Mumbai Articles

80-plus Irani brothers with a zest for life die of Covid-19 in Mumbai

Everyone who has known of the Ferzandi brothers — Darius, 85 and Plumarz, 81 succumbing to the deadly coronavirus within weeks of each other last month, have been aching with memories of the two bespectacled old Parsi men. Darius was a fixture at...

Parsi children return to roots

Religion is best understood by children when it is not preached pedantically. A testimony to this was Zochild Day organized by the Zoroastrian Children's Foundation (ZCF) at Shanmukhananda hall in...

Theobroma opens in Bandra

As patisserie Theobroma opens its second outlet we talk to owner Kainaz Messman about the toils and joys (not to mention kilos of cocoa) involved in satisfying Mumbai's sweet tooth. By Alisha Patel...

The Story of the Taj Mahal Hotel

The Taj Mahal Hotel was founded, according to legend, after Jamsetji Tata was refused entrance into a European-owned hotel which displayed a sign forbidding entry to dogs and Indians. He vowed to...

Bombay Panjrapole

If you aren’t looking for it, you’d probably miss it. Tucked somewhere in the by-lanes of the crowded Bhuleshwar bazaar is the Bombay Panjrapole, a 176-year-old infirmary that primarily looks after...

Nanabhoy made mota-bhai Mumbai

Fleeing from tormentors in the Middle-East, this community first found refuge in Gujarat. They speak the Gujarati language and every chronicle of Mumbai’s history has them at the centrestage. By...

Jam-e-Jamshed: Return to the fold

With a new editor taking over Jam-e-Jamshed, the recently acquired reformist views of the 177-year-old Parsi weekly may be toned down By Manoj R Nair / Mumbai Mirror On Sunday, readers of...

Alice in Bhuleshwar: Kaiwan Mehta

A book review of Alice in Bhuleshwar: Navigating A Mumbai Neighbourhood by Kaiwan Mehta While wandering through the streets of Mumbai's old town, Kaiwan Mehta comes across a Venetian-style bust of a...

All Parsi Quiz Results Announced

Team Flashy consisting of Homiar Hathiram, Farhad Choksi and Eric Mehta won the Annual All - Parsi Quiz contest took place on Sunday Novermber 22, 2009 at the Rustom Baug Pavilion. There were twenty...

Paris Bakery

The opening line from an old and much loved nursery rhyme buzzed around my ears, as I walked to the romantically named Paris Bakery recently. The origin of the name of this perennially crowded shop,...

The Parsis in Colonies

This is a hilarious forward sent to us by dear family friend and regular Parsi Khabar reader Bakhtavar Mistry. BE PROUD as After the the British colonies there is only the parsi colonies on which...

3,215 new flats for Parsis on anvil

Resourceful minority communities in the city are doing all they can to keep their flock together. Close on the heels of Dawoodi Bohra spiritual leader Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin’s initiative to...

The Other Mumbai

An Acclaimed Screenwriter's Latest Film Takes on Indian Zoroastrianism   In the film "Little Zizou," 10-year-old Liana asks her friend Xerxes if he knows where their people, known as Parsis,...

Inside the young Parsi mind

Cosmopolitan or confused? Liberal or conservative? For almost every term that can describe the Parsi youth, the opposite also holds true. To understand the mindset of the young Parsi, Lata Narayan,...

Parsis reduced to tears for homes

As if the 25-year wait for a house was not enough, allegations that she and many like her lied to get a house became too much for a 55-year-old Parsi woman at the charity commissioner’s office on...

The Parsi Connection

The below article appeared in the Spanish press, in the aftermath of the Mumbai terrorist attacks of 26/11. Parsi Khabar's Editor Mehernaaz Sam Wadia was interviewed for this article. The original...