Tuesday, 04 June 2013 11:41
The invite is on your table. Your nails are done, your hair is blown out, and now you're stuck with a familiar conundrum - what are you going to wear?
Let’s flip through the Cannes lookbook: how about Audrey Tautou’s gorgeous red and pink Prada gown? Or Karlie Kloss’ feathered 1920s-ish Louis Vuitton?
Designs On You
If you, like our grandmum used to say, have champagne taste but a beer budget, you should meet Tanya Lugani, a NIFT graduate and designer at I Want That Dress Now, who makes celebrity replica gowns at very reasonable prices.
About five years ago, Tanya, who had been flirting with a career in exports, was browsing the web and came across lots of celebrity replica gown e-commerce sites, but none for India. She saw an opening and took it, but takes care to explain to us that she only replicates Western designers, no one from India, for copyright issues, and each dress is tweaked a bit to suit a client’s needs.
For instance? “If someone says they feel fat or haven’t got a leg wax,” she explains, “We don’t achieve 100 per cent similarity, but we do try to give that look for less.” It began as a part of her label, but soon, the replica dress orders made her so busy, she had to give them her full attention. “Export was boring,” she tells us, “Anyone can do export.”
On the Facebook page, the dresses are ambitious: Adele’s sparkly black dress from the Oscars (Tanya’s price: Rs 9,500), Jennifer Lawrence’s metallic gown (Tanya’s price: Rs 22,000) and even Padma Lakshmi’s tangerine dress to the Emmy’s (Tanya’s price: Rs 12,000).
How does she keep her prices so low? “A gown is usually something you wear once or twice,” she says, “And so, unless specified by the client, we usually make it in viscose or polyester based fabric. It’s not that expensive to make a dress, and if you keep it well, it’ll last you for a while.”
Send In The Clones
We got a chance to look at some of the photos of her finished work, and they are quite faithful. From little Suri Cruise’s black Holmes and Yang dress done by Tanya in fuchsia to Angelina Jolie’s famous one-leg-reveal dress, there they are, the clones, with a happy client sticking out a leg and striking a pose.
Here’s how the process works. You sit with Tanya, figuring out what kind of dress you want at least three weeks to a month before you need it. Then, after consulting on fabric and embroidery, she’ll go shopping and to the dyer. You have one fitting and then another, until the dress is perfect. “Come to me with something you can’t find in Delhi,” she says, “We can do pretty much everything, except prints.”
Getting There: Call Tanya on 8826191819 or email
, Rs 9,500 for Adele’s Oscar gown.
Monday, 03 June 2013 14:29
This summer, coming to a theatre near you, the story of one man and his mission to build a bank of professional voice over artists all across India.
Former TV producer and VO artist for Star World, National Geographic and so on, Sasha Masand believes that anyone with a voice can be trained to communicate well—and to this end, he started Indian Voice Overs (www.indian-voice-overs.com) to provide a chance for VO professionals and clients to meet. From what we can see on this rate card published online, you could be raking it in: a monthly retainer could get you Rs 62,500 and a measly 60 second spot generates as much as Rs 7.500 for television ads. Un-mute!
Bass To Bass
With offices in Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi, Indian Voice Overs was started by Sasha in 2006, and also offers training modules with a diploma for people looking to move further in the industry. It’s not cheap though: the Pro course, which includes a 12 month subscription to the website is Rs 39.999 and while there are the cheaper Basic and Premium options, Sasha warns us that those people are unlikely to be taken seriously by clients. “You’ll never be able to increase your rates if you’re a free subscriber,” he says, “And you’ll have to work for whatever is going.”
Even though the website is seven years old, they only have 200 registered artists, something Sasha says is done deliberately as a token of quality over quantity. In order to register yourself, you need to upload a demo, which is then screened in the back end. This has to fit their basic requirements—it must sound professional for a start, so nothing that has been recorded in your bedroom with traffic noise outside. You can then sign up to be a premium member of the website (Rs 10,000 for 12 months) which means your bio pops up first when you do a search on the website.
