Bluminescence @ M-A-D #Blues Night / Fri 16 Aug #TMF8

Bluminescence by Ameet Singh

As part of the M-A-D #Blues Night

Fri 16 Aug, 2013
8.30 pm onwards @ Blue Frog


A prototype sound and light public art installation exploring ‘blue light’ sited in the spillover public space of Blue Frog. Come navigate the projected light passing through the multiple floating screens, reflective mirrors and explore the multiple viewing angles and perspectives.

A generative soundscape composed using Scape (A Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers App for the Ipad) will accompany the installation.
M-A-D #Blues Night also features performances by:

Tshering Theeng (blues acoustic solo)

Me and the Devil (blues acoustic duo)

Big Bang Blues (electric blues band)

Curated by Art Collide

Details of M-A-D Blue Night


Sun 18 Aug / A monsoon dinner @ 1AQ, Mehrauli – Seasonal and festive specials #TMF8

A monsoon dinner
Curator: The Great Delhi Pop Up/ Anoothi Vishal
Venue Partner: 1 AQ

Sun 18 August, 2013 // 7.30-10.00 pm

1 AQ / 1 A, Qutab Minar, Mehrauli Road, New Delhi

Registration Details
• Contribution: Rs. 2,000/- per person.
• Contact / 011-41671100 / 9811209175

Specially curated by food critic and curator Anoothi Vishal, who has been reviving traditional recipes and community-based cuisines of India with The Great Delhi Pop-Up, this vegetarian monsoon pop-up dinner brings to the table the rarest, most delightful specialties of the season. The pan-Indian menu incorporates the best of seasonal ingredients, festive specials, and disappearing home-style dishes.

Ayurveda, “the science of medicine and food” recommends specific foods during specific seasons and elaborates on their effects on the body. This philosophy has always been an intrinsic part of Indian regional and community cuisines. And nothing can be more exciting than monsoon cuisine(s) from across the Subcontinent, especially since the rains in the Indian aesthetic are synonymous with unabashed joy, love, hope, re-generation and celebration. After the brief hiatus of summer, this is the time for festivities once again: Ganpati comes visiting the western shores, Rakshabandhan, Teej, Janmashtami and Onam celebrate social and filial ties and all these festivals, of course, automatically mean gorging on sweets and feasts.

Feast on the likes of Dum ka Kathal (jackfruit), Pineapple Menas Kai (from Karnataka), Dal-baati, Jave and Coconut-stuffed Modak / Barfi. Bite into piping hot Batata Vada, crispy Colocasia and more. Sip on ginger-laced Tambli to warm you up …Come feast with us!

Tambli 2 / Photo from

Jackfruit / Photo by Franz Xaver

Jackfruit / Photo by Mullookkaaran

Batata Vada / Photo by Dr. Marathe

Batata Vada / Photo by Miansari66

Pineapple / Photo by Forest & Kim Starr

Pineapple Menas Kai / Photo from

Daal Baati / Photo from

Modak / Photo by Katyare

Jamuns / Photo by Red Earth

Sexy Saree in the Rain! Bollywood Monsoon Part 1 #TMF8

The curators of #tmf8 bring you a celebration of the Monsoon Bollywood!

This episode features the saree-clad sexy siren nayikas of Bollywood, in the sultry rain, from the 1970s-2000s. 


Topping the list, Sridevi in a #blue saree, from “Mr. India”


Tip-tip Barsa Pani, from “Mohra”, a smashing Raveena in the rain!


Going a little further beyond in Bollywood time, the artsy Smita Patil in Namak Halaal is an example of dignity even in the crazy rain:


And leaving you a with little later, 2000s blast from Kajol in Fanaa

Ajrakh Genda Blue Scarves – Shop #TMF8

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Monday #Blues? Worry not, #Blues Friday is near / 16 Aug @ Blue Frog

Bluesy Monday, Friday will bring Blues too! Hope to see you at our #Blues Night at Blue Frog Delhi, 16 August –


Here is some music from Big Bang Blues, our headlining act for the #Blues Night:


Me and the Devil, an accoustic jazz duo also performs at the night:


And Tsheering Theeng, will also weave some blues magic,

Be there! Be #Blue!

M-A-D Blues Night / Friday 16 Aug @ Blue Frog Delhi

M-A-D #Blues Night

Music, Art and Design, All Blue


Music Curator: Pankaj Mullick (Art Collide)

Event Partner: Blue Frog


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Date / Time

Fri 16 August, 2013 // 9 pm onwards



Blue Frog / The Kila

Seven Style Mill Compound, Opposite the Qutub Minar

Mehrauli  New Delhi


Registration Details

  • Cover charge:  Rs. 500/- per person. (fully redeemable cover charge)



M-A-D #Blues Night, presents the triumvirate of Music, Art and Design to celebrate #BLUE, a prominent theme of The Monsoon Festival 8. In association with Blue Frog, we present this unique concept evening.

