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Born with a gifted voice, Vasundhara got her first nudge into music at the age of three, while trying to sing and play the harmonium.entertainment Updated: Jan 14, 2012 00:20 IST
Vasundhara Vidalur, 25. singer
Hometown: Delhi College Lady Shri Ram
Facebook friends: 1,446
Best website: www.tajmahalfoxtrot.com
Favourite book: There are many, but my favourites are — Immortality (Kundera), Jazz (Toni Morisson), The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (Douglas Adams), The Thing Around Your Neck (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Favourite dish: Bhutanese dachi with red rice
Favourite word: Applestroodle
City life or the country life: City life
Favourite holiday: Anywhere in the hills Best concert Scott Henderson Trio, in 2010, in Mumbai
Most memorable performance: Festival Tout Le Monde Chante (TLMC) in France Etta Jones or Aretha Franklin American Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater
Sunrise or sunset: Sunset, as I rarely witness sunrise.
Favourite song right now: John Coltrane’s ballad - Naima Favourite activity on a Sunday Everyday is a Monday!
What do you have for breakfast: Sinful things, generally at home
Favourite quote: “How you spend your money is how you vote on what exists in the world.”
Blackberry or iPhone: BB
Sexual preference: Heterosexual
Long hair or short hair: Long hair
Heels or flats: Heels
Champagne or wine: Champagne
Online shopping or street shopping: I hate shopping! I do nothing online and I rarely hit the street!
Mughlai cuisine or Konkan cuisine: Konkan
Who does your hair: Kala at Ambika Pillai, Hotel Qutab
Who inspires you: My grandmom
Your last regret purchase: Painful heels worth Rs 5,000 from Charles and Keith, which were really painful for me during a show
Preferred mode of transportation: My car
Best thing you’ve ever bought: My microphone for Rs 14,000
Delhi summer or Delhi winter: Summer
Pet causes: All anti-racist initiatives
Would love to have dinner with: My folks, as I don’t get to do that too often
You can never have too many: Outrageous ideas
Craziest thing you’ve ever done: Slept in a tub
The one thing you can’t live without: Lots of sleep
Best thing about living in Delhi: The space and unobtrusiveness in the city.
Born with a gifted voice, Vasundhara got her first nudge into music at the age of three, while trying to sing and play the harmonium. Her first guru was a school teacher who saw the potential in her voice and made her sing in the choir from that early age. But it wasn’t until much later during her school days that Vasundhara realised her calling to become a musician. Now part of an exciting jazz and soul outfit - Adil & Vasundhara, her forte lies in singing gospels, R n B, blues, funk, jazz and soul variety.
First Published: Jan 13, 2012 17:27 IST