It’s fairly comprehensive—a search we did included a drop down menu of languages from Swahili to Ukrainian—and if you just do a search for a female Indian voice speaking English, you can find people who have worked for Pepsi, Amazon e-books, and have listings on their bio that say they can do any voice between the ages of 4 to 80. The list of clients is no less impressive: Jet Airways, Motorola, Airtel, Discovery Channel and so on. Maybe it’s worth the fee after all.
“The biggest myth,” says Sasha, “Is that you have to have a good voice to be a good voice over artist. You’re essentially getting paid to communicate effectively.” But, he goes on to add, you must be absolutely fluent in the language you choose to VO in, and concentrate on the ‘artist’ part of the job description.
If you’re not looking to sell your voice at all, the website also has an interesting new service they’ve just started—verbal communication and presentation skills workshop. This is training for people in management who have to make a lot of presentations and the like, and teaches you to make your voice heard at work. At the moment, the one-on-one workshops are only in Mumbai, but they do corporate training in all their other cities as well, so if you’re too shy to speak up at a meeting, you might want to suggest your office gets one of these. Except, ironically, you’d have to speak up at a meeting to suggest it. Vowel movement?
Getting there: Visit www.indian-voice-overs.com, , offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore, call 9350188055 for the Delhi office and 9890211666 for the Mumbai office, Pro course at Rs 39,999.
Friday, 31 May 2013 13:12
What: Housing.co.in the big daddy of real estate listings is finally available for Gurgaon.
Why: Because being in a co-dependent relationship with your broker is no way to live. Housing.co.in is a nifty online solution (previously available in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Pune) to both renting and buying properties in the city, with area- specific and size specific listings. Each listing carries with it an approximate price as well as detailed information of your neighborhood (ATM, Bank listings, grocery stores) and distance from public modes of commute. We tried this for ourselves and found a fully furnished apartment near the golf course. Now, to work on the sugar daddy.
When: You don't want to have an apartment complex.
Thursday, 30 May 2013 14:58
Presenting our new regular feature: the bpb Directory - a round up of the month's stories together in one place, so you can catch up on something if you missed it or re-read a favourite review. Here’s what happened in May!
Food And Drink
From five restaurant openings, to food trucks, gypsy kitchens to blind mans bluff, this month's food scene was action packed!
Blue Nile: Authentic Ethiopian food at the Ethiopian Cultural Centre complete with a coffee room. Bean sniffing optional.
7/50 G Niti Marg (near Nehru Park), Chanakya Puri, call 24673654, Rs 1,000 for a meal for two without alcohol.
Les Gateaux Patisserie: Delivery-only patisserie which brings you sugar rush shaped macaroons, cookies and desserts. Quantities are generous.
Call 9958537683 or email lesgateauxindia.com, visit the Facebook page for the menu, Rs 110 for 150 grams of white chocolate, cashew and cranberry blondie.
Mia Bella: The city's finest Braii cuisine is available here, the pizza at this Italian restaurant is however fairly average.
50 Hauz Khas Village, 3rd and 4th Floor, call 9818959694, Rs 2500 for a meal for two without alcohol.
Nashta Paani: An on-the-go breakfast and snack truck. Because three cups of coffee do not a suitable breakfast make.
Coming near Sultanpur Metro Station in June.
Pollo Tropical: The Caribbean cuisine food chain all the way from Florida, disappoints. More facepalm than tropical chi here.
MA-01 DLF Place Saket, call 41099909, Rs 650 for a meal for two.
Sharbat Kulfi Walk: You can't wish the heat away- try an old school means of cooling down. The most delicious brain freeze on the other end of the road.
Meet at Fatehpuri Mosque Main Gate, 5 pm, Sunday, May 26, email
or call 41671100 to register, Rs 1,500 per person.
Themis Backwood Kitchen & Patio: Another entrant in the Garden of Five Senses, Themis offers you Greek food, we recommend you try their delicious North Indian menu section instead.
S1-S7, West Bazaar, Garden of Five Senses, Said-ul-Ajaib Village, call 9871262600. Rs 3000 for a meal for two with alcohol
Warehouse Cafe: The longest bar in the city opens as parched throats rejoice. We sampled their drinks and suggest you take your next CP work meeting here.
