BBC: Mumbai’s Disappearing Irani Cafes

Mumbai’s grand old Parsi cafes have long been a symbol of the city’s diverse cuisine and culture. They were first opened in the 19th century by settlers moving to India from Iran and most of them are family run businesses. But today they are slowly dying out. So are they in danger of disappearing altogether? […]


Pirojsha Godrej – Name build on his billionaire’s family

  Pirojsha Godrej the scion of the Godrej Properties is the genius behind the Godrej Properties outstanding reputation for quality and innovation. Having degrees from Wharton and Columbia University of Concentration in Real Estate, Master of International Affairs and MBA is the youngest MD and Chief Executive Officer in the group when he was given […]

Ban on Priests: An Open Letter By Dinshaw Tamboly

Published herewith is a letter received from good friend of Parsi Khabar; and ex-BPP Trustee Mr. Dinshaw Tamboly.   July 14, 2014 Trustees, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Mumbai. Ladies & Gentlemen, Re: Ban on Priests I have since some time now been following, what is uncouthly referred to in some community circles as “the renegade mobeds” […]

PARZOR Exhibition in Chennai

Preserving the grand ethnic culture Parzor Foundation, a non-governmental organisation that works towards preserving the Parsi culture, will be organising a crafts exhibition for the first time in Chennai on July 11. The exhibition will be held at Hotel Greysuit, R A Puram. The collection at the exhibition will include traditional motifs, stoles, purses, bags, […]

Bhabha museum was planned near Gateway of India: Gerson da Cunha

Reacting to demands for Homi Bhabha’s bungalow to be converted into a museum, author and social worker Gerson da Cunha says it was already planned at Old Yacht Club, Anushakti Bhawan Article by Varun Singh | Mid-Day Reacting to the clamour for Mehrangir, Homi Bhabha’s bungalow in Malabar Hill, to be turned into a museum […]


This monsoon, make bombils “boomla” Parsi-style!

The way Parsis enjoy Bombay Duck is distinct from other communities. Article by Ismat Tahseen, TNN   Says Pervin Marzban Bilimoria who loves to cook the fish, “Vinegar is the trick here. It must be added to the cooking process of the dry bombil preparation. This gives it that khatta-meetha taste it needs. Onion also […]


Cyrus Mistry’s New Short Stories Reveal the Cruelty of Ordinary People

Best known for his book about the marginalized community that deals with the dead, award-winning author Cyrus Mistry released his long-awaited collection of short stories this week. Article by Shanoor Seervai | Wall Street Journal “Passion Flower: Seven Stories of Derangement” tells the tales of dark, often tragic characters who grapple with their dysfunctional families […]


Found & lost: Tata villa in Shanghai

A hundred and ten years ago, Parsi businessman Bejan Dadabhoy Tata, a distant relative of the founder of one of India’s oldest corporate houses, sailed from Mumbai to Shanghai to further his company’s trade. When his company withdrew from China, he stayed on, turned entrepreneur, raised children and built a house. A century later, the […]