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Panel at Cyrus Cylinder Exhibit Debates King’s Zoroastrian Roots

Three eminent Iranian scholars debated the possible Zoroastrian roots of Persian King Cyrus the Great, at a panel discussion on the opening day exhibit of the Cyrus Cylinder at the Asian Art Museum here Aug. 9. Author: Sunita Sohrabji Source: India...

The Cyrus Cylinder Arrives in the USA

CNN's Amanpour and the British Museum's MacGregor - Complete Cyrus Cylinder Interview from Iran Heritage Foundation on Vimeo. During the launch event of the Cyrus Cylinder Tour of the US on March...

Sassanian Boulangerie hits a 100

It has been in existence for 100 years, pampering palates and occasionally modifying the menu to gel with the changing food habits taking care to not camouflage its original flavour. By Annanya...

Almitra Patel: Kothanur’s Own Renaissance Woman

“Mrs. Almitra H. Patel, Parsi Zoroastrian, 70 years young,” reads the first line of Almitra’s biodata on her 2006 website. By Deepika Sarma | The Hindu Scroll down and you’ll be stunned to find that...

Polson Butter and the Bihar Connection

All those cheap generic viagra Biharis in a position to remember the smells and flavours of their breakfasts from the 1950s-60s, may jump at the mention of Polson butter. It may please them to know...

Ratan Tata: Exit Stage Right

With just a fortnight to go for his retirement on December 28, Ratan Tata is getting ready for a new life. His multi-storey, sea-facing house opposite Mumbai’s Colaba Post Office is being...

Back-to-back podium finishes for Shahaan Engineer

Indian racer Shahaan Engineer manages two podium finishes in as many races in F 2.0 Northern European Cup My goal is to race in Formula One.” When 17-year-old Shahaan Engineer said what any budding...

Bar bids farewell to Justice Kapadia

  In times of trouble, do what you are obligated to do, he tells judges The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, S.H. Kapadia, retired on Friday. At a farewell function organised here by the by...

Straight, Honest Parsimoney

The Parsi reputation for diligence and trustworthiness warms their businesses By Arti Sharma | Outlook India Compass Card Honest, straightforward Parsis will tell it like it is, whether you want to...

The sacred fire of Iranshah: Parsi New Year

Fire is purified and consecrated from ordinary to sublime and then enthroned. This fire is united to God’s divineenergies. By Shernaz Baji Avari | Afternoon Dispatch and Courier Though Parsis and...

Cyrus Mistry: Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer

I’m a sucker for books about Parsis. They’ve got some mad stories about them. Dysfunctional families, property disputes, affairs with first cousins, renting out apartments to suspicious tenants,...

A Tribute to Arbab Mehraban Zartoshty

A MAN WITH THE HEART OF GOLD “ZARTOSHTY” thy name is “CHARITY” At the age of 95 Entered Eternal Life on July 6, 2012 We at NAMC are keenly conscious of tbuy generic priligyhe legacy of immense...

Shooter Turns Saviour

On a serene fishing trip with his father, the last thing city shooter Kynan Chenai expected was to be in a situation that required him to save three lives. “It was an instinctual reaction,” says...

Parsi community in Nilgiris dwindling

UDHAGAMANDALAM: When theManekshawsbuilt a house in Coonoor in 1973 ,the Parsi community of the hill district cheered . "We were proud they chose to settle here ," said Homi Dheenjeebhoy...

Authentic Parsi Cuisine: Part 2

This columnist’s maternal grandfather, Behramji Baria of Navsari, was a bad businessman but a great cook. He ran a catering business between the two World Wars. Article by Berjis Desai | Mumbai...

Happy New Year 2011 | Saal Mubarak Y.Z. 1381

On the occasion of the Shehenshahi New Year (Y.Z.1381) Parsi Khabat takes the opportunity to wish you, our dear reader a very happy new year. Our wishes extend to your loved ones, families and...

Endearing Memories Of the Parsi New Year

The Kadmi New Year went by a few days ago. The Shehenshai New Year is less than a month away. The Parsi New Year has traditionally been a day of celebration. Visits to the fire temple, new clothes,...

