Bombay Articles

Churchgate’s Bhikha Behram Well Gears Up For 300th Birthday With Revamp Plans

Among the plans are a project to do up the compound, a small museum, a photo gallery, an arch, and a new drinking water fountain for the public who may want to drink the spring water from the well. Article by Manoj Ramakrishnan | Free Press...
Rustom Baug Is 100 Years Old

Rustom Baug Is 100 Years Old

Well done, bawa! Rustom Baug smashes a tonne Byculla’s 32-building Parsi housing enclave set to celebrate 100th birthday with year-long events planned by grateful residentsBuildings are being lit up...

Aur, Irani chai

Aur, Irani chai

Zoroastrian, Shia Muslim (Yazdi and Shirazi) and Baha’i Iranian migrants, and of course the Palanpur-hailing Cheliyas, have been feeding this city for over a century with cheap eats and colourful...

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...

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...