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Manekji Limji Hataria

Tomorrow 15th February is the baj of Manekji Limji Hataria, the Parsi missionary to Iran. A jashan will be performed at Wadiaji Atash Behram 1st floor hall in the morning at 10 a.m. Below is an article penned by our dear friend and esteeem Parsi historian Marzban J. Giara. MANEKJI LIMJI HATARIA (1813-1890) He was sent as a Parsi missionary to Iran by the Persian Zoroastrian Amelioration Society of Bombay in 1854 to better the condition of the Iranian Zoroastrians. This great and brave man ...
Tags: Life, Iran, History, Bombay, Parsi, Teheran, Shah of Iran, Yazd, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Henry Rawlinson, Wadiaji Atash Behram, Marzban J Giara, Manekji Limji Hataria, Persian Zoroastrian Amelioration Society of Bombay, Jaziya, Tehran Kerman Yezd

Emilio Estevez to return as Coach Bombay for The Mighty Ducks Disney+ show

The Mighty Ducks star Emilio Estevez is officially returning as Coach Gordon Bombay for the new Disney+ original series that will continue the story of the hit film trilogy. “Once a Duck, always a Duck!,” said Estevez in a statement. “And after 25 years, I am delighted to lace up my skates, put on Coach Bombay's jacket and return to play the iconic character for this new chapter in The Mighty Ducks franchise. Likewise, I am thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds with my friends at Di...
Tags: News, Disney, Bombay, Mighty Ducks, Emilio Estevez, Gordon Bombay, Estevez, Steve Brill, Mighty Ducks Disney

Emilio Estevez Officially Joins ‘The Mighty Ducks’ TV Show, See First Images From the Production

Gordon Bombay will lace up his skates once again. Emilio Estevez has officially signed on to appear in the Disney+ TV continuation of The Mighty Ducks, reprising his role as the former drunken attorney who cleaned up his act and became a beloved coach of a misfit hockey team. To quote Averman from D2: The Mighty Ducks, one of our country’s finest and most well-respected poets, “Quack Attack is back, Jack!” We’d been hearing rumblings for a few weeks that Estevez would be back in the new serie...
Tags: Television, Movies, Minnesota, Casting, Disney, Sports, House, Sequels, Jack, Ducks, Bombay, Henry, Gilmore Girls, Lauren Graham, Mighty Ducks, Emilio Estevez

Emilio Estevez Returning for The Mighty Ducks Disney+ Series!

Emilio Estevez returning for The Mighty Ducks Disney+ series! A day after announcing the casting of Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) in a lead role on the Disney+ series, The Mighty Ducks is bringing back the face of the franchise Emilio Estevez in one of his most iconic roles as Coach Gordon Bombay, who will also executive produce! RELATED: Lauren Graham Cast as the New Coach in Disney+’s The Mighty Ducks Series “Once a Duck, always a Duck! And after 25 years, I am delighted to lace up my sk...
Tags: TV, Movies, Minnesota, Disney, TV News, Vancouver, Ducks, Bombay, Gordon, Goldsmith, Lauren Graham, Mighty Ducks, Emilio Estevez, Stephen Herek, Gordon Bombay, Estevez

Book Launch: Honour Bound By Sarosh Zaiwalla

IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry had organized a Book Launch of  the book “Honour Bound : Adventures of an Indian Lawyer in the English Courts” authored by Mr. Sarosh Zaiwalla, Sr. Partner at Zaiwalla & Co., International Lawyer, Arbitrator and Mediator based in London on 5th February, 2020 in F. E. Dinshaw Library, at IMC, Churchgate, in Mumbai. IMC’s F.E. Dinshaw Commercial & Financial Reference Library was established in 1967, as part of the Diamond Jubliee Celebrations of the Chamber. ...
Tags: Books, England, London, Life, India, New Orleans, Mumbai, Bombay, National Iranian Oil Company, IMC, Sarosh Zaiwalla, Zaiwalla, Dahanu, Government Law College, Energy Arbitration, Smt Indira Gandhi

Artistic lineage: Chronicling The Legacy Of Khorshed and Kekoo Gandhy.

