BBC: Mumbai’s Disappearing Irani Cafes


July 27, 2014

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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?

Sameer Hashmi reports from Mumbai.