The Capital City

Mumbai has its commercial roots in drug money. A profile of the City Just as one crosses the suburbs into Worli, Samudra Mahal juts up from the edge of Mumbai, casting its eye out into the Arabian Sea. It is one of those multi-storeyed buildings that go by the moniker of ‘landmark property’. A flat […]


Derangement takes on a scary dimension in Cyrus Mistry’s new book

Cyrus Mistry’s play Doongaji House (1977) won him the Sultan Padamsee Award, positioning him in the limelight when he was just 21. Despite this early claim to fame, Mistry has preferred to remain unobtrusive, a refreshing attribute at a time when promotional publicity and media hype (rather than intrinsic merit) appear to have become the […]


Life of Balance: Dhan and Jehangir Palkhivala

Dhan Palkhivala, 86, & Jehangir Palkhivala, 50 South Mumbai’s most famous Iyengar yoga exponents, Dhan and Jehangir Palkhivala on how the ancient art helped them change lives Article by Reema Gehi | Times of India As she settles into a couch in the commodious living room of their Peddar Road apartment, yoga teacher Dhan Palkhivala […]


Motherhood matters: Tehmulji’s Parsi Lying-In Hospital

We unravel the history behind the crumbling Parsi Lying-In Hospital on Prescott Road Article by Meher Mirza | DNA India The Parsi Lying-In Hospital at Fort In the 19th century, young Parsi women were dying to give birth…literally. Back then, hospitals were unheard of and new mothers would be consigned to squalid ground floor rooms […]


Architecture Beyond Platitude: Exhibition of Photography by Aspi Patel

We are happy to note that good friend of Parsi Khabar, Aspi H. Patel will be exhibiting his photographs at the famous Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai next week ‘ARCHITECTURE BEYOND PLATITUDE’ Photographic Images through Line, Form, Texture and Colour Fine art photographer Aspi H. Patel displays his work at Jehangir Terrace Art Gallery, Kala […]


Mahzarin Banaji: Zooming in on blind spots

On a recent Thursday evening at Deutsche Bank AG’s fourth annual Women in Asian Business Conference, over 800 corporate executives, largely bankers, discovered that they barely knew their own minds. Article by Joji Thomas Philip | Live Mint Participating in a series of tests put forward by the speaker—Mahzarin Banaji, the Richard Clarke Cabot professor […]


Zoroaster: The World’s First Bessemer Ship

Framroze K. Patel, good friend of Parsi Khabar sends us this very interesting article. Framroze writes “These days Alfred Noble is in news. You probably did not know that the world’s first Bessemer steel ship was named “ZOROASTER”. Ludvig Nobel builds the world’s first modern tanker Original article by Brita Åsbrink The transport of oil […]


All Is Well at The Bhikha Behram Well in Mumbai

Trust a grandmother to leave you with lifetime of faith in the waters of a well. Mine did so with ease. Article by Meher Marfatia | Times Of India It started with her telling the children in the family to saya silent, quick prayer in three situations. Each time we saw a pregnant woman (because […]


Kappawalla Agiary: Appeal for Kathi Funds

Below is an appeal we received from Ervad Jamshed Bhesadia, the Panthaky Saheb of the Kappawalla Agiary in Tardeo, Mumbai; India   As we are aware that to enable the Fire of Aatash Padshah to continue burning, offering “KATHIS” is a must and this is to be managed by the Panthaky of the Kapppawalla Agiary […]