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Portraits of Cultural Harmony

Pakistani artist Jimmy Engineer believes that his paintings serve as a cultural bridge. Viewers can now judge that for themselves as dozens of his paintings depicting Pakistan’s art, culture and politic are on display in an exhibition that opens tonight at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

The touring exhibition “Culture Harmony between the People of Pakistan and Thailand” is being brought to Bangkok by the Embassy of Pakistan and aims to promote the long-term relationship between the two countries.

Born in a Parsi family 58 years ago in Loralai, Baluchistan, a remote town of Pakistan, Engineer grew up in Lahore. After completing his studies at St Anthony’s High School, he spent a brief interlude at Forman Christian College before finally enrolling at the National College of Arts, the oldest art institute in Lahore. He quit after three years and decided to go his own way.

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Bombaywalli ?

Mumbai in Pictures

MISS SIMIN PATEL respectfully begs to return her best thanks for the assistance she has received from Messrs. Murty, Shukla, Coutinho, Patel, Gandavia & Sengupta and Mmes. Wadia, Patel, Driver & Potdar while setting up the Blog.

BOMBAYWALLA has been stylishly fitted with photographic depictions and brief descriptions of the structures in the city. The first class logo is based on a motif from the gates of the Arthur Crawford Municipal Market. The Editor assures her Constituents that her travelling between Balliol and Bombay will not disrupt the updating of the Blog on Mondays and Fridays of every week. Nor will DPhil research divert her attention from the new commitment. She trusts that the Blog will be honoured with the visits of the distinguished gentry of Bombay, the Outstations and beyond. If patrons would oblige by clicking Like on BOMBAYWALLA’s Facebook page, updates would be regularly delivered to their News Feed.

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Cyrus Mistry wants more women in leadership roles in Tata group

Stressing on the importance of harnessing talent of women workers, Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry has batted for the fairer gender taking up more leadership roles in the over $100 billion salt-to-software conglomerate.

In his first address to shareholders as the chairman of Tata Global Beverages Ltd (TGBL), Mistry said women have been and continue to be an integral part of the company across the world. “I look forward to seeing women in important roles and positions of leadership in the years ahead, as our company grows, prospers and transforms itself. I am also confident that this initiative will be increasingly embraced by other Tata companies in the years to come,” he said in the annual report of TGBL for 2012-13.

A Paradise Called Five Gardens in Mumbai

A Paradise Called Five Gardens in Mumbai

Monday, Jun 17, 2013, 12:12 IST
The city of dreams, Mumbai has its regular charms and nostalgia attached to it. Having been in Mumbai for 24 years, there are certain memories of the city that flood my mind, whenever something about the city touches my heart. The Five Gardens in Mumbai is one such haven which is very close to my memories and very special in my life.
There are some things in life which become a part of your routine and they creep into your system without your knowing it. These then later on inhabit your thoughts and influence your actions. Many days later, when you sit back and wonder what it is that is making you tick, you come upon a Eureka moment and realize that the reason was there right in front of you, yet you were groping around for replies.
Something similar happened to me, some time back. Overburdened with financial, emotional and personal responsibilities, I was losing out the spark in my life, and had become quite lethargic and reluctant towards life. I was on my way to Parel in Mumbai, when I had to take a detour to avoid the traffic. As I whizzed past the canopy of trees, I suddenly realized I needed to stop. I got down, took my slippers off and ran into the green patch. Memories came flooding in, for I was in Five Gardens, the paradise in this part of the Indian commercial hub Mumbai. I suddenly felt the vacuum in my life filling with a different kind of feeling – freedom, love and trust. I realized gradually that somewhere in the process of growing up , I had forgotten to enjoy the small nuances of my childhood, one of them being playing in the Five Gardens near King’s Circle in Mumbai.
Serene, tranquil, calm, and relaxing, this group of five gardens in this beautiful area lying between King’s Circle and Dadar
is one heavenly experience. With the sights of a stray coconut vendor selling coconuts or a peanut seller trying his best to market his product, these gardens provide  Mumbaiites, with the shelter of perfect mother’s love. There is a certain charm about this place which has an innate sense of oneness, peace and harmony.
Today, my daughter is 20 years, but her childhood has been spent playing in these very gardens. I went to the children’s garden and memories came flooding in as I remembered my toddler trying to swing for the first time. The remaining four gardens are well maintained. It is a wondrous sight to go back to the times when my daughter was just three and used to come down the slide screaming in joy. I used to take off my slippers and walk on the grass and today as I did the same, I realized what I was missing in my life. This feeling of being free, of being oneself and of being liberated is the mainstay of these verdant patches. In fact, even today, if you go to Five Gardens in the morning you would find a group of elderly laughing out aloud and sharing the spirit of laughter in the world. You can see groups of boys and girls sitting on the iron rods that form the barricade for the gardens. Women hurrying down in their sneakers raring to finish their morning walk and get back to daily routine and last but not the least, the lovable domestic pets like dogs and cats being led by their masters with great pride.
Yes, Five Gardens has its own charm. As you edge out of one garden you reach the road to Dadar, there is one which leads to the Parsi Agiary, and the third one leads to the magnificent Parsi Colony and with the graceful J B Vacha Wadia school dominating the academics here, you surely would love to be here and spend your mornings in the most peaceful manner. As you see groups of people sitting and relaxing, the simple delights of being in this place are something really nostalgic, charming, and beautiful. I no longer live in the vicinity of these beautiful green shades, which are ready to pamper you anytime you visit them.
Be it the chatter of the elderly women or the spirits of the elderly men, the sights here are nostalgic and still haunt my mind. See those beautiful white haired elderly ladies  a dupatta casually strung across their chest and a small bag carrying their cell phones and other accessories, and wearing sneakers over salwar kameez, or the equally young elderly men who seem to compete with the rest of the younger ones not only in looks but also in spirits clad in a smart tee and shorts complementing their branded sneakers, or the younger lot laughing and chattering, the benches beckoning all to come , sit and relax under the shades of trees planted years ago, Five Gardens is a one stop paradise for all who come here and for all who have lived in Mumbai since long.
I for one love this group of verdant circles near King’s Circle in Mumbai. Do you?


