Bharat Katha

"Bharat Katha" is a collection of real stories of real people from India.

Bhārat is the official Sanskrit name of India, Bhārat Ganarājya, and the name is derived from the ancient Indian texts, the Puranas.

Katha (story) is a folk narrative style of story telling.

Bharat Katha is a journey to the heart of India, crossing language, cultural and regional boundaries. These stories are from all different kinds of people about their lives, their views and their beliefs -- beliefs which have been held together through generations.

How do I find them? - I'd like to think I found them but in truth... most of the time they are waiting to be found to share their story - The India Story.

Who am I ? - I am a man with a camcorder.

Rumy Shroff

I met Rumy Shroff randomly in a Parsi locality in old Mumbai (Bombay). He was walking his dog and stopped to enquire what I was doing as I was taking picture of an old building.
He wondered if I was interested in architecture as he is an architect by profession.
I then told him about my project and asked if he would be interested in participating; he immediately agreed and invited me to his nearby home.
Rumy Shroff descend from a group of "Zoroastrians of Iran" who immigrated to India during 10th century AD, since then Parsis are integral part of Indian society and are active participants in every branch of the society.
In this first part of the episode, Rumy initiates the conversation by talking about his understanding of Parsis, his childhood ambition, his life in USA, the Vietnam war, the real reason he decide to come back from US, and his views on marriage and his children.