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Dishoom's founder says everything he learned at business school was wrong. Here's how his quality-over-revenue approach helped Britain's Indian restaurant group explode.

Cofounder of Dishoom Shamil Thakrar Dishoom Shamil Thakrar is the cofounder of one of the UK's most successful Indian restaurant groups, Dishoom. Dishoom, founded in 2010, helped raise the standards of affordable Indian food in the UK, and now serves 40,000 diners annually and employs 900 people. Thakrar has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a background in strategy consulting at Bain & Co. In an interview with Business Insider he revealed how the hard-headed business principles of...
Tags: Business, UK, England, London, Success, Trends, Strategy, Restaurant, Britain, Profit, Tips, Starbucks, Edinburgh, Bain, Bombay, South Bank


Sign The Petition: Save Parsi Gate at Marine Drive

A group of concerned citizens have started an online petition to save the Parsi Gate at Marine Drive in south Mumbai, which is likely to be relocated by the BMC for the upcoming coastal road. Article by Nauzer Bharucha | Times Of India The petition states the over a century-old gate, built by Pallonji Mistry and philanthropist Bhagojisheth Kheer in 1915, has been in existence before Marine Drive was built. “The gate is carved with Zoroastrian motifs and made of Malad stone with steps b...
Tags: Life, Mumbai, Bmc, Bombay, Arabian Sea, Marine Drive, Malad, Planning Authority, Environmental Impact Assessment EIA, Nauzer Bharucha, Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee, Sukhadwala, Pallonji Mistry, Bhagojisheth Kheer, Chotta Chowpatty, Havovi Sukhadwala


India’s Parsi Community and the Making of Modern Iran: An Interview with Afshin Marashi

Afshin Marashi is Professor and Farzaneh Family Chair in Modern Iranian History at the University of Oklahoma, where from 2011 to 2020 he also served as the founding director of the Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies. He is the author most recently of Exile and the Nation: The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran (University of Texas Press, 2020). His previous books include Nationalizing Iran: Culture, Power, and the State, 1870-1940 (University of Wa...
Tags: Europe, Books, London, Life, La, India, Los Angeles, Iran, Paris, Tehran, Mumbai, Princeton, South Asia, Middle Eastern, Ucla, Bombay


Parsi Embroidery: A Heritage Of Humanity

With fewer than 55,000 individuals in India, Parsi Zoroastrians have carved a niche for themselves in the country. From leading industrialists like Ratan Tata and Godrej to an army of talented Bollywood actors, prodigal Parsis are an asset to India’s culture and economy. Article by Dr. Shernaz Cama | Edited by Jyoti Boken | Socio Martini While their lip-smacking food, unusual last names, stellar Bollywood movies, acting skills and the sweet mention of ‘dikra’ (well-behaved boy) are a part of Ind...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Life, China, India, Iran, Unesco, Heritage, Shanghai, Pekin, Oprah Winfrey, Delhi, Hyderabad, Ratan Tata, Bombay, Gujarat


Bombay HC allows Parsis to pray for their dead on Farvardin Roj with restrictions

In a limited relief to members of the Bombay Parsi Panchayat (BPP), the Bombay high court has permitted them to hold prayer meetings at the Doongerwadi Tower of Silence at Kemps Corner on September 3 from 7 am to 4.30 pm on the occasion of Farvardin Roj. Article by K. A. Y Dodhiya | Hindustan Times The court has said that only six persons, not below the age of 10 years and not above the age of 65 years, would be permitted at a time to be present in each of the five prayer pavilions in the premis...
Tags: Life, Bombay, Hindustan Times, Shah, Mehta, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, BPP, Doongerwadi, Anil Singh, Farvardin, Viraf Mehta, Bombay Parsi Panchayat BPP, Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, Kemps Corner, Dhanuka, Farvardin Roj


Naoroji Rustomji Manek: This Surat Man Sued East India Co. & Won

He was the first Zoroastrian to sail to England from India; not to mention the first Indian who sued the British and won! He sailed back in victory with his cause vindica­ted and putting his entrepreneur skills upfront, he was received with great respect. Article by Ashleshaa Khurana Naoroji Rustomji Manek Seth (1662-1732) was the son of the philanthropic Parsi Rustomji Manekji of Surat, after whom Tapi town’s Rustompura area has been named. Upon the death of Rustomji, who was one of the chief ...
Tags: Europe, England, London, Life, India, History, Bombay, Salisbury, Company, Courtney, Wadi, East India company, Phipps, Surat, Willi, Nawab


