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Mumbaikars! Pick up a new hobby at these upcoming events in October

By Sonam Satija

Updated - May 9, 202410 min read

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Brush up your skills or find a new hobby to keep yourself productive this season. Here is curated list of exciting events in Mumbai to pump you up. We've got it all covered for you from poetry workshops to midnight cycling rides, from ghazal writing workshops to heritage walks - It's time to pick your favorite and cultivate your hobby.


1. Basic Screen Printing Workshop w/ Pritam Arts

If screen printing fascinates you then we've found one of the best workshops for basic learning. Participants will get to do the basic process of screen printing where they will transfer the design using colored inks on to a surface. This workshop is perfect for beginners and the ones who want to take it up as a hobby. The participants will be able to understand the intriguing aspects of screen printing - hand in hand with professional tutors through the process of printing. The session will be taken by Pritam Arts - a 35-year-old, family run screen print studio based in Fort, Mumbai. Starting off with printing visiting cards, office stationery, wedding cards, over the past years, they've now begun to work closely with designers/artist - printing & executing design projects.


Date: 13th October

Time: 10:00am to 2:30pm

Venue: Todi Mill Social

Entry: INR 2300/- inclusive of art material & refreshments

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2. Masterclass - Pt. Uday Bhawalkar

Brush up your singing skills with the master himself - Take a master class with Uday Bhawalkar to brush up your Hindustani vocals and cultivate your hobby with the right skills. We're sure that you'll be intrigued to learn from the master itself - Mark your calendar and take this extraordinary workshop this October. Learn nuances of Dhrupad singing at this workshop!


Date: 14 October 2018

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: Vrindaban Gurukul, Juhu Versova New Link Road

Entry: Not Mentioned

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3. Modern Mumbai: Walking through the 20th Century

If heritage walks are your thing and the developments of mankind and city life intrigues you then we've found one of the most curious workshops you'll love to attend. Not every hobby has to be a physical one as most of us get very excited to digest real-time stories about our city. It's time to Explore Mumbai on a walking tour while unwinding histories - the stories that lie behind, around, within the building, streets and spaces so familiar to us today. Beginning with city improvements and development following the deadly Plague epidemic of the late 19th century, this walk highlights critical moments in the making of modern Mumbai. From the high of Art Deco to darker, largely untold, histories of corruption, appropriation, and inefficiency, from grating missed opportunities in urban planning post-independence to our ongoing romance with reclamation, this walk explores planning, architecture, and roads not taken in the building of the city we experience today.



Date: 21 October 2018

Time: 8:00am - 10:00am

Venue: Marine Drive Mumbai

Entry: Not Mentioned

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4. Learn an Ancient Script on Coins

Still collecting coins? curious about ancient Indian script - Learn more from this unique Brahmi coin reading workshop = Tejaswinee Pathak & Pascal Lopes will conduct a classroom session for a basic reading of Brahmi Scrip coins - During this workshop - they also handle actual ancient coins and read the script on them. By the end of the workshop, we will be able to read the names of at least 10 kings on ancient coins and acquire a basic level understanding of how to read Brahmi in general. The Brahmi coin reading workshop will be the same on both days. You may choose to attend either one. The “Art on coins – India and the world” exhibition will be on from 12 – 8 pm from Saturday 27th to Monday 29th October.



Date: 27th & 28th October 2018

Time: Starting 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Venue: Piramal Gallery, NCPA

Entry: Rs.500

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5. Mumbai Midnight Cycling

Does strolling around midnight excite you? What if we mix that with an exciting cycling tour? The tour begins by meeting leaders at 11:30 pm near Theobroma, Cusrow Baug, Colaba Causeway, Colaba. Leaders will meet and distribute cycles to all participants. The ride will be conducted through the night. The ride will be pass through Nariman Point, Marine Drive, Breach Candy, Haji Ali, Worli Sea Face, Mahim Dargah and Bandra Bandstand (Ride concludes by 4:30 am.)


