From MMA fight nights to stand up comedy, we scout out the best of what’s happening in Mumbai.

See This Weekend: Gaurav Ogale's Travel Journals
Friday, 18 July 2014 15:13

What: Preview of My Visual Journals by Gaurav Ogale at The Hive, Huma Mansion, next to Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village road, Khar (W), call 9820998790, view the event page here.

Why: Travelling light takes on a whole new meaning as visual chronicler and writer Gaurav Ogale shares his travel journals through watercolours, sketches, doodles and other random bits of memories at a preview of his work at The Hive this weekend.

When: Baggage check in on July 20, 2014

Event Roundup: Jul 18-20
Friday, 18 July 2014 12:11

Jul 18: Catch J Kay Dee at Cheval as he plays his mix of Progressive,Deep and Tech house. Cheval Bar & Restaurant, next to LIV, 145 M.G. Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, entry free, 9pm onwards, call 40396638.

Jul 18: Head to LPQ for their first ever mixer with Kaushal Pratap playing some deep house/ commercial music to set the mood! 9 pm onwards, Le Pain Quotidien, Near Gateway Of India, Colaba, 9 pm onwards.

Jul 18-20: The Baker’s Dozen introduces brioche and whole wheat slider / burger buns. To promote the launch of these breads, they are celebrating "Slider Mania" at their outlets with a  promotional slider mania box  for the weekend with 2 sliders made using a vegetarian patty topped with pesto and mozzarella cheese in a brioche or a wholewheat slider bun.See more details here.

Jul 19: Try the monsoon specials at Olive Bar & Kitchen, with the Pear and Endive Salad ,  Cauliflower and White Onion Soup and Chicken Mushroom pie. 14, Union Park, Khar (W), 7.30 pm onwards.

Jul 19-20: Head to the Tangerine Studio this weekend for The Fitness Canvas workshop  with yoga, capoeira and more! Get tickets here , Tangerine Arts Studio, 9 Rukhsana, Nargis Dutt Road, Pali hill, call 92222 21131

Jul 20: The Big Bang Bar & Cafe will host Game of Thrones Nights, starting this Sunday as they will screen the first few epsiodes and run a GoT quiz, all during the extended happy hours! 7.30 pm onwards, entry Rs 200, The Big Bang Bar & Cafe,  Meera Co-op Housing Society, Opp Mega Mall, Oshiwara Link Road, Andheri W, call 26300740 / 41.

Jul 20: Watch renowed filmmaker Paromita Vohra’s documentary Partners In Crime about intellectual property and all the blurred lines in between at MCubed Library, Princess Building, D’Monte Park Road, next to Bandra Gymkhana, Bandra (W), call 26411497.

Jul 20: This Sunday, head over to a fun celebrity fundraiser football match #Play4Paws for TIGI Foundation’s animal welfare shelter with Abhishek Bachchan, Imran Khan, Tiger Shroff, Sohail Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Dino Morea and more. You can either contribute by buying tickets for the event or even choose to be part of the foundation’s campaign by getting a chance to hangout on Aamir Khan’s sets and more! See campaign details here, 4:30pm, Cooperage Grounds.

Do This Now: The Caravan & Writers Of India Festival
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 11:26

Calling all paperback writers!

Use your noodle and turn that doodle at the back of your notebook into something worthwhile!

The Caravan magazine, in collaboration with the World Writers’ Festival, an initiative of Columbia University and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, is calling young Indian writers to apply to participate in the Writers of India Festival, taking place in Paris between 18–21 September 2014.

The festival organisers will choose five unpublished writers of fiction or poetry to travel to Paris and attend the festival that will feature writers and critics such as Akeel Bilgrami, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak,Vikram Chandra.

