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Lord Karan Bilimoria Named Chairman of Cambridge School’s Board

Lord Karan Bilimoria Named Chairman of Cambridge School’s Board

Indian-origin British entrepreneur Lord Karan Bilimoria has been appointed as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the prestigious Cambridge Judge Business School. Bilimoria, 54, Founder and Chairman of the Cobra Beer, is a cross-bench (independent) Peer in the House of Lords. He was born in Hyderabad and educated at the Osmania University. He moved…

Chennai’s Newest Parsi Restaurant: Batlivala and Khanabhoy

Chennai’s Newest Parsi Restaurant: Batlivala and Khanabhoy

Batlivala and Khanabhoy, their Parsi Destination and other stories by Deepika, hungryforever.com We arrived at Batlivala and Khanabhoy in Alwarpet late one afternoon. We were handed a beautifully designed aqua coloured menu. We smiled. We were going to love this place. Uday Balaji wears many hats. Hailing from Coimbatore, he’s an engineer, food enthusiast –…

The evolution of Kyani and Co.

The evolution of Kyani and Co.

When burger chain McDonald’s came to town 20 years ago, exciting the city of Mumbai in the first flush of post-liberalization consumer boom, it worried Farokh Shokriye. As the man who would later take over Mumbai’s oldest Irani cafe, Kyani & Co., Shokriye wasn’t sure if his humble Parsi chicken patties and traditional mawa cakes…

The Mawa Cake

The Mawa Cake

The beautiful and heartwarming story of an old man and his Mawa Cake….Watch it and feel a surge of emotions run through you..

S S Tarapore: The Diminutive Colossus: Obituary

S S Tarapore: The Diminutive Colossus: Obituary

Few people born after 1980 would know of S S Tarapore. He retired from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as deputy governor at the end of September 1996. When his last day at RBI ended, he refused the official car. He took the lift down, walked out of the gate, hailed a passing cab,…

A True Legacy: Rusi Dinshaw

A True Legacy: Rusi Dinshaw

My uncle, Rusi Nadirshah Dinshaw, was the last of a family of noted gentleman cricketers, and had the notable distinction of being the first non-Muslim and the only Parsi-Zoroastrian to be a member of the Pakistan test team. Article by Farishta Murzban Dinshaw The former captain of Pakistanis cricket team, Hanif Mohammad, who was also…

ColdPlay Beyonce and the Parsi Connection: Soraabb Kumana

ColdPlay Beyonce and the Parsi Connection: Soraabb Kumana

Over the past few days there has been a video that seems to have “broken the Internet in India”. “Hymn for the Weekend” by the band Coldplay also features Beyonce and the video for the most part is shot in Mumbai. Social media has been trending this video for variety of reasons. Some love it…

World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce Promo Video

World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce Promo Video

The World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce (WZCC) met in Goa in December 2015 for its Annual Global Meeting. At the award function they launched a beautifully created promotional video, showcasing some of the pioneers who helped set up WZCC as well as some of the famous Zarathushti entrepreneurs out there today. Have a look at…

BPP Chairman Yazdi Desai: In Conversation

Parsis need reservations in educational institutes: chairman, Bombay Parsi Punchayet chairman, Bombay Parsi Punchayet   Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) is the world’s largest Parsi-Zoroastrian institution. It administers affairs of the Parsi Irani Zoroastrian community. Geetanjali Minhas spoke to its newly elected chairman, Yazdi Desai, on the Jiyo Parsi Scheme and other matters that bother this…

BH Wadia Clock Tower in Mumbai Vandalized

BH Wadia Clock Tower in Mumbai Vandalized

How safe is Mumbai’s heritage from wrecking? How safe is Mumbai’s heritage from wrecking? A theft at Fort’s century-old BH Wadia clock tower throws up uncomfortable questions Mumbai isn’t free from greed or irony. In an incident that occurred nearly six months ago, vandals have stolen the hands of a clock that sits within the…