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The Travel Writer as Soldier: The First World War Adventures of Nariman Karkaria

The memoir of a Parsi 'Tommy' from Navsari, Gujarat, reflects his investment in the power of the British empire but also his pride in history and myths located in the pre-Arab Persian empire, and an empathetic view of the Ottoman empire. Article by...
Ba Humata Lecture Series: May 2022

Ba Humata Lecture Series: May 2022

The May 2022 Ba Humata talk shall be on the theme Atarsh Niyayesh, Yasna Ha 43.3 And Related PrayersSpeakers: Ervad Solicitor Zerick Dastur from IndiaDr. Dolly Dastoor from CanadaMobedyar Sarvar...

Shireen Isal: The Parisian impresario from Bombay

Shireen Isal: The Parisian impresario from Bombay

Meet the one-woman army who became the force behind some of Indian classical arts’ heavyweights who performed in Europe in the 1980s and ’90sIn the Bombay Parsi home that London-based writer and...

Jungles: Dance Mix by Zephyr Khambatta

Jungles: Dance Mix by Zephyr Khambatta

Zephyr releases his 2nd single for 2022, this April 1st. Drummer, Music Producer and Recording Artist, Zephyr combines his influences from playing in Urban Drum Crew, his love for Celtic vocals and...

Ba Humata Lecture Series: April 2022

Ba Humata Lecture Series: April 2022

The April 2022 Ba Humata Lecture series will featureVada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor, High Priest of IranShah, Udvada, IndiaHonorable Senator And Minister Roshan Bharucha from PakistanMobedyar Maneck...

Iranshah A Legacy Restored

Iranshah A Legacy Restored

The Iranshah Atash Behram building in Udwada, Gujarat has housed the revered Iranshah fire since 31st October 1894. With the passage of time, the main building and other structures in the complex...

Dr. Jasmine Medhora: Extreme Medics

Dr. Jasmine Medhora: Extreme Medics

Rescue: Extreme Medics shows how lives are saved in remotest Scotland after injuries on mountains and oil rigsDr Jasmine Medhora trained in London but at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary she is often faced...

Mani Clubwala : Obituary

Mani Clubwala : Obituary

Mani Jehangir Clubwala passed away in Chennai, India on March 10, 2022, at the age of 92 with her sons, Astad and Kaikhushru by her side. She was adored by all and will be missed a great deal by...

Zarine Damri: Meet The Girl Who Rode A Harley

Zarine Damri: Meet The Girl Who Rode A Harley

Meet The Girl who Rode a Harley. 102-year-old Zarine Damry tells us about her love for motorcycles. When asked what people thought of her riding a Harley-Davidson up and down Ahmednagar road 80...

Ba Humata Lecture Series March 2022

Ba Humata Lecture Series March 2022

The March 2022 Ba Humata Lecture Series will feature the following speakersErvad Kaiwan Turel (Hong Kong)Ervad Varzavand Dadachanji (India)Sanaya Master (Canada And New Zealand)Farida Master (New...

The Rise and Fall of the Pioneers of Indian Cinema

The Rise and Fall of the Pioneers of Indian Cinema

Little remains of the thousands of silent features made in early-20th-century India. That doesn’t make the story of how they came to be – and why they disappeared – any less interesting.This is the...

The Bangalore Parsee Tower of Silence

The Bangalore Parsee Tower of Silence

Those days while travelling on Bellary Road, the highway to Bellary/Hyderabad began at huge Mekhri Circle and few buildings along the highway like the UAS, Kirloskar Factory, AMCO Batteries, Larsen...

A piece of Parsi history in Sukkur

A piece of Parsi history in Sukkur

After partition, many Parsi families resided in Sukkur. Creating a piece of history in the form of a Parsi compoundArticle by Sarfaraz Memon | Tribune PakistanSometime in the recent past, there used...

Parsee General Hospital Gets New Dialysis Unit

Parsee General Hospital Gets New Dialysis Unit

The B. D. Petit Parsee General Hospital in Mumbai inaugurated a new Dialysis unit on February 10, 2022. The facility was established from the donations Neville Sarkari made to honour his late mother...

What is Dhansak

What is Dhansak

And more importantly what it is not !! Our dear friend and award winning cookbook author and chronicler of Parsi foods and recipes Niloufer Mavalwala has written about the iconic Parsi Dish Dhansak....

Ba Humata Lecture Series February 2022

Ba Humata Lecture Series February 2022

The February 2022 Ba Humata Lecture Series shall be titledCELEBRATING TOGETHERNESS THROUGH MINDFULNESSAa Airyama Ishyo And Other PrayersSpeakers: Mobedyar Khushroo Mirza (Canada)Moobedyar Dr. Parva...

Dr. Tehemton Udwadia: In Conversation

Dr. Tehemton Udwadia: In Conversation

I was ridiculed when attempting something different: Laparoscopy pioneer Tehemton Udwadia Photo Credit: IANSIANSLiveArticle by Vishnu Makhijani | IANSNew Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) His mentor taught that...

Cillie’s  : Hidden gems of Karachi

Cillie’s : Hidden gems of Karachi

Situated inside a 100-year-old house on Parsi Colony, Karachi, Cillie’s looks nothing like a mainstream confectionery yet immediately gives a warm homely feeling. Though the business started in a...

Zerbanoo Gifford: Remembering Bishop Desmond Tutu

Zerbanoo Gifford: Remembering Bishop Desmond Tutu

Our dear friend and mentor Zerbanoo Gifford pays tribute to the great humanitarian of our times, Bishop Desmond Tutu, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his work fighting the inhuman...