The Great Awadhi Biryani Festival Where: Oudh 1590 outlets in Salt Lake, Deshapriya Park and Southern Avenue On till: July 15 Timings: Lunch from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm Meal for two: Rs 800-plus
Three cast members of Ahare Mon — Parno Mittra, Chitrangada Chakraborty and Mamata Shankar — dropped by Yauatcha to dig into the new menu for the Dragon Boat Festival (on till June 30), comprising Fried Carrot Roll with Glutinous Rice in Spicy Sauce, Crispy John Dory Fish with Olives and Shimeji Mushroom, and Prawns, Beans and Edamame in Toban Chili, among others.
About a month from now is Bikini Day. On July 5, 1946, the first modern bikini, designed by automobile engineer Louis Réard, made its appearance in Paris, on the 18-year-old Parisian nude dancer Micheline Bernardini. Réard had been unable to find a Parisian model brave enough to model his invention. He wanted the outfit, which was “smaller than the world’s smallest swimsuit”, to have an explosive start and named it after the series of nuclear tests that started on July 1, 1946, at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
The title’s got nothing to do with the 1990 edition, in case you’re wondering. Copa90 is a UK-based football media company, best known for its eponymous YouTube channel, which has over 1.6 million subscribers. The book is a visual delight, thanks to the stunning portraits of football legends, full-page photographs of players, and images from Russia and World Cups past — like this one of Pele and Jairzinho from Mexico 1970 (picture right). But it’s not just a feast for the eyes. Each team featuring in Russia has its greatest footballing moment, legend, rising star and basic numbers listed. Plus, you’ll find fun pages on kits, best and worst individual performances, controversies, underdogs and social media. And the price makes this book an absolute steal.
Walk into a hotel and what’s the first thing you are offered? A broad smile? Yes, of course. Plus, a signature sip that immediately lulls you into vacation mode and gives you an idea of what the hotel has in store. What if you could stir up a welcome drink as cool as these for your guest at home, or simply pamper yourself with one on a summer afternoon? t2 went on a trail to bring you some star sip secrets…
The circus wasn’t in town but budding trapeze artistes were! The Little Gym, a gymnastics school with branches in Ballygunge and Salt Lake, put up a weekend-long “flying school” at the lawn behind Birla Academy of Art & Culture where kids could try their hand at the trapeze.
Luxe fairy-tale weddings to tourism events like the Pushkar Fair — Samit Garg, the founder and director of E-Factor Entertainment, has many feathers in his cap. t2 caught up with the big daddy of lavish weddings at the EEMA East Conclave 2018 in Calcutta recently.