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In passing of Yazdani’s Zend, Mumbai has lost a master baker

“Get rid of your cough, eat my ginger biscuit.” The baker who kneaded such happy prescriptions into Mumbai’s gut via the blackboard of the iconic Yazdani bakery in Fort is no more. Zend Meherwan Zend, the jovial co-owner of the six-decade-old Irani bakery who said bread must have a bite to it and who did not let Parkinson’s disease keep him from sipping tea or relishing ice-cream at the cash counter, passed away at age 86 this past Sunday. Article by Sharmila Ganesan Ram | TNN With the departu...
Tags: Life, Mumbai, Bombay, Alexander, Fort, Parkinson, Colaba, Zend, Irani, Food And Beverage, Deepak Rao, Mantralaya, Kurush Dalal, Yazdani, Zend Meherwan Zend, Kalyan Karmakar


Let’s try and identify England’s purest and greatest bits and pieces cricketer

A bits-and-pieces cricketer is a player who wouldn’t warrant a place in the side as a batsman or a bowler but somehow gets picked anyway based on cumulative all-round ability. Let’s try and find England’s purest and greatest bits and pieces cricketer. Before we get into this, you may be wondering why we’re doing this as an England thing and not as an international thing. ‘What about James Hopes?’ you cry. ‘What about Azhar Mahmood?’ The reason why we’re not doing this as an international...
Tags: England, Sex, India, Features, New Zealand, Clarke, Sussex, Samit Patel, Miller, Chris Harris, Robert Croft, Snape, Wright, HARRIS, Harare, Patel


Maneckji Seth Agiary – Parsi Imprint on Mumbai

Anyone who has lived in or grown up in Mumbai would know at least one Parsi for sure. And if new, you will wonder about the fuss around Bun-Maska (Bun-Butter), Bhurji-Pav (Scrambled eggs-Bread) and Irani Chai (Persian Tea). That is the extent to which the Parsis are part of the cosmopolitan weave of this city. The history of Bombay and the Parsis almost run parallel, with the community making their presence felt since the mid-17th century. Their contribution to the island’s early development, an...
Tags: Life, India, Unesco, Mumbai, Bombay, Fort, Parsi, Irani, Vikas Dilawari, Wadia, Wadia Clock Tower, Banaji Limji Agiary, Perin Nariman, Lamassu, Maneckji Seth Agiary, Bun Maska Bun Butter Bhurji Pav


Mobeds and Fire Hazards

Problems, Suggestions, Solutions & Action Article by WZO Trusts & Empowering Mobeds The Cause The recent incident of a young Mobed performing the boye ceremony being severely burnt due to the Jama worn by him having caught fire by flying embers has made it essential to review safety norms in the interest of our Mobeds. Background Since time immemorial Zoroastrians have worshipped the fire and generations of Mobeds have tended to the fires in our various Atash Behra...
Tags: Life, India, Religion, JAMA, Irani, Jamaa, Mobeds, Vada Dasturjis, Behdins, World Zoroastrian Organisation WZO Trust Funds


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


Meherwan Irani Wants to Change Stereotypes About the South, Starting With Dinner

In Person of Interest, we talk to the people catching our eye right now about what they’re doing, eating, reading, and loving. Next up is Meherwan Irani, a chef and the founder of Brown in the South, a dinner series that aims to bridge the American South with South Asia. Article by Elyse Inamine | Bon Apetit I had heard of Meherwan Irani as the chef-owner behind a bunch of beloved restaurants in the South: Chai Pani in Asheville and Decatur, Botiwalla in Atlanta, and Buxton Hall Barbecue, a BA 1...
Tags: Europe, Mississippi, Life, India, Atlanta, South, Emmett Till, Brown, Gomez, Jose Andres, Asheville, Irani, Vish, Deccan Plateau, Chai Pani, Food And Beverage


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


80-plus Irani brothers with a zest for life die of Covid-19 in Mumbai

Everyone who has known of the Ferzandi brothers — Darius, 85 and Plumarz, 81 succumbing to the deadly coronavirus within weeks of each other last month, have been aching with memories of the two bespectacled old Parsi men. Darius was a fixture at the glass gallah of his quaint little Byculla Restaurant & Bakery taking the loban around his cafe every evening, and Plumarz who knew almost every patron of his Byculla Pharmacy & Stores by name ever since they took over the reins of their father’s bus...
Tags: Life, India, Iran, Mumbai, Bombay, Parsi, Darius, Irani, Vakil, Rustom Baug, Ferzandi, Hormazdiyaar Vakil, Plumarz, Byculla Pharmacy Stores, Kaikushru Ferzandi, Parsi Bawa


