Established in 1980, the Mancherji Edalji Joshi Memorial Trust has flourished into one of the leading Trusts within Dadar Parsee Colony and Mumbai in our Community. Registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950, the Charity Commissioner of Maharashtra State and Income Tax Act, 1961, the Trust issues an 80G certificate of exemption under the […]
Turn Your Passion For Canines Into A Career!
. If you have always loved dogs and dreamed of working with them, then here’s some good news – you can make a career of out of your passion for pets! About two decades ago, if you wanted to work with dogs the only profession available was to study science and become a veterinarian. But […]
Wine Terms: A-to-Z!
. The world of wine is fun and exciting but can be daunting at times with its whole set of terminologies. Fear not, I’ve broken it down for you so as to speed you up to the many common wine terms as listed below: Acidity: A feature in all wines, acid makes the palate salivate. […]
Idioms Aren’t Idiotic – They Just Sound So Sometimes
An idiom plays a very lively part in making our speech and writings more lucid and elegant, and often makes the point of conversation, debate, or argument more explicit and impressive. Of course over-use of Idiomatic phraseS can reduce it to a cliché, so be careful how you use your idioms. Some idioms often sound […]
Light It Up On Navroz!
. Types of Lighting: Before we dive into the various kinds of lamps to choose from, let’s understand the different types of lighting and where they work best: ‘Ambient Lighting’ is the most common and denotes any type of lighting that generally lights a space in a diffused way, creating a warm and soft glow […]
This year, Jamshedi Navroz graces us on Tuesday, 20 March, 2018. The associated colour this year is ‘grey’ and the animal is ‘dog’. In most homes, especially Irani household, a Haftseen table will be set, decorated with seven items since seven is considered a lucky number, and each of these seven items begins with the letter sin (s) in Persian […]
From The Editor’s Desk
Jamshedi Navroz Mubarak! Dear Readers, It is my privilege and pleasure to present you our Jamshedi Navroz Special issue, the central theme of which celebrates the integral Parsi spirit of enterprise… ‘Enterprise’ – one of the keystones that defines how our Community and our people are perceived, nay respected and loved, across this lovely nation, […]
Thinking Of A Career In Western Classical Music?
For many young Western Classical Music (WCM) enthusiasts, learning this form of music does not progress beyond being a hobby or passion. Even of the immensely talented ones – in vocal or instrumental – only a few pursue a career as professional musicians. In more recent times, the scenario appears to be changing as Western Classical […]
Inspiring Parsis In Sports
. Shahvir Tarapore- Cricket Umpire Former first class cricketer from Karnataka and veteran umpire, Shahvir Keki Tarapore has had a long and illustrious career spanning 26 years and is only the third Indian umpire after Suresh Shastri and Amiesh Saheba to have officiated in 100 first-class matches. On the international front, he has umpired […]
The Olde Curiosity Shoppes
I had visited the London School of Economics, and after having fortified with some ale and a light lunch at the popular pub George IV, I was strolling along the Portsmouth street when I was rewarded by a quaint sight, The Olde Curiosity Shoppe and under its name was mentioned, ‘Immortalized by Charles Dickens’. It […]
Parsis – The Change Makers of India!
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