Month: February 2007 Articles

The TATA Group

The Tata family has a tiny stake in Tata Sons, the holding company which owns the controlling stake in all the companies under the banner. Ratan Tata himself is said to own about one per cent stake in Tata Sons. Around 65 per cent of the shares in...

Steeled to succeed: Ratan Tata

Steeled to succeed With his aggressive bidding for Corus, the low-profile Ratan Tata has catapulted Tata steel to the fifth-largest steel manufacturing unit in the world. It seems for this trained...

Sonia buries ‘drug’ for Parsis

Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s intrepid letter writing activity, one particular missive — in no way as contentious as her intervention on FDI in retail — stands out for reaching out to a...

Flaunting Dominion in Ancient Iran

The opening of Asia Society's glinting and glowing show of pre-Islamic art from Iran turned into something of a cliffhanger late last week when dozens of objects coming from Paris were held up by...

Persian Festival in Mumbai

As a prelude to eight-day Persian festival in Mumbai, the grandeur of the Persian empire is being re-awakened by the city architect Jimmy Mistry in the heart of the metropolis. It intends to...

JRD Tata and The Infosys Story

It was probably the April of 1974. Bangalore was getting warm and gulmohars were blooming at the IISc campus. I was the only girl in my postgraduate department and was staying at the ladies' hostel....

Vote For Parsi Khabar

We are very happy to inform you that Parsi Khabar has been nominated in the "Best Topical Blog" for the Indibloggies Award. The Indibloggies are the Filmfare Awards of the blogging world. If you...

Parsi theatre academy to come up in Surat

To breathe a new life into Parsi theatre in the state, the first ever Parsi theatre academy in the country will start functioning soon in Surat. The academy is expected to play a crucial role in...

HC verdict on Parsi trust row soon

Come Thursday and the Parsi community will know whether most of the trustees including chairperson Minoo Shroff can continue on the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) board. The Bombay high court will on...

Dwindling Numbers in India

Concerns for dwindling numbers. Seminars on how to save their race. In 1940, when their number in India was a sizeable 1.14 lakh, the community probably never imagined that 67 years later, it would...

Air India Symbol Undergoes Change

“People trust Air India to carry those nearest and dearest to them, even when they themselves might fly on another airline!” Recognising from carriers like Singapore Airlines how valuable a...

Rebel Parsis ready with agiary plan

A group of reformists acquires land at Malad to build a fire temple that will be open to even spouses of community members married outside the fold It could be an event quite unprecedented in the...

Independent, but serious contenders

From unlikely parties like the AIADMK to the various rebels and activist-independents contesting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the top brass of every major political party is scanning the...

Tata – integral part of Indian life

We also make steel. This was the triumphant punch line of a happy Tata Steel television commercial not very long ago. The commercial wasn't wide of the mark. If you wake up in India, you are likely...

Iranian minorities to attend Bahman 22 rallies

Deputy head of Tehran's Zoroastrians Association said here on Saturday that members of all Iranian religious minorities, along with their Muslim brothers, will attend Bahman 22 rallies marking the...

Modi, Mody & Co

There are two Mr Modis I know in Gujarat. One spells his surname with an ‘i’, the other with a ‘y’. Narendra Modi is a familiar household name. He is the Chief Minister of a ‘Vibrant...

Being Boman Irani

From playing the eccentric Dr Asthana in Munnabhai MBBS to the boisterous Lucky Singh in Lago Raho Munnabhai, Boman Irani has played characters everyone can relate to. In a chat with CNN-IBN’s...