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Ba Humata February 2020 Lecture

FEATURING  BA HUMATA A Prayer, Leadership & Entrepreneurship Global Webinar Series  on Prayer With Action And Action With Prayers by our Thoughtful Priests, Insightful Leaders and Thinking Entrepreneurs THEME: BUILDING HAPPINESS WITH THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (Ashem Vohu) On Sunday, February 7, 2021 8:00 AM Pacific Time 11:00 AM  Eastern Time 9:30 PM Indian Time 4:00 PM GMT Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 834 0882 6220 Passcode: 545117 The Second W...
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The past is a strange country: The paintings of Katayun Saklat

Stained glass designer Katayun Saklat’s paintings, with their disconcerting details, give a dark twist to sweet nostalgia At first glance, Katayun Saklat is just another kindly, elderly lady with a thatch of grey hair. But she is much more than that. She is one of the most accomplished designers of stained glass in India, with her work included in several public and private collections. She is also a painter, working chiefly with oil and watercolour. At 83, Saklat is trying her hand at a new me...
Tags: Art, Europe, London, Life, India, Time, Mumbai, Kashmir, Kolkata, LAHORE, Parsi, Baroda, Katayun Saklat, Grant Lane, Metcalfe Street, Katayun

Pervin Todiwala recognised at the British Curry Awards 2020

Pervin Todiwala, Co-Founder of Café Spice Namaste, was recognised at the 16th annual British Curry Awards, streamed live on 17th December 2020 with comedian Rory Bremner as the host. Pervin was honoured with the Inspirational Woman Award for working tirelessly behind the restaurant businesses, raising two sons, and supporting highly demanded celebrity TV chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE. The British Curry Awards, sponsored by Just Eat, are a landmark event in the hospitality industry calendar. Yesterda...
Tags: UK, London, Life, Best, NHS, Northampton, Midlothian, Saffron, Rory Bremner, Cyrus Todiwala, Food And Beverage, London Sadiq Khan, Pervin, Pervin Todiwala, Pervin Todiwala Co Founder of Café Spice Namaste, Spice Business Magazine

Imagining Zoroaster’s Domestic Life

How did medieval Zoroastrians imagine the family of Zoroaster, the founding figure of their religion? Unlike founders of many other religions about whose time and place we can reach a certain degree of certitude, there has been and still is much scholarly debate over the time, place and even the historicity or otherwise of Zoroaster. The same uncertainty applies to the facts about his family life. What I intend to do in this blog is rather to demonstrate how interpretations of certain aspects ...
Tags: Life, Iran, History, Oxford University, Bombay, Gujarat, Din, Leiden, Jam, Middle, Parsi, Cambridge University Press, Pahlavi, Zoroaster, Bachi Karkaria, Asia Institute

The Literary and Archaeology story of the arrival of the Parsis in India and their dispersal

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya in collaboration with Museum Society of Mumbai cordially invites you to a lecture titled The Literary and Archaeology story of the arrival of the Parsis in India and their dispersal by Dr. Kurush Dalal on Monday, 18th January 2020 at 5:30pm IST To register click here From 2002 to 2004 the WZCF, Mumbai and the IAS, New Delhi conducted an intensive archaeological project, under the auspices of the ICHR and the Tata Trust, at the Me...
Tags: Life, India, Iran, Mumbai, New Delhi, Talks, Tata Trust, Rajasthan, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Dalal, University of Mumbai, ICHR, west coast of India, Kurush Dalal, Sanjan, Museum Society of Mumbai

Bisni Dakhma Restoration at Mumbai Doongarwadi Completed

Below is a report circulated by The Parsee Voice The repairs to the Bisni Dakhma at our hallowed Mumbai Doongerwadi, are finally completed thanks to donations received from certain members of the Parsee community and the unrelenting efforts of the BPP trustees and staff. Under the guidance of Dasturji Dr. F. M. Kotwal, the required ceremonies to restore the spiritual strength of the Dakhmas was undertaken by Ervad Aspandiar Dadachanji and his son Ervad Hormuz, which concluded with the p...
Tags: Asia, Life, CSR, Mumbai, University of Edinburgh, Stockholm, Asia Society, South Mumbai, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, BPP, Doongerwadi, Armaity Tirandaz, Hanging Gardens, Pardiwala, Kotwal, Parsee

Apart from the Serum Institute of India, these are all the companies the Poonawallas own

