Strings and Stories: A Dinner Theatre With Usha Venkatraman

Strings and Stories: A Dinner Theatre With Usha Venkatraman


December 20 | 8PM

Ministry of New, Mumbai

Step out and enjoy this event


Sorry, this show is already over but head here for other fun events!

Invite your friends

and enjoy a shared experience


Invite your friends

and enjoy a shared experience

About the Event

Join us for 'Strings & Stories'- a creative evening filled with performative storytelling and delicious Rajasthani food.

Professional storyteller, Usha Venkatraman, who has over 2o years of experience, will perform two traditional folktales- The Husbands Shadow, a traditional Kannada folktale by AK Ramanujan and The Mysterious Oils, a folktale from Bengal. 

Time-travel with self-taught puppeteer Usha, as she draws you into these worlds filled with inspiring female characters. She will also talk to you about her own journey as a spoken word artist and storyteller. 

Bound loves storytelling in all forms and in collaboration with Savor, we bring to you this unique experience to witness India's rich heritage through stories and food. 

If you love stories, interacting with like-minded people and bonding over ethnic meals then this event is for you. A warm, intimate environment with just 14 seats available.


Usha Venkatraman is an award-winning storyteller. She is Mumbai’s leading Spoken Word Artist and a self-taught Puppeteer. She has 23 years of experience performing traditional stories, folktales and myths for children and adults. She is a visiting storyteller at leading International Schools in Mumbai. Usha has also trained IIT students to use Storytelling as a communication tool and revives the dying folk art form of Puppetry through her workshops. Internationally, Usha has performed in Sweden, Hawaii, New York, Singapore, Sydney, Boston and PINKS Festival, Penang 2018. 


- Taste rich 4 course Rajasthani meals and drinks

- Get in touch with India's rich heritage

- Experience puppetry, India's ancient form of storytelling

- Learn the craft of performative storytelling from professional storyteller Usha Venkatraman

- Interact with Usha Venkatraman and know more about her journey

- Bond with like-minded people in a warm and intimate environment

- Share creative energy over food and storytelling

WHEN: 8 PM, 20th December 2019

WHERE: Ministry of New, Fort, Mumbai  

About Bound:

A literary company that aims to encourage everyone to explore their inner creativity, we celebrate storytelling and believe in the power of immersive experiences. We plan week-long retreats in the most beautiful locations, where you can focus on your writing, and create long-lasting bonds with others in your community. We also conduct in-city workshops and discussions to ensure that you have the best advice and audience for your work. We offer editorial services and writing coaching through which we hope to sharpen writers' skills. It is our hope that our participants grow and eventually return to become teachers at BOUND.

About Savor:

We started The Secret Supper Project in 2012 with a simple mission: we look for those that want surprise and wonder in their food as much as they do in their lives. What followed has been a dream that none of us could have imagined. What was a crew of amateur chefs cooking together on weekends in living rooms turned into 70 dinners across New York, Paris, Belgrade and Bombay. The Secret Supper Project would like to introduce you to Savor and its three highly curated offerings – Savor Lunch, a lunch subscription service; Savor Secret Supper, our original supper club; and Savor Experiences, an event company. At Savor we believe people matter more than things, timelessness matters more than time, and most of all, experiences matter more than anything.


Ministry of New, Mumbai

Kitab Mahal 3rd floor 192 Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Fort Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

Terms & Conditions


Sorry, this show is already over but head here for other fun events!

Digital Events

We bring you online experiences to make sure you've got an exciting plan every day.

Bake a cake, get in some yoga, and stay entertained with digital events on the Paytm Insider app.

  • Unsure if you would be able to go?

    Worried your boss may cancel your holiday or your professor may put up weekend lectures? Dont worry, you can easily transfer your ticket to your friend later!

  • Going out with friends?

    Unlock rewards or cashbacks the next time you are going to an event with your friends. Just use the ‘Buy Together’ option for an event if you see one on its page.

Curated & Handpicked EventsPaytm Insider aims to give you experiences in Online worth your time and money, and hopefully, encourage you to try something new. Be it curing post-work blues or making your weekend (more) awesome, you'll find it here. Explore live events (music, comedy, theatre, art); dining experiences; weekend getaways (treks, adventure, tours, travel, cycling, amusement parks); and live sport (cricket, football, kabaddi, badminton) matches; workshops (photography, marketing, cooking, baking, painting) and more.
Music Events: Gigs & FestivalsCalling all music lovers! Watch your favourite artists, live - at festivals, club shows, gigs or concerts. Paytm Insider has the best curated music events, across genres: rock, metal, EDM, pop, fusion, hip-hop, jazz, classical, Bollywood and world, at some of the best live music venues in the country. Paytm Insider hosts several top properties, including Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Timeout, SulaFest, Mood Indigo, Gaana Crossblade Music Festival, Locals DISTRICT, Lager n Barrel, MPower Fest. Also look forward to superstars like Arijit Singh & AR Rahman hosting their tours here.
Comedy Shows & EventsWho doesn't enjoy a good laugh? You'll find the latest shows by the best Indian comedians - Zakir Khan, Kanan Gill, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Kenny Sebastian, Comicstaan finalists (Nishant Suri, Rahul Dua & others) and more, on Paytm Insider. Catch them doing tours of their specials, trying new material, hosting an open mic, and more. Catch the big names of comedy at Headliners and LOLStars; or shows to see up-and-coming comics enthrall audiences, and open mic events where you'll see and cheer on fresh talent! International legends like Russel Peters, Eddie Izzard & Bill Burr have ticketed here in the past.
Cheer Your Favourite Sports Team On!Paytm Insider is home to world-class sporting experiences across India: Vivo Indian Premier League, Indian Super League (FC Goa, Kerala Blasters, Jamshedpur FC, Mumbai City FC, Delhi Dynamos), Vivo Pro Kabaddi (Tamil Thalaivas, U Mumba, Haryana Steelers, Bengal Warriors, Jaipur Pink Panthers), I-League, Vodafone Premier Badminton League, Premier Futsal, and international cricket matches (Test, T20 and ODI). Can't get to a stadium? You'll find amazing screening experiences too - especially the EPL, Champions League and F1.
Weekend Travel: Trekking, Camping & AdventureAfter a tiring week, one of the best ways to unwind is to head to the great outdoors. You will find excellent options for trekking, camping & adventure activities like white water rafting, waterfall rappelling and paragliding near Online. Paytm Insider teams up with experienced and responsible travel groups and event organizers so you have a memorable and safe experience. These events are for novices as well as experienced folks. You will also find special seasonal experiences like fireflies, camping, rafting and more on Paytm Insider.
Discover your city with Paytm Insider
Paytm Insider

Paytm Insider is a platform that helps you discover and buy the best in events, travel and food in your city. We strive to curate experiences that are worth your time and money, possibly something you have never tried before.

For event organizers

Paytm Insider is built by the same team that created Bacardi NH7 Weekender (us) and we sure know what goes into putting together a great experience. Our technology, marketing and customer support can help you build a community of not just ticket buyers, but also fans.