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PARSI Fire Temple Agiyari Belagavi

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PARSI TEMPLE (Agiyari), opposite Benyon Smith High School, Camp Belagavi The Parsi Fire Temple in Belagavi was consecrated a December 9th, 1891. The temple was built by Kurseji Pestonji Boyce. There is a Dharamshala, a guest house for Parsi travellers and also residences for the priest. In the year 1920, the temple was handed over […]

Evening Snacks Done Right In Bawa Style!

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If you are looking for some light and delicious evening snacks then this is for you!  Indulge in our brand new ‘Cha’ menu coming right from the authentic Bawa’s kitchen with some delicious evening time snacks. Enjoy items like Nutella bun Maska, Kanda Bhajeeyaa, Chicken Cutlet Pao, Irani Chai, Bun Maska and much more to get you in the […]

A timeless tradition

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Solemn and silent, Saher Agiary Fire Temple in Mumbai is an epitome of the peace-loving Parsi philosophy Tucked away in a quaint little lane in Breach Candy, Saher Agiary, a Parsi Fire Temple goes mostly unnoticed. But it came my way recently when I was exploring the quaint neighbourhood. The huge old trees in the […]

RESTAURANT REVIEW: JUMJOJI

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I’m addicted to Parsi food. And criss cross Mumbai looking for it (please see box). So, when I heard that Jumjoji (at Bandra Reclamation, which shut several years ago) has been born again, I rushed to check out one of my most favourite cuisines with my favourite people. From fabulously curated Parsi food walks to […]

Israel Philharmonic bids emotional farewell to Maestro Zubin Mehta

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Conductor, 83, performs one last time at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park to a vast crowd of adoring fans; Mayor hails him as the ‘crown jewel of Israel’s cultural life’ Music lovers came out Saturday night to bid an emotional farewell to Maestro Zubin Mehta on the completion of his impressive 50-year tenure as musical director […]

‘Theatre is not a stepping stone for cinema’

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I have done many other things. First, I thought of becoming a psychologist. It has been 35 years since Shernaz Patel debuted with the play, The Diary of Anne Frank. Excerpts from her time in Indian theatre and Bollywood: You grew up absorbing Gujarati Parsi theatre, and yet most of your plays are in English, […]

Why King Xerxes Preferred Gardening To War

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Xerxes, the fifth king in the line of the Achaemenid rulers (b. 519 BC) is the first king in history who could not just go past by a beautiful tree while on his way to punish the Athenians and Spartas. Xerxes before becoming a king was the viceroy of Babylon. He was far more enthused […]