The engine driver’s curse

In those days, being a guard or driver of a train was a matter of great honor for Parsis. They were adored like the first cosmonauts by the public. Jehangirji was a tall, rugged, muscular man with sharp native intelligence. He was a driver in the services of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company in 1902 and daily piloted the Bombay Mail. Weekly offs had not yet been introduced and he did duty almost throughout the year barring the rare illness or a death in the family. He rose at four every morning, the brahmamoorat (auspicious time) of the Hindus, and......

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As usual, vintage Berjis stuff. Totally entertaining. You have captured Parsi history and ethos. You deserve my entire family’s votes. Hope you continue writing for Parsiana as a full time trustee and an occasional student of law!! Good luck in your new avatar👍 The Parsis need you✌️
- Mrs Faram E Irani
- 05-Mar-2021