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Vipin looking out for Love...

Vipin Patwa is a music composer taking huge strides in Bollywood. He is one of the emerging music directors of Hindi films from the current crop of composers in the industry. He shot to fame with his compositions in Bombay Diaries and Main Aur Charles, Laali Ke Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana. He also made a huge mark with his song "Sehmi Hai Dhadkan" from the film Daas Dev. His last release was "Auliya" from the film Hum Chaar under Rajshri productions. Vipin Patwa's song "Vaddi Sharaban" from the very anticipated film "DE DE Pyaar DE" has started off with a bang. The song is a party track sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and shot on Ajay Devgan and Rakulpreet Singh. The song is the first song to be out from the album and already the number are looking good for the song "Vaddi Sharaban". The lyrics of the song is penned by Kumaar.

Vipin Patwa, born in Uttar Pradesh to a business family was brought up in Delhi. He started working on his passion for music at the age of 14 when he would spend endless evenings practicing the ragas of music while his friends played cricket outside. He learned music from Pandit Harish Tiwari of the Kirana Gharana. He finished his graduation and post-graduation in Indian classical music and also secured an M Phil. degree in music from Delhi University. His M’Phil was on Ghazals and their origins and growth, and to their present existence in today’s society. Along with this, he has also finished his six-year course “Sangeet Prabhakar” which is a prestigious music qualification.

In 2002, he joined All India Radio (AIR) as a music composer and began composing jingles and songs for the radio station. After that, he composed many theme songs and promotional songs for the Congress party. In January 2009, he made his big move to the city of dreams, Mumbai, holding in his hand one dream, to make music for Bollywood movies. 

Vipin got his first break with Joe Rajan’s Luv U Soniyo. He recorded with the top Bollywood singers like Sonu Nigam, Mika, KK, Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan and much more. Vipin Patwa has also given his voice in the movie Ye Stupid Pyar (2012) besides his Music direction to the same movie. Sonu Nigam, one of Bollywood's most talented and recognized singer has praised Vipin as a composer as well as a singer. Sonu Nigam also called him "Vilakshan". Many known celebs have complimented Vipin's compositions and called him an immense bundle of talent.

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Best Jazz Venue in India

Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival  of live music.