Meet the Scientist: Dr. Adi Bulsara

Meet the Scientist: Dr. Adi Bulsara

Adi Bulsara, scientist, holds a 3-axis coupled-core magnetometer originally developed for C-IED applications at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific. (Photo by Alan Antczak Released) WHO: Dr. Adi Bulsara.  He grew up in Bombay, India, in a very conservative society.  He’s a part of the last few remaining members of the Zoroastrian religion…

Beloved But Left Behind

Beloved But Left Behind

There was a royal feast at Aunty Villy Engineer 96th birthday. There was cake, and there was suuji ka halwa too. Everybody inside the Parsi General Hospital came to the party; Aunty Nargis Gyara, Aunty Khorshed Malbari and her sister too. Then there were Gulbanoo Bamji and Homy Gadiali, secretaries of the hospital. The men…

Operation Theater at the Parsee General Hospital

Operation Theater at the Parsee General Hospital

What would you make of “Manchu Macbeth” and “Hamlet no Omelette”? Shakespeare with a delicious twist, yes. But dramatically different too was the fact that these Gujarati spoofs were stirred up in Parsi General Hospital before regaling cosmopolitan audiences every Navroze night on March 21. The remarkable theatre-for-charity tradition was introduced by Dr Jehangir Ratanshah…

Orange County Temple at heart of Zoroastrian Community in Los Angeles

Orange County Temple at heart of Zoroastrian Community in Los Angeles

The three sheets of papers taped to a window, spelling ZAC, give little indication of the growing temple housed in a former church on Walnut Avenue. The Zoroastrian Association of California Center, or the ZAC Center, has been the group’s home since 2010, a community center in which the 400 members can pray, meet and…

The NavroZYNG Boat Party Ran Foul of the Cops

The Mumbai police brought an illegal boat party spread across three boats near Gateway of India to a screeching halt around midnight on Friday. By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Hindustan Times Colaba police officers raided the three boats and arrested four boat crew members, who allegedly organised the party for 236 Parsis on the occasion of…

When Astad Deboo Made A Fort Dance

When Astad Deboo Made A Fort Dance

The celebrated contemporary dancer’s performance was part of the One World Retreat, a three-day event to promote the cause of the Indian Head Injury Foundation. Astad Deboo, the celebrated contemporary dancer and choreographer, took the audience’s breath away when he twirled on the parapet of the historic Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur during a fundraiser for…