Living in ever homogenizing city.

Since I eat out a lot I have been to a lot restaurants in Bangalore. Something which I cannot really ignore is the music being played at these places. There are only handful of places which play Indian music. Some theme places play music accordingly, which is understandable. But why would most Italian places would play English music. Same goes for other places as well.

Its even worse with pubs. (One of the reasons, I stopped going to them). What is wrong with playing ghazals? Its even worse when it comes to Kannada and Tamil.

Or, may be I am going to wrong places.

3 Comments so far

  1. Which Main? What Cross? (unregistered) on January 24th, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

    Ghazal in pubs? Maybe if the theme is Ghazal. However there must be some nice watering holes around the city that plays music at a level that you can maintain conversations at? I wouldn’t go to a ‘Pub’ that plays ghazals.


  2. Which Main? What Cross? (unregistered) on January 24th, 2008 @ 7:08 pm

    Please explain: “Its even worse when it comes to Kannada and Tamil.”

    Do you mean that it’s not played?


  3. A.S. (unregistered) on January 24th, 2008 @ 7:49 pm

    Ghazals in a pub is an interesting idea… might give it a great ambience– sharaab and shayari might go quite well indeed. But as suggested, this might work better in a themed pub/themed evenings. I can’t imagine ghazals being played alongside pop numbers.

    Italian placed could indeed play Italian music (or even Western classical music), but much as I like (old) bollywood, or Indian classical, these would sound rather out of place in such a set up.



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