It’s International Coastal Cleanup Day on 17th September. And here’s why you should join the movement.

The ocean is one of the most beautiful and diverse places on Earth. However, unfortunately, it is being threatened by contaminants and pollutants generated by us on land. We humans are the biggest destroyers of nature today. With each passing day, we are deteriorating our scarce natural resources, ignoring the long-term implications.

Today, oceans are surrounded by a serious threat of pollution. Thousands of tons of waste and trash are dumped into the ocean on a daily basis. Marine life is dying, and as a result the whole oceanic ecosystem is threatened simply by various sources of pollution.

Ocean Pollution generally starts from land itself. The waste from factories, homes, fertilizers and pesticides, radioactive junk and industries is released into the water and it deteriorates its purity. Adding to this damage, oil spills have also given rise to ocean pollution.

P.C: Manali Jain
P.C: Manali Jain

Due to this, the oceans have now become a dumpyard, being excessively exploited.

Facts About Ocean Pollution:

    • Approximately 1.4 billion pounds of trash per year enters the ocean.
    • The most hazardous and sadly, the most common element found in the ocean is Plastic. Sometimes, this plastic is consumed by marine animals which consider this as food material, thereby seriously affecting their health.

      P.C: Manali Jain
      P.C: Manali Jain
    • Land itself is the biggest contributor of the ocean pollution. Land-based sources such as oil, dirt, industries, sewage, septic tanks, farms, motor vehicles, etc. contribute in being the largest polluters of the oceans and their beaches.
    • Trash and waste dumped into the oceans affects the life of marine animals, that can choke up on these deadly chemicals and other waste materials.
    • Oil spills are the fastest source of ocean pollution.

      Lewis Pugh at Versova Beach cleanup in 2016.  P.C: Manali Jain
      Lewis Pugh at Versova Beach cleanup in 2016.
      P.C: Manali Jain
  • The dumping of radioactive waste from nuclear reactors, industrial garbage (such as heavy metals and acids), and drained sewage is also a major cause of ocean pollution.
    • Even though all the trash is released in the oceans, it eventually washes up on the shores, that leads to beach pollution on a massive level.
    • Toxic chemicals are consumed by the fish thinking it is food. One can catch immune diseases and even cancer, if they eat this contaminated seafood.
    • Ocean pollution is ultimately leading to loss of marine flora and fauna, and is only contributing to the increase in endangered species.
      This is destroying, drastically deteriorating and making irreversible damages to the biodiversity.

If we are to preserve ocean and its natural beauty, measures have to be taken to combat this pollution and keep what we hold most dear.

If you want to join the movement to protect our oceans, head to Versova Beach on 16th September and join the 100 weeks of beach clean up with Adv. Afroz Shah, affiliated with United Nation Environment’s Champion of the Earth for his efforts in the World’s biggest beach cleanup drive.

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A Heritage walk in South Mumbai.

Mahatma Gandhi said that, “A nation’s culture resides in the heart and soul of its people”. Our heritage is not just our past, it’s our origin and defines our culture. The past that has honour attached to it. We can never leave behind our heritage. It’s our pride.

Let’s go on a ride to the south of Mumbai and take some time to visit these heritage sites that are a pride to the nation.  

Following are the heritages you must visit in South Mumbai:

  1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway station: One of the busiest stations in India, this was built in the year 1887. Previously, it’s name used to be Victoria Terminus. In short form, the station was also called VT and now CST. This is definitely one of the historic railway stations in the city of Mumbai and has also been a part of films such as the  Jai Ho song in Slumdog Millionaire.

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    P.C: Instagram- @Manali_Jain
  2. Municipal Corporation Building: The Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai is a Grade IIA heritage building which stands opposite CST. It was built in the year 1865 and Arthur Crawford was the first Municipal Commissioner. What makes it even bigger is that it is not just the largest civic organization in India, but in Asia.

