24 things to do in and around Mumbai from November 12 to November 18
Enjoy an eggy feast
11 am – 4 pm: Too lazy to cook? But, worried about overspending? Treat yourself to an egglicious lunch at AndaMental for a flat Rs 200. The menu has a range of egg dishes, from makhani anda rice (makhani gravy made with two boiled eggs over rice), to andamental ghotala and the simple anda maggie (maggie with fried egg and garnished with cheese).
Where: AndaMental, shop 4, Sarkar Corner, Azad Nagar Metro Station, Andheri West
Draw mandalas to heal
12 pm: Attend a mandala art therapy workshop that will help you reconnect with yourself. Mandala art comprises intricate flower, snail and shell patters, all drawn within a circle. It is known to be both therapeutic and symbolic. Art materials will be provided for the session.
Where: Doolally Taproom, A Rajkutir, E854, 3rd Road, Khar West
Entry: Rs 1,300
Fight drugs through art
11 am - 7 pm: Catch a unique art exhibition titled Solitude: Glory of Being Alone, which brings together 22 different artists, from all over the country, who have been directly or indirectly affected by the drug menace. The show, through the various works on display, will help throw light on the issue.
Where: Piramal Art Gallery, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Try iced tea in a bong
8 am – 1 am: Head to BKC Dive’s ‘Let’s get LIIT’ festival, where a specially curated menu of Long Island Iced Teas like Bombay Black, Manali Cream, Breaking Bad, Idukki Gold and Kashmiri Ice will be served in bongs and a twist of molecular gastronomy. There will also be good music and eats to dig into.
Where: BKC Dive, B Wing ground floor, Pinnacle Corporate Park, BKC, Bandra East
Price: Rs 426 – Rs 625
Dig into a fruity waffle
9.30 am – 11.30 pm: Craving for some junk? Head to Tea Trails, which is hosting a one-of-its kind pizza and waffle fest till November 30. On the menu are lip-smacking delicacies like mega fruity, caramelo and brownie waffles, and
chicken tikka and pesto paneer pizzas.
Where: Tea Trails, 3rd floor, Capital Building, BKC, Bandra East
Lessons on ‘the talk’
5 pm – 7 pm: Do you want to have ‘the talk’ with a young person in your life, but just don’t know where to start? Attend the Ishq Etc: AOI Conversations session, where Srinidhi Raghavan, sex-educator, and trainer will lead a workshop on the how tos, to dos and ‘oops I just can’t’ conversations around sex. Venue address will be shared once registration is complete.
Where: Khar West ENTRY: Rs 500
To Register: bit.ly/2hbNEUE
Watch a prisoner’s tale on stage
7 pm: Catch Suruchi Aulakh and Mahnaz Damania bring alive Reyhaneh Jabbari’s prison account on stage with 07/07/07. With a hanging noose in front of her, the play revisits Reyhaneh’s story — her battle to makes sense of life, destiny, humanity, from within the prison walls, before her execution in October 2014.
Where: Experimental Theatre: NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Entry: Rs 500
To book: in.bookmyshow.com
Go trekking to Sandhan Valley
Nov. 19, 3 am: Experience the true essence of adventure with an overnight trek to Sandhan valley in Igatpuri with friends. The adventure combines activities such as rappelling and trekking. You will also get to explore the Peshwa temples from the 7th century, and a natural gorge called Sandan.
Meeting Point: Kasara railway station
Entry: Rs 1,200
To book: eventshigh.com
Revel in the romance of words
Crumpled is a collection of five "imperfect love stories", each spanning 10-15 minutes. All the stories in their own way talk about contemporary relationships and explore why and how they are different from the way they used to be in the previous generation. The stories have been written by Aakash Prabhakar, Julianne Homokay, Rahul Rai and Kalpak Bhave. The titles include The Tinder Date, The Connection, The Wedding Story, Spur and The American Dream. Enacting them are Aakash Prabhakar, Rohit Mehra and Niketan Sharma.
Where: Of10 Prudential ground floor, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
When: November 18, 8 pm onwards
Entry: Rs 250
Go feast on a light lunch
Tired of meals that make you feel bloated? Consider a soup-salad-and-sushi lunch that will fill you up but not weigh you down. Go for the mushroom suimono, a shitake mushroom and truffle scented clear soup or a spicy salmon miso soup. Follow that with a crunchy vegetable or a seafood salad and sign off with Japanese vegetable roll with a kimchi dressing.
Where: Hello Guppy, ground floor, Godrej-BKC, G-Block BKC, Bandra East
When: 12 pm to 6 pm
Take your kids out for a wild time
A wildlife and nature trail is being organised for children in the picturesque Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The tour includes visit to Deer Park, lion safari, sunset boating in shikaras at Dudhni Lake, a trip to the fishing island of Sinhdongri. Also, wildlife tours at Satmalia and Vasona presents a chance of spotting Asian lions and nilgai.
When: November 19
Entry: Rs 2,400
Feel refreshed with tulsi drinks
The Indian household herb, tulsi, gets a new spin in this series of cocktails and mocktails. Sip on the Tulsitini, a drink that plays on the classic Martini by combining vodka and Martini rosso, finishing it with a splash of tulsi extract. For the non-alcohol lovers, there’s the honey tulsi Lemonade, a refreshing mocktail that has organic honey with a touch of tulsi, topped with fresh lemonade. This is just the respite you need from Mumbai’s November summers.
