The Weekend Guide
H. M. Naqvi at Bungalow 8
How do you make the switch from banker to award-winning author? Budding writers, here’s your chance to find out. Pakistani author H. M. Naqvi worked at the World Bank for eight years before he wrote his critically acclaimed novel Home Boy, which was about three young Pakistani men bumbling their way through post-9/11 America. At his talk at Bungalow 8 on Saturday, July 9, Naqvi will be in conversation with another young novelist, Mumbai-based Namita Devidayal. They will discuss his novel (and the possibility of it being adapted for the big screen if we go by reports of an impending movie deal), the process of writing, and other fun things as part of the Asia Society’s “Asia in Writing” series.
When: Saturday, July 9, from 6pm.
Where: Bungalow 8, Grants Building, Second Floor, 17 Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba. Tel: 2281 9880/1/2. Entrance is free but email email@example.com to register.
Here’s your chance to stock up on a monsoon wardrobe while saving big bucks. Everyone’s favourite high street retailer Zara is hosting a mid-season sale, with tunics, dresses, bags, shirts and more up to 50 per cent off; FCUK and Promod are also offering 30 to 50 per cent off on current stocks. For something a litte more fancy, drop in at multi-designer boutiques Ensemble, Ogaan and Atosa, where you can find great deals on designerwear from James Ferreira, Anamika Khanna, Savio Jon, Tarun Tahiliani, and others. Lastly, The Collective at Palladium mall is offering up to 50 per cent off on labels like Ralph Lauren, True Religion, Fred Perry, DVF, Versace, Moschino and Rajesh Pratap Singh.
Where: Zara, Ground Floor and First Floor, Palladium, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel. Tel: 4347 3850. For all other location details, see here and here.
ALSO AROUND TOWN
• See hip hop band Bombay Bassment and an assortment of rappers, DJs, b-boys and beatboxers perform at the Urban Hip Hop Fest at Lower Parel club Blue Frog on Saturday, July 9. See here for further details.
• Dance at Audio Slut, an event organised in support of Slut Walk India at Bandra bar Zenzi on Saturday, July 9, where singer Cherry Fernandes (along with electronica duo Bramfatura) and DJ Moonchild (Sarikah to her folks) will perform. See the Facebook page for more information.
• Watch solo recitals of bharatanatyam, kuchipudi, Odissi and kathak at the Raindrops Festival of Indian classical dance on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 at the PL Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy mini-theatre in Prabhadevi. See here for further information.