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    P.C: Instagram- @Manali_Jain
  3. Churchgate: Also known as Veer Nariman Point, Churchgate is one of the prominent locations you must visit in South Mumbai. Churchgate got its name from Churchgate railway station. It is home to some of Mumbai’s most prestigious buildings including banking and business organizations and educational institutions as well. Built in the 18th century, it is located half-a-kilometer away from the Churchgate railway station for which it is famous.

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    P.C: Instagram- @Manali_Jain
  4. Fort: During the 18th century, Fort used to be the heart of the city. This place gets its name from the defensive fort, Fort George, which was built by the Bombay Stock Exchange around the time of the Bombay castle. RBI, Bombay Stock Exchange headquarters are important buildings to visit, and they are located in Fort. Even now, D.N. Road is an important road in this area. It is a good place for street shopping where one can find things at relatively affordable prices.

  5. Colaba: This is a part of Mumbai and Lok Sabha constituency as well. It was known as Candil during Portuguese rule in the 16th century. While in 17th century, it was known as Colio. Originally, Colaba consisted of two islands, one main Colaba and the other Little Colaba. It was one of the seven islands that the Portuguese ruled over. Colaba gives you a number of reasons to plan your trip there. Gateway of India, Art Deco Regal theatre, The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and cafes like Leopold Cafe are a few names that add up to the value of culture in Colaba.  On one hand, modern pubs are adding to the attractions in Colaba and on the other, it is already a home to Cooperage Football ground.

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    Gateway of India- P.C: Instagram- @Manali_Jain
  6. Rajabai Clock Tower: It was designed by an English architect Sir George Gilbert Scott who later modeled the structure of the Big Ben in London. It is a clock tower situated in South Mumbai that stands at a height of 85 m. The tower had undergone restoration work in 2015 and it is one of the tallest structures in the city of Mumbai.

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    P.C: Instagram- @Manali_Jain
  7. Watson’s Hotel: Now known as Esplanade Mansion, Watson’s Hotel is India’s oldest surviving cast-iron building. It is situated in the Kala Ghoda area of Mumbai. It was constructed between 1860 and 1863 and named after its original owner, John Watson. This hotel was the first place in India to screen Lumiere Brothers’ cinematographic invention in 1896. One of the notable guests that this hotel had was Mark Twain. However, the building was also on the list of “100 of the world’s most endangered monuments” in the year 2005. Considering which, restoration work will be carried out for the same.

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    P.C: The Victorian Web
  8. Jehangir Art Gallery: Under the influence and urging of K.K. Hebbar and Homi Bhabha, Sir Cowasji Jehangir got the idea of building this art gallery in the year 1952. It’s got 4 exhibition walls. It is one of the early concrete structures prevailing in the city which was designed by Durga Bajpai. It was also featured in the 1975 Bollywood film Choti Si Baat where they conceptualized it as a fake gallery.

  9. Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai/ Crawford Market: It is one of South Mumbai’s most famous markets named after Arthur Crawford and the market was later named after Mahatma Jyotiba Phule who had to face a long struggle by the President of Mahatma Phule Smarak Samiti, Mukondraoji Bhujpal Patil.  This is a marketplace where you can get practically everything from raw material to finished products, from electrical fittings to carpentry. Everything is available in this market.

These are some of the famous heritage buildings that one could visit if they wanted to get the real feel of this city. The true beauty of Mumbai lies here in the south, where time feels like it has stopped, taking us back into a place we lovingly called “Bombay”.

Kaas Plateau- The Valley of Flowers in Maharashtra

Kaas Plateau, one of the most magnificent and beautiful places to visit in Maharashtra. The Kaas Plateau is a UNESCO World Heritage site with fascinating views and breathtaking landscapes. Kaas is a wonderful sight that is specially known for its vivid array of colourful flowers.

It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in the year 2012. There is no better designer than nature, and Kaas is Maharashtra’s very own Valley of Flowers which is situated 25 kilometers west from Satara city.