The London filmmaker on chronicling the legacy of Khorshed and Kekoo Gandhy. As a young woman, Behroze Gandhy tried hard to maintain a distance from her artistic lineage. “Growing up, I didn’t want anything to do with art, my parents [Bombay’s original art couple Kekoo and Khorshed Gandhy] or their gallery,” says the London-based filmmaker. “I felt I should get away from it and make my own mark… but after a point, I couldn’t escape the goodwill my parents had, and the doors it opened for me.” I...
Tags: Art, UK, London, Life, Bombay, Bengal, British Film Institute, Dara, Rushdie, Salman Rushdie, Bandra, Shireen, Mumbai Mirror, Khorshed, Reema Gehi, Kekee Manzil

Another Day in Mumbai

Meeting in the lobby at nine a.m. for a bus tour of the city. Todays blog will be a long one because of all the information that the tour guide provided to us over the next five hours. Mumbai or Bombay as some know it is built over 7 islands. When the
Tags: Travel, Mumbai, Bombay

Digital Zoroastrian at the British Library

The British Library is fortunate in having an unparalled collection of over 100 Zoroastrian works ranging from the oldest, the ninth century Ashem Vohu prayer written in Sogdian script discovered by Aurel Stein in Central Asia in 1907, to, most recently, manuscripts collected especially for the Royal Society in London during the late-nineteenth century. Although Zoroastrianism is Iranian in origin, most of our manuscripts in fact come from India. They are written in Avestan (Old Iranian), Middle...
Tags: London, Life, India, Iran, West, Heritage, University of Oxford, Royal Society, New Delhi, British Library, Bombay, Hyde, Central Asia, Levant, Perron, Queen Anne

Meher Marfatia: The adventure lies in finding out

ONCE UPON A TIME book launch on Saturday February 8, 2020 at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Four years after Meher Marfatia started an essay series in this paper that explored the forgotten bylanes and people of Bombay, a book will preserve these stories for posterity. Mumbai, as a city, can surprise you. The more you search, the more there is to find. But, it’s also quickly altering. City chronicler, author and Sunday mid-day columnist, Meher Marfatia was aware of the transience of the B...
Tags: Books, Life, House, Mumbai, Bombay, Metro, Kemp, Bandra, Wadala, Haar, Atul Kamble, Sooni Taraporevala, Model House, Kalpana Sharma, Marfatia, Meher Marfatia

India: Environmental Protection Act A Special Enactment, Takes Precedence Over CrPC - King, Stubb & Kasiva

In Pratap Lal Teli Vs. The State of Maharashtra & Ors., the Hon'ble High Court of Bombay comprising of Justice Bharati Dangre dismissed the application filed by Pratap Lal Teli.
Tags: News, Bombay, Maharashtra, Stubb, Kasiva, Pratap Lal Teli, Bharati Dangre

India’s brilliant Bombay duck

When I was a little girl growing up in Bombay, June was the month I looked forward to the most. It was the month when the charred, inky monsoon clouds, clipped with streaks of lightning, brushed away the fetid summer heat. It was when I went back to school with my new books, wrapped carefully in crackling-new brown paper. Best of all, June was also the month for the Bombay duck to grace the kitchens of Parsi homes such as mine. This delicious monsoon specialty, which is most plentiful and easies...
Tags: Life, India, Iran, Britain, Cambridge, Food And Drink, Victoria, Kate, William, Mumbai, Jack, Elizabeth Ii, Bombay, Gujarat, Mary, Mahatma Gandhi

ZYNG Relaunches on January 25th at Rustom Baug

On Saturday January 25, 2020; the widely successful ZYNG: Zoroastrian Youth for the Next Generation is being resurrected in its 2.0 avatar. In a mega event planned for the relaunch of ZYNG, the organizers are leaving no stone unturned. Rustom Baug will play host to a variety of events including a Flea Market having a variety of pop-up stalls that will include everything from fashion to food. ZYNG has also ratcheted up the entertainment quotient for the event. Burzin Engineer and his dance compan...
Tags: Life, Bombay, Jim Sarbh, Rustom Baug, Shanaya Boyce Hushad Khan Khurshed Mogrelia, Sarosh Sidhwa

