In 2016, music composer Shantanu Moitra undertook a 100-day trip to the Himalayas. The visit triggered memories and led him to rethink his roots in classical and folk music. "The Himalayas took me back to my childhood in Benaras, and I started creating melodies rooted in ragas and folk sounds," he says.
These and many such stories and songs will be part of Moitra's session at the fourth edition of Godrej L’Affaire, a curated platform for the Godrej Group's experience-based lifestyle. At the one-day event in Godrej Vikhroli this Saturday, several actors, fashion designers and architects will take part in the day's activities. This year the theme of the event is "New Beginnings: Back to Basics" to showcase India's rich culture. "The idea behind the topic was an existing narrative that emerged from our research," said Sujit Patil, Vice President and Head of Corporate Brand and Communications at Godrej Group. According to Patil, trends in the areas of food, fashion, design, and other aspects of lifestyle indicate that Indians want to reconnect with their roots and cultural legacies. "We thought [the theme] is perfect for 2020, the new decade. The three things we're looking for here are: authentic content creation, experimental engagement, and building a community of lifestyle enthusiasts, ”he emphasizes.
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Curated master classes and exciting sessions on food, music, travel, health and design through a diverse mix of artists and personalities are the highlights of the event. Actor Bhumi Pednekar will put on a chef's hat for a live cook-off with Chef Varun Inamdar. The prominent TV couple Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sidhu will share their insights with millennial parents about how they can teach their children spirituality through travel. Designers Krsnaa Mehta (India Circus), Alan Abraham (Abraham John Architects), Madhav Raman (Anagram Architects), Swarup Dutta (Scenographer) and Asha Sairam (Studio Lotus) will have a conversation about how to create a sustainable home to help Give something back to nature and why sustainable design can no longer be a choice.
Starry Night: (clockwise from left) Monisha Jaising with Shweta Bachchan; Sushant divgikr; Bhumi Pednekar; and Shantanu Moitra
Couturier Monisha Jaising and her partner Shweta Bachchan Nanda will host a show by their luxury pret fashion label MxS. The actor, singer and bonafide superstar of the Indian drag scene, Sushant Divgikr, will decorate his avatar Rani Ko-He-Nur for a musical performance with his band TopStorey. The highly anticipated Godrej Food Trends Report – 2020 is also presented.
Godrej L’Affaire on February 22nd in Godrej Vikhroli; More details on bookmyshow.com