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P.C: Tripoto

Kaas plants its garden after the rains and decorates its own soul turning the plateau into a heavenly sight.  Every flower in the field radiates fragrance that turns into happiness. These flowers bloom only in late August irrespective of the fact that Monsoon in Mumbai starts in late June. So, this time of September or early October becomes the best time to visit Kaas Plateau.

During this month, flowers in the Kaas Plateau resemble a carpet of flowers. Colours are the smile of nature. From red to white to purple, this splendid scenic beauty becomes a treat for the eyes.
This hotspot of biodiversity was formed by volcanic activities. Kaas Plateau is covered by a layer of thin soil due to which no vegetation flourishes within the region. However, it comprises of unique and endemic flora and fauna.

Entry Fees: One can enjoy this scenic beauty for 3 hours by paying an entry fee of Rs 100 per person (all days).

Visiting Timings: 7AM to 7PM

No. of Visitors allowed: 3000 per day (slots of 750 visitors every 3 hours between the visiting timings)

Best Time to Visit: Late August/ September till early October

Hotel Facilities: No such hotel facilities. Only a few locals provide homestay facilities.

Food Facility: Restaurants can be found in Kaas (most of them offer Indian Cuisine only)

Route Suggested: If you’re planning a trip to Kaas, you can take the Mahabaleshwar-Medha-Satara road route to a certain distance, and after that the Kaas-Mahabaleshwar route which is connected to Kaas. This route is relatively short. The alternate route via Pune road is quite long. Try avoiding it.

Plan your trip and land in the Valley of Flowers today because the earth here smiles in the presence of millions of flowers.

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Things to Do this Week in Mumbai (11 to 17 September 2017)

11 September, Monday

For some #MondayMotivation, you can attend UnErase’s spoken word Poetry at the Habitat Cafe, Khar. Featuring some of the best poets like Gaurav Tripathi, Navaldeep Singh, Rakesh Tiwari, Neeraj Pandey, and many more. They intend to promote spoken word. Do attend and listen to some of the best speakers. Buy your tickets here

12 September, Tuesday

Tuesdays can be more fun with antiSOCIAL screenings. They will be screening a Chabrolian crime thriller based on the actual 1978 kidnapping of a French-Belgian executive. Click here to watch the trailer of his scandalous life. For more information on the event, check out their official Facebook event page.

13 September, Wednesday

It’s time for some Gentleman’s thing. You can enjoy watching this amazing play: ‘The Gentleman’s Club’ at Cafe Zoe, Lower Parel on Wednesday evening that weaves an exciting tale of women, showcasing their celebration of masculinity. A play filled with dance, music is going to be extraordinary fun. For more information about the event, check out their official Facebook event page.

14 September, Thursday

A unique music collaboration by Blue True Collab and Hard Rock Cafe knocks your door tonight. Join to watch the amazing Marco Minnemann playing along with Ridu Shaw and Mohini Dey at the Hard Rock Cafe, Worli. An amazing night filled with fun and ultimate madness of Rock music nights. For more information, check out their official Facebook event page.

15 September, Friday

Do you want to relive in the tunes if Tabla? Want to experience the beautiful Hindustani Music? Then, attend Hindustani Music Recital happening at Little Theater. There’s no entry fee as well. So, mark your Friday evening at this recital at NCPA. Click here to book your tickets.

16 September, Saturday

Don’t chase anything but drinks and dreams. 212 All Day has a special offer for you. They are offering special 50% off on alcohol and that too everyday from 4-9pm. Avail this special offer and reserve your Saturday evening. 

17 September, Sunday

Calling all Chocolate lovers for this biggest and tastiest Chocolate event of the country. The Chocolate Show at WeWork, BKC is where you get to taste 100 different Chocolate and Chocolate Products at one place with home bakers showcasing their best chocolates. Check their Facebook event for more updates.

Your guide to Mumbai’s annual fair at Mount Mary Church,Bandra

In suburbs of Mumbai, it’s time for a week long Bandra fair. Standing still from the last 106 years, Mount Mary is blessing lakhs of devotees. The popularity of Mount Mary Bandra Fair has been increasing and it is becoming a huge spot of attraction for visitors. According to estimates, approximately 1 million people visit this annual festival.

