Party hopper

KHODU IRANI, 31, Restau­ra­teur

India Today - - SIMPLY PUNE -

“We don’t do com­mer­cial events so peo­ple took

time to en­joy our cul­ture”

Pune’s buzzing nightlife owes a lot to Khodu Irani. From off­beat mu­sic to live gigs and theme events like Toga par­ties and Hal­loween, Irani in­tro­duced all this and more with his club High Spir­its in 2005. An evening here could see any­thing from per­form­ers like Raghu Dixit and Vir Das, to bands like Dub the Magic Dragon and Mum­ford and Sons. These gigs have turned High Spir­its into one of the hottest nightspots that draws al­most 250 guests on week­days and over 350 on week­ends.

HE’S DIF­FER­ENT His lounge pro­motes safe driv­ing by of­fer­ing dis­counts to those who vol­un­teer to be al­co­hol-free driv­ers for friends. An MBA from Sym­bio­sis In­sti­tute, Irani doesn’t charge an en­try fee for most gigs and or­gan­ises fun events like Blad­der Burst (un­lim­ited beers and shots), Toss the Boss (happy hours) and Zoo Project (wherein guests must dress in an­i­mal prints).

FU­TURE TALK “To al­ways do some­thing fun that my clients en­joy,” says Irani. He at­tributes his in­spi­ra­tion to his trav­els, and is con­sid­ered the pioneer of par­ty­ing in the city.

Con­tact: 35A1 North Main Road, Kore­gaon Park Tel 65250559

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