Review: A Murder at Malabar Hill is a new kind of crime novel

Sujata Massey kicks off the decade with the first book in a fresh new crime series – the historical, award-winning whodunnit A Murder at Malabar Hill. She introduces Perveen Mistry, in 1921 Bombay’s only woman lawyer and an amateur sleuth. In the spirit of Alexander McCall Smith’s likable Precious Ramotswe from the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series set in Botswana, A Murder at Malabar Hill celebrates women solving crimes and getting shit done. Article by Chris Cassford | The Spinoff Perveen...
Tags: Books, UK, Life, India, Oxford, John, Alexander McCall Smith, Agatha Christie, Bombay, Botswana, Calcutta, Persia, MASSEY, Parsi, Sujata Massey, Malabar Hill

Soli Sorabjee: We celebrate the life and legacy of Nani Palkhivala

Due to sensational events that seem to happen almost daily these days, we tend to forget legendary personalities. One of them was Nani Palkhivala, whose 100th birthday was on Thursday, January 16. Palkhivala was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), came from a Parsi working class family and became a household name in India. His father was in the palkhi (Litter) business and hence the family name Palkhivala. Palkhivala’s schooling took place in the city’s high school tutorial. As a brilliant student h...
Tags: Supreme Court, Life, India, Pakistan, United Nations, Geneva, Montreal, Shakespeare, Mumbai, International Civil Aviation Organization, Nani, Bombay, Parsi, Bombay High Court, Individuals, World Court

Bombay HC orders removal of YouTube video reviewing Parachute coconut oil, says free speech not absolute

The Bombay High Court, in a judgement (see below) on January 15, directed a YouTube creator to takedown a video reviewing Parachute coconut oil, since “the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression is not an unfettered right,” and “while it is absolutely necessary to maintain and preserve the freedom of speech and expression,” […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Youtube, Bombay, Bombay High Court, Freedom Of Expression

Rustom Siodia: A Forgotten Master

Art in India has largely been a niche world, with few artists being known beyond the rather small circle of connoisseurs. But even within this small world, some brilliant artists and their work have been forgotten or lost with the passage of time. One of them is Rustom Siodia. Article by Anshika Jain | Live History India Siodia, who is little-known, was a brilliant Indian artist, who lived at the dawn of the 20th century. This was a a time when the art scene in the country was rapidly evolvin...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, United States, Dallas, Columbia University, Royal Opera House, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bombay, Suez Canal, Persia, Harun, South Mumbai, Rashtrapati Bhavan

CJ Mody runs for Superior Judge in San Diego California

Cawas Jehangir (CJ) Mody is running for the Superior Judge elections in San Diego county in California, USA. CJ shares the following information with Parsi Khabar… CJ Mody writes… I was born in Bombay and lived there for 12 years when my parents decided to move to the United States.  We moved to San Diego in 1987, where I have lived ever since.  My parents, Avi and Jehangir Mody, are very involved in both the San Diego Parsi and ZAC communities, who have been great with their support. Here is th...
Tags: News, Life, United States, San Diego, San Diego County, Bombay, San Diego California, California USA, Avi, Parsi Khabar, CJ, Mody, CJ Mody, Cawas Jehangir CJ Mody, Jehangir Mody, San Diego Parsi

The first five days of 2020

Today is the fifth day of the year / decade / whatever you want to call 2020. And I know that these 5 days haven't been the greatest of them all. I have been unwell since the 28th and today it's the 8th day when I've had something or the other affecting me. Its nothing serious (I hope). Just some cold, cough, sore SORE SSOORREE throat, choked nose and general lethargy that the Bombay weather has brought upon us. Oh, I slept in the wrong position and my entire left side is hurting like a bitch. Y...
Tags: Travel, Health, Personal, Rant, Starbucks, Delhi, Bombay, Keto

