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LIT AFFAIR: The Festival of Lights just got brighter in Starmark with a host of “original” candleholders and stands from Gujarat and Rajasthan. Keep an eye out for battery-operated candles that flicker just like real candles do as well as elaborate gift sets involving interesting kettles and cups. A variety of ready-made rangoli ensures you save time before that Diwali party. Drop in at Studio by Starmark on Lord Sinha Road as well as the Starmark outlets at Quest mall and Mani Square between 11am and 9pm. Pictures: Shuvo Roychaudhury

  • Published 17.10.17
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LIT AFFAIR: The Festival of Lights just got brighter in Starmark with a host of “original” candleholders and stands from Gujarat and Rajasthan. Keep an eye out for battery-operated candles that flicker just like real candles do as well as elaborate gift sets involving interesting kettles and cups. A variety of ready-made rangoli ensures you save time before that Diwali party. Drop in at Studio by Starmark on Lord Sinha Road as well as the Starmark outlets at Quest mall and Mani Square between 11am and 9pm. Pictures: Shuvo Roychaudhury

DIWALI BITES

Biodegradable boxes in a jute hamper

What: Eco-Friendly Diwali Delights
Where: The Lalit Great Eastern
Available till: October 21
On offer: Organic snacks such as Tutti Frutti Cake, Oatmeal & Banana Cookie, Chocolate Praline, Mini Kachori and Bhakarwadi are packed into biodegradable boxes and handmade jute bags. Choose from small to large hampers named Platinum (this one has Sula red wine too), Silver and Gold, or make your own according to your budget.
Pocket pinch: Rs 4,599 for Platinum hamper, Rs 3,599 for Gold and Rs 2,599 for Silver (all-inclusive)

Gulabi Akhrot Kheer

What: Special Diwali Thali 
Where: Khandani Rajdhani, Park Street
When: October 18 to 22, lunch 12.30pm to 3.30pm, dinner 7.30pm to 11pm
On the menu: Rajasthani Mawa Kachori, Anjeer Gujiya, Laal Aloo Bhari, Moong Dal Ka Halwa, Gulabi Akhrot Kheer, Fruit Basaundi, Gulab Jamun Custard and more.
Pocket pinch: Rs 360-plus per thali on weekdays and Rs 380-plus on weekends (Fri-Sat-Sun)

Singaporean Chilli Crab

What: Singaporean Food Festival
Where: Wasabee, 30 Arya Vidyalaya Road, Garfa (near Sapuipara bus stop)
On till: October 22
On the menu: The Oriental restaurant that specialises in Japanese brings the flavours of Singapore to your table this festival of lights. Choose from Singaporean Chilli Crab, Singaporean Satay Kai, Mee Soto Soup, Hokkien Prawn Mee and the classic Nasi Goreng.
Pocket pinch: Around Rs 1,600-plus for two 

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