DANCE WITH INFINITY
FIERY~Outlook HOT~DNA MOVING ~Rediff
Small-town boy, daddy's pride and joy
Up and left to fill a void
Door to door with a bag of dreams
He just kept knockin' but wasn't let in
A NEW ADVENTURE
My name is Tirthankar Poddar. You can call me 2Blue. I am from Agartala, Tripura. But in 1997, I was sold to Mumbai. To cope with the change, I formed a band. Then I quit my job for an adventure with the band. And now that you are here, a new adventure may have just begun. Thank you for stopping by.
TEARS OF JOY
After moving to Mumbai, I knocked on many doors. Hungry and tired for months, I finally saw the light at (Not Just) Jazz By The Bay. After my show, I was so happy that I hugged a waiter and cried. That waiter now runs the finest diner in the city. And to this day, he hasn't let me pay.
Over the years, I have sung, played the lead role in a rock opera, produced radio shows, endorsed brands, and mentored leaders. I have performed with members of Guns N' Roses and Iron Maiden while doing 16-hour days as a Vice President in an IT startup. And I have survived the pandemic only on live streams. So yes, I have seen changes. Change can make us stronger.
It has been 26 years since my first show in Mumbai. My old friend from (Not Just) Jazz By The Bay still cheers the loudest. He still stands in the front row with tears in his eyes. Now a friend like that is worth a thousand awards. But if you are only concerned with the literal sense, the 'awards' I have won include:
'Best Band' at Hungama, India
'Song Of The Year' at AVIMA, Asia
I can't express how grateful I am.