(P)Leisure Pad

bpb’s scrumptious culinary slideshow will make you want to plate for life.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
News image

Sponsored: Kiss With Clinique’s Soft Matte Lipstick


Shade: Matte Suede – a light, neutral nude.

They kiss in a warm daydream that smells like sun and feels like suede.

News image

Sponsored: Kiss With Clinique’s Soft Matte Lipstick


Shade: Matte Beauty – a cool, soft rose.

She walks out of his made-up afternoon, candyfloss lips that refuse to lose colour even after the fun fair is over.

News image

Sponsored: Kiss With Clinique’s Soft Matte Lipstick


Shade: Matte Peony – a warm, vibrant hibiscus pink.

They ride the Ferris wheel and in between hibiscus kisses, look up to discover new stars and planets.

News image

Sponsored: Kiss With Clinique’s Soft Matte Lipstick


Shade: Matte Mandarin – a vibrant citrusy coral

She closes one eye, purses her coral lips and shoots a target to win him a stuffed animal. He smiles.

News image

Sponsored: Kiss With Clinique’s Soft Matte Lipstick

Shade: Plum – a vibrant purple

Later in the house of mirrors, he looks for her, flashes of deep purple streaking across looking glasses that make him look and feel funny. Maybe it’s love?


News image

Sponsored: Kiss With Clinique’s Soft Matte Lipstick


Shade: Crimson – a vibrant red.

Finally, stuffed bear in hand and daydream dissolved in night, he leaves the funfair alone, wondering if all those kisses ever really happened. But you see a bright crimson smear on his collar and smile.

News image

A Visit To Mumbai’s Libraries (Remember Those?)

We hadn’t been to a library since college – which is depressingly long ago – until last week when we heard that National Library Week starts on November 13. We visited four libraries that you probably drive past every day but don’t know what they look like on the inside, chatted with librarians and gazed through stained glass panels at piles of books.


News image

A Visit To Mumbai’s Libraries (Remember Those?)

Silence. Dust. Spectacles on a chain. Whispering. Shushing. Cards with delay dates. Postponed speaking.

All this and more at Mumbai University's library at Fort!

News image

A Visit To Mumbai’s Libraries (Remember Those?)

Peer through stained glass panels to see readers in different colours at The JN Petit Library, started in 1856 by a group of Parsi students from Elphinstone College. The reading room here is massive, well-lit and airy and is rumored to be the largest in Asia.

News image

A Visit To Mumbai’s Libraries (Remember Those?)


If you’re in the area and have time to kill, David Sassoon library lets members sit at a picnic table in the large garden space with a book that you’ve checked out and a packed lunch (we’re thinking of the Apollo Sandwich from The Pantry). Else you can lounge while browsing through magazines on the vintage deck chairs in the reading room’s balcony on the first floor. Both make for excellent spots for when you’re looking for some peace and quiet in the city.

News image

At Rambo Circus

More expensive (for a ringside seat) than a movie ticket, Rambo’s air-conditioned tent made room for tight ropewalkers with unicycles and hula hoops; a flock of Manipuri boys with a bed of spikes (yikes); juggler sisters with 3d frames; dogs solving math problems; rubber band clowns; international contortionists; daredevils; elephants; horses and dwarves.

News image

At Rambo Circus

Despite the crowds a circus pulls, government support is lacking, they tell us. Funding, awareness and even acquiring important documents like PAN Cards and passports are difficult to come by.

News image

At Rambo Circus

“We are called Rambo because we always had strength in numbers. My father bought two circuses - Arena and the Grand Oriental. Together, they swelled into Rambo”, says circus owner Sujith Dilip.

News image

At Rambo Circus

If you're willing to brave the dust and slight grime that comes with the circus, we'd recommend it as a fun, alternative on the weekend to that same ol' same ol' drinking plan with your buds.

News image

At Rambo Circus

It’s no Cirque du Soleil, but some of the performers can dazzle, making the show entertaining, and in parts, grand even.


 


Follow us on Twitter