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Friday, August 29, 2014

Self-help at Sofitel

The Indian Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Association (IMFPA) is hosting an exhibition of their latest collection of paintings, titled Self-help, which features artists such as Swapna Augustine, Ganesh Kumar, Manjibhai Ramani, Manoj Bhingare, Sheela Sharma, Nadeem Shaikh, Narayan Ramakrishnan, Jesfer Pulikathody and Srilekha Mandallapalli. IMFPA is a registered society of disabled artists and is owned by the artists themselves, to help meet their financial needs. Bobby Thomas, marketing head at IMFPA, says, “As an extension of the Indian Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Association, we have recently set up the IMFPA Training Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation. The primary objective of the foundation is to train and enhance artistic skills of handicapped artists belonging to IMFPA, as well as to help aspiring, disabled artists acquire basic artistic skills to gain membership to the IMFPA.”
When Up to August 31, from 11am to 7pm
Where Sofitel, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (e)
Contact 33487846

Delhi Art Gallery presents Awakening
Delhi Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of Gulaam Rasool Santosh, one of the most important artists from the neo-tantra art movement in Indian art. Beginning with his early abstract art, figurative work and landscapes from the ’50s and ’60s, the exhibition charts the growth of his art during the transitional stage, often known as the early tantric period and displays vast body of his tantra works. Kishore Singh, curator of the show, tells us, “We have put together important work from all the phases of Gulam Rasool Santosh’s career, including rare archival material that includes previously unpublished writing.”
When Up to September 30
Where Delhi Art Gallery, Mumbai 58, Dr. V. B. Gandhi Marg, Fort, Kala Ghoda
Contact 49222700

Exciting offers at Croma
With Ganesh Chaturthi around the corner, Croma has introduced several exciting offers. You can avail of attractive discounts across their entire range of gadgets and home appliances from leading brands. The store is offering home theatre systems and microwaves at irresistible prices, along attractive offers such as 5% cash back on Axis Bank debit and credit cards, offers on MasterCard, extended warranties on select items and a variety of free gifts.
When Up to August 31
Where Available at all Croma stores and

Sriracha food festival at Koh

If you’re looking for a unique culinary experience, head to KOH at InterContinental, where the restaurant is hosting a food festival that celebrates Sriracha, a unique and versatile chilli sauce. The menu includes preparations such as Phad Dou Hu Sot Sriracha — grilled tofu with soy and Sriracha pearls, Phad Moo Sap Yang Sriracha — Sriracha glazed pork spare ribs, Sesame and Shilli Dus and Khao Phad Fried Rice, with homemade sauce, broccoli, peppers and baby corn. Manas Krishnamoorty, general manager at InterContinental, tells us, “Executive chef Kayzad Sadri and his team have created a menu that’s sure to take your tastebuds by storm.”
When Up to September 7
Where KOH, InterContinental, Marine Drive
Contact 39879999

Bottomless Thursdays at Aqaba
Newly opened Mediterranean restaurant, Aqaba, has introduced bottomless Thursdays, where you can enjoy unlimited beers and sangria for Rs 875. Aditya Parikh, founder and director of Aqaba tells us, “Bottomless Thursdays are our way of getting people to kick back, relax and enjoy after-work drinks. With unlimited beer and sangria, we want our customers to have a good time, without worrying about the bill!”
When Ongoing, every Thursday
Where Club House, Level P5, Peninsula Business Park, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Contact 61512222

Sunday brunch at Pan Asian
Pan Asian at ITC Maratha is offering a unique experience with their Sunday brunch which will include only live counters. From sushi and dim sums to Thai salads and wok-based dishes, there will be a variety of offerings that you can look forward to. Vijay Malhotra, executive chef at ITC Maratha tells us, “At Pan Asian, one can savour the delights of Asian cuisine. Our renowned expat chefs serve up traditional offerings at the Sunday brunch for a meal that is not only delicious, but also fresh and varied in styles.” The brunch is priced from Rs 1,995 onwards.
When Ongoing, Sundays, from noon to 2.45pm
Where ITC Maratha, Sahar Road, Andheri (e)
Contact 28303030

