Out And About


Tricolor spiritIndependence Day is meant to unite people. So shun your inhibitions, don the tricolor and go catch a movie at BIG Cinemas, because they have big plans for the day. The cinemas are celebrating the 'Spirit of my Tiranga' on Aug 15. Besides playing the National Anthem in auditoriums before the movie screenings, the lobby, adorned in saffron, white and green decorations, will be buzzing with patriotic songs and videos. Also, freebies like tricolor wrist bands and mouse pads will be given upon purchase of movie tickets and food and beverages combo. To further add to the spirit, there will also be Independence Day special services and offers at the cinemas' craft zone.

At Imax BIG Cinemas, Wadala; Huma Big Cinemas,

Kanjurmarg; Metro Big Cinemas; R-City Mall, Ghatkopar

Free flowingThis weekend unleash your adventurous self. Freespirit, a company that organises adventure getaways, is conducting a white water rafting trip to Kolad on August 15.Take a trip down the wild side and feel the adrenalin pumping as rapids propel your raft down the Kundalika river.The rafting stretch includes 12 kms of rapids and a patch of relatively placid water towards the end, where one can jump out and swim to unwind.

On August 15; call 9869291443/24442944

Freedom BitesIndulge in the taste of India and titillate your palate with Amboli Bar & Kitchen's special Aazadi menu. Savor the Aazadi Kebab —delicately marinated and juicy succulent chicken— while vegetarians can delve into the Veg Swadhin kebabs and the Tiranga biryani — the chef's special tri-colour rice dish. After a scrumptious meal, indulge yourself at our exclusive "O" Bar at the restaurant.The bar menu for Independence Day includes Trio cocktails and mocktails like the Surfers Paradise, Sea Dragon and the Flaming Lamborghini. August 15 being a dry day, alcohol will be served only today, on Independence eve.

Amboli Bar & Kitchen, Andheri West;

Call 022 26770022/6780022

Dipped in colourBanyan Tree Cafe at Fort introduces a special menu on the occasion of India's 63rd Independence Day. Try out the delicious meal that includes the chef's special soups, sandwiches and pastas. The special menu is designed to give a tricolour look and includes a delicious pasta with as blend of orange pesto, green pesto and white cream sauce. The light veggie sub-sandwiches are a perfect bet for a light meal, with broccoli, potato and carrot soups.

Banyan Tree, Fort; Call 022 65109308;

Meal for two: Rs 500 onwards