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What: Let’s Roll, Nizamuddin West Market, call 8447874711, 9999958986, Rs 75 for a roll, minimum order of Rs 300 for home delivery.
Why: Run by three friends out of a tiny former real estate office, two-week-old Let’s Roll is a simple set up: stove, woman by the stove, another woman to take orders and count money, and a man in charge of sprinkling onions and lemon juice. The rolls, however, are yum: fat and eggy, filled with soft bits of meat or vegetables and not terribly greasy. (Hat tip: thanks, Altaf!)
When: You want to indulge in hanky-frankie.
What: Artfeat Designs, order on the Facebook page or call 9910330377, Rs 300 for a notebook, also available at the Drawing Room in Shahpur Jat and Tarini in DLF Galleria, Gurgaon.
Why: When Karan Bakshi was just a young engineering student in Pune, he began repurposing household things into gifts for his friends. Thus was born Artfeat, under which he fits digital clocks into old ammunition carriers, morphs door latches into paperweights, turns rakes into wine holders. He also works with home and corporate interiors, and recently refitted an office using water pipes as decoration, which he compares to Lego. Block party!
When: You need a pied pipe-r.
Why: Forget smudgy mascara and walks of shame. Your morning-after just got sexy with Missisippy Life’s gourmet muesli made with amaranth, berries and nuts. Let its crumbly sound fill the awkward silence between you two; heaps on milk, smoothies or yogurt; and share while talking about the weather, but also Missisippy’s many flavours - blueberry, coffee-hazelnut (our favourite), saffron and apple-cinnamon. These are made in a Mahabaleshwar “lair” by food-obsessed Jaideep Sippy, (he previously held senior positions at LV and Gucci in India), who started a health food company after he got sick. More cheap-chic natural products that guarantee a glow are in the works.
When: You want to spread their seed.
What: Yellowleg traveler's bookstore, visit http://www.yellowleg.com, start at Rs 220 for a paperback.
Why: Slick and user-friendly, this online bookstore not only carries usual suspects like Lonely Planet and Fodor’s, but also a curated selection of trippy fiction and non-fiction. Plus, they offer lowest price guarantees, buy back options and three-day delivery. In bpb’s cart: My Invented Country by Isabel Allende, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer and Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone. Also check out their cool new travel service, where they get photographers, bloggers and other professional travelers to plan your next vacation.
When: You want to (s)train your eye.
What: Sufi Festival at Lemp Brewpub and Kitchen, DLF Star Mall, Sector 30, Gurgaon, call 8800766144, Rs 1,000 includes entry plus special food & drink menu.
Why: If you’ve only seen Sabri Brothers on Coke Studio, here is your chance to catch them live. Loads of gorgeous Sufi music comes to Lemp this weekend, also featuring Sufi rock band Nasha and Rishi Inc. Perfect for the sultry on-the-verge-of-a-dust-storm weather we’ve been having.
When: Saint the town red on May 19 and 20, 8 pm onwards. Make reservations in advance as they’re expecting a huge crowd.