High Court Tells Maharashtra Govt to Consider Parsi Petition for Farvardegan Prayers at Doongarwadi

Observing that both sides must be reasonable, the Bombay high court on Monday directed the Maharashtra government to consider a representation by the Bombay Parsi Punchayet to allow community members to hold the annual Farvardegan prayers for the dead on September 3 at Doongerwadi at Malabar Hill in Mumbai. Article by Rosy Sequeira | Times Of India A bench of justice Ramesh Dhanuka and justice Madhav Jamdar directed Amitabh Gupta, principal secretary (Home Department) and Kishor Nimbalkar, se...
Tags: Life, India, Mumbai, Bombay, Jain, Shah, Singh, Maharashtra, AG, Mehta, Home Department, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, BPP, Doongerwadi, Anil Singh, Malabar Hill


The Quarantine Stream: I Used to Think ‘D3: The Mighty Ducks’ Was the Worst of the Series, But It Might Be the Best

(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: D3: The Mighty Ducks Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max now and Disney+ starting on September 4 The Pitch: After winning the pee-wee hockey championships and the Junior Goodwill Games, it’s time for The Mighty Ducks to grow up. The team has been awarded junior varsity hockey scholarships to Eden Hall Academy, a prestigious prep s...
Tags: Movies, Minnesota, Disney, Sports, Features, Sequels, Orion, NHL, Ducks, Bombay, Conway, Mighty Ducks, Emilio Estevez, Charlie Conway, Gordon Bombay, Family Films


Kaiser-I-Hind: How an Anglo-Gujarati newspaper kept publishing through the Bombay plague and into the 1980s

Jehangir Patel, editor of the Parsi community magazine Parsiana, acquired the weekly Anglo-Gujarati newspaper Kaiser-i-Hind in the early 1980s. Along with it, he also got control of its hoary printing press. Located on Bazaar Gate Street in the Fort of Bombay, most of the printing equipment in the press was hopelessly outdated. At a time when offset presses were being commonly used for printing newspapers, the English text of the Kaiser-i-Hind was set using Linotype and Monotype machines, a tec...
Tags: News, Life, India, South Africa, Kaiser, Library Of Congress, Kashmir, Shimla, Bombay, Gujarat, Urdu, Gandhi, University of Manchester, Anglo, AINA, South India


20 travel books to take a globe-trotting voyage without ever leaving home, including coffee table books, fiction and nonfiction reads, cookbooks, and coloring books

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Although states are continuing phased reopenings, many travelers aren't ready to hop on a plane just yet as the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the US. Additionally, Americans are currently banned from traveling to a lengthy list of countries. To help satisfy wanderlust, we've rounded up 20 of the best travel books that will help whisk you away to the...
Tags: Amazon, London, Sweden, Yosemite, Australia, Cdc, Mexico, China, India, Africa, Israel, Disney, US, Jerusalem, San Francisco, Trends


At Last, a Biography of India’s Grand Old Man

Dinyar Patel’s splendidly researched, elegantly written book traces the life of a memorable pioneer. ‘A Parsee is no more a representative of Indians, than a Nestorian Christian would be of Ottomans.’ — The Spectator Dadabhai Naoroji, Dinyar Patel writes in this splendidly researched, elegantly written book, made at least two whistle-stop tours across most of India. Neither of these tours touched the South but there is no mistaking the fact that he was a respected figure across India. Revi...
Tags: Books, Congress, Life, India, US, Britain, Shanghai, Bulgaria, Westminster, South, Zanzibar, Bombay, Salisbury, Holborn, Calcutta, Muslim League


Join Female Founders Fund’s Anu Duggal for a live Q&A right now

Startups are rebounding. Venture capitalists are open for business. And during the pandemic, the pace of dealmaking has not slowed down. But how is this new era of uncertainty impacting underrepresented founders? Has startup-land become more inclusive, or do warm intros still dictate who gets a meeting and the way a deal closes? To talk about all this and more, we’re bringing on the woman behind Female Founders Fund, Anu Duggal, to the virtual Extra Crunch Live stage today. Join us at 11 a...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, E-commerce, Venture Capital, Melinda Gates, Rent The Runway, Bombay, London Business School, Female Founders Fund, Zola, Myntra, ECL, Reshma Saujani, Crunch, Duggal


