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Google Doodle honours Homai Vyarawalla, the 'First Lady of the Lens'

The photographs that she clicked were published under the pseudonym 'Dalda 13'.

Who was Homai Vyarawalla?

Homai Vyarawalla was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award, in 2011. She was also conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the I&B Ministry in 2010.

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Journey Behind the Lens

An exhibition provides an insight into India’s first woman photo journalist Homai Vyarawalla’s archives.

The First Ladies

The archive is among the largest in the country with more than 5,000 books in 11 languages, 500 oral and video documentaries.

Vyarawalla at NY’s Rubin Museum

Behind many events of immense magnitude in Indian history — be it Jawaharlal Nehru releasing a dove at Delhi’s National Stadium in the ’50s or Mahatma Gandhi’s body awaiting cremation — stood a petite sari-clad Parsi woman,fondly called “Dalda 13” or “Mummy”.

Homai Vyarawalla at NY Museum

Homai Vyarawalla,the petite sari-clad Parsi woman,became known for being the eyes of the nation,watching and capturing many great events and moments.

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Vyarawalla at NY’s Rubin Museum

Behind many events of immense magnitude in Indian history — be it Jawaharlal Nehru releasing a dove at Delhi’s National Stadium in the ’50s or Mahatma Gandhi’s body awaiting cremation stood a petite sari-clad Parsi woman,fondly called “Dalda 13” or “Mummy”.

Homai Vyarawalla at NY Museum

Homai Vyarawalla,the petite sari-clad Parsi woman,became known for being the eyes of the nation,watching and capturing many great events and moments.

Framed

The first National Photo Awards exhibition at Mumbai’s Piramal Gallery showcases the works of some of India’s most celebrated photographers.

Framed

Every photograph tells a story. But while some need contemplation,others are self-explanatory.

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