Mumbai turns muse

Updated: 06 January, 2016 10:28 IST | The Guide Team |

Revisit Mumbai with these three innovative ideas

Art print on Kala Ghoda
Like a good filter added to a boring photograph on Instagram, there is something about Kala Ghoda that changes the way we see things in the city. Be it a balloon seller or a well-dressed artist, set in the sub-precinct, everything seems picture perfect and thought provoking.

The art print unfolds to show the many facets of Kala Ghoda. pics courtesy/
The art print unfolds to show the many facets of Kala Ghoda. pics courtesy/

Inspired by these many facets of the area, artist Sameer Kulavoor has created a limited edition set art prints called Kalaghoda Musings. The accordian folds open to a 13 inch x 38 inch print in black and white, which we are looking forward to framing and mounting as a prized possession on our wall. Kulavoor drops in various landmarks from the locality like The Bombay Stock Exchange building, Jehangir Art Gallery, and other memorable icons from the locality, be it cast iron lamps at Horniman circle Garden, cutting chai glass holders and footpath sleepers. The black and white illustration is a limited edition print.

Log on to: and and at Kulture Shop in Bandra and filter in Kala Ghoda
Cost: Rs 2,200

Doll houses inspired by Bandra
Ayaz Basrai of The Busride Design Studio, the team behind the interiors of some of the hottest restaurants in the city including The Bombay Canteen, 145 Kala Ghoda, blueFROG, the Daily has created detailed DIY models as part of #TheBandraProject.

A doll house DIY inspired by Ranwar Village in Ranwar
A doll house DIY inspired by Ranwar Village in Ranwar

On offer are 50 Ranwar Oratory DIY doll houses. These design beauties are priced at Rs 499.

All proceeds from the sale of these kits will go to the Ranwar ALM, to aid in maintainence of the landmarks in the locality. Inbox them on their social media pages.
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An app for kids on Mumbai
The TukTuk Series is a modern classic story with deep moral values to be talked upon: with your child in a fun and interactive way. It follows the TukTuk and Rinku the Taxi, on their adventures to find out famous places in Mumbai.

Screenshots of the app
Screenshots of the app

The advertisement-free e-book comprising of 13 pages are packed with engaging city-inspired graphics and animations, catchy music and narration by a professional voice artist.

The story goes like this — Tuk Tuk comes from a village, his original owner was a young man who is an explorer at heart. He saved all the money he made on driving a Tuk Tuk in the hope that one day, he will get to see all the big cities in India; may be all the big cities in the world too.

But one day, he dies in a tragic accident and Tuk Tuk arrives in the city. In a way, Tuk Tuk is fulfilling his master’s desire to see the world. Your kids are bound to enjoy this ride through Mumbai.
Available on: Android and iOS platforms for free

First Published: 05 January, 2016 07:56 IST

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