Has March turned out to be too mundane a month? Here are some fun events you can attend at QTube Café to spice up your week!


Learn how to crack interviews and get your dream job! Attend this workshop to get tips on how to crack group discussions, personal interviews and write the perfect resume.

Date: 5th March

Time: 3 – 9pm

Entry: Rs. 200

Unboxing the Box Workshop

To solve a creative problem, you need a creative solution. Learn to come up with out of the box solutions and answers with this workshop!

Date: 10th March

Time: 2 – 8 pm

Workshops by Behiver

Behiver is conducting two fun events next weekend: A travel story event, where participants will be invited to share interesting travel accounts and pick up tips on how to write captivating travel stories, and, a photography workshop, where participants will learn how to take a perfect click.

Travel story event

Date: 10th March

Time: 9 am – 1 pm

Entry: Rs. 500

Photography workshop

Date: 11th March (9 am – 1 pm / 1 – 5 pm / 5 – 9 pm)

Entry: Rs. 500

Have a good week!


Who said café only serve coffee? Here are some cafes that are experimenting with their décor to give patrons an unforgettable experience.

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The Hammock Café

Nothing like relaxing in a comfy hammock, right? Café Penang in Malaysia knows this all too well, which is why they have installed hammocks and low chairs throughout their café. Patrons are invited to sink into one of these cosy seaters and sip on a coffee of their choice!

The Board Game Café

Snakes and Lattes in a café in Toronto that offers just that, snacks and coffees. But, it also offers something else: hundreds of fun board games! From Snakes and Ladders to Business to UNO to Hive, the café is packed with some of the very best board games we played as kids. Isn’t it just the perfect place to while away the hours with mates?

Is Toronto too far for you? Well, fret not, for there is a similar café quite close to you, on S.V. Road in Bandra. QTube Café is an arts incubation centre-cum café that offers free coffee, free Wi-Fi and plenty of books and board games. It’s the perfect place to chill with friends, especially on a weekend.

The Photography Café

This café is perfect for compulsive Instagrammers and photography enthusiasts. Caffera, a café in Manila, encourages visitors to click countless photos of their coffee. In keeping with the shutterbug theme, the coffee tumblers and light fixtures in the café are made from actual camera lenses, while the menu offers sizes like pixel and megapixel! Now, who wouldn’t want to visit this café?

The Underwater Café

The Red Sea Star restaurant in Israel has an underwater star-shaped area with chairs shaped like jellyfish! The café is submerged in the pristine waters of the Gulf of Aqaba. It is considered to be one of the most unique eateries in the world!

The Crafts Café

The Big Knit Café in Thailand gives their customers the chance to dabble in some knitting while they sip their coffees. The café offers a variety of yarns in thousands of colours. Some of the famous yarns here are bamboo, warm alpaca, angora, cashmere and merino.

So, which café would you like to visit next?


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and QTube Café is all set to celebrate this day of love. But, we believe that love of all kinds should be celebrated, including your love for the arts! So, we have some amazing events lined up for next week to help you celebrate creativity and kindness. Do mark these dates, so that you can be a part of these fun events!



Sunday, 11th Feb

Comedy Open Mic by Bhayanak Bakra

The event will be hosted by a stellar comic and will give upcoming comics a chance to connect with the crowds and utilise stage time.

Time: 7 – 9.30 pm

Entry: Rs. 200

Wednesday, 14th Feb

Aao Kahen Dil Ki Baat – Love Special

We all have, at least one person in our life, to whom we want to say something, but always stop ourselves because of shyness, hesitation and fear. Here, you get, an opportunity to speak in public, and say, whatever you want to say. Come to share your own special experiences of love or listen to others share theirs!

Time: 7 – 9pm

Entry: Rs. 150

Sunday, 18th Feb

Mumbai Harmonics

Harmonica based Musical Event by Mumbai Harmonics. Mesmerizing nostalgic tunes of Hindi Films and Western songs of yesteryears played on Harmonica by stalwarts and the young Harmonica players of Mumbai.

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Entry: Free

Have a good week, all!


When it comes to coffee, we all have our favorites. While some of us prefer an unadulterated shot of espresso, others gravitate towards options that infuse heavenly additions like hazelnut and vanilla syrup. But, compared to the varieties available around the world, neither of these options is that shocking. Want to be truly shocked? Here are 5 bizarre coffee preparations from around the world.

