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Put the Accent on Diversity: Persis Khambatta

A recent FEZANA Talk featured the life and times of the brilliant Parsi actor Persis Khambatta. The talk brought Vaishali Gupta, Sooni Taraporevala and Farah Bala to discuss Persis Khambatta. The backdrop of the talk is a movie that Vaishali is producing called PERSIS. Learn more about the movie and donate to it here: Below is an article that Persis wrote way back in 1994, which is so relevant today. Persis Khambatta has starred ...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Film, Life, America, Star Trek, Sophia Loren, Cbs, Michael Caine, Jeff Bridges, Screen Actors Guild, Los Angeles Times, Isabella Rossellini, Bombay, Michael Stein, Megaforce

Dadar Parsi Colony: Cherishing the Bombay that was

Inflatable pools, barbecues, open backyards…this is how architect Rooshad Shroff recalls the better part of his childhood spent with his parents in the Dadar Parsi colony. With the endless lockdowns, he realises how deeply he misses this oasis of bliss in the heart of Mumbai. “I certainly took the greenery for granted. You simply can’t beat it. There are almost fifteen beautiful gardens organically woven into the layout of the colony,” says Shroff. Article by Arman Khan |
Tags: Life, India, History, Unesco, Heritage, Mumbai, Alice, Bombay, Parsi, Bandra, Alberta Park, Dadar Parsi Colony, Shroff, Rustom Tirandaz, Five Gardens, Mancherji Edulji Joshi

24 of the best summer travel reads, from Anthony Bourdain's posthumous guide to a coffee table book of the Amalfi Coast

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider To satisfy wanderlust, we rounded up 24 of the best travel books. Books on the list include coffee table books, fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, and coloring books. Want more books? Check out our lists of the and romance novels. Whether you're planning a trip or fulfill your wanderlust from the comforts of your living room, look no further. We rounded up the best trav...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Amazon, Books, London, Sweden, Education, Yosemite, Cheryl Strayed, Bali, Australia, California, Mexico, Oregon, China, India

Grand Tour: A century ago, these Parsis circumpedalled the world

In the 1920s, long before the dawn of fake news, one Chinese man was told that Rabindranath Tagore had composed the Gujarati national anthem of the Parsi community that went: “We are old Zoroastrians”. The culprit was Adi Hakim, one of the “Super Six” khaki-clad Parsi cyclists who had endured brass band music as they set off from Lamington Road’s Gilder Tank ground on October 15, 1923 to fulfil a lofty dream: putting India on the global sports map by pedalling through the war-torn streets, snow-...
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Cloudera stock jumps 24% after KKR, CD&R ink $5.3 billion deal to take the software company private

NYSE Cloudera stock jumped as much as 24% on Monday. The rise came after KKR & Co. and Clayton Dubilier & Rice inked a $5.3 billion deal to take the company private. The private equity firms will pay $16 per share in cash to Cloudera investors in the deal. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Cloudera stock jumped as much as 24% on Monday after the software company inked a $5.3 billion deal with private-equity firms KKR & Co. and Clayton Dubilier & Ric...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, US, Trends, Vodafone, KKR, Carl Icahn, Bombay, Cloudera, Nyse, Google Yahoo, GAAP, Amazon Google, Clayton Dubilier Rice, KKR Co, Jeff Hammerbacher

Dr. Behramshah Mazda: The Flying Doctor of Dahanu, An Obituary

Mark Manuel’s tribute to Dr. MAZDA … The Irani doctor of Dahanu has gone, flying away… I bring sad news. Dr. Behramshah Mazda, MBBS, of Dahanu is no more. The message came on Whatsapp: “Your Flying Doc just passed away this morning. Lost his battle against Covid.” This is a season of disease and death. And losing somebody to Covid is heartbreaking. But it’s also tragic here because the victim was a doctor himself. He must have treated hundreds of thousands in his day as Dahanu’s go-to doctor. ...
Tags: News, Life, Boeing, Bombay, Mazda, KARACHI, Irani, Daman, Parsi Irani, Dahanu, Coast Guard Station, Behramshah Mazda MBBS, Mark Manuel, Behramshah Mazda, Dahanu Thermal Power Station

Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia receives English Heritage blue plaque

Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia (1808-1877), a pioneering naval engineer and former member of the Society has recently been awarded an English Heritage London blue plaque marking the 180th anniversary of being the first South Asian to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. The plaque will be placed at 55 Sheen Road in Richmond where he spent the last 10 years of his life with his British family. Ardaseer died there on the 16th November 1877, aged 69. Article by Emma Jones | Royal Asiatic Society ...
Tags: England, London, Life, China, Society, History, Heritage, Northampton, House Of Commons, John, Royal Society, Sarah, Richmond, Bombay, Canton, Iris Yau

