Month: February 2014 Articles

“Flex, Feroze !”

A Parsi tradition is back in the spotlight Alittle-known fact about the Parsi community is that they are also great connoisseurs of the body. One winter’s evening every year, hundreds of them throng a dusty mid-town baug in Mumbai to celebrate the...

The Godrej Game-Plan

  Ace industrialist Adi Godrej, Chairman of the 117-yearold Godrej Group and one of India’s leading business icons, has led the company’s shift from being a family enterprise to a modern...

A Burning Question

Mumbai’s Parsis find themselves divided over a crematorium for those who’d rather not opt for the traditional Towers of Silence. By Lhendup G Bhutia |OPEN Magazine When Dinshaw Tamboly was about...

The grace and movement of ‘Gara’

It is fashionable amongst engineers and systemic solution experts to talk about India’s last mile problem. It applies to roads, power plants, and pretty much any type of construction, they will say....

Afterglow: National Award Winning Film

Written and Directed by Kaushal Oza, "Afterglow" is a tragi-comic piece about a Parsi widow who has just lost her husband and the condolence visitors who come in to offer their mock sympathy. It won...

Perin Pudumjee Coyaji And Avestan Calligraphy

With every Avestan letter I mastered, I felt like I was securing a piece of Zoroastrian culture’ Perin Pudumjee Coyaji is the only person in the world to have written a book of Kusti prayers in...