Take a gander at all the businesses the illustrious Poonawalla family owns and manages in the country and beyond The Poonawalla family is among the wealthiest Indian business clans in the world, with Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, Founder of Serum Institute of India (SII) — the world’s largest vaccine manufacturing plant that produces vaccines for measles, polio, tetanus and now also coronavirus — as its patriarch. He is the seventh richest healthcare billionaire in the world, with his net worth totalling...
Tags: Life, India, Industry, Batmobile, Pune, Soli, Serum Institute of India, SII, Poonawallas, Adar Poonawalla, Pune Municipal Corporation PMC, Poonawalla, Bilthoven Biologicals, Netherlands Government, Forbes However SII, Cyrus Poonawalla Group

Timeless Mahindra: Tracing the roots of Mahindra to the new Thar by Adil Jal Darukhanawala

No matter how much you know about Mahindra or how many Mahindra vehicles you’ve owned, it’s only when you read Adil’s Timeless Mahindra that you’ll realise the ocean of information you missed out on exploring. Article by Arpita Mahendra | Financial Express If you are someone who loves to read about cars then there’s a new and unmissable coffee table book penned by veteran auto journalist, author and historian Adil Jal Darukhanawala. The book titled Timeless Mahindra is quite simply a visuall...
Tags: Books, Life, India, Mahindra, Adil, Adil Jal Darukhanawala, Arpita Mahendra, Mahindra Research Valley MRV

Zend and the midnight concert at Yazdani

Here’s an entertaining story about Yazdani Bakery and Zend Meherwan Zend that was told to me by the blustery Irani baker who passed away on Sunday. He was my friend. And I knew him from when he was a much younger man. Strapping, with a roaring voice, as crusty as the crackling Brun that Yazdani baked. But Zend was also a droll man. I had experience of that. Yazdani was near my newspaper office. Zend would often come over with Mawa Cakes. And stay for a chat. Once he came red in the face. His Ira...
Tags: Life, Russia, Mumbai, Parsi, NCPA, Zend, Irani, Brun, Individuals, Yazdani Bakery, Yazdani, Zend Meherwan Zend, Strapping, Mawa Cakes, Austria Israel, red Kinetic Honda

A Parsi Love affair: An afternoon with Meher and Dara Hansotia in Parsi Dharamsala Kolkata

Meher Caterers 9 Bow Street Kolkata 700012 contact 9831403863
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‘Finally paid off’: Adar Poonawalla thanks PM Modi, DCGI after Covishield gets final approval

Adar Poonawalla, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Serum Institute of India, thanked all stakeholders after Covishield got final nod in India.(REUTERS) ‘Finally paid off’: Adar Poonawalla thanks PM Modi, DCGI after Covishield gets final approval Even before getting the approval from the apex drug controller of India, Serum Institute of India stockpiled about 40-50 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, taking a major risk. By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times,...
Tags: News, Life, India, Astrazeneca, Bill, Oxford University, Gates Foundation, Forbes, Gavi, Melinda Gates Foundation, Serum Institute of India, Drugs Controller General of India DCGI, Indian Council of Medical Research ICMR, Adar Poonawalla, Covishield, Dr Harsh Vardhan

In passing of Yazdani’s Zend, Mumbai has lost a master baker

“Get rid of your cough, eat my ginger biscuit.” The baker who kneaded such happy prescriptions into Mumbai’s gut via the blackboard of the iconic Yazdani bakery in Fort is no more. Zend Meherwan Zend, the jovial co-owner of the six-decade-old Irani bakery who said bread must have a bite to it and who did not let Parkinson’s disease keep him from sipping tea or relishing ice-cream at the cash counter, passed away at age 86 this past Sunday. Article by Sharmila Ganesan Ram | TNN With the departu...
Tags: Life, Mumbai, Bombay, Alexander, Fort, Parkinson, Colaba, Zend, Irani, Food And Beverage, Deepak Rao, Mantralaya, Kurush Dalal, Yazdani, Zend Meherwan Zend, Kalyan Karmakar

‘How To Get Away With Murder,’ ‘The Chi’ Actor Behzad Dabu Signs With A3 Artists Agency

A3 Artists Agency will represent actor Behzad Dabu. Dabu appeared as Simon Drake on How To Get Away with Murder. In the ABC series, Dabu’s character can be seen clashing with the group of interns studying under Viola Davis’ Annalise Keating. He also appeared in five episodes of Lena Waithe’s Showtime series, The Chi. Dabu played Amir. His additional credits include The Lion Guard, Dealbreakers, The Good Place and Chicago P.D. Dabu continues to be managed by Artists First.
Tags: Viola Davis, Film, Abc, Life, Chicago, Showtime, Annalise Keating, Lena Waithe, Dabu, Simon Drake, Behzad Dabu Signs With A3 Artists Agency, Behzad Dabu Dabu, Chi Dabu

