Chandigarh, Aug.8 (ANI): Derisively dubbed by some people as a city of the tired and the retired, Chandigarh city is now making the disco culture a part of its everyday life.
To make the evenings lively, discotheques are happening places and gaining popularity in the city with their innovative themes and concepts for visitors' entertainment.
At one such discotheque-Mission Arabia-laser lights rule the night. The Disc Jockey (DJ) playing a range of music has the people grooving to the beat.
A growing number of people in the city are flocking to such discos to have fun and de-stress. To be spendthrift for a late evening or two not being a major issue for most of the visitors in these discos, the party mood lasts long and merry-making goes on till early hours of the morning.
"80-90 percent of people are educated here in Chandigarh. They want to enjoy and want to go out with their families. People say that Chandigarh is a beautiful city and good tourism facilities are available here, so people from all over Punjab, Firozpur and even Delhi come to Chandigarh on every Saturday or Sunday to enjoy parties," said Lavneesh Arya, Owner of Mission Arabia.
Also, with the growing popularity of discotheques, the disco owners are evolving newer concepts by changing the ambience of their venues.
Theme-based parties are quite popular. The drinks, lights and music... everything is customized keeping the demands of the client in mind. The corporates, including the leading IT firms in Chandigarh and Mohali, arrange such theme parties to help their staff de-stress.
Besides, discotheque owners also arrange special parties for foreign visitors.
"People get bored of their daily work routines and so to enjoy their life, they go to discos at night. My work timings are 9 to 5 and from 7 to 2 'o' clock, I stay here and enjoy myself," said Dimple, a disco-goer.
"The foreigners come to this disco on Sunday night. So when the people of other nationalities come here, we get to know about their cultures. What type of music they like and what kind of trend they follow," said Atul, another disco-goer.
Nightlife in Chandigarh has come a long way from the time people when they used to just rush back to home and sleep early at night. Nowadays people party way past midnight.
Nightlife in Chandigarh is fast catching up on other metros and is even attracting people from surrounding areas to the city.
It is not just Mission Arabia - you can also head for Blues or the Rendezvous Bar for some serious partying. By Sunil Sharma (ANI)