It is estimated to be almost 300 years old and usually starts on Sunday that follows 8th September.  This was started way back in the year 1700 and 1760 when statue of Mother Mary was found floating in the Arabian Sea. According to a legend, this entire scenario was a dream of Koli, fisherman few years ago.

It’s going to start this Sunday, i.e., from 10th of September and will go on for a week till 17th September.

dsc_0110Why the event follows September 8? It is because, it is believed that Mother Mary was born on 8th and thus this festive event is done to celebrate the birth of Virgin Mary.

LOCATION: Mount Mary Chruch, Bandra West

DATES: 10th Sep – 17th Sep 2017
(Even 9 days before this fair, Mount Mary Basilica performs Novena (prayer) for the blessed Virgin Mary

STALLS AND SHOPS AT BANDRA FAIR: There are going to be 200+ temporary stalls of religious artifacts, toys, clothes, etc. These stalls are set up at Mount Mary Church, Kane Road, St John Baptist Road and Robello Road.

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  • Shahrukh Khan’s Mannat
  • Salman Khan’s Home at Galaxy Apartments
  • Bandra Bandstand
  • Bandra Fort at Bandra Land’s End
  • By-lanes of Bandra West

 

 

 

HOW TO GET THERE:

  • Bus Number 214, 215, 86, 211, 212, 222 will lead you to nearby stations like Mount Mary Steps or Holy Family Hospital, Hill Road from where there is a minimum walking distance.
  • On Sunday, BEST will run special 25 buses to cater the commuters from Bandra Station to the fair.

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AT MOUNT MARY BANDRA FAIR:                                                                         

10th September: Bandra fest starts

11th to 16th September: Daily religious mass in English. There will be no evening mass.
Visiting hours: 05:30 am to 11:30 pm

17th September, Last Day: Mass in English starting from 05:30 am.
Note: Mount Mary Church closes at 8:00 pm.

NO ENTRY ZONES: Avoid these areas, if you’re using your private transport. Else, you’d get yourself stuck in traffic.

  • Mount Mary Road
  • Chapel Road
  • Saint John The Baptist Road
  • Kane Road
  • Robello Road

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COFFEE ROASTERIES IN MUMBAI

Whether you’re feeling happy or blue, coffee is always a good idea. A cup of hot aromatic coffee can change your mood in an instant, acting as a relaxant and a mood booster. Coffee is the perfect solution to almost every problem! At a commercial level, coffee is roasted on a large scale for exports, to use in  prominent coffee shops,etc. However, some passionate coffee drinkers even like to pursue coffee-roasting as a hobby and roast it at their own home. While roasting coffee, the chemical and physical properties of the original green coffee beans are transformed into roasted coffee products. Even unroasted coffee may contain similar amount of acids, protein and caffeine. But what they majorly lack is the extraordinary taste of roasted coffee beans.

In this blog, we present to all the ardent coffee lovers some of the best coffee roasteries in Mumbai that are sure to leave you with the ultimate coffee experience:

  1. Koinonia Coffee Roasters, BandraLocation: 66, Dr BR Ambedkar Rd, Chuim Village, Danda, Pali Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052
    At a price of Rs. 300, you can enjoy a coffee for two here. They even accept wallets and provide good facilities of WiFi. To brew away your mind and chill with a cup of perfection in hand, you must visit this place.
    Must try: Their Cappuccino is a must try. This would give you the real taste of coffee roasteries in Mumbai.
P.C: GQ India for Koinonia coffee roasters
P.C: GQ India for Koinonia coffee roaster

