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How to Lounge this weekend

Head to the just-reopened Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in Delhi. Or take a ride, drink in hand, on a double-decker BEST bus in south Mumbai

The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in Delhi reopened this week
The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in Delhi reopened this week

New beginnings

After almost nine months, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) in Delhi reopened its doors on 5 January with four ongoing exhibitions: Zarina—A Life In Nine Lines, a solo show dedicated to the artistic career of Zarina Hashmi; Line, Beats And Shadows, presenting the work of Ayesha Sultana, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Lala Rukh and Sumakshi Singh; Abstracting Nature, which shows the work of Mrinalini Mukherjee and Jayashree Chakravarty; and Right To Laziness... No, Strike That! Sidewalking With The Man Saying Sorry, a multimedia installation featuring the work of young artists put together by Akansha Rastogi, curator, programming and exhibitions.

Although the museum website has robust digital support for virtual tours, it has started admitting viewers in small numbers, with three visiting slots and mandatory advance booking. Visitors will have to follow all government-mandated health and safety protocols. “This is a new phase in the life of the museum. As we all readjust our lives and continue the fight with the virus, a slow reclaiming of our public spaces is part of our emotional, mental and physical recovery,” says Kiran Nadar, founder and chairperson, KNMA.

For virtual tours and more information, visit

Drinks on wheels

This Sunday, take in the sunset with a drink in hand on an open double-decker BEST bus as it takes you through the by-lanes of Colaba and south Mumbai. On the menu is a range of non-alcoholic beverages by Svami and snacks to boot. Seats in the time of social distancing are limited to 20. The tour is two-and-a-half hours.

This is part of a month-long campaign, Curiously Sober Jan, launched by Svami in keeping with the theme of dry January, a tradition of foregoing alcohol for a month. As part of the campaign, the brand, which sells tonic water and ready-to-drink beverages, is lining up weekend events such as skateboarding workshops and pop-up breakfasts in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi and Goa. It’s starting the campaign with the Curiously Sober bus tour in Mumbai.

5-7.30pm, 10 January; 500. Tickets can be bought on

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