Heritage Articles

BMC Begins Work On Restoration Of Marine Drive’s ‘Parsi Gate’

The dismantling of the monument, built in the early 20th century by Parsi philanthropists, had created a furore in the Parsi-Zoroastrian community which uses the site for religious rituals associated with water.Redressing worries about the delay in...
A forgotten link of Govadia heritage

A forgotten link of Govadia heritage

Going back to the roots: an emotion in motionA forgotten link of Govadia heritageArticle by Adil J. GovadiaOur large 3-tiered family haveli (bungalow), built way back in 1887, is located in a small...

Malcolm Baug hits a century!

Malcolm Baug hits a century!

Mumbai's Malcolm Baug, a Parsi colony, celebrated its centenary this year, with residents praising its serene atmosphere and self-contained amenities.Mumbai: Going past the many tabelas that...

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...

Multi-Faceted Sapal Balaporia

Multi-Faceted Sapal Balaporia

Our dear friend and contributor Havovi Govadia sends us another beautiful memory about times, places and people of yore.To read all of Havovi’s previous articles on Parsi Khabar click hereIn my...

A piece of Parsi history in Sukkur

A piece of Parsi history in Sukkur

After partition, many Parsi families resided in Sukkur. Creating a piece of history in the form of a Parsi compoundArticle by Sarfaraz Memon | Tribune PakistanSometime in the recent past, there used...

Diwan Bahadur M M Mullan: Father of Balaghat

Diwan Bahadur M M Mullan: Father of Balaghat

Our dear friend and contributor Havovi Govadia writes in… A notice was put up on our community WA group. The Municipal Corporation of Balaghat and the Mullan Trust had invited the Parsis of Nagpur...

Fading Sweetness: A Parsi Story in Pakistan

Fading Sweetness: A Parsi Story in Pakistan

The Beginning In the masterfully tucked away Dinshaw Avari colony in Karachi, Syrus Doctor spends every business day looking after a tiny and all-but-forgotten library towered over by the Tower of...

Navsari: Home to the Parsis

Navsari: Home to the Parsis

Live History India present a great visual treat about Navsari. Archeologist Kurush Dalal and historian and author Pheroza Godrej are featured on the video and explain some of the history of the...

The Runaways

The Runaways

Bolting from their village homes to build better lives, plucky young boys landed in Bombay with no more than a coin rattling in ragged pockets. Years of slog later, they contributed considerably as...