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SodaBottleOpenerWala: Irani Café Opens in Hyderabad

For those who have grown sipping Irani Chai but are worried about the shutting down of the famous cafes serving them, there is good news. AD Singh and his wife Sabina, promoters of Olive Bar & Kitchen, are opening a new breed of Irani restaurants — SodaBottleOpenerWala — that, besides the popular dishes, will serve…

Dorab Mistry Elected to the European Council of Religious Leaders

Dorab Mistry Elected to the European Council of Religious Leaders

In an email communiqué from ZTFE: Dear ZTFE Members & Well-wishers Members of the European Council of Religious Leaders ECRL met in Frankfurt, Germany between 11th and 13th May 2015, to debate on the future of the inter religious dialogue platform, bringing together European religious leaders from Judaism, Christianity and Islam together with Buddhists, Hindus,…

How did Meher Heroyce Moos get her 18 passports?

How did Meher Heroyce Moos get her 18 passports?

Meet the solo woman traveller from Mumbai who has stomped across 180 countries over half a century The sharks were swarming in the Polynesian waters below. A goat was flung overboard. They darted from all over, ripped it apart in seconds and disappeared as swiftly as they swooped. All but one, who was lassoed and…

Parsigutta A cluster of basthis in Hyderabad

Parsigutta A cluster of basthis in Hyderabad

Parsigutta is one of the popular suburban areas in the city. It comes under Boudhanagar Municipal Division. Parsigutta is surrounded by Ram Nagar, Padma Rao Nagar, Musheerabad, Warasiguda and Adikmet. There are many basthis including New Ashok Nagar, Sanjeevapuram, LN Nagar, Amber Nagar, Alladi Raj Kumar Nagar, and Gangaputra Colony (which houses the largest fish…

Tribute to Irani Cafes

Tribute to Irani Cafes

With nankatais and other bakery items being sold in barni over the counter in the courtyard and interiors marked with wooden chairs, red and white checkered and crochet table clothes, framed pictures of Parsis and famous Irani Chai Cafes of old Bombay, tinted glasses, coloured glass lamps, dome lights, brass kettles, dabbas, boards with eccentric…

Adil F. Dalal Presented American Society of Quality’s Crosby Medal

Adil F. Dalal Presented American Society of Quality’s Crosby Medal

Adil F. Dalal was presented with The Crosby Medal by American Society of Quality on May 3rd, 2015 for his book ‘The 12 Pillars of Project of Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results’. This is the third significant recognition awarded to Dalal for his book. Adil Dalal receiving the Crosby Medal presented by…

An Introduction to the Avestan Language by Prof. Almut Hintze

An Introduction to the Avestan Language by Prof. Almut Hintze

UNESCO Parzor is happy to announce the first of the Educational Outreach programmes in collaboration with SOAS, University of London. Professor Almut Hintze, Zarthoshty Brothers Professor of Zoroastrianism, will be offering a 10 day Course at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune this July. Due to a kind donation there is no fee for this…

Oh Khodai: Parsis in Ahmedabad

Oh Khodai: Parsis in Ahmedabad

A bawa wearing a white bandhgala coat with cylindrical black hat driving a gorgeous vintage car overloaded with a garadraped wife and squabbling kids: that’s how films in the early ’80s portrayed the Parsi Zoroastrian community. Cut to 2015, and the picture is quite the opposite. As per data received from the Parsi Panchayat in…

Homa Dashtaki: White Moustache Yoghurt

Homa Dashtaki: White Moustache Yoghurt

How One Woman Survived A Bad Career Break, Then Launched A Life-Changing Business The inspiring, never-say-die story of Homa Dashtaki and White Moustache yogurt. On a quiet commercial street in Red Hook—a fast-gentrifying neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, that sits on the East River waterfront—there’s a bright green door with blocky windows. It stands out…