Enjoy an evening of laser show, wishing fest
Swap the television set for a wish fulfillment spree. On the occasion of the Hindustan Times’ ‘No TV Day’ campaign, city folk will get an opportunity to have their wishes granted by a wishing tree.
Participants can write their wishes around a wishing tree at a mall in Malad on helium balloons which will be released later in the evening.
The wishing carnival begins on January 28 at 5pm and continues on January 29 at Inorbit Mall, Malad.
“If I had to write one wish down, it would be to live at the Taj for a day or two,” said Nupoor Monani, 22, a student.
“If I could get that opportunity, even a couple of hours of luxury would be nice.”
Some lucky participants stand a chance to have their wishes fulfilled. On the sidelines of the wishing tree, a carnival will be in swing with a tattoo stall, caricaturist and an on-site clown.
Besides the wishing trees, there are other smart reasons to dump the idiot box on Saturday: fireworks and laser show.
Mumbaiites will be treated to an hour-and-a-half-long laser and fireworks show and also a series of live performances by international artistes at Juhu’s Ramada Plaza Palm Grove parking lot between 6.30pm and 8pm.
“It sounds like a great way of spending the day instead of sitting in front of the television,” said Ranjit Gulvady, 23, a student.
“These opportunities don’t come often so everyone will be very excited by the events lined up.”
The evening’s events include acrobatics, pyrotechnics and performances by a dance troupe. The evening will climax with a fireworks display.
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