Friday, January 8, 2016

Electric Pulse Resurrects Rock and Roll in the city! Meet Ashyar Balsara, the lead electric guitarist who is here to prove that Rock and Roll is here to stay!



Electric Pulse Resurrects Rock and Roll in the city!
Meet Ashyar Balsara, the lead electric guitarist who is here to prove that Rock and Roll is here to stay!

Elsie Gabriel

Electric Pulse came all the way from Goa to rock the city of Mumbai at Blue Frog last week. And that’s what they did.  And how! With fans screaming for more, they didn’t get a chance to leave the rocking audience they had set on fire…
The atmosphere was electric alright as Ashyar Balsara, the Bands core member struck the electric cords with his magical fingers and ignited the atmosphere. From then on it was raining screams and hysteria as guests on the floor jumped up and down, head bangers and all, it was a total annunciation that rock and roll was here to stay!

Blue Frog of course has the right ambience which positively heaved with massed delight as Electric Pulse slammed out one hard hitting hit after another in a relentless  celebration of rock and roll at its heaviest, thunderous form. The theme of their new album launch was in total sync –Fight for our rights. The band have not been immune to the ravages of time and have dedicated effort to carve out a solid niche in todays music world and I say, they are here to stay!

Watching Asher Balsara rock the stage not only made me proud but also brought back a thousand rock and roll teenage memories. For which I will never be able to thank him and his band ,enough. I have known Asher since he was a school kid, someone always dedicated to his passion. If you follow your dream, fuel it with your passion, I guess you can reach for the stars like Asher! Take that lesson from him.

Ashyar Balsara is the Lead Guitarist of the band and while working in the hospitality industry, Ashyar realised that he wanted to switch gears in his career line. His dedication and self confidence came from a very supportive family I must say, encouraging him and simply letting him follow his dreams. This is the man keeping a watchful eye on the overall sound of Electric Pulse. So, follow Electric Pulse for a good time of unwinding and sheer bliss that resonates with rock and roll, and you got yourself a big bite of the happiness quotient in life.

Resounds Ashyar, “ ‘Fight for Our Right’ was written back in 2008. The theme of the album being overcoming society’s pressures and prejudices, allowing you to be yourself no matter what the circumstances might be.”

The band is juxtapositioned with the right combination of members.Richard Carrasco on the Bass Guitar is an immensely gifted musician and lifts the band higher. Jonathan Dias on the Drums is the youngest member of Electric Pulse, the backbone rhythm of the band stems from him. Anirban Halder who is a Guitarist and Vocalist, keeps the band in sync. The four make a perfect square, all set to resurrect rock and roll with hard hitting offerings. For your next head bangers ball, don’t forget to invite them.

So what are you waiting for,go out and get yourself a copy-The Electric Pulse-Fight for our rights!   

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Prisiliya! You give Cycling a good name! Elsie Gabriel

Happy Birthday Prisiliya Dhananjay Madan ! You truly are a role model for cyclist, filled with grit and determination you show the world that you are all action and no talk!


Entering your 11th day today, its been a grueling and fascinating journey as I follow you all the way from Panvel to Kanyakumari everyday ! You do inspire when you share all your travel tales. Only 21 years of age you are a lady with humility, simplicity,adventure and energy. Rough roads, dark nights, new surroundings, strangers helping, survival on local diets, lonesome shelters, flora and fauna, all your tales reinstate my faith in the universe. Go Girl! You give Cycling a good name!

I loved your ride from Mullikatte to Gorigudda all of 110 Kms non stop you  magnified the essence of support from all quarters of life. I loved the fresh juices, the fish curry and brown rice hospitality stories. Oh yeah ….and all the busy lane trails filled with people who celebrate life!

We are waiting for you to return as I extend my birthday wishes I pray that you as a true cyclist, keep cycling for the right reasons and continue to keep the faith!

Your cycling journey now must have crossed more than 1000 kms and you have taken me all across South India tourism, with your sharing. You helped me discover India as never before, taking me through the most beautiful and interesting aspects of this country; helped me learn about its rich, strange history as well as the weird foibles that make up the Indian culture. More power to your self supported solo tour as you share more about local people and customs. You have grit with out the glamour, the determination and challenge resource of a true noble cyclist.

Happy Birthday once more!