arZan Articles

Byram D Avari, the Parsis of Karachi, and the future of Pakistan

From the original generation of Pakistanis, Avari was a shrewd businessman and a faithful community leader. But what does the Pakistan he leaves behind look like? There is an air that surrounds the Indian subcontinent's Parsi com­ munity. It is...
Byram Dinshawji Avari Passes Away

Byram Dinshawji Avari Passes Away

The Parsi community of Karachi and Pakistan lost one of its great stalwarts on January 22nd, with the passing away of Byram D. Avari. Parsi Khabar offers its deepest condolences to the Avari family...

Rustom Baug Is 100 Years Old

Rustom Baug Is 100 Years Old

Well done, bawa! Rustom Baug smashes a tonne Byculla’s 32-building Parsi housing enclave set to celebrate 100th birthday with year-long events planned by grateful residentsBuildings are being lit up...

Through a lens, gently

Through a lens, gently

The city premiere of Divya Cowasji’s film next month will showcase the best and brightest—and last—of Parsi theatre’s singing stars Veteran stars Bomi and Dolly Dotiwala (centre) practising with...

Ba Humata Lecture Series January 2023

Ba Humata Lecture Series January 2023

The January 2023 Ba Humata Talk will be on the topic “LET'S SHOWER OUR POWER TO FLOWER AND EMPOWER” Vohukshatra Gatha Yasna Ha 51.1  There will be a special TanDorosti prayer From Iran in the...

The Ostowari Story

The Ostowari Story

Dinyar Mistry sends us this beaituful write up about the Ostowari family. This is a love story. It is a story about a family’s love for their community and the lengths they went to. I am writing...

Ba Humata Lecture Series December 2022

Ba Humata Lecture Series December 2022

The December 2022 Ba Humata Lecture Series will be on the topic “ IN LIFE... WHAT YOU EMPHASIZE MULTIPLIES, AMPLIFIES AND UNIFIES: The Zarathushti Prayers”Speakers: Ervad Mehbad Dastur (Canada)Ervad...

Areez Pirojshaw Khambatta Passes Away

Areez Pirojshaw Khambatta Passes Away

The Creator of Rasna, Legendary industrialist and philanthropist – Shri Areez Pirojshaw Khambatta Passes Away With profound sorrow and grief, we announce the sad passing away, on 19th November 2022,...

Feasting marks Parsi Sanjan Day 2022

Feasting marks Parsi Sanjan Day 2022

There was particular excitement in the community as many got to go to Sanjan and visit the the Stambh [memorial] after the COVID-induced break of two years. Members of Parsi community attending a...

Bapsi’s Crow Eaters and the art of moralising

Bapsi’s Crow Eaters and the art of moralising

The debate that art should work only as art to entertain, called Art for Art’s sake, or that art should have some didactic purpose has converted into one in the writings of Bapsi Sidhwa. In her...

Dadi Eruchshaw Mistry: Obituary

Dadi Eruchshaw Mistry: Obituary

Dear Friends With a very heavy heart have to inform that our dear Dadi Mistry, passed away at 9.45 am  on Sunday November 13, 2022 Dadi was the former President of The Delhi Parsi Anjuman; and...

Rayomand J. Patell: Restoring Vintage Cars

Rayomand J. Patell: Restoring Vintage Cars

Our dear friend Rayomand J. Patell is a man of many talents. He's a rockstar in the Advertising space for years and is equally a rockstar in the car world in Mumbai. His passion for cars extends to...

Ba Humata Lecture Series November 2022

Ba Humata Lecture Series November 2022

The Ba Humata Lecture Series November 2022 shall be held on November 6th 2022.on the theme “The Truth of Love Has More Power Than the Love of Truth”: The Zarathushti PrayersSpeakers: Ervad Dr....

Sohrab Homi Fracis Releases His Third Book

Sohrab Homi Fracis Releases His Third Book

Award-winning author and alumnus Sohrab Homi Fracis's third book, True Fiction, has been published in Texas this October by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Sohrab Homi Fracis's innovative...

Dhun Baria: Such a gutsy contradiction

Dhun Baria: Such a gutsy contradiction

Dhun Baria, the feisty reformist who was also orthodox in certain ways, “was a real contradiction,” said Noshir Dadrawalla, her friend and former Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trustee. The community...

Multi-Faceted Sapal Balaporia

Multi-Faceted Sapal Balaporia

Our dear friend and contributor Havovi Govadia sends us another beautiful memory about times, places and people of yore.To read all of Havovi’s previous articles on Parsi Khabar click hereIn my...

Ba Humata Lecture Series: October 2022

Ba Humata Lecture Series: October 2022

The October 2022 Ba Humata Lecture Series is on the theme “Life is a sample of our example: The Zarathushti Prayers”Speakers: Professor Emeritus Dr. Coomi Vevaina (India)Houman Farvahari (Iran)Ervad...

Buy Vs Rent: In Conversation with Boman Irani

Buy Vs Rent: In Conversation with Boman Irani

On this episode of #PaisaVaisa, Anupam meets the real estate giant Boman Irani- President-Elect, CREDAI and Chairman & MD at Rustamjee. Boman shares his thoughts on the real estate market, its...