Month: April 2015

Hair Service Review: BBlunt, R City, Mumbai

The space BBlunt is a chain of salons started by Adhuna Akhtar (Farhan Akhtar’s wife) and her partners. As with anything decent, the central suburbs get the brand much after the rest of the world. So R City in Ghatkopar got its BBlunt on 22nd November, 2014. Just so you know, the first salon in Mumbai was start in 1998. BBlunt replaces Drama Salon on the 3rd floor. The salon interiors are a lot of black and white, distressed mirrors and old world switches. It was almost like walking through a Parsi household. When they wash your hair, you will notice that the pipes are pink and are fun to stare at for just that reason. The armchairs in the nails section look super interesting featuring a paisley print and the salon is spacious so your hair isn’t landing on someone else’s cape. The services I had booked an appointment and when I walked in and I generally prefer booking advance which gives the salon time to do its job well. They have 3 levels …

Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

This book has been written by J K Rowling under a pseudonym. If you don’t know J K Rowling, I suggest you go back to your planet. Anyway, the protagonist in this book is Cormoran Strike, a rather large, hairy man, a fact that you are reminded of repeatedly by the author. I am sure this was to drive home the effect his physical presence would have on people but mostly seems like a very tiresome, elaborate effort to do just that. Subtler mentions would have achieved this with greater impact. A model with a flourishing career is found dead and while the police has declared this a suicide, Cormoran is roped in to do his own legwork by the model’s brother who suspects there may be foul play involved. The rest of the book follows Cormoran around as he meets up with people he suspects and would like to talk to solve this mystery. And that’s all I can tell you without being a spoilsport. The back of the book will have you believe …