Join Female Founders Fund’s Anu Duggal for a live Q&A today at 11 am PDT/2 pm EDT

Startups are rebounding. Venture capitalists are open for business. And during the pandemic, the pace of dealmaking has not slowed down. But how is this new era of uncertainty impacting underrepresented founders? Has startup-land become more inclusive, or do warm intros still dictate who gets a meeting and the way a deal closes? To talk about all this and more, we’re bringing on the woman behind Female Founders Fund, Anu Duggal, to the virtual Extra Crunch Live stage today. Join us at 11 a...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, E-commerce, Venture Capital, Melinda Gates, Rent The Runway, Bombay, London Business School, Female Founders Fund, Zola, Myntra, ECL, Reshma Saujani, Crunch, Duggal


B.N. Nayak, an unsung hero of Indian journalism, one of the pillars on which ‘The Times of India’ stands, departs at 70

“Telling people, who did not know Mr So-and-So was alive, that Mr So-and-So is dead,” is one of the better definitions of the basic functions of journalism. And so it comes to pass that newspaper readers in Mysore, who (mostly) did not know who Mr B.N. Nayak was, are being informed today that B.N. Nayak is no more. *** Although Nityanand Nayak gets the mandatory two-paragraph mention reserved for the dead in newspapers—one para with name, age, occupation, and another para with who he or...
Tags: Travel, Media, City, People, Times, Bangalore, Bombay, Franklyn, Times of India, Kannada, Mysore, The Times of India, Nayak, Mysore-Bangalore, Churumuri, Deccan Herald


DE-CIX India SVP Sudhir Kunder on India’s internet exchange ecosystem

Internet exchanges, or IXs, are where content providers and internet service providers meet, to exchange data and peer. They’re among the main reasons why fixed line broadband connections cost so little for the same amount of data as a mobile network. We spoke to Sudhir Kunder, Senior Vice President – National Sales at DE-CIX India, formerly the Mumbai Internet Exchange, about their expansion to ten data centres in the country, and the state of the exchange ecosystem in India. Below is a lightly...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Telecom, Delhi, Mumbai, Bombay, Chennai, Mt Everest, GPON, ST Telemedia, BSNL, STT, Mumbai Internet Exchange, NIXI, Netflixes


As Covid separates, Karachi’s Parsis grow closer with online Humbandagi prayers

Natasha Mavalvala is standing on the upper floor of the H. J. Behrana agiari in Karachi’s Saddar, singing hymns for the souls of the departed. Her audience is a camera, recording her recitations of the Humbandagi prayer. The hall, which used to be packed with Parsis, echoes with her solo voice. Article by Anushae Engineer | SAMAA The coronavirus pandemic has forced Parsis to turn to technology to conduct the annual communal prayers. Even with social distancing, as many Parsis are elderly, th...
Tags: News, Life, Earth, Bombay, KARACHI, Patel, Navroze, Tushna Patel, Mavalvala, Ahura Mazda, Zarathustra, Gatha, Tushna, Saddar, BVS Parsi High School, Natasha Mavalvala


Parsis in Hong Kong: what’s the secret behind their growing population?

Twelve years ago, Homyar Nasirabadwala was working as an accountant in his hometown of Mumbai, India, when he came across a job advert in a Parsi magazine seeking a full-time dasturji, a Zoroastrian priest. Already ordained in doctrines dating back to antediluvian Persia that influenced essential principles of Judaism and Christianity, Nasirabadwala figured it might be time for a change, so after 11 years of number-crunching service at Shapoorji Pallonji & Co, he applied online. Article by Rhea ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Congress, Life, China, India, Los Angeles, Bbc, Beijing, United States, New York Times, Paris, Hsbc, Shanghai, Jordan, Nigel


