Posts in India
Ripples: The significance and vulnerability of Kashmir’s Dal Lake

Dal Lake, considered “the jewel in the crown of Kashmir” is not only a picturesque visual anchor for Srinagar, it also holds economic significance - driving much of the city’s tourism, as well as being home to a unique agricultural industry. However its famously picturesque appearance belies a host of ecological and social issues plaguing the lake and its inhabitants.

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The Parsi Home: Religious totems and decorative objects of Zoroastrian households in Mumbai

An intersection of private roads sits at the heart of Mumbai’s Sir Ratan Tata Colony, flanked by old four-story apartment blocks that are home to the colony’s exclusively Parsi community. Parsis follow the ancient Zoroastrian faith, which plays an important role in their identity, community and daily life. Although the colony is ostensibly closed to outsiders, we were the guests of textile artist and dear friend Areez Katki who’s has come to Mumbai from New Zealand to live in his family home and the city of his birth.

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