Month: January 2014 Articles

Sooni Taraporevala and Keki Daruwalla Bestowed Padma Shri in 2014

Good friend of Parsi Khabar, and amazing script writer, film maker and photographer Sooni Taraporevala was one of the two Parsis bestowed with the Padma Shri on the occassion of the 65th Republic Day of India. This award is bestowed by the...

Mehr Fardoonji: A greenie with gusto

Die-hard nature lover and ecologist Mehr Fardoonji talks to P. Sujatha Varma about reversing the bio-diversity crisis We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever; the goal is to create something that...

How Bombay’s Parsis cracked the opium trade

In the opening chapter of Amitav Ghosh's River of Smoke, Bahram Modi of Navsari, recently married into the Mistrie family of Bombay, is trying to persuade his wealthy fatherin-law to let him get...

How the Bombay cupcake survived

As yet another Irani café announces its closure, we revisit the history of the Irani’s popular staple, the humble ‘mawa’ cake By Pooja Vir | Livemint The year 1981 saw the release of Manmohan...