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Vol.1 Issue 1, Mumbai June ’09


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CONTENTS Bombay Entertainment Restaurtants Night Life Drinks Movies Culture


ombay is the m o s t cosmopolitan city in the country and trying to keep pace with its dynamic lifestyle is not always easy. Im sure you will agree with me. If having solutions to all your entertainment queries at a click of a button wasn't enough now all you need to do is grab a copy of ‘ Best of Bombay’ and you can enjoy easy access to entertainment in the city. If you re the novice to the city or even if yopu ve been around, this booklet will help you decide where to go, what to do and why its worth your time!


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The week that was A widespread explanation of the origin of the traditional English name Bombay holds that it was derived from a Portuguese name meaning "good bay".[10] This is based on the fact that bom (masc.) is Portuguese for "good" whereas the English word "bay" is similar to the Portuguese baía.s;dfgksnfsdflksnmvlsdkvmdslkm c;sdlfk[ewopkfsmdmsklvmsdlvks’vlmz ;lvsd;lvsllvkms;lmv;lmsd;vlmsl;dmvsd;jkrogjerhrt[ooekty[pek[erktg’dfkgdskgd

The week Ahead Mumbai is the commercial and entertainment centre of India, generating 5% of India's GDP[3] and accounting for 25% of industrial output, 40% of maritime trade, and 70% of capital transactions to India's economy.[4] Mumbai is one of the world's top ten centres of commerce by global financial flow,[5] home to important financial institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India and the corporate headquarters of many Indian companies and numerous multinational corporations. The city also houses India's hindi film and television industry, known as Bollywood. Mumbai's business opportunities, as well as its high standard of living, attract migrants from all over India and, in turn, make the city a potpourri of many communities and cultures.

Tourist Spot Decoded: Alibaug A small, idyllic town on the narrow strip of the Arabian Sea, at the southern tip of Mumbai, is fringed with tall coconut trees and golden sandy beaches lapped by the ocean. Apart from the quaint village houses, it also has farm houses of Mumbai's affluent folk. Alibaug is frequented by affluent Mumbaiites, mostly to enjoy the beauty of the sea, the town and its surrounding villages


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Entertainment This Week


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Best Of Restaur ants Penne Tucked away in a quiet bylane of Juhu, Penne (erstwhile Rain) is an elegant yet warm restaurant perfect for a romantic date, brisk business luncheon or a family dinner. This Italian restaurant has 2 distinct settings an alfresco for quiet comfort as well as plushly done interiors for formal settings Recommended Food: Pizzas, Sangrias, & the Chocolate Bombe! Address: 14, Silver beach Estate, AB Nair Road, Juhu, Phone: 26255713, 26255706

China Garden This restaurant has seen many avatars, however it has finally moved back to the original, at Om Chambers. Like the first one, this reincarnation bustles with the city's trendiest who scamper back to feast of the delicacies popularized by Nelson Wang. Dark, yet not dinghy, this restaurant is a constant favourite amongst its loyal patrons Recommended Food: Crispy veg Pancakes, Prawns wrapped in bacon & the Khimchi! Address: Om Chambers, 123, A.K. Marg, Kemps Corner Phone: 23630841/2, 23630117.

Food Festivals In Town ÂŁ Northern frontier food festival, Caravan Sarai ÂŁ Tepanyaki food festival at Mezzo Mezzo


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BOB Pick of the week Hard Rock Cafe One of the tallest places, and less claustrophobic in this manic city, HRC is a great place to grab some good old American food, sip on yummy cocktails and enjoy rock music albeit on the softer side (thankfully!) soft rock, grunge at times, but yeah, good old rock music. Not too steeply priced, and with a friendly staff and a chance to stare at interesting memorabilia, makes it a great place to venture out to. Address: B:ombay Dyeing Mills, Opp., Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli,

Theobroma Theobroma- which means 'Food of the Gods' is the sweetest little bakery cum cafe on Colaba Causeway. A family runned eatery that bakes all their food fresh from their bakery across the street welcomes everyone to come indulge in the best part of a meal that is dessert. It serves a wide range of sweet and savory patisserie, sandwiches, desserts and an exclusive range of premium chocolates. So after you are tired of shopping, you are just steps away from relaxing in its aromatic ambience


5 Five Spice Little Italy Candies

Soulfry Just Around the corner

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Recipe Of The Week

Vindhyas, the peninsular cuisine restaurant offers food from the south of Vindhyas mountain ranges, serving delectable cuisines from coastal states of peninsular India. In all, food from nine states namely, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamilnadu, West Bengal, Gujrat, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa are served at the restaurant.

Ingredients: - Chicken................½ kg - Chilles..................100 gms - taste - Onions.................200 gms - Water...................½ Ltr.



