The Salvation Starlets Soiree: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

 

12360202_1073323986033942_4508937833580907628_n

What: The Salvation Starlets Soiree – the third edition of the famous Salvation Starlets is back with its exclusive LGBT and LGBT Friendly Women’s ONLY party! After all, why should boys have all the fun?

Where: Cafe Nemo, Worli Village, Mumbai –

When: 9 Pm onwards, Friday, 18th December, 2015.

Why: Because you know, like Cyndi Lauper says, sometimes Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Mumbai Film and Comic Con : Channeling the inner nerd.

maxresdefault

 

What: The Mumbai Film And Comic Con 2015  – The convention this year brings in the best in popular culture from India & the world. Come meet your favorite writers, artists & creators, shop your heart out on their immense show floor and check out one of the biggest cosplay contests in the country – that’s like Game of Thrones married Sherlock and had a child.

Where: Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Goregaon East, Mumbai -400063

When: 19-20th December, 2015.

Why: Because, face it, we all have that inner fanboy who’s going to be tripping like no one’s business.

PS: and also, we grew up on comic books while the rest of the country grew up on cricket. Reason enough to go? Buy your tickets here.

The Eat India Company Festival: Where food is fun.

 

12360269_951990538208812_5280057046319724756_n

 

What: The Eat India Company Festival : The food festival for Mumbai is here! Spread over two days, the Eat India Company Fest will be an eating extravaganza like no other. With pop-up restaurants, live kitchens, cooking workshops, a food souk, live entertainment and specially curated activities for all ages, there is so much to explore at the festival. What they promise is a perfect day out with your family, with lip-smacking food.

Where: Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai – 400034.

When:  December 12  and 13, noon to 11:00 PM.

 Why: Because the best way to a man’s stomach (or mine) is through his stomach, and weekends spent eating are the best weekends in the world.
Now about all the wine we must have for brunch…

Interested in this culinary adventure? Find your way to all the food by buying tickets here.

Love And Other Drugs: Volume II

 

Love and other Drugs 2

Q. I’ve been trying to find friends on Tinder, but everyone I talk to seems to think that I only want to sleep with them. Help me out?

 – K. Das

 
A. Most people like to think of Tinder as the supermarket for singles. You go up and down aisles, picking up the ones you look and swiping off the ones you don’t. Assume you are going to the market to buy avocadoes – you’d buy some, but then you would also end up buying cilantro. And maybe, even some jalapeños. (Side note: hey, maybe you are making some guacamole. In that case, call me over for dinner?) At the same time, some people come to only buy jalapenos. Or Oranges. Or Apples. Or even toilet paper (well, you get the gist.) Finding a friend is like buying jalapenos when you want to buy avocadoes at the supermarket – you don’t decide to, it just happens – unless you end up buying half the hypothetical supermarket, in which case you might need a therapist or just a break from Tinder. Different people want different things, and there’s always a high chance you’d find someone who wants to buy the same thing you do (to make guacamole).  All this supermarket analogy aside, here are a couple of questions you have to ask yourself.

  1. Do you have a half-naked picture of yourself up as your display picture?
  2. Are you flexing your biceps in said picture?
  3. Have you ever asked anyone to come over for some ‘Netflix and chill’ without even knowing what Netflix (and chill) is?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are finding a friend on Tinder is going to be more difficult than trying to read the news without having a snippet about Kim Kardashian in it. You just can’t help it.
Continue reading Love And Other Drugs: Volume II

20 Things You Hear At Every LGBT Party.

LGBT party

 

