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Nature: Trail to Sálim Ali Point

Sálim Ali Point is the pinnacle of the BNHS reserve, offering a panoramic view of the reserve and the adjoining Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It shows a scenic view of Vihar Lake. During the current season, the forest becomes dry and open, allowing good opportunity for birding.

Group leaders: Prachi Galange & Vinod Patil

Charges: Rs. 50 for members and Rs. 100 for others.

Reporting: Members to meet at CEC, Goregaon (east) at 7.00 a.m (will conclude by 10.30 a.m.)

Registration: On the spot.

@ Sálim Ali Point, BNHS reserve

When: June 01 (Sunday)

Contact: Call at Hornbill House 22871202/22821811 or e-mail at


Science talk: Chai & Why

Topic: Sand Dunes and Sand Castles: Science on the Beach

Any child playing on a beach knows that just a bit of water can turn a pile of dry sand into a spectacular sandcastle. The fascinating behaviour of wet and dry sand shows that even something apparently simple can have an amazing complexity.

A morning of stories of desert explorers and Egyptian pyramids and some fun experiments with Prof. Shankar Ghosh who is a scientist at TIFR with an interest in every day science.

@ Prithvi House, 20, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road

When: June 01 (Sunday)

Time: 11.30 a.m.

Contact: Ph: 022-26149546


Music: Faridkot Album Launch

The band that loves to explore uncharted territories of music will launch their new album Phir Se? that has a completely different sound from their previous release

Line-Up: Akshat Taneja (Keyboards , Sahil Mendiratta (Drums), Rajarshi Sanyal (Guitar), Nikhil Rufus Raj (Bass Guitar), Inderpreet Singh (Vocals).

Guest Artistes: Naresh Kamath and Paresh Kamath (Kailasa, Hipnotribe) and Aditi Singh Sharma.

Entry: Rs. 350 or Rs. 1000 post 9pm

@ blueFROG, D/2 Mathuradas Mills Compound N.M. Joshi Marg, Lower Parel

When: June 04 (Wednesday)

Time: 10 p.m. – 11.30 p.m.


Music: The Mahasurya Project

The Mahasurya Project featuring popular Bollywood singer Mahalaxmi Iyer is an energetic blend of seasoned musicians playing ''Indo-Western fusion/Bollywood''. The line-up consists band members Suresh Mendoza (bass), Glenn Fernandes (guitars), Mahalaxmi Iyer (vocals), Shashank Acharya (flute), Natasha Pinto (keyboards) and Viru (drums).

Entry: Rs.500

@ Hard Rock Café, Sharyans Audeus, Fun Cinema Lane, Off Veera Desai, Andheri (West)

When: June 05 (Thursday)

Time: 8.30 p.m.

Contact: 022-26743901


Comedy: NCPA Cheer! Comedy Festival 2014

As a part of its Cheer! Comedy Festival, NCPA hosts plays and stand-up. The first two in the line-up are:

Two Adorable Losers (Comedy play):

A professor from Odisha and his Mumbaikar student suffer from the same problem – an inferiority complex. In an attempt to regain their lost confidence, they approach each other. Over the course of time, this student-professor relationship turns into a father-son relationship. (An Out Of The Box Production)

@ NCPA Marg, Nariman Point

When: July 06 (Friday)

Time: 6.30 p.m.

Tickets: Rs.500/ Rs.300/ Rs.200

The World Is Enough (Stand-up comedy):

License to Travel is a night of explosive stand-up comedy that will take you around the world and bring you back. Calcutta boys Papa CJ and Anuvab Pal come together to share hilarious stories of their travels. (Strictly 15 years and above.)

@ NCPA Marg, Nariman Point

When: July 06 (Friday)

Time: 8 p.m.

Tickets: Rs. 600

Contact: 022-2282 4567


Art exhibition: Amrita Sher-Gil: The Passionate Quest

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi and Mumbai, Ministry of Culture, Government of India present an exhibition — “Amrita Sher-Gil: The Passionate Quest”. It is curated by art historian and author Yashodhara Dalmia, art historian and author of a biography of the artist Amrita Sher-Gil: Live. The exhibition has been developed to commemorate the centenary of this great artist and also presents photographs and original letters.

@ National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jehangir Public Hall, Mahatma Gandhi Road

When: (Inauguration) May 31 @ 6 p.m. onwards


Art show: Group Show at Clark House

Group exhibition of artists Yogesh Barve, Christine Rogers and Prabhakar Pachpute

Yogesh Barve.

Yogesh Barve: Camouflage and Equality are distinct plays on his architectural endeavours while arranging the glass window panes at Clark House and making Matighar disappear into the grand parks of Lutyen's Delhi.

Christine Rogers: Christine Rogers came to Bombay wanting to re-create the luminescence of old aquatint photographs by printing on a reflective aluminium surface. Surprised by her maternal family's obsession with Switzerland, being descendants of Swiss immigrants of Nashville, she began photographic illusions with mountainous topographies.

Prabhakar Pachpute: Prabhakar Pachpute's debut solo 'Canary in a Coalmine' was initiated in August 2012, inspired by Gustav Klimt's 'Beethoven Frieze' and the magical story of its return. The mural departs to a foundation, on display for its last viewing at the Clark House.

@ Clark House, Ground Floor, Clark House building, 8, Nathalal Parekh Marg (Old Wodehouse Road) Opp: Sahakari Bhandar and Regal Cinema, next to Woodside Inn.

When: Till June 10 June (Tuesday)

Time: Open all days including Sundays from 11am-7pm during exhibitions.

Contact: Ph: +919820213816/ e-mail:


Exhibition: Train models

The Nehru Science Centre has organised My Own Collection: An Exhibition of Rail Engine Models made by C.L. Singh, a retired Central Railway employee. See the different models of trains engines, train carriages and other machines.

@ Nehru Science Centre, Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli

When: Till June 15 (Sunday)

Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Contact: 022-24920482/ 24932667/ 24934520/ 24926042

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