Thursday, January 1, 2009

welcoming year 2009


Alright guys, so I saw the first sunlight of Year 2009!


Happy New Year to you all.


I never had a plan on how to welcome year 2009. Good for me that I was working on 31st morning and from office I made the plans! So you guys know how busy I was at work yesterday :) We had 9 people including me who was all green for a party. The battle was to choose a destination. There were many parties happening in the city and among them we voted for Nirvana 2009.

Excess Club and Lounge brought alive the magic of Buddha Bar, Paris, in a dazzling New Year’s eve spectacular – Nirvana 2009. Showcasing top-flight international entertainers such as DJ Ravin from Buddha Bar, Paris, and DJ Gino from Paris, an opening set by Hyderabad’s very own sultan of spin DJ Manish, breath-taking lighting and edgy design.Large projections screens, lasers, animated fireworks and confetti blasts where said to be added attractions! The party was hosted by Novotel.


Novotel, Hyderabad


There were no second thought for me cos i loved the music of Ravin and Karunesh. The next hurdle was getting tickets! Many parties had already closed thoer counters due to heavy rush. And we say recession hit us! Some parties increased their ticket rates by upto 50%! The online booking for nirvana was closed. Thank my status of employment, we got tickets through corporate booking :)The party was supposed to start at 8 and we reached there by 10. It was a slow crowd and people were just coming in.



DJ Ravin



Ravin was born on 11th of July, 1966, in the Indian Ocean, on Mauritius Island. He began working in a music shop in Paris, which cultivated his interest in dance music and club culture.Ravin soon began to play at private parties and at the famous French club "The Rex" where he became the resident Dj on the weekends. With the help of Laurent Meuer from "Le Bay", Ravin was given the opportunity to play at the infamous Wiz Bombino parties. There, he met Claude Challe, the owner of "Les Bains Douches", one of hottest Parisian nightspots in the eighties, who introduced him to Electronic Fusion and World Music.After having made his debut with Claude Challe on records such as "The Flying Carpet", "Loverdose" and "Nirvana Lounge", Ravin arrived at the "Buddha Bar" in Paris in 1997 where he immediately felt at home. There, in collaboration with Claude Challe again, the first two "Buddha Bar" compilations were conceived. Ravin went on the produce Buddha Bar III.



The Buddha bar mezzanine, enlaced by 18th century
style wrought-iron balustrades, looks out over the dining area where the gigantic Buddha – the bar’s namesake - sits serenely enthroned.The best of our DJs distill their musical selections to infuse your evenings in this paradise with an indescribable sensuality. The experience is summed up brilliantly in the famous Buddha Bar compilations.The Buddha Bar series was Created by the DJ Claude Chall. The series continues with different DJ's including DJ Ravin, Sam Popat, David Visan.

The party was extremely good. We had amazing laser works, deafening sound systems and projector screens which captured every happy soul! The mood was right to welcome another year. I floated though the trance music and the laser works had magical effects. I was high even before i took my first peg :) There were artificial fireworks for welcoming the new year. We laughed, danced and drank for 4 hours. The party was indeed good.

There were lot of laughter around. People dancing to unknown tunes forgetting their pains, sorrows, tensions and frustrations. People just let out their concerns and embraced this "momentary" life of happiness!

People danced. Danced till their feet burned in pain. No one bothered to look who is watching, no one bothered to check if he/she is looking weird the way they are dancing, no one bothered to check their steps. They just moved their feet, jumped in merry, shouted, sang, laughed at their own jokes.I felt as if I was in another world, a world full of happiness, a world where everyone said "hi" to every other being, a world where everyone smiled at each other, a world without ego. When the clock hit 12, many came and wished me a happy new year, many danced with me - people whom i never knew, people whom i may not see again. How easy does our life become when we are not in our senses! Alcohol many a times teaches us how to give selfless love! Many only see the negative side of the drink!


Girls who were conscious of the way they look the way they talk and the way they walk suddenly forgot the standard rules! Everyone was on their own world. Their own secure world, i should say! No one had the fear of a stranger's presence near them, no one bothered to scan the eyes around who might be watching them, no one even bothered to secure those costly sandals and purse! All they had in mind was music and a smile! They danced to the tune, screamed their happiness and cuddled their friends. If only they could feel this happiness and security through out their life!

As the party winded up, I could see many faces resting on their partners shoulders. Many eyes were wet. I could only smile! Another session of tears and confessions! Look at how people change when they are drunk/extremely happy. They just forget the differences, they forget their ego, they forget the fights. They just let go. Emotions - people simply cry it out! And how much relieved both of them become once the dust settles down. I would say occasions like this should happen at least half yearly. Occasions where one can forget themselves and break free. Occasions where in one could shout without being conscious! Our busy life demands dance floors like this. And people say its luxury or simply waste of money! Don't they see the good in it or is it just the drunken studs and their misbehaviour that they see?


