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Whether you’re looking to realise your dreams of being an artiste, a baker or even a writer, we’ve got some suggestions to get you started. Here are some short term courses that won’t have you compromising too much of your time, and you’ll know something new at the end of the day – yay!

Horse Riding

10_Short_Courses_summer_janak

Duration: One month

What to expect: Skilled trainers, great facilities, plenty of space and the most adorable horses. Whether you’re new to horse riding or going back to where you left off, Janak Riding School {led by Sumer Singh} is receptive to all your needs and welcomes folks of all ages. Choose from a bunch of activities including horse riding, jumping, cross country, equestrian yoga, and therapeutic riding.

Where: Janak Riding Club, 1139 G block Sector 57, Gurgaon

Contact: +91-9910458106

Price: INR 2500 per month {children below 15 years}, INR 3500 {15 year and above}

For more details, visit their website here  and follow their Facebook page here.

Confectionery and Cake Decorating Classes  

Duration: 8th July – 26th July

What to expect: Learn the art of baking from A-Z. Pick up the basics of not just baking the perfect cake, dessert and bread, but also learn how to decorate, complete with flowers, fondant et al. The course is directed towards those looking to go pro, and even offers a diploma at the end of it.

Where: Culinary and Cake Decorating School {CCDS}, A – 13 Okhla Phase II, DDA Shed

Contact: 011-46323679

Price: INR 1,25,000 {Inclusive of all tools and materials}

For info on more classes at CCDS, click here.

Follow them on Facebook here.

Creative Writing Course

Duration: 17th June- 12th August, 20th August- 20th October

What to expect: If you feel like you have a flair for the written word, British Council will help hone your skills in writing feature articles, screenplays, short stories and travel pieces. They help you practice a variety of writing skills, learn ways to develop plots and characters, and work on expanding your vocab.

Where: British Council, 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg

Contact: 1-800-102-4353

Price: INR 13,000

For more details, visit their website here  or follow their Facebook page here.

Calligraphy Classes

10_Short_Courses_summer_calligraphy

Duration: 5 weeks; For the exact schedule, click here.

What to expect: Learn the art of calligraphy/ beautiful handwriting. This skill also helps with book designing, manuscripts of books, typeface designing, bookbinding, logo designing, sign making etc.

Where: Vishal Enclave, Opp P.S. Rajouri Garden; Nearest metro station: Rajouri Garden

L-92, Lalji Shopping Complex, Munirka; Nearest metro station: Hauz Khas

Contact: +91-9999345024

For more details, visit their website here.

Palmistry Certificate Course

Duration: 4 months

What to Expect: Institute of Palmistry conducts not only an online certificate course that includes palmistry and numerology, but also has monthly hobby classes focusing on stress management, gemology and energy healing. The stars have more than lined up for you to learn basic and advanced palmistry; courses range from three to four months, and are organized throughout the year.

Where: W-21, Greater Kailash Part-I, New Delhi – 1100048, India

Contact: 011-29242432 / 91-11-41630337/09910446002 or email info@instituteofpalmistry.com

Price: INR 12,500 {Inclusive of all books and materials}

For more details, visit their website here.

Art and Craft ­- YWCA

Duration: 2 months

What to Expect: YWCA runs various art and craft courses, ranging from flower and candle making to trousseau packing. These vocational courses can help you earn that quick buck, especially since the basic courses last from 3 to 10 days, over a span of two months. These courses also have advanced classes that include soft toy, basket and tray making. We hope that you use those thumbs soon, to craft rather than to twiddle.

Where: Ashoka road, New Delhi

Contact: Call 011-23362975/43553111/43553142/43553148 or email frap@ywcaofdelhi.org

Price: INR 8,400 {Basic}

To know more, visit their website here.

Hobby Chef Course

10_Short_Courses_summer_chef

Duration: One to two months

What to expect: International Institute of Culinary Arts has been curating these short hands-on ‘hobby chef courses’ for the last 8 years. This is the go-to option for amateurs, as well as those looking to expand businesses. From creating simple dishes to learning professional gastronomy, you can choose from predesigned courses or customize a class as per what you need.

Where: Daryacha, IVth Floor, 39, Haus Khas Village Road, New Delhi – 110016

Contact : Call +91-11-26850817/+91-9999908620/+91-9811999618 or email admissions@chefiica.com

For more details, visit their website here.