However, what makes Vindhyas the one and only place is the traditional way in which the guests are treated. Moreover the ambience itself reflects a palatial south Indian estate house keeping with the Orchid's philosophy of recycled and environment friendly wood. The moment you enter Vindhyas, a traditionally attired stewardess welcomes you and guides you in. Within no

Pop Tates Complimentary chocolate mousse after your meal.

Domino’s Pizza Buy a medium or large pizza and get one of the same or lesser value free

Hard Rock Cafe 20% Discount on food and drinks

Zaffran 25% off on total bill for a minimum spend of Rs. 1000

Mumbai Times Cafe Buy any drink and get the second free


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This offer cannot be clubbed with any other offer/ promotion Terms and Conditions apply Valid till 31/01/2009

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This offer cannot be clubbed with any other offer/ promotion Terms and Conditions apply Valid till 31/01/2009

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Nightlife In Mumbai Aurus Stunning sumptuous sudhi, smooth cocktails and Recipe Ofinteriors, The Week an atmosphere that fosters conversation (atleast on weekdays!) this Asian lounge has considerably upped the ante in entertainment in the city. Take it from us, the Shiro experience is worth every penny you shell out and they are quite a few!!

Shiro Stunning cocktails and and an an Stunning interiors, interiors, sumptuous sumptuous sudhi, smooth cocktails atmosphere that fosters conversation (atleast on weekdays!) this this Asian lounge has considerably upped the ante in entertainment in in the city. Take it from us, the Shiro experience is worth every penny penny you shell out and they are quite a few!! Recommended Food: Assortment of Japanese eats sushi and and sashimi platters: Phone: 24383008

Event of the Week If you like tripping to tunes while getting lightly toasted in the sun, India’s first EDM festival is here for you. Submerge brings to you Sunburn from Dec 28 to 29th at Condolim Beach Goa. So remember you re just a quick plane ride away from the likes of Axwell, Above and Beyond, Carl Cox, John OO, Jaleebe Cartel, Medival Punditz, and loads more super talented Djs!


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An Interv iew Nikhil C.


The presentation of the site is important and the information critical. It doesn't matter whether the site is colorful or not. Connectivity is no longer a problem since it's pretty well tuned. What do you like the most about the Net? More than the information, it is getting the music at my fingertips that I like. I explore music on the Net and listen to samples. When I'm shopping abroad, I know what I'm looking for and what to buy, since I've heard it before.

Party goer/Bartender of the week Name: Khushboo Saigal Party Joints: Poisson, Shiro, Aurus, Bling Party Motto:

Events of the week Mondays: Wednesdays: Ladies Night@ Firangi Paani Bling it on @ Bling

Fridays: Amazing Fridays @Aurus

Tuesdays: Trendy Tuesday@China House

Saturdays: We love Saturdays @Poisson


Thursdays: Thumping Thursdays @ Dragonfly

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Movies This Week New this week -DVD Releases

-Movies Dasvidaniya Dostana

The Hunting Party Two Nights In Paris

Iron Man Incredible Hulk

Movies running Quantum Of Solace Golmaal Returns Fashion Greed and Guilt Edge of Heaven

Eagle Eye Wanted Babylon A.D.

Theatres Fame Adlabs Inox Fun Republic Cinemax Cinemas PVR Cinemas

IMAX Adlabs Big Cinemas Chandan G7 Multiplex Movietime Cinemas

Globus Eros Regal Sterling Liberty

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ombay B n I e r u t l Cu Music Stadium Arcadium Red hot chilli peppers dishes out their brand new, two cd set album this December. The long awaited album is their third compilation with the existing band setup. The new tunes on this album are almost typically RCHP in most senses. Some tracks that take the cake are Snow, Desecration Smile, Hump De bump and of course the title track. All in all the wait for this has been totally worth it.

BOOKS The White Tiger Balram Halwai is the White Tiger - the smartest boy in his village. His family is too poor for him to afford for him to finish school and he has to work in a teashop, breaking coals and wiping tables. But Balram gets his break when a rich man hires him as a chauffeur, and takes him to live in Delhi.



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Theatre In Bombay This Week Plays Running !Macbeth !The president is coming !Vagina Monologues !Class of 85 !Mona Lisa Smile !Happiness Crucified

!Husgulle !Baa aur Biwi !Gharwali !Pashchyatap !Hera Pheri !Jee Bhar ke

Reviews A Good Chance The music called Jazz was born sometime around 1895 in New Orleans. It combined elements of Ragtime, marching band music and Blues. What differentiated Jazz from these earlier styles was the widespread use of improvisation, often by more than one player at a time. Jazz represented a break from Western musical traditions, where the composer wrote a piece of music on paper and the musicians then tried their best to play exactly what was in the score. In a Jazz piece, the song is often just a starting point or frame of reference for the musicians to improvise around.

Theatre Contact: Prithvi Theatre 278399278 Rangsharda 677549373 Tata Memorial 729958403

Bhaidas Hall St. Andrews Auditorium NCPA Rhythm House

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