F.E.E.D: An Amazing Initiative By Rukhsheen Vajifdar

Pearl Tirandaz who runs the Good Deeds Project highlights the work of Ruksheen Vajifdar F.E.E.D. – Food and Education to Enrich and Develop A social initiative for the betterment of Street Urchins. #GDPwithPearl #gooddeedsproject
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How the Parsis Shaped Theatre in Colonial Bombay

Flops, frauds or community disapproval did not prove obstacles to the growth of the theatre enterprise. Elphinstone Circle in Bombay in the 1870s. Photo: Lee-Warner Collection/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA When one thinks of Horniman Circle – the ring of elegant old buildings in south Mumbai – today, several associations spring to mind: the glossy storefronts of Starbucks and Hermes – the temples of neoliberal globalism; men snoozing on the garden’s shaded benches – a respite from...
Tags: Life, China, Wikipedia, India, Turkey, Iran, Starbucks, Victoria, Theater, Hermès, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bombay, Madras, Town Hall

Co-owner of Fort’s Yazdani Bakery, Zend Meherwan Zend, dies at 86

Food historian Kurush Dalal recalls Zend as the baker who wasn’t afraid to experiment and wished to give his customers quality products. Sitting behind the cash counter or instructing staff by the woodfire oven, Zend Meherwan Zend was synonymous with Yazdani Bakery. He was a regular at the iconic bakery in Fort, even after being afflicted with acute Parkinson’s in his later years. On Sunday, Zend died due to advancing age. He was 86. Food historian Kurush Dalal recalls Zend as the baker who ...
Tags: News, Life, Mumbai, Fort, Parkinson, St Peter, Zend, Individuals, Dalal, Food And Beverage, Tirandaz, Yazdani Bakery, KARMAKAR, Mantralaya, Kurush Dalal, Yazdani

B. Merwan & Co. Bakery in Mumbai

An interesting short documentary on the iconic B. Merwan & Co. Bakery
Tags: Life, Mumbai, Food And Beverage

Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally 2020

Cars are in the Parsi DNA since the day automobiles were invented, or so it seems ! It is no surprise that some of the top automobile restorers, journalists, organizers and most importantly owners and collectors are Parsis. One such gentleman is Perseus Bandrawalla who organized the 2020 Mercedes Benz Classic Car Rally to end 2020. Perseus writes…. From a parsi angle we have a number of well known Parsi families that participate in the event year on year. Some of the star cars this year b...
Tags: News, Life, India, Mumbai, Mercedes, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz India, Maharashtra, Parsi, Bandra, Mumbai Police, Amit Jha, Hormazd Sorabjee, Bandra Worli Sea Link, Adenauer, Rayomand

IPO Tribute to Zubin Mehta

Musicians of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra pay tribute to the genius of Zubin Mehta, who was the Musical Conductor of the IPO for over 50 years.
Tags: Music, Life, Ipo, Zubin Mehta, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Indian Health Minister launches Serum Institute Of India’s Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine – Pneumosil

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched India’s first indigenously developed pneumococcal vaccine, ‘PNEUMOSIL’ manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.
Tags: Medicine, Life, India, Union Health, Serum Institute of India, Dr Harsh Vardhan

Mumbai: Parsis aggrieved as BMC plans to relocate Parsi Gate to facilitate coastal road project

Mumbai: Members of the Parsi community are aggrieved with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as the fate of the iconic ‘Parsi Gate’ continues to remain uncertain. In order to facilitate the ongoing construction work for the Coastal Road Project (CRP), the civic body had approached the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP), seeking its approval to relocate the 100-year-old structure. Article in Free Press Journal On Wednesday, a group of concerned citizens from the Parsi community went to t...
Tags: Life, US, Heritage, Mumbai, Donald Trump, EIA, Bmc, Bombay, MLA, CRP, NOC, Girgaum Chowpatty, Marine Drive, Parsi, Colaba, Chahal

Tehmina Kaoosji Creating a Platform for Women in Malaysia

A platform for women Media personality Tehmina Kaoosji is creating content to highlight the views and aspirations of women INDEPENDENT broadcast journalist Tehmina Kaoosji is the new face of Money Matters, a financial talk show that focuses on economics and business-related affairs. Recently, she produced and hosted Tea With Tehmina, an online talk show that solely focuses on women’s issues, from sexual harassment to mental health. The show also highlights business e...
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The Legal Effect Of Declaring A Statute Unconstitutional; Revisiting The Pesikaka Case

What happens to a statute when the Supreme Court declares it unconstitutional, either in its entirety or in part? Does it vanish like a disappearing message on WhatsApp or does it get temporarily eclipsed due to a declaration by the Lords? The question was the subject matter of a detailed judgment delivered many moons ago by the Supreme Court in Behram Khurshid Pesikaka v. State of Bombay[1] (hereinafter referred to as “the Pesikaka case“) which is an authority on this point of law. The author t...
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"Happy New Year, All Risks Paid Off": Adar Poonawalla On Vaccine Approval

