I am writing this post in real-time, in between a break at the KSCA cricket grounds in Bangalore where singer extraordinaire Pankaj Udhas is rendering some of the most beautiful ghazals from his collection. Known for his lyrical ‘nasha’, Pankaj Udhas has been a ghazal favourite and I jumped at the opportunity to attend a “by invitation only” show that rekindled some of the most unforgettable tunes of the ’80s and ’90s.
Pankaj Udhas sounds just as he does on tape. The smooth as whisky voice, the clear lyrical diction and the beautiful Karnataka Cricket Association setting makes it a moment of bliss. Forget the crowds around the food and bar counters and we have the stars shining down bright in the cool evening breeze.