I had had a long day. Wrapped up in my coat and scarf for most of the typical wintry day, I needed to let my hair down. Right as you turned left on to Kasturba Gandhi Marg, a new place was launching itself in Connaught Place’s characteristic mish-mash of lounges and courtyards. Tamasha. What surprises would a launch hold, I thought to myself, as I walked in to the debutante lounge, on my friend’s arm.
Cool, stone-paved floors complemented by sprawls of greenery along the walls. A plush variety of seating arrangements arranged geometrically to perfection across the courtyard. Lights of the subtlest gold lit up the whole area. The sheer aesthetics of the place crept into the carefree smile on my face.
We gave into the high, wood-framed glass panels that beckoned us into Tamasha’s interiors. Jagged, raw walls and a serpentine bar tucked away on one side with its animated bartender. Unless you visit Tamasha, you wouldn’t know how well glazed wooden steps go with those undone walls. Yes, my friend and I were making our way to the terrace.
Understandably, the terrace had more people than the courtyard or the indoors. The luxuriantly done-up bar with a couple of tall, skinny bartenders inside, was surrounded by the most glamorous of Delhi’s party connoisseurs. Beturbaned men lounged about the place in the most seductive of black suits, while their counterparts in elegance kept up the temperatures that night.
I sunk into a cushion next to my friends and sipped away at my fruit-laced wine. The laughter of our group beat the punk-soul music that filled the air on Tamasha’s terrace. From classic cheese-balls to delectable prawns and chicken chunks, the place was soon over-flowing with food and the people who scooped them up as the mirthful night wore on.
Going back to Tamasha for the food would be tantamount to work for the first time. After that, I’d probably be soaking in its glimmering ambience again and again and again.
Some Pics from the Launch party 🙂
The Featured pic is taken from the Tamasha’s FB page