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Meet Arzan Nagwaswalla, the first Parsi to represent the Indian cricket team in over 50 years

It’s widely believed that Nagwaswalla was picked on account of being from Gujarat since Jay Shah has pushed for players from his backyardPlayers coming out of Gujarat have had it good over the last few years, and the ‘talented’ Arzan Nagwaswalla is...
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...

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...