Slán (Goodbye), Pallonji Seth!

Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry, the 93-year-old patriarch of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group of Companies, passed away peacefully in his sleep, at his residence in South Mumbai, on 27th June, 2022. A traditional funeral service was held on 29th June at the Doongerwadi (Mumbai), with complete National and State honours.  Established over a hundred and fifty years […]

Magical Monsoon

Monsoon 2022 finally seems to have arrived bringing relief from the sweltering heat of the Indian summer. In our opinion, monsoon is magical and mood enhancing. We agree that in cities like Mumbai, heavy rains along with high tide can cause flooding, disrupt traffic and even bring trains to a grinding halt. But this happens […]

Adieu BPP

Of the five sitting trustees of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP), I was the only trustee who decided not to recontest, despite being eligible for one final term of office at BPP for five years. It is a decision that I do not regret. Almost thirty-five years ago my mentor, Late Russi M Lala (well-known […]

Converting Leave & License To Tenancy Is A Pre-Election Gimmick

Well known author and journalist Christopher Hitchens once said, “The only people truly bound by campaign promises are the voters who believe them.” This is indeed a profound truth. Universally and not just within our community, smooth and sweet-talking politicians make tall promises leaving voters feeling short changed post elections. Right now, some candidates have […]