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With just 69,000 Parsis left in the country according to the 2001 Census, the last to classify minorities according to religion, Parsi panchayats are encouraging the young to marry within the community and have more children. We bring you beautiful pictures from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana. 15

The curious case of the vanishing Parsis

UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2015 05:32 PM IST
Surat, India - March 20, 2015: Parsi children at a welfare home in Surat, India, on Friday, March 20, 2015. (Photo by Gurinder Osan/ Hindustan Times) 15

The vanishing Parsis

UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2015 03:15 PM IST
A new book on Baburao Patel and his wife Sushila Rani who edited the influential magazine Filmindia provides interesting insights into the early years of Hindi cinema and film journalism. Here are some beautiful stills from the pages of the magazine, found in journalist and author Sidharth Bhatia's lavishly-illustrated coffee table book, The Patels of Filmindia. (The cover of the launch issue of Filmindia in April 1935.) 12

Filmindia in photos

UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2015 08:06 PM IST
Surat, India - March 20, 2015: Parsi children at a welfare home in Surat, India, on Friday, March 20, 2015. (Photo by Gurinder Osan/ Hindustan Times) 15

The curious case of the vanishing Parsis

UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2015 03:35 PM IST
People, cars and bikes pile on ferries to cross the Brahmaputra river to reach the island of Majuli from the mainland in Assam (Photos: Raj K Raj) 20

Majuli, the island on the edge

UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2015 09:27 PM IST
Monica Dogra, Musician/ActressThis is my first photo-shoot in traditional wear; I’m wearing a classic Indian lehenga choli by Anita Dongre, which I plan to wear this Diwali. 7

What makes a celebrity's Diwali?

UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2014 08:42 PM IST
The Visconti Extase d’Oud Limited Edition fountain pen has been created as a tribute to fragrances from the Middle East. Only 388 fountain pens are available in Vermeil 925 sterling silver. Price: Rs 3,65,000. 24

Diwali gifts to choose from

UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2014 08:35 PM IST
Bundalbaaz (1976) | Jaan Ki Baazi (1985) 4

A Bollywood BAAZnama

UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2014 09:16 PM IST
The new X-Men Movie (X-Men: Days of Future Past) is scheduled to release on May 23. The film is inspired by the 1980 comic series of the same name. Premise: The X-Men send back Wolverine to the past in order to prevent an all-out war. A new nemesis has necessitated the formation of a united team of younger X-Men and present-day older X-Men. The movie apparently has a large role for Trask Industries and Sentinels. (For the uninitiated: Sentinels are giant mutant-killing robots developed by Bolivar Trask played by the recent Game of Thrones sensation, Peter Dinklage.) Here's a look at things to be excited about.(Text by: Shantanu Argal) 6

Who's who of X-Men: Days of Future Past

UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2014 04:53 PM IST
Gold rush: The Dhyan Chand legend was built upon consistent performances. He was part of the gold medal winning hockey contingent in three successive Olympics. Here he poses with the victorious 1928 team which became champions at Amsterdam. 6

The magic of Dhyan Chand

UPDATED ON APR 26, 2014 12:20 PM IST
This is four-year-old P212. He is the progeny of relocated tigers T2 and T3. 5

Panna reloaded

UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2014 05:54 PM IST
Aasheesh Sharma and photographer Raj K Raj journeyed to Mawsynram, a cluster of hamlets in Meghalaya – now the wettest place in the world (sorry, it isn’t Cherrapunji!). They got drenched, but returned with an extraordinary story. Home and dry: A girl in Mawsynram. The locals don’t bother much with umbrellas. They swear by the knup, an innovative hands-free rain shield that lets them work in the fields, dig roads and carry out everyday chores without having to grip an umbrella pipe. The rim of the shield looks like an inverted tear drop. A knup extends behind the head and also keeps the rain off the knees. 7

A journey to the wettest place on earth

UPDATED ON APR 22, 2015 03:06 PM IST
Blue on blue when it's blue was mood of the shoot and this shot too. (Photo: Raj K Raj and location courtesy: Olive Beach, Diplomat Hotel, Delhi) 9

Sabyasachi like you have never seen before

UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2013 12:17 PM IST
Have you had enough of working out in the gym? Well forget weight training. Here is our three-part series where young sportsmen show us how doing their exercises is enough to keep fit. In Part-2 of our series on sports fitness drills, former Delhi goalkeeper Pronoy Roy shows us his drills, toned down in intensity for our needs. A footballer runs anywhere between six to ten kilometres in a 90-minute game, so you could expect some running to do here. (Photo: Anil Chawla) 10

Hit the ground running

UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2013 05:09 PM IST
Kunal Khemu (Photo: Sanjay Solanki) 17

GRAFFITI: The wall warriors

UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2013 05:36 PM IST
Veerana (1988): Yes, it is a Ramsay movie. Don’t gasp for air! Before the horror wizards made a mockery of the genre, they did manage a cult in Veerana. 8

Our favourite Bollywood horror movies

UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2013 07:41 PM IST
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