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What: Marry Me wedding consultants, log on to www.marrymeweddings.in or call 9769682323, price on request.
Why: These marriage planners do everything short of driving your get-away car. Besides the essential budgeting and bookings, they’ll also hook you up with a sangeet choreographer, baaraat arrangements and valet for events.
When: You want a well-groomed wedding.
Registration for the Mumbai Marathon 2010 is now open. We thought we’d give you a leg up.
What: Gourmet Soup and Salad delivery service from Calorie Care, call 65567018, Rs 140 onwards.
Why: Crafted by dieticians and chefs, these yummy but low cal soups and salads are delivered straight to your desk. Also, get free nutrition and training tips on this online group, run by the medical support coordinators for the Mumbai Marathon.
When: You want to reach the thin-ish line.
What: Our favorite podcasts: The New Yorker Fiction; Indie Travel; and Bands Under the Radar, free.
Why: The New Yorker podcast is a literary wet dream: Jhumpa Lahiri, Jonathan Franzen, and others narrate short stories by giants like Nabokov and Updike. From journeying across Oaxaca in the time of swine flu to the best iPhone travel apps, the award-winning Indie Travel is guaranteed to fire up your wanderlust. And Bands Under the Radar brings you undiscovered artists who will grow up to be the next Arcade Fire and Coldplay. They accept submissions as well.
When: You want to race against rhyme.
What: Month-long online story writing workshop, Happy Inkpot, to register call 919820606911 or visit the Facebook group, Rs 1,500.
Why: Bollywood scriptwriter Shubra Chatterjee introduces you to the art of storytelling, helping uncover your writing talent - or lack thereof. And all of this over email! No classroom, no fixed timings, no mucky commute.
When: You don’t want to be a Stranger to Fiction. Workshop begins August 3.
What: Fresh stock of jumpsuits, Izzo, Shop No 2, Pankaj building, Ambedkar Road, next to Sarvodaya, Bandra (W), Rs 1,500 onwards.
Why: From an elegant one-shouldered version to brightly coloured cropped onesies, we scouted almost a hundred jumpsuits at this little Bandra boutique. Pair them with high heels and big bangles.
When: You want to pick up the hottest singles in town.
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