Category Archives: Institutions

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 temples and Parsi homes. But as historian Daniel J Sheffield explains in his paper, ‘Picturing Prophethood’, they are a “recent innovation” dating back to just…

Parsiana Magazine: A Window Into A Vanishing Culture

Parsiana Magazine: A Window Into A Vanishing Culture

Sustaining Parsiana’s high-quality journalism is quite a task given the declining numbers of people interested in the Parsi way of life. “The Parsi community is such a marvel that it does not need the protection of anyone. It finds its way and protection by its wisdom, intelligence and ability,” proclaimed Mahatma Gandhi in 1931. Yet,…

AirAsia unveils aircraft with JRD Tata livery

JRD Tata was a visionary who established civil aviation in India for the benefit of its people, Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata said on Saturday after unveiling an AirAsia India aircraft with JRD Tata livery. The livery of AirAsia India’s fourth aircraft, unveiled at a function Hyderabad on Saturday and dedicated to the founder…

Wadia Group: Two centuries and beyond

Perhaps India’s oldest conglomerate, the Wadia Group traces its roots back to at least 200 years before the country’s independence. The group’s journey from 1736 till date Article by P.R. Sanjai & Madhura Karnik Live Mint   A file photo of the Wadias (from left) Neville Wadia, Maureen Wadia, Jeh Wadia, Nusli Wadia and Ness…

Godrej group: Unlocking entrepreneurship

The Godrej group’s journey, from making locks and safes to selling processed food and property under the third and fourth generations of owners Article  by Madhura Karnik | Live Mint  Pirojsha Godrej, brother of Godrej group founder Ardeshir Godrej. The duo launched the world’s first soap made without using animal fat, which was later named…

Pakistan’s Institute of Business Administration names centre after Ardeshir Cowasjee

In memory of Ardeshir Cowasjee, one of Pakistan’s most renowned columnists, social activist, and philanthropist, the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi has launched the Ardeshir Cowasjee Centre for Writing. Source: The Tribune, Pakistan Pending its formal inauguration early next year, a soft opening was held in the newly completed Student Centre at the main…

WZOT India Senior Citizen Center Navsari: An Overview in 2013

The Senior Citizen Center run by the WZO Trust Funds India is one of its most important activities. Below is a preface of a detailed brochure describing in text and photographs, the various activities of the center.    "Aagar firdoze baroo-e-Zamin aast, hamin ast wa hamin ast wa hamin ast" (If there is paradise on…

Ratan Tata elected to National Academy of Engineering

Washington: Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata along with eight Indian Americans has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, which is the highest finasteride online professional distinctions accorded to an engineer in the US. The National Academy of Engineering in a statement said that Ratan Tata has been elected as one of…