The veiled history of India’s first woman lawyer

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Madame Cama is not the only right answer to the trivia question: “Name an Indian social reformer who wore her saris the other way around”. Cornelia Sorabji, India’s first woman lawyer, was an equally arresting figure of colonial India, a well-spoken, complicated personality who sheathed herself in brilliant silk Parsi-style saris paired with elaborate Victorian […]

Mumbai Parsi bungalow up for sale, may fetch crores

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A dilapidated, early 20th century bungalow property belonging to a Parsi trust in the prime sea-facing Bandra Bandstand area is on sale and could fetch a couple of hundred crores given its location. The property is situated close to Taj Lands End hotel. The one-acre plot is controlled by the Bandra Parsi Convalescent Home Trust, […]

Migrated but kept flat? Parsis must give ’em up

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MUMBAI: Is it fair to keep low rent, charity apartments in prime localities of the city locked while the tenants have migrated to the US or Canada? The Bombay Parsi Punchayat (BPP), the city’s biggest private landlord which controls over 5,500 flats meant for the ParsiI-rani community, does not think so. It has been issuing […]

When is Parsi New Year 2019, know culture and traditions

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The festival is celebrated on the eve of Zoroastrian calendar new year. This year, Parsi New Year will fall on 17th August. Parsi New Year, also called Jamshedi Navroz or Pateti, is one of the biggest events for the people who follow Zoroastrianism. It is the celebration of the remittance of the community from evil […]

Rajkot: Century-old Parsi graveyard crying for protection

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RAJKOT: The 100-year old Parsi graveyard in the city is crying for protection. In the last one month, at least seven graves out of the 25 have been dug open by some anti-social elements with an intention to encroach upon the land sprawling 7,741 sq m. On Wednesday, four persons were arrested for trying to […]

Deepali Gupta’s Tata vs Mistry is an insider look at one of India’s biggest corporate wars

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Taking readers to the heart of one of the Indian business community’s biggest upheavals, finance journalist Deepali Gupta’s book Tata vs Mistry: The Battle for India’s Greatest Business Empire is a methodical, smartly researched, bird’s eye view of the inner workings of this sensational corporate war. As the story develops, it also presents itself as a courtroom […]

Jiyo Parsi campaign launches Parsi Shaadi App

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Of the 1700 users who have signed up for the Jiyo Parsi campaign, around 25 percent of the users are from Mumbai and Pune, followed by 8 percent from Gujarat and 5 percent from Delhi On Saturday, the Jiyo Parsi launched a Parsi Shaadi App as part of their ongoing campaign which aims to arrest […]

Oxford honour for Poonawalla

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Cyrus Poonawalla, founder and Chairman of the Serum Institute of India, received an honorary degree from the University of Oxford for his work in the field of life-saving vaccines and philanthropy. Mr. Poonawalla was awarded his degree on Wednesday at the world-famous university’s annual Encaenia academic ceremony alongside Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan as […]

Godrej may see restructuring as clan differs on business strategy

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Consumer goods-to-real estate conglomerate Godrej could see a restructuring as differences have surfaced between family members over the way forward for the 122-year-old, $5-billion enterprise. Group chairman Adi Godrej and his brother Nadir Godrej are on one side while cousins Jamshyd Godrej and Smitha Godrej Crishna are on the other. A TV report said the […]

Jehan Daruvala: Get To Know The Person Behind The Wheel

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Jehan Daruvala is just another Parsi boy from Mumbai. He loves his city, his Parsi food and to win professional motorsport races, spilling champagne on the crowds below while standing on the podium. OK, so he’s not like every other Parsi boy out there. Daruvala grew up in the quiet Dadar Parsi Colony, in Mumbai. […]

SodaBottleOpenerWala launches comic book on Mumbai’s dabbawalas

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For the second time in six years, Mumbai’s much-adored and globally-famed dabbawalas, or tiffin-box carriers, have been immortalised in a special comic book, simply titled “Dabbawala”, brought out by restaurant chain SodaBottleOpenerWala. Penned and illustrated by artist Abhijeet Kini, the comic book was released at a function held at the SodaBottleOpenerWala’s outlet in Palladium, Lower […]