Month: October 2008 Articles

Croweaters: MP Minoo Bhandara’s Art Gallery To Remain Open

Win for the arts: Croweaters to remain open LAHORE: The family of Bapsi Sidhwa and the late MP Bhandara has renounced its decision to shut down the Croweaters Art Gallery after a large segment of society protested the move, Daily Times learnt on...

After Parsis, Sikhs most prone to breast cancer

Disclaimer: This article was published in the Indian Express. The doctor makes a statement about Parsi women being the most prone to breast cancer. I am posting this article hoping that someone...

First to Vote

Jamshed Adrianvala gets a thrill out of being the first to vote at any election. He was there, before anyone else, at the booth during the recent Parsi Panchayet polls too By Mahafreed Irani An...

Big Fight In Small Community

By Neenaz Ichaporia There's a quiet revolution underway in one of Mumbai's most well recognised minority communities. Over the past two weeks, Parsis have been coming out to vote for whom they'd...

Review: Personal Score – Zubin Mehta

Don't look for cheap thrills in Zubin Mehta's autobiography By Rekha DixitI thought it would be hypocritical to write about how good I am, so I've been very candid in my autobiography," said Zubin...

Gieve Patel: Mister Behram

Mister Behram and Other Plays puts the spotlight on Gieve Patel, the dramatist Decades have passed since the talented cast and crew of Princes, Savaksa and Mister Behram took a bow. Their stage run...

Parsick Politics

Elderly patients from the Parsi ward of Sir J J Hospital were taken to Colaba on October 11 to vote for elections to the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trust by a candidate without the permission of...

I didnt pull girl off chair: Jehangirji

MUMBAI: On October 5, The Times of India reported a quarrel that took place on the first day of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet elections. The daughter of Khojeste Mistree, who is one of the candidates,...

Parsi Panchayat’s tryst with democracy

By H P Ranina A new chapter has opened in the 300-year-old history of the Bombay Parsi Panchayet (BPP) with the first round of elections having started last Saturday. After years of apathy, the...

The Parsis of South Bombay

By Aakar Patel No Indian community internalised the civilising mission of the British as did the Parsis. Only 50,000 remain, mainly in South Bombay, the most disciplined and cultured part of India....

Parsi elections begin today

By Mahafreed Irani Saturday, October 04, 2008 04:00 IST For the past one month, 83-year-old Peshotan Unwala has been bombarded with pamphlets. But unlike the usual leaflets announcing the opening of...

Ring in the Symphony

By Anil Dharker Zubin Mehta will be in Mumbai again this month and whichever orchestra he brings with him and whatever music they play, the frenzy is always the s ame. For a lot of Mumbaikars (and...

Parsi Landmarks of SoBo

Clamber on for a tour of three Parsi landmarks in the heart of SoBo, each with an interesting story to tell. Mithila Mehta gets you the details Cusrow baug and its interiors The Parsi community in...