Interior decoration – YWCA

Duration: 2+1 months

What to Expect: With a basic and an advanced course, this is your chance to enter the hallowed halls of celebrity wives. These interior decoration classes promise comfort and sophistication, while the credit goes entirely to you. The basic course is for 2 months, with an extra month to get advanced credits.

Where: Ashoka road, New Delhi

Contact: Call 011-23362975/43553111/43553142/43553148 or email frap@ywcaofdelhi.org

Price: INR 7,000 {Inclusive of Basic – INR 3,500 and Advanced – INR 4,500}

For more details, visit their website here.

Stiching and Embroidery – YWCA

Duration: 1 and a half months

What to Expect: Who would’ve thought that the forgotten art of making crosses on fabric would seem so lucrative in this day and age? With consumerism at an all time high, the new alternative is to take embroidery classes, with advanced classes including hand and machine embroidery. Knitting and crochet also hold a nostalgic place; courses are available for 10 days each.

Where: Ashoka road, New Delhi

Contact: Call 011-23362975/43553111/43553142/43553148 or email frap@ywcaofdelhi.org

Price: INR 5,000 {Basic}

For more details, visit their website here.

Textile Designing – YWCA

Duration: 15 days

What to Expect: The Fund Raising and Publicity Department of YWCA looks to create a batch of vocationally able people who can use their skills commercially. This is a great course that does not require an expensive fashion school education, and teaches you the basics of what goes into designing. And we all know, this skill is the best thing to have when style comes at a cost.

Where: Ashoka Road, New Delhi

Contact: Call 011-23362975/43553111/43553142/43553148 or email frap@ywcaofdelhi.org

Price: INR 2000

You can visit for more information here

Janak Riding Club
Near Sector-57, Golf Course Extension Road, Sushant Lok Phase-3, Gurgaon, Haryana 122002, India
+919910458106
Starting at 3500 for 2
Culinary & Cake Decorating School
A-13, Okhla Estate Marg, Near Crowne Plaza Hotel, DDA Shed, Okhla Phase II, New Delhi
+911146323679
Starting at 125000 for 2
British Council
17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi
+911142199000
Calligraphy India - Calligraphy Classes in South Delhi
L-92 Ist Floor,Lalji Shopping Complex,Munirka, New Delhi-110067 (India)
+919999345024
Starting at 750 for 2
Institute Of Palmistry
W-21, Greater Kailash Part 1, New Delhi
+911129242432
Starting at 12500 for 2
Y.W.C.A of Delhi
1 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
+911143553142
Starting at 8,400 for 2
International Institute Of Cullinary Arts
Daryacha, IVth Floor, 39, Haus Khas Village Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110016, India
+919811999618

Palmistry, Calligraphy and 8 Other Things You can Learn in Under 5 Months

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Whether you’re looking to realise your dreams of being an artiste, a baker or even a writer, we’ve got some suggestions to get you started. Here are some short term courses that won’t have you compromising too much of your time, and you’ll know something new at the end of the day – yay!

Horse Riding

10_Short_Courses_summer_janak

Duration: One month

What to expect: Skilled trainers, great facilities, plenty of space and the most adorable horses. Whether you’re new to horse riding or going back to where you left off, Janak Riding School {led by Sumer Singh} is receptive to all your needs and welcomes folks of all ages. Choose from a bunch of activities including horse riding, jumping, cross country, equestrian yoga, and therapeutic riding.

Where: Janak Riding Club, 1139 G block Sector 57, Gurgaon

Contact: +91-9910458106

Price: INR 2500 per month {children below 15 years}, INR 3500 {15 year and above}

For more details, visit their website here  and follow their Facebook page here.

Confectionery and Cake Decorating Classes  

Duration: 8th July – 26th July

What to expect: Learn the art of baking from A-Z. Pick up the basics of not just baking the perfect cake, dessert and bread, but also learn how to decorate, complete with flowers, fondant et al. The course is directed towards those looking to go pro, and even offers a diploma at the end of it.

Where: Culinary and Cake Decorating School {CCDS}, A – 13 Okhla Phase II, DDA Shed

Contact: 011-46323679

Price: INR 1,25,000 {Inclusive of all tools and materials}

For info on more classes at CCDS, click here.

Follow them on Facebook here.

Creative Writing Course

Duration: 17th June- 12th August, 20th August- 20th October

What to expect: If you feel like you have a flair for the written word, British Council will help hone your skills in writing feature articles, screenplays, short stories and travel pieces. They help you practice a variety of writing skills, learn ways to develop plots and characters, and work on expanding your vocab.

