articles by Jay Mehta

Life

Origami's many marvels: Artist Himanshu Agarwal demonstrates the paper folding art

Knowingly or unknowingly, we’ve all done origami sometime in our lives. Derived from the Japanese words, Oru and Kami, which literally mean paper folding, origami’s premise is pretty simple; you start with a square or rectangular sheet of paper and transform it, through folding techniques, into a sculpture.

F. Originals

Meet the people behind the Saturday Art Class that's drawing kids to school

In order to complement the formal education of socially disempowered children, a group of youngsters have started holding a 'Saturday Art Class'. The organisers of this class say that some of these children get burdened with responsibilities from early childhood on, leading to them missing out on just being children. The organisers also feel that this is paramount for their overall psychological development. Every Saturday, different types of art practices are taught based on the core values of patience, sharing, gratitude, teamwork, respect, cleanliness, and equality. Each lesson aims to make the artwork relatable to the children. 'Saturday Art Class' helps encourage class participation, develop children’s visual and motor skills and gives them opportunities to articulate their emotions. Seven months since the class started, it has already expanded its impact from 30 students to 1,126.

Life

Watch: The Saturday art class that's drawing kids to school

'Saturday Art Class' helps encourage class participation, develop children’s visual and motor skills and gives them opportunities to articulate their emotions.

Life

Meet the Mumbai artist who creates portraits using a typewriter, saving obsolete machines

Meet the Mumbai artist Chandrakant Bhide, who creates portraits using a typewriter, saving obsolete machines

Mumbai

Watch: A mouth watering journey through Ghatkopar's Khau Galli

A foodie’s paradise, Ghatkopar's Khau Galli is a must-go if you want to explore some lip smacking Indian street food.

Mumbai

Video: A trip through Mumbai’s Dadar flower market

Right outside Dadar station, under the flyover, is Mumbai’s oldest wholesale flower market.

Mumbai

Fire breaks out in a culvert below railway tracks at Goregaon, Mumbai

A fire broke out in a culvert below the railway tracks near the Goregaon station. Local train services were hit.