My New Year celebration ends here. I wish everyone out here a wonderful New Year. A year full of happiness, music and dance. Let go your worries, cos they only increase your strain, cholesterol and BP. No good for you. If you say smoking is injurious to health, so are worries. So smile today cos your yesterdays are gone. Your tomorrow needs the healthy you. Let your today stop frowning and start smiling. Broken promises or relationships were stories of yesterday. Let the lessons learnt strengthen you. Tear drops are gift of God. Do not waste them for reasons unworthy. Love you all. Happy New Year 2009.




60 comments:

Lena said...

Like i said... it is good to get into another world every now and then, to get away from the routineous life, all the worries and troubles.. but as always reality hits hard... we cant avoid the real life out here and it is not all so cheerful and appy as we want to..
but yes, we at least can try to get the best out of what we have :)

Great you had such a cool celebration :)
Happy New Year! :)

sawan said...

I sure had a nice time. True that reality is always tough. For those few hours I just wished if reality could be reversed! :)

Waiting for you to visit us.. lets paaarty :P

Vinnie said...

Sawan..am happy for u yaar..u had a great celebration finally...good things happen without a plan:)
i love karunesh btw...the trance music, the laser lights..i dont know how u wrote this post...how can anyone come out of such a reverie???
beautiful experience indeed. Thanks a bunch..n once again Happy New Year to u too!!

Ria said...

Wow!jus loved the way u hav narrated ur whole experience. I was lucky enuff to hav my beloved besides me for the new yr. This is the first new yr tht we spent together :) Cheers!!

yamini meduri said...

happy new year dear...!!!

may all the good wishes you...!!!

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

simply loved the way u hv narrated to whole thing and the way u hv connected alcohol and happiness.

u surely had an amazing celebration.

wish u a very happy new year. :)

Freya said...

Happy New Year! I'm envious of you! I have never been to New Year parties

Simply Sur said...

Happy New Year!! Cool party, great fun... wat else do we need!! Gud that u had a blast!!

swati said...

its rightly said that "all good moments do not last longer except in our memories"..

u had a gr8 party...keep njoin throughout ur life..
:)

RiverSoul said...

Wow
Looks like you've had a bash
:D
Gr8 fun, dude.
:)
Happy NEW YEAR
:)
Loved this post
:)

Saranya said...

Happy New Year :) hope this year brings all what you wish for!

Veni said...

Happy New Year....hope you have a great year ahead : )

sawan said...

Vinnie, "good things happen without a plan", how true!! wow, u love karunesh?? try listen to ravin, he is also good. ull find him in myspace. Any one would fall into this virtual world of happiness if they happen to be in such an atmosphere.. i just gave it words :)Happy New Year to you dearie. Love you loadz.

sawan said...

Ria, wow, lucky you!! :) hold him tight, let this year bring all happiness for you both. njoi :)

sawan said...

yamini, thnx dear. wish you the same :)

sawan said...

Preeti, yeah, i did have a wonderful time :) hope you had a good time too. Happy New Year dear. Enjoy your days. And do try to come to hyd when Lena is here. why cant we have a blogger's union :P

Preeti, wish divz on my behalf and tell her that i love her loadz!

chill :)

sawan said...

Freya, :P u got to wait for another year now! Make sure you plan it this year. Happy New Year dear :)

sawan said...

SS, yeah, wut more do we need :P Happy New year to you too :)

SMRITI said...

**If you say smoking is injurious to health, so are worries

That is so true. One of my friends also went to Novotel (others might have too but I am nt aware :p). Now I know how you guys mustve spent your new years...Really liked this post...gave me something else to think about (gosh, dont get me so much to think in this new year...my brain needs rest)..I wish I too wudve been drinking :P

HAPPPEEE NUUU EAAR :)

sawan said...

Swati, thnx a lot for the wishes. You have a bash this year. let the world see your smile like never before. rock on girlie.. chill..

sawan said...

Sid, Happy New year to you too.. man, have a wonderful year ahead.
how did ya welcome 2009? chill out sir, may all your dreams come true this year!

sawan said...

Saranya, Thnx a lot dear. Wish the same for you. Let your smile prevail through out the year.

sawan said...

Veni, thnx a ton dear. May you find all bits of happiness that you longed for. Take care.

sawan said...

smriti, you could have joined your friend!! it was a nice party. there was something happening at runway 9 as well.. its near to ur place right? so hw did you day go?

sawan said...

and yes, smrithi HAPPPEEE NUUU EAAR TO UU TOOO:)

Harshita said...

Wish you a happy new year too.

Hyderabad parties usually rock... and I loved the post especially the part where u talked abt how ppl forget everything n dance to the rhythm.

sawan said...

harshita, a very happy new year to you too. hw did ya welcome the year? happy tht u liked the post. my wishes with u dear. have a wonderful time ahead.

Scattered Thoughts... said...

some one is having a blast ;) good going bud.. happy new year! and hope the hunt gets over this year and next year you are all stuck with your bv and possibly a kid and don't make us jealous with new year party stories ;)

sawan said...

