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Art explores cultural identity and sexuality

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Bildungsroman is a rather unusual title for a first solo exhibition at Uxbridge, Malcolm Smith Gallery. Areez Katki says he likes the sound of it. “I’ve always liked the word and really wanted to work with Bildungsroman as the format and possibly part of a working title for this exhibition. “As a narrative trope it […]

UMA’s Cyrus Meher-Homji awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

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Cyrus Meher-Homji, General Manager, Classics and Jazz, Universal Music Australia is among those awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) today as part of the Australia Day 2019 Honours List. Awarded for his service to the performing arts, particularly through music, Meher-Homji’s honour is approved by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, representative of the […]

TRIPLE crown at the Maharashtra State Selection Tournament – Badminton

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I recently participated in the Senior ( Maharashtra) State Veteran Badminton Selections held from Dec. 12th to Dec. 16th 2018 – held at the Bombay Gymkhana courts . I Won the TRIPLE crown at the Maharashtra State Selection Tournament winning the 45+ Women Singles, 45+ Womens Doubles and 45+ Mixed Doubles titles. I have just […]

From Persia with love: How an Empress transformed Iran with art

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Dubbed “the Jackie Kennedy of the Middle East”, Farah Pahlavi built a world-class collection of modern art before she and her husband were exiled. Now 80, she reflects on her beloved country. Time was when Farah Pahlavi could paralyse parts of Manhattan merely through word of her presence. One time in the late 1970s, police on […]

145-year-old Parsi agiyari in Rajkot battered by encroachments

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RAJKOT: The only agiyari (fire temple), holy place of worship for Zoroastrians or Parsis in Rajkot, has been battered by encroachments from nearby residents, causing irreparable damage to the 145-year-old structure. According to trustees Rajkot Zarthosty Anjuman Trust that manages the agiyari, despite their representations to the Rajkot Municipal Commissioner and district collector, there has […]

Double delight: Ahead of Chinese New Year, Parsi man’s fortune cookies spread some cheer

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Though fortune cookies have nothing to do with authentic Chinese culture, they are predominantly served as complementary after-dinner treats in Chinese restaurants across the world. Zyros Zend walks into the Yazdani Bakery, located in a bylane of the city’s busy office area near Flora Fountain. He distributes fortune cookies among customers enjoying their afternoon tea […]