D 20, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, call 24316025, Rs 2,287 for a meal for two with drinks.
An original miniature Man United soccer field, Bobbi Brown and Havianas- our favourite summer imports and a new vintage outlet made up this month's selection of things to buy.
Bobbi Brown: The tip of your kohl stick is crumbling in this heat, the bronzer in your bag belonged to the summer of 2011. On cue, bpb scoop brings you Bobbi Brown opening a store in Saket, this June
Select City Walk, Ground Floor, Saket. Opening in June
Delhi's Sharpest Barkeep: bpb scoop: We spoke to Delhi's sharpest dressed barkeep and shared his sartorial secrets. You know where to go if you come undone.
Dhyan Bags: Dhyan launches a series of bags with a point of view. We're wearing 'My Dress is Not a Yes' at our next cocktail night out.
New Delhi- Second Floor Studio, 39 Khan Market, call 43509857, Shahpur Jat- Olivia Dar, En Inde,Arte Cafe, Les Parisiennes,
Second Floor Studio; Mumbai- 17-25 Nandlal Jani Road, Wadi Bunder, call 23742415.
Futurama Vintage Pop Up : With about 70 different kinds of eye wear, old watches from the 80s, Soviet-era children’s books, and even a 3D bust of Stalin, she’s the kind of crazy collector you want in your corner.
View Facebook page here or email
, Rs 190 for a children’s book
Havaianas: Summer=Flip Flops=End of Argument. Kick back with these cool, durable new chappals, which have been available online for while (www.havaianasindia.in), and have finally found a permanent home in the capital
Havaianas retail space, ground floor, Select City Walk, Saket, prices start at Rs 750
Hero One: Hero cycle's recently opened store brings with it a wave of nostalgia, arguments for eco-friendly transport, and delight at tassles on a bike.
17/2 & 17/3 Main Market, Yusuf Sarai, call 26183333, Rs 10, 555 for a Mamba 1.8 cycle.
House of Blondie: House of Blondie opens an accessories specific outlet in Vasant Kunj. We miss the charm and pleated skirts of their Hauz Khas Village outlet.
First Floor, DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj. Rs 2000 for a gold plated Bonjour dial watch.
Manchester United Pitch Gift: If you’re still grieving Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, this should cheer you up: bpb gifts you a Manchester United mini field that claims to have authentic grass and seeds from the Old Trafford pitch!
Buy it at http://www.excitinglives.com, Rs 1,950.
Organic mosquito repellant: If you're hearing a buzzing in your ears, here's how you save your s(k)ins- a citronella organic mosquito repellant.
Last Forest Citronella Bees Wax Balm Insect Repellent, Rs 75, available online here, ships across the country.
Set up viable resumes, plot trees in your neighbourhood and never forget happy hours.
Falling Fruit: There's good food and fruit growing right at your doorstep it says so on the map! Take a good look at the trees near you next time you go for a walk. What could you eat if you never wanted to buy food again?
Visit www.fallingfruit.org to contribute to the map or email
Happy Hours App: Nothing makes you sorrier than missing a good deal on your drinks? The Happy Hour app can make this a thing of the past.
Happy Hours app, available here for iOS and here for Android, free.
IDfy.com: An online trust establishment platform for employees and employers, it offers to set up a suitable online profile and resume that can be verified by your peers, business partners and reviewed by potential employers, investors and even a landlord.
www.idfy.com, free and premium services available.
From butterfly spotting, Ghalib's Haveli, India's oldest elevator to The Dolch Project, we found the funnest things to make you feel good!
Art Lessons with a French Artist: While lying all day by the pool has its benefits, there are other ways to spend your summer. One on one lessons with a french artist.
One-on-one art classes with French artist Annabel Schenck, call 9560394249, Rs 500 for classes out of her home, Rs 700 if she has to commute to yours.
Butterfly Spotting:With 90 species of butterflies around us, here's how you can spot and attract one. Those frequenting nightclubs don't count.
Email Dr Prakash at
, or join the Facebook group Indian Butterflies & Insects for more help and tips on identifying butterflies.
