Category Archives: Housing

The Parsi baugs of Mumbai

Kaizad Bhamgara takes a closer look at some of the popular Zoroastrian settlements in the city and discovers that they are a lot more than just places to live for this closely-knit community. With names like Rustam, Malcolm, Godrej and Wadia, it’s easy to mistake a Parsi baug for an individual. You wouldn’t be far…

Nowroz Baug may turn into luxury towers

Over a century ago, his great-grandmother JerbaiWadia built the first of Parsibaugs for middle-income and weaker sections of her community. On Sunday, industrialist NusliWadia, along with son Ness, stepped into the 105-year-old NowrozBaug in Parel to meet residents and discuss a plan to redevelop the 5.5-acre property. By Nauzer K. Bharucha | Times of India…

‘Flat’ lure for Parsi youths to marry

Now, this is one reality bait that realty-savvy Parsis will not be able to ignore! Surat Parsi Panchayat has neatly packaged its ulterior designs of encouraging young Parsis to get hitched in a ‘get married and step into your own home’ realty deal. It is allotting flats to newlyweds and that too seven days before…

Parsis lead the way on charity housing

The city’s biggest private landlord, the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP), on Tuesday explained how it had fixed a monthly income of Rs 90,000 as the upper eligibility limit for getting new community flats in Panthaky Baug in Andheri (E). Published in the Times Of India “These flats are available for Rs 20 lakh each. The…

Jeh Wadia : Bombay Realty has maintained a straight line in prices

Jeh Wadia, managing director of Bombay Realty, spoke on conceptualizing projects in a tough real estate scenario and the impact of changing building norms in Mumbai By Madhurima Nandy | Livemint.com It is not often that a real estate start-up of sorts enters the business with nearly 10,000 acres of land, including 700 acres in…

Punchayet to provide house to divorced Parsi

A man — embroiled in tenancy dispute with his wife over a flat a sprawling flat at Cusrow Baug in Colaba in south Mumbai — has got accommodation, thanks to the Parsi Punchayet. By Urvi Mahajani |  DNA The matrimonial dispute which would have gone on for years has been settled quickly with the involvement…

Bombay HC asks Parsi Panchayat for help

Taking a sympathetic view, the Bombay High Court has asked the Parsi Panchayat whether it could provide temporary accommodation to a man who is in a custody dispute with his wife. By Urvi Mahajani | DNA India A division bench of Justice PB Majmudar and Justice AV Mohta has also asked either a trustee or…

The fun of being a Parsee

It lies in many things…. It’s like belonging to an exclusive Club worldwide. Birth, the only credential and consideration; nothing, but nothing else works, no sirree! No waiting lists, no entrance fees, no other eligibility! A minuscule community, incurably Diaspora, but which nonetheless has woven its way into virtually every corner of the world. A…

Poona Parsee panchayat allowing encroachments

Members of the Parsi community in the city are a worried lot. Many fear properties worth Rs 1,500 crore belonging to the community might be acquired by the government or taken over by land grabbers. Worse, there are those who say the charitable trust that controls these estates is trying to sell off prime properties…