The Importance of Social Media Storytelling

With evolving times, storytelling has also evolved. Today, many authors have come up with unique ways of sharing their stories using social media as a tool. When people say “story,” you automatically think of books or films. However, aren’t there stories around us everywhere? Your closest friend telling you about how awful her week was, to the adventure your mom tells you of your pet running havoc at home. All of these snippets are nothing less than a story. Nowadays, stories go past the “Once ...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Usa, England, Instagram, Sales & Marketing, Nike, Tesla, Airbnb, Bombay, Right Now, Don, Facebook Instagram Twitter, Krishna Yadav, Importance of Social Media Storytelling, Facebook Live Authenticity

Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia: The esteemed Indian ancestor no one in my white British family knew about

Who do you think you are? The esteemed Indian ancestor no one in my white British family knew about Image: Ardaseer Cursetjee, the first South Asian Fellow of the Royal Society, has been awarded a blue plaque from English Heritage Today, a blue plaque will be unveiled on a west London house to a man they describe as “the first modern engineer of India”. The plaque is part of a series in which English Heritage has set about trying to promote the under-recognised historical contribution to Brit...
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Aspi Engineer And Winning the Aga Khan Race

Our dear friend Rusi Sorabji writes…. I attach something I wrote about friend, ASPI Engineer*, the 17 years old should go down in the annals of World Aviation better than the likes of Alcock & Brown, Charles Lindbergh, Emelia Earhart, Amy Johnson and to correct the continuous mis-information that is floating around that it was Man Mohan Singh that came first in the Aga Khan Race. Even as late as last year I saw an article in the Indian press stating Singh came first, but do not find anybody fro...
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Vanraj Bhatia, Composer to India’s New Age Cinema, Dies at 93

Veteran composer Vanraj Bhatia, who provided the soundtrack to India’s new age cinema movement of the 1970s and 1980s, has died in Mumbai. He was 93 and is understood to have been in poor health for some time. Born in Bombay, as the metropolis was known as then, in 1927, Bhatia studied at the Royal […]
Tags: Asia, News, India, Global, Mumbai, Bombay, Composer, Shyam Benegal, Bhatia, Vanraj Bhatia

No Holding Back, No Turning Back

We all screamed with joy as we watched a plane fly above us. I remember that day so vividly. The sun was bright, almost blinding my eyes, that I had to cup my hand over my forehead. With the other hand, I pointed at the tiny dot high in the sky and told my cousins, “I am going to get to ride that soon!” Actually, I said it in Malayalam, the language of Kerala, India where I was born. My parents had just told us that we would be moving to the USA, and we would have to fly on an airplane to get th...
Tags: Usa, Inspiration, America, Faith, Jesus, Christ, Matthew, Bombay, Malayalam, PAUL, Kerala India, Discipleship, Encouragement, Kovalam, St Anne 's School

‘The Mighty Ducks’ Franchise Writer Steven Brill Talks the Future of ‘Game Changers’, Reunion Challenges, and…a Broadway Musical? [Interview]

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers digs back into the nostalgia of the original franchise in the biggest way yet with today’s new episode, titled “Spirit of the Ducks.” When a gala is planned to celebrate the legacy of the peewee hockey team, some of the original teammates get back together with Coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez). But the reunion isn’t quite as chipper as you might expect, and that’s exactly how franchise writer Steven Brill likes it. For the Mighty Ducks reunion episode of Game...
Tags: Europe, Television, Movies, Minneapolis, Interview, Disney, Sports, Features, Sequels, Jon Hamm, Pixar, Ducks, Bombay, Josh, PAUL, Gordon

The Original ‘Mighty Ducks’ Talk About Reuniting for ‘Game Changers’ and Getting Back on the Ice [Interview]

Today brings the sixth episode of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers to Disney+, and if you’re a fan of the original film franchise, you need to catch up. That’s because today’s episode, titled “Spirit of the Ducks,” brings back some of the original Mighty Ducks from the movies for a reunion with their old coach, Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez). The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers brings back Fulton Reed (Eldon Henson), Lester Averman (Matt Doherty), Adam Banks (Vincent La Russo), Connie Moreau (Margue...
Tags: Television, Movies, Minnesota, Interviews, Youtube, Disney, Sports, Features, Canada, Sequels, New Zealand, Ducks, Steve, Bombay, Vincent, Kenan Thompson

How to socialize again after a year of isolation

I've been wanting to take my friend to my favorite tea shop for what seems like forever. Ever since we had to switch from having our tea in person to sipping over video calls during the pandemic, I've been looking forward to having a reunion at "Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party."
Tags: News, Stories, Bombay

