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Football scholarship: Arzan Todywalla off to U.S College

Former St Kentigern student Arzan Todywalla is off to further his football aspirations after being offered a scholarship at St Mary’s College in Moraga, California.Good enough to trial for Birmingham City as a youngster in 2014, Todywalla is hoping...
Vispi Kharadi Breaks Two World Records in Surat

Vispi Kharadi Breaks Two World Records in Surat

PARSI BREAKS TWO WORLD RECORDS AT SURATVISPI KHARADI IN ONE MINUTE BENT 21 IRON RODS 90 DEGREESYOUTHS PERFORM DANGEROUS STUNT ON A 9 LAYER BEDOF 5600 NAILS(Translated from Gujarati into English from...

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...

The men from Mumbai who cycled around the world

The men from Mumbai who cycled around the world

Between 1923 and 1942, a handful of young Parsi men took off on three expeditions from Mumbai to cycle around the world. A photo exhibition tells their story. Written by Parth Khatau | Indian...

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...

Jehan Daruvala wins 2017 New Zealand Grand Prix

Jehan Daruvala wins 2017 New Zealand Grand Prix

There are only two Grands Prix, outside of Formula 1. Macau has the distinction of hosting one, while the other happens to be the New Zealand Grand Prix. Jehan Daruvala now holds the distinction of...

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

When Little Zizou Gets to Meet Zinedine Zidane

When Little Zizou Gets to Meet Zinedine Zidane

Sooni Taraporevala's debut film saw her son idolising Zinedine Zidane. Now, almost a decade later, he meets the footballer. An elated mother recalls. Article by Sooni Taraporevala | Mumbai Mirror In...

Rayomand Banajee: GearedForGreat In Coversation

Rayomand Banajee: GearedForGreat In Coversation

Rayomand Banajee, ace Indian automobile racer, Formula Go Kart Team owner, coach and a total petrolhead talks about the #GearedForGreat that is currently going on. We had featured this last week...

A True Legacy: Rusi Dinshaw

A True Legacy: Rusi Dinshaw

My uncle, Rusi Nadirshah Dinshaw, was the last of a family of noted gentleman cricketers, and had the notable distinction of being the first non-Muslim and the only Parsi-Zoroastrian to be a member...

Khushnoor Jijina: Mixed Martial Arts in India

Khushnoor Jijina: Mixed Martial Arts in India

Even though MMA or mixed martial arts bouts have been taking place throughout the world since the 1900s, the sport has only recently gained massive popularity in the West with organisations like UFC...

My Tryst with Cricket

My Tryst with Cricket

From time to time we invite readers to contribute. This article is from Havovi Govadia. To use an English phrase ‘cricket is not my cuppa tea’. But living in India, one cannot avoid cricket and...

Mumbai’s Oldest Cricket Clubs

In 19th-century Mumbai, the gentleman's game was often used to show that one's community was superior to another's Article by Dustin Silgardo | Mint On Sunday “The Parsee owes his cricket prosperity...