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CALLING ALL CULTURE VULTURES TO G5A FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

The G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture is a multifunctional space with a black box, a sun-lit study, a bougainvillea-lined terrace, and a café that’s ideal for extended Sunday lunches. Among the events it hosts are book readings, ghazal renditions, dance workshops, documentary screenings, and experimental theatre. It is a not-for-profit organisation.
G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Laxmi Mills Compound, Shakti Mills Lane, Off Dr. E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400 011. Phone: 022 2490 9393

WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY KRUTI DALAL

In the old textile district of Girangaon, past the crumbling, banyan-sprouting walls of Shakti Mills, beyond the blue exteriors of Blue Tokai lies a remodeled warehouse that is nurturing creativity and encouraging dialogue one event at a time. The brainchild of architect and filmmaker Anuradha Parikh, G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture is a multifunctional space with a black box, a sun-lit study, a bougainvillea-lined terrace and a café that’s ideal for extended Sunday lunches.
The schedule at G5A is much like the space – well spaced out, yet cohesive. Often, there are no events lined up for days but the blend of book readings, ghazal renditions, dance workshops, documentary screenings, and experimental theatre more than make up for the skeletal calendar. Packed program or not, a trip through Mahalaxmi’s back roads is worth your time just for the sunlit café with potted plants and a tree that extends till the mezzanine floor.
Port is what Prithvi Café was a decade ago. At a time when there wasn’t much to be found between the extremes of cutting chai and classy cocktails, Prithvi Café introduced the city to Irish coffee. Affogato is the new Irish coffee, and nobody does it better than Port. If vanilla ice cream doused with a shot of espresso and homemade caramel sauce is not your cup of coffee, then opt for the lemon iced tea. Dense and chilled with a faint kick of tamarind that’s zingy, tart and yet balanced, this is the best beverage to beat Mumbai’s year-round summer. Lean back on the printed couches, soak in the rays and listen to the quiet babble of artists, theatre personalities and socialites. That’s what you call a complete cultural experience. 
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