All the risks taken by Serum Institute have finally paid off, tweeted Adar Poonawalla, the chief executive of the Pune-based vaccine manufacturer, shortly after the country’s drug regulator cleared its Covishield vaccine for emergency approval in India. Mr Poonawalla reiterated that the Covishield vaccine — developed by Serum Institute of India in partnership with the Oxford University and pharma major AstraZeneca – is “safe and effective” against coronavirus and added that the vaccine “is ready...
Tags: UK, Medicine, Life, India, Narendra Modi, US, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Oxford University, Hyderabad, Health Ministry, Pune, Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute of India, Somani

Ba Humata Lecture Series

Parsi Khabar would like to share the following new initiative. BA HUMATA A Prayer, Leadership & Entrepreneurship Global Webinar Series on Prayer With Action And Action With Prayers by our Thoughtful Priests, Insightful Leaders and Thinking Entrepreneurs THEME MAKE OTHERS HAPPY AND YOU SHALL ALSO BE HAPPY On Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern 8:00 AM Pacific 9:30 PM India Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 834 0882 6220 Passcode: 545117 The First We...
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Two Critically Injured in Fire at Panthaki Baug in Andheri, Mumbai

Two persons were injured in a fire that broke out at Mehta building in Panthaki Baug in Mumbai’s Andheri East late on Wednesday. The fire broke out on the first floor of the four-storey building on Andheri-Kurla Road. According to fire brigade officials, the injured were identified as Yohan Irani (17), who was admitted to Citi Care hospital and Naushad Chapgar (83), admitted to the civic-run Cooper hospital with 60% burns. Doctors said that both of them were stable and under treatment. Officials...
Tags: News, Life, Mumbai, Cooper, Mehta, Andheri East, Andheri Mumbai, Panthaki Baug, Andheri Kurla Road, Yohan Irani, Citi Care, Naushad Chapgar

The pioneering lawyer who fought for women’s suffrage in India

Amid the pandemic gloom, it is easy to forget that the year 2020 marks an important anniversary for women’s rights. In the US, it has been 100 years since women cast their votes for the first time. A century ago in the United Kingdom, the first female law students were admitted to the Inns of Court. At Lincoln’s Inn in London, one of those students, Mithan Lam, was an Indian. In 1924, she became the first woman to be allowed to practise law in the Bombay High Court, shattering one of the thickes...
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Marzy Parakh Launches 24/7 Outreach To Make Hospital Beds, Ambulance Available

Marzy Parakh, 36; Restaurateur And Founder Of Live To Give India has just five hospital beds per 10,000 Indians, according to a study by the Human Development Report. The results show that out of 167 countries, India ranks 155 in access to healthcare. No surprise then that there was a mad scramble for expert medical treatment a month into the Coronavirus infection outbreak. Marzy Parakh, a restaurateur and philanthropist, remembers the time all too well. As the founder of a WhatsApp group call...
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Zarine Viccajee: Parsi community bonded with Awadh via trade and lifestyle

Parsi community may constitute a small section of the city’s population but its contribution to Lucknow in trade and commerce has been immense, said Zarine Viccajee, the fifth generation descendant of Lucknow’s first Parsi family. Viccajee said her family came to settle in Lucknow about 200 years ago. She was speaking at the launch of her book “My Way” at the Avadh Girls’ Degree College (AGDC) on Sunday. The event was organised by Metaphor Lit Fest in collaboration with AGDC. “My great-great g...
Tags: Life, Uncategorized, Lucknow, Parsi, AGDC, Awadh, Zarine Viccajee, Viccajee, Awadh Mohammad Ali Shah, Avadh Girls ' Degree College AGDC, Metaphor Lit Fest, Nowrojee Damkewala, Mansabdars, Damka Gujarat

Through the stained glass, vividly

Katayun Saklat , 82, is a charming and exuberant painter and stained glass artist Seated in the drawing room of her Auckland Square apartment, Katayun Saklat, painter and stained glass artist, though not necessarily in that order, speaks about her exceptional life and her art, as a number of her assistants come and go, pleasantly interrupting her for instructions. Saklat, 82, is a charming and exuberant personality and the room is a bit like her. But then it is also her gallery, Gallery Kata...
Tags: Art, UK, Life, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bombay, Buckinghamshire, Srinagar, Calcutta, Parsi, Zarathushtra, Katayun Saklat, Grant Lane, Katayun, Suhas Roy, Auckland Square