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    Apoorva, Sonia Aggarwal, Sidney Sladen, Pradhayini & Samyuktha
    Anju Modi

    Anju Modi

    This weekend saw the coming together of some fabulous musical talent in the city—with not one but two music festivals. EDM fans headed toTwilight by The Park, an initiative to bring together some of the best DJs in the country and from around the world. The line-up included Anil Chawla, Ma Faiza, Bombay Central and international sensation, Norman Doray. Saturday night’s festivities at Pasha slowly built up momentum, beginning with a midnight fashion show by Sidney Sladen. Instead of a formal set up, the models wove their way through the crowd, setting the tone for what was to come. While the audience enjoyed the show, the sense of anticipation heightened as the night wore on.

    And the wait was worth it with DJ Suketu bringing down the house. The night not only had a great turn out but a good mix as well, with something for everyone. While the gurus of electronica worked their magic on this side of town, the Isai Fest was drawing its own crowd on Elliot’s Beach. After last year’s success, the third edition was much anticipated, with the shift beachside adding an extra element of fun. The concept included leading bands like Indus Creed, Blank and Junkyard Groove, spanning various genres of music, as well as a shared space for both professional and amateur talent. Sunday saw hordes of music lovers turn up, although it was not your typical rock concert setting. Some hard core fans, the ones who knew all the words, shouted out requests, while others, who were just there for the ride, were happy to bob their heads to the beats.

    DJ Suketu

    DJ Suketu

    Paying Chennai another quick visit this week was designer Anju Modi, showcasing her new collection, Draupadi, at Evoluzione. Post her RamLeela stint, she has been more in demand than ever, and many of the stunning pieces seen on Deepika Padukone are part of this collection, much to our delight. With a silver screen reference such as this, the ladies flocked to the coffee morning on Friday, looking forward to having some one-on-one time with the designer. Modi was as unassuming as ever, meeting with dozens of excited brides, celebrities and mother-daughter duos. She shared that her line is for women of all ages, ‘a woman of multiplicity’.
    — Paloma Rao (paloma@newindianexpress.com)(

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