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Friday, July 26, 2013

The PopUp Show brings an eclectic mix of wonderful designers under one roof. This boutique show promises to offer highly fashionable, in-vogue merchandise with an array of international and Indian styles. The participating pool of designers includes Mayank & Shraddha Nigam, Rohan Arora, Preeti Jhawar and Zarine Khan. Owners of The PopUp Show, Surbhi Dalmia and Priyanka Agarwal, tell us, “The PopUp Show is a start to a series of boutique theme-based shows that will continue adorning our city and places around India in the near future; offering shopoholics fresh, in-vogue merchandise to whet their retail appetite.”
When July 29
Where The Intercontinental Hotel, Marine Drive
Contact 3987 9999

Best in Stand-up Comedy is a show hosted by The Comedy Store featuring some of the country’s best comics who bring their accomplished repertoire of making audiences laugh out loud through their uproarious brand of humour. Catch stand-up comedians Nitin Mirani, Abish Mathew and Vipul Goyal on Saturday and Nitin Mirani, Varun Thakur and Anuvab Pal on Sunday. One of the comedians, Nitin Mirani, says, “My performance would be pretty much me talking about everything I see around myself (which also explains why I have no friends anymore). All in all, I’m excited to be sharing the stage with so many talented comedians.” Don't miss this for anything.
When July 27 and 28
Where The Comedy Store at blueFROG, Lower Parel
Contact 39895050

blueFROG has launched its new menu, with some exciting dishes and specials such as Baby Chillie Poppers with white cheddar, Crispy Pork Belly, Chicken Sliders and blueFROG Delhi’s signature dish, Shotgun Chicken. In addition to a heftier bar eats section, hearty sandwiches, grills and mains, you can also look forward to a 50% discount during lunch and great Happy Hours. The new menu is a combination of blueFROG’s à la carte, lunch and Happy Hour menu and it will be available though the day. Managing director of blueFROG, Sameer Mulchandani, says, “Our latest menu is the product of six years of research into our customer base and it is probably the most comprehensive collection of dishes that we have introduced over the years.”
When Ongoing
Where blueFROG. Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel
Contact 61586158

If you’re craving authentic Italian food, then head to Silver Beach Café to try their new range of delicious pastas. The new dishes include Chive Parpadelle Aglio-e-Olio with sun dried tomato and Roasted Chicken Tortellini in blue cheese sauce. Director and chef at Silver Beach Café, Dharmesh Karmokar, tells us, “Our main purpose is to make our customers sample a wide variety of pasta. We import most of our ingredients such as sauce, seafood and arugula leaves.”
When Ongoing
Where Silver Beach Café, Gandhi Gram Road, Juhu
Contact 26208930

Here’s a good excuse to head out for a drink with your girl gang and bring in the weekend early. T.G.I.Friday’s outlets across the city are hosting ladies’ nights every Thursday and offering free cocktails to women from 6pm to 9pm. Vodka based cocktails such as Pink Lemonade, Cosmopolitan, Screw Driver and Vodka Collins will be served during this time. Giving his two bits on these nights, regional head for T.G.I.Friday’s, Bishnu Das, says, “Cocktails on the house means fun on the house! Ladies, head over to get a taste of the fun and sample some great cocktails. All this can happen only at T.G.I.Friday’s.”
When Every Thursday
Where T.G.I.Friday's outlets at Palladium, Infiniti Mall and R City Mall
Contact 66155687

The 24/7 hour café at The Lalit is holding an Asian street food festival that you must check out, especially since eating food off the side of the road isn’t your best bet this season. Satisfy your cravings with an assortment of the best street food from across the continent with Kathi rolls, Burmese Khao Suey, Singapore Chilli Crab, a Yakitori counter and a Cajun Creole station. Executive sous chef, Prafulla Srivastava, says, “Come in and join us at The Lalit Mumbai and enjoy the lavish spread of delicacies which will definitely whet your appetite.”
When Ongoing
Where Sahara Airport Road, Andheri (E)
Contact 66992222

