Diwali dancin’ with a bang
THE folks at the Indian Consulate in Durban always throw wonderful bashes, and last weekend’s Diwali celebration was no exception.
Hosted at Consul-General Harsh Vardhan Shringla’s residence in Morningside, the event was a vibrant affair which combined good music and entertainment and delicious food.
I was told the function’s tasty vegetarian dishes were prepared by the famous Asha Maharaj.
What I really liked was that formalities were kept short and guests were allowed to relax, unwind, mingle and enjoy the evening in an informal setting.
A few of Durban’s most famous faces made appearances throughout the evening – many of them exquisitely attired.
Among the highlights of the evening were the delightful, colourful Punjabi dancers and the live band that belted out rhythmic bhangra tunes all night, ensuring the dance floor was never empty.
It never takes much to get the consul-general on the dance floor – he is known to be a quintessential party animal, never afraid to unleash his arsenal of deadly dance moves when there’s a crowd around.
His warm personality has made him a hit among Durban- ites, and when his duties as consul-general in the city finally come to an end, he will be sorely missed.
The evening ended with a spectacular fireworks display on the lawns of the residence that I am certain could have been seen across Durban.
At Suncoast, party fever was in the air at the 5FM/Ftv fashion party.
Held in conjunction with Café Vacca Matta, the event combined great music and fashion shows, and the result was a jol of note.
Decks master Roger Goode was on hand, showing why he is one of the most soughtafter party ingredients in the country.
He kept crowds entertained until the early hours of the next morning.
Guests had an opportunity to mingle with local celebrities, including the gorgeous Ftv girls, who couldn’t be missed.
While the fashion shows were impressive, I particularly enjoyed a segment in which models impersonated past and present pop icons.
The skit went down amazingly well with the crowd, which roared approval as everyone from Tina Turner to Eminem made appearances on stage.