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The history of Karachi’s Homi Katrak Chambers

If you head to Clifton after passing Sind Club and Frere Hall in Karachi, you’ll come to a traffic signal at Lilly Bridge, with a piece of history on its left: Homi Katrak Chambers. This stunning pre-Partition heritage building was bought by TPL Properties and will be converted into a luxury real estate complex. This is its story. Photo: Twitter/@annusraza The building’s story begins with a Zoroastrian businessman by the name of Kavasji Katrak. He came to India in the early 1900s and was base...
Tags: UK, Life, India, Heritage, Pakistan, Clifton, KARACHI, Pinto, St Johns, Yusuf, RAWALPINDI, Jamshed, Katrak Parsi Colony, Homi, Lever Brothers, Abdullah Haroon


The Global Iranshah Initiative

The ‘Global Iranshah Initiative’ is a worldwide endeavor of love and devotion to our holiest of holy, Pak Iranshah, in Udvada gaam (Gujarat), with an aim to support and perpetuate its legacy and our priceless and timeless heritage. The global initiative was officially first launched on 24th December, 2017 at the second Iranshah Udvada Ustav (IUU), and its dynamic, interactive website was launched at IUU’s third chapter on 27th December, 2019. Published in the Parsi Times The Irans...
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Remembering an Indian Prometheus: Homi J. Bhabha

On 12 March 1944, a proposal was despatched from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) at Bangalore to the Sir Dorab Tata Trust in Bombay. The letter read ‘I have for some time past nurtured the idea of founding a first class school of research in the most advanced branches of physics in Bombay… when nuclear energy has been successfully applied for power production in say a couple of decades from now, India will not have to look abroad for its experts but will find them ready at hand’. The lett...
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Day 03: 11th World Zoroastrian Congress 2018 Perth Australia

The last day of the Congress dawned bright and sunny on a Perth winter Sunday. After the previous night’s River Cruise, the participants were raring to get on with the program. The morning saw renditions of some new songs by Mani Rao. The first morning session had eminent archeologist Allison Betts who spoke about the work she has been doing in Central Asia. She raised some very relevant questions about preservation of Zoroastrian sites and from there in what we learn about our history and where...
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Parsis Of Sri Lanka: Denizens From A Land Far Away

In British colonial times, enterprising Parsis looked further south, and set their sights on Sri Lanka, bringing home a good many Parsi families. Parsi Pioneers Gathering of Parsis outside Parsi Club, c.1940s. Those were the days when there were about 200 Parsis here before the Swabasha policy in the 1950s spurred many to migrate. Image courtesy Aban Pestonjee The Parsis are known for their pioneering spirit and it is possible that even before colonial times, a few had established themselves...
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