Month: December 2007 Articles

Ratan Tata turns 70 today

Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata turns 70 today (December 28, 2007). Among Asia's business titans, Ratan N. Tata stands out for his modesty. The chairman of the Tata Group - India's biggest conglomerate, with businesses ranging from software, cars,...

Tower of Silence, Zoroastrian charnel house

A Tower of Silence is the place where Zoroastrians laid their dead to rest in the life-giving power of the sun. Zarathustra is the ancient Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism 3500 years ago....

Framji Dadabhoy Alpaiwalla Museum

Community treasures The more popular spot off Hughes Road might be a city bookstore but a rewarding experience awaits the curious at the Khareghat Memorial Hall, in the Khareghat Colony a few metres...

Sanaya Ichhaporia: On The Right Track

Her favourite subject is history and she has already made history. Sanaya Ichhaporia, a VIII standard student from Christ Church school, is the only athlete to have ever set two records in the MSSA...

Among the Zoroastrians

The Washington Post has a great feature titled “Among the Zoroastrians” Jackie Lyden vividly brings out the culture and lives of the few Zoroastrians still living in the desert plateau of Yazd,...

Resurrecting Feroze Gandhi

Bharuch, a bustling town in south Gujarat known for its peanuts, may not be an Allahabad or Amethi for the Gandhi family, but it is getting special treatment from the Congress. The party is going...

Farzeen Daver: A ‘Sari’ affair!

Not just popular in its traditional avatar, the Parsi gara with a 'contemporary twist' is also making waves today, finds Ismat Tahseen MUMBAI: A Tag Heuer watch, Jimmy Choo suede boots and Kenneth...

Zarina Mehta: An Interview

Founder Member UTV & CEO bindass 11:00 am Wake up time! I love to sleep as late as possible on a Sunday. My idea of a terrific Sunday is to laze, eat and spend time with my family. 11 am -12.30 pm...

Spinning the yarn

Perveez Aggarwal tells story behind her creation: the traditional Parsi gara embroidery MUMBAI: She wears her years as gracefully as she does her saris. Parveez Aggarwal became a model by chance, at...

Giving up the Ghosts

By Farrukh Dhondy My twenty something daughter refused to sleep in her own room the other night. She had memories of the room at the back of the house on the first floor not far from where the other...

Tanaaz plays mom to hubby

Tanaaz and hubby Bakhtyaar Irani love to have fun. In fact, "we are both mad" is how they describe themselves. Now the two are set to do something even more crazy. Tanaaz will play Bakhtyaar's...