Category Archives: Bombay

The mystery of the clock tower deaths

The mystery of the clock tower deaths

A century and a quarter after two Parsi girls fell to their death from the iconic Rajabai Clock Tower in Mumbai, the shocking incident continues to intrigue On 25 April 1891, at about 4pm, Bachubai and Pherozebai fell to their death from Rajabai Clock Tower in Bombay University. Bachubai was the wife of Ardeshir Godrej,…

How 100 Parsi Kids Collected 12000+ Shoes under 3 Hours For the Underprivileged in Mumbai

How 100 Parsi Kids Collected 12000+ Shoes under 3 Hours For the Underprivileged in Mumbai

One hundred Parsi children, who are a part of the Xtremely Young Zoroastrians (XYZ) foundation, have collected 12,199 shoes for the underprivileged within three hours in Mumbai. The shoe collection drive was an event organised as a collaborative initiative with Make A Difference (MAD), titled XYZ Stepping Forward. Article by Gayatri Manu | thebetterindia.com Between…

XYZ Making A Difference

XYZ Making A Difference

Below is an appeal received from our good friend Hoshaang Gotla who runs the amazing kids program XYZ in Mumbai Dear members of the community, Our organisation – XYZ is organising a MAD Initiative (Making A Difference) called XYZ STEPPING FORWARD which is a Shoe Collection Drive on Sunday, 2nd October 2016.Our Xtremely Young Zoroastrians…

Almost 150 yrs later, Cowasjee’s noble cause still prevails

Almost 150 yrs later, Cowasjee’s noble cause still prevails

A meeting on September 22, 1852, between friends of Framjee Cowasjee collected sizeable fund which was used used to construct a memorial institute to further Cowasjee’s ideals. Article written by Shaun Vaz | Indian Express ON the evening of September 22, 1852, a number of friends and admirers of the late businessman and philanthropist Framjee…

Portraits, Dreams And Quirks Of Nine Young Parsis In Mumbai

Portraits, Dreams And Quirks Of Nine Young Parsis In Mumbai

There’s nothing quite like observing a creature in its natural habitat. Fortunately for us, India is one of the few places a particularly rare specimen are still fairly common. So, for the avid naturalist, here are a few tips for spotting and luring in that ever so endangered species–the Parsi. Article Published on Homegrown.in They…

Meher Marfatia: Whose lane is it anyway?

Meher Marfatia: Whose lane is it anyway?

UPDATE: An earlier version of the article stated that it was Rohinton Mistry who was taught by Moti Dalal of Sunrise building. It is now corrected to Firdaust Kanga, who was a student of Moti Dalal. The error is regretted. Just how Italian are the four Pasta lanes of Colaba is really the question When…

Digging up the past: Neil MacGregor

Digging up the past: Neil MacGregor

Former director of the British Museum is in the city to re-kindle his love for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya, and learn more about the Parsis’ relationship with fire After successful collaborations in the past, it looks like the British Museum and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya (CSMVS) have more to look forward to.…

Parsi School Buildings to Get an Architectural Facelift

Parsi School Buildings to Get an Architectural Facelift

When the Bharda High School building was established in the 19th century, its neo-classical facade looked out on the vast expanse of the Bombay esplanade. Sea breeze streamed through the louvered windows of its grand hall, up the majestic central staircase and through the wrought iron grilles crowning its wooden doorways. “You could see all…

Sophocles and sizzlers at Scandal Point

Sophocles and sizzlers at Scandal Point

Colonial class to Boutique Boulevard, the seaside strip of Breach Candy still spells midtown magic Speak of symmetry and serendipity. After 26 years of growing up on Hill Road, Bandra, I’ve spent a ditto span of the next 26 discovering the delights of Warden Road, Breach Candy. Article By Meher Marfatia |Mid-Day Christened with geographic…