13th August 2019
Four Seasons, Worli
“Choton ka pyaar, Badon ke sanskar
Isi se bana hai apna Ruchika ka parivar”
Founder’s Day was a visual and sensual delight – titillating our 5 senses in accordance
to the 5 universal elements. The Eyes (Sight) symbolized Fire, our Breath ( Smell)
was Air, Skin or Touch was the Earth, Water was Taste when we ate nutricious food
and Ether (Space) was Sound which could transport us into a deep trance.
Members wore shades of Blue (Jal), Yellow (Agni) White (Vayu), Green (Bhoomi) and
Black (Shoonya – atmosphere) to match the mood. It as an ethereal experience!
Starters were circulated – Dal ki pakodi, peas & edamame tikkis, cheese maki rolls,
fondue and tomato and pepper shorba in kullads.
The program started with a jugalbandhi of the tabla, santoor and flute. Peppy tunes
like ‘Tere mere hoton se’, “Gori tera gaon bada payara, and ‘Dekha Ek Khwab’ had
everyone humming and clapping to the music. The sound transported us into a musical
Two of our C wing members, Aditi Mansingka and Neha Kedia did a fusion of Ballet
(Ariel) and Kathak (Earth). One light as air, the other grounded and stomping the
earth to the beat of the music.
Aditi Deshpande’s Malakhamb troupe were young girls, dressed in white. They scaled
up the yards of red cloth dangling from overhead hooks and performed stunts that
would put trapeze artists to shame! Acrobatics were shown on a ring dangling from
above, in the middle of the hall. Light as air, svelte and supple, they performed
flawlessly, with no safety nets below. It was awe inspiring, members gasping as
they twisted, turned and somersaulted with graceful expertise. Lithe like feathers
flying in the air, the young artistes got a round of standing applause for their
The Finale had the Founder and Board Members on stage. Members had painted their
greetings for Ruchika’s birthday on a canvas on entry. The Portrait artists flipped
the canvas over revealing the faces of the 4 Founders. A glowing tribute to their
endeavor to build the club over its 48 years of existence.
Lunch was a lavish spread of mixed cuisines. Shakarkand and Alu-muttar chaat and
Dahi Kachori chaat started the taste buds drooling. Spinach and ricotta Malfati,
Asparagus Saffron Risotto, Chole Kulcha, Dum Alu, Stir Fried vegetables in garlic
sauce, Veg Biryani with Raita and assorted rotis. Dessert was salted caramel Ice-cream,
Gulkand kulfi, Dark chocolate Orange cake and Gud Badam Halwa. The last being sponsored
by Kiran Arya for her daughter’s marriage.
A feast for royalty!
But Founder’s Day IS special and Past Presidents sported a mala made at Nayee Disha,
as their memento of their long association wih the club.
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Founders photos - August 2019