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Mumbai’s Parsi Dairy milks modern retail, with nostalgia and social media

Once an iconic Mumbai landmark and cafe, the 102-year-old brand is reinventing itselfArticle by Amritha Pillay | Business StandardParsi Dairy Farm, set up by Nariman Ardeshir in 1916 is redolent of an era when the city beat to a different tune. Set...
The K.R.Cama Oriental Institute Turns 100

The K.R.Cama Oriental Institute Turns 100

Institute houses Madam Cama’s will, and oldest image of Zarathushtra Today, images of the prophet Zarathushtra with his flowing beard, soft brown eyes, and golden halo, are ubiquitous in fire...

K R Cama Oriental Institute

Not just Parsi: The K R Cama Oriental Institute, soon to turn 100, has a wealth of resources and a willingness to share By M Saraswathy | Business Standard Parsi culture and art are dying out — so...

Godrej Typewriters: End of the Road

Just Not My Type Godrej and Boyce to shut typewriter production Godrej and Boyce silenced the click-ding of its iconic typewriter last week. The company stopped production at its last typewriter...

The Journey of Rasna

In the 80s, anyone switching on to the national television channel Doordarshan for their daily dose of programmes — be it mythological, children's programme or even Chitrahaar — were greeted with a...

The Tatas Without Ratan

He's packing his bags -- again. December 2012, when he turns 75, is the third scheduled retirement for Ratan Tata. The Tata Group has been at this inflection point twice earlier, and stepped back...

Succeeding a success

IF INDIA were a nation of gamblers, the betting on who will succeed Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata group, would be furious. Since Tata Sons, the holding company for India’s second-biggest...

Ratan Tata Industrial (RTI) Institute

  The below is an article by Kayezad Adajania on his blog slashfundas. Where is my Ratan Tata Industrial (RTI) institute? If you are a Parsi, then the words RTI shouldn't be Greek and Latin to...

Dr. Homi Bhabha Birth Centenary

Article contributed by Parsi Khabar reader Percy Kavarana The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) on Thursday celebrated Dr Homi Bhabha's 99th birth anniversary amidst its Founder's Day festivities...

Tales from Cusrow Baug

by ShwetaTeotia Posted online: Oct 26, 2008 at 0205 hrs A peek into the Parsi bastion in Colaba, which is out of bounds for most Mumbaikars On Colaba Causeway, there is a place that intrigues the...

Karanjia and his Blitz

by Vir Sanghvi in the Hindustan Times When my mother phoned on Friday to tell me that Russy Karanjia had died, I was both sad and worried. I was saddened by his passing: I had, after all, grown up...

Britannia Restaurant

Berry berry good The eatery still maintains its worth with a menu card right out of Iran. You’ll never know what the fuss is about until you actually eat here. This 83-year-old Parsi-Irani eatery is...

Taking pride in caring for elders

The ageing of population is inevitable and an obvious consequence of the process of demographic transition. However, as the country faces a steady growth of the elderly, facilities or institutions...