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Jiyo Parsi Workshop: Family Life in the 21st Century

Dear friend of Parsi Khabar, Dr. Shernaz Cama informs Dear All, I would be grateful if this Notice could be given wide publicity. It is the 1st in a series of Workshops in the Advocacy section of Jiyo Parsi. As can be seen, we are adopting a holistic approach to change the often negative perceptions […]

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Royapuram: Wheel of time takes the sea away

In the 1970s, Ajit Diaz’s family was among the very few non-Anglo Indian families to make Royapuram their home. Article by Serena Josephine M | The Hindu What he vividly remembers about this north Chennai locality is its tranquil surroundings, large houses and carnival-like atmosphere during Christmas. “The four Mada Church roads make the Royapuram […]

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BBC: Mumbai’s Disappearing Irani Cafes

Mumbai’s grand old Parsi cafes have long been a symbol of the city’s diverse cuisine and culture. They were first opened in the 19th century by settlers moving to India from Iran and most of them are family run businesses. But today they are slowly dying out. So are they in danger of disappearing altogether? […]

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Pirojsha Godrej – Name build on his billionaire’s family

  Pirojsha Godrej the scion of the Godrej Properties is the genius behind the Godrej Properties outstanding reputation for quality and innovation. Having degrees from Wharton and Columbia University of Concentration in Real Estate, Master of International Affairs and MBA is the youngest MD and Chief Executive Officer in the group when he was given […]

Ban on Priests: An Open Letter By Dinshaw Tamboly

Published herewith is a letter received from good friend of Parsi Khabar; and ex-BPP Trustee Mr. Dinshaw Tamboly.   July 14, 2014 Trustees, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Mumbai. Ladies & Gentlemen, Re: Ban on Priests I have since some time now been following, what is uncouthly referred to in some community circles as “the renegade mobeds” […]

PARZOR Exhibition in Chennai

Preserving the grand ethnic culture Parzor Foundation, a non-governmental organisation that works towards preserving the Parsi culture, will be organising a crafts exhibition for the first time in Chennai on July 11. The exhibition will be held at Hotel Greysuit, R A Puram. The collection at the exhibition will include traditional motifs, stoles, purses, bags, […]

Bhabha museum was planned near Gateway of India: Gerson da Cunha

Reacting to demands for Homi Bhabha’s bungalow to be converted into a museum, author and social worker Gerson da Cunha says it was already planned at Old Yacht Club, Anushakti Bhawan Article by Varun Singh | Mid-Day Reacting to the clamour for Mehrangir, Homi Bhabha’s bungalow in Malabar Hill, to be turned into a museum […]

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This monsoon, make bombils “boomla” Parsi-style!

The way Parsis enjoy Bombay Duck is distinct from other communities. Article by Ismat Tahseen, TNN   Says Pervin Marzban Bilimoria who loves to cook the fish, “Vinegar is the trick here. It must be added to the cooking process of the dry bombil preparation. This gives it that khatta-meetha taste it needs. Onion also […]