Ricardo Ramos: Perfumes From Granada

Ricardo Ramos de Leon is a Colombian clothing designer based in Spain. After debuting at the Barcelona Pasarela Gaudí Young Designer Competition, he presented his collections at fashion weeks in Berlin, London and New York. Ricardo considers himself self-taught, although he studied in London and Paris, Barcelona and Bombay. His collections were exhibited in such iconic places as the London Design... Read full article: Ricardo Ramos: Perfumes From Granada from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes ...
Tags: Fashion, New York, London, Spain, Barcelona, Bombay, Paris Barcelona, Ricardo, BERLIN LONDON, Fragrantica Perfumes, Ricardo Ramos, Ricardo Ramos de Leon

Indian Govt bats to retain Parsi jury system to protect customs

After enacting a law to make triple talaq a punishable offence, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that jury system to adjudicate matrimonial disputes, including divorce and child custody, through a jury system needed to be retained for the Parsi community. Article by Dhananjay Mahapatra | TNN In response to a Parsi woman’s petition challenging several provisions of the Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936, the Centre opposed the petitioner’s claim for parity in the legal s...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Life, Mumbai, Bombay, Parsi, Irani, HC, Kolkata Chennai, Dhananjay Mahapatra, Neela Gokhale, Petitioner Naomi Sam Irani, Parsi Panchayat Bombay, Minorities Commission

When grandeur ruled Parsi theatre

For over a 100 years starting from 1850, a large number of proscenium theatres were built in the large cities, particularly Bombay and Calcutta. A Parsi theatre troupe (File photo) By FEISAL ALKAZI | Indian Express For over a 100 years starting from 1850, a large number of proscenium theatres were built in the large cities, particularly Bombay and Calcutta. The plays performed here belonged to the ‘Parsi’ style. Myths and legends from history were played in an over-exaggerated style, with rhet...
Tags: Indonesia, Life, India, Theater, Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Laila, Surat, Baroda, Bohra, Khoja, Laila Majnu, FEISAL ALKAZI, East Africa Recently in Delhi Black Pearl Arts, Munshi Dil Lakhnavi

Lt Jamshed Manekshaw: An unsung hero of World War II

Lt Jamshed Manekshaw (standing left on the second row) on the Burma Front during WWII. The world knows late Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw as the man who, as the chief of the Indian army in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War following the Bangladesh Liberation War, made great contributions to the creation of Bangladesh. Sam also fought on the Burma front as a Captain of the 12th Frontier Force and was seriously wounded fighting the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. But the world is unaware tha...
Tags: Life, India, Iran, Afghanistan, Britain, Egypt, Pakistan, Burma, Kabul, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Goa, Mumbai, Sam, Dhaka, Commonwealth

Afternoon tea in Atlanta

Atlanta is hands down one of the best food cities in the country right now. It’s also a fabulous place to enjoy the tradition of afternoon tea. While you’ll find traditional English treats like scones and clotted cream on tea house menus across the city, you’ll also find wonderful Southern influences and global flavors. Atlanta afternoons should be spent drinking tea, and these are the five best places to enjoy it right now. 1. The St. Regis Atlanta Photo: The St. Regis Atlanta/Facebook ...
Tags: Travel, Tea, Atlanta, Bombay, Afternoon Tea, All, Waldorf, Waldorf Astoria, Buckhead, Caroline Astor, Tea House, Astor Court, St Regis Atlanta Facebook, Tipple Rose Tea Parlor, Apothecary Facebook Housed, Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Photo

Ginning Up the Paperwhites

My annual post on Paperwhites ... here it is again, for anyone who missed it in the past. It takes four to six weeks or thereabouts for paperwhites to bloom, so get them started for Christmas. Time to get out the Boodle's, Tanqueray, Beefeater or Bombay ... it's not exactly... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Holidays, Plants, Christmas Decorations, Bombay, Gin, Paperwhites, Nurseries, Jane Berger, Brent and Beckys Bulbs

