The Zine Bazaar, launched in 2018, is a two-day zine festival hosting over 60 artists from across the country. It comprises exhibitions, talks, workshops and panel discussions. Each edition has a theme around which the zines and programming are centred. ‘Identity’, ‘Vision’, and ‘Desi Fantasy’ were the respective themes of the first, second and third instalments.
Blaft, Bombay Duck Designs, Boomranng, deadtheduck (aka Madhav Nair), goodbadcomics (aka Aditi Mali), Kadak, Kritika Trehan, Kruttika Susarla and LABIA are among the artists, collectives, publishers and studios to have exhibited their work at the event. Actors Faezeh Jalali, comedian Pramada Menon and singer Ramneek Singh have performed at the Zine Bazaar over the years while authors Natasha Badhwar, Parvati Sharma and Vijayendra Mohanty have conducted workshops.
The festival, which was held Mumbai in 2018 and in New Delhi and again in Mumbai in 2019, was on hiatus in 2020 and 2021. It will return to Mumbai for its fourth edition in October 2022. The website Agents of Ishq, artists Artwhoring (aka Priyanka Paul) and Pearl D’Souza, magazines Revival Disability and The Phosphene and newspaper The Irregular Times are slated to run stalls. The talks and workshops scheduled include those on NFTs, artist rights and podcasting.
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How To Get There
How to Reach Mumbai
1. By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, formerly known as Sahar International Airport, is the primary international airport serving the Mumbai metropolitan area. It is situated about 30 km from the main Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) train station. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji has two terminals. Terminal 1 or the domestic terminal was the old airport referred to as Santa Cruz Airport, and some locals still use this name. Terminal 2, or the international terminal, replaced the old terminal 2, formerly known as the Sahar Airport. The Santa Cruz Domestic Airport is about 4.5 km from the international airport. There are regular direct flights to Mumbai from other airports. Buses and cabs are easily available from the airport to reach desired destinations.
2. By Rail: Mumbai is very well connected to rest of India by train. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the most popular station in Mumbai. Trains to Mumbai are available from all major railway stations in India. Some important Mumbai trains of note are the Mumbai Rajdhani, Mumbai Duronto and Konkan Kanya Express.
3. By Road: Mumbai is well-connected with national highways and expressways. Visiting by bus is economical for individual tourists. Government-run, as well as private buses, operate daily services. Travelling to Mumbai by car is a common choice made by travellers, and hailing a cab or hiring a private car is an efficient way of exploring the city.
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. Temperatures in Mumbai can go up to 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Take light cotton clothes to beat the humidity.
2. Sandals, flip flops and sneakers, keep your feet comfortable.
3. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations and the venue allow bottles to be taken inside.
4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
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