Thursday, 20 December 2012

Spicy Food Trails Around The City Of Mumbai

Photo: courtesy Rushina Munshaw Dhadiyal

There is an interesting event coming up this Sunday for food lovers who like to explore the food lanes of Mumbai. Join the food experts through the different food trails around the city on Sunday, 23th December 2012 from 11am to 3pm.

Rushina Ghildiyal will take you through Gujarathi food trail starting from Grant road station, west entrance.

Deepa Krishnan will take you through Matunga market walk for South Indian lunch starting from Astika Samaj, King’s Circle.

Fren Avari will take you through Lalbaugh (mill colony) and lunch at Dadar, starting from Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Gargi Kothari will take you for a chai walk starting from Oxford Book Store at Churchgate.

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The same evening, there will be panel discussions on the role of spices in the formation of our cities and cultures. There will conversation with food experts from various communities to explore the role of women in binding community through food amongst other things.

‘We like it Spicy-City tours’-This is the event not to be missed, a perfect way to spend the Sunday afternoon to explore the food adventures…are you going???

Monday, 17 December 2012

'12 Artists. 12 Hours. Once in a lifetime Event in Mumbai'

If you belong to the art circle of Mumbai, you have probably heard about this 12-hour-long “art ritual” called ‘Midnight Tea' which will begin at midnight on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Tao Art Gallery, Worli and conclude on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Lakeeren Gallery, Colaba.

For Mumbai Ceremony, there is a broad theme of the elements that one can relate to: Fire, Water, Earth and Air.

The cycles of Fire and Water will be performed at Tao Art Gallery whereas Air and Earth will take place at Lakeeren Gallery, Colaba.

For each 3-hours-long cycle, the participating guests will receive special roles and assignments that will allow them to connect with each other using tea, time and technology.

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It will be interesting mix of predetermined and improvised performances, readings, interventions and the like. There will be fashion designers, textile artist, photographers, writers and game designers.

"The project is built around the traditional Japanese tea ceremony where more than one person can explore the relationship of giving and receiving. We're all projecting ourselves into the world, and if with the help of some instructions we could get all our perspectives to coalesce for at least the duration of the tea ceremony, then that would be amazing. I really believe that at any point in time, people can come together and make magic happen," explains Marin, who has adopted Miko Kuro as her Japanese name.
 Interested parties can RSVP through the event’s website ( or watch the proceedings which will be live-streamed online.

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Monday, 3 December 2012

Spectacular Red Bull Soap Box Race at Bandra.

What were you doing on Sunday morning at 11am?
If you had come to Bandra, you might have witnessed the most spectacular show in Bandra of Red Bull Soap Box race, the first of its kind at ‘Mount Mary Circuit’.
There were 70 soap boxes participating in this race, all imaginatively man-made, human powered and competed against the clock in a downhill race course, featuring bumps, jumps and curves.
The soapboxes were in the shape of vada pav, pizza slices, snails, animals, private ships, etc. You had to be there to experience the excitement with the crowd of more than 10,000 people and watch each soap box race down the ‘Mount Mary Circuit’.
It was a day of song, drama, creativity and bumpy rides.
And there were attractive prizes too….
Dabbawalla stole the show with their soapbox designed as food dabba and won the first prize of a paid visit to Red Bull HQ at Salzburg, Austria.
Team Tritech, who rode a radio controlled car, won a fully paid experience for Sunburn Goa 2012
Feni Talks team, who rode downhill in a Feni-bottle, won a free entry to the most happening New Year party in town with friends.
Red Bull Soapbox Race has travelled in 77 cities across 40 countries.

What is Red Bull Soap Box ?

Fuelled by creativity and competitive fun, Red Bull Soapbox Race is a non-motorized racing event. Each soapbox must be powered by gravity and imagination, which means no stored power or external energy sources allowed.
The task is to design and build imaginative, human-powered soapbox machines and compete against the clock on a downhill race course featuring jumps, bumps and curves.Teams will be judged on three criteria: speed, creativity and showmanship.

The name "Bombay" was derived from 'Bom Bahia' (The Good Bay),

.... a name given by Portuguese sailor Francis Almeida, in 1508 ....“Bounce back Mumbai” it is called by the locals, it is a city that has been through a lot in the recent past – floods, bomb blasts, riots – and come out stronger each time.

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