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Restored fire temple opened

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Almost a year after a high priest from the Zoroastrian community had suggested that Godavara Agiary, also known as Gamadia Agiary, should be shut and the fire should be moved to some other location, the Grade II-A heritage structure at Fort was restored and opened to the community on Tuesday. The statement had come in […]

Parsi housing colony leads the way in waste segregation

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Godrej Baug, a Parsi housing colony at Malabar Hill, has been awarded a certificate under the Swachh Bharat Mission for effectively reducing its waste by segregating and recycling it. The colony, managed by the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP), has been composting its kitchen and floral waste while segregating recyclable materials like paper, metal, glass and […]

Govt bats to retain Parsi jury system to protect customs

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NEW DELHI: After enacting a law to make triple talaq a punishable offence, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that jury system to adjudicate matrimonial disputes, including divorce and child custody, through a jury system needed to be retained for the Parsi community. In response to a Parsi woman’s petition challenging several provisions […]

In a shrinking community, one Parsi family chooses Pakistan

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When entering Parsi Colony, the historic architecture of airy mansions with sprawling lawns and large balconies surrounds visitors. Yet there is an eerie silence in the clean, gated enclave. Most of the lofty houses lie empty. Karachi’s once-vibrant Parsi community has shrunk considerably. There is one family, though, that has been living here since 1926 […]

Architect Hormuz Batliboi Transforms an Empty Bed-Stuy Brownstone into a Family-Friendly Triplex

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The late-19th-century brownstones in the Landmark District of Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood are both protected and rapidly changing—sometimes all at once, as in the case of architect Hormuz Batliboi’s own home. “It eschews the either/or paradigm of renovating a historic brownstone in favor of an and/also approach,” Batliboi says of the space, which he transformed from […]

Shirin Vajifdar: She had courage to study dance at a difficult time

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Shirin studied under the great maestro and went for further training in dance to Madame Menaka’s Nrityalayam dance institution at Khandala. In my last column, I shared with readers the history of Madame Menaka, the pioneer who placed classical Kathak dance on the world map in the year 1933 and onwards. In this column, I […]