(Image source from: timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
We are well aware of the climate crisis surrounding us. With so much going around in our environment, it is definitely hard to keep up with the things that we can do to make things a little bit better. People from Mumbai are taking this up by a notch, cutting down the loud noise with “Silent Garba”.
The nights of Navratri pulsate energy, grooviness and an overall amazing look and feel that you just can’t compare with anything else. The city of Mumbai is one of the busiest and the loudest cities in India when it comes to festivals but this year, things were different.
The only difference to the celebrations this year was the fact that everything was silent around. They enjoyed through the groove on “Silent Garba”, everything sans noise. While this might seem a bit farfetched, the events conducted on this theme were nothing but a grand success. The headphones didn’t make them feel alluded from the music, so don’t worry about that.
Amalgamating technology with festivity
The format of “Silent Garba” doesn’t look anything different from the other traditional versions. Every single element of the dance format was in pace, making it a good enough option to look into.
From the colourful dresses to the amazing range of mirror work and the chaniya cholis, everything was just as a traditional wear is supposed to be. The only thing different with this year’s dandiya and garba was that the participants were given a headphone before they started on with their dancing.
The device that they were given had three different versions of music installed in it, the traditional, the Bollywood as well as the live music. All the music was relayed to the dancer with the use of ultra-high frequency. The astounding thing about this was the fact that the moment the dance started, everyone was in sync with the music, even though they had headphones on.
The other benefit with the Silent Garba is the fact that the users get to pick out their own music and change them as per their liking which isn’t possible when it comes to the usual garba nights around.
The unique thing about these headphones is the fact that it is adorned by disco lights to bring out the party vibe even more. It also does cover a distance of 350 mtrs and are designed for people of all age groups. The sound of the audio can further be controlled to ensure that you don’t end up making yourself deaf through the process of dancing.
Another limitation that has been overruled is the fact that the dandiya can be played from 10 pm to 3 am unlike the traditional ones which got over by 10 pm. This ensures that you don’t have to worry about the commute and the other issues around.
The main idea behind this was to cut down on the noise pollution after 10:30pm at night so that the people around can sleep peacefully. Abolid Anand, which is a popular garba banquet around in Malad stated the same thing.
The ongoers are enjoying the beat
Several people from across Mumbai came to grace the occasion for enjoying and having fun through the wee hours of the night. One of the popular Borivali based woman entrepreneur, Sarika Patira Shah came to the event with 15 other people in tow. She said that is possibly the most exciting thing that she has done till date, which is pretty amazing.
She said that this approach feels a lot more personal and better in terms of managing the noise pollution as well, so that is a definite win. This way, one can enjoy the kind of music they like to dance on without having to disturb anyone at all.
The revelers in the event believe that this is actually an amazing way to cut down on the noise and effectively manage the problems surrounding the same. This form of “Silent Garba” is definitely taking all the hype away, making this an even better experience for you to voyage on.
By Somapika Dutta