Darius Ferzandi of Byculla Restaurant and Bakery Passes Away

We are saddened to hear about the passing away of Darius Ferzandi, the owner of Byculla Restaurant And Bakery which closed down earlier this year. In a social media post Bombaywalla Historical Works writes We are sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Darius Ferzandi, senior partner of Byculla Restaurant & Bakery, which shut earlier this year. Mr. Ferzandi sat at the gullah (counter) of the Restaurant since 1954, and would perform the loban ritual every evening. Here he is with Mr. Sheri...
Tags: Usa, Life, India, Ford Mustang, Dubai, Marshall, Katy, Persia, Darius, Irani, Individuals, Jehangir, Rustom, Kurty, Zarine, Roshan


The Runaways

Bolting from their village homes to build better lives, plucky young boys landed in Bombay with no more than a coin rattling in ragged pockets. Years of slog later, they contributed considerably as entrepreneurs, entertainers and educationists. Track Stage comedian Jangoo Irani (extreme right) with Burjor Patel, Dinshah Daji, and Ruby Patel in the Adi Marzban caper, Ari Bethela Erachshah. Pic courtesy/ Meher Marfatia: Laughter in the house: 20-th century Parsi theatre Article by Meher Marfatia...
Tags: London, Life, Germany, India, Iran, Afghanistan, Heritage, Goa, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bombay, Mont Blanc, Central Bank, Roxy, KARACHI, Uma


Zanzibar’s forgotten religion

A CRUMBLING TEMPLE for an ancient religion lies hidden from the street, just beyond the fields of Mnazi Moja. All but forgotten, its doors are rarely opened; the once prominent Zoroastrians have all but disappeared from Zanzibar. Their fire temple, now falling to ruin, was once a place where worshippers gathered to celebrate their god, Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord), and where weddings were held and people buried. Article by Vanessa Beddoe | Swahili Coast the gates which open up to bea...
Tags: Top, Life, India, History, Jesus, Christ, Zanzibar, Gujarat, Arabia, Judaism Christianity, Stone Town, Irani, Zarathushtra, Ahura Mazda, Avesta, Vanessa Beddoe


The 1990s-est Ashes, day five: England and Australia slowly build all-time thriller

Last week we picked our 1990s-est England team and our 1990s-est Australia team. This week we’re pitting them against each other in a one-off exhibition Test match with the aid of Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode. (This follows Sim Series: Sri Lanka v England last month.) England (19-0 and 338 all out) need 360 runs to beat Australia (519 all out and 197-2 dec). Here’s what happened on day four. Mike Atherton and Nick Knight walk to the crease. The sun is shining, the p...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Devon, Taylor, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Jonathan Agnew, Australia Cricket News, Miller, Stewart, Fleming, Mullally, Mike Atherton, Nick Knight, Atherton


The 1990s-est Ashes, day three: Australia plug away

Last week we picked our 1990s-est England team and our 1990s-est Australia team. This week we’re pitting them against each other in a one-off exhibition Test match with the aid of Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode. (This follows Sim Series: Sri Lanka v England last month.) England (66-0) trail Australia (519 all out) by 453 runs. Mike Atherton and Nick Knight walk out. It’s cloudy, but after yesterday evening’s show of solidity, there’s some cause for optimism. Morn...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Mark Waugh, Jonathan Agnew, Australia Cricket News, Stewart, Fleming, Mike Atherton, Nick Knight, Habib, Waugh, Bevan, Ronnie Irani


Sim Nineties: the 1990s-est Ashes – day one

Last week we picked our 1990s-est England team and our 1990s-est Australia team. This week we’re pitting them against each other in a one-off exhibition Test match with the aid of Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode. (This follows Sim Series: Sri Lanka v England last month.) The match is being played in England because that’s what we decided. If you think that gives England an advantage, consider (a) what happened in the Ashes during the 1990s (Australia won every series, ho...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Devon, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Steve Waugh, Mark Waugh, Jonathan Agnew, Australia Cricket News, Ian Healy, Jesus Christ, Slater, Shane, Agnew, Mullally


Theatre legend Yazdi Karanjia felicitated for keeping Parsi theatre alive in state

