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Doctors plead for Parsee hosp’s last shot at survival

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Request Hong Kong-based philanthropist couple Pervin and Jal Shroff and Medanta Group to extend their deadline to resolve opposition to the new hospital project. Thirty-seven doctors associated with BD Petit Parsee General Hospital (PGH) have made a last-ditch attempt to save the financially-crippled 107-year-old Cumballa Hill facility. They have appealed to Hong Kong-based philanthropist couple […]

Roadies Real Heroes: Cuttack boy Xerxes makes history

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From a national level sportsman to an entrepreneur to a social worker, Xerxes Diniar Irani’s CV is as variegated as a busy Manhattan street on a Friday evening. Hailing from Cuttack and an alumnus of Stewart School, Xerxes made history by becoming the first-ever contestant from Odisha to qualify for the ‘Culling Round’ of the […]

Trust bans Parsi newsletter from community housing estates

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The ban will come into effect this weekend as the newsletter is published fortnightly. Parsi Junction currently has a circulation of around 5,000 across the city and news of the ban has triggered criticism from its readers. Parsi Junction, a newsletter which was critical of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) Trust, the biggest Parsi-Zoroastrian representative […]

Parsi Home Truths

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Celebrate Navroz at the Parsi speciality restaurant Soda Bottle Opener Wala with a meal that is reminiscent of home style cooking. The Bhonu includes a specially-curated menu of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options for the feast. The Vegetarian Bhonu comprises of Saria, Sprouted kachumber salad, Gajar nu aachar, Papeta papti nu shak, Vegetable cheese pattice and Masala ni daal. The Non-vegetarian […]

To the grand old Parsi ladies of the Time & Talents Club

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Kunal Vijayakar looks back on Victory Stall, forgotten gems and one of the most precious recipe books in the city’s history. Goolu, Siloo, Sheroo, Dolly, Polly, Jeroo, Aloo. These names sound like they come from another world. You could actually imagine all of them sitting around cups of tea, Swiss rolls and banoffee pies or […]

Jhalawar’s century-old Parsi theatre getting a facelift

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The Parsi Opera Theatre was constructed by the Maharaja Bhawani Singh of Jhalawar in 1921 and will complete 100 years in 2021. Nearly half the work in the restoration and facelifting of the century-old Parsi Opera Theatre at Bhawani Natyashala in Jhalawar has been completed, state government officials said. The Rajasthan archaeology and museum department […]