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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

Chinchani & India’s First Arab Governor

On the 28th of June 1955, The Times of India (Mumbai) carried a very interesting story of the discovery, by a farmer, of 9 inscribed copper plates from his field in the village of Chinchani near Dahanu, in the Palghar district of Maharashtra. Little did he know that what he had ‘dug’ up was a peep into the history of the region, stretching back over 900 years – a time when the area was under the Rashtrakutas and their Arab governor, who oversaw the region. Article by Kurush Dalal | Live History ...
Tags: Life, India, History, Heritage, Mumbai, Arab, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jodhpur, Arabian Sea, Ganesh, Krishna, Kannada, Shaka, Palghar, Devi

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 Located on Bazaar Gate Street in the Fort of Bombay, most of the printing equipment in the press was hopelessly outdated.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

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

5 Amazing Luxury Tours in India You Must Experience in 2020

India is one of the most religious nations in the world. Some of the most deeply religious societies, cultures, and cuisines of India are very popular. India is well-known for tourism. All these attractions make India the best destination for luxury holidays. In my recent visit to India, I was bedazzled by the way luxury was rooted in every little aspect. Luxury was inevitable in their tradition and culture. Be it the hospitality, food, interiors, dance, festivals, or even clothes, everything wa...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, India, Nepal, Goa, Hyderabad, South Asia, Rishikesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Agra, Buddhist, Amritsar, Assam, Corbett, Southern India

India Bans Most Popular Game Over Fear of Creating ‘Psychopaths’

After China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. introduced a mobile version of the death match that’s free to play, it has become the most popular smartphone game in the world, with enthusiasts from the U.S. to Russia to Malaysia. Nowhere has resistance to the game been quite like India. Multiple cities have banned PUBG, as it’s known, and police in Western India arrested 10 university students for playing.
Tags: Science, China, Russia, India, Malaysia, Western India, Tencent Holdings Ltd, PUBG

India Bans on Most Popular Game Show Fear of Creating ‘Psychopaths’

After China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. introduced a mobile version of the death match that’s free to play, it has become the most popular smartphone game in the world, with enthusiasts from the U.S. to Russia to Malaysia. Nowhere has resistance to the game been quite like India. Multiple cities have banned PUBG, as it’s known, and police in Western India arrested 10 university students for playing.
Tags: Science, China, Russia, India, Malaysia, Western India, Tencent Holdings Ltd, PUBG

Cities In India Ban 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Over Fears It Turns Children Into 'Psychopaths'

Player Unknown's Battlegrounds is facing a "ferocious" backlash in India, Bloomberg reports: Nowhere has resistance to the game been quite like India. Multiple cities have banned PUBG, as it's known, and police in Western India arrested 10 university students for playing. The national child rights commission has recommended barring the game for its violent nature. One of India's largest Hindi newspapers declared PUBG an "epidemic" that turned children into "manorogi," or psychopaths. "There are ...
Tags: India, Tech, Western India, Navbharat Times, PUBG, India Bloomberg

Can you crack this 150-year-old cloth merchants’ code?

Fabric trading in 1800s Bombay was a complex affair, with towels, hand-signals and secret bids. See how one british newspaper described it Would you have recognised the Bombay of 150 years ago? No suburbs. No traffic jams. No concrete jungle. No malls. Could you have done business there? This image, taken from an engraving reproduced in the illustrated weekly newspaper, Graphic, in 1870 depicts an interesting moment in the brokers’ rooms of an English merchant. Article by Rachel Lopez | Hindust...
Tags: Life, China, Africa, History, Bombay, Parsi, Western India, Rachel Lopez, India Persia Afghanistan Arabian

How Indian opium traders from Bombay helped the British Raj wreck China’s economy

Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, who helped build modern Bombay and was the first Indian to be knighted by Queen Victoria, was a prominent figure in the business. Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy & Company, founded 200 years ago in September 1818, encapsulated the enterprise-driven cosmopolitanism of Bombay. The firm was named for its Parsi head, who took as partners the Gujarati Jain Motichund Amichund, the Konkani Muslim Mohammed Ali Rogay and, later, the Goan Catholic Roger de Faria. The island city was, till the ...
Tags: Hong Kong, England, London, Life, China, India, History, Britain, Victoria, Bombay, Company, Pitt, Guangzhou, Brunswick, Bengal, Assam

What Killed Off the Dinosaurs?

What Killed Off the Dinosaurs? The Atlantic has an article about the cause of the dinosaur extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period, 66 million years ago and the raucous debate within geological circles.  Overall it’s a pretty good article, mostly addressed to laymen, and doesn’t get too scientific.  And let’s face it, dinosaurs are darn interesting—they’re big (the apatosaurus were the biggest land animal ever to walk the earth), scary (who didn’t shudder at the T-Rex scene in Jurassic P...
Tags: India, Religion, Earth, Noah, Atlantic, Jurassic Park, Siberia, Time Magazine, UC Berkeley, Princeton University, Keller, Sharpton, University of Texas at Austin, Western India, Central Atlantic, Observation

The Zoroastrian Flame: An Interview with Khojeste Mistree

Khojeste Mistree talks about one of the world’s oldest surviving religions and what we can learn from it in the present day Zoroastrianism has  an unbroken tradition going back 3,500 years. It is now the faith of a relatively small community centred in Western India and Iran, which continues to tend the sacred flame of its unique vision. Recent years have seen growing Western interest in the tradition, with a major London exhibition at The School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) in 2013...
Tags: Usa, England, London, Law, Interview, Life, India, Jerusalem, Iran, David, West, Judaism, Middle East, Christianity, Islam, Oxford