Former Attorney General For India and Veteran Jurist Soli Sorabjee passed Away

Soli Jehangir Sorabjee was born in 1930 in Bombay. He commenced his legal practice in 1953 in Bombay High Court. In 1971, he was designated senior counsel by the Supreme Court of India. He became the attorney general of India first from 1989-90 and then from 1998-2004. Sorabjee is a renowned human rights lawyer. He was appointed by the UN as a Special Rapporteur for Nigeria, in 1997, to report on the human rights situation in that country. Following this, he become a member and later Chairman ...
Tags: News, Life, India, Nigeria, Un, Bombay, The Hague, Permanent Court of Arbitration, Brandeis University, Supreme Court of India, Sorabjee, Soli Sorabjee, Supreme Court of India He, Soli Jehangir Sorabjee, UN Sub Commission, United Nations Subcommission

‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ Clip Reunites Gordon Bombay with a Grown-Up Duck

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is bringing in some familiar faces this week to help turn around a grumpy Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez). Before the episode debuts on Disney+ on April 30 (that’s tomorrow), the first clip from the episode has debuted featuring a chance encounter with one of Bombay’s young hockey discoveries whose now all grown up…but he still has a penchant for breaking the passenger side windows of Bombay’s vehicles. Check out The Mighty Ducks reunion clip below. The Mighty ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Minnesota, Disney, Sports, Sequels, Ducks, Bombay, Mighty Ducks, Emilio Estevez, Gordon Bombay, Disney/Pixar, Steven Brill, The Mighty Ducks, Gordon Bombay Emilio Estevez, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers

Mumbai: 100-year-old Parsi Gate to be relocated 75mt away

BMC has relocated the century-old Parsi Gate at Marine Drive to make way for the coastal road project. While one pillar of the gate was moved on April 17, the other was moved three days later. After the coastal road is done, the pillars of Parsi Gate will be relocated 75 metres northwest of the original location, said a BMC official. “All permissions were secured before moving the pillars,”the official said, adding that the pillars and all material have been preserved safely. Havovi Sukhadwa...
Tags: Life, BJP, Mumbai, Bmc, Bombay, Marine Drive, Parsi Gate, Havovi Sukhadwala, Avan Yazad, Chandanwadi, Corporator Harshita Narwekar

Mystery and Crime Kabel, Walther: Harald Harst (051) - Die Büchse der Pandora. V1.0 [German] 25.04.2021

Die Büchse der Pandora. Black Town, das Eingeborenenviertel Bombays. Enge Gassen, wunderliche Holz- und Steinhäuser, zahllose Kinder aller farbigen Menschenrassen; dazwischen Hunde, zahme Affen, Ziegen, Schafe, hin und wieder ein hochbepacktes Lastkamel. An jeder Straßenecke hockt ein Bettler, ein Schlangenbeschwörer oder ein schmutzstarrender Yogi. In den Basargassen sitzen die Handwerker vor ihren Häusern hinter den Tischen, die ihre fertigen Waren tragen. Bombay ist die nördliche Pforte I...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Bombay, Ceylon, Harald, Wie, Kopf, Holz, Griff, Dann, Steine, Schwert, Kabel Walther, Walther Kabel Seite, Harald Harst, Begleiter

The Battle of the Parsis

Will the house that Jamsetji built with a capital of Rs 21,000 in 1868 continue to retain its values? LET’S START THIS story with the one question everyone asks. How many Parsis are there in India? The answer is likely to be anything between 50,000 and 60,000. No one knows for sure. Ask the Parsis. They will claim 60,000. Ask the demographers. They are more likely to say anything between 45,000 and 50,000. Article by Pritish Nandy | The OPEN Magazine In either case, you would imagine such a ti...
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Farohar Cafe in Udvada: How a mother-son duo is popularising Parsi cuisine through authentic recipes

A sleepy coastal town in Gujarat, about 180km from Mumbai, is home to one of the world’s oldest religions – Zoroastrianism. Udvada, also spelled Udwada, in Pardi taluka of Gujarat’s Valsad district, has been the custodian of the oldest continuously burning temple fire in India at Atash Behram – the most revered Parsi pilgrimage centre in the country. And it is in this very town that mother-son duo Hilla and Shezad Marolia is working towards preserving and popularising the 1,300-year-old Parsi cu...
Tags: London, Life, India, Iran, Mumbai, Itc, Shehzad, Bombay, Gujarat, Persia, Parsi, Hilla, Pardi, Udvada, Atash Behram, Daman

“A Six-Hour Movie”: How the Weekly Release Schedule for ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ is Killing the Show

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything.) Over the last few years, an incredibly, disturbingly common refrain has arisen from the cast and crew working on a slew of big new TV series, from Big Little Lies to Stranger Things  – “It’s really a 6-hour movie”. (Feel free to fill in a larger number to account for shows that have eight or nine episodes per season instead of six.) The war of film and television feel...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Marvel, Disney, Amazon Prime, Features, Netflix, Graham, Sam, Captain America, Falcon, Bombay, Lauren Graham, Mighty Ducks, Sam Wilson, Anthony Mackie

Goodbye, Mehli Irani !

