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.