Farokh Engineer feels hurt at not getting CK Nayudu award

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MUMBAI: Former India stumper Farokh Engineer on Tuesday expressed disappointment over not getting the coveted Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the BCCI. The 80-year-old former cricketer made public his displeasure on not getting the honour during a media meet held here to announce the second edition of ‘1186 Trophy’. English cricket county […]

Hema Singh: Up and close with the queen of Parsi theatre

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The recipient of the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Acting (2017), Hema Singh is a renowned actor and Associate Professor at the National School of Drama Her loud baritone and chaste Hindustani dialect, with a dash of powerful theatrical voice modulation match perfectly with her strong physical appearance on the stage as well as […]

Savouring A Special Lagan Nu Bhonu By Bawi Bride At Bombay Vintage

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We’ve tucked into a hearty meal at Bombay Vintage quite a few times and are fans of their Crab Ghee Roast. So when they announced a month-long wedding feast menu, ‘Lagan Nu Bhonu’ featuring spectacular delights from the Parsi cuisine, we simply had to visit. Curated with lots of love, dry fruits and ghee, Bawi Bride aka […]

Follow the law, Parsi activist tells Medanta

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Zoru Bathena writes to hospital group chief on legality of deal with B.D. Petit Parsee General Hospital A Parsi community member and activist has written to Medanta Group’s Dr. Naresh Trehan saying if his intentions to run a hospital inside the premises of B.D. Petit Parsee General Hospital (PGH) are noble, he must follow the […]

Gujarat’s Arzan Nagwaswalla keeps Parsi legacy alive in cricket

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Parsis have played an important part in Indian cricket history. Parsis were the first Indian side to visit England in 1886. And around 12 Parsis, such as Farrokh Engineer, Polly Umrigar, Nari Contractor, have played for the Indian cricket teams over the years. The last big name being India women’s captain Diana Edulji. There still […]

Three books on Tata Group launched in its 150th year, at Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest

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In the 150th year of the Tata Group, three independently written books on the Group are being published. The books – ‘The Tata Group: From torchbearers to trailblazers’, ‘The Tata Saga’, and ‘Titan: Inside India’s Most Successful Consumer Brand’ – featuring interesting insights, case studies and success stories as also challenges faced by the Group, were launched today […]

New Jiyo Parsi ad campaign to focus on family care

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The ads will project how a working Parsi couple’s child can be looked after by elderly family members The government-supported Jiyo Parsi scheme meant to arrest the decline in Parsi population will receive a further boost this weekend with the launch of an advertisement campaign showing how three generations of the community can build a symbiotic relationship […]

Mumbai: High Priests Support Petitioners Of Atash Behrams Case

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The religious leaders stated that the sanctity of the fire temples can be preserved only if the ‘Metro 3 underground tunnel totally runs beyond the precincts’ of the Atash Behrams For the first time since a tussle broke out between the Parsi community and the MMRCL over protecting two of their Atash Behrams from Metro […]

Feast on Parsi Delights

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The Parsi community has a long history in Hyderabad.  They first came here in the 18th century at the invitation of Nizam and over a period of time flourished into a small but vibrant community which has played a role in the growth of this city.  The cuisine of the Parsis is quite diverse with […]

Parsi hospital may lose Rs 150cr donation

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The Hong Kong-based Parsi philanthropist couple, Jal and Pervin Shroff, who had promised Rs 150 crore to breathe life into the ailing B D Petit Parsee General Hospital (PGH) at Breach Candy, has threatened to withdraw the pledge if the community fails to reach a consensus on tying up with a private hospital chain. The […]

Inside House of Daaruwala, the café inspired by a Mumbai institution

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The all-day café in Andheri pays homage to the legacy of Irani cafés that once dotted every prominent corner of the city A staple of Mumbai life from the early 20th century, Irani cafés have been on the verge of extinction for a while now. Set up by migrant Iranis, the cafés quickly became a […]