Category: Time to Party

Hamish Joy: Salsa man

Ask anyone about the connection between me and salsa – I’m taking friends, family, acquaintances, maybe even strangers who have seen me hone my craft – and they will all agree – Yep, Hamish is ALL about salsa. There’s an undeniable natural flair that draws me to salsa. There is...

To zig, to zag nevermore

Have you ever been buried in the sand up to your neck, and just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, a wayward bull came along and repeatedly kicked you in the neck? No? Ok, I do concede that’s not an everyday event for most people. But can you imagine what that...

Caught somewhere in the crowd

Some of you may not have known about it (shame on you), but last weekend, heavy metal pioneer Iron Maiden dropped by Palace Grounds, Bangalore with the express objective of rocking the town. The crowd was wild. They shouted, they screamed, they jumped on their fellow man, who often happened...

Party In The Sixties

Let’s give it to my dad, the world’s youngest sexagenarian. This Saturday, my dad celebrated 60 years of energetic existance, with a party of thirty in close tow. His siblings and their extended family zeroed in on the center stage, our home back in Cochin. It was a grand gala....

Topsy Turvy Tips for the Tipsy…

It’s not everyone who can hold a drink. And no, I’m not talking about the fading art of balancing the wine glass. I was talking about the less literal, more common, and definitely more fun ritual most of our town toast to. Some people have iron, rust-proof chambers in their...

Dry days are trying days

Those who know Hamish Joy are qualified to testify under oath – “Hammy? Oh, he’s Christian, I think, but he’s not really that religious, if you know what I mean.” Sure, I say ‘God’ and ‘Jesus Christ’, pretty often, but it is more frequently used as stress busting expressions than...

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