India is abuzz with the latest round of multiplexes and shopping malls cropping up over all the major metros, namely Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. These shopping arcades have introduced a completely different environment in India where people are encouraged to try different things. One of the creative aspects of a shopping mall is the introduction of hobby shops.
Hobby shops in Mumbai
Name of the hobby shop: Hobby Idea's,
Address: ground floor, Inorbit mall, Mumbai.
Claiming to be the first craft and hobby store, it has an amazing array of creative and unique hobby ideas, which you won't find anywhere. There is something for everyone. Most people enter the store and do not leave without purchasing something as they are attractively priced and well displayed. They also have a video running all the time which teaches you how to make things. Many people visit this store to buy gifts and children get exposed to a whole different world.
Hobby shops in Delhi are slowly growing into a phenomenon as well.
Name of the hobby shop: Radical Works
Activities: Encourage people who are interested in flying and even racing. Beginners or experienced can try their hand at this hobby. From building airplanes to cars and trucks there is something for every avid flyer.
Having a hobby allows you to look at life in a different way. You get to share your ideas with people. Parents introduce their children to hobbies from a young age to broaden their skills and inculcate in them ideas and a different kind of learning process, one which is different from what we learn in schools. All that pent up energy and restlessness can be removed in the form of having a hobby and giving it your undivided attention.
Hobby shops in Chennai as well as hobby shops in Kolkata have a wealth of excellent local hobby shops. And if it's currently not in stock they will get it mail ordered and delivered to you. These hobby shops also educate children and parents on how to create and enjoy hobbies. But these kind of shops cannot mushroom suddenly. People are slowly taking an interest and getting themselves and their families involved in leisure activities over the weekend. Hence it only when the masses acknowkedge the value of these shops will they grow exponentially.
Many other cities in India also have hobby shops. Goa, Kerala and Bangalore have small local hobby shops. Other cities would also include Ahmedabad which has a Hobby Idea's store and plans are underway to open up a store in Pune. Most of the new hobby shops which are being built, plan on being two-tiered and will focus only on hobbies.