ST, lol :) bv, a possibility.. but kids?? u r thinkin too much :P

Happy new year man. its one day i dont wana waste sittin doing nothing :)

ki said...

Happy New Year.
This is my favourite new year post.
Insightful yet light. :)

ki said...

Happy New Year.
This is my favourite new year post.
Insightful yet light. :)

Mads said...

phew kaffi lamba post tha..i liked the last 2-3 paras specially...its a great time to see love n happiness around..specially after the terror and sadness we hv been going through.
guwhati mei 3 blasts :X bloody they hv to do it in the new year too....
happy new year..hv a great one ahead... :D

Scattered Thoughts... said...

That is why you were wasted after getting drunk :P

Senorita said...

@ Sawan...Happy new year...that sure is a nice write up...you seemed to have enjoyed yourself to the core...good way to start the new year :)

Phoenix said...

happy new year sawan... :)

blogrolling you... hope you dont mind?

sawan said...

kirthy, thhnx so much for ur words :P i am sure flying now :) haaaaappy new year :)

sawan said...

madhu, i read bout the blast. saad :( United Liberation Front of Assam, they call themselves! Some body teach them the meaning of liberation !!
thnx for the wishes swthrt. You too have a blast this year. btw, how did ya welcome the new year?

sawan said...

ST, lol. i know u r jealous :P

sawan said...

Sen, i really did :P thnx for ur wishes dear. have a rockin new year urself :P

sawan said...

Phoenix, please dnt be so formal! I would only be happier if you blogroll me :P

Have a wonderful New Year ahead. And looks like u r gona finish ur college this year. Let all the new ventures bring you smile.. dono wut course u r in, if next step is a job, may u be with the finest corporate :P

SMRITI said...

Na...Not much of a party person...wouldve given it a thought, but thanks to the eye, I am bound by restrictions :(...Even If i'd gone, I'd be the only "pirate" on the Novotel Ship ;) ..Next Year maybe.

This year...well it went by just posting a blog entry and going back to sleep after a few fone calls, wishin frnz n relatives...and then ultimately waking up with a really bad headache. :P But it was cool..didnt really feel like being outside, was happy that I was with my family, and my dad did a lil gig with the "Dard-e-Disco" playing on TV...We were treated to some rare moves which I never knew the Human body could perform :P All in all, not the most memorable new year, but it wasnt that bad either... :)

sawan said...

smriti, lol, seems like you did have quite a good start :P
and i always wanted to tell you this : you got a very beautiful name!

wuts with the eye?

SMRITI said...

Anil

Thanks a lot dear :) Now that made my year so far :P :)

Well the eye...its a cyst that seems to be ever growing...so cant do too much of anything...the eye starts to water if I strain it too much. Will know in 3 days if I'm scheduled for a minor surgery ...rest all is fine. :)

Cheers!! :)

sawan said...

oh thts really sad! u shudn be spendin much time in front of the monitor for atlst 3 days!!

Pri said...

wish u a very happy new year too :)
u seem to have brought the new year in in style...keep up the spirit

cheers!!

SMRITI said...

Tried...but I am an addict ...I do not knw abt smokers or alcoholics...but this is as bad :( :P :( :P

3 days...toooo much :P

Keshi said...

Sometimes its good to do things on impulse...I hv noticed that whenever I DONT plan something, it all goes really well and I enjoy it the most :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR Sawan!

Keshi.

sawan said...

priya, thnx for the wishes :) new year in style, u bet on it :)

sawan said...

smriti, addicted, lol, i know how it feels :)

sawan said...

keshi, how true!! done with your busy schedule? hw did ya welcome the new yr?

SMRITI said...

Hehehe...Life...happens :D ...You seem addicted to the "Comment-Comment" game too :P

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Happy New Year!Glad to know you had such a wonderful time :)

God Bless!

yamini meduri said...

you are awarded..!!!

http://dilmainhainpyar.blogspot.com/2009/01/beautiful-darkness.html

accept your award....!!!

sawan said...

Smriti, its not addiction towards comment-comment its cos i dont have ur chat/facebook/orkut id. the only medium to talk is comments :P

sawan said...

Happy New Year to you too Sami.. I ordered for a copy of Eleven :) lets see how you write stories :P

sawan said...

yamini, thats so sweet of you! thanx a ton. i am so happy :P

Dewdrop said...

Hey, great post and very well put - we need to live life not on what others feel all the time - be a free spirit and dance on... Happy New Year!

sawan said...

dewdrop, thnx for your words. true.we indeed need to live life as a free spirit. happy new year dear. may your life see happiness through out the year.

aqua gurl said...

you have a nice place here, love the way your blog looks, very neat and yet catchy!!

seems like you had a blast, happy new year, blogger rolled you!!!

sawan said...

aqua gurl, welcome here :) happy tht u like the place. keep visiting :P and thnx for blogrolling!!! m honored!