Free Public Tours

Explore the Museum with the
curatorial team every weekend.

Time: Saturday and Sunday
11:30 am English Tour
12:30 pm Hindi/Marathi Tour
Open to all.
Museum ticket applicable.
Closed on Wednesdays.


The Museum’s extensive outreach includes theatre, performance, public lectures and film as well as programmes in collaboration with other organizations.

What’s On

Mumbai Local with Junoon

At the Education Centre in the Museum Plaza

Get involved in this interactive session where artists and scientists share their stories with the public.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

The Politics and Art of Aisi Taisi

5:00 pm

Rahul Ram likes to not know what's going to happen next. He likes to create music out of jamming with fellow musiciana - and we get the wonderful music and energy of Indian Ocean. When he first heard stand-up comic Sanjay Rajoura, he loved his style, walked up to him and said - if you ever want to do anything with music, I'd be interested. Four years later, Sanjay called and asked if he'd like to work with him and Varun Grover - and so we got Aisi Taisi Democracy.

What are the factors that draw a group of artists together? How do they trigger each other's creativity? And how do they create a shared consensus on the direction they take together?

We are delighted to invite Rahul Ram - Musician and environmentalist - to Mumbai Local, to share with us the journey, spirit and creative play of Aisi Taisi Democracy. While we know Rahul as a great musician, in this session we will also be regaled with his storytelling, as he takes us through the why, how and wherefore of the work Varun Grover, Sanjay Rajoura and he do together to give us the cutting insight of Aisi Taisi Democracy. He asked if he should bring his guitar - and we said of course, you must! - so we can happily expect to enjoy his inimitable brand of live performance as well.

Look forward to an evening of sharp political humour and healthy doses of irreverence underwritten with acoustic music commentary. Look forward to happy collision of political thinking and spirited artistic expression. Look forward to having an awesome time.

Venue: Education Centre

Entry free with Museum ticket

RSVP via BookMyShow


About the Speaker

Rahul Ram never thought he was going to become a musician. He studied chemistry in college and obtained a PhD in environmental toxicology, and seemed well on the way to becoming a professional scientist, but fate intervened and he joined the Narmada Bachao Andolan in his late twenties. Goodbye professional scientist. He started playing the guitar in school and was a semi-professional musician during his college years. A trip to Garhwal visiting the Chipko Andolan during his school years made him passionately interested in environmental issues. All of this somehow led to Rahul becoming a full-time musician somewhere in his early 30s and he has been playing with the band Indian Ocean for over 27 years now. As part of Indian Ocean, Rahul has performed over a 1000 concerts across five continents, and released seven albums, in addition to composing music for several documentaries and Bollywood films. Four years ago, he became part of a stand-up comedy act called Aisi Taisi Democracy, that focusses on social and political issues.

About Junoon

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is glad to partner with Junoon, co-founded by Sanjana Kapoor and Sameera Iyengar, to present Mumbai Local - a community arts initiative. Mumbai Local dream is to build generous and inclusive communities of people across Mumbai by embedding the arts into our collective neighbourhood experience.

Live Music

With the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Visitors can be a part of this exciting outdoor experience. NSPA performances are held at the Museum Plaza through the year on the first Sunday of every month.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Uttarakhandi Folk
Mountone Saaz 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sochh Band
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Uttarakhandi Folk
Achchai Pandey & Manoj Sharma
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Uttarakhandi Folk
Mountone Saaz 3
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Natural Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) is a non-profit initiative to revive a culture of public performances and support the livelihoods of artists. Launched in October 2012, NSPA hosts musical performances for a total of 37 hours every week across 6 major railway stations on the Western and Central Rail Networks, and the Horniman Circle Gardens at Fort, Mumbai.

NSPA seeks to reclaim public spaces for the arts encouraging greater interaction between artists and the community, creating vibrant spaces of cultural interaction and energising the very city and its people with greater art consciousness. They work towards securing the livelihoods of independent artists across diverse art forms, thus, enabling them to follow their passion and take their art to new and larger audiences.