Portraying Pardi

There were two Zoroastrians among the artistes from India and abroad who were shortlisted for The Beyond Killa Art Festival in Pardi in The Beyond Killa Art Festival in Pardi
Mehroo Kotval

A man was trying to paste a bill on the mural,” said Pritishbhai Bharucha, narrating an incident where rickshawalas prevented an advertiser from sticking a poster on the mural in the railway bridge underpass in Pardi, a town in the Valsad district of Gujarat. Bharucha, a professional voice dubbing artist, was referring to the wall of mural portraits of the karamcharis (municipal workers) of the Pardi Municipality. "Jagruti aavi gai chhè (people are awakened),” he stated, pleased that the rickshawalas had stopped the publicist from defacing "their” mural. The beautification movement, which began with this wall has spread to the......

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