Eduljee Sorabjee: The Curious Case of the ‘First’ Indian-American Citizen

Los Angeles in the 1880s was a town reinventing itself. The Gold Rush was subsiding but the air was filled with promise and there were new opportunities for those who knew how to seize them. Among these was an enterprising and ingenuous Parsi gentleman from Bombay, who “with a little money and a little mystery” was able to wrangle American citizenship and make a comfortable life for himself there. His name was Eduljee Sorabjee, a ‘rarity’ whose creative mind helped him work his way through the s...
Tags: Europe, England, New York, California, Washington, Life, India, US, America, Los Angeles, Turkey, History, Britain, Pennsylvania, New Orleans, South Pacific

Bombay HC finds Home Ministry’s interception orders illegal, says procedural safeguards mandatory

In a landmark judgment, the Bombay High Court held that phone tapping is legal only if done in public emergency or a situation of harm to public safety. The court found the three phone tapping orders passed by the Home Ministry illegal. The petitioner, Vinit Kumar, argued that the phone-tapping orders — issued in 2009-10  […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Cbi, Surveillance, Bombay, Home Ministry, Bombay High Court, Right To Privacy, Interception, Vinit Kumar


A tribute on his 110th birth anniversary by Marzban Jamshedji Giara He was born on 30th October 1909 at Bombay in a Parsi family. He studied at Elphinstone College,, Bombay and at Cambridge University, U.K. He had the Isaac Newton Studentship. He studied in Copnhagen, Zurich and Rome. He lectured at Cambridge for four years as a mathematical physicist. He obtained a doctorate in1933 for his research paper on “The Absorption of Cosmic Radiation.” In 1939 he became a Reader at the Indian Institute...
Tags: Science, Life, India, Rome, United Nations, Cambridge, Geneva, Cambridge University, Bangalore, Kerala, Bombay, International Atomic Energy Agency, Indira Gandhi, Padma Bhushan, Royal Society London, Atomic Energy Commission

Adi Pherozeshah Marzban – Doyen of Indian theatre who modernized Parsi theatre in the second half of 1900s

Adi Pherozeshah Marzban, also known as Adi Marzban (1914–1987) was a doyen of Parsi theatre in the post-independent period. Though he has directed and stage plays in English and Gujarati languages in the early 1950s, he later fully switched over to Parsi theatre, and played a magnificent role in revolutionizing, modernizing and popularising it. Padma Shri in 1964 and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1970 are the major honours received by him. He had experience in journalism, and most of his pla...
Tags: Life, India, US, Theater, Mumbai, Bombay, Sandy, Adi, Parsi, Padma Shri, SILLA, Gujarati, Jamshed, Kala Kendra, Adi Marzban, Elphinstone College

Ten Years Of ‘Pray Together, Stay Together’ Movement Commemorated At Bhikha Behram Well

Parsi Times shares the below update on the 10th anniversary of the prayer ritual at the Bhikha Behram well. Ten Years Of ‘Pray Together, Stay Together’ Movement Commemorated At Bhikha Behram Well A Jashan and Hum-bandagi (congregational prayer) was performed today (25th Oct, 2019) evening at the holy Bhikha Behram Well. It also commemorated ten years of this movement “Pray Together & Stay Together” initiated by Perzon Zend and Hoshaang Gotla in the year 2009. The Jashan & Hum-bandagi were foll...
Tags: Life, Bombay

Mangola, a slurpy, happy feeling that wasn’t cool enough for Frooti & Pepsi generation

Homegrown Parsi company Duke and Sons gave Mumbai its first mango-based drink, but couldn’t survive in the post-liberalisation heat. Indians love their mangoes. From week-long culinary festivals to memorable family traditions, the king of fruit has remained an integral part of the smells and tastes of many Indian lives. This is why it isn’t surprising that the novel idea to turn the fruit into something one can drink was met with significant joy and market success in the 1950s Mumbai (then Bo...
Tags: Life, US, Food And Drink, Mcdonalds, Pepsico, Mumbai, Duke, Bombay, Pepsi, Menon, Parsi, Pune, Irani, Mumbaikars, Frooti, Alibag