2. Blue Tokai Coffee, Mahalaxmi
Location
: Unit 20-22, Laxmi Woollen Mill, Opposite Khazana Furniture, Off Dr E Moses Road, Shakti Mills Lane, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400011
Opens at 9am in the morning. What could be better than this for those who want to refresh their minds while heading to office? From the coffee mugs to décor to the taste of coffee, you’re actually going to thank us for showing this as one of the options.
Must try: You must try their  Butter Croissant, Custard,Cappuccino, amazing variations of croissant like Almond Croissant, Chocolate and Iced Latte

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P.C: Blue Tokai coffee roaster

3. Coffee By Di Bella
Location
: Multiple Locations in the city.
This one’s not just for coffee drinkers, but also for those who love desserts. It’s a perfect place for everyone because here you get served exactly what you want. For all the coffee lovers, there are special options of choosing from their coffee specialty menu. And for the others, well, there’s a complete range from freakshakes to their famous waffles! Must Try: You can try the different varieties of cappuccino or latte which they serve either cold or hot, as per your liking; and diamond or gold cappuccino. Enjoy your cuppa coffee with their delicious chocolate or nutella-oozing waffles.

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P.C: Eatin’ Mess for Coffee by Di Bella

4. Bombay Coffee House
Location: 248, Neelkamal Building, Opposite National College, Waterfield Road, Linking Road, Bandra West
A perfect place to come with family or those who are bringing their kids along. Along with some excellent coffee, a couple of exciting features that they provide are parking facilities, breakfast, WiFi, and home delivery is also available which means you can enjoy your coffee in the comfort of home itself!
Must Try: You must try their amazing flavors of both hot and cold coffee. Iced Mocha, Tiramisu Latte and Sinful Cappuccino are some of the options that you must try.

Photo: Ariel Zambelich/WIRED
P.C: Ariel Zambelich/WIRED

5. Zen Cafe
Location: Lower Parel
One of the hidden gems in Mumbai, located in Lower Parel that serves both coffee along with a delicious Lunch platter. This place is well-known for its wide range of things on the menu.
Must Try: Coffees like Espresso Doppio, Cappuccino, Iced Nutella and Spiced Chocolate. You can order any of them according to your taste and mood, and this will definitely turn out as a stress buster for you.

P.C:The Foodie Diaries for Zen Cafe
P.C:The Foodie Diaries for Zen Cafe

 

We hope that this list helps you to satiate your everyday coffee cravings!

LADAKH FESTIVAL, 2017

India, in true terms, is a land of diversity. You would realise this as soon as you come to Leh. Influenced by Tibetan and Buddhist culture, their celebrations and rituals exhibit a deep and rich cultural history.

Leh-Ladakh is not just any other destination, but a place that carves its space in the traveller’s mind.  The beauty of the mountains, crystal-clear lakes and the amazing landscape view will strongly attract you. There are various reasons why you must visit Leh-Ladakh.ladakh-festival

From its scenic beauty to good food, Leh-Ladakh is much more appealing than this materialistic world; and adding colours to its beauty are the vibrant and vivid festivals.

One such is the Leh Ladakh Festival, that is celebrated every year in the end of September.  This year, it will begin on 17th September and will end on 24th September. The festival is inaugurated in Leh.  People gather over there in large numbers to be a part of it. Who doesn’t want to wear those beautiful Ladakhi dresses? Their culture is truly quite exquisite.

Travelling from different parts of the region, the Ladakh Festival finally ends at the Polo Ground.

These vibrant celebrations remain only for 8 days. However, it is something one would never forget. This festival not only includes dancing, singing and traditional music, but also exciting activities like archery, polo and masked dances. What else does one need? Musical concerts in the evening also play a major part in making the festival memorable.ladakh-festival_1

You can choose your own package that suits your liking from a number of options. Click here to view the different packages.  

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This is not just a festival but a special delightful ride that introduces you to the wonderful culture of the people of Leh.
All these activities assist in making this place an ultimate travel destination. One should have a customized trip to Ladakh at least once in a lifetime. If you are planning a trip here, then why not start with the Leh-Ladakh festival that allows you to get high on the never seeked-before adventures and celebrations that this festival has to offer? Go discover some of the finest ancient trade routes, and explore the beauty of this untouched landscape. Come have an exclusive interaction with this divine and unique form of art culture. Go Leh-Ladakh!

