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Thursday , March 27 , 2014
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What: Maharani, in association with t2

Where: The Royal Bengal Room, City Centre Salt Lake

When: March 28 to 30, 11am-8pm

Watch out for: The 85 stalls at the exhibition will host a range of apparel and accessories. Expect skin and health care products from the city-based Friends Organic, clothes and accessories for kids from Just Babies, Pakistani suits by Rasheda Imran from Pakistan (in picture), Rajwada Jewellers from Jaipur, footwear from Mumbai-based Fida, saris by Nidda Fashions from Varanasi.

Organiser speak: “The festival of Gangaur is coming up as is the summer wedding season. We want this exhibition to help women get ready for both,” said Neha Kandoi.

What: Gangaur Mela, in association with t2

Where: Ice Skating Rink

When: March 28 to 30, 11am-8pm

Watch out for: Aimed at the Gangaur festival, 55 stalls will be loaded with outfits and accessories by city labels like Just Bags, The Fashionate (in picture) with jewellery and accessories, The Pink Mirror with summer-special tunics, and Mumbai-based Sunflower with fashion jewellery.

Organiser speak: “We hope everyone finds everything they need at the exhibition to get ready for the Gangaur festival in style,” said Neeru Harlalka.

What: ILPA in association with t2, in association with t2

When: March 28, from 7pm

Where: Swissotel

What to expect: A fashion show displaying leather products crafted by the members of Indian Leather Products Association’s (ILPA) manufacturing units. Retail brands like Indostyle, H.U.N.T and Rene will participate.

Organiser speak: “It is a prestigious moment for all ILPA members. Bengal is the leader in the export of finished leather goods and contributes to more than 50 per cent of total finished leather goods export from India,” said Shankar Dawn, president, ILPA.

On terra firma with Vineet Kacker at Juxtapose with t2

What: YFLO presented a clay- modelling workshop by Vineet Kacker at Juxtapose, in association with t2

When: March 19

Where: The Harrington Street

Arts Centre

An architect-turned-ceramic artist, Vineet Kacker is known to incorporate religious symbols and icons into his works. Some of which was exhibited at Juxtapose, the art and furniture exhibition-cum-sale at Harrington Street Arts Centre which drew artists and interior designers from across the country. The Delhi-based artist gave the YFLO group a two-hour demonstration on clay art. The theme of the workshop was “do something”. t2 took notes:

lWe’ve all played with Plasticine. Treat clay like it and start working with it.

lClay is a very responsive, flexible medium. It is easy to translate ideas onto it, so get thinking. Also, pick up ideas along the way as you start working on clay.

lWork on a wooden or a canvas-covered table. You need surface on which clay won’t stick and will be easy to remove.

lYou can use any object that has a design on the surface to create textures and imprints. Say a coin or stencil — just press on clay.

lAdd volume by wrapping clay sheets around crushed newspaper, instead of using a solid block of clay, to create a 3D object.

lIf you’re a beginner, don’t use too much water. Clay tends to get runny and difficult to manage. To make a particular portion smooth, use wet fingers to press down on the clay.

Neha Banka


What: Bun and Fun Festival

Where: Mythh, Hotel Hindusthan International

When: Till March 31, 24 hours

On the menu: Vegetarians can go for Lebanese-style Falafel Sandwich, Pesto Marinated Cottage Cheese Burger with Yellow Cheddar and Red Onion or Warm Vegetable Grilled Sandwich. Non-vegetarians can opt for Garlic Pepper-Tossed Grilled Prawn Open Sandwich or salads like Peri Peri Chicken Salad.

Pocket pinch: Rs 425-plus (veg) to Rs 545-plus (non-veg) per person.