It Truly is Worth Going to Perth

In a few hours the 11th World Zoroastrian Congress will begin in Perth. This will be a Congress of a few firsts, all of which make it worth going to Perth. For the first time it is being hosted in the Southern Hemisphere. And for the first time it is in the Oceania region. When Firoz Pestonji bid for the Congress to be hosted in his hometown, it took a lot of guts and some risk in taking the leap. To me this is a very Zarathushti trait. Over the centuries we have been taught that our forefather...
Tags: Hong Kong, Congress, Australia, Life, San Francisco, New Zealand, Houston, Mumbai, Perth, Macau, Oceania, Ahmedabad, New York Los Angeles, World Congress, Western India, Parsi Khabar

The afterlife of fashion

Unravel is a short film by Meghna Gupta, and it shows where our discarded clothes end up when we put them out for recycling. Bales of clothes – some worn out, others barely worn – turn in in Western India, where they are processed. The film shows the recycling processes that we never think of, […]
Tags: Film, India, Future, Waste, Western India, Meghna Gupta

The Real Reason Men Are Posting Mustache Selfies On Twitter Today

If you've seen more mustache selfies on Twitter than usual today, it's not an early start to No Shave November (an annual campaign that raises cancer awareness). These men are using their facial hair to spark another important dialogue — and the story behind it will break your heart.Recently a dalit boy, a member of a lower caste in India, was stabbed in the village of Limbodara in Western India as he was returning home from school, according to The Indian Express. The reason? For having a must...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, India, Mandy Moore, Dalit, Times of India, Indian Express, Western India, Twitter Today, Limbodara, Manish Manjulaben Siddharth, Anurag Kannaujiya

Grievance redress and enforcement problems in the Aadhaar legal framework

by Vrinda Bhandari and Renuka Sane Over the last few weeks, there has been a furore over the divulging of Aadhaar details, with the information of the pensioners in Jharkhand to that of a famous cricket player (M. S. Dhoni), being made available publicly. The UIDAI has responded swiftly by filing FIRs against 8 websites, and also shutting down several others to prevent the misuse of data. Other complaints about the Aadhaar have included instances of failure of biometric authentication, server a...
Tags: Travel, Legal, News, Privacy, India, Cnn, Policy, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Authority, Dhoni, CIS, Lucknow, North India, RTI

Keeping alive memory of ‘Mother of the Indian Revolution’ for decades

According to several accounts written by Parsis, the All India Women’s Conference wanted to pay homage to Cama during her birth centenary, and keep her memory alive in post-Independent India Named after Bhikaiji Cama who was referred to as the “Mother of the Indian Revolution”, the Madame Cama Road stretches along the Mantralaya, the seat of the Maharashtra government, before meeting Marine Drive. Belonging to one of the most affluent Parsi families of Mumbai during the 1800s, Cama is credited...
Tags: London, Life, India, History, Paris, Mumbai, Calcutta, Maharashtra, Parsi, Indian Coast Guard, Western India, Cama, Dadabhai Naoroji, Maud Gonne, All India Women 's Conference, Bhikaiji Cama

15 Best Small Towns In Asia & Australia You’ve Never Heard Of (But Should)

15 travellers share the best small towns in Asia & Australia you’ve probably never heard of but should add to your travel bucket list. Last week we shared travellers’ favourite small towns in Europe and Africa, the first in a three-part series about the best towns in the world. Today we’re heading east to Asia and the countries of the Pacific Ocean. This is a corner of the world we haven’t spent as much time exploring and the little we did see was primarily major cities like Bangalore, India, ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Australia, China, India, Africa, Spain, Unesco, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Sydney

Top 5 Travel Destinations in West India

Discover the best of West India from the palaces of Udaipur to Goa’s beaches with these top 5 travel destinations from local contributor Rohit. The states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Goa comprise the western region of India. Western India also includes the union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. This region of India is half bound by deserts and half adorned by beaches. Flanked between the deserts on the north-western side, the Vindhya Range on the northern s...
Tags: Travel, India, Unesco, Goa, Mumbai, Gujarat, Slow Travel, Rajasthan, Juhu Beach, Arabian Sea, Marine Drive, India Travel, Udaipur, Kutch, Western India, St Xavier

Shireen D Mistry Awarded Honorary MBE Presented by Prince William

Shireen D Mistry, former Head of Communications and Public Affairs of the British Deputy High Commission for Western India, was awarded an honorary MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge here today. “Her Majesty The Queen has approved the award of an honorary MBE to Shireen Dinshaw Mistry, an Indian citizen, in recognition of her contribution towards building strong relations between India and the United Kingdom,” an official release said here. Mist...
Tags: UK, News, India, United Kingdom, Cambridge, William, Mumbai, Duke, George V, Public Affairs, British High Commission, Iyer, Western India, Shireen, Shireen D Mistry, Shireen Dinshaw Mistry

Le Méridien Strengthens Presence in India with the Debut of Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the opening of Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa in Western India. Marking the first Le Méridien resort in India, Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa is the brand's ninth property in the country, further strengthening the Paris-born brand's presence throughout India. Nestled in the scenic Western Ghats, the resort is a few hours' drive from the cosmopolitan centers of Mu...
Tags: India, Paris, Mumbai, Starwood Hotels Resorts Worldwide Inc NYSE, Pune, Le Méridien Hotels Resorts, Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort, Western India, Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort Spa