Bombay Articles

80-plus Irani brothers with a zest for life die of Covid-19 in Mumbai

Everyone who has known of the Ferzandi brothers — Darius, 85 and Plumarz, 81 succumbing to the deadly coronavirus within weeks of each other last month, have been aching with memories of the two bespectacled old Parsi men. Darius was a fixture at...
Theft attempt at Bhikha Behram well

Theft attempt at Bhikha Behram well

Caretaker of SoBo Grade I heritage site raises alarm after spotting signs of break-in and attempt to pry open the donation box. An unsuccessful theft attempt was made at the heritage Bhikha Behram...

ZYNG Relaunches on January 25th at Rustom Baug

ZYNG Relaunches on January 25th at Rustom Baug

On Saturday January 25, 2020; the widely successful ZYNG: Zoroastrian Youth for the Next Generation is being resurrected in its 2.0 avatar. In a mega event planned for the relaunch of ZYNG, the...

The Secrets of Saher Agiary in Mumbai

The Secrets of Saher Agiary in Mumbai

Meher Mirza takes us on a walk around the delightful Saher Agiary.Mumbai has lost so many of its memories under highways and malls that I am loath to share the few pockets that remain, but I shall...

Hoarding At Doongarwadi in Mumbai pulled down

Hoarding At Doongarwadi in Mumbai pulled down

A nearly decade-long battle to remove a two-level hoarding within the premises of the Parsi Tower of Silence (Doongerwadi) at Malabar Hill ended after it was pulled down over the weekend. It was...

Parsi Zoroastrian Guards of the Holy Fire

Parsi Zoroastrian Guards of the Holy Fire

To take care of Parsi fire temples across the country and fight for the preservation of their sanctity if need be, solicitor Berjis Desai has floated the idea of forming a body whose primary...

Mobeds move online under new programme

Mobeds move online under new programme

After breaking away from the Jiyo Parsi programme in February, Jiyo Mobed will debut on Sunday in its new avatar as 'Empowering Mobeds,' through a workshop Article by Gaurav Sarkar | Mid Day After...

Dadar Parsi Colony on Instagram

Dadar Parsi Colony on Instagram

It is impossible not to be taken up by the verdant beauty of Dadar Parsi Colony, and it may so happen that the next time you are sauntering through its lanes or driving past its parks, you may take...

Dadar Parsi Colony: A Photo Tour

Dadar Parsi Colony: A Photo Tour

My first encounter with Dadar was back in 2004 when I used to travel from Churchgate to Dadar during the evening rush hour. Most of my journey would go in planning my exit strategy from the crowded...

Parsis upset over Agiary land

Parsis upset over Agiary land

Sethna Agiary (left) and Boyce Dhana Patel Agiary are more than 130-years-old and have been demarcated under the new road-line plan of DP 2034 Article by Anagha Sawant | DNA Under the civic body's...

Parsis protest against MADC flying proposal

Parsis protest against MADC flying proposal

The city’s Parsi community staged a protest on Friday against a proposal by the Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) that recommends that the no-flying zone be reduced from one nautical...

Under the Over: Meher Marfatia

Under the Over: Meher Marfatia

 Hughes Road, the street name that city cabbies recognise only with its mispronounced version, is as quick changing as it is arterial Pervin Vajifdar (left) and Katy Patel work expert fingers over...