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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...
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Ex-Pakistan international Jamshed jailed over spot-fixing

Nasir Jamshed and his co-defendants "undermined public confidence" in the sport, a judge says
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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

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...
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The opium trader who became one of India’s richest men

On his fourth trip to China, Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy was captured by the French. It was the middle of the Napoleonic Wars and hostilities between the British and the French had carried over to the Indian Ocean. Jejeebhoy was on a British ship called the Brunswick when, off the coast of Point de Galle in present-day Sri Lanka, it came face to face with two French frigates. The Brunswick was a trade ship and didn’t have much of a crew. They didn’t stand a chance. The passengers, mostly merchants like ...
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Celebrating the Persian New Year in Mumbai

Every year in the third week of March, Manijeh Irani, 64, makes a tour of the markets of her adopted city, Mumbai—grocery stores, stalls of fresh and dried fruit, sweet shops, even an aquarium—for goods to adorn her festive table for Nowruz, the Persian New Year. Article by Chandrahas Choudhury | Wall Street Journal Nowruz (”new day”) is pegged to the Northern Hemisphere’s vernal equinox and symbolizes the upswing of the forces of light and life after the dark cold days of winter; it is one of h...
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Pakistan’s Jamshed charged over bribery offences

London (AFP) – Banned former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been charged in Britain with bribery offences as part of an investigation into spot-fixing in cricket, the National Crime Agency said on Thursday. Jamshed and... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Our dear friend and mentor Dr. Shernaz Cama write in the Jame Jamshed newspaper The Jiyo Parsi Scheme was set up to arrest the decline in our community’s population. However, over time, it has been realised that there’s no one direct method to solve our problem. In recent years, changes and additions have been made to the Scheme to best suit the community’s needs. Jiyo Parsi is not just an infertility treatment programme but a project that addresses the multiple socio-cultural concerns of the ...
Tags: Life, Issues, Parsi, Jamshed, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Jame Jamshed, Shernaz Cama, Jiyo Parsi

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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Independent adjudicator upholds Jamshed's 10-year ban

Jamshed can, however, hold a management or administration post, something he was barred from earlie
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Ex-Pakistan opener Jamshed gets 10-year ban for spot-fixing role

Former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed is banned for 10 years for his part in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the Pakistan Super League in 2017.
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Jamshed rejects PCB's corruption charges

The PCB has referred the matter for adjudication to a three-member anti-corruption tribunal
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Jamshed challenges PCB's corruption charges

The PCB has referred the matter for adjudication to a three-member anti-corruption tribunal
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BPP trustees move court over defamatory articles

Owner of Mumbai Samachar to appear in HC on Feb. 16 Mumbai: Trustees of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) have approached the Bombay High Court over a series of news reports published in a supplement of Mumbai Samachar, one of the oldest Gujarati dailies in the country. Over the past few weeks, several articles criticising the BPP have been carried in the supplement, Metro Junction. Sources said all seven BPP trustees have signed consent terms, which restrict them from publishing material d...
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Zoroastrains in India to explore cultural boundaries

An annual tour is bringing together young Zoroastrians from across the world to explore their culture in India and even find a partner Return To Roots fellows on a BEST, Mumbai. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint As the tall blue bus rounds the corner of Mumbai’s Crawford Market on to Mohammed Ali Road, the Sunday morning street traders squint up at the tourists assembled on its open upper deck. Some of them wave, and one guy blows a cheerful kiss to the 22-year-old American with a camera stra...
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Pakistan batsman Jamshed banned after spot-fixing case

Former Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed given one-year ban for not co-operating with an investigation into spot-fixing.
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Many think Parsis are a model minority. Are they?