  1. ‘Wait. Is this only entry? I thought it was cover.’
  2. ‘This party is so boring; I should have just stayed home tonight. Wait, while you are heading to the bar, get me a beer? No, wait…make it a Long Island Iced Tea.’’
  3. ‘The music is so 2010.’
  4. ‘ Did you see what he was wearing; it’s so hideous tha – … oh, hi! How are you doing? I absolutely love what you are wearing today!’
  5. ‘Damn, I wish someone comes and buys me a drink.’
  6. ‘Oh my god! It has been so long since I saw you last? Where have you been?’
  7. ‘So where were you pre-drinking?’
  8. ‘I would go and smoke outside but it’s so hot. Do you think the air conditioning is on?’
  9. ‘Want to stand in the corner and make fun of everyone?’
  10. ‘…Why are you surprised to seem them together? Didn’t you hear – they are an item again.’
  11. ‘The last time I was here, I got so wasted, I don’t remember a thing. There are videos somewhere, but I’d rather not see them…’
  12. ‘Is he checking me out? Tell me, is he checking me out?’
  13. ‘That’s a seven, and that’s a five, oh no wait, I think he’s a four…’
  14. ‘Do you think they saw me? Okay, pretend to say something really serious so that it looks like we don’t want out conversation to be disturbed.’
  15. ‘I think he was wearing the same outfit the last time around.’
  16. ‘Does anyone know where the after party is happening?’
  17. ‘You are getting there at 10? Who gets there that early? People would think you don’t have a life.’
  18. ‘You want to come back to my place? I have a great collection of jazz music…’
  19. ‘Don’t you think the crowd was better last time around?’
  20. ‘I’ve heard rumours that there are lines happening in the bathrooms…’

The Printed Pants Paradox

Have a pair of printed pants lying in your closet deeper than that homophobic second cousin of yours? Never know which way to wear the prints? Do you think that wearing the pants is a sure way to commit fashion faux pas? Think I ask too many questions?

The GuyStyler tells us exactly why printed pants are the ‘in-thing’, making sure that he gets all the fine print while he’s at it. (And I, on the other hand, give my wisdomous (if that is such a word) insight alongside, because hey, that’s what I do.)
“Printed pants have always been that one crucial piece of clothing that scares every man, second only to the form-fitting white t-shirt (The Guysexual’s side note about printed pants: we would like to put a disclaimer that this also includes gay men (or just me). ‘Those pants and that shirt? What were you thinking?’ – that’s the story of my life. Back to you, fashion expert!)

I mean I can’t tell you the number of times, I’ve been given “the look” when I’ve gone to a gay night out wearing printed pants. It’s funny but true – just like the fact that I have more shoes than I can wear, or worse, accommodate.

We’ll let you in on a secret. The trust is that a pair of printed pants just helps elevate your party look and takes it to a whole new level. Imagine a pair of beige linen pants with black Aztec prints all over them. Now team it up with a black shirt and a black blazer. That’s super hot and gives you that right amount of edge, without the need for any fairy godmothers, hypothetical or otherwise. (Goodbye Disney, we’ve got our own show running, thank you very much.)

472b9723b9bb6a0eafc118b0dc148c4d
Love Aztec prints? Flaunt it with black!

While we are on the topic, here’s another fashion hack, just cause we like you so much. Tartan print is something that never goes out of season. The best way to wear tartan is to go for the same print combination for the blazer and the trouser so that you get a classic print-on-print look. (Disclaimer number 2: Sometimes this might be too much for a straight man to handle, even a gay one at times. So team it up with a white shirt, brown suspenders, a navy double-breasted jacket and brown brogues.)

hackett-aw15-done-16
Sometimes tartan is the way to be. Sometimes it’s Tartar sauce.

If you are feeling slightly adventurous, you can experiment a bit more by going for polka dots, houndstooth or even paisley prints – like we say, it’s not fashion if you don’t dare to do it. (Okay, I said it.) In the end, the key is to make sure that the trousers are well fitted and made from a heavier fabric so that they don’t come across as pajamas.

tumblr_mpuip369ec1r5jwlho1_1280
Polka dots make for great bottoms too. yeah, I just said that.

Still confused? Here are a few lookbook references for you to take cues from. Go crazy!