Someplace Else, one of my favourite places in Kolkata, just celebrated its birthday in August. A four-week long celebration, with fabulous acts and events. I had to go over to taste the cake and drink champagne, and well, what a night it was!

Here’s some photos from the day (This post will be photo-heavy):

Nondon Bagchi

Nondon Bagchi

Here’s Nondon Bagchi cutting the huge cake. The cake was terrific, with mini macarons studded all around it, and a simple fondant cover, encasing a dark chocolate base.

Nondon Bagchi to Ehsaan Noorani

Nondon Bagchi to Ehsaan Noorani

Also present for the event, standing in a quiet, unassuming corner, was Ehsaan Noorani, who was showered with champagne and confetti. I have no idea how I escaped that though. Look at all those raised glasses, though!

champagne for Someplace Else

champagne for Someplace Else

And of course, there was a lot of alcohol involved. After all, this is Someplace Else’s 22nd Birthday. From beer to sparkling wine, alcohol was everywhere, celebrating and toasting another year for this particular classic.

RJ Shelee

RJ Shelee

Here’s some more photos from the event.

ehsan noorani

ehsan noorani

The band belted out popular numbers, from Radioactive to 7 Nation Army. 

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The cake!

Happy Birthday Someplace Else

Happy Birthday Someplace Else

This was so good!

Tanya Sen

Tanya Sen

Of course, there must be musicians.

Rashbehari Das

Rashbehari Das

Behind a great camera, there’s a fabulous photographer. This one’s my favourite, too.

Nondon Bagchi Musician

Nondon Bagchi Musician

And okay, that might be a rather long-standing obsession with this particular older gentleman.

Nondon Bagchi

Nondon Bagchi

Someplace Else is perhaps one of those few spaces in this city where I feel comfortable, no matter what. Here’s wishing it many more years of fabulous music and fun drinks.

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Written by Poorna Banerjee

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