I don't like to write anymore is because I always think out what I want to write about. By the time I'v thought it out and start writing I'm already bored. Here is where come the full stops and I start thinking about the next thing and then the next thing and then so on.....
So this time I'v decided to write about Soda without thinking much..... here is just the experience of having spent a lovely evening at Vikram Ram's new little lounge bar which is called SODA.
It was like any other private party that my friend Ranjit holds for all us friends of his, a couple of times a year. Great fun!

This time instead of his house, it was at Soda, a cool, fresh white and blue tiny little den with great sound and great music. There was Achala Sachdev, there was Ashish Balram Nagpal, Hard Kaur, Anoushka the singer, there was Ayub Khan, Gary Richardson and there was my friend the fashion designer Salim Asgarally. Then it so turned out that it was Colin's birthday. Colin is the editor of HT Cafe and his girlfriend turned up with a cake. That again was so much fun, because it just didn't seem like an event.....
Even though this evening was a PR operation, bringing page three celebrities together with the media and photographers, it didn't feel like that. Vikram Ram is a warm and friendly person and so is Ranjit Rodricks so the evening exuded the same. There was great drinks from both the bars on the ground floor and the first floor and lovely food to eat. Now the only problem is that the place is too tiny and its soon going to become an adda for many. I should think we must all hurry and book our seats there to make it our own cozy living room where we can have our own little private party every night. Because once you are in there, you just don't want to leave.

Comments

RANDHIR said…
What a lovely piece Vinta. Im so touched. It's truly a fab piece. But I like the word "adda"...

It reminds me of CENTRAL PERK in F.R.I.E.N.D.S and that's exactly the kind of relationship I share with you and most of the people who were there.

So cheers to our friendship and instead of uncorking a bottle of bubbly, let's toast with a dash of SODA......
Anonymous said…
lovely pic
ankita
Nice Place Soda..hope to see you there some day..Vinata!!