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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...
Who was Muncherji Cowasji Murzban?

Who was Muncherji Cowasji Murzban?

The Esplanade area was still a blueprint when Muncherji Cowasji Murzban arrived in Bombay in 1863MUMBAI: The Esplanade area was still a blueprint when Muncherji Cowasji Murzban arrived in Bombay in...

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...

Aur, Irani chai

Aur, Irani chai

Zoroastrian, Shia Muslim (Yazdi and Shirazi) and Baha’i Iranian migrants, and of course the Palanpur-hailing Cheliyas, have been feeding this city for over a century with cheap eats and colourful...

Theft attempt at Bhikha Behram well

Theft attempt at Bhikha Behram well

Caretaker of SoBo Grade I heritage site raises alarm after spotting signs of break-in and attempt to pry open the donation box. An unsuccessful theft attempt was made at the heritage Bhikha Behram...

The Secrets of Saher Agiary in Mumbai

The Secrets of Saher Agiary in Mumbai

Meher Mirza takes us on a walk around the delightful Saher Agiary.Mumbai has lost so many of its memories under highways and malls that I am loath to share the few pockets that remain, but I shall...

Dadar Parsi Colony on Instagram

Dadar Parsi Colony on Instagram

It is impossible not to be taken up by the verdant beauty of Dadar Parsi Colony, and it may so happen that the next time you are sauntering through its lanes or driving past its parks, you may take...

Dadar Parsi Colony: A Photo Tour

Dadar Parsi Colony: A Photo Tour

My first encounter with Dadar was back in 2004 when I used to travel from Churchgate to Dadar during the evening rush hour. Most of my journey would go in planning my exit strategy from the crowded...

The mystery of the clock tower deaths

The mystery of the clock tower deaths

A century and a quarter after two Parsi girls fell to their death from the iconic Rajabai Clock Tower in Mumbai, the shocking incident continues to intrigue On 25 April 1891, at about 4pm, Bachubai...