Olive Bar & Kitchen has some great monsoon treat lined up for you this season. Their feel-good specials include Whiskey Toddy, a combination of whiskey, star anise, cinnamon and cardamom. They’re also using toddy to create specials such as Brandy & Aniseed Toddy and Monk Toddy, as well as a drink called Cane-jito. A spokesperson for the restaurant says, “The ambience couldn't be better this monsoon — Al fresco dining, candles and old-fashioned lanterns. Sink into a chair and soak in the rainy atmosphere with your favourite cocktail.”
When Ongoing
Where Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra and Olive, Mahalaxmi
Contact 43408229/ 40859596


KRA Mastership is running a Certificate Master Program called Move into the Effective Manager’s Chair, Now! The program addresses key areas of communication that cover articulation of thoughts, overcoming fear, writing, speaking and presenting with clarity and command in any situation. Chief operating officer of KRA Mastership, Kais Rahimtulla, says, “We provide expert training in skills that help you boost your work performance, career opportunities and thus, improve personal relationships.”
When July 25, from 9.30pm onwards
Where KRA Mastership, 1014 Plaza Panchshil, Hughes Road
Contact www.kramastership.com


Mumbai based contemporary artist Arun Kalwankar, popularly known as Guruji Aruneshwar, is displaying his latest collection of paintings at Jehangir Art Gallery. The exhibition features paintings that illustrate the sanctity of Lord Shiva and the religious fervour associated with Him. Speaking about his exhibition, Arun says, “My present work is self-fulfilling as it is created with responsibility and respect. The paintings are simply a translation of the Lord’s visions, for which there is no external motivation!” The paintings in the Spiritualism exhibition feature oil and acrylic colours.
When July 30 to August 5
Where Jehangir Art Gallery, MG Road, Kala Ghoda
Contact 9769025839

Hitplay.in has introduced a new range of green products that are eco-friendly and are repurposed from products generally thrown out such as records and floppy disks. Such items have been recycled and have been made into notebooks, clocks and other products which are modern, unique, quirky and currently in demand. Some of the products on offer from this range are door latch notepads, sun/moon jars, and a Vinyl record clock. Owner of Hitplay.in, Champ Alreja, says, “There are even products made from the branches of tamarind trees such as the twig pencil and pen. It’s Hitplay’s way of giving back to Mother Earth by using products that are useless now and cause no harm to the environment. These are just some of the products in this range. The entire eco-friendly range we’ve introduced is made with the intention of ultimately giving back to mother Earth — from cradle to grave.” Here’s your chance of doing something good for nature.
Where www.hitplay.in

This monsoon, enjoy the magic of the rains by the beach at Adamo — The Bellus in Goa. Adamo Hospitality, the hospitality arm of the Ajmera Group, is offering a special monsoon package at Adamo — The Bellus, Goa, with the idyllic setting of Calangute as its backdrop. Adamo — The Bellus has a beautiful setting, with 125 luxurious rooms including the Bellus suite to suit all monsoon holiday moods. The monsoon special packages at the hotel range from Rs 15,000 plus taxes for a Regent room (for three nights and four days) to Rs 18,000 plus taxes for a Regency room (for three nights and four days), with the added benefit of getting the fourth night complementary. The special rates mentioned above include breakfast and dinner with a compulsory meal supplement of Rs 2,000 on MAP for double. Director of Adamo Hospitality, Harsh Ajmera, says, “We have attractions such as the beautifully landscaped 4-acre property, the longest swimming pool in Calangute, La Soin spa, Zaia Bar, a jacuzzi, pool table, chef sessions and a variety of beachside sports and games. Your nights will be filled with the magic of Adamo — The Bellus by moonlight. So, book your holiday at The Bellus today.”
When Up to September 30
Where Adamo — The Bellus, Calangute Beach, Goa
Contact 18001023266

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