Where: Bombay Brasserie, Villa 12-A, Lotus Cinema Building, Opposite Nehru Centre, Worli
When: 12 pm to 1 am
Get your pet their own dabbas
Planning to give your furry friends some special treats? Doggie Dabbas gives you a chance to opt for healthy and tasty doggie food delivered right at your door step. They also have provisions for customised home-cooked meals that are high in protein and nutrients necessary for dogs. Treat them to dishes like chicken jerky, and chicken liver among many more. There are even need-specific items like food for weight loss plans, kidney support and senior doggy food. They also offer detailed diet plans for your pooch.
Log on to www. doggiedabbas. com
A peek into Gogol's world
Considered by many to be Nikolai Gogol’s best work, Diary of a Madman is set in
St. Petersburg and is a dark comedy that focuses on how one man’s need for power throws him into chaos. This play will be staged as part of the Tata Literature Live! Mumbai Litfest.
Where: Godrej Theatre, NCPA
When: November 17, 5 pm onwards
Watch modern brush strokes
Eight artists from Baroda have created contemporary extensions of miniature sensibilities, borrowing images or techniques from some of the old masters, in this exhibition titled Things That May Matter. The artists have tackled subjects like time and space, migrants, architecture, memory and more, to push the envelope on canvas and in sculptures.
When: Till November 18, 11 am to 7 pm,
Where: Rukshaan Art, 72, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Push the LOL button
8.30 pm onwards: Watch Aditi Mittal, touted among the top ten comedians in India with her own Netflix special as well, testing a brand new set of jokes and confessions. The show titled Global Village Idiot will have a limited seating, and the audience can bag a cool 15 per cent discount.
Where: Independence Brewing Company, Boolani Estate Owners Premises Co-Op, New Link Road, Andheri West, opp. Citi Mall
Entry: Rs 350
Mixed feelings on stage
8 pm onwards: Two shows — a spoken word story and an interactive drama — will take you through some mad moments lived on stage. The Spirit of the Willow Tree is a story told through rhythm and music, while I Love You, Let’s Have Sex is a play that will have actors interact with the audience.
Where: Studio Tamaasha Mumbai Bungalow no 76, Aram Nagar Part 2, Versova, Andheri West
Entry: Rs 250
Hit the high notes
8 pm onwards: Whether you want to test your crooning skills or hum boozy anthems, this karaoke session has a tie-up with leading reality show The Voice, wherein you will get to sing pop numbers by its international coaches like Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, and Adam Levine.
Where: The Irish House, Shop No. 7, A Wing, Gasper Enclave, Pali Naka, Bandra West
Master the tofu
11 am to 2 pm: If the humble soybean continues to baffle you, here’s your chance to get your doubts resolved. Learn everything about tofu, and a few recipes like tofu tikka, smoky tofu makhanwala, paneer barfi, shahi tukda and more.
Where: Shivraj Classique Plot No 332, 12th Road, opp Khatwari Darbar, 7th floor, Khar West
Entry: R2,200 onwards
Follow the Marx trail
8 pm onwards: Watch a satire on Karl Marx that imagines a funny journey that he undertakes in aamchi Mumbai. He’s here because it has come to his notice that Socialism and Communism, two words he taught the world are now being used as dirty words.
Where: Whistling Woods Andheri Base, Link Road, Andheri West
Entry: Rs 300
Watch an art exhibition
11 am to 7 pm: With a firm focus on the feminine psyche, artist Rini Dhumal’s work explores the potential and challenges offered by various media, like a two or three-dimensional work in clay or bronze or graphic art and relief. The exhibition is titled Parallel Wings — The Art of Rini Dhumal.
Where: 165, The View, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli
A quick verdict on the buzz
Ready to be spooked?
We already knew Mindhunter was going to be good when we saw it had been produced by David Fincher. But this is some really good stuff. The show, which stars Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford and Holt McCallany as Bill Tench, is about two FBI agents who decide to figure out why serial killers do what they do. Set in 1977, it shows the FBI grappling in the aftermath of killings by Charles Manson and David Berkowitz (also known as the Son of Sam). The writing is crisp and intellectually moving, and the atmosphere is gloomy and chilling. The direction is taut, and there is a seamless movement through the episodes.
A Maroon 5 fix
Maroon 5 seems to be trying something new, and we love it. Their new album, Red Pill Blues, has had us going from one song to another, nodding along in assent at the lyrics and the groovy music. We especially love Closure, which after two minutes of Adam Levine's lovely singing about how closure really doesn't exist, goes into an extended jam that is eerily similar to the beats of Ye Ishq Hai from Jab We Met. We are not kidding. Check it out for yourself.
Head to la la land
WE recently got hold of 11-year-old Tania Poonawalla's book on the Adventures of Harvey Mouse, a fantastical story of a young mouse and his friends, and what happens during the course of a fun sleepover party. Illustrated by her mother, Michelle, the book is a visual treat that impressed us with its simple, but endearing storyline. A special mention for the vibrant illustrations that have a Walt Disney-like feel to them. Even if you aren't into children's books, thumb through this one for a throwback to childhood.