ISTA present...

Mumbai local MS festival (1)

January 19 - January 21, 2023

Wait List


Members – Bookings open 9:00am BST on 1st September 2022.

Non members – Bookings open 9:00am BST on 21st September 2022.


Festival TitleDabbawallas -Tiffin Tales from Here to There

Artistic Information

Festival Title
Dabbawallas -Tiffin Tales from Here to There

Festival Focus
At this festival, we will explore the daily journey of a Dabbawalla and the layers of a tiffin as metaphors for our connections between our past, present, and future selves.

Global Challenge and Area of Learning
A World of Difference – Changes in our communities

Cultural Experience
Iconic double decker bus ride from school to the National Centre for the Performing Arts centre for a tour and talk

The festival story will focus on DABBAWALAS – the men who make up the unique Mumbai home lunch delivery system.
Story link here

Important Information

Please note
This event is open to local Mumbai organisations and American School of Bombay family schools only.

Venue address
American School of Bombay
Secondary Campus SF2, G Block, 400051,
Mumbai, India

School Website

The event starts at 12pm on Thursday 19th January 2023.
The event ends at 5:30pm on Saturday 21st January 2023.

Event Manager
Sophie Galton

Registration opens 27th October 2022.
Registration closes 10th November 2022.

Information required in the registration forms should be collected before 27th October, 2022.

Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window opens.

All Participants should arrive at the host school for registration by
11:45 am Thursday, 19th January 2023.

Participants should not plan to leave the school until after 5:30 pm Saturday, 21st January 2023.

Please arrange travel accordingly.

Financial information

Registration Fees

Student Learners
Members: GBP £238
Non members: GBP £274
Host organisation: GBP £184 for the first 15 students and GBP £238 for each thereafter.

Educator Chaperones
Member: GBP £75
Non member: GBP £86
*Registration fees include ISTA t-shirt

All participants:
Cultural Experience: GBP £10

For non local participants (as needed)
Local Transportation (if staying at hotel): GBP £10
Airport/Train Station Pick-up/Drop off: GBP £10

Total cost per student learner
Local member: GBP £248
Non local member: GBP £268
Local non member: GBP £284
Non local, non member: GBP £304

Total cost per educator/chaperone
Local member: GBP £85
Non local member: GBP £105
Local non member: GBP £96
Non local, non member: GBP: £116

Please note

All registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed.

A non refundable, non-transferable deposit will be sent with the booking confirmation; this amount will be deducted from your final invoice.

The deposit will be as follows:
For bookings of 1 – 10 learners GBP £500.
For bookings of 11 – 15 learners GBP £750.
For bookings of 16 or more learners GBP £1,000.

Please refer to our event terms and conditions for details of late registration/cancellation fees.

Travel and visas

Non local participants will fly into Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (BOM)

Mumbai local participants will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the host venue each day.

Participants are responsible for booking their own travel and securing visas for the event. Please see note in Important Information above regarding arrival and departure times.


Hotel information:
Participants from American School of Bombay family of schools will be booked into a nearby hotel.

Please Note

  • Festival hosts will arrange a block booking reservation at an appropriate hotel.
  • Participating organisations are responsible for booking and paying for their group’s accommodation at the recommended hotel.
  • Airport/Station pick up/drop off and daily local transportation to the festival venue will not be provided for organisations choosing to book at a hotel other than the one recommended by the host.
  • ISTA and the host organisation will not take responsibility for any arrangements made between the organisation and the hotel.

Hotel Information
Hotel information and room rates can be found here

For adult chaperones
Single rooms should be booked for 2 nights : 19th & 20th January 2023.
We work on a costing of GBP £100 per room per night including breakfast.

For student learners
Shared rooms should be booked for 2 nights: 19th & 20th January 2023.
We work on a costing of GBP £100 per room per night including breakfast.


For participants staying at the hotel, please ensure you book breakfast as part of your room rate.

Local participants should have breakfast at home.

For all participants.
Lunch will be provided daily at the host school/venue.

Evening meals will be provided at the host school/venue on the first and second days of the festival.

If a social meal is to be part of the festival schedule for adult chaperones and ISTA artists this is costed at approximately GBP £30 per person.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 19 January at 12:00
Finishes on Saturday 21 January at 17:30
(Local Time)


American School of Bombay
SF2, G Block
Bandra-Kurla Complex Rd
Bandra (E)
Mumbai 400051


• American Embassy School New Delhi
• American International School Chennai
• American School of Bombay
• ISTA Test school


• Kamil Haque
• Revati Khattar
• Saket Raje
• Ulrich Gottlieb