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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


Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu to allow theatres to reopen with restrictions: Reports

Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu will both allow film theatres to reopen after months of being shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the states announced separately, per reports in The Hindu and Mint. Theatres in Maharashtra can open starting Wednesday and in Tamil Nadu starting from November 10. Bollywood and Kollywood are some of India’s largest film industries, and theatres reopening in their home turf is a significant development, as COVID-19 cases in both states remain high, and dozens of daily deat...
Tags: Travel, News, Film, India, Theatre, Cinema, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Times of India, Kollywood, Maharashtra Tamil Nadu


Remembering Shirin Vajifdar – Pioneer in All Schools of Dance

Shirin Vajifdar, who died on September 29, 2017, exhibited an unusual love for classical dancing from childhood and defied taboos to train in multiple classical dance forms. Article by Sunil Kothari | The Wire Shirin Vajifdar. Credit: Mulk Raj Anand: Shaping the Indian Modern (MARG) In the early 1930s, it was inconceivable that a young girl from the Parsi community would take up classical dancing. But that is what exactly Shirin Vajifdar did. The doyen of Jaipur Gharana Sunderprasadji had mov...
Tags: Art, London, Life, China, India, Oceana, Delhi, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bombay, Bharatnatyam, Kathakali, Chennai, Times of India, Shirin


The people of Mumbai: 1930s and 2000s – in pictures

Inspired by his grandfather – a Times of India press photographer in the 1930s – Jason Scott Tilley spent a decade recording the people of India in monochrome Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Asia, Photography, India, Cities, Art and design, Mumbai, Times of India, Jason Scott Tilley



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