How many of you can relate to me when I say I know plenty of songs, some of them by heart although I haven’t watched the video or the movie that the song is from? Some of these songs that I know belong to none other than Ilayaraja. When I discovered he was going to be performing in Hyderabad, I had no two thoughts about attending it.

Hyderabad saw one of its most beautiful nights on Sunday with the maestro regaling the young and old alike. It was endearing to say the least, to see youngsters bring in their parents and grandparents to cheer Ilayaraja and his troupe (all the way from Hungary).

As I always say, I am thankful to people who introduce me to new music and also to people who let me find old masterpieces. I don’t know when or how I discovered some of Ilayaraja sir’s most beautiful renditions but I’m pretty sure the evening radio ‘usual’ had a part to play. Talk about nostalgia?

Gearing up for the show, I knew exactly what I was going to wear. Paisley prints are something that I thoroughly love; even as a child I’d scribble little paisley patterns on the last page of my notebooks.

I picked up this skirt with minimal paisley motifs from Juniper at Hyderabad Central and paired it with a casual black crop top from ONLY. I could have paired it with a shimmer gold or ivory crop top but didn’t want to make the outfit too flashy.


The easiest way to play up an outfit is to team it with the right accessories and just about the right amount of it. Since my outfit was all-black I chose to wear some antique jewelry in brass-gold tones. The cherry on the cake was the little metal mosaic clutch – perfect to fit your phone, keys and lipstick 🙂

Quite a melodious night, this – although I was awaiting one song but sadly it was not on the list. I made best use of my drive back home and listened to all the songs that didn’t make it to the set list 🙂

One of my favorites: 

Hope you enjoyed this post 🙂 I will be back with a new post soon.

Outfit Details: 

  • Paisley Print Skirt: Juniper Fashion (Available on Jabong and Myntra)
  • Black Crop-Top: Only (Available on Jabong, Myntra and all leading malls in the city)
  • Accessories: Necklace, earrings, bangles and metal clutch from Shilparamam
  • Footwear (Not seen in pictures): Kolhapuris from a local market

Pictures by: AJ Aaron





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