Delhi 2050 Heat Island Map: How to make your city a little better to live in. Turning off that AC is step one, figuring where your neighbourhood is on this map is step 2
Delhi 2050 Heat Island Map, view here, free.
Ghalib's Haveli: Ghalib's Haveli, once a timber yard and an iron factory has now been restored. We found out if it was verse for the wear.
Galli Qasim Jaan, Ballimaran, Chandni Chowk, entry free.
India's Oldest Elevator: The Navsari building in the Fort area houses one of the oldest elevators in the country that takes precisely 32 seconds to go up four floors! Learn to work your pitch!
Navsari Building, DN Road, Fort
Karma 101: This podcast network features food bloggers, stand-up comics and founders’ friends being funny, informative and sometimes just too random.
Karma 101, view the Soundcloud page here; Twitter page here, free!
Share My Dabba: An organic campaign by the Happy Life Welfare Society and the Dabbawala foundation, Share My Dabba aims to kill two birds with one box – food wastage and the hunger crisis in Mumbai.
with the subject Share My Dabba for more details, view the Facebook page here, view the video here.
The Dolch Project: A writing challenge after our own hearts, the Dolch Project is collecting stories for children (aged 6 to 14) with learning disabilities, but the trick is you have to stick to the 220 words on the list.
Email submissions to
or submit via Facebook message here, use words on the list from here.
True School of Music: Too cool for school? You may want to reconsider your position when we tell you about True School of Music (TSM) launched in Lower Parel by Ashutosh Pathak, music composer and co-founder of Blue Frog,
Sunmill Compound, Lower Parel, view the FB page here, start at Rs 5,000 per module.Launches in September.
Zabaan Courses : Besides the free course on Urdu script writing, Zabaan launches new courses on India which can be customised depending on your interests.
or call 9650122722 to know more and register for the classes, F12/A, ground floor Kailash Colony, Rs 1,000 per person per class for a group of 5 to 10 people.
Wondering what to do this summer? Take a hike!
Battle of Imphal Tours: In remembrance of his historical battle, Hemant Katoch, a former aid worker ( he’s been with the Red Cross in Congo and in Geneva prior to that) has set up the Battle of Imphal tours, to address its fading imprint on public memory.
Visit the website, or their Facebook page, Rs 3,200 for an A.C vehicle half-day tour.
Chalo Africa: With tours focusing on Eastern and Southern Africa, —Zimbabwe, Botswana, Kenya, Zambia and Namibia, and in the future, they plan to expand their focus to include things like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and spending some time in Zanzibar. Don't safari in silence.
Visit www.chaloafrica.com or call Smita on 9717275237, prices start at approximately Rs 1.5 lakhs.
Global Himalyan Expedition: In our continuing effort to make you feel cool, we found this super Global Himalayan Expedition. Sign up for an August adventure and you will find yourself trekking, cycling along the Indus and rafting, Br(rrr)ing it on!
Visit http://www.ghe.co.in, fill the registration form here.
Monday, 20 May 2013 10:48
If you didn’t have to pay for your food, what would you spend your money on? It’s a question worth pondering, all thanks to Falling Fruit.
Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
We came across Falling Fruit (http://fallingfruit.org) through someone’s tweet, an incredible resource of public “edibles”, which has, since it began in 2008 in the States, expanded with maps to public trees in Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Netherlands, Uruguay, Mauritius, Italy, Poland and us in New Delhi. An open source project, anyone can add trees to the map by clicking on ‘add source’, so if your courtyard’s mango tree belongs to no one and everyone, go ahead and put it on the list.
Started by Caleb Philips and Ethan Welty, Falling Fruit began when Caleb noticed a number of blossoming cherry and apple trees in his new neighbourhood and wanted other people to know about them. Some of his co-workers thought he was strange, picking fruit off a tree, and seeing how bewildered they were only made want to make more people aware of good food growing right on their doorsteps.