Everyday Parsi: The Tombstone Edition

On the last Gatha at the end of this Muktad period, I would like to share an #everydayParsi story of a different kind. While the last few authors have all shared their memories of muktad as “Everday Parsis” like you and me, today we remember the Everyday Parsis of yore who have passed away, some nearly two centuries ago. They lay in rest in faraway Parsi cemeteries. Their graves are not only a marker of their final resting place, but also a testament to the pioneerng Parsi spirit of our ancesto...
Tags: Hong Kong, Life, Macau, Bombay, LAHORE, Amritsar, LAHORE Pakistan, Parsi, Gujarati, Ashem Vohu, Gatha, Parsi Cemetery, Yatha Ahu Vairyo, Rustomji, Garothman Behest, Everyday Parsi


Bollywood 101: 10 Hindi Films to Watch in Celebration of India’s Independence Day

In observance of India’s Independence Day on Aug. 15 we decided to put together an intro to Hindi films for those interested in dipping their toes in one of the largest film industries in the world. We limited it to Hindi films from Mumbai (except “Bombay”) as India produces nearly 2,000 films a year and […]
Tags: Asia, India, Lists, Mumbai, Bollywood, Bombay, Lagaan, Sholay, Mother India


Extra Crunch Live: Join Anu Duggal for a live Q&A on August 20 at 11am PT/2pm ET

Rent the Runway and Glossier became unicorns within the same week in June 2019. That same year, only 2.7% of venture capital dollars went toward female-founded companies. Silicon Valley’s disconnect between the monetary success of female-founded companies and funding them in the first place is disheartening. The conversation is there, but the dollar sign momentum remains missing. Anu Duggal founded the Female Founders Fund before both were even a tangible reality. In 2014, the entrepreneur la...
Tags: Work, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Entrepreneurship, Events, Entrepreneur, Tech, Diversity, E-commerce, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Biotech, Melinda Gates, Rent The Runway, Bombay


Everyday Parsi: Mehbad Dastur

Our eighth author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Ervad Mehbad Dastur of Toronto, Canada Mehbad writes…  I would like to bring to the attention of readers the significance of Muktad. Photographed below are my grandparents Ervad. Mahiyar Dinshawji Nalladaroo and my grandmother Bapaimai Mahiyar Nalladaroo. My grandfather was the Panthaki (head priest) of the Banaji Atash Behram in Bombay, India which he took care for so for many years. As I grew up in Bombay, I was a very m...
Tags: Life, India, Toronto, Canada, Bombay, Nahan, Bombay India, Bapaiji, Dadar Parsi Colony, Fali, Gatha, Panthaki, Yatha Ahu Vairyo, Behram, Rustomji, Banaji Atash Behram


The World’s Best Hope for Enough Covid-19 Vaccine Comes from India

▲ Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the Serum Institute, and his wife, Natasha, at their ranch in Pune, India. Photographer: Subhash Sharma for Bloomberg Businessweek The Serum Institute of India is preparing to crank out a billion doses. And that’s just the beginning. By Ari Altstedter | Bloomberg As chief executive officer of the Serum Institute of India, the largest manufacturer of vaccines in the world, Adar Poonawalla can produce about 1.5 billion doses a year of almost any inoculation. He has ma...
Tags: Europe, Medicine, France, Life, India, Narendra Modi, Bloomberg, Paris, Oxford, West Africa, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Airbus, Bloomberg Businessweek, Michelin, University of Oxford


Everyday Parsi: Nazneen Thanawalla Spliedt

Our seventh author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Nazneen Thanawalla Spliedt of Northern California, United States Nazneen writes about her Muktad memories from Karachi Pakistan. My earliest memories of celebrating the Muktad Days in Karachi were as a young child, when my Maternal Uncle passed away and my Grandmother had his Muktads performed at home. With tables laid with fruits, flowers, divo, and every day some delicious food prepared, we would remember the souls of the depar...
Tags: Hong Kong, Life, Pakistan, North America, Bombay, Curacao, KARACHI, KARACHI Pakistan, Parsi, Anklesaria, Nazneen, Ehler, Everyday Parsi, Nazneen Thanawalla Spliedt, Northern California United States, Hama Anjuman Muktad Hambandagi


