Sports Articles

MJ Bhumgara: In early 20th century, a Parsi cricketer from Surat was a star in Los Angeles

Parsi cricketer MJ Bhumgara, a personal friend of KS Ranjitsinhji, was recognized as a proficient 'twirler' spinner in the cricketing world of early 20th century California.Article by Avijit Ghosh | TNN NEW DELHI: USA cricketers with an India...
Blood, sweat and Percy-verence!

Blood, sweat and Percy-verence!

Percy Hakim, 85, legendary swimming and water polo coach, mentor to a legion of Mumbai swimmers and water polo players, passed away on Sunday. He was cremated at Shivaji Park on Monday morningPercy...

Goodbye, Mehli Irani !

Goodbye, Mehli Irani !

Former Mumbai batsman passes away in Dubai at 90; will be known for his long club cricket journey that spanned generationsMehli Irani at the Bombay Gymkhana. Pic/mid-day archivesIt seems only...

The Parsis who pedalled across the world

The Parsis who pedalled across the world

‘The Bicycle Diaries’ details how 12 cyclists set out as global explorers from 1923 to 1942 Last November, tired of being cooped up at home, travel enthusiasts Bakcen George, Allwyn Joseph and...

Zoroastrian Chess Club: Join Now

Zoroastrian Chess Club: Join Now

Our dear friend Hormazd Godrej writes in to inform us about a new initiative that he along with his friends have started. Zoroastrian Chess Club Hormuz writes…. “A group of friends and family...

The Parsee pioneers of 1886

The Parsee pioneers of 1886

More than 130 years after a team made up entirely of Parsees arrived in the UK for India’s first international cricket tour, a group from England travelled in the opposite direction to honour those...

Beyond winning and losing

Beyond winning and losing

SEEING the legendary Farokh Engineer among the spectators at the Old Trafford, with his shock of curly white hair and a Falstaffian girth that seemed to meld nicely with his incorrigibly impish...

Percy Bahmani: Parsi Powerlifter

Percy Bahmani: Parsi Powerlifter

Why this veteran has set his hopes for a dying community on a weightlifting competition. Percy Farhad Bahmani runs a farm in Dahanu. But his calm exterior hides a great love and passion for martial...

Lobsters in Cricket: The Parsee Connection

Lobsters in Cricket: The Parsee Connection

While lob bowling was undergoing a revival in England aided by Walter Humphreys, the Parsee team that visited the country in 1886 did have a few decent bowlers of that type. Arunabha Sengupta looks...

Adil Nargolwala: 28 Marathons and Counting

Adil Nargolwala: 28 Marathons and Counting

When you meet this 47-year-old human resource professional from Delhi, his fitness will inspire you to make new goals for your health. Having made it to the Limca Book of Records, Adil S Nargolwala...

Mickey Mehta: Aamir Khan UnXposed

Our dear friend Mickey Mehta was recently in conversation with Mumbai Radio host Hrishi K. answering some questions. Check out the video below. More about Mickey Mehta here