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Is Parsi Theater on the Verge of Extinction?

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Parsi Theater, which once flourished in India and inspired regional theater and Indian cinema, is struggling to survive. In September, a period play centered on the theme of persecution of Jews by the Romans, played to packed audiences in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh. The play titled Yahudi ki Ladki, was performed as a […]

Parsis’ petitions to retain matrimonial court juries

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Summary: The Supreme Court is hearing a petition that questions the validity of Parsi matrimonial courts that follow a jury system. “She had to go to the Bombay high court with a contempt petition because the alimony was not paid,” said Kapadia. The decision should be quick,” said Napeansea Road resident Viraf Kapadia, who served […]

Scholarship Scheme for Students of Minority Communities, Maharashtra 2017-18

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DESCRIPTION: Minorities Development Department, Government of Maharashtra announces the Scholarship Scheme for Students of Minority Communities, Maharashtra 2017-18 for the poor and meritorious students who are pursuing professional courses in Maharashtra. The communities that are included in this scheme are Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh, Parsi, Jain & Jews. CONTACT DETAILS: Contact No.: 18001025311 E-mail Id: […]

Ex-employee, aide held for ‘threat to kill’ businessman

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Summary: Being under the influence of alcohol, they allegedly threatened building’s watchman and said that they would kill Mistri. THE MUMBAI Police have arrested two persons for allegedly threatening to kill businessman Jimmy Mistri. At around 1 am on November 25, the two accused arrived at Della Tower in Parsi Colony at Dadar. The police […]

Royals’ fan urges Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to visit India on honeymoon

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95-year-old Mumbai cafe owner, who has written regular letters to Queen Elizabeth, advises the couple to have several children Mumbai cafe owner Boman Kohinoor, arguably India’s biggest fan of the British royal family, wants Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to honeymoon in the country and have lots of children. The 95-year-old, who met Prince Harry’s […]

Parsi Divorce Case: I Want to Break Free…

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A petition has challenged the constitutionality of the Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act and could well pave the way for reforms within the minority community ~By Venkatasubramanian A recent judgment of the Supreme Court declaring instantaneous triple talaq unconstitutional appears to have inspired followers of other religions to aspire for similar reform of their personal […]

DADAR PARSI COLONY: A DECO OF PLANS

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HAVE A DECCO – In which we trace the city’s relationship with the architectural style We begin at Koolar & Co. Wood paneling, and black and white tiles on the floor. With a true Deco touch, the cafe arranges itself as a corner-facing display. Step out to walk down Adenwala road with its Copper Pod […]