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Friday, June 15, 2012

Ethnic cushion collection from Serenity

Serenity - Blissful Living has launched a new collection of cushion covers for `950, which are inspired by the rural parts of India. These cushion covers showcase the simplicity and ethnicity present in villages. Some of the prints include old scooters, vintage village windows, rusted door locks and crowded streets. The cushion covers are made from jute and have an earthy colour palette. Amrit Borkakoty, the proprietor of Serenity, says, “Add these unique and ethnic cushions to your home to encapsulate the true spirit of rural life. Experiment with Indian prints by pushing out the urban looks and add these cushions to your existing décor to create a pleasant home environment.”
When Ongoing
Where Clamar Building, Opposite Guru Nanak Park, Junction of 16th & 29th Road, Bandra (W)
Contact 26405258

Flavours of Rajputana at Kangan

Head to Kangan for a royal journey of Rajputana cuisine. At the Rajputana Food Festival at Kangan, you can savour exquisite delicacies such as Sangri Ke Kebab, Kaer Saangari, Laal Maas with Ghewar and Moong Dal Halwa. Chef Ajay Chopra, executive chef at the Westin Mumbai Garden City, tells us, “Experience a culture that has fine-tuned its culinary arts to perfection and savour exquisite delicacies of an age old era. Come join us as we re-live history the royal way!”
When Today from 7 pm to midnight
Where Kangan, International Business Park, Oberoi Garden City, Goregaon (E)
Contact 67361830

Dim sum Festival at Saptami
For those who love dim sum, Saptami is the place to visit. The multi-cuisine restaurant is holding a dim sum festival this month. The festival is not limited to just dim sum as you will also get to sample a range of Chinese teas. Executive chef of the restaurant, Sudhir Pai, tells us, “We always try to give our customers something different. We have tried to give them a variety of dim sum choices. Some must-try items on the menu include Shui Mai (steamed dumplings with either chicken and prawns mix or vegetables both inside a thin wheat flour wrapper), Cha Siu Baau (fluffy fermented bun stuffed with Cantonese style barbeque pork) and Chee Cheong Fun (steamed rice roll).” At the festival, you can also try traditional Chinese desserts such as Cha Siu Sou (baked flaky Chinese pastry with a choice of filling) or the Mango Pudding and Egg Custard Tart, which is a popular tea dessert from Hong Kong.
When Ongoing
Where Saptami, Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport, Saki Naka, Andheri (E)
Contact 40851800

Monday Buzz at Manchester United Cafe Bar
Drive away Monday blues by heading down to Manchester United Café Bar. They’ve introduced Monday Buzz nights to drive away all the gloom associated with the start of the week. IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) is on offer from `100. Anil La Roia, from Manchester United Cafe Bar, says, “Mondays are more stressful than other days, so we wanted our patrons to unwind and enjoy themselves at the café. We are working towards making Mondays a bit more fun.”
When Every Monday from 12.30 pm to midnight
Where Palladium at Lower Parel, Infiniti 2 at Malad (W) and Nirmal Lifestyle Mall at Mulund

Krushers at KFC
The temperature may be dropping, but we still love a refreshing drink! KFC is giving you the chance to get out of the humidity and enjoy refreshing new Krushers. The new flavours, Choco Peanut Bolt and Mango Jelly start at `49. General manager Tarun Lal says, “We are delighted to launch two new flavours in our Krushers range. Innovation is at the very core of our brand and it is our constant endeavour to provide our consumers with a new and exciting range of products.”
When Ongoing
Where KFC outlets across the city

Buffet at Sveda
Sveda, the contemporary Indian restaurant, has launched a new buffet called The Fair & Grand. They have a special offer for women where the buffet is priced at `299 per head. For men meanwhile, the buffet costs `399. Speaking about the buffet, Neelam Chheda, the general manager for Sveda, tells us, “The chefs at Sveda have created a sumptuous buffet keeping in mind the tastes of vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians.” Some of dishes include Chicken Pahadi Tikka, Paneer Tikka, Gosht Banjara, Murgh Handi Lazeez, Pudina Machi Curry and Methi Bhutta Palak. You can also indulge in desserts such as Amaras, Mango Truffle and Chocolate Torte.
When Ongoing; Every day from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Where Sveda, Sagar Tech Plaza, Saki Naka, Andheri (E)
Contact 61771010

Rewa Escape monsoon special

Already feeling icky with the mud and dirt on your feet? Though we all love the Mumbai monsoon, our hands and feet might feel otherwise. Rewa Escape Spa helps you out with their offer on foot and hand scrubs, skin softening masks and relaxing foot massages, specially designed for the rains. Owner, Khushboo Vakharia, says, “The monsoon in conversation with the ocean is a sight to reckon with. Witness this natural wonder while we ease away your monsoon blues with foot and body massages. These specially designed massages use natural lemongrass and tea tree oil foot soaks to fight bacteria, fungus and other infections caused due to dirty water and moisture. This is followed by massages that work on energy meridians to re-energise and uplift your mood.”
When Ongoing
Where Rewa House bungalow, Bank of India lane, Opposite Cadbury House and National Garage, Bhulabhai Desai Road
Contact 9619444993 / 23520580

Singapore Fest

Are you planning a trip to Singapore this month? We suggest you do, as you’ll be treated to delectable seafood at the Singapore Food Festival. Srithar GB, area director from South Asia marketing of the Singapore Tourism Board says, “Last year’s theme ‘Curry and Spices,’ took a closer look at spices and the magic behind Singapore’s best-loved curries. The exciting Indian feature at the festival was the Longest Table at Little India. This year, Little India attempts to enter the Guinness World Record by serving up 2,012 curried fish heads in a single dinner setting.”
When Up to June 22
Contact www.singaporefoodfestival.com

Solo show by Anupam Kher

The journey of a man who should have been a failure, but manipulated his destiny, forcing it to make him a success, Kucch Bhi Ho Sakhta Hai is a solo show by veteran actor Anupam Kher. The entire production has Anupam narrating as well as dramatising the important events in his life, including his first romantic encounter, his failure at the Gandhi audition and lots more. Chief operating officer of the Anupam Kher Company, Herman D’Souza tells us, “Although the play will tell the story of a small town man making it big in the Hindi Film Industry, the audience will identify with him and find snatches of their lives being played out as he performs." Head down today to watch Anupam in action.
When June 15 at 7 pm
Where Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point
Contact 22824567 / 66223724

Kids workshops at Happy Planet

With the monsoon around the corner, children are going to be wailing about having to stay indoors. That’s why Happy Planet Playland is introducing some great workshops every weekend. From origami and clay modeling to crystal rangoli, drawing cartoons and animation workshops, children will get a taste of some arts and crafts every weekend. Nimish Kenia, director, tells us, “Since the monsoon is on and parents are looking for safe indoor places for their children, we at Happy Planet are glad to organise these workshops to keep them occupied.” Classes cost `400 per child and you’ll have to enroll in advance.
When Weekends from 4 to 6 pm
Where Mansukh Compound, Next to Crompton Greaves, Building No. 2, Kanjurmarg (E)
Contact 9833067879 / 02225771162 / 63


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