Tata becomes India’s wealthiest group

India's Tata Group has become the country's wealthiest, with a market value higher than the combined wealth of the two Reliance conglomerates. The combined value of the Reliance groups, led by...

HPY: Grooming Parsi youth for college life

Dubai resident Mahfrin Wadia could have travelled anywhere for her summer holidays, but the 16-year-old Parsi had decided months ago that she would spend all of May in Mumbai. Wadia finished her...

Senior citizens have a hard time in Udvada

Tight police bandobast during chief minister Narendra Modi's visit to Udvada on Sunday was a nightmarish experience for a large number of Parsis. However, police defended the arrangement saying it...

Life and times of a Chennai Parsi

MARCH ended on a zealous note for the Parsi community in Chennai, as it celebrated the Navroz, or the New Year with ardour and joy. But then, high spirits aren’t exclusive to special days, for this...

J N Tata Parsee Girls High School

In 1887 the Empress Mills started a Gujarati school for children of its employees with two Mehtajis and one master, N Madan. It was a primary school. Boys went for further studies to SFS School and...

Surat Parsis celebrate Jamshedi Navroz

Dawn of their New Year and arrival of spring was celebrated with traditional fanfare by the 3,700-strong Parsi community of the city on Monday. Jamshedi Navroz is an age-old tradition followed by...

Dadar Parsi Zoroastrian Sports Club Turns 85

Dadar Parsi Zoroastrian Sports Club (DPZSC) is one of the well known maidan clubs in the city. It may not be on par with the traditional Dadar Union Sporting, Parsee Cyclist, Shivaji Park Gymkhana...

Mum’s The Word On Mistry Novel

Rohinton Mistry’s novel, ‘Such a long journey’ has accidentally stumbled into a controversy, many years after its publication. It has earned the Shiv Sena’s ire and the Mumbai University (known for...

Don’t take my book away

A Mumbai University student responds to the Shiv Sena’s syllabus censorship. I am just another Mumbaikar who has lived all his life in the suburbs. The 50-minute Harbour Line local train journey...

A CA turned Avestan scholar

Khojeste Pudam Mistree is a frank and fearless crusader of the faith. As Trustee of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Managing Trustee of Zoroastrian Studies and Trustee of the Athravan Educational Trust,...

Understanding the Ratan Tata DNA

It is India Inc's most closely watched succession and there is speculation on who will, or can, fit into the shoes of the Tata group chairman Ratan Tata when he lays down office in December 2012. A...

Parsi New Year Parties Buzzing About Tata

“Navroz Mubarak,” is the traditional greeting between Parsis today as they celebrate their own New Year. Despite the fact that the Parsi community has dwindled to a tiny minority of maybe as little...

Parsi Khabar wishes you Navroze Saal Mubarak

On behalf of all of us here at Parsi Khabar we take this opportunity to wish our readers a very happy new year today. Navroze Saal Mubarak to you and your loved ones, families and friends....

Sign Petition to Save Bahrot Caves

The Bahrot Caves near Sanjan, Gujarat, India hold a special place in the heart of all Parsis. This is where the Iranshah fire was hidden for 12 years while Sanjan was attacked. These caves are today...

Ray of hope for dwindling Parsi community

Young Parsis today visit the fire temple in much larger numbers and more often than they did 30 years ago. This may not seem noteworthy to most people, but for Zoroastrians, a community, which is...

Villoo Morawala Patell: In Conversation

“I want to explain to the people how India can add to the world’s wealth through innovation” Villoo Morawala Patell’s youthful looks and exuberant personality hides formidable learning in complex...

Parsis welcome New Year with prayers, treats

On Sundays, most people in the city like to wake up late, chill out and postpone work to a weekday. But on March 21, a Sunday, many Parsis in the city shrugged off their lethargy and started their...

Steel frame of standards: Jamshedji N Tata

Given the kind of factionalism that India is witnessing today, and the general air of intolerance that sweeps our land, there are very few things we can truly be proud of. One of them happens to be...