Category Archives: Motorcycling

The Ideal Jawa Yezdi: Motorcycling and the Parsi Connection

Here is a beautiful documentary about the Yezdi motorcycle. Born originally as the Jawa, it was a model made by the legendary Czechoslovakian motorcycle marquee. For decades the Indian motorcycle market consisted of three local manufacturers Rajdoot, Jawa/Yezdi, and Bullet Enfield. And the Jawa/Yezdi was the “cafe racer” of the day. I remember riding one…

Freewheeling for a cause: Parsi Bike Rally Mumbai 2008

For the Parsi community in the city, Sunday was Bawas’ day out on bikes. Hundreds of Parsis, both young and those young-at-heart raced their way on their motorcycles from Dadar Parsi colony to Bandra Tata Colony, Andheri and back to Dadar Parsi Colony in a road show that was organised not just to showcase their…

Parsi Bike Rally in Mumbai

Watch out for the Parsi bikers as they criss-cross through the city on January 6 for peace. Organised by the Parsi Resource Group, the rally will begin from the Dadar Parsi Gymkhana. The registration fee is Rs 200 and includes lunch, T-shirt and cap. Click here for more info

Architect Jimmy Mistry: The high of creativity

Maverick architect Jimmy Mistry is an accidental architect who loves the freedom that hospitality design offers him. There are some things you don’t want to know about your architect. Such as a passion for bikes, for instance. When you’re looking for an architect to design your home, or office, you don’t want someone who’ll necessarily…Read More

Parsi youths come together

Mumbai, December 10: The message was clear. The Parsis are here to stay and pave way for their next generation through their innovative Parsi Resource Group (PGR) programme. At least, that was the idea which over 1,500 Parsis wanted to get across to the public who feels they are a dwindling lot. Brainchild of architect…Read More