Bordi: In Search of Serenity

‘Chikoos’, ‘aamras’, Parsi food and empty beaches—Bordi offers a restful break from the city rush When you’re driving in Mumbai, you never get to speed, or even feel the wind in your hair. Road trips can change that. They may begin with a slow crawl out of the city but then, at some point, like…

Cafe Mondegar faces eviction after Bombay Port Trust terminates building lease

The Mumbai Port Trust has served an eviction notice for all tenants of Metro House building in Colaba including the iconic Cafe Mondegar for criminal violations of the lease agreement. The 7-page notice of termination of lease (a copy of which is with Mumbaiwalla) was served to the building lessee Metro House Pvt Ltd on…

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism

Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina, eminent Zoroastrian scholar at Stanford University and a good personal friend of Parsi Khabar brings out the much-awaited Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism This is the first ever comprehensive English-language survey of Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest living religions Evenly divided into five thematic sections beginning with an introduction to Zoroaster/Zarathustra and concluding…

The World Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra at XVII NAZC 2014

The World Zoroastrian Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Adil Mehta performed at the XVII North American Zoroastrian Congress in Los Angeles. Below is the video recording of the event that way held on the second day of the Congress on December 30th, 2014 at Hilton LAX Airport

Parsi Mumbai: The Legacy of Zoroastrianism in India’s Urban Fabric

Parsi Mumbai: The Legacy of Zoroastrianism in India’s Urban Fabric

An Iranian visitor can’t help but notice the Zoroastrian symbols that dominate old Mumbai. In the historic Fort District toward the southern end of this metropolis of twenty million souls, Zoroastrian monuments take center place at intersections and crossroads, while small signs warning “Entrance for Parsi Irani Zoroastrians Only” pop up here and there, hinting…

BPP Divided Over Rs 1000 Crore Silver Oaks Property in Mumbai

BPP Divided Over Rs 1000 Crore Silver Oaks Property in Mumbai

While a majority of Bombay Parsi Punchayet trustees feel the property should be reserved for Parsis only, its chairman says charity funds should not be spent on legal fees to make it community-specific. Article by Jyoti Shelar | Mumbai Mirror The question of changing the status of Silver Oaks, a plush property spread over 22,000…