Make the best of Independence Day

Aug 15, 2012, 09:04 IST | Kartiki Nitin Lawate

Choose from a range of fun activities that you can indulge in to celebrate this Independence Day

Independence Day is marked with cultural activities, drills, flag hoisting and distribution of sweets. All true blue patriots can head to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) building around 7 am to attend the flag hosting ceremony.

Since the day is a holiday, here are some activities you can indulge in throughout the day.

Change your look
Join in the festivities as The Nature’s Co celebrates the spirit of freedom on our 65th Independence Day. Customers who visit any of their outlets can avail of a 65% discount on select products, for a minimum purchase of `500 or above. The offer is valid till today.

Revamp your wardrobe
This Independence Day, give your wardrobe a new lease of life. Make the most of exclusive offers at Westside and set your old wardrobe aside. The offer is valid in select stores from August 15 to 19. Choose from an array of products acrosscategories such as fashion, jewellery, beauty and home décor.

Wear your patriotism
Show off with by buying their colourful trio of green, white and orange shoes.

Watch jugglers in action
Phoenix Market City has lined up a host of activities for its patrons. It includes having jugglers and mascots to entertain children and a live band performance by Indo-Gypsies. There is an activity planned for each age group.

Listen to classical music
Vriddha Anand Ashram at Akurdi has organised a classical music recital by Mukul Shivputra Ji and Ashwini Modak, a student of Padmabhushan Dr Prabha Atre. It will be held at Vriddha Anand Ashram, behind Akurdi Railway Station, from 7.30 pm onwards.

Have an I-Day lunch
Enjoy the Independence Day Lunch at The Café. The meal is priced at `1,150 plus taxes and `850 plus taxes (only lunch buffet) from 12.30 to 3.30 pm.

Treat yourself
Treat yourself to varied spices and flavours as Spice Kitchen and Alto Vino at Pune Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre brings you a delicious Independence Day brunch. For reservations call 66833333. 

Recipe for the day:
Trio of Eggless Mousse
(Courtesy The Eatery at Four Points by Sheraton)
Whipping cream 200 gm
Custard Powder 20 gm
Milk 50 ml
Kiwi crushed 10 gm
Sugar 10 gm
Orange crushed 10 gm

Boil the milk and add the custard powder. Let it cool and mix the cream and custard cream together. Divide the cream in three bowls and add orange crush and kiwi crush. Pipe out in the glass and garnish with choco fan. 

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