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A Dip into History: Mumbai’s Banganga Tank through the lens of Foy Nissen

Foy Nissen’s images of Mumbai are an invaluable archive of the city's heritage and architecture. After Nissen passed away, his legacy comprising gelatin prints, slides and negatives was gifted to the Jehangir Nicholson Art...

#HeritageJigsaw : David Sassoon Library by Foy Nissen

Foy Nissen was perhaps Mumbai's most memorable chroniclers. He photographed people, festivals, places and monuments and his images of the city are invaluable to the preservation of Mumbai’s heritage. He wandered the streets of...

Experiencing India’s cinematic past at the National Museum of Indian Cinema

In July 1896, the Lumiere Brothers first arrived in the city of Mumbai (then Bombay), to host the subcontinent's first ever movie screenings. The venue was the iconic Watson's Hotel. This, and many other...

How this statue of Shivaji at the Gateway of India replaced a ‘black horse’

If you've ever been to Mumbai, you would've visited the Gateway of India. And if you've been there, you know which statue we are talking about! The bronze sculpture of Chhatrapati Shivaji in his...

A Tour of Mumbai’s Art Deco Architecture

Think Art Deco, and you'd instantly think of Miami, Paris or New York City. In Miami, the age of Instagram has ensured tourists set out on a hunt for art-deco photographs.  The scene in...

Jaya He Museum : A Review

Possibly India’s largest public artwork project to date, Jaya He Museum at the Mumbai International Airport, spans across Terminal 2 and is a landmark corporate initiative to safeguard an immense cultural resource. Jaya He...
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