In a creative pen fight, the chosen writers will be matched with Columbia University’s creative writing program students, to form personal and professional bonds . All you need to do is mail them a manuscript in progress, with the following:

– A cover letter introducing yourself and your work

– A sample of up to 3,000 words from your manuscript or work in progress

– A statement that your submission is your own work and previously unpublished

-A scan of the last page of your passport (which contains your identity information and its date of expiry)

Participants must be Indian citizens and residents of India, over 18 years of age, must have a valid Indian passport and must not be affiliated with The Caravan or the World Writers’ Festival in any official capacity.

Pen-ny Lane?

Getting There: The Caravan & Writers of India Festival Competition, write to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The last date for entries is 25 July 2014. All participants will be notified via email of the status of their application by August 5, 2014, if selected, the writer’s travel & stay costs will be covered by the festival.

Listen To Vinay Pathak This Weekend
Friday, 11 July 2014 12:18

What: Junoon’s Mumbai Local presents Vinay Pathak on Telling a story, 91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Byculla (E), entry free. 

Why: What’s your story, morning glory? Listen to Vinay Pathak talk about the art of story telling, right from the telling to the listening, and all the emotions it evokes at Junoon’s Mumbai Local ‘Telling a Story’ event. The actor will draw on his personal experiences and journey during the discussion. Lend him your ears?

When: Sunday July 13, 5 pm.

Event Round Up: Jul 11-13
Friday, 11 July 2014 11:18

July 11: Catch Megh Malhar, a thematic festival of Indian Classical music on Monsoon Ragas with greats like Ustad Maqbool Hussain Khan & Zeeshan Khan and Aboli Sulakhe (Sarod) & Aparna Deodhar (Sitar) 6:30 pm onwards, book tickets here.

July 11: Boveda Presents. FrisCo Feat. Anil Chawla, ex- resident DJ for 5 years in one of London's most notorious clubs, Turnmills. Boveda, G 04, Morya Landmark 1, Off New Link Road, Andheri (W), for details call6708 0858/59 or log on to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 7 pm onwards.

July 11-12: Reality Tours & Travel is offering Ramadan Street Food Tours at Mohammed Ali Road. Guests will get to visit Asim the tour guide’s Grandmother’s house during the evening to share some Ramadan sweets with her! Outside the McDonald's opposite Victoria Terminus (CST), Rs 1,300 per person that includes 7+ veg and non-veg snacks/desserts, water.

July 11-15: At the onset of its first anniversary, The White Owl introduces Culinary Collaborations – a quarterly event where Executive Chef Kshama Prabhu teams up with a food connoisseur to create a supplementary menu available all day at The White Owl. Catch the collaboration between Nikhil Merchant (food blogger ) & Kshama  with dishes like Grilled Green Apple Galette, the Baby Clam, Sugar-Snap Peas & Grilled Chorizo entrée and more! 12 noon-1 am, 24210231, The White Owl, One Indiabulls Centre, Tower 2-B Lobby, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (W).

July 12: Catch Preeti Verma, Prasad Ramamurthy and Amit Kekre at Three’s A Company at Café Zoe, an exhibit of their labels, Runaway Bicycle , Tat and Totally Ripe.10am -7pm, Café Zoe, Mathurdas Mill Compund, Lower Parel, see their event page here.

July 12: Catch the 100th edition of The FD Zone with films about Hindustani music maestros. See the event page here. FD Zone, Films Division, Stage 2 Building, R.R. 2 Theatre, Sixth Floor, 24 Peddar Road,  near Jaslok Hospital. Call 2351 0461, 4 pm onwards.

July 12: Head to Amadeus for Bar night this Saturday- offers include buy 2 Ggt 1 free on beer + flavoured shots, up to 15% discount on bottle service and more.NCPA, Nariman Point.

July 13: Junoon’s Mumbai Local presents Vinay Pathak on Telling a story, 91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Byculla (E), 5pm.

Make A Reservation For Chef’s Table Week
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 11:04


Time to spoon again - Chef’s Table Week is back!

The one-week culinary property set for July 14-20 launches across Mumbai, Delhi and Bangaore, and is now open to all credit/debit cardholders. However, first dibs on reservations go to Citi card members, while everyone else can book startingtomorrow, July 9.