But it’s not just fruit trees you can add to the map, they have an open definition for “edibles”, which in their database includes sugar maples and honey locusts, but could stretch for you to include a wild pumpkin patch or a neem tree for the leaves. “We’re hoping that besides informing people about food, they’d easily recognize growing in their neighbourhood, we can also foster a bit of culinary exploration in the urban environment,” says Caleb in an email to us.
Apples To Apples
The fruit trees in Delhi are mainly jamuns, plotted on a map by the children at Jamghat, a street childrens organization. So if you fancied an evening picking mangoes at a public tree listed near the Hazari metro station or wanted a banana after lunch at a tree listed near Old Delhi Junction railway station, this is where to look. The idea is for people to be polite and take what they need, instead of harvesting trees already well picked and cared for by others. Or selling the fruit later. Take a mango, but eat it now. Ethan points us towards articles about starting a tree census for Delhi and hopes to be able to acquire that data to add edible species to the map.
Take a good look at the trees near you next time you go for a walk. What could you eat if you never wanted to buy food again? The answers are ripe for the picking.
Getting there: Visit www.fallingfruit.org to contribute to the map or email
Friday, 17 May 2013 16:44
What: IDfy.com, an online trust establishment platform for employees and employers, free and premium services available.
Why: A night of partying on the town can take quite a toll on your liver and Facebook feed. The picture of you dancing on the bar? Oops. And that close up of you with a cigarette. Burn! A dodgy digital presence can work against you in a professional setting, especially if you have nothing to back you up or verify the claims on your resume. IDfy.com, a trust platform started by friends Ashok Hariharan, Hatim Baheranwala, and Vineet Jawa offers to set up a suitable online profile and resume that can be verified by your peers, business partners and reviewed by potential employers, investors and even a landlord. ISB and Namma Bengaluru are some of the organisations that use IDfy’s services.
When: You need a new (pro)file cabinet.
Friday, 17 May 2013 16:34
What: Happy Hours app, available here for iOS and here for Android, free.
Why: This Happy Hour app is so nifty, we wish we had thought of it ourselves. Once you download it on your phone, it asks you to choose a city (Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chandigarh), and a location close to you so it can pinpoint the best deals. From playing about with it at 6 pm, we found out that nearby All American Diner has buy one get one all days of the week, Kylin has 1 + 1 Cosmopolitans and free foot massages for girls on Thursdays, and all restaurants are listed with phone numbers, addresses, cuisine and whether or not they take credit cards. Appy hour!
When: You just want a little credit.
Monday, 29 April 2013 10:40
Introducing our new regular feature: the bpb Directory. At the end of every month, we’re going to put all our stories together in one place, so you can catch up on something if you missed it or re-read a favourite review. Here’s what happened in April!
Food And Drink
Our reviews for April were hit or miss. We absolutely loved the home delivery stuff this month, from rolls to mutton to delectable dessert but were a bit underwhelmed by the new restaurants.
Rollmaal: Launched by the guys behind Mamagoto, Rollmaal, a small self-service eatery in Def Col’s main market, marked with a rolling pin window display, servers in khaki uniforms and a menu of rolls, biryani, butter chicken and vada pav.
Hmmutton: Shredded mutton in thick gravy, this is reminiscent of a Punjabi-meets-Andhra mutton curry transformed into a super spicy sandwich filling. The punch comes from desi paan-ka-patta cooked with the meat.
White Water Café: Once again we found ourselves hunting for even fillip of spice in the curry: we detected lemongrass, chicken and the creamy texture of coconut milk, all of which seemed disjointed and awkward, like relatives no longer speaking and forced to be a part of a family picture.
Sakae Sushi: While the conveyor belt is usually a fun experience, our first snafu at the restaurant was identifying exactly what was on the plates that trundled past us, the staff saying nothing more beyond, “that’s veg.” There was a sign indicating what colour plate corresponded to which price, but beyond that, we had to resort to guesswork, poking the sushi tentatively to reveal its ingredients.
Smitten: Our bread-th was taken away by chocolate cinnamon bread, yeasty and swirled with generous amounts of dark chocolate and cinammon; eating this for breakfast would be like going to a carnival every morning.
