QTube Cafe

Walls of glass and art surround a pile of board games, colorful shelves of books, and slumped bean bags at QTube Cafe. The little coffee shop just opened in Bandra,  and you can walk in and leave after hours, without paying a rupee.   Definitely ranking number one in Mumbai’s list of unique cafes, QTube … Continue reading “QTube Cafe”

Yes Yes, Why Not?

When we heard of ‘Yes Yes, Why Not?’, we were equal parts amused andconfused as to what they areall about. One step inside their studio, andit wasobvious that these guys have turned their advertising agency into a kindergarten for creative minds. Yes Yes, Why Not? is a gift shop, a communication design lab and a … Continue reading “Yes Yes, Why Not?”

Pundole Art Gallery

Established in 1963, Pundole is among the oldest art galleries in Mumbai. For more than four decades, Pundole has been dedicated to not only promoting artists, but also art in general, with its retrospectives, publications and art education. Kali Pundole, known for his business acumen, founded the space which was inherited by his son Dadiba … Continue reading “Pundole Art Gallery”

Project 88

Project 88, founded in April 2006 is located in a renovated century-old metal printing press. The gallery has gained international attention within a short time and many of its artists are featured in major collections, biennales and museum shows. A metal printing press converted into a 4000 sq. ft. space to showcase the best in … Continue reading “Project 88”

The Chemould Prescott Road

Theres an interesting piece of history associated with the Pundole, Chemould and Jehangir trio that we spoke about. Chemould and Pundole opened the same year, and Jehangir Nicholson was a buyer from both the galleries. Had it not been for this lasting network, the art world might not have had such greats as FN Souza, … Continue reading “The Chemould Prescott Road”

Mumbai Art Room

The art scene in Mumbai was at its peak around the 70s and 80s and has recently regained momentum, attracting emerging artists and established players to experiment and tap into the opportunities being created. The Mumbai Art Room was founded in 2011 by Susan Hapgood, and is supported by a range of veteran art galleries … Continue reading “Mumbai Art Room”

Katha Kathan

We adore the likes of Franz Kafka, Haruki Murakami and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but how often do we do we flip through the works of geniuses from the Indian subcontinent? Whether it’s the Nobel winner Rabindranath Tagore, the great Hindi poet Premchand or the inimitable Pakistani writer and playwright Saadat Hasan Manto, a whole array … Continue reading “Katha Kathan”

Bombay Drawing Room

Unless you are the handsome and lonely Javier Bardem from Vicky Cristina Barcelona, enjoying art needs company, a certain amount of camaraderie. The MF Husains of the world might wield the brush in solitude, but for lesser mortals like us, there is no substitute to discussing and deliberating your work and your peers. This is … Continue reading “Bombay Drawing Room”

Akara Art Gallery

Located just a stones throw away from the iconic Gateway of India, Akara Art gallery is the brand new addition toColabas already impressive list. It was inaugurated on February 25 with theexhibition ‘Mysteries of the Organism’ curated byart writer Girish Shahane and drew from not only the gallery’s own inventory but private collectors as well. … Continue reading “Akara Art Gallery”

Project MAD

Ever thought that painting could be used as a weapon for social action? Greetings from team Project MAD (Murals and Doodles) who believe in using colours as a call for action! Raashi Raghunaths Project MAD is on a painting spree to beautify the dull and slimy walls across the city, not solely to promote community … Continue reading “Project MAD”