Speaking Tree: Ahura Mazda Ahura Mazda

Speaking Tree: Ahura Mazda Ahura Mazda

Threads of Continuity — an exhibition on philosophy and culture of Zoroastrians in India is currently on in Delhi. MONA MEHTA reports on what she learnt about the Parsis from the show Half way through ‘Threads of Continuity’— a living culture exhibition on the 61,000-strong Zoroastrian community in India,I run into two senior citizens I…

The Parsi phenomenon

The Parsi phenomenon

As one of the smallest communities in number, the Parsis have made a phenomenal contribution in India. Firstly in business enterprise, and then richly in the fields of the visual arts, film, theatre, poetry and literature. Their contribution is being celebrated over the past two months in Delhi, at the National Gallery of Modern Art,…

Amitav Ghosh: Of Facts and Fiction

Amitav Ghosh: Of Facts and Fiction

Author Amitav Ghosh shared unknown facts about the roots of trade between India and China and the role played by the Parsi community. Sharang Bhaskaran reports That the Parsi community was at the forefront of all major trade activities in India during the 18th and 19th centuries is a well known fact. But what many…

Phiroza Anklesaria: In Conversation

Phiroza Anklesaria: In Conversation

I wanted to be the Attorney General”, Anuj A in conversation with Phiroza Anklesaria She does not look like it. She simply does not. You would be forgiven for mistaking Phiroza Dhanjishaw Anklesaria as a gentle old lady, demure and happy to trundle along the path of the orthodox. You would be completely wrong. Designated…

Lt Gen Faridoon N Bilimoria: A Soldier’s General

Lt Gen Faridoon N Bilimoria: A Soldier’s General

Endearingly called Billy by his friends, Lt Gen FN Bilimoria, PVSM was undoubtedly one of the most distinguished and dedicated soldiers in the Indian Army. His family lineage too was uniquely illustrious. Among his forebears were a naval chief, a vice chief of the army staff, an army commander, a corps commander, a governor, an…