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A breakfast date with the Parsis of Chennai

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Chennai’s Parsi community break brun at their Dharamshala for Madras Week, to explain their history and unique culture over multiple cups of mint chai, generously buttered buns, and eggs akuri Zareer Daruwala pulls one sparkling toran after another out of a bag, gently holding each up in the early morning sunshine to display its delicate […]

Mumbai: Metro 3 affects iconic library

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Percy Wadia, a staff member of the library told the Free Press Journal that they have around 3, 000 members as the regular visitors to the library before the Metro work began. Jamshetjee Nessarwanjee Petit Institute and Library at Fort (JN Petit Institute) is witnessing fewer visitors due to the ongoing Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ (Metro-3) work. Percy […]

Most Decorated Parsi In CANADA

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The National Ethnic Press and Media Council Of Canada recently honoured and Awarded Adil D. Mama with their Medal for his many years of Distinguished and Outstanding Services to The People and the Government of Canada and was given all the rights, privileges and honours afforded as an Honorary Member of the Board of Directors. […]

She kept three generations from going under

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A swimming coach for 51 years, she trained national champions; was Olympian Michael Klim’s first coach I’m just glad I still do what I love most, teach swimming. When you love what you do, I don’t think there is any other way,” SoBo’s legendary swimming coach Khorshed Bhathena used to say until she passed away […]

Dadar Parsee Gymkhana Under Threat

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It is time that every member knows the untold story that no trustee or managing committee member will ever tell you. What follows is the TRUTH and we challenge the TRSUTEES & the MANAGING COMMITTEE to deny the same. Let us tell you’ll what the burning issue is which should be actually tackled instead of […]

Understanding 20th century Parsi theatre

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During 1857- 1930 big theatre companies which were largely owned by Parsi business community flourished which used to showcase plays in Gujarati, Hindi and Urdu languages. In the early 1900s, some Parsi theatre producer switched off to new media called by bioscope and ultimately became film producers. Parsi communities life has theatre as its integral […]

Three prime Parsi baugs told to cough up over Rs 35 crore for lease renewals

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The city collector has issued demand notices to the city’s largest private landlord, Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP), for various properties, including prominent residential baugs built by industrialist Nusli Wadia’s family in the last century. Land leases of three landmark Parsi enclaves- Rustom Baug and Jer Baug at Byculla, and Ness Baug at Nana Chowk-that came […]