Where: British Council, 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg

Contact: 1-800-102-4353

Price: INR 13,000

For more details, visit their website here  or follow their Facebook page here.

Calligraphy Classes

10_Short_Courses_summer_calligraphy

Duration: 5 weeks; For the exact schedule, click here.

What to expect: Learn the art of calligraphy/ beautiful handwriting. This skill also helps with book designing, manuscripts of books, typeface designing, bookbinding, logo designing, sign making etc.

Where: Vishal Enclave, Opp P.S. Rajouri Garden; Nearest metro station: Rajouri Garden

L-92, Lalji Shopping Complex, Munirka; Nearest metro station: Hauz Khas

Contact: +91-9999345024

For more details, visit their website here.

Palmistry Certificate Course

Duration: 4 months

What to Expect: Institute of Palmistry conducts not only an online certificate course that includes palmistry and numerology, but also has monthly hobby classes focusing on stress management, gemology and energy healing. The stars have more than lined up for you to learn basic and advanced palmistry; courses range from three to four months, and are organized throughout the year.

Where: W-21, Greater Kailash Part-I, New Delhi – 1100048, India

Contact: 011-29242432 / 91-11-41630337/09910446002 or email info@instituteofpalmistry.com

Price: INR 12,500 {Inclusive of all books and materials}

For more details, visit their website here.

Art and Craft ­- YWCA

Duration: 2 months

What to Expect: YWCA runs various art and craft courses, ranging from flower and candle making to trousseau packing. These vocational courses can help you earn that quick buck, especially since the basic courses last from 3 to 10 days, over a span of two months. These courses also have advanced classes that include soft toy, basket and tray making. We hope that you use those thumbs soon, to craft rather than to twiddle.

Where: Ashoka road, New Delhi

Contact: Call 011-23362975/43553111/43553142/43553148 or email frap@ywcaofdelhi.org

Price: INR 8,400 {Basic}

To know more, visit their website here.

Hobby Chef Course

10_Short_Courses_summer_chef

Duration: One to two months

What to expect: International Institute of Culinary Arts has been curating these short hands-on ‘hobby chef courses’ for the last 8 years. This is the go-to option for amateurs, as well as those looking to expand businesses. From creating simple dishes to learning professional gastronomy, you can choose from predesigned courses or customize a class as per what you need.

Where: Daryacha, IVth Floor, 39, Haus Khas Village Road, New Delhi – 110016

Contact : Call +91-11-26850817/+91-9999908620/+91-9811999618 or email admissions@chefiica.com

For more details, visit their website here.

Interior decoration – YWCA

Duration: 2+1 months

What to Expect: With a basic and an advanced course, this is your chance to enter the hallowed halls of celebrity wives. These interior decoration classes promise comfort and sophistication, while the credit goes entirely to you. The basic course is for 2 months, with an extra month to get advanced credits.

Where: Ashoka road, New Delhi

Contact: Call 011-23362975/43553111/43553142/43553148 or email frap@ywcaofdelhi.org

Price: INR 7,000 {Inclusive of Basic – INR 3,500 and Advanced – INR 4,500}

For more details, visit their website here.

Stiching and Embroidery – YWCA

Duration: 1 and a half months

What to Expect: Who would’ve thought that the forgotten art of making crosses on fabric would seem so lucrative in this day and age? With consumerism at an all time high, the new alternative is to take embroidery classes, with advanced classes including hand and machine embroidery. Knitting and crochet also hold a nostalgic place; courses are available for 10 days each.

Where: Ashoka road, New Delhi

Contact: Call 011-23362975/43553111/43553142/43553148 or email frap@ywcaofdelhi.org

Price: INR 5,000 {Basic}

For more details, visit their website here.

Textile Designing – YWCA

Duration: 15 days

What to Expect: The Fund Raising and Publicity Department of YWCA looks to create a batch of vocationally able people who can use their skills commercially. This is a great course that does not require an expensive fashion school education, and teaches you the basics of what goes into designing. And we all know, this skill is the best thing to have when style comes at a cost.

Where: Ashoka Road, New Delhi

Contact: Call 011-23362975/43553111/43553142/43553148 or email frap@ywcaofdelhi.org

Price: INR 2000

You can visit for more information here

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