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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 young dancers and singers Article by Meher Marfatia |...
J.B.H. WADIA: From Spectator To Creator

J.B.H. WADIA: From Spectator To Creator

A young boy's obsession with film was the cause of his secret trips to Bombay's cinematheques. Perhaps it was J.B.H. Wadia's heart thudding in anticipation that often broke the silence enveloping...

First of Many: Delnaaz Irani revisits Commander

First of Many: Delnaaz Irani revisits Commander

This week's First of Many features Delnaz Irani. In the 86th edition of our series, the actor talks about her first acting project, Sri Adhikari Brothers' TV show Commander (1992).Delnaz Irani never...

Put the Accent on Diversity: Persis Khambatta

Put the Accent on Diversity: Persis Khambatta

A recent FEZANA Talk featured the life and times of the brilliant Parsi actor Persis Khambatta. The talk brought Vaishali Sinha, Sooni Taraporevala and Farah Bala to discuss Persis Khambatta. The...

Mubadala | 49th UAE National Day by Hanoz Navder

Mubadala | 49th UAE National Day by Hanoz Navder

Hanoz Navder of Dubai UAE, is the video editor on this lovely film celebrating the 49th National Day of the United Arab Emirates. Mubadala | 49th UAE National Day from Hanoz Navdar on Vimeo.Client -...

Cyrus Karanjia: An Art Director’s Showreel

Cyrus Karanjia: An Art Director’s Showreel

Our dear friend and young budding art director Cyrus Karanjia of Karachi, Pakistan has put on a new showreel. Check out a small glimpse of the amazing art direction and prop styling that Cyrus has...

Parsi Dharamshala in Calcutta: A Short Film

Parsi Dharamshala in Calcutta: A Short Film

Born in Bombay, Jaimin Rajani is a documentary filmmaker and singer-songwriter now residing in Calcutta. He has extensively written about the Parsi cuisine. The Parsi Dharmshala in Central Calcutta...

Persis Khambatta : The bold model-actor

Persis Khambatta : The bold model-actor

Raised by a single mother in Mumbai, Persis Khambhatta went on to become Miss India and make strides in Hollywood. Article by Pia Krishnankutty | The PrintBest known for going bald for her role in...

A Peek Inside Actor Boman Irani’s House

A Peek Inside Actor Boman Irani’s House

Boman Irani takes us inside his ‘noisy, full and loving’ house, reveals Anil Kapoor’s advice behind his purchase. Boman Irani shows a glimpse of his ‘noisy, full and loving’ house which has been...

Parsis of Pakistan "The Silent Server"

Parsis of Pakistan "The Silent Server"

The Parsis are the descendants of the Zoroastrian community who fled from Iran during 8th to 10th century to escape the persecution of the Fanatical Muslim invaders who invaded Iran. They fled and...

Simran Jehani’s film portrays Zoroastrianism

Simran Jehani’s film portrays Zoroastrianism

When Simran Jehani first came to USC, people asked her a question she was all too familiar with — “what are you?”  Telling them she was Zoroastrian caused some confusion — so Jehani, a senior...

21 Days to Nawroz By Michelle Mama

21 Days to Nawroz By Michelle Mama

Kurdistan, “The Other Iraq”, has been held up as a shining example of peace in the Middle East since US sanctioned protections were put in place in 1992, but how has this experimental democracy...

Turning Tables World Premiere – Press Release

Turning Tables World Premiere – Press Release

Tanya Hoshi Our dear friend and brilliant young Zoroastrian filmmaker Tanya Hoshi's latest project, "Turning Tables", will be having its World Premiere in Toronto at the Hot Docs International...

Amyra dastur’s Telugu Film debut

Amyra dastur’s Telugu Film debut

“On one fine morning, Manjula madam called me and narrated the story. She asked me if I was interested in working for a role which is now played by Tridha. She somehow thought that I would fit in...

Not Just Milk and Sugar

Not Just Milk and Sugar is a beautiful film written and directed by good friend and brilliant young director Divya Cowasji. Not Just Milk & Sugar is an accessible inquiry into the Zoroastrian...

Yeh Ballet

Yeh Ballet

Our dear friend Sooni Taraporevala informs us of Yeh Ballet, a lovely virtual reality short film she recently completed. Sooni writes… Yeh ballet kya cheez hai? What is this thing called ballet Amir...

Katy Mirza The Asli Braveheart

Katy Mirza The Asli Braveheart

Tracing the Playboy Bunnydom to Bollywood journey of the yesteryear sensation who succumbed to cancer at her central London home a week ago No one cried for Katy Mirza, the pleasure principle of the...

Where Is My Tent

Where Is My Tent

Where is my Tent is a beautiful film directed by Zubin Sethna that documents the journey of a tent. “Somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Northern Pakistan: I find myself back in a village named...

Najamai for Donald J. Trump

Najamai for Donald J. Trump

The amazing Zavare Tengra brings us “Najamai For Trump”. Najamai can't wait for Trump to be her next President ! Imagine a country that's all white like her !

Nazneen Contractor Joins CBS Drama ‘Ransom’

Nazneen Contractor Joins CBS Drama ‘Ransom’

You may remember Nazneen Contractor as Kayla Hassan, the daughter of President Omar Hassan (Anil Kapoor) and Dalia Hassan (Necar Zadegan) from the eighth and final season of the Fox series “24,”...

Boman Irani talks movies: In Conversation

Boman Irani talks movies: In Conversation

  Article on Filmfare.com He’s one of the best things about Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale. Tell Boman that and he beams. He reveals what’s unique about working in a Rohit Shetty movie. “Generally, you...

The Mawa Cake

The Mawa Cake

The beautiful and heartwarming story of an old man and his Mawa Cake....Watch it and feel a surge of emotions run through you..