A reservation at Chef’s Table Week ( means you get to experience a six-course tasting menu and hang with the head chef of their partner restaurants, which in Mumbai includes Arola, JW Marriott Hotel; Café Prato & Bar, Four Seasons Hotel; China House, Grand Hyatt; Dum Pukht, ITC Maratha; Hakkasan, Bandra (W); Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra, BKC; Mekong, The Palladium Hotel; San-Qi, Four Seasons Hotel; The Sahib Room & Kipling, Palladium Hotel; and Vetro, The Oberoi. Plus, GH Mumm Champagne and Jacob Creek Reserve wines will be available by the glass or by the bottle at half the restaurant’s wine list rate.

We’re not excited about the entire line up, but you will see us hovering around the reservation buttons for Masala Library, Sahib Room & Kipling Bar and San-Qi. See you next week!

Getting there: Visit, Rs 2,500 per person.

Guess Who's On The New Coup Card!
Monday, 07 July 2014 11:17


What's sunny and sangria-soaked and on the new bpb Coup Card that begins Sep 1?

Terttulia! The Pune restaurant that travelled to Mumbai hasn't opened at Shivaji Park yet, (slated for a July  14 launch),  but it's already signed up to be on bpb's loyalty Coup Card.

And to celebrate, Terttulia is throwing a Sneak Peek party for existing Coup Card holders on Saturday, July 12, with an open bar from 9pm to midnight ( FREE cocktails and IMFL alcohol) and a FREE dinner tasting with starters + a main.

Only 50 (+1) seats available on a first come first serve basis for the party.  Guests must be existing Coup Card holders and will have to carry bpb's confirmation invite email and photo ID. See you then! To RSVP, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ! For any clarifications call 7738934888/999.

What's that? Don't have the Coup Card? Put your name on the wait list on and we'll call you when we launch the new Coup Card!

Event Roundup: Jul 4-6
Friday, 04 July 2014 11:29

July 4: Celebrate the end of the week at The Table with the Bombay Cocktail Club and Hipcask. In an attempt  to bring the club back with great cocktails and interesting people, Aneesh Bhasin, co founder of Hipcask, will be the guest bartender for the evening, mixing three cocktails created by Hipcask exclusively for The Table. Apollo Bunder Marg, Ground Floor, Opp. Dhanraj Mahal, Below Hotel Suba Palace, Shivaji Marg, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, 7:30-10:30pm

July 4-6: To celebrate the occasion of the 4th of July, Hakkasan will be hosting an American Independence Day Set Menu with items like Grilled Shanghai Dumpling, Aubergine Clay pot and the Three Chocolate Bavarois with Coconut among others. Relive the celebration of independence with the delectable flavours of Hakkasan. Rs 1500(plus taxes per person), Hakkasan, 206, Waterfield Road, Bandra (W), call 2644 4444 for reservations.

July 4-6: Satiate your late night hunger pangs with a special buffet from the Made In Punjab kitchen featuring Achari paneer tikka, Murgh  Gilafi  seekh, Amritsari  fish gujouns, mint tartare, Dal makhani, Paneer tikka masala, bell pepper trio, Nalli Nihari and more! : Made In Punjab, Level 2, Inorbit Mall, Mindspace Link Road, Malad (W), call 66711187, Friday - Sunday 7pm – 12.15am (last order at Midnight)

July 4-8: Visit Kichu & Crazy Heart at The Stylecracker Podat Olive Mahalaxmi to check out Kichu’s strange but lovely jewellery pieces and Crazy Heart’s fun clothes, 12 pm - 12 am, Olive Mahalaxmi, Racecourse.

July 4- 15: If Vodka is your passion juice, head to The Invincible Vodka Festival at Vie Ground Zero, that’s serving up a bunch of signature cocktails like the Bitter Truth,  Death by Chocolate, Orange Zest,  Vine Velvet  and others. Vie Ground Zero, C'est la vie, ground floor, hill road, Bandra(W), call 61322222.

