What: Soul Food Chinese and Thai takeaway/delivery, Silver Croft, shop no 7, 16th and 33rd Road, next to Mini Punjab, Bandra (W), call 26004520 / 9819145558, Rs 170 for a chicken appetiser.
Why: Allow “half an hour” for home delivery of Shanghai chicken that has nothing to do with China, and you still won’t be disappointed. If you ignore the typos in Taipei at Bandra’s pokey new Asian eatery (don’t opt to dine at one of the three tables), you’ll find that it works well for quick delivery/takeout of yum and inexpensive fare. We got Thai grilled chicken - succulent pieces of flattened lemony, chilli-rubbed chicken – and Malaysian rice, but didn’t have the stomach to try the Hot Red Prawns. Mighty shellfish of us, haan?
When: You yearn a yang.
What: Everything vinyl at Nova Audio, 3 Fairlands, 314 LJ Road, near Sitladevi Road Junction, Mahim (W), start at Rs 600 for an LP.
Why: Because LPs might have made a comeback, but Chor Bazaar is so last decade. Here is a store where you can get current(ish) music (The Suburbs by Arcade Fire, latest Strokes album) in a clean, organised space and also shop for turntables, speakers and other accessories. Read more here.
When: A song, song time ago.
What: G(u)ilt Pads from 61c, visit www.61c.in or call 24937678, also available at Loose Ends, Bandra, Rs 350.
Why: Conceived on the 61c bus ride through Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, this new Mumbai paper brand sells scenic stationery on “luxuriously thick” paper. The view includes (thankfully, no overdone kitsch city scenes) insanely long legs that walk all over writing pads, mirror reflections and pin wheels. Also see anticipation-friendly Happy Folding gift bags and envelopes.
When: You want to attend a jazz and glues festival.
What: Brownies from Mrs Brownie, call Anupama on 9821899832, pick up from Hill Road, near Mehboob Studio, Bandra (W), start at Rs 350 for quarter kilo.
Why: She might sound like a character from an Enid Blyton novel, but Mrs Brownie is really a Bandra-based happy baker who doles out magic chocolate walnut and cheesecake brownies to grateful patrons all over the neighbourhood. Highly recommended by the cool cats at Azaad Bazaar.
When: You want your own brownie eyed girl.
What: Filminute 2011 – the international online one minute film festival, visit http://www.filminute.com/2011/screeningroom to view and vote.
Why: Got a minute? Watch a film. Find 24 additional minutes and you can view all the final reels – from India, Columbia, Hungary, US - that made it to this year’s Filminute festival. These shorts feature fun takes on hair dye, home videos and human hares, too much coffee and way too much coffee. No interval for popcorn! bpb’s voting for: Loop, Dot In the Line and Grassy Knoll Edge.
When: You need it to be gone in 60 seconds.
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