Monday, July 06, 2009

Carnival on C G Road

Walker's Paradise on C G Road yesterday has been a great experiment for 'Go Green' - No Car Day was simply superb! It was like a fun Carnival.

We often end up our Sundays at a club or meet friends or get to the posh Fortune Landmark, Piano@Grand Bhagwati, Silver Leaf or the Taj - Maybe freak in at Chocolatery or Amazo...or just about Havmor ...whatever...However, believe me, if such 'Walker's Paradise' opens up at places, it is just about a 'Family Fun' and pollution free spaces. Kids had a gala time to skate, dance, go cycling, etc. There were caricature experts, tattoo makers, balloon vendors, bhel, pani puri and pop corn sellers - all through the road and people had just fun scrolling. It began with Jogger's @ C G Road followed by races and rappling and many activities for the amdavadis. Students of St Kabir School highlighted traffic problems and solutions. There were also look-alikes of Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Nana Patekar and Naresh Kanodia parading on the road with a huge group of children trailing behind.

I happened to freak for a change and saw the LIC sponsored Live Music show. The professionals sang their best but it were the kids who danced to the tunes and got the prizes. Moreover, it was an opportunity to listen to 'Bhowmik Shah' the young singer who sang the song, 'Tujhe dekh dekh sona tujhe dekhkar...' - Though Bhowmik sang his best numbers on the stage, we missed listening to this number from Kalyug. He is terrific talented boy from Ahmedabad and people went un-noticed to his real true identity at the show. I got his blur pic on my blackberry which is yet uploaded.

Well, I wish there was a permanent 'Walker's Paradise' on C.G. Road against all odds and oppose from the shop owners. Some of the buildings like Kalapurnam and Super Mall had sponsored space for these live perfromances though. Anyways, this is our Rocking town and getting more interesting day by day with all round developments.

- ilaxi

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