Mehfil with Mehta
When the quintessential Parsi from SoBo comes to town, all his friends drop everything and flock to see the maestro in action. And if it kicks off his 80th birthday celebrations, like it did last week, then its an absolute must-see. So, along with 8,000 enthusiasts, buddy Yusuf ‘Yuku’ Hamied of Cipla, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, even the fiercely private Nusli Wadia and Cyrus Mistry were set for the big blowout mid week at Brabourne Stadium. Braving the humidity and the bumper-to-bumper traffic — made worse by the IPL match at the Wankhede next door — the corporate jet set and the botox brigade jostled for the best seats along with a splattering of bankers and Bollywood stars. After all, it’s not everyday that you end up on a date with Zubin Mehta, Andrea Bocelli and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.