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What: Community office at The Hub, Candelar Apartments, 1st floor, St John Baptist Road, same building as Dilshad’s salon, Bandra (W), call 32220475, start at Rs 3,000 a month.
Why: Freelancers and entrepreneurs rent out work space (wi-fi, coffee and IT backup included) at The Hub’s two-floor cheery common office. Perfect for start-ups, but your business idea will have to pass through a board to be accepted.
When: You need to make a collect(ive) call.
What: Rickshaw Recycle kitsch city journals, Moon River, The Courtyard, Colaba, Rs 450 and up.
Why: Ever visited the statue of liberty in a hand-pulled rickshaw, or the Eiffel Tower on the back of a camel? Adorned with just such scenarios, these colourful, recycled notebooks bring you a step closer to a crazy vacation.
When: You want to act your (p)age.
What: Forever Bombay necklace, call Meera Mittal on 9819847794, Rs 2,400.
Why: This former Gayatri Khanna designer uses crystals, thread and bead work to commemorate the first anniversary of the 26/11 attacks, creating the Taj Mahal Hotel dome and a montage of peace symbols on a leather pendant. Ask to see her crystal choker too!
When: You want to pay tribute.
What: Black clay and wood smoke pipe, Muse, 48 Dr VB Guide Marg, near Rhythm House, Fort, call 22625701, Rs 675.
Why: Because you can almost hear the alien-looking face sculpted on this chillum say “take me to your dealer.” Handcrafted in Jaipur, these pieces have exclusively landed in an unlikely spot – high fashion store Muse.
When: You need a new pipe dream.
What: Mumbai Xpress Rickshaw Challenge, visit www.rickshawchallenge.com to register, price on request.
Why: In this “amazing race for the clinically insane”, you’ll get to drive over almost 2,000 kilometers from Tamil Nadu to Mumbai in your very own kaali-peeli. For another fast fix, attend the Harley-Davidson Boot Camp on November 22.
When: Race starts July 30, 2010; registration open now. Step on it!
Event round-up: Ruhaniyat sufi music festival on Nov 21 and 22 at 6.30 pm at Horniman Circle Garden, tickets at Rhythm House; Jazz Utsav 2009 at Priyadarshini Park, Napean Sea Road; and catch us live on 94.3 this Saturday at 9 pm, co-hosting Pirate Radio with Miss Malini.
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