FOOD – the word FOOD opens up an entire horizon of thoughts…thoughts of hot food, cold food, SPICY FOOD, sweets, namkeens and what not! In India, food is not just a means to fill ones empty growling stomach, but also a means to celebrate, relax, have fun, soothe your taste buds and the list is endless. Today, when we think of food, its not just plain Daal Chawal…its anything and everything one can imagine. Be it the Indian Chinese, where the noodles are filled with aromatic Indian spices to Chaat…ahh the CHAAT, everyone’s favourite, from yummy gol gappas (paani poori) to hot simmering aloo tikkies to special Bengali rolls, and we can just go on an on about the list. And then how can we forget the undeniable must have sweets…Indian sweets, the all time in demand hot gulab jamuns and moong daal halwa and hot crisp jalebies with rabri…and then there are various choices of ice creams. And not to forget, the best way to end a lovely meal…PAAN, which every Indian, in some way or the other relishes its beetle leaf, with sweetness oozing out of it and leaving that fresh lip gloss red flavour.
And when we talk about the food, another thing which no Indian can survive without, MUSIC…INDIAN BOLLYWOOD, sing songs. The moment one thinks about the old Hindi songs, the pictures of legendary Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Nutan, Meena Kumari, Waheeda Rehman, Guru Dutt, Dev Anand, Dalip Kumar, flashes across ones eyes. With Raj Kapoor sporting his Charlie Chaplin style singing “Mera joota hai Jaapani” to Meena Kumari singing for her beloved “Na jao sayiaan”…Ah, its nostalgic…. And I believe that how much younger or older one can be, we still relate to these songs, the lyrics and the simple music, its magic to ones ears. The ever lasting music of OP Nayyar to SD and RD Burman. How can one ever forget the ravishing Zeenat Aman singing “Chura liya hai”…and the moment one thinks of the song, one can’t but start humming it along. And who can forget the ever versatile Kishore Kumar, kindling the fire of romance in ones heart with his ever so romantic voice singing, “Dilbar mere kab tak mujhe” and then oh so heart wrenching voice of Mukesh, his songs are enough even today to bring out tears to ones eyes when longing for ones love is in the picture.
Singing and eating together, somehow is one trait every Indian can relate to. Be it a Punjabi, Bengali or a Kannada. KHANA AND GANA, is one just amazing opportunity which has knocked on Bangalore’s door. With food from all kinds of cuisines, from sharbats to soups to chaats to main course to desserts and of course mouth watering paans. And then to add the icing on the cake, the amazing music from golden eras of Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, Manna De and Rafi to Empress of Indian music Lata Mangeshkar numbers and how can we forget the twisting of the Kapoors namely Shammi and Shashi Kapoor. This gala affair will be LIVE for 3 days, serving and entertaining you with something new each day. This is something one wouldn’t want to miss, if one is a die hard foodie and loves our bollywood latkas and jhatkas.
So come and relive the four Golden Decades from 40s to 70s of Indian Music with this mega event “Khana and Gana” Music Concert in Bangalore-Rang De Basanti 2010