Amsterdam Kitchen & Bar: Despite the moniker there are obviously no happy brownies to be had here. You can, however, get pretty high with a Levitating Orgy, a heady cocktail of mandarin, sugar and vodka. The manager (erstwhile bar manager at Shalom) informed us proudly that he has a cocktail named after him as well. Bhuban's Red Passion Levitation turned out to be fresh pomegranate generously lashed with gin.
Three Windows Café: The café itself couldn’t be more removed from its gang land outside. It’s pretty, with an open plan kitchen, a laptop playing music and a chef pottering about, very much like being in someone’s own personal kitchen. To top it off, there’s free wi-fi, no hurry about when you leave and a small armchair in a corner serves as the smoking seat.
HKV Openings & Closings: Smoke House Deli, HKV is almost ready, complete with signature pretty sketched-on walls and a view of the trees. Slated to open in mid-May, this SHD will be in the back lane quite close to the doomed Iron Curtain.
It was nice for us to see so many experiments in retail this month, from Nappa Dori’s fabulous briefcase backpacks to customized furniture designs.
Book Of Deer: Designed for the “quietly iconoclastic girl”, the Book of Deer brand of clothing cuts through the hyper-modern look with butter-soft fabrics and hand-drawn digital prints of a natural world.
Oxford Bookstore: As for the collection of books, International Fiction was surprisingly devoid of even popular titles: the free access public computer told us that Junot Diaz was out of stock and the only Zadie Smith book they had was White Teeth. A search for Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore proved completely futile.
The Kirana Shop: With pickles and produce interspersed with embroidered cushion covers from Kashmir and soap, it’s a mish-mash but one that smells good.
Shift By Nimish Shah: See Shift’s skirts and blouses with China blue flowers and a pop of orange beads, hand printed jackets, and melt over a sorbet pink cotton frock with organdie trims.
Suhani Pittie: Go past the peacock plumes and open doors to find gold and silver plated jewellery that seems to be preoccupied with the sky.
En Inde store: We could be accused of skirting the issue, but the truth is that while newbies will find plenty of En Inde pieces to take home, the collection doesn’t offer much innovation for shoppers familiar with the brand.
M.A.C’s Archie Collection: Consisting of cutely packaged lip, eye and nail products with names such as Betty Bright, Heiress Lodge, Boyfriend Stealer and a bunch blush tones that fall under Ms Cooper's purview.
Blue Oak Atelier: Christophe began by making a few 3D models for our friend to look at based on her brief—“rustic”. When she zeroed in on one, they went to shop for wood together, and she watched the whole birth.
Nappa Dori’s Briefcase Backpack: The cool thing about this Nappa Dori trunk is that it turns into a bag pack, is small enough for daily, non-travel use, and comes with a key.
An oddly quiet month for unusual or new services, we still managed to dig up two pretty cool things—both absolutely necessary.
Reglobe Recycled Laptops: They don’t guarantee that your laptop will be brand new and shiny, but if you’ve been into the dented-painted girls, this is a good place to score one for cheap. Plus it’s a good way of getting rid of extra machines, as the website offers free pick-up of your old computers in Delhi and Mumbai.
Batman Delivers: A Gurgaon superhero’s answer to the problem is Batman Delivers, a recently launched home-delivery service which promises pretty much everything except a solution to crime.
We ran a regular feature on Delhi people doing old school things this month plus pretty much the best marketing idea ever: Apollo Tyres’ Pothole Project.
Delhi People: Mrs. Bansal: Mrs. Bansal has “grown up in gardens,” and breathes, lives, talks plants and flowers. Outdoing the clichés that come along with being good at gardening, lets just say, a green thumb would look like a tattoo on her.
Delhi People: Sahil Vasudeva: The man declares that if you’re his student, he’s ready to see you pissed off, delighted, oblivious or aware of your own mood swings, and hopefully stunned at the magically surreal moments when your fingers may learn a piece while you sleep (this does happen, he assures).
Delhi People: Dr. Nutan: Summarizing the evolution of baby-birthing as a culturally and economically shaped phenomenon, she pushed me to question how and why many of us have come to equate childbirth with “delivery schedules”.
