HT Initiative: Break corporate mundanity at Gurgaon's Friday Jam

  • Isha Sahni, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: May 29, 2015 14:32 IST

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. These lines by American musician Frank Zappa hold true in today's world.

With the corporate stress draining out the joy from people's lives, it is only music that can serve as an outlet for fun and therapy.

With no price tags attached, Hindustan Times and Cyber Hub Friday Jam Season 2 brings you melodies from the swanky offices and buildings of Gurgaon. This Friday, three bands from different genres will perform at the DLF Cyber Hub.

Karmanya, Bodhi Revisited and Riitam band strongly feel that music is the best medicine in today's age. It will be a treat for the people who love 70's rock and roll, Sufi or Bollywood music.

The five-member Karmanya band is popular for their Sufi and alternative music. This band members were neighbours, who discovered their passion for creating music four years ago.

"In the corporate world, music gets lost because we are too busy working. Friday Jam comes as an exciting platform for music lovers like us. It acts as an amazing outlet for stress. We performed in the Season 1 of Friday Jam and the response was splendid. We are hoping for a much better response as this time, our colleagues are also anxious to listen to our music," said Ashutosh Sharda, the vocalist and works with TIC.

The members of Bodhi Revisited are the alumnus of the Xavier School of Management (XLRI). Former members of the Bodhi Tree band in college, they came together again in 2015.

The members of Bodhi Revisited are the alumnus of the Xavier School of Management (XLRI).

An employee of Genpact and the band's guitarist Anand Joseph Mani said, "This Friday we are playing 70's rock and roll and some Bollywood songs. We plan to cater to different music lovers. This is our debut performance at Friday Jam and we are enthusiastic about it."

Riitam band is again ready to rock the Friday Jam stage this season with their performance. This seven-member band, also instructors at the Symphony Music Pvt. Ltd. play alternative rock.

The seven-member band Riitam are also instructors at the Symphony Music Pvt Ltd and play alternative rock.

Attracting huge crowd by music, the event has gained popularity in the city and its nearby areas. Priyadarshini, manager, customer relation of Aralias, DLF phase 5, said, "The residents of Aralias are active music lovers. It is a great initiative to boost the confidence of the talented amateur musicians in the city and give them a platform to perform and enhance the exposure to their creativity."

A number of bands are now looking forward to perform on this stage. "It is an amazing opportunity for the big and small bands in the city. We also encourage residents of Nirvana Country to witness the event," said Sanu Kapila, president of the Nirvana Country RWA.

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