Mumbai without Parsis: Unthinkable !

Mumbai without Parsis: A selfish and sick city

Everyone in Mumbai has their favorite “mad bawa/bawi” story. Bawa/bawi being a synonymn for a member of the Parsi community in Mumbai.

All-time favorites are of the late Bapsy Sabavala who lived alone with her collection of dolls, and who was known to call up the city’s leading doctors in the middle of the night if any of her dolls fell ill.

The owners of the famous Brittannia restaurant were so enamored of their pet black rooster that it would preside on their cash counter.

Then there’s the one about the gentleman from Khushroo Baug Parsi colony who would take his six balancing pomeranians on his bike for a ride every Sunday.
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