India Today - - SIMPLY GUJARATT -


Have you started a new ven­ture and don’t have a work place? Head to 5B Colab, a new co-work­ing space in Ahmed­abad which serves as an of­fice on-de­mand where you can work, con­duct meet­ings and con­nect with other like-minded peo­ple. City en­trepreneurs Kalgi and Hi­rak Pa­tel de­cided to set up the 5B Colab to of­fer pro­fes­sion­als who work on freelance as­sign­ments, start-ups and small teams a set-up that comes with WiFi, a con­fer­ence room for meet­ings, a cafe­te­ria that serves bev­er­ages and ef­fi­cient house­keep­ing ser­vices. For those look­ing for after-hours min­gling, they even have a ter­race gar­den which hosts events like movie screen­ings and food marathons.

You’re likely to meet in­ter­est­ing peo­ple here. As of now, the cur­rent client list in­cludes a city-based food blog­ger, a pho­tog­ra­pher from Philip­pines and a pro­fes­sional work­ing with a Ger­many-based cor­po­rate firm. There are monthly pack­ages that in­clude ac­cess to recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties and free-flow­ing cof­fee and hot choco­late when you need that sugar high. Con­tact facebook.com/5bCo­lab

2 The Right Bite

If you’re among those who grab a sand­wich and cof­fee at the near­est café for lunch, there’s a new food ser­vice in Ahmed­abad—Vel­vety Food—that can help you start eat­ing healthy. For now, they have nu­tri­tional fruit and salad boxes that can be de­liv­ered to your doorstep. If you stick to the ba­sic wa­ter­melon, ap­ple and pa­paya, they have the Ba­sic Fruit Box; add a few more like kiwi and black cur­rent and you get the Ex­otic Fruit Box. The chana, corn and sprout bowl is a good choice for those look­ing for a nu­tri­tious meal with pro­tein and fi­bre. They also have an op­tion of cus­tomis­ing your fruit box. Price Rs 99 on­wards At vel­vety­food.com

3 High Notes Jan­uary 25

Flautists Ravichan­dra Ku­lur and Jean Luc Thomas, who met in Ger­many in 2013, have now col­lab­o­rated on a mu­sic al­bum and will bring alive the Sabar­mati Wa­ter­front with their scin­til­lat­ing tunes this month. Pre­pare to be ser­e­naded with their mu­sic. At Sabar­mati Wa­ter­front, Ahmed­abad Time 7.30 p.m. En­try Rs 150

Pho­to­graph by SHAILESH RAVAL

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