Monday, June 25, 2012

Photos: France India event, Le Bourget

Reaching the venue of France India event was hard. You are in the center of Paris for the flash mob. From there, you move to the suburbs to Le Bourget. There is a train to this place. That is not the end of it. From here, you have to catch a bus to reach the venue. Anything associated with India has to colorful, delicious and invigorating. If you haven't figured out my adjectives, I meant the costumes, the food and the music respectively. The costumes were colorful. But I cannot say good things about the other two.

There was a moderate turnout in the middle of nowhere. It was a park adjacent to one of the small airports in Paris. The stage was barricaded. Crowd thronged on the barricades making it a photographer's nightmare. By the time I reached the venue, the people were ecstatic due to the copious amounts of alcohol consumed. There were food stalls where jalebis were being made. I hung around it for a while. But the jalebis didn't the right shade of color. So I walked away without trying it out.

The biggest dampener of the entire was the sound system. It was terrible. You could hardly hear the music. Forget the audience, the performers was not able to hear the music. The saddest part was the performance was that of Bhangra troupe. They had the right energy and synchronized steps. They had done their homework very well. With a squeaky and barely audible sound system, there isn't much they can do. After the performance, I asked them for a picture. They gladly obliged. Here is the picture for you. The name of the band is "The Asian Junction". If you are interested, google them.




For more picture from the event, try the following links
Mehndi-ed hand
Please don't

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10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a let down! But Bhangra dancers look great :)

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    1. Yes, it was a let down. Not only audience but the performers were also let down!

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    2. oh that is sad...I thought I might see some interesting pics...

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    3. There are a couple of interesting pictures. I will post it if I get time. :)

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  2. Nice shot... Post few more....

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  3. Was it organized by the Department of Tourism, India ?

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    1. Good question. I really do not know. Looking at the turnout and how it was organized, I feel it was an event by the local Indian community.

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  4. Interesting, sad about the sound system...

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    1. :) Yes, hope it will be better the next year.

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