Date: 13th October 2018

Time: 23:30pm - 4:30am

Venue: Starts from meeting leaders at Theobroma, Cusrow Baug, Colaba Causeway, Colaba

Entry: Rs.1050

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6. Irshad's Ghazal Writing Workshop

Ghazal has been practiced as a form of poetry since generations - From the royal courts passing from the markets, streets, cinema, television and now on to our cellular phones. This workshop is for all writers who would want to learn the basics of writing a Ghazal, understand it's history, origin and then write one themselves. This will surely give you a sense of appreciating it more in it's true essence. Contents of the workshop include - History & Origins, Introduction to Basic Elements of a Gazal, Fundamentals Of Meter and Actually writing in Meter. The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Wasif Khan Yaar & Devroop Sharma.


Date: 21st October 2018

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Venue: Unmask Studios, Mhada, Andheri-West

Entry: Rs. 1000/- (inclusive of Lunch, tea & coffee)

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7. DCP Free Weekend Photo Walk - 21st October 2018, Mumbai

DCP Weekend Photowalks is an innovative concept, the flagship product of DCP Expeditions. It started in 2013 with an objective to help Mumbaikars know the wild side of Mumbai better, we identified 52 locations, which still have greenery in and around Mumbai, where 52 weekend photo walks would be conducted covering the entire year. These weekend photo walks kept running irrespective of the count of the participants. This unique concept was appreciated and acknowledged across the nation. We received immense appreciation in exchange of putting our heart and soul for it. Today the concept has got immensely popular and parallel photo walks keep happening in multiple cities and towns all across the nation at a time and also beyond the country borders. The popularity of the walks have grown so much that today you just need to Google ‘Weekend Photo Walks’ and you know everything about DCP. These walks are conducted free of cost in nature trails identified in and around the cities.


Date: 21st October 2018

Time: 7.30 - 10.30 am

Venue: Hanging Gardens Of Mumbai

Entry: Free

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8. Butterfly Walk at Nagla Block with Prachi Galange

It is one of the most exhilarating trail lies along the Mumbai-Agra highway at Sasupada. Around 17 percent of SGNP’s land lies in the relatively pristine forestland beyond the Bassein/Bhayander creek and is a favorite among butterfly and bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. This trail reveals the confluence of mangrove and forest ecosystems in all their grandeur and this patch of forest harbors some of the most undisturbed and healthy growth of ecologically significant mangrove vegetation along the island of Mumbai.


Date: 14th October 2018

Time: 06:15-12:30am

Venue: Sanjay Gandhi National Park - SGNP

Entry: Rs.850 per participant

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9. Breathing the Text - Poetry Workshop

A poetry workshop that will focus on breath, movement and performance - The motive is to Gain confidence, Find your voice and improvise to brush up your performance. This workshop is open to beginners and practicing poets. It is a dynamic workshop and will definitely help you be a better-spoken word poet, and also a better public speaker.


Date: 14th October 2018

Time: 10:00-14:00pm

Venue: The Castiko Space, 121 Aaram Nagar Part Two, Versova, Andheri West

Entry: Rs.1000

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10. Heritage Cycle Ride ending with Beer!

Get ready as Carvan Trips takes you for an epic heritage ride down the historic lanes of South Mumbai! Cycling is one of the best ways to explore these parts of town as everything is nearby; the streets are in excellent condition. We all might have whiz past through these colonial heritage structures at some point, wondered for a second about them, and then probably went on with our busy city lives. However, these structures reveal a different story as we time travel to the era of Portuguese and the British! The brown washed colonial structures provide a heady mix of beauty, history & nostalgia. The best part is end your epic ride at a Heritage Bar with a chilled beer, On the House!



Date: 14th & 28th October 

Time: Starting 6:30 am sharp

Venue: Colaba Sweet Mart, Colaba

Entry: Rs.1000

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Q: Which are the top localities for best restaurants in Mumbai?

A: Powai, Andheri-West, Colaba, Bandra


Q: Where can you buy paintings in Mumbai?

A: Kala Ghoda Street


Q: Which is the best way to tour Bombay in one day?

A: Get a ticket for Mumbai Darshan (the BEST service) or take Ola Mumbai Darshan (new). With these, you will be covering all major Mumbai highlights like Juhu beach, south Bombay etc.


Q: Is it legal to spend the night at Marine Drive, Mumbai?
A: You can sit there easily till 1 A.M and enjoy the cool breeze from the Arabian sea and the beautiful lighting of the city. After 1 A.M police patrolling team will come and start dispersing the crowd from the place.