The Taste with Vir: Renowned chef Cyrus Todiwala’s culinary journey, his restaurant Café Spice Namaste’s closing and possible revival amid coronavirus pandemic

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In this week’s The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes of the legacy of renowned chef, Cyrus Todiwala. From the chef’s early days at Taj Aquada in Goa to currently crowdfunding to reopen his well-known restaurant Café Spice Namaste in a new location, read on…. If you watch food shows on TV — or if you are […]

Coronavirus: Iranian Zoroastrians observe Azargan online

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With the coronavirus capsizing Azargan, Iran’s Zoroastrians on Monday observed the ancient ritual online, IRNA reported. Azargan is a festivity that is observed every year on the 9th of the Zoroastrian month of “Azar” or “Atar” which falls on November 23, Manouchehr Arghavani, the head of Yazd Zoroastrians association, told the news agency that He […]

Paving the way for young Zoroastrian women | Faith Matters

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As perhaps the oldest, though smallest, monotheistic world religion, Zoroastrianism’s patriarchy also influenced Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Women were second-class citizens and frozen out of leadership roles. But even in Zoroastrianism, some women are claiming their rights to become priests today. “Some rules are man-made, and men keep them,” said Khorshed Mehta, 73, a retired […]

A New Glimpse Of Sabavala

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Colaba gallery Akara Art’s latest exhibition looks at the legendary artist’s seven-decade-long career with 15 artworks, most of which will be shown publicly for the first time I’m not a spontaneous painter. I have to make it happen.” Although he described his artistic process in a nutshell, the physicality of Jehangir Sabavala’s work was anything […]

Just Press Priest

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This Parsi gent who spreads the divine word by day and moonlights as a DJ by night has launched his debut hip-hop EP, which has a nuanced aesthetic   It all started with the sole TV that was kept for students in a room at Dadar Athornan Institute, a religious school for Parsi boys who […]

Zoroastrian priests have masked for millennia | Faith Matters

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“Dad, everyone’s wearing a mask!” exclaimed the son of Adi Sidhwa, a Zoroastrian priest, about the COVID mask requirement. “Is it different than yours?” The boy wasn’t referring to his father’s COVID mask but the long, white, cloth one – padan — that Sidhwa, 46, from eastern Bergen County, wears when he presides at the […]

SP Group seeks shares in proposal to separate from Tata Sons

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EwlSP Group seeks pro-rata separation of assets and liabilities The Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group has formally sought to end its relationship with the Tata Sons and has submitted a plan for the same to the Supreme Court. “A selective reduction of capital by extinguishing shares of Tata Sons held by minority shareholders by swapping them […]

This Artwork Changed My Life: Pestonji Bomanji’s “Feeding the Parrot”

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Elephant and Artsy have come together to present This Artwork Changed My Life, a creative collaboration that shares the stories of life-changing encounters with art. A new piece will be published every two weeks on both Elephant and Artsy. Together, our publications want to celebrate the personal and transformative power of art. Out today on Elephant is Joanna Cresswell on Richard Billingham’s Ray’s a Laugh. […]