Italian Paper Hails Yazd as Shining Pearl of Iran

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An Italian daily newspaper has described the historic city of Yazd in central Iran as one of the major cultural heritage sites registered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In the report, La Stampa elaborates on the unique features of Yazd saying the city is shining like a pearl in the […]

Zoroastrians in India to explore cultural boundaries

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An annual tour is bringing together young Zoroastrians from across the world to explore their culture in India and even find a partner. As the tall blue bus rounds the corner of Mumbai’s Crawford Market on to Mohammed Ali Road, the Sunday morning street traders squint up at the tourists assembled on its open upper […]

Food Paves a Parsi-Jewish Passage to India

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Locals gathered for a night of cultural experiences during Challah Walla Vol. 2. Food’s power to educate people about cultures united Parsi chef Meherwan Irani (owner of Chai Pani), Jewish chefs Todd Ginsberg (The General Muir) and Eli Kirshtein (formerly The Luminary), and Indian chef Archna Becker (Bhojanic) for Challah Walla, an evening of delicious […]

10 Facts about Nanavati Case: A murder that India never forgot.

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Nanavati vs State was a murder case which shook the nation. As Bombay Daily Blitz had quoted then ‘Three bullets that shook the nation’. The background of a full story An Indian Naval Officer, Kamas Maneckshaw Nanavati, was settled in Mumbai with his wife and two children. His work required him to be away from […]

XYZ Athletic Meet 2018

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XYZ Athletic Meet is back on Sunday, 28th January 2018 Time: 9 am to 5 pm Venue: University Sports Pavilion, Marine Lines. Participation in this event is restricted to XYZ Members / Parents / Volunteers ONLY.   Age Groups (Date of Birth as on 31 st January 2018) A. Under 7 B. Under 10 C. […]

Celebrating Basu Chatterjee’s Khatta Meetha — birthday special

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On the filmmaker’s 88th birthday (10 January), we revisit his 1978 family film which turns 40 this year. Acclaimed writer-director Basu Chatterjee, whose films defined the middle-of-the-road films of the 1970s and early 1980s, was born on 10 January 1930. After assisting director Basu Bhattacharya on Teesri Kasam (1966), he made his directorial debut with […]

Timeless touch of Gara saris

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Ahmedabad: Pearl Sabavala, Gujarat zonal head of HDFC Bank, wears a special sari when she attends prominent events or award ceremonies. This sari is over a century old Gara – intricately hand-embroidered silk sari – which she considers a prized possession. “The sari belonged to my maternal grandmother, who passed it on to my mother […]

Meet Meher Tatna, the Indian-origin woman behind Golden Globe Awards

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Meher Tatna proudly displayed her Time’s Up button that have been worn by attendees to show that the time when powerful people exploited their position was now over. In a total ‘blackout’ by most of the Golden Globe attendees in solidarity with women who have been sexually abused in Hollywood and American television industry, there […]

Parsis want clarity in Kemps Corner community hospital deal

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Last week, the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trust, the largest representative body of India’s Parsi-Zoroastrians, announced that its trustees and the officials of the B D Parsee General Hospital have unanimously decided to promote a new secular wing in the compound of the hospital. The announcement said that a Zoroastrian couple, members of a business […]

Gandevi Parsi Agiyari is in urgent need of Boiwala

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As forwarded: Dear friends Gandevi Parsi Agiyari is in urgent need of Boiwala. The Boiwala will be provided food and accommodation facilities as well as he will be paid Rs.1000 per day.If there is any eligible person kindly contact Mr. Homi Minocherhomji -09825766674. PLEASE SHARE THIS EMAIL WITH ALL YOUR PARSI FRIENDS AND ALL THE […]

Five-time Ranji Trophy winner Hoshi Amroliwala passes away

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Hoshang Amroliwala, the former Mumbai cricketer, passed away on Friday (December 29). He was 86 years old. The authorities at the Parsi Tower of Silence in Mumbai confirmed the news. A middle-order batsman and legspinner, Amroliwala, whose first-class career spanned from March 1957 to March 1964, played 44 matches, scoring 1782 runs and picking up […]

Streets of Udvada to get CCTV cameras, free Wi-Fi zones

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Summary: “She said soon every street of Udvada will have CCTV cameras and also free Wi-Fi zones and a primary health centre. She said, “The Iranshah Udvada Utsav is being celebrated for the past two years and it will help bring the whole Parsi community living anywhere in the world together. National Commission for Minorities […]

SC scraps Rs 3 crore deal for over 3k sq m agiary land in Tardeo

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MUMBAI: Fourteen years after a prime Parsi fire temple property in south Mumbai was sold by the trustees to a builder for a paltry Rs 2.95 crore, the Supreme Court has scrapped the deal. The apex court directed the trustees of the B C Batliwala Agiary Trust at Tardeo to return the money to builder […]

Parsis giving a treat to Amdavadis on Dec 29

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Amdavadis, gear up for a ‘Parsi treat’ before the year ends. The Ahmedabad Parsi Panchayat in association with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is all set to bring a first of its kind ‘Parsi fest’ to the city. The fest will be held at 100-year-old Nowrojee Hall in Shahibaug on December 29 and will offer […]