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Tuesday , July 17 , 2012
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The TT30 parties rock on!
TALKING POINT: Which is safer — nightclubs or house parties?
Davina Thacker turned heads at Plush. This femme fatale paired her green Zara shirt with floral print trousers she had picked up while holidaying in Spain.We ‘lou’ her neon Mango shoes and the white frame spectacles. Tres chic! “I would pick clubs over house parties any day! There’s so much of drugs happening at house parties. Plus, there isn’t any surveillance. The scene is not so bad at clubs. Only the deadline should be 4am, shutting down early is a stupid idea!” said Sonia Poddar (far right) as she partied with her girl gang at Plush. “Going by the recent happenings in the city, I feel the city is not safe. Also, there is a transportation problem at night. I feel house parties are better as we can be ourselves. And there isn’t any tension about rushing back home. I am also happy with the Cinderella deadline,” said Soumee Chowdhury (left) at The Basement.
“Crime can happen anywhere inconsequential of deadlines and locations. Whether it’s a nightclub or a house party won’t make much of a difference. What’s important though is awareness and more security,” felt musician Purbayan Chatterjee (centre) at Shisha with cricketer Ranadeb Bose and designer Abhishek Dutta. Annie Banerjee (left) partied with her cousins at Plush. Keeping the Friday the 13th theme in mind, they dressed in black. “House parties are safe only if you know the people invited,” she said, adding, “The party deadline should be extended till at least 2am. I am so not happy with the early shut down.” “I would love it if the deadline was postponed to 3am. Calcutta used to be known as a party destination before and I want that tag back for Calcutta. Besides, with bouncers and so much of security, a club is indeed safer than a house party where you might not have control over the crowd quality,” said Rukmini Maitra at Tantra.


That’s the bartender at Plush dressed spooky to go with the Friday the 13th theme! Behind the console was DJ Akash who belted out foot-tappers like I Am Sexy And I Know It by Party Rockers and the current top track Tumhi ho bandhu from Cocktail. Beauty queen Richa Sharma celebrated her 30th birthday on Friday at Shisha with Tolly ladies Rituparna Sengupta and Koneenica Banerjee. “Thirty is the new 20. So for me life has just begun,” grinned Richa as she cut the cake. DJs Navneet, Tishya (in picture) and Hardik at The Basement kept the crowd grooving with tracks like Right Now by Akon and Bollywood numbers like Tere bin, Toh phir aao and Chammak Challo!
The director of Harley Owners Group (HOG) Bengal chapter and ITC Sonar’s general manager Zubin Songadwala took his wife Monisha for a party spin at Shisha and paused to pose for t2 Underground Authority had Tantra singing along to rock-and-reggae inspired Microphone and the alternative rocky twists to Bolly hits Urvasi and Chaar baj gaye. “First of all, I wish TT a very happy 30th birthday! TT is a rockstar, keep rocking guys! Personally, I am waiting eagerly to turn 30! Life starts at 30. I am just 27 and single and by the time I turn 30, I would like to date and eventually get married,” said Arunima Ghosh at Plush.
30 is Sexy!
“The Telegraph is sexier after 30. I certainly am!” smiled Rituparna Sengupta   “Thirty is sexy because it gives you a certain gravity. You finally start enjoying life,” said Koneenica Banerjee

Text by Malini Banerjee, Pramita Ghosh and Swarnalata Ghosh
Pictures by Rashbehari Das and Anindya Shankar Ray