Raghu Karnad: Farthest Field An Indian Story Of The Second World War

Raghu Karnad: Farthest Field An Indian Story Of The Second World War

Frequent readers of Parsi Khabar will be familiar with the name of Raghu Karnad who has featured on the site in the past seeking information during the research phase of his first book “Farthest Field: An Indian Story Of The Second World War”. The book was recently launched and we are happy to have got…

Dara Phiroze Chinoy and the Great Escape of the 1965 War

Dara Phiroze Chinoy and the Great Escape of the 1965 War

In the early part of the 1965 war with Pakistan, Dara Phiroze Chinoy, a young Flying Officer with the Indian Air Force found himself suddenly trapped behind enemy lines. Article by Vishnu Som | NDTV “An anti-aircraft shell had exploded into my engine and the engine flamed out. The aircraft was on fire and there…

Lifegiver: The Biography of Dr Rustom P. Soonawala

Lifegiver: The Biography of Dr Rustom P. Soonawala

One of Mumbai’s most celebrated gynaecologists gets a biography that connects his roots with medical innovation of the 1960s Watching him drive his sedan past some serious afternoon traffic to Gallops restaurant at Mahalaxmi racecourse, and then tuck into kebabs and jalebi cheesecake between sips of techni-coloured fruit mocktail, you wonder if Dr RP Soonawala,…

Return To Roots 2015 Trip Report

Return To Roots 2015 Trip Report

The Zoroastrian Return To Roots program began in 2013 and over the past two and a half years has now taken 30 Zoroastrian youth from the diaspora for a fully immersive trips to India to expeience Zoroastrian culture, history, religious practises, food, architecture and the Zarathushti way of life in India. Their second trip was…

My Tryst with Cricket

My Tryst with Cricket

From time to time we invite readers to contribute. This article is from Havovi Govadia. To use an English phrase ‘cricket is not my cuppa tea’. But living in India, one cannot avoid cricket and being married to a cricket lover seals your fate. During cricket season, which has now become throughout the year, our…