Your monsoon planner
Wondering what to during the rains? Well, here are a few activities that you can indulge in...
Keep calm and let it rain
Saturday, 4 pm-5.30 pm: Are you prone to gastric issues and skin infections during the monsoon? Wondering how to pull the brakes on the oncoming flu? Bhavna Kapoor, a holistic health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, New York and an advanced Iyengar Yoga practitioner, will show you how. Learn to make powerful shifts in your food and lifestyle habit and be more in tune with yourself.
Where: The Yoga House, Nargis Villa/ Water Bungalow, Sherly Rajan Road, Bandra
To sign up, call: 265545001
Let the rains inspire you
Ongoing, till July 31: Get your kids to participate in the world’s largest art contest titled Camel Art Contest. All they have to do is make an artwork around the theme ‘Fun’. And what better inspiration than the rains! Submit your work online, at your school or any Big Bazaar store in your vicinity. There is a Grand Finale prize worth Rs 50,000 to be won.
Eligibility criteria: Pre-schoolers to children up to Class 12
Last date to submit: July 31 Enroll on: www.camelartcontest.com
For queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Menu to go with your monsoon moods
Ongoing, till July 31: The Classic Hot Chocolate, Masala Chai or the Hot Toddy, teamed with crispy pakodas, batata wada or Vilayti Pav Bhaji (served in hollow case of puff pastry) await you this monsoon. Try the Mumbai Monsieur (Croque Monsieur with chicken stuffed between pav) or the Kheema Pissaladiere (French pizza topped with lamb and glazed with goat cheese). There’s also Lemongrass, ginger and lime Shikanji to keep your spirits refreshed.
Where: Pondicherry Café, Sofitel, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East
Madame’s monsoon collection
Ongoing: Give your closet a makeover with Madame’s Monsoon 2014 collection. Choose clothes in light pastels to colourful candy shades. Ankle length pants, shorts to jump suits and knee length dresses, the collection is designed in inspiration from nature and includes outfits with zebra and tiger skin prints.
Where: All Madame stores
Price range: Rs 1,999 to Rs 5,999
A musical feast
Friday, 9 pm: There’s something about humming old tunes in the rains. Curl up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and watch the winner of two National awards, Pancham Unmixed: Mujhe Chalte Jaana Hai. This film takes an incisive look into the legendary composer, RD Burman’s reflective artistry and buoyant-but-also-lonely inner being. Featuring a host of close friends, colleagues and admirers, the film evokes awe, admiration and nostalgia the way most of his music does, till date.
Where: Sony Max