“There are just 67,000 Parsis left in the world, but they give an impression of a million because people like Yazdi Karanjia have dedicated their lives for a good cause,’’ said actor and theatre artist Boman Irani. Irani was speaking at a programme to felicitate the Gujarati Parsi theatre legend in the city on Sunday. Karanjia was recently awarded Padma Shri. “I have a long way to go to be compared with what Yazdibhai has done for the theatre. I have done nothing so far. I feel humbled to be a...
Tags: Life, Theater, Padma Shri, Irani, National Commission, Farzan, Surat, Yazdi Karanjia, Boman Irani Irani, Yazdibhai, Mezarin Variav, Surat Parsi Panchayat Parsi Pragti Mandal Surat, Surat Parsi Gymkhana, Dastur Khushed Dastoor, Gujarati Parsi


How Parsis shaped India’s taste for soft drinks

A bottle of Pallonji’s raspberry soda comes with this helpful disclaimer: “Contains no fruit.” Electric red in colour, and syrupy sweet to the taste, the raspberry soda is a beloved cultural icon of India’s fast-disappearing Parsi community – as well as the endangered Irani cafes in the western city of Mumbai. Article by Dinyar Patel | BBC It is pure, fizzy nostalgia. But peer more closely into one of Pallonji’s ancient glass bottles and you can discern a story of much greater significance: ho...
Tags: Europe, England, London, Life, Singapore, India, Iran, Bbc, Food And Drink, Mumbai, Coca Cola, Duke, Hyderabad, Rogers, Kolkata, Bombay


Sumptuously Persian

India’s pioneering Persian chef Afshin Kohinoor unlocks his culinary treasure chest for Krishnaraj Iyengar Welcome my dear welcome,” he gushes over his galla counter as a mixed international crowd pours in on a Saturday afternoon. After selfie sessions with Julius, the handsome pet canine standing tall on the counter, they make themselves at home on old wooden chairs and sturdy tables with quaint checkered table cloth for some pure culinary magic. Article by Krishnaraj Iyengar | Deccan Herald ...
Tags: Life, India, Iran, Food And Drink, Buckingham Palace, Mumbai, Britannia, Elizabeth, Julius, Parsi, Irani, Yazd, Berry Pulao, Boman Kohinoor, Afshin Kohinoor, India Known


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


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


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


Irani Cafes and Parsi Food | LEGENDARY Mumbai Restaurants

This video is about the legendary Irani cafes in Mumbai. Mumbai food is incomplete without the mention of Parsi food. Also Irani and Parsi restaurants are considered as legendary restaurants because of the sheer time since which they have been operational. So this video is about Parsi cuisine in Mumbai. Mumbai restaurants have a lot to offer and there are so many old time Parsi restaurants that are still operational. These Irani restaurants in Mumbai serve authentic parsi food and are also known...
Tags: Life, Food And Drink, Mumbai, Parsi, Irani, Mumbai Mumbai, Irani Cafes, Parsi Food, Berry Pulao Irani chai Mawa Cake


Bun Ki Baat: Irani Cafes of South Bombay

‘Bun Ki Baat’ is the story of the Irani bakeries and cafes of South Bombay. It is also the story of the men behind the counters and that of a rich Indo-Iranian Heritage. Bun Ki Baat is the story of generational conflict and how changing times and changing preferences have led to the decline in the condition of these iconic Irani cafes. Shot, Produced and Edited by the Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai: All Rights Reserved.
Tags: Life, Food And Drink, Irani, South Bombay, Irani Cafes of South Bombay, Bun Ki Baat, Heritage Bun Ki Baat, Xavier Institute of Communications Mumbai


India Plans to Train Women to Combat Water Challenge

(Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government plans to employ women across villages to test water quality to combat rising challenges, amid scarcity of the resource across India.Women in villages across 256 water-scarce districts will receive training to ensure clean water supplies, Smriti Irani, the federal minister for women & child development, said in Mumbai Tuesday. The program will be expanded to cover all of India’s 750,000 villages, Irani said.Inadequate water supply, sanitati...
Tags: News, India, Narendra Modi, Bloomberg, Paris, World Bank, Mumbai, New Delhi, New York London, Indian Parliament, Ruth Pollard, Karthikeyan, Irani, Smriti Irani, Bloomberg Equality Summit, Bloomberg Asia


Ardeshir Irani, the father of Indian talkies who had many other milestones to his name

