Mumbai’s Parsis do a Dhoom 2

Big boys like playing with their favourite toys and while they are at it, their girlfriends are keeping a watchful eye on their men who for one day seem to be paying a lot more attention to other beauties – their bikes.

“I am engaged but my finacee doesn’t mind my having a girlfriend,” he laughs a biker, Jehangir Jeejeebhoy while pointing at his bike.

Adds another biker, Navroz Langrana, “We Parsi’s love our bikes more than our wives.”

These bikers have come to take part in a rally for the Parsi Youth in Mumbai organised by well-known architect Jimmy Mistry. The aim of the rally is to persuade youth to take an active part in community activities.

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“This is to show that the so called dwindling Parsi community can come together for an event of this scale,” says Mistry.

The rally was a real treat for bike lovers, with everything from Harleys to Hayabusas to Hondas putting up an impressive show.

It also had several vintage beauties who of course were accompanied by vintage bikers like 73-year-old Rustom Gotla.

“I drove my wife around on this bike, then my kids and now my grandchildren love to get rides on it,” says Rustom who was the oldest biker in the rally.

All the zipping around aside, the rally turned out to be one big Sunday picnic for members of the Parsi community.

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  • Sohrab Mistry

    First off…HATS of to Jimmy Mistry for coming up with great ideas or visions like this to show the world that we are small by number but not by heart and soul. We are very united and no matter which part of the globe we are we will always remain Zoroastrians and always be united. Keep up the good work Jimmy…I constantly read articles about you on and also am very proud of what you have for the Mobeds and their families.
    I wish so much I were in there to ride with you all. I love riding.
    Truely said a parsi boys 1st wife or girlfriend is his BIKE..no matter which one it is.
    I am settled in the US, I love bikes and used to own a Yahama RD350, it was amoungst the 1st 1000 bikes that came from Japan to India, Ek Dam Original…LOL, I have a Suzuki Katana 750 here and love to ride it. My kids love bkies, my son just loves his little one he has, he is 5yrs old..

  • P.M.Soneji

    It is great to know the great spirit of well-known architect Jimmy Mistry Sir. I am not the viewer of the event, but a reader of the same. From the above news I SALUTE and agree for HATS of to Jimmy Mistry for coming up with great ideas or visions like this to show Sir, the world that we are small by number but not by heart and soul. I wish I would have been there to watch the event, if I knew about the event.