Zarathushtis in the News_May 2013

               Following were some of the Zarathushtis who were mentioned in the news media:
Maneck Bhujwala
* India West of May 24, 2013 mentioned :
  “… Pakistani author Bapsy Sidhwa delivered the Keynote speech, had a book signing and meet-and-greet followed by a screening of the film “Earth” based on her novel, “Cracking India”, at the first major public event “Art for Partition”, a benefit luncheon, art auction and free public education panel series held at the University of California, Berkeley Skydeck, by The 1947 Partition Archive Project, on April 6, 2013 ……
 Following the panel discussion, Indian American academics Roshni Rustomjee-Kerns of Sonoma State University, performed literary readings concerning the Partition….   To learn more, visit http// “
* India movie actors Tanaaz and Bakhtiyaar Irani joined a new Television serial dance reality show “Nach Baliye Shriman vs. Shrimati”, with Tanaaz as captain of the ladies team.
Ronnie Screwvala was a keynote speaker at the annual conference of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) on May 18, 2013,, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. The conference was attended by more than 3,600 people.
According to India West of May 24, 2013,  “Ronnie Screwvala never stops moving – India’s first cable TV entrepreneur, who now oversees Disney UTV , one of India’s leading media and entertainment companies, has always had his eye on the next big thing. Now he says, youth aged 15-24 are the key market to watch. 
And when Screwvala says something, the world listens. The 56-year old film producer, TV executive and social philanthropist has been o’n Time Magazine’s “Time 100” list of the world’s most influential people; listed among 25 of Asia’s Most Powerful by Forbes magazine; and named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. The company he founded was acquired by Walt Disney Company India for $ 1.4 billion, and Screwvala now serves as its managing director……
Together with his wife, Zarina, he has also founded the Swades Foundation, a nonprofit that is bringing clean water, education and human rights to villages across Maharashtra (……..  “
* India West of May 31, 2013 mentioned:
 “…Erach Bharucha’s recent book “Wonders of the Indian Wilderness” provides a lavish celebration of India’s unique natural treasure and a call to preserve it in the years to come.
     Over 800 pages in scope, the book devotes its first half to exl ploring “The Nature of Biodiversity in India,” illustrating the incredible natural abundance of one of the 12 acknowledged mega-diversity nations of the world.  Bharucha describes the varied species and ecosystems of India, …..   Among the thousands of illustrations are a dazzling foldout review of Earth’s geological and evolutionary history and an eight page overview on India’s rich floral heritage.  The second half of the volume focuses on “National P

arks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of India,” …. featuring more than 2000 shining full-color images that capture the full range of India’s geographical and biological diversity….
Bharucha has been active in wildlife and nature conservation for nearly 50 years. A well-known wildlife photographer, he has traveled and ystudied Indian national parks and wildlife sanctuaries extensively over the last three decades.  He has been a member and executive of such conservation institutions as the Bombay Natural History Society, Worldwide Fund for Nature, and Wildlife Institute of India. Ind 1993 he began developing the Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research.  A surgeon by profession, he works in Pune. His previous publications include “The Biodiversity of India.”  “