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Things to do this week!

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Filled with mundane chores, the week ahead can seem extremely dull and depressing. However, head to a fun event after work even once during the week and you’re sure to experience a mood boost! This strategy works for us, always, and so we suggest y’all do the same. Wondering which events are worth checking out? Here’s a list of the best happenings in the city this week:


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Bringing out the poet in you

The Big Mic presents its 60th edition of poetry readings and performances. There will be a stage, a mike and an appreciative audience. So, if you think you right good rhymes, head towards the HIVE today, before 8.30 pm and get your compositions along with you. Get a chance to perform your favorite verses in front of fellow poetry lovers! For more details: Poetry on the BIG MIC


Set in a small neighborhood in Madhya Pradesh, ‘Aaj Rang Hai’, is a play that delves into the lives and attitudes of those residing in the neighborhood while also giving us a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Indian Classical music and its secular leanings. Get better acquainted with Hazrat Khusrau’s poetry, life and philosophy through this play.

For more information: Aaj Rang Hai

For chuckles & belly laughs

Let three amazing comedians, Daniel Fernandes, Azeem Banatwalla, Amogh Ranadive regale you with their wise cracks and witty one-liners. Head towards Canvas Laugh Club on the 22nd and 23rd of July, 8.30 pm onwards to get your fill of rib-tickling jokes. To book tickets and more: Best in Stand up Comedy

For melodious evenings:

Music lovers, thought we left y’all out? No way! NSPA artists will be putting up performances all around the city, and the best part is that there performances are free. So, head towards these venues to enjoy some wonderful live performances: NSPA events

Well, we hope these fun happenings help you enjoy a fun week!

5 Fun Things to do on a Rainy Day

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

So it’s been raining like there’s no tomorrow. As if the torrential downpour wasn’t enough, we now have to deal with powerful gusts of wind that rip through the streets, upturning umbrellas and bending branches into submission. To gain respite from Mother Nature’s furious outbursts, many of us opt for that wonderful thing called ‘paid leave.’ But after we do sleep the extra hour and perform, at snail’s pace, our morning routine, we soon realize that we aren’t left with much to do. Steeping outdoors is out of question. Indoors, we have the option of propping down in front of the idiot box or our laptops, but even then, after a while, boredom begins to grip us in its stifling hold. It’s like being trapped between the devil and the deep, blue sea, and shortly, we regret having taken that leave!

Ever been caught in such a situation? Well, don’t beat yourself up over taking a leave yet, for here are a couple of things you can do to make good use of your holiday. Utilize the charming weather and free time to get in touch with the artist in you (we all have one, even if you think you couldn’t draw to save your life) and get busy doing one of these things:


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Write a piece of poetry:

Writing poetry is not difficult, neither is it stupid or boring. In fact, it can be quite enjoyable once you get a hang of it. It will also give you a chance to express your thoughts and opinions and the best part is that you can be a direct and honest as you like!

Find out the correct lyrics of your favorite song and memorize them:

Sometimes, even though we really like a song, we never get around to figuring out the right lyrics. Instead, we’ll make do with singing gibberish or humming. Now, since you have spare time, why not search for the lyrics online and try memorizing them. Once you think you’ve mastered them, find a karaoke version of the song and try singing the lyrics from memory. If you get it right, well, at least you’ll have a good song to sing!

Create a comic strip:

Creating your own comic strip is so much fun, because you can imagine the characters to be any way you please. Also, whether slapstick, satirical, morbid or sick, you have the freedom to let your sense of humor shine through and poke fun at whatever you find funny. So, whether it’s your neighbor’s cat, or the neighbor herself, go ahead and take a dig!

Read up on your favorite musician / painter / conspiracy theorist, etc:

There’s nothing like curling up in bed with a cup of coffee and reading about the great lives of great men! It’ll feed your thirst for mystery and suspense and also make you familiar with the personal histories of your favorites.

Learn a dance move:

Even if you’re a non-dancer. In fact, this is one of the best things to do if you are a non-dancer. Utilize your lone time to learn a few moves, so that the next time you go to a party; you can confidently place yourself among the fun folk on the dance floor. If you’re wondering whom you’re supposed to learn from? Well, the answer is YouTube. Yup, just type in your favorite dance style and you’re sure to find not just one, but many tutorial videos.

Well, now that you’ve found things to do, we hope you enjoy your time indoors (and take more of those paid leaves.)