Have a crackling diwali!
The Guide recommends some places you can shop at and events you can enjoy this festive season
Shop till you drop
Diwali is incomplete without a shopping spree, so use your Diwali holidays for some retail therapy. A flea market has been organised in Malad that will offer Diwali decorations and everything else associated with the festival.
till November 10
at Infiniti 2 Mall, Malad (W).
Anything for a laugh
Meeting family and friends during Diwali festivities is a must, but this time, go in for something more fun. Ditch your card parties and sweet tasting sessions for an evening of laughter with your loved ones and enjoy the festival in a new way. Head for a stand-up act with actor-comedian Varun Thakur, who is the co-founder of the comedy troupe, Schitzengiggles.
ON Today, 10.30 pm
at Canvas Laugh Factory,
Phoenix Mall, Lower Parel.
Get into green mode
We love visiting parks blooming with colourful flowers. But, day offs is the time when we should try and do something different. How does learning more about the green, thorny cacti sound? If the prickly plant fascinates you, head to the Mumbai Port Trust Garden and learn about 20 types of cacti from different parts of the country and the world. In a glass enclosure, you can find a Brazilian cactus with large thorns, and a Darjeeling cactus with multi-coloured leaves amongst other species.
ON Daily, 5.30 am to 10 am
at Mumbai Port Trust Garden, near Colaba Causeway, WG Union Road, Colaba.
Diwali is a lot of fun, but some amount of responsibility is important too. The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research’s forum for informal discussions of interesting scientific issues will be organising a session discussing the science behind fireworks. Get educated and spread the knowledge.
ON November 3, 11 am
at Prithvi Café, Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu.
Hit the high seas
Explore the fascinating coast of Mumbai by taking a sailing trip. You can be fully engaged in steering and sailing the boat. So, make this Diwali break a memorable time.
ON Any day of the week,
1 pm or 3 pm
at Gateway of India.