Parsi Breakfast at SodaBottleOpenerWala, BKC.

Hello Glocalistas!

This week’s blog is about a special event that was held on Saturday. I collaborated with SodaBottleOpenerWala, BKC to bring to the table some really delicious Parsi food exclusively for my expat friends in Mumbai. SodaBottleOpenerWala rolled out their all-new Breakfast menu for us, and we couldn’t be happier! The food was amazing, the décor was beautiful, and to top it all, I got to meet up with all of you!

SodaBottleOpenerWala is such a quintessential restaurant, refreshing one’s memories of a typical Irani café, while also adding in an unconventional and quirky theme. This place is perfectly designed as an urban Irani café, whilst also keeping the authenticity of the Parsi dishes alive. The colour-stained glasses and classic toffee-filled glass jars add to the vintage Irani décor.dsc_0158

The food at SBOW totally managed to match up to the authenticity of the Parsi cuisine served at the Irani cafes. It specializes in traditional Parsi recipes, and it was an exciting experience to try out their brand-new Parsi breakfast menu! I ordered the classic Bun Maska and Irani Chai, Bohri Kheema Pav and the Herby Poro. The Kheema Pav was light on spices, the meat was well-cooked and the pavs were soft. The Bun Maska and Irani Chai tasted exactly like the one you would order for breakfast in your cozy little Irani café. However, according to me, the highlight was the Herby Poro. Parsi flat omelettes are called Poro, and mine was a delicious mix of mint, coriander, basil and spring onion with lemon zest and lots of fried garlic sprinkled on top. It was also served with sautéed vegetables, cheesy mashed potatoes, red beans and a pav on the side.

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My expat friends and I had a really fun time! We enjoyed every bit of the breakfast event. Many of them hadn’t even tried Parsi cuisine before, so it was quite a thrilling experience for them! A couple of them had some lovely words to say about the event:

  • My first Parsi breakfast was a real winner at the @sodabottleopenerwala in BKC. The Parsis of India love to eat non-veg and eggs are a must for breakfast. The Parsis are Iranian descendants who still practice an old religion called Zoroastrianism. They had settled in Sindh and Gujarat in India after the Arab conquest of Persia. They are easily recognizable through their ‘Irani’ surname. The most famous Parsi is the legendary Freddie Mercury, whose real name was Farrokh Bulsara.”
    – Fazleena Aziz, Malaysia

 

  • “It was a lot of fun. Very enjoyable!”
    – Khushnoor Patel, USA

 

After a delectable breakfast, just as we were about to leave, I requested the Head Chef of SodaBottleOpenerWala, BKC Mr. Darnesh to say a few words and express his feelings about this special Breakfast event. He had a wonderful interaction with all my expat friends about Parsi cuisine, and I’m sure they found it very informative!

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To end with, I am happy that this event was such a success! A big thank you to all of you who spared some of your precious time to come and enjoy together.

It’s true when they say “Nothing brings people together like good food!”

Things to Do this Week in Mumbai (04 to 10 September 2017)

04 September, Monday

Mirchi and Mime, Powai have got a delicious solution for your #MondayCravings. Visit them post work to end a healthy day. Mondays get better with this, right!

05 September, Tuesday

If you are around Bandra, head to Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Khar making your Tuesdays better with Not all jokes by Aditi Mittal. She isn’t an ordinary girl but one of the top ten comics in the country. She is the first Indian comedian to have performed at The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. After so many features and setting a level of comedy. Click here to book your tickets.

06 September, Wednesday

Gwenda Glocalista presents another exclusive event for expats. Enjoy the great opportunity to attend pre opening of the upcoming ‘London Taxi Gastropub’ in Mumbai. Enjoy this lovely evening at London Taxi and that too even before the official opening of it. Click here to view more about the event.

