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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 […]