The Buckingham Secret: Review

Writer-director Meherzad Patel’s latest stage offering, The Buckingham Secret, couldn’t have made its debut at a better time. After all, the British Royal Family is once again in the news, with Prince William and Kate expecting their second child, the new royal baby! Coming to the play, as the title suggests, it tells the story […]


Meherzad Patel: Celebrating the Parsi way of life via theatre

Through all its plays, Meherzad Patel’s theatre company, Silly Point Productions, celebrates the Parsi way of life. As the company turns six, we look at its journey, and how Patel created a niche, with several original productions to his credit- the latest being, The Buckingham Secret, which was recently staged in the city. We get […]


Darius Pardiwala: Young Badminton Star

Today, even the under-10 category in badminton is not recreational. With the way Darius Pardiwala (Bombay Scottish) and Bhargav Chavan (Bhavan’s Wadia) were guided throughout the final of the MSSA event, it showed how important the title was to the school and the boys. By Sayed Roshan | MumbaiMirror Pardiwala puts in extra practice to […]


Meet the Women Fighting the Islamic State

MAKHMOUR, Iraq — Avesta enters the cramped room in a teachers’ residence turned temporary military base, ready for a meeting with her fellow fighters. The six commandos rise to shake her hand. She greets each individually. “Hello, heval,” she says, calling them by the Kurdish word for comrade. Then she lays down her Russian sniper […]


Marzban Colony: Springing forth from history

The Marzban Colony in Agripada, south Mumbai, gets a new lease on life Article by Meher Mirza | DNA India The story of ‘The Lal Chimney Compound’ begins in the 19th century, with Mancherji Marzban, who was a many-splendoured man. In 1892, he was elected to become an Executive Engineer of the Bombay Municipal Corporation […]


Ancient faith seeks good to balance the bad

Zoroastrianism puts the onus for morality on the individual Every morning, Farhad Mistry wraps a kastri, a small rope made up of 72 strings, around his waist like a belt while saying his morning prayers. Then he puts on a sadre, which is essentially a muslin undershirt affixed with two very meaningful patches. Article by […]


Shahnameh, a Persian Masterpiece, Still Relevant Today

Long before HBO’s wildly popular Game of Thrones was created, Iranians turned to the national literary epic ‘Shahnameh” (The Book of Kings) for intriguing tales of knights, nobility and mystical creatures scattered across Seven Kingdoms controlled by a greater king. By Farnaz Fassihi | The Wall Street Journal Now fans of Game of Thrones, English […]


Raise the curtains: The Buckingham Secret

This new play is a comedy on the secrets of Buckingham Palace Secrets will be revealed at the premiere of NCPA’s fifth production. The Buckingham Secret, set against the backdrop of Buckingham Palace, is a play about the British royal family and their well-kept secret, which only the butler knows. Article in the Asian Age […]


Lord Karan Bilimoria: An Pulling No Punches.

Lucy Tobin interviews Lord Bilimoria founder of Cobra Beer. He pulls no punches in this interview. The lager lord who is speaking up for Britain. Cobra’s Lord Bilimoria has strong views on running the country In what must have been the Indian army equivalent of wheeling out your kids to show them off at a […]