Music – Blue is the colour of mood and the Blues tell it nicely… Three acts – Tshering Theeng, Me and the Devil, and the Big Bang Blues – all Delhi based Blues people, come together at this M-A-D #Blues Night to evoke the many monsoony emotions crafted in the form of Blues. Excitement, longing, passion and love….

Tshering Theeng – blues acoustic solo/ Tshering, who goes by the name Pen Cap Chew, is a singer/songwriter influenced by The Doors, Bob Dylan and blues chords. A native of Sikkim, Theeng is breaking on to the Delhi music scene with a wide variety of originals and covers in his repertoire.

Me and the Devil – blues acoustic duo / Me and the Devil is a duo comprising Kapil Chetri and Sushant Thakur. Heavily influenced by the Delta Blues, they are working to revive blues listening as it was before it went to Chicago and got electrified – the woes of the enslaved soul and all the storminess of such an existence resonates through Kapil’s steel guitar and harmonica, bringing out the true ethos of the blues.

Big Bang Blues – electric blues band / The Big Bang Blues is a name that has become synonymous with the young sound of upbeat blues throughout the music community across India. Famously part of the Mahindra Blues Festival earlier this year, the band has evolved over the four years since they launched themselves, adding many originals to their large cache of covers.

Art – Digital Blue Monsoon Experiences by Ameet Singh. Ameet Singh, returns to the Monsoon Festival with monsoon love created digitally, to soak you in a blue world with his poetic projections.

Design – A sneak preview from our Design Mela collections – a mini blue flea market! Shop for mad B-L-U-E jewellery, fashion, products, accessories, furniture & more…

Images (click to enlarge)

Me and the Devil – Blues Acoustic Duo

Me and The Devil – Blues Acoustic Duo

Tshering Theeng – Blues Acoustic Solo

Big Bang Blues – Electric Blues Band

Big Bang Blues – Electric Blues Band

Ameet Singh – Site specific installations

Shop for blue design, apparel, accessories, home products & more…


लट उलझी सुलझा जा बालम : तीज मुबारक !

तीज मुबारक ! Greetings for Teej,

Enjoy with some special Teej music.

Here is a classic in Raag Bihag, लट उलझी सुलझा जा रे बालम. The text, which has been renderred in Hindustani Khayal form by several stalwarts, is often ascribed to the folk tradition. Radha ji invites Neelambar Prabhu to solve her tangled tresses, since her hands are decorated with Mehendi, a perfect one for Teej!


Special Handmade Rakhis for Rakshabandhan

Handmade rakhis / loombas
by Shweta Jain Chopra Designs

Special treats to tie threads with your lovely brothers and sisters-in-laws (lumbas)

SJC Designs’ handcrafted originals are made from the fabric of life, created organically and constructed individually by the designer with a sustainable focus. The collection is handcrafted in Seoul, where SJC is currently based.

Check out the catalogue

to order: / 91-11-41671100, 41764054

#TMF8 The Monsoon Festival 8 – this weekend onwards…

The Monsoon Festival 8

Celebrating the multi-hued awakenings of the Indian Monsoon




9-24 August 2013

New Delhi


Conceived, Curated and Presented by:

Red Earth

1100 Walks


Venue Partners

Alliance Francaise de Delhi (Design Mela)

1 AQ (Dinner)

Blue Frog (Music)


Promotional Partners

An Indian Summer

So Delhi

Time Out Delhi

Schedule at a glance


Walk / Tour Jaipur Teej Tour: A regal Rajasthani monsoon festival  Fri 9 and Sat 10 August  Jaipur (ex. Delhi) Contribution: Rs. 10,000 / person
Music, Art, Design M-A-D #Blues Night:Music, art and design: all blue Fri 16 August Blue Frog, Mehrauli Cover: Rs. 500 / person
Food A monsoon dinner(by The Great Delhi Pop-up) Sun 18 August 1 Aq, Mehrauli Contribution: Rs. 2,000 / person
Design BLUE : Red Earth Design Mela, Monsoon 13 Edition Fri 23 and Sat 24 August 11am-8pm AFD (Galerie Romain Roland) Free / open to all.

How about monsoony music?

Happy monsoon! Music has been so intrinsic to the romance of the Indian monsoon. Have a listen – a unique off-beat Gaur Malhar, a special raag for the monsoon, renderred by the legendary Kumar Gandharva.