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After opposition from community, ₹160cr deal for Parsi hospital scrapped

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After infighting within the community, a Hong Kong-based Parsi tycoon and his wife have decided to call off the ₹160-crore deal that would have helped revive the Parsee General Hospital (PGH) at Breach Candy. A committee member of the hospital said the deal was cancelled because of “administrative bureaucracy, legal challenges and disruptive opposition from […]

Jiyo Parsi’s baby boom: 207 born in five years, 12 more on the way

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After four failed attempts of intrauterine insemination (IUI) and two failed cycles of invitro fertilisation (IVF), 47-year-old Mumbai resident Parul Turel was doubtful if she would ever become a mother. Though determined to face physical pain, the financial drain due to the fertility treatment had started to hit her. But in November 2017, at the […]

Congratulations !!! Sohrab Khushrushahi Vogue Fitness Expert of the Year

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Whether you’re a beauty connoisseur or a Bollywood fan, chances are you’ve been keeping tabs on Vogue India’s annual beauty extravaganza. Each year, VBA celebrates the best of the best in the beauty industry, and has only become grander by the year. Mumbai’s JW Marriott hotel, Juhu, lit up with Bollywood stars and the country’s […]

Mumbai’s Britannia restaurant loses its Kohinoor

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97-year-old Boman Kohinoor passed away on September 25. No longer will patrons at Mumbai’s Britannia & Co be told that they’re too skinny and they must eat more. No longer will they be persuaded into ordering ‘something sweet’ to end their meals. No longer will they hear tales and be shown photographic evidence about how the […]

Journey of the Parsi petal with Ashdeen Lilaowala

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Ashdeen’s floral bouquet takes its cue from Japan this season, as seen on Gara saris, blouses and kimonos. There is a quality of depth to Ashdeen Lilaowala’s blooms that is only getting better with age. At 39, the textile designer has spent the last 15 years researching the legacy of the Parsi Gara, ancient techniques […]

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 […]