The Indian Perspective is organising a Dharavi slum tour to raise funds for a school for Dharavi kids run by the NGO “The Art of Living”.
a. The residential slums (small houses of the people living here)
b. The local market
c. Local temple and largest church in dharavi
d. A school (The school for which we are raising funds)
e. The small-scale industries such as leather, tailors, recycling
f. View of the locations where Slumdog Millionaire was shot
The visit fees are Rs 500 per person and the the entire amount will be donated to the school.
Since its an event totally for charity, I hope to see you’ll in large numbers!!
Even if you’ve done a Dharavi visit before, I guarantee that you will see some parts of dharavi that you have never seen before!
Visit dates (all 3 visits in English and in French)
Friday & Saturday, 19-20 November – 9 am to 11 am
Sunday 21 November – 10 am to 12 pm
GANDHI MUSEUM VISIT
Here’s your chance to visit the famous Mani bhavan recently visited by Obama and to understand Indian history!!
Mani Bhavan is a simple old-style, two storied building on Laburnum Road, Mumbai. Whenever Gandhiji was in Mumbai between 1917 to 1934, he stayed here.It is now converted into a museum and research centre.
The visitors from all over the world come to Mani Bhavan, to see the Room that Gandhiji occupied, its Picture Gallery, the Library Hall and the Terrace where he was arrested on January 4, 1932.
The visit will continue up to the August Kranti Maidan, the historic grounds where Gandhi launched the most important “Quit India” movement in 1942.
The promenade also has several beautiful old style bungalows to be seen and some more information about Indian history prior to British rule will be shared.
The one and half hour long visit will take place on following dates:
Friday, 12th November – 9:45 to 11:15 am
Saturday & Sunday, 13-14 November – 10:30 am to 12 pm
Monday, 15th November – 10 am to 11:30 am (in French)
Lets go dancing!!
After the super success of the Ganesha visit, “The Indian Perspective” gives you the chance to enjoy yet another important Indian festival – NAVRATRI !!
Who is goddess Durga and why is she so important to the Navratri festival? What is the significance of Dussera? What is the dance that the people are going for every night these days?
Get some profound information about the deeper meaning behind the celebration and also learn the Dandia – Garba folk dance steps (options to learn simple as well as advanced steps) so that you can actually join in the fun and participate yourself!! Its an event that certainly promises to be lot of fun!! Even those who do not wish to dance themselves can have fun watching.
Dates and Venue:(You could choose to come and go anytime)
16 October – 7:30 to 10 pm Juhu
17 October – 7:30 to 10 pm Colaba
For registration and enquiries:
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Haji Ali/ Mahalaxmi visit
A tomb of a Muslim saint and the most important Laxmi temple in Mumbai. Two different worlds, but right next to each other!
Who was Peer Haji Ali and why was his mausoleum constructed in the middle of the sea? Why is Goddess Laxmi seated on a Lotus? Did you know that in fact there are 8 types of Laxmi, not just Laxmi as the Goddess of material wealth?
Find out the answers to all these questions on the Expat special Haji Ali/ Mahalaxmi visit (1.5 hours) organised by The Indian Perspective.
If you have always passed by the Haji Ali durgah thinking “One day I must visit it!” Well here’s your chance! Don’t miss, register right away!!
Visits in English and French on 2, 3 and 6 October at 10 am.
Some of the tallest Ganesha statues in Mumbai (7-8 metres high)!! Visit the area in South Mumbai famous for winning awards during this festival and learn about Indian mythology as well.
Did you know how Ganesha got his elephant head? How did he win the race against his brother in spite of his big size? What are the characteristics of an elephant that are worshipped by the Indians? Who started the Ganesha festival and why?
Date and timings (1.45 hours visit)
Weekdays from 12 to 21 Sep at 10 am and 4:15 pm and weekends at 9 am
Visite en francais
Lundi – 13 Sep – 12h 45 (après le café de la rentrée du Club France)
Mercredi – 15 Sep – 16h 15
Dimanche – 19 Sep – 9h 00
Special treat- English + French visit (Ideal for ASB and EFIB parents & children)
Wednesday 15 Sep at 1:45 pm in French and English
Friday 17th Sep visits at 10 am, 1 pm and 4:15 pm in French and English
Learn simple Hindi so that you can communicate with people around you (taxi drivers, domestic help, etc). Its not so difficult and besides, you can choose whether you wish to learn how to write also or just spoken Hindi!
The Indian Perspective is perhaps the only institute in Mumbai which gives hindi lessons in French and German!!
You can always try out aleast one class, so come on! Jaldi chalo!!
The Art of Living Part 1 course
The Part 1 course teaches SKY (Sudarshan Kriya), a powerful breathing technique that helps to eliminate 90% toxins from the body just by breathing right! Also practical tips on handling negative emotions and leading a healthy n happy life! Especially helpful for expats who are feeling stressed in the new country.
3-days, 4 hours each day and then you could even repeat it in your home country!
The Art of Living Foundation conducts its activities across 152 countries in the world. for more information about the organisation and its courses -
Fees: Rs 3,000 for entire workshop.
the fees are used for charity projects of the Art of Living, the teachers work on a voluntary basis.