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Friday, October 11, 2013

Looking to add some of the vibrant colour of Navratri to your home? Head over to Baaya Design, as they have introduced a range of special home décor items especially for the festival. Items on offer include leather puppets, wall hangings, wind chimes, lamps and even lacquered wood dandiyas from Kutch. Each piece is a work of art that has been customised to meet the taste of modern customers, while maintaining a little ethnic, traditional touch.
When Ongoing
Where Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Contact 65210165/ 24979463

Korum Mall is celebrating dandiya for the third consecutive year. Various forms of exciting garba performances are the feature of this year’s celebrations. Dandiya raas, Anjari raas (musical instrument), Rass tippni (stick dance), Beda rass (pot dance) and Thali rass (plate dance) will be some of the garba forms to be played during the remaining days of the festival. Also, two customers will be selected under best dance performance, best costume and best mover & shaker categories. These winners will then compete for the prize of a 10g gold coin on the ninth day.
When Up to October 13
Where Mangal Pandey Road, Off Eastern Express Highway, Thane (W)

If you want to gift jewellery but don’t know what designs to pick, you can opt for popular jeweller TribhovandasBhimjiZaveri Limited’s (TBZ) gift card offers. The gift card scheme has been launched with the support of leading gift card provider ValuAccess. The gift cards range from Rs 1,000 to Rs 50,000 and make for great personal or corporate gifting options. You can pick up these cards from any of TBZ’s outlets in the city.
When Ongoing
Where TBZ outlets in the city
Contact www.tbztheoriginal.com

For the first time in India, Snow World at Phoenix Marketcity gives you the opportunity to play dandiya in the snow. Get ready to replace embroidered cholis, ghagras and bandhni dupattas with stylish parka jackets, hoods, gloves and shoes as you move to the beats of the dhol at Phoenix Marketcity. Snow World has facilities such as ice skating, a snow play area, an ice slide, sledging and a frozen waterfall. If you want your Navratri to be a little different this time, then opting to play snow dandiya is a great option.
Entry Rs 800 per couple
When Up to October 18, from 11am to 9pm Where Snow World at Phoenix Marketcity Kurla, Lower Parel

Navratri marks the start of the festive season and it’s the time for gifting. If you’d like to spread the love and cheer, then Foodhall has a range of festive gift packages that start at `999. The options at Foodhall include cheese platters, white wine toast, chocolate fondue and warm bread baskets. You don’t have to limit yourself to these options though. You can go ahead and customise your own hamper by picking products of your choice. So, head down and check out their range of festive goodies.
When Ongoing
Where Foodhall, Palladium, Lower Parel
Contact www.foodhallonline.com


Boulevard, the 24-hour coffee shop at the Orchid, is organising a special Navratri midnight buffet. The coffee shop will wear a festive look till the end of Navratri with stewards dressed in kurta pyjamas, while hostesses will wear ghagra cholis. Executive chef, Navid Sayyad has created a traditional menu which includes soup, salad, main course and dessert. Some of the traditional items on the buffet comprise of Subj Korma, Punjabi Wadi Methi, Methi Mattar Malai, Dal Panchratan and Palak Paneer.
When Up to October 14, from 12am to 3am
Where Boulevard, The Orchid, near domestic airport, Vile Parle (E)
Contact 26164040

Icing on Top, a baking venture by Ayushi Shah, has come out with a special range of eggless desserts just for Navratri. You can choose from interesting treats such as the Almond Florentine, roasted almonds bound together with honey and then baked on a lightly spiced shortbread base; Pistachio and Saffron Sables, saffron flavoured baked sables, with a dusting of pistachios and Banana and Cardamom Tartelettes, the popular banoffee tart, with a hint of cardamom to tingle your taste buds.
When Up till October 13
Where Icing on Top, Besos, 5 Advani Chambers, Kemps Corner
Contact 9867013315

Celebrate Navratri with your family and friends at the Hyatt Regency, with their special buffet. What’s great is that you don’t have to cut your festivities short as it’s a midnight buffet. The buffet has a wide selection of Indian, Asian and Continental cuisine, with a salad bar where you can choose your ingredients and dressings. The menu includes Vegetable Hakka Noodles, Eggplant Moussaka, Subz Biryani, Sookey Bhuney Aloo and Baked Vegetable Lasagne, Kesari Phirnee, Moong Daal Halwa, Pizetta and Chocolate Mousse Cake.
When Ongoing
Where Glasshouse, Hyatt Regency, Ascot Centre, Sahar Airport Road, Andheri (E)
Contact 66961624

This Navratri, Sun N Sand welcomes you to join their special dinner buffet at AQUA – 24 hour coffee shop. Enjoy an interesting variety of chaats such as Banana Chaat, Fresh Corn Bhel and Kachhe Kele ki Chaat and relish from an assortment of mithai. Another attraction comprises of a special Indian and Continental food spread with no onion and garlic preparation. The menu will change daily, so go and savour these delicacies before you head out to hit the dance floor or post your celebrations.
When Up to October 14, from 7.30pm to 12.30am
Where 39, Juhu Tara Rd, Near Juhu Beach
Contact 26201811/ 66938888

This year, don’t worry about not having anywhere to eat after your Navratri revelry as Burgs will stay open beyond midnight right till the last day of the festival. Also, if you walk in after 10pm, you can avail of a 20% discount on your total food bill. The widespread menu of burgers also has side dishes and creamy shakes. Prices start from `99 plus taxes.
When Up to October 13
Where All Burgs outlets across the city
Contact 2824222

Celebrate Navratri this year with food that epitomises India’s ancient traditions. Masala Kraft at The Taj Mahal Palace is serving up a special Temple Cuisine menu created by Chef Hemant Oberoi that is inspired by holy dishes from nine of the most revered temples in India. Dishes on offer include Satpura Samosas, Aloo Vadiya, Langar Dal, Rajma Masala, Basin Roti, Kada Prasad and Mishti Doi.
When Up to October 13
Where The Taj Mahal Palace, opposite Gateway of India, Apollo Bunder
Contact 66653366/ 3490

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