Former Mumbai batsman passes away in Dubai at 90; will be known for his long club cricket journey that spanned generations Mehli Irani at the Bombay Gymkhana. Pic/mid-day archives It seems only yesterday that I visited Mehli Irani’s home in Byculla to interview him for a piece I was doing on him playing the Dr HD Kanga Cricket League for 42 years. Article by Clayton Murzello | Mid Day We headlined the story NEVER SAY BYE, but Irani, 90, did say goodbye on Friday in a Dubai hospital. He figur...
Tags: England, Life, India, Sports, University, Dubai, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Commonwealth, Bombay, Mcc, Rajasthan, Golden Eagle, Bombay Gymkhana, Parsi

Salman Rushdie on Midnight's Children at 40: 'India is no longer the country of this novel'

Four decades after his Booker-winner was published, Rushdie reflects on the Bombay of his childhood – and his despair at the sectarianism he sees in India todayLongevity is the real prize for which writers strive, and it isn’t awarded by any jury. For a book to stand the test of time, to pass successfully down the generations, is uncommon enough to be worth a small celebration. For a writer in his mid-70s, the continued health of a book published in his mid-30s is, quite simply, a delight. This ...
Tags: Books, India, Fiction, Culture, Vanity Fair, Henry James, Bombay, Bleak House, Rushdie, Salman Rushdie, Tristram Shandy, Jarndyce, Gargantua, Anna Karenina Dead Souls, Circumlocution Office

29 thoughtful cookbook gifts for any occasion

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider To me, there's no better gift to give or receive than a great cookbook. A cookbook with beautiful photos, thoughtful narratives, and foolproof recipes can feed the imagination, transport your giftee to another city or country, and inspire them to get creative in the kitchen. There are cookbooks out there to suit every type of cook, whether novice or expert, and feed a...
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Book Review | The TATAS — How a family built a business and a nation

Girish Kuber’s book has many interesting anecdotes of stories, struggles, trials and tribulations, and many jubilations behind the family’s journey. A lot is already known about the Tatas; one of India’s foremost business groups and family. Despite this, Girish Kuber’s account of the Tatas spanning 200 years is worth a mention because it condenses- and yet maintains enough drama and riveting details of- the story of how the Tatas built an empire. Girish Kuber, Editor of Loksatta (the Marathi dai...
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‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ Review: Disney’s Scrappy New Hockey Misfits Need More Time on the Ice

Cobra Kai brought us back into the world of The Karate Kid, but it turned the formula of the original martial arts franchise on its head by turning former villain Johnny Lawrence into the protagonist while karate champion Daniel LaRusso became a bit of a douchebag. The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, coming to Disney+ this week, is taking a similar approach with the hockey film franchise of the 1990s by taking a new generation of scrappy young misfits to the ice and turning The Mighty Ducks into t...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Minnesota, Disney, Sports, Los Angeles, Features, United States, Sequels, Alex, Disney Channel, Bombay, Maya, Logan, David Newman

The Quarantine Stream: ‘Bombay Rose’ is Sheer Visual Poetry

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Bombay Rose Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: In the bustling city of Bombay, a young flower seller Kamala is the breadwinner for her younger sister and infirm grandfather. One day, she meets Salim, an orphaned refugee who sells bouquets on the streets and dreams of being a Bollywood hero, and they fall in love. Why...
Tags: Movies, India, Features, Mumbai, Bollywood, Gitanjali Rao, Bombay, Don, Kamala, Salim, Rao, Netflix/Streaming Video, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream, Cyli Khare, Bombay Rose

Mumbai: a virtual tour through books, film, music and food

India’s most cosmopolitan city offers a dramatic blend of Bollywood idols, opera, street stalls and gripping tales of the underworldIn Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, the protagonist Saleem Sinai returns to the city of his birth – then called Bombay, officially renamed Mumbai in 1995 – in a third-class train carriage, lulled by the familiar chant: “abracadabra abracadabra abracadabra sang the wheels as they bore us back-to-Bom”. He finds it changed, its shoreline reclaimed from the sea, th...
Tags: Travel, Asia, India, Heritage, Food And Drink, Cultural Trips, Mumbai, Bollywood, Bombay, India Holidays, Mumbai Holidays, Salman Rushdie, Saleem Sinai

‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ Reveals the Return of Some Original Franchise Ducks

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is coming to Disney+ next week, essentially giving the beloved Disney sports franchise the Cobra Kai treatment. A scrappy new team of players is put together when the modern, ultra-competitive youth hockey powerhouse known as The Mighty Ducks seems to have become too big for its britches, and the only man who can teach them to fly like the old Ducks is Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez). And when Coach Bombay returns (presumably reluctantly), it looks like he’ll be g...
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