Well first of all thanks to my friends Abhinav and Shatabdi for inviting me to Sunday Soul Sante! I didn’t have a plan until Saturday night 11.00 P.M. I was on facebook and Shatabdi was in chat, informed me about the event. I was free on sunday so I say “yep, am in!”

“Sante” is a Kannada word means Mela or a Public Event! I didn’t know it! A fellow blogger she mentioned in her post. It was a flea market with many hippy happy hustle stalls! Beautiful chicks, sexy hip hop bands, cameras, lights, sufis, jewelry, fusion, fashion, canvas without frame and colours, giants, exhibition, foods, noise, etc. A complete package for a happy sunday evening with friends! There was no ticket system for the event, only you need to pay one dollar and they were putting a red sign on your wrist and you became a part of triple S – Sunday Soul Sante, hippy happy healthy fun!

An event for one day, means a huge crowd, bunch of jokes, friends, jokers, cocktails, beers, mysteries, Jack n’ Jills with their parents, and many more was there and less I had noticed! On the stage a guy was singing in hip hop tune “I am sexy, I know it…”, performing, entertaining, his band was playing sweet music, unknown, was really the funniest part of the evening. I missed the fashion show that was in the afternoon or may be early at evening when I was not there. There are naughty people, nice piece of lamps and looms! Cheap items are on sale in Gypsy rates!

Photograph by Shatabdi Karmakar.

Hippie was 1960s youth culture arose in the middle class and the lower class United States citizens to become rich; taking shortcuts. The main focus of  Sunday Soul Sante is to influence hippie in Bangalore. All over India is moving into hippie, like mushrooms! A generation is growing up, no worries, hip hop choice, drugs, gays, lesbians, tattoos, alcohols, sleeping pills, unsafe sex practice, hip hop music,  flirt magic and dark fun. An illusionary lifestyle cut off from reality, no responsibility, money, love, broken dreams, faint and fused.

Live today forget tomorrow, who cares? Who is getting success? A cloudless clear sky, full moon friendly was peeping, and giggling on all foolish acts. Dear Mr. Full Moon I was enjoying your beauty in between people and events!

With love, hugs and kisses!


Hi, I am Vikram, a friend of you! I would like to take this opportunity of personally welcoming you to my blog! You can read my book “The Alchemist A Mystery In Three Acts” Available now on Amazon.com : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005IDUD4C Always love, Vikram Roy

27 responses »

  1. Noel Williams (prhayz) www.prhayz.com says:


  2. soumyav says:

    rocking bangalore!

  3. sagarika says:

    i was sitting all day working on sunday i shud hav gone there.. sounds fun

  4. granbee says:

    Vikram, I immediately shared this on my Facebook timeline and dedicated it to Carol Haynes and Kevin Napier, my daughter and her guy, who lived and worked in Bangalore several years ago. They are now back home in NYC in the East Village. Check out their Facebook pages, okay? This festival for hippies in Bangalore looks like some events I attended when I was your age–still like to enjoy this type of food and music.

  5. Having fun Vikram! Way to go, happiness and jollity, no badness and unpleasantness.

  6. soumyav says:

    hi Vikram! Iam nominating you for the Inspiring blogger award..http://wp.me/p1Zs7k-ix click the link to receive.. good day!

  7. Great Post Vikram! Its very interesting how people cover events their way! You picked what caught your eye and documented it! Do check out my post on Style spotting at Sunday Soul Sante 🙂

  8. narhvalur says:

    Fab colors here! Ann

  9. very nice hand bag in Banglore 🙂

  10. Bri says:

    Hey Vikram Roy -love your posts,look forward to reading more.Thanks for checking out mine. – Bri

  11. Loved this post! And thanks for liking and following me on my new poetry blog (poetryweekly.wordpress.com). Am interesting in hearing more about the hippies you experienced, I was born at the very tail end of the hippie generation in America but always thought it would have been cool to be one. 🙂 Debb

  12. oldsunbird says:

    Great description! I could almost imagine I was there. Reminds me of the craft shows I used to go to in Connecticut.

  13. What I love about the Internet is seeing new places from my ármchair’ traveling mode. Thank you for bringing a fun event to life for me.

  14. malctg says:

    Hi Vikram Roy. Thank you for liking my poem ‘Hospital Haunted? Colourful post. Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

  15. Sunday evenings cannot be spent any better if you ask me! 🙂

    I’ve been to the last 3 Santes and each time it’s only gotten bigger! And I’ll be there on December 23 as well. Here’s my experience from last time – http://blog.wooplr.com/shopaholics-spotted-at-the-sunday-soul-sante – my most memorable thus far.

    Are you also going to Kitsch Mandi today??

  16. That was you wearing the curly wig and the goggles and the long scarf, right? : )

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