Independence Day Special: 8 things to do in Mumbai
12 pm to 1.30 am Enjoy a special four-course Indian inspired Asian buffet at Lemon Leaf. The fare includes Chicken Turmeric Soup, Vegan Murtabak, Kuthu Roti, Malay Indian Veg Curry, Crunchy Fish with Green Curry Flavoured Rice (in pic), Sayur Asem (golden corn and beans curry with peanuts and tamarind) as well as Lemon Grass and Ginger Custard. Special discounts for those who walk in with the Indian flag pin.
At: Ground Floor, Royal Sands Building, off Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri (W).
Cost: Rs 699
Crunchy Fish with Green Curry Flavoured Rice
Drink on a dry day
Drink: 9 am to 1 am So what if it is a dry day? Head to Social and enjoy fun and quirky non-alcoholic concoctions like Kashmiri ki Kali, Paan Banaras Wala, Roshogulla Lacchi, Aam Su Che, #NoReal and Tulsi Shikanji.
At: Todi Mill Social, Lower Parel; Colaba Social, Apollo Bunder.
Savour Indian flavours
Buffet: 12 pm to 4 pm;
7 pm to 11.30 pm Indulge in a lavish spread of dishes like Tandoori Murgh ki Chaat, Trio Paneer Tikka, Seafood Medley Curry, Bahurangi Biryani, Nawabi Tarkari Biryani (in pic), Lachcha Rabri and special mocktails like Chak de and Jam e Tiranga.
Till: August 16 AT Made In Punjab, level 2, Inorbit Mall, Malad (W).
Cost: Rs 650 plus taxes
A family affair
Workshop: 10 am to 8 pm Instead of spending this day lazing at home with your kids, make the most of the holiday by heading to Millk. Spread patriotic cheer by participating in a flag hoisting ceremony. Your kid can also participate in a yoga workshop by Rashmi Ramesh, cookie and cupcake decoration workshop inspired by Independence theme, drawing or flag-making workshop along with a fun magic show.
At: Millk, Kamala Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Next to Gate 4, Lower Parel.
Cost: Rs 850 plus taxes
Cheer for a choir
Music: 11.30 am to 12.30 am This Independence Day, indulge in patriotic fervour by showing your support to the students of The Happy Home and School for The Blind. These students participate in a choir performance and sing popular patriotic songs like Woh Bharat Desh Hai Mera and Saare Jahaan Se Achha.
At: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Veer Mata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marg, Byculla (E).
Call of the cube
Challenge: 11 am Are you a fan of Rubik’s Cube? Then, participate in Speed Cubing challenge conducted by Speed Cubing Mumbai Unlimited. Compete against time and solve this puzzle as quickly as possible to win prizes.
On: Today and August 16 At Phoenix Marketcity, LBS Marg, Kurla (W).
Cost: Rs 400
Of myths and facts
Talk:4.45 pm Dr Ranjit Nair (CEO, Germin8 Solutions) will talk about the power of imagination in mythology and explain facts regarding concepts like human cloning and flying vessels.
On: August 16 At Mcubed Library, Princess Building, D’Monte Park Road, Bandra (W).
Sax and the city
Gig:9 pm Enjoy a mix of Deep House, Techno, Disco, Funk and Garage sounds with an interesting twist of saxophone as HRSHMN, Tansane, The Book of Music and saxophonist Nigel Rajaratnam come together.