07 September, Thursday

Ultra Music Festival, India 2017 present the biggest musical event at Mahalaxmi Racecourse. The most-awaited artists ‘THE CHAINSMOKERS’ are finally coming to India. Get ready to groove on their famous tracks like Closer, Something just like this and many more. For more information about the event, check out their official Facebook event page.

08 September, Friday

Food is for eating and good food is to be enjoyed. Taste the best of Malay cuisine only at #SevenKitchens by St. Regis. Because after a good dinner, even bad mood turns into good one. So, book for this vibrant Malaysian food at The St. Regis Mumbai.

09 September, Saturday

Tonight, just go Deep in Dance and groove on the finest tunes of electronic dance music at Razzberry Rhinoceros. Get ready for a great weekend and extravaganza and enjoy some of the best artists like Ash Roy, Qwiver and Anuj Samtani performing live. For more information, check out their official Facebook event page.

10 September, Sunday

Lazy Sunday calls for relaxation. So, Just Keep Calm and Go watch TALLI TUESDAY at antiSocial, Khar. No, it’s not on Tuesday. Talli Tuesday is today only to rejuvenate your minds. A perfect blend of comedy and theater, Talli Tuesday is Drinklicious Hinglish Comedy Play. It is more like a roller coaster ride. For more information about the event, check out their official Facebook event page.

Glocalista goes to Delhi: Your guide to a weekend in Delhi.

After a stressful week or typical work routine of schedule on week days, one needs a break. One can unwind themselves on weekends. You might have heard of things like, ‘Dilli Dilwalo ki’, ‘Dilwalo ka sheher Dilli’.

The capital city is unique in itself. Delhi is life for its people.

One can never get enough of Delhi. You’d always get a chance to explore something new. Weekends can be bliss if you do the below listed things, while you’re travelling to Delhi on your weekends. These things will introduce you with the culture of Delhite’s.
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  1. Food Tour: Delhi has got a big place to feed your appetite and embrace your soul. Certain companies also organize special food tours on weekends. However, you can also experience food tour at various places in Delhi.

    Must Visit: Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Satya Niketan, INA/Dilli Haat, Khan Market, Kamla Nagar Market
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  1. A visit to Amusement Parks: This can be another good option to enjoy your weekends in Delhi. This is the time to be a kid again. Let’s just pack your bags and get a thrilled adventurous weekend.

    Must Visit: Adventure Island, Fun N Food Village, Aapno Ghar (Gurgaon) and Worlds of Wonder (Noida)

  2. Keep Calm and Let’s go Shopping: Not just malls, there are so many places in Delhi where you can go shopping. While shopping, you can explore the best of Delhi and do a well spent weekend as well. Delhi has got some major markets where you can find everything ranging from a safety pin to antique to different variety of clothes. What’s best, you can even use your bargaining skills to get some good range at a good price.

    Must Visit: Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Kamla Nagar, Chandani Chowk, Tilak Nagar, Karol Bagh, Janpath, Connaught Place, Nehru Place, South Ex, Rajouri Garden, Gaffar Market

  1. Heritage Visits: Delhi has a treasure of some of the best heritage places. The architecture and history attached with it, everything will make you fall in love with the place. You can choose any of the destinations and feel the experience of being a Delhite.

    Must Visit: Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, Old Fort, Lodhi Gardens, Chandani Chowk, Safdarjung Tomb, India Gate, Tughlaqabad Fort, Qutub Minar, Mehrauli Archaeological Site

    Humayun’s Tomb
    Humayun’s Tomb
  2. Party, Dance and Clubs: Experience the nightlife of Delhites where you can groove all night and indulge and explore some of the best DJ’s and musicians. What you’re waiting for. Just keep calm and get ready to dance like no one’s watching.

    Must Visit: ASOM, Kitty Su, Capitol, Privee, Lap The Club, Agni, Hall of Fame, Stellar, F Bar and Lounge, Club Rhino, The Blue bar.

Engage yourself with this amazing culture and explore the not so typical life of being a Delhite.