Quick Trip: 3 Reasons To Visit Mumbai Now
Credit: Courtesy of Bombay Electric
Published: April 2009
By Tanvi Chheda
- The epicenter of Indian contemporary art is in the new galleries of South Mumbai. Bodhi Art (bodhiart.in) represents luminary painter Atul Dodiya. Works ranging from drawings to video are found at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke (galeriems.com), while Chemould Prescott Road is the new outpost of contemporary-art giant Chemould Gallery (gallerychemould.com).
- Mumbai’s shoppers welcomed the Bombay Electric (bombayelectric.in), which is as committed to sustainability as it is to high fashion. This month, alongside collections by Rajesh Pratap Singh and Manish Arora, the store showcases handwoven pieces honoring Mahatma Gandhi’s life. The project is a collaboration with Women Weave, an NGO that works with local artisans.
- In November, the historic Prithvi Theatre (prithvitheatre.org), known for productions as diverse as Shakespeare’s tragedies and contemporary Hindi and Gujarati-language plays, presents its annual festival of new and repertory works.