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Egg-cellent Coffee

Vietnamese egg coffee is prepared by whipping together egg yolk and condensed milk. It is beaten till it forms a thick, creamy blend. Black Vietnamese coffee is added to this mixture and allowed to sink to the bottom before serving. The result isn’t awful at all, for the beverage tastes like coffee-flavored custard!

So Cheesy!

Kaffeost is a Swedish tradition that involves dipping cheese into coffee or drinking coffee that has cheese dunked in it. The cheese is called Leipäjuusto and is made from the milk of cows, goats and reindeer.

Sizzling Coffee

Kopi Joss is the name of this Indonesian creation that is served in a rather strange way. The coffee is brewed and served just like any other coffee, but after pouring the brew into the cup, a chunk of red-hot charcoal is thrown in! Apparently, the charcoal helps neutralize the acidity of coffee.

Another kind of Bubbly

A food scientist at Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Portland, Oregon, has found a new way to make coffee creamier. What does he do you ask? Well, he infuses Nitrogen gas into coffee! The gas is usually pumped into cold brews to give it a richer ‘mouthfeel’.

So Lemony

Espresso Romano is a coffee that is served with a fresh lemon peel. Or you could also try Guillermo, which is coffee with lime infused in it. Both these preparations are highly acidic, so one needs to be careful while sampling these.

Has all this coffee talk made you thirsty for coffee? Head on over to QTube Cafe, for you can enjoy a piping hot cup of delicious coffee for free! Plus, you can read or access free Wi-Fi while chilling there!


Shutter bugs are constantly on the lookout for interesting places to shoot at. New spaces provide new scenes, new challenges and new compositional possibilities that stem from both these. If you too are a photography enthusiast and are looking out for new and cool places to enjoy a photowalk at, here are some destinations you can head to.

Crawford Market

Thousands of people head to Crawford market every day. The market is known for selling goods at wholesale prices and hence, is always bustling with shoppers. Because of the wealth of human activity, this place is the perfect location for photography, especially for documentary and street photographers.



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CST/ Churchgate stations

Both stations are known for their architectural beauty. Gothic design elements like gargoyles, stained glass windows and pointed arches shape these stations into true examples architectural brilliance. Plus, these stations are always bustling with rushing commuters, making it the perfect place for those interested in architecture and street photography.

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Dhobi Ghat

Mahalaxmi’s Dhobi Ghat is the city’s largest open-air Laundromat. Dhobi’s bring their stock of clothes to wash, dye and dry here. One gets to see these cleansing rituals in action, as well as a variety of tourists, for the place is a major tourist destination in the city.

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Dadar Flower Market

This place is perfect for still life and portrait photography. In the early hours of the morning, the street near Dadar West station comes alive with activity. Thousands of fresh flowers are unloaded from trucks and filled into waiting baskets. As vendors sell a variety of colourful, fragrant flowers, go around capturing them in action!

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Sasoon Dock

Here’s where the city’s fish supply comes from. If you can bear the smell, this place is as absolute delight to photograph. One gets to see fishermen and women in action. Not only do you get to see a variety of fish, you also get to see them being loaded and unloaded into trucks and godowns. This, and the colourful attire of the fisher folk make for stunning captures.




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Important notice: The cafe will remain shut from the 6 – 14th of Jan on account of renovation work. All events during that time have been cancelled. We’ll be up and running soon, so please bear with us. Kindly check our Facebook page to stay updated on the opening date.

Date: 15th & 16th Jan, 2018

Event: Voice of Vitiligo

Time: 6 – 9 pm

Entry: Free

Details: The meetup aims to spread awareness about Vitiligo and thus stamp out the stigma attached to it.

Date: 19th Jan, 2018

Event: Workshop on career choices

Time: 3 – 8 pm

Entry: Rs. 100

Details: In an age where passion and satisfaction are important in any work we do, it is important to understand and choose careers wisely. Come and join to know more about preferences, choices and personality traits.