Healthy lunch menu at Two One Two Bar & Grill
Two One Two Bar & Grill has introduced a healthy lunch menu that includes dishes such as Consommé of Summer Vegetables with Char-Grilled Portobello Mushrooms and Spring Onion and low calorie options such as Oven Roasted Mushrooms with Sautéed Broccoli. Mikhail Shahani, the executive chef, says, “This is our first healthy menu. The menu does not use any butter, cheese and cream, but we have still maintained high standards of taste.” The meal is priced at Rs 750.
When Monday to Saturday, from 12pm to 3pm
Where Ground Floor, Lotus Cinema Building, 12/A Hornby Vellard Estate, Worli
Contact 24941994

Vegan menu at Le Pain Quotidien
Following a trend set by many restaurants in the city, Le Pain Quotidien has introduced a vegan menu, which includes soups, salads, tartines and desserts, along with homemade beer, wines and cocktails. Alain Coumont, founder of Le Pain Quotidien, tells us, “The vegan menu has been designed for the ever growing vegan community in India and for people who are becoming more health conscious.” However, the restaurant has retained some of its specials from the original menu, such as the Red Bean Hummus Tartine and Vegetable Stroganoff.
When Ongoing
Where Select LPQ outlets across the city

Happy hours with Meru Cabs

Restaurants and bars are not the only place where you can find great deals and discounts during happy hours. Radio cab service Meru Cabs, has introduced happy hours, where from 9am to 4pm every day, you can avail a flat discount of Rs 100 on your cab fare, if it is more than Rs 150. Siddhartha Pahwa, CEO of Meru Cabs, tells us, “Meru has taken this initiative to give its patrons a chance to enjoy our service. We are certain that the offer will be immensely beneficial to our daily commuters and will keep them happy during their travelling hours.”
When Up go September 21, every day from 9am to 4pm

Book launch and discussion about textiles

If you want to learn more about different textiles in India, head to the book launch of Sacred Textiles of India, edited by Jasleen Dhamijia, which features articles contributed by scholars in the fields of textile arts, design and religion. The launch will also feature a panel discussion that will include Jasleen, Monisha Ahmed, associate editor of Marg and renowned fashion designer, Wendell Rodricks. Jasleen tells us, “Fabrics play a vital role in the ceremonies that mark every stage of religious, cultural and social life in India. The book begins with an overview of the importance of textiles among the major religions of India and will explore ikat, the textile that is common to many cultures across- the world.”
When September 7, from 7pm onwards
Where Artisans’, 52-56 V.B. Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda
Contact [email protected]

Joy Hours at Jewel of India
Jewel of India has introduced an offer that they call Joy Hours, where they are offering a complimentary snack with every alcoholic drink you order. Choose from snacks such as samosa, papdi chaat and mini batata wada and pick from cocktails such as Sour Apple Martini, Double Espresso Martini and Pineapple Cardamon Martini. Neil Gonsalves, general manager at Jewel of India tells us, “Joy Hour is a great offer for foodies. You can order delicious drinks and eat unlimited snacks, while you spend time with your friends and family.”
When Ongoing, from 6.30pm to 8pm
Where Jewel Of India, Dr Annie Besant Road, Nehru Centre, Worli
Contact 24949214

Contest by Talenthouse

Harikrishna Devsare Children’s Literature Trust, an NGO started in the memory of India’s popular children’s literature writer, late Dr. Harikrishna Devsare. They are organising unique contest for Hindi authors of children’s literature in association with Talenthouse India. Arun Mehra, CEO at Talenthouse India tells us, “Harikrishna Devsare was one of the most reputed Hindi writers we had, and we are pleased to associate with a trust that has been set up in his memory and make our contribution towards promoting Hindi literature for children. It is an association that we are all very excited about and we are looking forward to some great entries.” Participants can submit their entries both offline and online. Professional authors can win a prize of Rs 75,000, while amateur writers will win Rs 25,000.
When Up to September 30
Where, to submit entries

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