Learning in association with Gateway House presents a panel discussion on the
re-energizing of historic neighborhoods through art, architecture and
This discussion is part of our Multipolis Mumbai series, which decodes the past while looking to the future and finding novel ways of engaging, interacting with and reenergizing the city that we love!
Anita Garware is actively involved in heritage conservation and currently chairs the Indian Heritage Society – Mumbai. The Society started the “Mumbai Sankriti Festival” in 2009 and assisted with the restoration of the University of Mumbai’s Rajabai Clock Tower and Library and the Durbar Hall of the Asiatic Society. In 1992 she started the “Banganga Festival” and in 1995 presented a son-et-lumiere on the history of the city called “Mumbai Katha” as well as assisted with the restoration of the heritage structures of the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. In 2002 she co-ordinated the publication of a book on the Raj Bhavans of Maharashtra. She has been involved with the Garware Foundation since 1982. Mrs. Garware regularly writes for the monthly area newspaper “Voice of Malabar Hills’. She has been nominated by the Government of India on the NITIE Board for 6 years, and serves on various committees to bring greater collaboration between industry and educational institutions, and vocationalise education. She is Hon. Gen. Secretary of the Society For The Rehabilitation Of Crippled Children.Read more
Sifra Lentin is the Bombay History Fellow at Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations. She graduated in English from Elphinstone College, Mumbai, and went on to complete her Bachelor’s in General Law (BGL) from the Government Law College, Mumbai. She has written for a wide spectrum of Bombay-based newspapers and magazines – most notably Mid-Day, The Times of India, The Sunday Observer, Hindustan Times, Taj Magazine, JetWings and One India One People. She has also been published in two books: MARG’s ‘Indian Jewish Heritage – Ritual, Life-Cycle & Art’(2002), and One India One People’s book on Communities of India (2006). Her recent work has been the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet coffee table book ‘A Salute To The Sword Arm – A Photo Essay On The Western Fleet’ (April 2007). She is also on the Board of Trustees of the Sir Jacob Sassoon School (Byculla, Mumbai).Read more