Everyday Parsi: Ervad Zarrir Bhandara

Our fifth author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Ervad Zarrir Bhandara of Los Angeles, California, USA Ervad Zarrir writes… The 10 days of Shehenshahi Muktad begins this Thursday August 6th 2020, Roj Aastaad Maah  Asfandaard YZ 1389, with 5 Hamaspathmaidhyem Gahambaar and Gatha days beginning  August 11th Tuesday and Navroze (New-Year) on August 16th Sunday. As I go down memory lane, I’m taken back to 1973, when I performed my first Muktad prayers and even before that time, when I...
Tags: California, Life, Marine, Bombay, Maharashtra, Soli, Adil, Andheri, Atash Behram, Anjuman, Dasturji, Doongerwadi, Ashish, Southern CA, Nariman, Gatha


Comment on kachumber cooler by Lois

In reply to Barkha Cardoz. Of course you were obsessed with Floyd Cardoz’s cooking Deb … one more reason to find inspiration in your recipes and writing! Tabla was my all time favorite NY restaurant and always my go-to recommendation for anyone visiting the city. And such good memories from several special meals at Bombay Bread Bar. To Barkha: your husband’s loss was felt far and wide. May his memory be a blessing.
Tags: Food, Bombay, Deb, Lois, Floyd Cardoz, Barkha Cardoz


Everyday Parsi: Homi Gandhi

Our third author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 is Homi D. Gandhi Homi writes… When I was a child, Muktaad prayers at the Gandhi household on the Gandhi Street of Parsiwad, Fort, Bharuch had a special significance, as it was one of the few Parsi homes hosting the 18-day Fasli Muktaad at home. Although I had participated in the rituals, I was very young and unaware of their significance. Sometime in February 1946, my Bapaiji (paternal grandmother) confided in me that our community handyman,...
Tags: Usa, England, New York, London, Life, India, US, Chicago, North America, Montreal, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bombay, Gandhi, Parsi, England Wales


Everyday Parsi: Nergish Udwadia

Our first author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Nergish Udwadia from Melbourne, Australia. I was recently invited by Parsi  to provide a write up on the significance of Muktad in my life. After quite some reflection, memories both coherent and remarkably clear began to emerge. Memories thought lost, though details still sketchy, musings of prayers and ceremonies magically reached the cortex and poured onto paper. Ultimately for me, Muktad is synonymous with my dear mother and as suc...
Tags: Australia, Life, Brown University, Melbourne, Bombay, Melbourne Australia, Parsi, Colaba, Atash Behrams, Everyday Parsi, Muktad, Mazagaon, Yatha Ahu, Agiyaris, Sukhar Loban, Bombay Mumbai Melbourne


The last of the Zoroastrians

My grandfather had never been a tall man, and now he looked absurdly small, no bigger than a child. Swaddled in off-white sheets like a newborn, with just his head and the soles of his feet visible, his eyes were open and mouth disconcertingly agape, as if in surprise. His corpse was slightly raised from the floor, lain atop a rickety wooden stretcher. Beside the body, three priests in white robes intoned in Avestan, the long-dead language of the Zoroastrian scriptures, as a small fire burned i...
Tags: Asia, Europe, England, New York, London, Opinion, Life, Russia, India, Israel, BJP, Narendra Modi, US, Toronto, Iran, Britain


The Irani Aviator And His Flying Machine

The Irani doctor of Dahanu and his flying machine Dr. Behramshah Mazda, MBBS, was on the phone. Talking to me from Dahanu. Hometown of the Zoroastrian Iranis. About 120-km from Mumbai by road. I was speaking to him after years. But I could picture him easily. A burly, blustery Irani. Trusted in Dahanu for decades as the go-to doctor. Everybody knows him. And for reasons other than his bedside manner and healing touch. Posted by Mark Manuel on Facebook I was writing about the Dahanu Thermal Power...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Supreme Court, Life, India, Mumbai, Boeing, Bombay, Mazda, KARACHI, Coast Guard, Irani, Udvada, Daman, Parsi Irani, Dahanu


Saklatvala Mausoleum in New York

An email from my friend Kersi Shroff tipped me off on what turned out to be a great treasure hunt in search of the Saklatvala Mausoleum in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx in New York City. Kersi writes… The Woodlawn Cemetery has cuneiform inscription on the tomb of the then well-known Phirozshah Saklatvalla, whose mother was the sister of Jamshedi Nusserwanji Tata. Phirozshah became a U.S. Citizen in 1904, making him one of the earliest non-whites to be granted citizenship. Prof. John ...
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