Month: February 2008 Articles

Indian Business Empire Eyes Global Role

A dozen years ago, many believed that India's Tata Group - the country's oldest and largest conglomerate - was a bloated behemoth that would eventually go under. Instead, it has become a powerhouse in the 21st century, focusing on core businesses...

Parsi fascination

I first went to Bombay when I was 14 or 15. An uncle worked for an antique store inside the Taj, then the grandest hotel in India, and lived in a rented flat in Bandra. The journalistic offerings of...

Vultures on the brink

The Indian government has a big job on its hands. It is accused today of ‘overseeing’ the decline of tigers. Another iconic creature, the vulture, is also on the brink of extinction and the...

Sooni Taraporevala to direct Little Zizou

John Abraham has added another feather to his hat with his presence in the directorial debut of the internationally acclaimed photographer and screenplay writer, Sooni Taraporevala. The film titled...

Adaptable cooks

Indian Parsis, originally from Persia, absorbed various cultures' cuisines and made them their own On a cool, gray San Francisco morning, Niloufer Ichaporia King, the author of My Bombay Kitchen:...

Jeroo Mulla: Change Through Films

Interview by Mahafreed Irani for DNA India. Jeroo Mulla is the head of department of Social Communications Media at Sophia Polytechnic. She has taught film appreciation for the last 24 years. She...

Jeroo Mulla: Change Through Films

Interview by Mahafreed Irani for DNA India. Jeroo Mulla is the head of department of Social Communications Media at Sophia Polytechnic. She has taught film appreciation for the last 24 years. She...

The battle of Mumbai

Original article by Deepak Lokhande in the Mid-Day Should I be wasting another 400 words on what went on in our city during the last week? I should. For over two weeks, the city remained hostage to...

Nauheed Cyrusi Actor

My taste buds are truly blessed for having inherited both, Iranian and Parsi blood. I get to eat the usual Parsi fare every day, and also get the opportunity to devour the not-so-common Iranian...

Narrow escape for Parsi priests, their families

It was sheer luck that saved three Parsi priests and their family members when the earth caved in the adjoining land where construction work was in progress on Thursday killing a labourer. The roof...

Bombay central

by Haseena Jethmalani in the Indian Express. Come December and I await invitations from our Parsi friends with bated breath. For me, it’s more about the food, though the bhonu is to die for and the...

Boeing partners with Tata for plane parts

Airplane maker creates partnership with India's Tata to make more than $500 million in aerospace components. Boeing and Tata have formed a joint venture for $500 million in aerospace components....

No identity crisis

There was a time when Parsi businessmen and industrialists from Mumbai preferred to employ the ‘Marathi manoos’ in their offices, for he was hard-working, sincere and honest. He had respect for...

Open up to world, Zoroastrians told

Original article published in the TOI He is a man of peace. But whenever he dwells upon the crisis that has begun to loom large over the Zoroastrian community in terms of their dwindling numbers,...

Karanjia and his Blitz

by Vir Sanghvi in the Hindustan Times When my mother phoned on Friday to tell me that Russy Karanjia had died, I was both sad and worried. I was saddened by his passing: I had, after all, grown up...

Report: 4th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress

Back to the future? this oxymoron was the tag line, the usp for the 4th World Zoroastrian Congress at Ballarat this Australian summer. I was there. And I went back to the future. When I heard the...

Remembering Russy Karanjia

Remembering Russy Karanjia, who died yesterday, exactly 67 years after he founded Blitz, India’s greatest tabloid weekly The story of the life of Russy Karanjia is intimately tied up with the story...

Why Blame Ratan Tata for the Nano?

That is the title of a wonderful article by Govindraj Ethiraj. It is the only sensible arguement I have read amongst all the people who are gunning for Ratan Tata for creating more traffic and chaos...