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Friday, June 19, 2015

Catch Laughter Therapy — Class Act 2 at the NCPA

The NCPA and Silly Point Productions present Laughter Therapy — Class Act 2, the second in the Class Act series. Written and directed by Meherzad Patel, the cast includes popular theatre actors Danesh Irani, Danesh Khambata, Sajeel Parakh, Meher Acharia and Afshad Kelawala. Following the success of The Class Act, a play that brought together a Parsi, a Hindu, a Muslim and a Goan-Christian to display and deconstruct the caste and class stereotypes that exist in our society, they’re back with a sequel.

Deepa Gahlot, head of programming (Theatre & Film) at the NCPA, tells us, “NCPA Productions was initiated to support and promote popular,good quality theatre across the country. With successful productions like Tuesdays With Morrie, The Government Inspector and The Buckingham Secret, we are very excited about Laughter Therapy and look forward to another hit.” Laughter Therapy revolves around four men who have done something illegal/ inappropriate, are having trouble facing their fears and are forced to undergo court-ordered therapy.
When June 20 and 21
Where Tata Theatre, NCPA
Contact 66223724/ 66223754 or visit

Indigo Turns 10

Indigo Deli will be completing 10 years of its existence this year and to celebrate their anniversary, they’re hosting a 10-day extravaganza. Their special menu will comprise of executive chef, Jaydeep Mukherjee’s take on classic comfort foods such as soups, salads, burgers, pizzas and pancakes. Speaking about the 10-day affair, Jaydeep tells us, “10 years have gone by — a bunch of unbelievably short years — in the blink of an eye; I can call them my most rewarding years as a chef. From cooking soups, pies, pastas and roasts, every morning, every day of the week, and then running the kitchen like a well-oiled machine till the last diners wiped the last crumbs of Gooey Chocolate cake off their plate and left satiated, to managing seven Delis
today, it has been a fantastic adventure!”
When From June 21 to 30
Where All Indigo Deli outlets in Colaba, Bandra, Lower Parel, Andheri and Malad

Satisfy your sweet tooth with cookies & crumbles
The Bombay Baking Company has introduced a new Cookies & Crumbles menu, which includes an assortment of classic, but unique creations by chef Savio Fernandes. The menu, which is available all throughout June, includes classic favourites such as Melting Moments, American Choco Chip and Oxen Ogen along with Biscotti Thins and Almond Thins. Savio Fernandes, executive pastry chef at JW Marriott Mumbai, Juhu, tells us, “I always want to bring new, innovative creations to the table for our guests to try. In this special Cookies & Crumbles menu, I will be featuring not just classic and signature varieties, but also some unique recipes that have a desi twist.”
When Up to June 30
Where Bombay Baking Company, JW Marriott, Juhu
Contact 66933344

Monsoon street food with pakora and chai festival
If you’re the sort of person who loves street food, check out the pakora and chai festival at Tea Trails. You can grab some hot tea and lip-smacking pakoras while the rain does its characteristic pitter-patter. Kavita Mathur, co-owner of Tea Trails, tells us, “When it’s raining, we all crave a hot cup of chai and piping hot pakoras. With this in mind, we have curated a pakora and chai festival, and customers can choose from six kinds of mouth watering pakoras and 12 types of chai.”
When Ongoing
Where Tea Trails outlets in Thane, BKC, Malad and Mulund
Contact 40050115

Make the most of the Guppy’s last moments
Guppy fans are going to be disappointed to learn that the pop-up will soon cease operations at its Mahalaxmi venue. To make its last few weeks memorable, they are offering a range of activities and offers for diners. These include a complimentary snack platter with every drink after 6pm, a 30% discount on all wine and champagne and a bar night every Friday. AD Singh tells us, “The Olive Group has decided to temporarily discontinue operations at its Mahalaxmi venue till the Turf Club lease is renewed. Because of that, we will be closing down the Guppy Pop-Up at the Amateur Riders Club on June 30. To help patrons make their last Guppy memories truly memorable, we have great offers on food & beverages that they can look forward to.”
When Ongoing, up to June 30  Contact 40559595
Where The Guppy Pop-up Bar at Olive, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Amateur Riders Club

Sample Delicious Dim Sum
To satiate your dim sum cravings, Shiro has introduced a range of delicious dim sum that include 40 different styles of dumplings. With a number of delicious options for vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians, their menu includes dishes such as Oyster Chicken and Sticky Rice Sui Mai, Phoenix Eye Dumpling and the classic Har Gua.
When Up to July 7
Where Shiro, Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli
Contact 66511207

