7 Cool tips to save water on a regular basis

  1. Don’t bathe on weekends when you intend to stay at home. The stink will keep uninvited guests away.
  2. Don’t wash your hair regularly, try braids or buns. Or go for a taklu (bald) avatar… you’d save lot of water, shampoo, conditioner, time and money.
  3. When thirsty, opt for alcohol (neat).
  4. Cook non-spicy food. Avoid drinking extra water in the name of chillies.
  5. Don’t eat / drink more than you need to survive. This way, you won’t have to visit the washroom frequently and you’ll save the water in the flush.
  6. Don’t mop the floors daily. Opt for a jungle look for your house.
  7. Repeat the same jeans for a week or two before washing. Trust me, no one can make out. Dump it in the washing machine only after you notice people holding their nose when you approach them.
On a serious note, c'mon we all know how to save water. It's time we act! 

    Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2010 - An enriching experience

    If you ask me to describe my experience at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2010 in one word, I won't ever be able to do so. It was like the entire area had come to life, as if Mumbai was talking to us!

    I reached Kala Ghoda with my mother (second time visitor) and mom-in-law (first time visitor) and we were more than thrilled.

    The installations near the iconic Kala Ghoda were so lifelike! You got to be there to see those lovely pieces of art. Elephants, giraffe, lion, deer, monkey... captivated kids and adults alike and we all couldn't help but pose with the animals.

    Our lives have been so hectic all these years. When was the last time we went to a wildlife safari / zoo? When was the last time we saw these animals? Are there enough of them left now? Is the concrete jungle eating into the real jungle?
    Equally impressive were the installations near Jehangir Art Gallery. And then this time there were several stalls selling beautiful plants. How we thought of purchasing a few but had to resist the temptation since we had to travel back all the way to Navi Mumbai!

    We headed to NGMA to watch Munshi Premchand ki kahaniyaan. Three artists performed an act on bonded labour and how! You much catch up with these plays when you hit Kala Ghoda.

    Next we watched Bhatarnatyam and Kathak performances at the amphitheatre. Trust me, watching these dances on television is nothing close to watching them live.

    After watching the play and the dances (and even the paintings at Jehangir Art Gallery) one thought still keeps lingering on my mind... why did I not learn all this? Well, I guess it's never too late. Might join painting classes soon.

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    I try to attend the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival every year. Last year, however, I missed it due to my work hours. But today, I am very excited. Now that I am at home, I can attend the festival at leisure!

    So today, I am all set to hit Kala Ghoda Arts Festival with my mom and mom-in-law. It's always tough to decide what to check out and what to skip out there. After all, it's all very interesting... the dances, the films, the stalls, the music, the visual arts, you name it! What have we finalized

    I'll keep you posted with my experience and photographs once I'm back!

    Btw, if you are looking for the daily schedule of the festival, follow this link.

    Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2008 photos.
    My experience at the festival in 2008.