New Film Debuts: The Path of Zarathushtra

New Film Debuts: The Path of Zarathushtra

A feature film ‘The Path of Zarathustra’ will be released at Mumbai in PVR theaters on Friday September 3, 2015. It will also be released at theaters in Delhi, Bengaluru and Pune. The film is the culmination of the vision, tenacity and determination of Oorvazi Irani, a Zoroastrian youth, who dares to think for herself.…

Sleepy Udvada Will Spring to life with first-ever Parsi festival

Sleepy Udvada Will Spring to life with first-ever Parsi festival

It’s where history meets hearty Parsi cuisine. Udvada, a coastal town about 200km north of Mumbai and a place of pilgrimage for Zoroastrians, is as beloved for housing the community’s sacred fire or Iranshah as it is for dishing out scrumptious fare like khurchan and kheema pav. Once an ‘uth vada’ or grazing ground for…

Ratan Tata inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame

Ratan Tata inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame

Other automotive heavyweights inducted include former Ferrari chariman Luca di Montezemolo Ratan Tata has been inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame for his contribution to the automotive industry and also for turnaround of Jaguar Land Rover. The 77-year old founder of Tata Motors and Chairman Emeritus at Tata Sons was bestowed the honor at…

Food Picks in Udvada

Food Picks in Udvada

While Mumbai and Pune are the first two cities people think of when it comes to good Parsi food, they forget that Udvada is really the heart of this cuisine. Udvada is home to the Iranshah, a sacred fire temple which houses the fire the Zoroastrians bought with them when they escaped from Iran. Article…

House of Fire: Can India’s Parsis survive their own success?

House of Fire: Can India’s Parsis survive their own success?

Fali Madon was looking for a bride. A boyish twenty-seven-year-old with twin passions for physical fitness and expensive cars, Fali was the chief priest of a Parsi fire temple in the Colaba district of Mumbai. For six years he’d been searching for a wife from within his tiny, tight-knit community — the Parsis, Indian practitioners…

3,000-yr Parsi tradition of final rites threatened by strike

3,000-yr Parsi tradition of final rites threatened by strike

The Bombay Parsi Punchayet received a notice of a strike by the Mumbai Mazdoor Sabha, which also includes workers who lay the community’s deceased to rest; the notice came after negotiations for a wage hike broke down yesterday Article By Anjana |Mid Day After causing months of unrest in the Zoroastrian community, the clash between…