This Week In Mumbai: Watch the award-winning Kaamiya; go on a ghazal-inspired journey and more

This week in Mumbai we are celebrating women (because we don’t need a special reason to celebrate our favourite gender). Men, get ready to pamper your women and ladies, get ready to have a blast! Attend a women-centric socially relevant play at Prithvi or break your man’s bank balance by going on a shopping spree at the uber exclusive annual Women Entrepreneurs’ Couture Exhibition. You can even head to the blueFROG for a dance-filled girl’s only night where international sensation Neuromotor will be performing (ladies enter free of course!) Also, don’t forget to give yourself a break from your daily cooking and treat your family to a divine Shravan-month inspired meal at the Renaissance. Don’t fret men, with the EPL kicking off this month; you could easily do with a few extra brownie points. Win-win we say!

Written by US-based Kamla K. Kapur, Kaamiya is a deeply insightful play about the role a woman plays in today’s obviously patriarchal society. Although the play is peppered with hilarious little anecdotes synonymous with a conventional Punjabi household, its main focus is still on the Indian woman and the inevitable struggle and isolation she is faced with when she tries to find herself. The play takes off from where Ibsen’s Nora (from A DOLL’S HOUSE) leaves. The relatable and well-performed Kaamiya is also a winner of the Sultan Padamsee Award.
Date: 19th and 20th August, 2014.
Timing: 6:30pm and 9:30pm.
Pricing: Rs. 150.
Address: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Vile Parle West, Mumbai.

renaissanceSpecial Shravan Menu at Renaissance
Whoever said fasting has hard didn’t know where to eat. This holy month of Shravan indulge in some rich delicious Satvik dishes at the Renaissance. From hot fried Pakoras and Sabudana Wadas to mouth-watering fasting favourites like Aloo Adraki, Khatta Meetha Kaddu, Dahi ke Aloo and Siyamirch Bhini with breads like Kuttu ka Paratha and Singhare ki Poori the menu is never-ending. Other dishes include classic staples such as Sabudana khichdi and Sama ke Chawal ka Pulao. Also on the decadent Shravan special menu are several cavity-inducing desserts such as Dudhi Halwa, Dudhi Pedha, Sabudana ki Kheer and Coconut Barfi. Try the fresh Fruit platter with Sendha Namak to give a healthy balance to your meal. Isn’t this just the ideal way to eat fast food?
Date: 14th – 25th August, 2014.
Time: Daily, 7pm to 11:45 pm
Address: Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, 2 & 3B, Near Chinmayanand Ashram, Powai, Mumbai.

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we-couture-exhibition-2014We Couture Exhibition 2014
Ok women, it’s time to put on your shopping shoes and head to the much-awaited 26th We Couture Exhibition 2014. Like every year, this year’s IMC Women Entrepreneurs’ Exhibition also promises to be a shopper’s delight with over 80 participants from across the country showcasing their work. The exhibit will feature an expansive collection of exclusively designed products in fashion & lifestyle, home décor, arts & crafts, personal care and cuisine amongst others. Also stealing the limelight will be ethnic weaver communities and several NGOs from across India who will be given the opportunity to display their work at the venue for free. Fashion shows at regular intervals, displaying the best pieces of the present participants will also be a part of the event. Shopping for a good cause did you say? We can’t wait!
Date: 21st and 22nd August, 2014.
Time: 10am to 8pm.
Address: World Trade Centre Complex, Centre 1 Building, 31st Floor, Cuffe Parade Mumbai.

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ghazal-nostalgiaGhazal Nostalgia
Ghazal lovers are in for a treat. This Friday, talented musical duo – Ashok Khoshla & Dr. Radhika Chopra will take their audience on a nostalgia-filled melodious two hour journey. As homage to some of the ghazal greats, the artists will perform some of the most popular gems of yesteryear maestros, composers and singers like K L Saigal, Madan Mohan, Khayyam, O. P. Nayar, Talat Mehmood and Begum Akhtar. Sigh! Just listening to the names in the line up is making our ears perk up! We can’t wait to catch the live act!
Date: 22nd August, 2014.
Time: 7pm.
Pricing: Rs. 300 – Rs. 1000.
Address: Nehru Centre, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli Mumbai.

neuromotorNeuromotor at blueFROG
He has had over a 100 releases with 45 going international, he’s part of one of the biggest artist based tour groups, he’s performed close to 16 Gigs in a span of one and a half months, and he’s headlined some of the sickest events all over the world from Dubai to Brazil to Canada. But that’s not why the ladies love Neuromotor, it’s mostly his philosophy, ‘once Neoromotor takes his shirt off there is no stopping the motor,’ that makes us swoon. So grab your girlfriends and head to blueFROG for a wild night of dancing with even wilder music – a crazy mix of progressive beats, techno grooves and some good old fashioned psychedelic trance. We suggest you book a foot massage for the next day well in advance.
Date: 23rd August, 2014.
Time: 10:30pm onwards.
Pricing: Rs. 600 or Rs. 1500. Full Cover post 9pm. Ladies Enter Free.
Address: The bluefrog, D/2 Mathuradas Mills Compound N.M. Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai.

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