Debates over the Uniform Civil Code usually zero in on one kind of personal law: Muslim matrimonial law. What gets less airtime is Parsi matrimonial law. We assume that it lacks the gender asymmetries of Muslim personal law. There is a long history of Parsis being held up as a model minority, by implied contrast with Muslims. This narrative was at its heyday under British rule. It is enjoying a revival in Modi’s India. Article by Mitra Sharafi | Times of India Contrary to the “model minority” ...
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Homyar Nasirabadwala: Being A Parsi Priest in Hong Kong

Homyar Nasirabadwala, one of the few full-time Parsi priests working outside India, talks about his community, traditions and making sure the dhansak is right In a small, air-conditioned room in Hong Kong’s busy Causeway Bay area, behind a framed, larger-than-life portrait of Parsi merchant Jamsetji Jeejeebhoy, there is talk of dhansak. Article by Bhavya Dore | LiveMint Homyar Nasirabadwala is speaking of the fortnightly dinners organized on the middle floors of the Zoroastrian Building for t...
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'The evidence against me is ridiculous' - Jamshed

The former Pakistan batsman said the WhatsApp conversations that the PCB intend to use against him in court were baseless
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Jamshed ready to cooperate with PCB after NCA inquiry ends

The PCB had charged the former Pakistan opener with two violations of their Anti-Corruption Code, for obstructing and not cooperating with their investigation, in relation to allegations of corruption in PSL 2017
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Jamshed charged by PCB

The former Pakistan opener has 14 days to respond to the charges of alleged breaches of the PCB's anti-corruption code
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Jamshed charged by PCB for alleged corruption

The former Pakistan opener has 14 days to respond to the charges of alleged breaches of the PCB's anti-corruption code
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Pakistan batsman Jamshed arrested over spot-fixing claims

Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed is one of two men who were arrested by UK investigators in connection with alleged corruption, the BBC understands.
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Jamshed arrested in alleged PSL corruption case

Nasir Jamshed, the former Pakistan opener, and one other man have have been arrested in the UK in relation to the ongoing investigation into alleged corruption in the Pakistan Super League (PSL)
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Jamshed provisionally suspended by PCB

Jamshed has become the third player to be provisionally suspended by the PCB as the board continues its investigation into the corruption scandal that has hit the ongoing Pakistan Super League
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Pakistan batsman Jamshed provisionally suspended by PCB

Batsman Nasir Jamshed is provisionally suspended from all forms of cricket for violating the Pakistan Cricket Board's anti-corruption code.
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After air crash, Pakistan fights over legacy of rock star-turned-cleric

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The death of Junaid Jamshed, a Pakistani rock star-turned-evangelist, in a plane crash on Wednesday has stirred debate over his legacy, raising questions that cut to the heart of Pakistan's widening cultural schisms. Jamshed, 52, was one of Pakistan's first rock stars before abandoning music to advocate a strict interpretation of Islam that would curtail women's freedoms. Much of the reaction to the crash, that killed all 47 people on a flight from northern m...
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Pakistan pop star turned cleric among those feared dead in air crash: official

Junaid Jamshed, a Pakistani pop star turned evangelical Muslim cleric, was on board an aircraft that crashed into a mountainside on Wednesday, a airline official told Reuters. Jamshed rocketed to fame in Pakistan in the 1980s and 1990s as the singer for the Vital Signs rock group, and later launched a solo career, with a string of chart-topping albums and hits. Jamshed retired from music in 2001 and announced that he was devoting his life to Islam, joining the conservative Tableeghi Jamaat relig...
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The mystery of the clock tower deaths

A century and a quarter after two Parsi girls fell to their death from the iconic Rajabai Clock Tower in Mumbai, the shocking incident continues to intrigue On 25 April 1891, at about 4pm, Bachubai and Pherozebai fell to their death from Rajabai Clock Tower in Bombay University. Bachubai was the wife of Ardeshir Godrej, the founder of Godrej Brothers Co., and Pherozebai was his sister. Their bodies showed evidence of sexual assault—nail marks on breasts, legs and groins. After a few weeks, on 8...
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Capt. Hormazdiar Desai: A ray of light for those in dark

Padma Shree awardee, Capt. Desai who celebrates his 100th birthday on October 20, today has founded seven institutes for the blind community. In the bylanes of Colaba, sitting in the living room of an old Parsi house, with his wife Perin sitting to his right, and about twenty-odd visually impaired, along with a few peers, he looked extremely content with his life. Fondly called Captain Saib by all, Capt. Hormazdiar Jamshedji Muncherji Desai is famed for his unconditional support and contributio...
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