The sound of the fu­ture



It al­ways gives us plea­sure when we hear of a Bom­bay­wal­lah cre­at­ing a buzz in the far cor­ners of the globe. This time, it’s culi­nary en­tre­pre­neur Floyd Car­doz (in­set) who’s mak­ing news in Soho, as he bids good­bye to Paowalla and opens a new In­dian restau­rant, The Bom­bay Bread Bar. “I am ex­tremely ex­cited to in­tro­duce New York to an­other fun, ac­ces­si­ble In­dian restau­rant like The Bom­bay Can­teen and O Pe­dro in Bom­bay. Be­ing able to show­case a cui­sine that I am pas­sion­ate about in a cool, fun-lov­ing way is what I have al­ways wanted to do. Work­ing with my de­sign team, we were able to create a colour­ful space that adds to the ex­pe­ri­ence of our food as well as our flavour­ful cock­tails,” he tells us from NYC. Con­sid­er­ing Kris Mo­ran from Wes An­der­son’s cre­ative team is be­hind this stun­ning makeover, we are pretty sure that along with Car­doz’s trib­ute to In­dia, this trans­for­ma­tion will make all the right noises in the Big Ap­ple. Not too many peo­ple in In­dia might be fa­mil­iar with Rika Dar­bari. But in the UK, the 17year-old is mak­ing waves as the ris­ing star in the coun­try’s pop scene. Dar­bari, who is of In­dian ori­gin, de­buted last year with the sin­gle No Need, the of­fi­cial video for which has al­ready gar­nered over 2 mil­lion views on­line. The peppy, EDM-heavy num­ber put the spot­light on her to such an ex­tent that she was de­clared as BBC Asia’s Fu­ture Sound of 2018. And now, there is fur­ther good news for the teenager. Vir­gin EMI, a record­ing gi­ant from the UK, has just signed a con­tract with her, mak­ing Dar­bari the first In­dian-ori­gin Bri­tish artiste to be on the la­bel’s ranks. Here’s hop­ing that she con­quers the world just like two other teenagers be­fore her — Tay­lor Swift and Justin Bieber.

A fan shows Ran­veer Singh a selfie she has taken with him, and the ac­tor gives her his ap­proval out­side a club in Ban­dra on Tues­day.

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