Nexa X Shilpa Ahuja @ YouTube Fan Fest, Chennai!

Check out my collaboration with Nexa, featuring Ignis at YouTube Fan Fest, Chennai with Live FB video, carXfashion photo-shoot, and my experience!

Fashion and cars have a close relationship. Fashionable people seem to love cars! And cars seem to be promoted and photographed with hot models! And it’s no surprise that I was quite excited to get the opportunity to collaborate with Nexa at YouTube Fan Fest, Chennai that took place here last Sunday.

Being one of the main event sponsors, Nexa had a lovely stall there, with a brand new and blue model of Ignis, 2018’s It-car for the millennials. The event was going to be quite an evening, with some of South India’s top YouTubers coming for performances and meet and greet sessions. And as I can’t speak or understand Tamil, I wanted to get to know them, listen to their music and get this cultural experience. I was even excited to check the car out!shilpa-ahuja-ytff-chennai-nexa-ignis-collab-youtube-fan-fest

event-performance-ytff-youtube-fan-fest-chennai-indiafashion-lifestyle-blogger-car-shoot-shilpa-ahuja-nexa-ignis-indianPeople often think that being a fashion blogger is all about getting dressed, putting makeup on, taking selfies and putting them on social media for likes! But to me, that’s just 1% of my job. As an entrepreneur, it’s a 24×7 job in journalism involving duties from being a CEO to company spokesperson to HR head and mentor to your team to last-minute public appearances! And much, much more! None of that is complaint-worthy, however, when you love doing what you do.  interview-feature-tv-model-shilpa-ahuja-nexa-blogger

It’s quite a blessing, in fact! It was also so great to meet some of our readers, fellow media industry people and the Nexa team. interview-shilpa-ahuja-nexa-2018-youtube-fan-fest-chennai-blogger-collablatest-model-shilpa-ahuja-nexa-ignis-ytff-youtube-fan-fest-chennai-nexa-ignis-review-shilpa-ahuja-chennai-blogger-indiancar-model-shilpa-ahuja-nexa-ignis-ytff-youtube-fan-fest-chennai-2018

Have you been to a YouTube fan fest? And have you taken a test drive in Ignis? If you haven’t, check it out soon! And lemme know how it was in the comments below!

Also check out my Facebook Live video here. And don’t forget to connect with Nexa on Facebook, too!

Muaah 🙂

Indian Ocean & Arka | Fusion Music, Rock n Raag | Live Concert

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I recently went to a live concert called Rock n Raag that had Indian bands Arka and Indian Ocean playing fusion music. The bands may be more than a decade apart in their inception, but have some things in common – both perform with 5 band-members each, and both perform an experimental genre, a fusion of raaga, traditional Indian tunes, combined with western rock, guitars, drums, the works.

It was Guy who took me to this concert in Chennai. Guy – the handsome, the cultured – who wants to be credited duly – both for taking me there, and recording the below video of the finale!

The concert ended with a surprise where both bands, Arka and Indian Ocean, came together to play the hit and beloved number, Maa Rewa. It was improv for both bands, as Rahul Ram, Indian Ocean’s bass guitarist and vocalist said, “We don’t know what’s going to happen!” It was a great composition, brilliantly executed, featuring the track’s regular tunes, as well as impromptu solos by each band member.


Maa Rewa is originally a folk song played about River Narmada. The river is essentially is the physical boundary separating north and south India. Rewa is the old name for Narmada. It means “a new beginning” in Sanskrit, a very fitting name for this music genre, that is traditional at heart, but played in a modern, fusion way, the rock-way.

So enjoy the recording of this live number: