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Godrej and the Ballot Boxes for for India’s First Elections

When independent India was laying the groundwork for its first elections in 1952, clueless to the rest of the world, workers at a factory in Mumbai’s Vikhroli were making history. They were manufacturing the first-ever ballot boxes to be used in the general elections. At Plant 1 of the Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd, these workers burned the midnight oil to produce nearly 12.83 lakh ballot boxes within four months. Here’s the lesser-known story. The first election was a result of the continuous eff...
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Made To Order: Gulshan Kolah

Custom-made garments, whether couture or everyday outfits, are a significant part of our dressmaking heritage. Verve scouts around for Mumbai-based tailors and boutiques that specialise in the art of bespoke clothing and make it a seamless experience Gulshan Kolah When I first visit her house I am surprised by the scale of her enterprise. I had assumed that since she works out of her living space, she would have a small set-up. Gulshan Kolah invites me into a long, rectangular room that has t...
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Dosabhoy Framji Karaka

Karaka, Dosabhoy Framji [Dosoo] (1911–1974), journalist and writer, was born on 14 April 1911 in Bombay, British India, into a middle-class Parsi family, the eldest of three children of Framji Jehangir Karaka, imperial customs official, and his wife, Homai (d. 1952). He grew up in a house on Malabar Hill called The Cloisters, in a fashionable quarter of Bombay. His great-grandfather, Dosabhai Framji Karaka, was the author of the History of the Parsis published in Britain by Macmillan in 1884. Af...
Tags: Japan, Congress, Life, China, Germany, India, Britain, Oxford, Burma, Macmillan, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Kashmir, Bombay, Punjab, KARACHI


What Is The TikTok App That’s Suddenly Getting Banned?

After getting ready for a wedding, seventeen-year-old pulled out her iPhone, took a slow-mo video of herself twirling in her bedroom, and paired it with "Castle on the Hill" by Ed Sheeren. Two days later, the video has 337,000 likes and over 10,000 comments. Zoe, like a growing number of teen influencers, is well-known and loved for her videos on TikTok.Unless you’re a Gen Z’er, or are super hip and with the times, you might still think TikTok is just a Kesha bop from 2009, or worse, the soun...
Tags: Apple, Google, Fashion, Music, Indonesia, India, Moscow Russia, Zoe, Madras High Court, Government of India, Old Town Road, Jacob Sartorius, Millie Bobbie Brown, Bytedance, Ed Sheeren, Tiktok


Celebrated Parsi chef Anahita N Dhondy is today the toast of Asia

Chef Anahita N Dhondy was selected in the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019’ list for her contribution towards food sustainability and for popularising the Parsi cuisine. Chef Anahita N Dhondy was at a vegetable market in Hyderabad picking up fresh veggies for her restaurant when the news reached her. She was selected in the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019’ list for her contribution towards food sustainability and for popularising the Parsi cuisine. Article by Smitha Verma | INDIA TODAY “It was ov...
Tags: Asia, London, Life, India, Food And Drink, Hyderabad, Stockholm, Forbes, United Nation, Parsi, Dhondy, Anahita N Dhondy, Smitha Verma, Zero Waste and Clean Plate


Delhi Parsi Anjuman Defends Right of Entry to Fire Temple

Parsi body defends ‘right’ to keep people out of fire temple The bench was hearing a PIL which alleged that persons belonging to other races and religions were being discriminated against as they were being denied entry into the fire temple. Article by Pritam Pal Singh | Indian Express The Delhi Parsi Anjuman (DPA) told the Delhi High Court that “no persons have right in law to demand entry or use of facilities” of DPA, including the Parsi fire temple near Delhi Gate. The DPA said this in an...
Tags: Life, India, Court, Delhi, Issues, Aditi Singh, Delhi High Court, Delhi Police, Persia, DPA, Parsi, Petitioner, Sanctum Sanctorum, Delhi Parsi Anjuman, Fire Temple, Karanjawala Co


Zoroastrian ‘fire temple’ opens in Houston

On a typical-looking stretch of southwest Houston — down the street from Kwik Kar Lube and Storage Choice, across from a privacy fence hiding cookie-cutter McMansions — a Zoroastrian fire temple opened last week: a brand-new, sparkling-white place where priests from one of the world’s oldest religions tend a holy flame. By Lisa Gray, www.houstonchronicle.com Priest Zerkxis Bhandara tends a fire at Houston’s new Atash Kadeh. Zerkxis Bhandara, a Zoroastrian priest, stands at the san...
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The Forever Bike by Adil Jal Darukhanawala: Book review

This near-300-page volume is an encyclopaedic account of Ideal Jawa and Yezdi’s history and is overflowing with insights. Book reviewed by Ruman Devmane | Autocar India That The Forever Bike makes you huff, puff and grunt every time you attempt to lift it off the coffee table, is itself an exciting premise for anybody with motorcycling inclinations. This is, I must say at the onset, the most in-depth treasure trove of everything related to Ideal Jawa and Yezdi – names that dominated the Indian m...
Tags: Books, Life, India, Bmw, Mumbai, British Empire, Singh, Sunbeam, Adil, Yezdi, Jawa, Adil Jal Darukhanawala, Gunbow Street, Ideal Motors, Ruman Devmane, Rustom S Irani


It’s There To Stay: Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal On The Vagina Monologues

“Let’s just start with the word “vagina.” It sounds like an infection at best, maybe a medical instrument: “Hurry nurse, bring me the vagina.” “Vagina.” “Vagina.” Doesn’t matter how many times you say it, it never sounds like a word you want to say. It’s a totally ridiculous, completely unsexy word. If you use it during sex, trying to be politically correct — “Darling, could you stroke my vagina?” — you kill the act right there.” Eve Ensler ‘s The Vagina Monologues is a revolutionary play whic...
Tags: Facebook, Life, India, US, Theater, Bombay, Eve Ensler, Dharavi, Kotwal, People Having, Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal, Amrita Paul, Poor Box Productions, NGO SNEHA, Mariah Many


What Is #OwnVoices Doing To Our Books?

In May of 2018, young adult fiction author Kosoko Jackson wrote a tweet that would come to haunt him."Stories about the civil rights movement should be written by black people. Stories of suffrage should be written by women. Ergo, stories about boys during horrific and life changing times, like the AIDS EPIDEMIC, should be written by gay men. Why is this so hard to get?"Jackson's stated belief, that stories about marginalized people should be written by authors of the same identity group, is a...
Tags: Fashion, Music, India, Jackson, Ya, Kosovo, John Green, Black, Zhao, Celeste Ng, Boyden, Ergo, Sourcebooks, Angie Thomas, Amélie Wen Zhao, Kosoko Jackson


A Data Analyst Looking to Change the Way Teams Analyze Cricketers

Dan Weston is a data analyst who is trying to break cricket's traditionalists and conformists with a numbers based approach. Here he talks about the mistakes that T20 teams make in ignoring key number based data. Think about T20 cricket leagues around the world and what comes straight to your mind? Sixes, boundaries galore, fireworks, music, cheerleaders and dancers, cricketers mixing with celebrities, and so on. Cricket's T20 leagues around the world, and the IPL in particular, are ...
Tags: Sex, India, Ipl, Canterbury, Dhaka, Weston, Sam Curran, Wayne Madsen, Chennai Super Kings, Dan Weston, Take Brendon McCullum


International Cricket Test Championship mace goes to India

While Indiancricket bettors focus on the 2019 IPL tournament, test cricket is heating up. For the third year in a row, India retains the ICC Test Championship mace. The cutoff date for the ICC Test rankings is April 1st each year. The top teams win prizes, with a first prize of US$ 1 million going to India as the winners. Manu Sawhey, the ICC Chief Executive, congratulated the Indian team, and commented on the importance of Test cricket. “I congratulate India on retaini...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, US, Afghanistan, South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Icc, West Indies, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli


Your Job Is about the Transference Energy

A few years ago I was in India and was interested in going to see what is called “an energy healer”. I was interested in this because I had been to several seminars where I had heard about people changing outcomes and healing others with energy by transferring energy from the universe. I went to see a Reiki energy healer and they did something called “balance my Chakras”. This was an experience in itself, but the real knowledge I got out of energy and its place in our lives between people happen...
Tags: Energy, Featured, India, Careers, Ceo, Career Advice, Purchase, Law Firm, Positive Energy, Getting Ahead, Job Search Guru, How to Succeed, Complex Energy Transference, Corporate Lawyer, Energy Healing, Energy Transference


The Secret Career Tactic of “Lock In”

--> In my experience, some of the smartest and most dangerous people in the world are insurance salesmen, copier salespeople, and auto salespeople. They have a secret called “the lock in” that you can use to seriously enhance your career. Insurance Salespeople are Dangerous Several years ago I found myself sitting in the office of an insurance salesman. This was no ordinary insurance salesman. In fact, this guy sold so much insurance that he owned three jet airplanes and was worth a few hundred ...
Tags: Facebook, India, Careers, Los Angeles, Nepal, New Orleans, Dallas, Mercedes, Mercedes Benz, John Hancock, Add Post Footer Plugin


Settling the Case of Imam Ul Haq and Usman Khan Shinwari

Imam Ul Haq has faced it since the day he made his debut for Pakistan, while Usman Khan Shinwari has lately got some stick as well.It is not only the largely emotional fans but even well read ones and experts who have questioned the inclusion of Usman Khan in Pakistan's ODI team with comments like "he has off days when he is slaughtered by the batsmen".Well I don't remember any such day in Usman's short ODI career.In 14 ODIs, he has picked up 24 wickets at a remarkable average of 20.5, a strike ...
Tags: Sex, India, South Africa, Pakistan, Dubai, Cape Town, Imam, Usman, Port Elizabeth, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul Haq, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan, Usman Khan Shinwari, T20s?Usman Khan


Social mission Bollywood/Pyt/Sketch pad for all media

Sign up here to get Recomendo a week early in your inbox. Social mission Bollywood Two notable Bollywood films give you that special dose of outlandish song, dance and rom-com drama that you expect with a Bollywood extravaganza, plus they advance a vital social cause. And they will give you deep insight into today’s India. Both films are about a maverick who takes it upon himself to undo an entrenched detrimental Indian custom. Interestingly, the same Bollywood super-star, Akshay Kumar, plays th...
Tags: Google, India, Lifestyle, Starbucks, Bollywood, Danes, Akshay Kumar, Recomendo, Bollywood Pyt Sketch, Andy Kegel


How to Travel and Watch Cricket World Cup on a Student Budget from Australia and India

We’ve planned your trip to the UK for the Cricket World Cup on a Student Budget. It was the year 2003! The ICC Cricket World Read More The post How to Travel and Watch Cricket World Cup on a Student Budget from Australia and India appeared first on Cricket Fever - It's All About Live Cricket. Related posts: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Full Schedule and Fixtures Corey Anderson is the new ambassador for U-19 Cricket World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Complete Schedule
Tags: UK, Australia, Sex, India, Icc, Corey Anderson, Cricket Articles, Student budget, Travel World Cup


Why You Need to Be Calculating

Years ago I was seeing a woman who was romantically involved with another man — her boss at the time.  I knew about this from picking up numerous clues, but the most damning evidence was a diary that for some reason had been left open on the nightstand by my bed.  Needless to say, I was confused about the entire thing.  I was also quite young at the time. This woman and I were planning a trip a distance away for a wedding.  It happened that her boss was also going to the same event and offered u...
Tags: England, Featured, India, Careers, United States, How to Succeed, Add Post Footer Plugin


This Is What Gloria Steinem Was Doing At Your Age

Gloria Steinem has had several long and venerable careers, working as an activist for women’s rights, a journalist, and an author. With her 85th birthday upon us, we are honoring her by looking back at some of the milestone moments in her life for inspiration and the encouragement to continue to grow, evolve, and advocate ourselves. To look at Steinem’s life is to learn that it’s never too late to learn about something or pursue something new.Her Early YearsSteinem’s childhood was far from trad...
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Delhi Daredevils have become a great deal more risk-averse

Last IPL season, they were the Delhi Daredevils. This season, they’re Delhi Capitals. The only conclusion to be drawn is that the owners are attempting to inject a little more caution into their brand. This is surely a commercially-wise decision. No-one wants to be associated with irresponsibility and what is a daredevil if not a selfish person who acts foolishly and without due concern for the feelings of loved ones? (Quick digression. There used to be a US daredevil called ...
Tags: Sex, India, US, Ipl, Delhi, Munro, Rajasthan Royals, Danny Morrison, Deccan Chargers, India cricket news, Delhi Capitals, Spanky Spangler, Ingram Related, Delhi Daredevils Great IPL


Celebrating the Persian New Year in Mumbai

Every year in the third week of March, Manijeh Irani, 64, makes a tour of the markets of her adopted city, Mumbai—grocery stores, stalls of fresh and dried fruit, sweet shops, even an aquarium—for goods to adorn her festive table for Nowruz, the Persian New Year. Article by Chandrahas Choudhury | Wall Street Journal Nowruz (”new day”) is pegged to the Northern Hemisphere’s vernal equinox and symbolizes the upswing of the forces of light and life after the dark cold days of winter; it is one of h...
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Meet the trans beauty queen rocking the vote in India

Bishesh Huirem has landed a position as a government representative to encourage transgender people to vote in upcoming Indian elections.
Tags: Feature, Politics, India, Lifestyle, Transgender, Ad Friendly, Bishesh Huirem


Munchi Cama Speaks on the Parsee General Hospital Issue

The following is an op-ed by Munchi N. Cama, past Trustee of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet. Manchi writes… I have read a recent mail comparing the B.D.Petit Parsee General Hospital in Bombay with The Ruby Hall Clinic in Poona. Since the cowardly author of that mail, needless to say, anonymous, has sought to do so, to belittle the B.D.Petit Parsee General Hospital and its management. I am writing to put things in their correct perspective. First of all, The Ruby Hall was a property gifted to late D...
Tags: Opinion, Life, India, Grant, Bombay, Executive Committee, Parsee General Hospital, Petit Parsee General Hospital, Poona, New Hospital, Masina, Homa Petit, Munchi Cama Speaks, Parsee General Hospital Issue, Munchi N Cama, Bombay Parsi Punchayet Manchi


A Beginner’s Guide to the Underappreciated Pencil

Editor’s note: This is a guest article from TJ Cosgrove. For most people, the humble pencil is a writing utensil that was once familiar, but is now largely absent from their everyday life. When you were a kid, you used a #2 pencil to fill out the answer sheet bubbles on standardized tests. Maybe you kept using the mechanical kind to do math in college. But as an adult, unless you’re a craftsman making marks on lumber or drywall, you may not use pencils at all, having dropped them in favor ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, England, Life, China, Germany, India, US, Travel & leisure, Czech Republic, Prague, United States, Ikea, Siberia, Mitsubishi


Root and Wood Could Cover Up England Weaknesses

Jason RoyJoe RootEngland seal record ODI chasehttps://t.co/qM1ip52gn6pic.twitter.com/Jgg4HmI5vI — ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) February 20, 2019 England have been on an imperious march to the World Cup since their failure in the competition four years ago in Australia and New Zealand. The Three Lions were humiliated, failing to reach the knockout stage of the tournament. Eoin Morgan’s men played a brand of tepid cricket that put them well behind their rivals at the top of the sport. Their...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Three Lions, Stuart Broad, Joe Root, Sri Lanka, Caribbean, Eoin Morgan, West Indies, Chris Gayle, Mark Wood, James Anderson


Concentrate on the Positive, Not the Negative

--> The most successful people concentrate almost exclusively on the positive and not the negative. In fact, the negative hardly influences them at all. You need to see the world and the people in it as happy, prosperous, and good. Like attracts like. If you look for the negative, then negativity is what you will see. If you look for the positive, then positivity is what you will see. I had an interesting discussion recently with Dr. Surendra Pokharna, an Indian physicist, as we toured some Jain...
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Rati Framroze Cooper: In Memorarium

On Friday March 8, 2019 Rati Framroze Cooper passed away in Lahore, Pakistan. It may be coincidence or not, that one of the most amazing women educators of the Indian sub-continent, passed away on International Women’s Day. I had the opportunity to meet Rati Aunty only for a few days on my trip to Lahore in January 2016. I was introduced to her and her sister Perin Aunty, through several contacts and I first met up with them in the lobby of the Avari Lahore. Rati Aunty has to have been the most...
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Hosi Mehta Shares Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds!

Our dear friend Hosi Mehta, Co-Chair of the FEZANA Welfare and Critical Assistance Committee, Chicago resident, business owner, and all around good guy, shares his life story.  Mehta describes his childhood in India, moving to the United States and returning to India with his American bride.  He explains why he decided his family should return to the U.S. (the answer may surprise you!) and how his faith shapes the way he lives his life.  LowDown Food Critic Slappy Sal reviews the Rainbow Café an...
Tags: Life, India, Religion, Chicago, United States, Mehta, Hosi Mehta, Hosi Mehta Co, Critical Assistance Committee, Slappy Sal


5 Ways Parsi Cuisine Evolved In India

From Malvani and Gujarati to English, find these influences in Parsi food The Parsis of India are people from the Zoroastrian community that migrated from Persia (now Iran) in the 7th century and made the west coast of India their home. As the community moved from its place of origin and integrated with the local communities in their new-found land, the changes reflected in Parsi cuisine as well. A popular story goes that when the Parsis first came to Gujarat, they promised the then ruler Jadi...
Tags: Life, India, Iran, Food And Drink, Gujarat, Gulf, Katy, Persia, Caspian Sea, Parsi, Gujarati, Pomfret, Dalal, Jadi Rana, Malvani, Henna Achhpal


A Week In Delaware On A $20,000 Stipend

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a graduate student working in earth sciences who earns a $20,000 stipend per year and spends some of her money this week on a chai.Occupation: Graduate StudentIndustry: Earth SciencesAge: 30Location: DelawareSalary: $20,000 stipend = $17,386.78 after ...
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