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A paradox revealed through portraiture

A photograph taken seven years before her passing says much about the life, times and character of the trailblazing Meherbai Tata The much-loved wife of Dorabji Tata and daughter in-law of Jamsetji Tata, the founder of the Tata group, Meherbai Tata was a woman of personality. A participant in the ornamental theatrics of being imperial within Empire, one finds her name regularly among the maharajas, nawabs and begums in royal chronicles. And deservedly so. Meherbai was honoured with the ‘Comm...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, History, Heritage, Paris, Buckingham Palace, Victoria, Lafayette, Rembrandt, Mumbai, Queen Victoria, Tata, Reed, George V


How JRD Tata came up with a marketing strategy that ran through Tata ads for nearly a century

On September 9, 1925, Jehangir Tata wrote a letter to his father Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata from the barracks in the south of France. The 21-year-old had come up with a way to help the family business. He wanted Pathé News, a famous newsreel maker of the time, to produce short films about current events in India to be shown in the country’s cinemas. Article by By Deborah D | The young Tata scion believed that footage of Mohandas Gandhi’s visit to their steel factory in Jamshedpur in 1925 would be “...
Tags: Art, Congress, France, Life, India, World Bank, Delhi, Fernandes, Ahmedabad, New York University, Tata Steel, Tata, Pereira, Assam, Jamshedpur, Gandhi


The Dancing Line: Revisiting Shiavax Chavda

A Retrospective of paintings & sketches of the Master WHAT: ‘The Dancing Line – revisiting Shiavax Chavda’, a Retrospective of paintings & sketches of the master. WHEN: Tuesday October 24th to Monday October 30th, 2017 WHERE: Jehangir Art Gallery, Kalaghoda, Mumbai TIMINGS: 11am to 7pm ‘The Dancing Line – revisiting Shiavax Chavda’ For the first time in 22 years, the family of late artist Shiavax Chavda will be holding a dedicated retrospective of his works at the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai...
Tags: Art, New York, London, Indonesia, Life, India, Royal Ballet, Himalayas, Victoria, Mumbai, Gujarat, Northcote, Picasso, Albert, Thomas Beecham, Assam


Pheroza Godrej: Mumbai’s art queen

One of Mumbai’s leading art historians, Pheroza J Godrej, updates Ornella D’Souza about her commitments as editor, collector, curator and member on various cultural boards Article by by Ornella D’Souza, dnaindia.com Your stint as chairperson of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai. ended in October 2015. Did you manage to get enough done? I’m glad my advisory committee and I put a list of exhibitions in the pipeline, so the new advisory committee actually has it easy. But the...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, Citibank, Mumbai, Bombay, Honolulu, Canton, Schuster, Tatas, Sarah Stewart, Shrestha, NGMA, Mistree, Jehangir Art Gallery



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