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President of France bestows National Order of Merit on Zubin Karkaria

President of France bestows National Order of Merit on Zubin Karkaria

President of France François Hollande bestows the prestigious National Order of Merit on Zubin Karkaria Zubin Karkaria, CEO – VFS Global, and CEO – Kuoni Group, was appointed ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite’ (Knight of the National Order of Merit) by the President of the French Republic, François Hollande. The prestigious French award was…

Nargis Wadia and Indian advertising’s “Mad Men” years

Nargis Wadia and Indian advertising’s “Mad Men” years

Women were an important part of the ‘60s change. Nargis Wadia didn’t want to be an air-hostess or secretary, and her mother refused to let her become a teacher or doctor. “So she sent me to JJ College to do commercial art, and from there I got into advertising” says Wadia. In 1955 she joined…

Old relatives from Mumbai pay tribute to Jer Bulsara

Old relatives from Mumbai pay tribute to Jer Bulsara

Days after the late British rocker Freddie Mercury’s greatest champion, his mother Jer Bulsara, passed away quietly in her sleep in the UK, a wave of grief has hit Dadar’s Parsi Colony, where the extended Bulsara family continues to live. “I cannot believe Jer kaki is no more,” Jehangir, Freddie’s second cousin, told mid-day at…

Toronto’s Fred Mirza Volunteers  On 74th birthday making Santa Claus Fund boxes

Toronto’s Fred Mirza Volunteers On 74th birthday making Santa Claus Fund boxes

“What better way to pass time?” Mirza has been holding down the mystery warehouse where Santa Fund boxes are packed and organized since September. He says the operation becomes “more high tech” with each passing year. by Laura BeestonStaff Reporter, thestar.com “The brains behind these operations have thought of everything now,” he tells me, “The…

Mistry Vs Tata: Duel of ‘dikras’ has Parsi community shaken and stirred

Mistry Vs Tata: Duel of ‘dikras’ has Parsi community shaken and stirred

A day after the Tata group sacked Cyrus Mistry as chairman and appointed Ratan Tata as interim chairman, there is widespread dismay in the Parsi community at the way events unfolded. “This is a very sorry state of affairs for the community. It was not expected from somebody who is holding a stature this big.…

Patiala court acquits Kobad Gandhy of all charges

Patiala court acquits Kobad Gandhy of all charges

The court of Additional Sessions and District Judge Mohammad Gulzar on Tuesday acquitted Kobad Ghandy, an alleged leader of banned CPI (Maoist), of all charges in a six-year-old case. He was booked by police in 2010 for delivering two “anti-national” speeches at Punjabi University. Article by Manish Sirhindi | The Tribune After his acquittal by…

Cornelia Sorabji Law Program at Oxford

Cornelia Sorabji Law Program at Oxford

Somerville College, Oxford Press Release THE CORNELIA SORABJI LAW PROGRAMME Cornelia Sorabji, the first female law student at Oxford in 1889 continues to provide a pioneering link between India and the University of Oxford. Cornelia Sorabji was not only Somerville College’s first Indian student, but was also the first Indian woman to study at any…

Kobad Zarolia Represents Zoroastrian Faith at Israel Conference on Ancient Faiths

Kobad Zarolia Represents Zoroastrian Faith at Israel Conference on Ancient Faiths

Ervad Kobad Zarolia was invited to represent Zoroastrians at this Conference held in Jerusalem Israel.  This was the brain child of Bawa Jain Secretary General of World Council of Religious Leaders and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel. Religious Leaders of Eastern Religions were invited to have meeting with Israel  Leaders and Jewish Religion Heads.…

Shiavax Jal Vazifdar sworn in as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court

Shiavax Jal Vazifdar sworn in as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court

Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, Acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, was Saturday evening sworn in as permanent Chief Justice of the High Court by Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki at Raj Bhawan. Talking to the media after taking oath, the Chief Justice said the decision on the demand for a separate…

Dadi Balsara: Billionaire who stayed at Taj Mansingh Hotel for 36 years

Dadi Balsara: Billionaire who stayed at Taj Mansingh Hotel for 36 years

The curious story of Dadi Balsara, the Parsi billionaire who stayed at Taj Mansingh Hotel for 36 years Article by by Poulomi Das, businessinsider.in Taj Mansingh Hotel situated in Lutyens Delhi towards the southwest of India Gate is one of the rare examples of Mughal architecture in the city. Constructed entirely out of pink Dholpur…