In Barons of Banking: Glimpses of Indian Banking History, Bakhtiar K. Dadabhoy revisits the story of the country’s banking industry, beginning at the turn of the 20th century. Dadabhoy follows the careers of six eminent bankers; Sir Sorabji Pochkhanawala, Sir Purshotamdas Thakurdas, Sir Chintaman D. Deshmukh, A.D. Shroff, H.T. Parekh and R.K. Talwar. What emerges is a tapestry rich with anecdotes and data on how the industry developed and fared up till the early 1990s.
After suffering a severe stroke that required emergency brain surgery to remove part of her skull, 29-year-old Dina Pestonji lay in a Toronto Western Hospital bed, unable to speak or move the right side of her body. She feared she would never walk again.
But a couple of weeks later, in late January, she could wiggle her right toe. Then, slightly lift her right leg. These tiny, but monumental, movements fuelled her hope and resolve.
The naturally right-handed woman, reached for a pen with her left hand and in large childlike letters wrote: OCT, MR and 20. It took days for her family to decipher its meaning: Pestonji was determined to run in the Oct. 20 marathon.
After months of rehabilitative therapy, Pestonji will run in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, with the goal of completing a half-marathon, or 21 kms., in less than two and a half hours.
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Hormazd – Lord of Wisdom
Bahman – Good Mind
Ardibehesht – Truth & Order
Shehrevar – Great Power
Asfandarmad – Devotion
Khordad – Perfection
Amerdad – Immortality
Dae-pa-adar – Giver of Fire
Adar – Fire
Ava – Water
Khorshed – Sun
Mohor – Moon
Tir – Star
Gosh – Cow
Dae-pa-meher – Giver of Friendship
Meher – Friendship
Sarosh – Prayer
Rashne – Judge
Fravardin – Guardian Spirit
Behram – Victory
Mino Ram – Joy and Peace
Govad – Wind
Dae-pa-din – Giver of Religion
Din – Religion
Ashishvangh – Wealth
Ashtad – Justice
Asman – Sky
Zamyad – Earth
Manrespand – Holy Words
Aneran – Endless Light
Courtesy : Shirin Karanjia
Meher Medora presents a book on Amdavad Parsis which her husband began & she completed
Parsis may be dwindling in numbers. But, they stand out in all their shining glory. A member of the community passed on to posterity the richness of Parsi culture, tradition and religion down the ages in the form of a book.
2013, marks the birth centenary of Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw, MC one of the most illustrious Generals of Indian Army
ZAGNY has put up an interesting collection of Parsi Ceremonies and Rituals on their website, including :
- Zori Pori
- khoro bharvani ceremony
- Pag Laddoo
and many more
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Sahara Force India academy driver Jehan Daruvala is just 16 years old but he is already being tipped as the next big thing in Indian motorsports and the Silverstone-based F1 team owner Vijay Mallya wants to nurture him just like the way McLaren nurtured Lewis Hamilton. Jehan, the brightest talent to emerge from Sahara Force India’s “One From A Billion” programme, shot to limelight recently by winning the competitive British Karting Championship with two podium finishes in Shenington, UK. Mallya was quick to identify the Mumbai lad’s calibre when he said that Jehan has the potential to become a world-class Formula One driver.
Cooking dhansak is the gospel of Parsi cooking. Now you can make dhansak at your home in eight easy steps – it doesn’t get any easier!
It doesn’t help that all the recipes online /in cook-books have enough steps to scare the living daylights out of me. And, since the mom-in-law has so far been chief Dhansak maker, it means that I have to live up to my mom, in-laws and the Mr. standards.
However, there is no greater joy than facing your fears which is what I exactly did last week and it turned out amazing! Much simpler than I thought it was in retrospect. So, here’s my eight – step recipe for Dhansak:
To make enough for 6 very hungry people and some leftovers – Click Here
Perzen Patel is the @BawiBride. Bawi by birth and foodie by life, Perzen believes that great moments are born out of great opportunities. The Bawi Bride blog documents Perzen’s journey of cooking everyday Parsi food to feed fellow foodie souls. She also caters to Mumbai foodies and offers dips, desserts and Parsi delicacies for purchase each weekend.