Date: 20th Jan, 2018

Event: Teenagers workshop by Averti

Time: 10 – 12 pm

Entry: Rs. 499


Event: Leadership and management workshop by Behiver

Time: 1 – 5 pm

Entry: Rs. 100


Event: Poetry open mic by Behiver

Time: 5 – 9 pm

Entry: Rs. 100

Date: 21st Jan, 2018

Event: Parenting workshop by Averti

Time: 9 – 1 pm

Entry: Rs. 2200


Event: Relationship with self workshop by Dr. Preeti Chawla

Time: 2 – 6 pm

Entry: Rs. 400

Details: I & MYSELF is a workshop on one’s relationship with one’s own self; taking care of your emotional health. How well are you accepted and loved? How can you raise your life to a higher level?

Date: 23rd Jan, 2018

Event: Aao kahen dil ki baat

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Entry: Rs. 150

Details:The session invites you to express all you’ve always wished to say via dialogue, a letter, a poem or any other way. The point of the event is getting people to express something they’ve always wanted to, but are afraid to.

Date: 25th Jan, 2018

Event: Playdate by ToyBank

Time: 6.30 – 8 pm

Entry: Free

Details: The ToyBank team promotes development through play. This evening is meant for all to come and explore the world of interesting board games and to understand the power and magic of play.

Date: 27th Jan, 2018

Event: Photography workshop by Behiver

Time: 9 – 1 pm

Entry: Rs. 100

Date: 28th Jan, 2018

Event: Law of attraction

Time: 2 – 8pm

Entry: Free


Event: Parenting workshop

Time: 9 – 1 pm

Entry: Rs. 999

Date: 30th Jan, 2018

Event: Aao kahen dil ki baat (Mahatma Gandhi – Nathuram Godse special)

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Entry: Rs. 150

Details:The session invites you to express all you’ve always wished to say via dialogue, a letter, a poem or any other way. The point of the event is getting people to express something they’ve always wanted to, but are afraid to.

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Resolution-buffs, the ones adept at making New Year resolutions, probably made their laundry list of promises/goals at the stroke of midnight. If you don’t belong to this prestigious, albeit mildly terrifying class, you’re likely to be without any resolutions. But, fret not, for you haven’t missed your chance to make some yet. We’ve come up with a list of purposeful, but fun resolutions to brighten your 2018. Think you’d like to try any of these?

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Try a new fitness regime

Many of us find gym workouts stifling. Running, while wonderful for health, can get a little boring, especially if you’re running alone. So, why not try something different this year? Why not try a fun activity that also helps you stay fit? Maybe join a Zumba class, or take up a crash course in boxing or martial arts? If you’re the more adventurous kind, you could even try your hand at the latest fitness trend – pole dancing!

Read more

We can never read enough. There are so many wonderful books out there that there’s always room for another book. So, try to increase your reading list this year. If you read 10 books last year, try to read 20 this year. Even adding 10-20 extra books to your list will do wonders for your vocabulary and knowledge. For those who don’t read, this might be a good time to start. If books are not your thing, at least try to read online articles. These could be on travel, fashion, cars, virtually anything. But do try to spend a few minutes of your day reading something worthwhile.


When it comes to creating, there is no end to the exciting stuff you can make. It can be a DIY activity a painting or even a poem, there’s always something wonderful that can be done. This year, try your hand at new creative activities, something you haven’t do before. If you’ve always used watercolors, try experimenting with glass paints. If you love making DIY lamps, try your hand at making scented candles. Add to your existing skills by trying something new.

Explore new music

We all love our own playlists and swear that it has the best music anyone has ever heard. While this might be true, listening to only ‘your kind of music’ might be counterproductive to your music taste because you end up listening to the same kind of music.Hence, you won’t expand your knowledge or taste. This year, make it a point to seek out new song suggestions. Give these new songs a listen, no matter how weird their titles may seem. This will help you familiarize yourself with new genres and artists!

Take up a course

We all did a happy jig the minute we got done with our education. Who doesn’t want to leave behind tedious coursework and stressful examinations, right? But, these two activities are actually great to keep our grey cells active and alert. So, this new year, try to get back in learning mode to boost your intelligence and knowledge. If you don’t have the time to travel to college, take up an online course. Several online education companies are offering reputed courses to help you learn a range of subjects. Ready to take up this challenge?


