How the Government-Funded Parsi Fertility Scheme Works

Persis Kamakhan had been trying to have a child for nine years. After an attempt at in-vitro fertilization in 2010 didn’t work, Ms. Kamakhan says she had all but given up — IVF was unaffordable on her husband’s monthly income of $400. Article by Shanoor Seervai | The Wall Street Journal Then Ms. Kamakhan, 35,…

Picnics at Juhu Beach: Indian Memory Project

Picnics at Juhu Beach: Indian Memory Project

The Indian Memory Project is a fantastic website that curates memories. They have a wonderful post by father daughter duo Rumi and Sooni Taraporevala about picnics at Juhu Beach. This photograph of our family was taken by my youngest kaka (uncle) Shapoor at Juhu Beach. We had all gone out to Juhu beach for a…

Animating The Word: Legacy of Iran’s Minority Calligraphic Traditions.

Animating The Word: Legacy of Iran’s Minority Calligraphic Traditions.

Tally Beck Contemporary will present a group exhibition of contemporary works that incorporate calligraphy from Iran. Animating the Word: The Legacy of Iran’s Minority Calligraphic Traditions will open on Wednesday, December 10 and run until December 30. The opening reception on December 10 will begin at 6:00 pm and run until 9:00 pm. While Persian…

Ashdeen Lilaowala: I am Floored by the City’s Love for Saris

Ashdeen Lilaowala: I am Floored by the City’s Love for Saris

Taking the dazzling textile tradition of the culturally-rich Parsis to a wider audience, young designer Ashdeen Z Lilaowala dons several hats. Article By Janani Sampath | The New Indian Express An author and curator, Lilaowala, who is a graduate in Textile Design from National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, was in the city recently, to…

The Travelling Parsi by Kamal F. Sunavala

The Travelling Parsi by Kamal F. Sunavala

The book was an accidental baby. But being pro-choice (for books, at any rate) the author would not abort it, and raised it with love, satire and laughter. When the book was ready, it was sent off into the big bad world, where it is currently battling demons, sex fiends, annoying teenagers, vacuous celebrities, genuine…

Towers of Silence: Official Trailer

Towers of Silence: Official Trailer

‘The Towers of Silence’ explores the fundamental question faced by every small community, namely how to preserve one’s traditions in a rapidly changing and modernizing world. The film focuses on the story of the ten-year-old Dinshah Magol and the decision he has to take between following his fate in becoming the priest of his Zoroastrian…