Ardeshir Irani | Commons New Delhi: “The theatre was mobbed. Tickets were unavailable for weeks and the police was called in to control a riotous mob,” writes movie historian B.D. Garga on the discharge of Alam Ara in his e book, Artwork of Cinema. Article on LIIST STUDIO The primary Indian sound movie, Alam Ara, was launched in 1931. It modified India eternally. And if there’s one particular person whose identify is most indelibly linked with this alteration, it’s Ardeshir Irani. In the pre...
Tags: Hollywood, Film, Life, India, Iran, New Delhi, Bombay, Alexander, Shyam Benegal, Indira, Anglo, Jafar, Pune, Irani, Adil, Ardeshir Irani


Economic crisis impacts generosity of Iranian church

Iran (MNN) -- At the end of September, Iran’s inflation rate reached nearly 43 percent , causing the extreme devaluation of the Iranian rial. The economic woes and crippling economy are partly due to sanctions the United States placed on the country earlier this year. David* of  Heart4Iran  says it has thrown the country into crisis. “We’re hearing of stories of just people unable to pay for their rent, buy groceries. Any kind of basic necessities are really becoming unaffordable,” David s...
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Berry old memory: Kunal Vijayakar on Britannia’s delights

Mumbai will miss Boman Kohinoor, who passed away at 97, after a lifetime spent behind the counter of Ballard Estate’s iconic Britannia & Co. See what makes the place so special. Article by Kunal Vijayakar | Hindustan Times A lunch of berry pulao, made to Boman Kohinoor’s wife’s recipe, is considered one of the must-do meals in Mumbai. (SANTOSH HARHARE/ HT PHOTO) Much has been written about the sunny, buoyant and elderly keeper of the 96-year -old legacy of one of Mumbai’s extraordinary insti...
Tags: Life, Food And Drink, Mumbai, Britannia, Hindustan Times, Berry, Parsi, Irani, Kunal Vijayakar, Kohinoor, Berry Pulao, Britannia Co, Ballard Estate, Boman Kohinoor, Patra Ni Macchi, Dukes Mangola


Boman Rashid Kohinoor: In Memorarium

RIP Boman Kohinoor: Mumbai’s famed Britannia restaurant loses its beloved diamond Mumbai’s popular restaurateur, Boman Kohinoor, the co-owner of Iranian-Parsi cafe Britannia & Co at Ballard Pier, died Wednesday at the city’s Parsee General Hospital. Article in Indian Express Mumbai’s popular restaurateur, Boman Kohinoor, the co-owner of Iranian-Parsi cafe Britannia & Co at Ballard Pier, died Wednesday at the city’s Parsee General Hospital. (Express photo: Janak Rathod) Boman was 97 year o...
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Aide to winning candidate of India's ruling BJP shot dead

An aide to an Indian ruling party candidate, who recently defeated Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi for a seat in parliament, was shot dead overnight, police said on Sunday. Surendra Singh was an aide to Smriti Irani, a former television actress and dogged minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet. In one of the biggest upsets of the election that handed Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a second term, Irani beat Gandhi in the Amethi constituency, which had been h...
Tags: News, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Modi, Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, Congress Party, Irani, Smriti Irani, Amethi, Surendra Singh


What is curry and the differences

Curry isn’t actually a spice. Granted, in America, we’re used to strolling up to the spice aisle and picking between a few different jars of curry powder. Or, for the more adventurous, going to the local farmers market and picking between two dozen different curry “blends.” Yet curry on its own isn’t an actual spice but rather a mix of spices. And if you associate curry with India, well, curry powder doesn’t exist either. “Back home, we don’t have anything called curry powder; that doesn’t ex...
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Batasas and the Parsi Bakery: Not Just Dhansak Ep 02 Featuring Cyrus Dotiwala

On this episode, Bawi Bride Perzen Patel is in conversation with the sixth generation owner of the very famous Dotivala Bakery in Surat, Cyrus Dotivala. Cyrus shares the story of how bread traveled from Dutch settlers to Parsis and how the famous Parsi Batasas and Nankhatai were invented. Together they talk about multi-generational businesses and how technology is required for them to stay relevant today. What is the future of Parsi and Irani bakeries in India? To what length can one adapt and c...
Tags: Life, India, Food And Drink, Parsi, Irani, Perzen Patel, Nankhatai, Batasas, Cyrus Dotiwala, Dotivala Bakery, Surat Cyrus Dotivala Cyrus, Parsi Batasas, Batasa