My ideal weekend: Maithili Ahluwalia

  • As told to Praachi Raniwala, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jan 21, 2016 15:23 IST
Maithili Ahluwalia, owner of the store Bungalow 8 in Churchgate.

Q) Dine out, order in, or cook a meal on weekends?

Have friends over, and direct our very competent cook with new experiments.

Q) Can: cook a five-course meal/make a sandwich/boil water/don’t know how the gas works.

A sandwich.

Q) On weekends: work out like it’s just another day/go easy/exercise...what’s that?

I am a yogi and a meditator, so it’s a lifelong commitment.

Q) Strictly salads and grilled chicken, or cheese/chocolate cheat for the weekend?

Everything in moderation.

Q) Where do you party?

At home — it’s an open house, with people floating in and out all the time.

Q) Where do you love getting breakfast and your go-to order.

Kala Ghoda Café.

Q) Tea or coffee?

A fresh brew.

Q) Some complicated Iced Frappe person or straight up espresso person?

Straight up.

Q) Cosmopolitan or whisky on the rocks.

I’m a teetotaller.

Mind Your Language (1977 to 1986).

Q) A TV show you could watch reruns of all Sunday?

Mind Your Language

Q) Street food that makes my day.


Q) Party till dawn or wake up for yoga at dawn?

Yoga at dawn.

Q) Books, music or movies?

All three.

Q) Couch potato or painting the town red?

Why can’t it be a bit of both, based on your state of mind?

Q) Flip-flops, converse shoes or sky-high heels on Sunday?


Q) A movie/book you’ve been meaning to catch up on.

The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal.

The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal.

Q) Twitter or Instagram?


Q) Favourite hashtag.


Q) What one thing can totally make your weekend?

Being across the harbour — at our farm — as there is limited internet connectivity there.

Q) What one thing can break it?

Phone calls before midday.


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