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LOL in Mumbai!

Imran Khan

Imran Khan

Imran Khan and Avantika Malik

Imran Khan and Avantika Malik

Vir Das

Vir Das

Anushka Menon (Lola Kutty)

Anuradha Menon aka Lola Kutty

Raell Padamsee

Raell Padamsee

The Comedy Store (U.K’s leading comedy club which celebrates thirty years this May) kicked off its tour in Mumbai last week. Don Ward (Cofounder of The Comedy Store)  chose  three world class stand up comedians who performed over the weekend in Mumbai at NCPA and the ITC Grand Maratha. Comedians Sean Meo (MC), Paul Tonkinson and Ian Stone had the crowd in splits apparently.  Guests included Imran Khan (still grumpy but gorgous!) and girlfriend Avantika Malik, Vir Das, Raell Padamsee, Anuradha Menon and of course Deepak Bedi (CEO, Horseshoe Entertainment.)

Ian Stone,

Ian Stone, Paul Tonkinson and Sean Meo

“With 2009 being our 30th anniversary, this tour  is  a great way to further popularize a concept that is gripping India very fast. The Comedy Store Tour brings you a  world class stand up comedy team that will put together a show with an Indian relevance.” Says Don Ward.

BOOYA*! About time dontchya think?

* “Bam!”, “in your face” and “hell yeah” all at the same time.)

And in other rolflmao** highlights check out Sacha Baron Cohen’s newest avtaar Bruno landing on Eminem at the MTV awards. (Yes, of course it was staged.)

**roll on the floor laughing my ass off

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Spa Party – A Cut Above!

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Wine, Cheese, Foot Massage, Conversation and Glamor. (I’m excited that this is what my post Holi plan entails.) I have been on the hunt for a really good hair dresser for a long time. You know how it is, you go thinking your haircut is going to be a spectacular upgrade of your current style and reflection of how far you’ve come in the land of cool and you often return a hat and sunglasses wondering how long it will take to grow out so you can start socializing again! But now I’m sorted. Have you met Carole Robequin? She’s one super stylist at Jean-Claude Biguine Bandra, Mumbai and she’s awesome.

I checked out Jean-Claude Biguine (a French Salon and Spa) in Bandra back in July 2008 and was thrilled to report your bad haircut blues are over. The next time you want a spanking new do make sure you book your face time with Carole (a training manager from France) who clearly knows how to snip and tuck. Bonus points for their funky massage chairs which give you a soothing back rub while you get your hair washed. I’ve also heard good things about their spa pedicure and French massage (very relaxing.) Now the ladies are well aware of this already but I thought I’d let the guys in on it too, while it may be wise to watch your wallet when it comes to indulging in life’s luxuries a pamper session like this is pretty priceless.

Anyway, on Thursday my favorite salon and Shaina N.C. are hosting a spa party for the Mumbai social circuit and a few Bollywood familiars including Raveena Tandon, Priya Dutt, Sonali Bendre, Poonam Dhillon, Simone Singh, Mini Mathur, Poonam Soni, Juhi Babbar, Alvira Khan, Anu Dewan, Raell Padamsee, Larra Shah and Purnima Mhatre. I’ll take pictures.

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Murder On The Menu.

Murder on the Menu

Murder on the Menu

Cast of Murder on the Menu

Cast of Murder on the Menu

I’m a big fan of dinner-theatre. Any meal time that can be converted into an interactive extravaganza is actually fine by me, and that’s exactly what they did to unveil the new rooms & villas at Ramada Caravela beach resort in Goa – with Raell Padamsee’s “Murder On The Menu.” Murder, suspense, accusations and mystery (well, almost everything you get reality TV-esque at most Page 3 events in Mumbai these days) gave everyone a chance to play “cluedo” in the flesh. Starring Anju Taraporvala,  Ambika Sanjana, Dilnaz Irani, Shivani Ajmera, Shahriyar Attai, Karla Singh, Advait Hazarat, Samar Sarila and Farid Currim put on quite a show !

Top that up with a lavish poolside dinner and the company of Esther Raju Daswani, Nisha Javeri Kavita, Jasjit Singh Gulu and  Prema Jagtiani and you’re pretty likely to come back for Act two!

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