Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

27 Sep 2005, 10:11 a.m.

A Not-Salon-Premium Exclusive

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I covered the Sangeet Awards for the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspaper Group.

In truth, the show was a concert, a sequel to the 2002 Heartthrobs tour (starring Bollywood's up-and-coming star Hrithik Roshan) and the 2004 Temptation tour, which also featured Shahrukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee.

The celebrities invariably thanked "San Francisco" for its adulation. This didn't seem to bother the people who had driven from Fremont, Milpitas, Mountain View or Sunnyvale.