Month: September 2013 Articles

India Urges One Community to Reproduce

The Indian government, though faced with a rapidly expanding population, is trying to encourage one community to have more children. Author: Atish Patel | Source: Wall Street Journal The Parsi community, or Zoroastrians as they are known outside...

Hosi Daruwala: Colaba’s Patchwork Man

Seated in a chair at the head of a rickety old sewing machine, Mr. Hosi Daruwala matches its battle-weariness with some of his own. Author: Reza Noorani | Source: Home Grown At 71, he is a small,...

An ode to India's Parsis

Sooni Taraporevala is not a new name in the field of photography. She is widely known for documenting her community – the Parsis – through her photographs and has come out with several exhibitions...

'Aapro Zubin's concerts a real treat'

Master conductor Zubin Mehta's twin concerts at the NCPA might have drawn to a close on Tuesday night, but they were an event the 1,109-strong audience would replay in their minds for months....

Remembering Khorshed Gandhy

The Indian art community will dearly miss one of its custodians, the inimitable Khorshed Gandhy, the director of Gallery Chemould since its inception in 1963, who passed away on Friday. While her...

Mumbai’s Gallery Chemould Hits 50

Gallery Chemould in Mumbai has launched its 50th birthday celebrations with an exhibition titled “Subject of Death.” Author: Bhakti Chuganee Source: Wall Street Journal The exhibition, curated by...

Prominent Parsis of Karachi

The below is a short compilation of some of the prominent Parsis of Karachi, Pakistan. This write up was compiled and forwarded by Phil Masters of Canada. Baba-e-Karachi "Jamshed Nusserwanjee...