(L-R) Calcutta-born Miranda Martin or this PYT or ‘senior Elvis’ Christopher Huppings, a Calcutta boy now based in Australia — the January 7 celebrations at DI had everybody on the dance floor. DJ Sumit spun Wham!, Abba and the latest sensation PSY. “There are so many people who have come back to the city after a really long time for the (9th International Anglo-Indian) Reunion, (partnered by The Telegraph) so we thought why not give them all yet another reason to party,” smiled Denise ’Brien, senior vice-president, DI.
Daulat Hamer had left Calcutta way back in 1965. “I had gone for a working holiday to England for two years and there I met my husband Russel and I never came back until now! I was Daulat Dubash back then, but both I and the city have changed a lot since! We didn’t even have television in Calcutta when I left. Now don’t you look at me that wide-eyed; I am not even that old!” laughed the jolly lady.
Shayne Hyrapiet, the “jiver”, hit the floor with a friend. “DI is quite special as it means meeting up with old friends,” smiled the singer.
“I was born in Calcutta, so that connect will always remain. Though I moved to Australia in 2006, I have my whole family here... my mom, grandmom (beauty pro June Tomkyns),” smiled Australia-based Sarah Corner. And there was no missing her little lady with blue eyes, Brooke Woods, 2.
(L-R) Keisha and Akasha rocked and rolled with another tiny tot of a friend.
Some dhinka chika with classic retro? Anything goes when you are on the DI dance floor!