Kyani & Co, Sodabottleopenerwala, B. Merwan’s Mawa cakes, Raspberry soda, Navjotes….. Parsis or Bawas as they are called, are everywhere in Mumbai. Many people have fond memories of growing up having experienced some slice of Parsi culture, be it those small cafes, which are known for their high quality food, or be it their entertaining parties that one may have attended. Enterprises that Parsis have set up have helped not only Mumbai, but the entire country progress.
Mumbai is synonymous with Parsis. Their stamp on the city is unquestioned. As much as Mumbai would like to claim Parsis as their own, another small and unobtrusive town in Gujarat is the holiest pilgrimage site for Parsis.