July 6: If your closet could do with some celebrity style, head to The Oh-So-Famous Garage Sale that will showcase trendy clothing, accessories, shoes and bags contributed by celebrities like Neha Dhupia, Juhi Pande,Monica Dogra and others at prices ranging from Rs 50 to Rs 600.The proceeds from this sale will go to CORP's Sharanam Centre for Girls. Rooftop at Jean Claude Biguine,Chapel Road, Bandra (W), 12pm-7pm.

July 6: Head to The Big Sunday Chill with DJ Clement and Neyhhaa Tolaanii @ Boveda, G04, Morya Landmark One, off New Link Road, near Infiniti Mall, Andheri (W), 67080858, 5 pm onwards.

Wondering where to catch the FIFA matches this weekend? See our FIFA special roundup here.

Watch A Book You've Read This Weekend
Thursday, 03 July 2014 20:19

What: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time, Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA, tickets at Rs 500 each.

Why: Because this time, curiosity killed the dog. If, like us, you enjoyed reading  Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time, you might want to check out its adaptation into a play by Simon Stephens, being performed this weekend at the NCPA.

When: Bringing Sexy Bark  on July 6, 10, and 24.

FIFA In The City: Where To Watch/Eat/Drink
Thursday, 03 July 2014 19:25

FIFA In The City: Where To Watch/Eat/Drink

Now-July 12:Fifa fever kicks off at The Barking Deer that will show at least one match live nearly every night at 9:30PM both in the pub and in the Jameson Loft screening room. Get a free basket of nachos with every purchase pitcher of their special tournament brew, "Kick Ass Kölsch" , Mathurdas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, call 61417400

Now-July 12: Celebrate at Woodside during FIFA with special offers on beer pints for Rs. 395 onwards and beer buckets for Rs. 885 onwards. Call for Kamakazi and flavoured shots at just Rs. 275!Woodside-All Day Bar and Eatery Andheri, New Link Plaza, Next to Oshiwara  Police Station, Oshiwara Link Road, Andheri (W), call 30932030, During every FIFA World Cup match

Now-July 12:Be your own personal FIFA Soothsayer - and get rewarded with a BIG Budweiser beer bucket! Predict the winner of each match showcased at the bar and be one of the lucky few to win the sweepstakes on closing at Big Bang Bar & Café, 3rd floor, Kenilworth , Bandra (W)

Now-July 12 :FIFA fever at Road House Bluez in Andheri dictates a bucket of 5 beers for only Rs. 699 coupled with a portion of complimentary nachos only during match hours. Also on offer, exciting happy hours on domestic alcohol all seven days of the week. Ground floor, Tokyo house, J.P road, Andheri West, Near Andheri Sports Complex. call 9833398522

Now-July 12:Catch the live screening of FIFA wold cup matches and cheer for your favorite teams at Beachcomber Cocktail lounge & Bar and the pool area with special offers that are in theme with the FIFA fever worldwide. Buy 4 Heineken beers for Rs.900 or try the 'Tribute to the Samba nation' special rum based cocktails concocted specially for the world cup. Beachcomber, Sun n Sand Hotel, 39, Juhu Beach, call 22-26201811.

Now-July 12:If you have missed the late night match, catch it next evening at 6 pm over the brand new "Aperativo Hours"  at Nico Bombay with unlimited appetizers, Pizza and one signature classic cocktail from Tuesday to Friday, 6pm​ to 8 pm at Rs 600 plus taxes​. Nico Bombay, 105 Apollo Street, Bombay Samachar Marg, Kala Ghoda, call 2262 4466 /9821913237

Now-July 12:Bonobo will be buzzing with activity over the weekend as  they show every evening World Cup 2014 game live from Sunday to Thursday with commentary on a large screen giving you a front row view of the action., 2nd Floor, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, Off Linking Road, Bandra (W), 2605 5050

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