From Tabela and Ghungroo, to The Cellar, Here's Where Mama Got Down

Rashi posted on 08 May

If you want to know what a woman will look like years from now, take one look at her mother. As for a guy, like everything else, his looks are also a gamble. If we can get down, down them shots, party till the sun comes up, and host house parties like a baws, it’s only because we got it from our mama. Going to clubs is like a rite of passage, and who better to set the tone, than mama. Just as Mother’s Day approaches, here’s a #flashbackfriday of every where mama got down, back when they still used the word disco seriously. Now, there’d be panic if we said disco!

Ghungroo at The Maurya Sheraton

Now Dublin, the basement saw some of its best days circa the seventies-eighties, when Delhi was warming up to the idea of discotheques. We hear Sanjay Dutt, Zeenat Aman, Amitabh Bachchan and Dimple Kapadia paid it a visit on their visits to the Capital. They weren’t big on Bollywood, but we hear that spell broke with Jaaha teri yeh nazar hai; that was such a massive success they started playing Hindi music more regularly.

Tabela at The Oberoi

Another members-and-hotel-guests-only disco, our guess is things got so crazy, Oberoi doesn’t have a rager of a bar anymore. Well done mama, we hope to continue your legacy.

My Kind of Place, Taj Mansingh

MKOP {get with it}, lasted longer than most of its counterparts, and made it to the new millennium. Another members only club, we hear it was definitely mama’s kind of place.

Wheels, The Ambassador

Before it got its Taj Vivanta re-branding, Wheels at the Ambassador called out to its patrons with a ‘it’s the moving thing’ tagline. One of two clubs to open doors to non-members, we hear it saw its share of bar brawls. This is why mama knows a thing or two, without us having to tell her.

The Cellar, Connaught Place, Regal Building

Asking our father for an insight in to Delhi’s discos, and The Cellar evoked an ‘it was the wild wild west’ response. Good to know Delhi’s cliquey nature started before we came out to play. Are we the only ones dying to see what it was like?

Sensations, The Oberoi Maidens

All the way in North Campus, mama says University kids couldn’t afford it, but some prize guys, looking to impress, would take her there. This just goes to show, pay heed to any and every dating advice mama gives. You know she knows.

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