Twins born to parsi couple, more births due: Jiyo Parsi

The twins have landed. Another eight arrivals are expected by the year-end. A central scheme that encourages Parsis to multiply has sired twins, in a double delight for the community whose numbers have been dwindling over the years. A community veteran confirmed the new additions — a girl and a boy. “Last week, a Parsi […]

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Nosh Mistry: Into Zanskar–The Ladakh Less Travelled

Nosh Mistry points us to a fantastic video of his motorcycling trip in remote Zanskar in Ladakh, Kashmir, India. Nosh writes “…..About the trip itself, it was absolutely unplanned. I wanted to visit Phuktal monestary in the Zanskar, I was in India as we were dispersing the ashes of our 20 month old son whom […]

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Buildings through the veteran lens

Catch the last day of photographer Aspi Patel’s show, Architecture Beyond Platitude, at the Jehangir Art Gallery, where he captures graphical patterns in architecture from across the world Article By Hassan M Kamal | Mid-Day Led by a strong desire to look for the extraordinary in the ordinary, 63-year-old photographer Aspi Patel has created a […]

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Netagiri By Cyrus Broacha: Book Review

Cyrus Broacha is a morning person. He also seems to be one of those people who have a plan for each day, a schedule they rigorously follow. Coming up against that side of his personality can be surprising, especially if you take the persona he’s cultivated over his many public appearances and TV shows over […]

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The Story of TATA By Peter Casey

The values at the heart of the Tata Group as well as the role played in its development by the philanthropic trusts that own two-thirds of the company are explored in a new book that is a brief history of the Tatas. How did Tata transform itself from a family-owned venture to the position it […]

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Niloufer Ichaporia-King: Parsi cultural history served up on a plate

Scholar and author Niloufer Ichaporia King started writing an account of the disappearing Parsi culture and food traditions when her mother turned 90. The result is an engaging cookbook, “My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking,” filled with stories of King’s personal and cultural history, anecdotes about her beloved dishes and surprisingly easy […]

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New Bombay Zoroastrian Association Kick starts their Agiary Project

Sharukh Doctor, the President of the New Bombay Zoroastrian Association informs us The New Bombay Zoroastrian Association (NBZA) Kick starts their Agiary Project with the Bhomi Poojan offered by the contractor on the auspicious day of Dussehera. The work will now begin on this project of building Agiary, Community Hall and the Old Age Home […]

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Soprano Meher Pavri: In Conversation

Ashima Suri speaks to Indo-Canadian soprano, Meher Pavri. Born and raised in Canada, Meher Pavri is proud of her Indian heritage. In 2007, she was crowned Miss India-Canada and wowed the crowd with her classically trained voice during the talent portion. She is the only contestant to receive a standing ovation in the pageant’s history! […]