The best of what to eat/shop/do in your city, delivered in a brown paper bag
Bangalore: Musical, Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein
Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, until Aug 28
Delhi: Drama, 'Piya Behrupiya'
India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, 7.30 pm
Mumbai: Dopehri, A Novella Written & Narrated by Pankaj Kapur
Swatantryaveer Savarkar Smarak Sabhagriha, Shivaji Park, 8 pm
Bangalore: Jazz + Blues Festival, Indigo & Blues
Royal Orchid Hotel, Old Airport Road, Noon onwards
Mumbai: New Sunday Brunch
Bastian, Bandra (W), noon
Delhi: Workshop + Dessert: Smitten x Blue Tokai
Blue Tokai, Saidulajab, 3 pm
Podcast: Richa Chadha Reads You Bedtime Stories
#bpbSpine, listen here
Spine Episode XIII: Richa Chadha Reads
Masaan’s lead actor reads Kanye West’s brand-new poem, and gets cosy with David Foster Wallace and Emma Cline.
bpb Review: Hitchki, Kala Ghoda
A new bar appears by the Blue Synagogue. Waiter, is this kosher mangsho?
bpb Neighbourhood Guide: The Jhal Muri Map of CR Park
Two sisters, a journalist and a graphic artist, plot the stories and flavours of the chaat-erjees of Chitto Park.
The Weird And Wonderful World Of Bangalore’s BDA Shopping Complexes
Before the BDA centres turn into malls, we dive deep to find everything from Kannada typists, football-crazy dentists and fresh produce.
Sponsored: Indigo Deli’s Is Now Open & Serving In Cyber Hub, Gurgaon
Fret not! Here's a new swanky outpost with all your old-favourites.
bpb Review: The Drunken Clam, Bandra (W)
Like Botti-shell-i’s Venus, a new bar rises out of Bastian to conduct some fishy business.
bpb Review: The Society Café, South Extension 2
A preppy little café so good, you’ll be ready to mend fences with this crazy (South) Ex.
bpb Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Koramangala
This new gastro-pub lacks the imagination of its namesake novel and film, but makes a mean Bloody Mary for your morning after.
White Rhino Brewing Co: New Indian Craft Beer
A brewery in Gwalior will send out its first craft beer batch next week, and is heading to Gurgaon & Delhi first. Horn OK please.
Sponsored Big Tent -- The Taj Mahal Palace’s Shamiana Reopens
A beloved city bistro reopens with contemporary food and a touch of nostalgia.
Hearth Ledger: 18 Things Waiters Hate About You
We know he’s dead, but so is good behaviour. Our editors in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore interview dozens of waiters, restaurateurs and bartenders to compile your rap sheet.
bpb Store Review: Anavila, Khar
The popular label's new store opened with stars and champagne. Should you be celebrating in your prettiest petticoat? Read on to find out.
bpb Review: Butter Chicken Factory, Bandra (W)
Rustic flavours and wholesome cooking battle with Bandra’s big guns of Punjabi food. Read on to see who's winning.
Sanctum Wants To Turn Your Home Into A Nightclub
This Bangalore club will bring bounty, bartenders and bouncers to your next house party.