Grey Garden Rooms: The rooms will operate more like service apartments than a B&B, although breakfast is included in the price of your stay. Both are furnished with found objects, says owner Smita Singh, and are be decorated in the off-white floaty canopy style that regulars to the store and restaurant will be familiar with.
CD Jacket Designers: bpb's lovely new writer - hi Bhairavi! - finds some yummy Indie album covers and tells you why you should use the designers behind them to do your stationery, paint your shoes and spray your walls.
The Pothole Project: If your photo gets over 25 likes, Apollo Tyres will fix the hole for you, with a little stencil painted over the road with your name and the pothole’s name.
The Eternal Library: Run by book editors Ahalya Naidu and Meethil Momaya, The Eternal Library offers a bunch of services ranging from curating Indian and international titles to offering shelving ideas.
All Creatures Great And Small: All produce from the organic farm go to HIV orphans, all animals are ones in crisis—abandoned or handicapped, and they’re building a four bedroom house on the property where volunteers can live and work up in the Aravalli Hills.
Isa Khan’s Tomb: The best photograph you can take of Isa Khan’s resting spot is once you pass through the high arches and look at it sitting squat and white in front of you.
Bombay, Goa or London? We’re feeling wanderlusty already and the summer hasn’t even begun. Tip: avoid the bus, take a plane.
The Moving Cart, Mumbai: The yellow and red table mats that don’t seem to match anything, are apparently made of non-skid material, which means your glass of water won’t fall even when the bus moves.
Travel To A Conference: bpb gets 8 conference hoppers - experts from different fields - to help you pick talks and trade fairs, fests and forums in India and around the world.
London: All That You Must: [At Frevd…] They have a bartender here called Noah (I checked with my friend he's still there) who has the hots for Indian girls and is quite yummy himself. He will get you your drink fastest.
Friday, 26 April 2013 10:44
What: Post midnight home-delivery service, Batman Delivers, call 9910099925, Rs 140 for veg biryani
Why: Of all the things debauchery is associated with, an empty, rumbling stomach should not be one of them. A Gurgaon superhero’s answer to the problem is Batman Delivers, a recently launched home-delivery service which promises pretty much everything except a solution to crime. A food menu which covers salads to much needed post-midnight carbs and extras like milk shakes, last minute party essentials (Digene and Eno), 'suttas' , diapers, condoms, tampons and a stationery kit (perhaps for the apology letter that you'll need to write next morning). Robin is not included.
When: You've Gotham All.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:01
See our free monthly listings of super job openings in the city, from working at social media firms to landing gigs at design studios and brand consultancies. Know of a cool job opening? Send us an email on
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Facebook, is looking for a Media Analyst for its Hyderabad office. Candidates must have at least two years of experience in media analytics, be passionate about Facebook and consumer internet, with a Bachelor's or Masters in a technical/qualitative field. Apply online here.
AFAQS, the online communication portal for Indian advertising, media and marketing, is looking for two Assistant Managers for their Gurgaon office. Candidates must have one to two years of experience . Email CVs to
The Happy Hands Foundation, has launched the Youth ACT Fellowship. Fellows are connected with the country's craft-communities and rural-livelihoods and given a chance to use innovative solutions -marketing, creative/product development, photography, technology-based teaching, pricing and accountancy, etc. Applicants must be 17-20 year olds and happy to take the road less travelled. Apply here.
Experience Commerce a digital marketing brand is looking for someone to lead the Digital Content in Delhi. Prior experience in journalism ranging from 2-4 years along with knowledge of digital media is essential. Candidates can email their resume to
BBC News is looking for a multimedia Hindi producer for it's Delhi office. A full command of the language (Hindi and English) is necessary, along with relevant experience in journalism. Please apply here.
MTV India is looking for Editorial Interns to write for the MTV India website. A journalism background with previous knowledge of social media is encouraged. Candidates must at least be graduates.Send in your CV's to
with "Editorial Intern" in the subject line.
NDTV is looking for Senior Executive- Advertising Sales. Strong analytical skills are required with a preference for MBA candidates. 2-4 years in TV Ad sales is essential. Apply online here.