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Friday, September 18, 2009

High Tide

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What: Mobile Camping on the Konkan Coast, Quest Adventures, call 9820367412 or visit, Rs 3,000 per day/per head.

Why: Give Jehan a buzz, and within hours he’ll send you an SUV loaded with camping gear, equipment for your chosen activity (body boarding, waterfall rappelling, kayaking) and a team leader/driver/chef. They can also arrange shorter trips, treks and more.

When: You want to be a happy (s)camper.


What: Tote on the Turf, Mahalaxmi Race Course, call Indigo at 66368999 for details.

Why: A new venture from the Indigo stable, this one promises to be a winning bet. Featuring a bar, restaurant and banquet facilities, Tote on the Turf is rumored to have yummy tapas on the
menu, and doesn’t go public until next week. For a first look, try sneaking into the opening party tonight.

When: You’re looking for a taste of things to come. BPB review out soon!


What: Electric Feather: The Tranquebar Book of Erotic Stories, in bookstores next week, Rs 395.

Why: Bollywood stars, sexually inexperienced men, pillow talk and body fluids live unapologetically between the pages of this new anthology, deftly edited by Ruchir Joshi.

When: You want to enjoy multiple climaxes.


What: Tornado Beer Glasses by Hot Muggs, buy online here, Rs 495 for a set of two.

Why: Because these twisty glasses are guaranteed to shake up your straight-laced bar.

When: You’re leaning towards a drink.


What: Cupcake face mask and Cynthia Sylvia Stout Shampoo at Lush, Grand Galleria, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel, Rs 480 and Rs 430 respectively.

Why: Made with organic Irish stout beer and lemons, this shampoo bottle may as well have a “drink me” sign on it. And while you’re getting a beer at Lush, gorge on the cupcake face mask for fresh skin.

When: You need tasty treat(ment)s.


Event Round Up: Simultaneous global screening of The Age of Stupid by Franny Armstrong at Blue Frog, Indian folk music and dance at NCPA and Bramfatura at Zenzi Mills.

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