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Mumbai Diary page: Wednesday Whispers

To market, to market
WHEN the weather gets hot post-monsoon, it’s time to head to the Maharashtra Nature Park. In addition to catching some greenery, floral eye-pleasers and a host of birds and butterflies, you can also spend a Sunday morning at the Farmers’ Market. The market is held there between 10am and 3pm on Sundays from October till March next year, except on October 26, December 28, January 25 and March 8.

LAP OF NATURE: Take a break from the city at the Nature Park
LAP OF NATURE: Take a break from the city at the Nature Park

Besides checking out organic fruits, vegetables and other products, visitors can also catch useful workshops, and watch entertainers, storytellers and musicians. If there is a performer in you, you could even take the stage yourself. For more information you can contact 9820089378 or 9819852266, or visit farmersmarket.co.in.

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Bachelor: One who never Mrs (misses) a girl
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Bumper offer to solve auto woes
THE mall culture sure has caught on in Mumbai, but one woe that suburban mall-goers face, especially on weekends and in the evenings, is the lack of autorickshaws when they are done shopping and want to cart their purchases home. For those who don’t have their own two- or four-wheeled transport, this can mean frustrating waits of up to an hour.

HAPPY SHOPPING: Leaving the mall is no longer traumatic. Representation pic
HAPPY SHOPPING: Leaving the mall is no longer traumatic. Representation pic

Thane’s Viviana Mall has thought up an out-of-the-box idea to solve this problem as well as help the rickshaw drivers too. As an incentive, every time a rickshaw driver picks up a passenger from the mall, he is given a coupon with his rickshaw number and details on it. The rickshaw driver can collect coupons worth 60 points to get Rs 2,000 worth of groceries from the mall.

The scheme began this month, and while it is sure to be a boon during the thick of Diwali shopping, we hope it continues, and is emulated by other malls and busy shopping centres too. We don’t really want our frozen goods thawing silently while we fume!

Make it a happy Diwali for all
OF THE many messages going around on social media and messaging apps, one that we particularly liked urges people, when making purchases on the occasion of Diwali, to think about the less fortunate.

DO YOUR BIT: Think of the small vendor. Representation pic
DO YOUR BIT: Think of the small vendor. Representation pic

“You don’t have to go without anything, just ensure that you buy your stuff from small shopkeepers rather than big shopping malls and megastores,” the message says. “Whether it is lanterns (kandeel), series lights or other decorations, it won’t make a major difference to you if it is bought from a small shop rather than a large one. But for the small retailer, it is a big difference.”

We like this thought, and hope the message spreads far and wide. It is particularly sad to see old people selling stuff to make a living, and we too urge you to buy from them. And when you pay them, give them the bonus of a smile. The goodwill you get is worth more than hard cash.

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