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How the Parsis Shaped Theatre in Colonial Bombay

Flops, frauds or community disapproval did not prove obstacles to the growth of the theatre enterprise. Elphinstone Circle in Bombay in the 1870s. Photo: Lee-Warner Collection/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA When one thinks of Horniman Circle – the ring of elegant old buildings in south Mumbai – today, several associations spring to mind: the glossy storefronts of Starbucks and Hermes – the temples of neoliberal globalism; men snoozing on the garden’s shaded benches – a respite from...
Tags: Life, China, Wikipedia, India, Turkey, Iran, Starbucks, Victoria, Theater, Hermès, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bombay, Madras, Town Hall


Parsis In The Deccan: Trusted traders with quirky sense of humour

Known for their quirky sense of humour and love for food, Parsis are regarded as honest businessmen. Parsis in the twin cities have made a mark in the fields of automobiles, confectionary, software and in the good old days even minted their own currency known as the Pestonshahi Sicca. The biggest name in the world of business is Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer, who was a student of the Hyderabad Public School. But much before that when the Parsis first came to the city about 200 yea...
Tags: Usa, Life, India, Canada, Hyderabad, Aurangabad, Parsi, Nizam, Baria, Karan Bilimoria, Wadias, Pestonshahi Sicca, Hyderabad Public School, Seth Viccajee, Seth Pestonji, Homi J Chenoy