Enjoy New Vodka-Based Candy Cocktails
The Olive Bar & Kitchen has introduced a new menu of vodka-based Candy Land Cocktails. We recommend their Color Changing Bubble Gum Martini made with vodka, bubble gum and dry ice and the Pop Rocks Martini with vodka, orange juice, Blue Curacao and real Pop Rocks candy. Nick Harrison, beverage manager at the Olive Bar & Kitchen, says, “When I first arrived at Olive, I immediately noticed how much fun the people around me were having, I wanted to introduce a series of cocktails that embraced that playful spirit.”
When Ongoing  Contact 2243408229
Where Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra

Shop Till You Drop At This Mid-Summer Pop-Up

We may be enjoying respite from the summer heat, but whether it’s hot or rainy, both seasons compel us to stay indoors. However, here’s something to make the effort to step out for — Shaan Khanna has a pop-up that we recommend. Shaan Khanna, curator of Spicy Summer Pop-Up and founder of Spicy Sangria, says, “We wanted to plan a fun summer pop-up to introduce our latest gifting brand, The Parisian Affaire. So, we’ve decided to rope in 15 designers, who will be showcasing gorgeous new collections for the event, including The Closet Label by Malaika Arora Khan and The Trunk Label by Bipasha Basu! Join us in your gum boots to shop your heart out.”There will also be healthy treats by Nutricione, which will satisfy the foodie in you.
When June 20, from 11.30am to 7.30pm
Where House of Tales, Kala Ghoda
Contact 7506947298

Everyday diamond wear
Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri has introduced a new diamond collection for everyday wear, with prices starting at an affordable `25,000. The range, from TBZ – The Original, is aesthetically crafted and caters to a younger audience — the busy working woman. The collection features diamond pendants on lightweight chains and earrings, as well as rings and bracelets. Shrikant Zaveri, chairman and managing director at TBZ, says, “With its quality and craftsmanship, our diamond range never fails to make a statement. The designs for the new collection have an appeal that is enduring and keeps with the taste and lifestyle of young women.”
When Ongoing
Where All TBZ — The Original stores

Biking gear for men & women
With around 12 years of experience making biking gear under its belt, Solace is known for its comfort, protection, function and style. The Born for Bikers range is committed to ensuring safety for those who love riding. Whether you are going on an adventure, exploring the globe, touring the twisty back roads, cruising down the highway or simply commuting in the city, Solace has a complete range of leather and textile apparel for men and women that will match your riding style. Proprietor Anila Kumar says, “The unique thing about Solace riding gear is that it provides quality with competitive pricing. Other plus points are the after-sales service we offer and the use of genuine, high quality material.”
When Ongoing  Where
Contact 8022458990

Enjoy A Free Yoga Class

Hotel Marine Plaza is celebrating International Yoga Day with an offer for all its guests. Anyone staying at the hotel can avail of a complimentary yoga class on June 21. The hour long class will start at 6.30am. Sanjeev Shekhar, the general manager of Hotel Marine Plaza, says, “Yoga disciplines the body and has become a global phenomenon. With this in mind we have decided to start yoga classes in our hotel.”
When June 21, from 6.30am to 7.30am
Where Hotel Marine Plaza, Marine Drive
Contact 22851212/ 1800111222

Day-Long Yoga Festival
Shammi’s Yogalaya is organising a yoga festival that aims to spread awareness about the benefits of this ancient practice. The festival will be inaugurated at 6.30am, and followed by demonstrations, speeches and a panel discussion, before culminating at 7pm with a yoga dance performance, a self defence performance and prize distribution. Shammi Gupta, owner of Shammi’s Yogalaya, tells us, “The Powai Yogafest aims to bring together people from all walks of life, who are bound by the goal of promoting the message of holistic living. The line-up includes an exhilarating suryathon challenge, yoga demonstrations, educational yoga therapy camps, yoga and sports, meditation and brain conditioning.”
When June 21, from 6.30am to 7pm   
Contact 9967710606
Where MTNL Cettum, near Hiranandani Hospital

Get that ’70s look
Perk up your wardrobe with a refreshing assortment of playful polka prints and patterns that are perfect for a brunch, a high tea party or a spontaneous getaway! High street label Noble Faith, by designers Dolly Sidhwani and Anand Bahl, interprets the retro trend in a variety of fashion forward designs and styles with their new line called That 70s Look. Dolly Sidhwani and Anand Bahl, co-owners of Noble Faith, tell us, “That 70s Look is an array of funky and dramatic ensembles comprising of monochrome polka dot dresses, spaghetti maxi gowns, black woven sheer polka dot printed tops, halter neck palazzo jumpsuits and black & white mid-rise trousers.”
When Ongoing
Where Available on the Myntra app

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