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What: Bed & Chai guesthouse, R 55, GK 1, call 9650935088, start at Rs 1,000 per night including breakfast and wi-fi.
Why: Get Sarkozy at this cute new B&B run by two French women, slated to open in GK next month. Expect rooftop gardens; a common tea area decorated with antique furniture from Jodhpur; and even a room with a bunk bed, which made us want to phone a girlfriend for a weekend staycation. Au revoir!
When: Slated to open in the first week of July.
Why: While most poetry readings have been Donne to death, here’s a movement with a monumental twist. Organised by poets Alka Tyagi and Abhay K., Poetry at The Monument meets once a month, each time at a different landmark around Delhi, where well-versed poets and amateurs come to read and share their work.
When: A bee in your sonnet on Sunday, June 10, 6:30 am.
What: Halfway House, HS-13, Kailash Colony Market, call 40575324, Rs 2,000 for a meal for two without alcohol.
Why: New restaurant Halfway House (“It’s a concept in America,” says the manager and we fill in, “…For criminals and alcoholics?”) has a hit-or-miss menu, large first floor space, a hookah area outside and no liquor license. Get chicken wings in tangy red sauce and hearty lamb goulash but skip cilantro mushroom naans and anything that comes with their strange, chemical tasting cheese. Full review out next week!
When: You want to brie a better person.
Why: Overrun by superheroes and vigilantes of every shape and size, Ramgopal Krishnan’s home has got to be the safest spot in Mumbai. Marketing executive by day and action figure collector by night, he works with retailers and collectors in the US who can ship the action figure of your choice, in ten days or less. Ramgopal also offers to meet you at a convenient spot in Mumbai to make the exchange. Look for the guy in the mask carrying a 24 inch Thor statue.
When: You want to go figure.
What: Grow a website in 24 hours with Overnight Design, call Dr Ritesh Reddy at 09920750507 or email
, starts at Rs 15,000 and 50% off for start-ups.
Why: Chrome wasn’t built in a day, but your website (with a corresponding Facebook page!) could be. Just call Dr Ritesh Reddy and his merry bandwidth, and they’ll build you an HTML enabled website featuring all sorts of functionalities like RSS feeds, slideshows, audio/video compatibility and a Joomla or Wordpress content management system in under 24 hours.
When: You need a high-speed connection.