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Another eventful year has come to an end. The year offered us both, bitter and sweet moments that will not be forgotten soon. But, if there’s one thing that helped us get through the bad moments and celebrate the good ones, it has been music. So, as the year comes to a close, it’s only fitting to look back, once again, at the songs that brought melody and meaning to our lives in 2017.

Humble – Kendrick Lamar

This song is the lead single from Lamar’s fourth studio album, ‘Damn’. It received four nominations at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards and was a number one single on the US Billboard Top 100. The song not only has jaw-dropping visuals, but the lyrics too are equally catchy. They speak about the issues that confront today’s society and offer a social commentary on our public and private lives.

Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift

After a long silence, Taylor Swift released a song that shook everyone out of their stupor, even the ones who were not her fans. More than the song, though, it was her music video that made waves, or should we say, ruffled feathers. The imagery makes references to her previous appearances, and through the song, she addresses her own journey as a star, her supporters and detractors.

Despacito – Luis Fonsi Ft. Daddy Yankee

This song ruled dance floors throughout the city. It offered up just the right beats to shake a leg to. Not only was this song popular for its reggaeton-pop beats, but it also became the first and only music video to reach the 3 billion view mark on YouTube!

Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna

Another song that dominated dance floors, it drew heavily from a guitar riff in Santana’s Maria Maria. While we were quite taken up by the lyrics of the song, it was Riri’s bohemian style in the video that got more attention!

Unforgettable – French Montana Ft. Swae Lee

This song transports us to another reality altogether, where amidst the dirt and dust young children show off some pretty cool moves! This song was on the Top 10 lists of 15 countries, can you beat that!

Have a happy and groovy New Year!


Christmas celebrations would be incomplete without carol singing, right? However, we rarely look at the history behind these joyous hymns. As you get ready to indulge in some singing this year, here are a few things to keep in mind about your favourite carols.


  • Jingle Bells is the most famous Christmas song we know. It’s a favourite with children, adults, carol singers and choirs. It was also the first carol to be performed in space. But, this song wasn’t written for this merry festival. It was actually written by James Lord Pierpont to celebrate Thanksgiving.
  • The carol ‘White Christmas’ was originally composed by Jewish songwriter Irving Berlin. This version is sung by Bing Crosby and is the world’s best-selling single. In 1957, Elvis Presley created his own version of the song and included it in his album titled ‘Elvis’ Christmas Album’. However, Irving hated Elvis’ version so much that he tried to prevent radio stations from playing it!
  • You’ve probably heard, ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’ and ‘Joy to the World’ many times. These two beloved Christmas carols are also the oldest ones known. It is believed that they originated in the 1700s.
  • The carol ‘All I want for Christmas is you’ was co-written by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff. The latter also wrote Celine Dion’s hit number, ‘My Heart will go on’.
  •  In the 17th century, Oliver Cromwell and the Puritans banned carol singing and Christmas celebrations. They believed that such merry making was not prescribed by the scriptures and hence, was a form of paganism and idolatry.

Have a dull, duty-filled week ahead? Attend some of these events to infuse some fun into your week!

Actors, lend me your ears! Attend an acting workshop, presented by BeHiver in association with The Peas & Carrots Theatre Co. to hone your skills.

Dates: December 18th & 22nd (11 am to 5 pm)

The workshop will be conducted by Glenn Hayden.


Parivartan Stories

The group will be organizing a meetup that allows those working in the social sector to network. This will be followed by a talk.

Date: December 19th

Time: 7.30 – 9.30 pm

Entry: Free

Toy Bank Play Session


Toy Bank is back with another fun play session. Enjoy ice breakers, board games and lots more! This session is ideal for people of all ages so bring family and friends along to enjoy the madness!

Date: 20th December

Time: 4 – 7 pm

Entry: Free

Comedy Open Mic

Awkward Fruit is back with their comedy open mic night. Drop in to watch upcoming comics put forth their A game.

Date: 20th December

Time: 7 – 9.30 pm

Entry: Rs. 100

Drama by Naatakwaale


A play by Naatakwaale Theatre Company. Written & Directed by Debanshu Shekhar. For more information visit the Facebook page – Naatakwaale. To know thegroup visit www.naatakwaale.in

Date: 22nd December

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Entry: Rs. 150