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People in the city: Ondina Linda Thompson

entertainment Updated: May 05, 2011 01:10 IST
Vaishali Bhambri
Vaishali Bhambri
Hindustan Times
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This week's Person in the City special is crooner Ondina Linda Thompson.

Hometown
Kolkata

College
An early marriage did not give the time to get there!

Occupation
Crooner

Where you live in Delhi
Sangbheem Apartments, Savitri Nagar

Facebook Friends
100 plus

Favourite Book
16 Tales

Favourite Quote
Live and let live

Sexual Preference
Straight

Music you enjoy
Retro

Sneakers or Sandals
Sneakers

Beer or Wine
Wine

Which is your favourite musical instrument
Violin

Who Inspires You
My children

Your Last Regret Purchase
An overtly expensive home appliance

Best Thing You’ve Ever Been gifted
My son

Delhi Summer or Delhi Winter
Delhi Winter

Favourite band
Boyzone

Pet Peeve
Bad breath

One Bollywood song you don’t mind humming
Ajeeb dastaan hain yeh

Favourite spot in Delhi
Dilli Haat

One memorable moment of your life
My wedding

Craziest thing you’ve ever done
When I first came to Delhi and found a guy misbehaving, I caught the guy by his collar and gave him a tight slap

Would love to have dinner with Bruce Willis

Money in your wallet at the moment
I just carry cards, and barely any money, say Rs 500 bucks

Your opinion about reality shows
It’s all fun

The things you can’t live without
Handbags, good clothes and my husband’s love

Your music icon
Shania Twain

Listening to music or playing music
Listening to music

Contemporary rock or classical rock
Classical rock

Favourite cuisine
Chinese

Dieting or work out
Work out

Where all have you performed
Uppals Orchid, Tezeers and Hilton Garden Inn in New Delhi, The Bristol Hotel, The Fox, Tangerine, Thai Restaurant, 32nd Milestone, DT Mega Mall, City Club, Sound of Music JMD Tower in Gurgaon. Also, performed at Hyderabad and Kolkata

The highest appreciation reward that you have ever received
The other day, a guest complimented and said that I should consider getting into American Idol

Do you have some regular listeners?
Mostly in house guests

What sort of songs do you prefer to sing?
Mostly retro numbers

As told to Vaishali Bhambri

About Ondina
A crooner by profession and a music lover at heart, Ondina’s passion for music brought her to this profession. She says, she gets the biggest high when the audience applauds for her. Ondina performs from Wednesday to Sunday at the Atrium Longe (The Suryaa).

She mostly sings pop songs and reggae and jazz tracks too. “I start with slow numbers and then catch on with the pace. The song mostly depends on the crowd and the requests they make. I love singing live, as generally, the guests you get in a big hotel are much better and they make one feel comfortable,” says the singer. She has also performed in Sahara chief Subrata Roy’s son’s wedding in Lucknow. In Dehradun, she performed for the governor for the New Golf Estate.