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The Irani Aviator And His Flying Machine

The Irani doctor of Dahanu and his flying machineDr. Behramshah Mazda, MBBS, was on the phone. Talking to me from Dahanu. Hometown of the Zoroastrian Iranis. About 120-km from Mumbai by road. I was speaking to him after years. But I could picture...
Part and Parsi of Madras

Part and Parsi of Madras

This Madras Day, members from one of the oldest communities in the city speak through their traditions, roots, cuisines and culture.Amid the clamour of a bustling Royapuram lies the Parsi fire...

Feroze Gandhi’s grave lies forgotten

Feroze Gandhi’s grave lies forgotten

Feroze Gandhi may be the patriarch of the Congress's first family, but the party as well as his family members seem to have neglected his cemetery in Allahabad, now rechristened as Prayagraj.As per...

Remembering the Parsi community of Amritsar

Remembering the Parsi community of Amritsar

The Parsi community, known for its entrepreneurial and philanthropic activities, has been a significant part of the history of Amritsar. The city, known for its open heart and the ability to...

The Delhi Parsi Aramgah

The Delhi Parsi Aramgah

Walking through any cemetery is bound to stir feelings. And perhaps even more so in this secluded graveyard in central Delhi that belongs to the rapidly dwindling Parsi community, descendants of a...

The Mahatma’s Parsi connection

The Mahatma’s Parsi connection

The nation remembered its Mahatma - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi - on his 148th birth anniversary on Monday. Gandhi had great respect for people of all communities and religions, including the...

Senior Citizen Day Celebrated at Navsari Center

Senior Citizen Day Celebrated at Navsari Center

October 1st is Senior Citizen’s Day. 100 school children from the Sett RJJ High School in Navsari visited the WZO Trust Funds Senior Citizen’s Centre to meet our Senior Citizens. The students had...

Jiyo Parsi Phase 2 to focus on counselling

Jiyo Parsi Phase 2 to focus on counselling

The second phase will be launched on July 29 by the Union Minister of minority affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who will be in Mumbai for it After a successful 20 per cent increase in the birth rate in...

101 babies in 3 years – Jiyo Parsi

101 babies in 3 years – Jiyo Parsi

Studies conducted by the National Commission for Minorities, and other joint studies conducted by Parzor and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, have identified several reasons for the decline in the...

Return To Roots 2017 Trip Applications Open

Return To Roots 2017 Trip Applications Open

Parsi Khabar has been associated with the Zoroastrian Return To Roots Program since its inception in 2013. Over the last three trips over 45 Zoroastrian youth from all over the world have had an...

The Parsi Caregivers of Kolkatta

The Parsi Caregivers of Kolkatta

I have a dreaded fear that I am sharing in the open. When I grow old, I may become feeble. When I become old, my children may be far from me. When I grow old, I may become lonely. In perhaps no...

Kolkata’s Parsi community on the wane

Lesser known in the city than in Mumbai, the community arrived here from Surat in the late 18th century Their rise here parallelled the consolidation of British power in eastern India and the rise...

Transforming Lives :Tata Trusts digital campaign

Shireen Mistree a very dear friend points us to a new media initiative by Tata Trusts where she currently works in Strategy and Partnerships. Shireen writes We are pleased to share our philanthropic...

Debate on Navjote ceremony in Delhi

Debate on Navjote ceremony in Delhi

Even as the debate of rights of children from Parsi mother to non-Parsi father and Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is being debated in the community, a case of a Navjote ceremony on a boy born to Parsi...

Where Did All The Vultures Go ?

Where Did All The Vultures Go ?

Raghav Mandava takes the disappearance of the vultures in India head on. In a hard hitting video he lays the problems out head on.   Written & Performed by - Raghav Mandava Director -...

Parsis on Indian Stamps

Parsis on Indian Stamps

1st March, 1958 – 50th Anniversary of Steel Industry, Jamshedji Tata – Steel Plant   15th April, 1959 – Sir Jamshetjee Jeejeebhoy (1783-1859), Philanthropist –  Death Centenary.  ...

Nadir Maneckjee: The Hatter of Bangalore

Nadir Maneckjee: The Hatter of Bangalore

Through a gateway leading off Cunningham Road stands the Hatworks Boulevard, one of the few colonial era mansions that have survived the turn of the century. The structure, now home to about 12...

Will the Royal family visit Britannia?

Will the Royal family visit Britannia?

Known for his love for Queen Elizabeth and the royal family, owner of Mumbai’s Britannia restaurant Boman Kohinoor is excited about the #WillKat visit to the city this month. This is Boman Kohinoor,...

Zoroastrian Return To Roots 2016 Kicks Off

Zoroastrian Return To Roots 2016 Kicks Off

The 2016 Zoroastrian Return To Roots Trip started today in Mumbai. 15 Fellows from six countries will spend the next 13 days experiencing Parsi Zoroastrian India. Participants from USA, Canada, UK,...

Are Parsis in Hyderabad Getting Less in Number?

Are Parsis in Hyderabad Getting Less in Number?

How Parsis came to Hyderabad? When Parsis made a mass exodus from their native land Faras, they moved to different settlements in areas of Gujarat and Bombay. But the question is how some of these...

The Hatworks Boulevard

The Hatworks Boulevard

The lovely mellow yellow building beckons you with just the huge nameplate facing Cunningham Road — The Hatworks Boulevard. The vast expanse is almost hidden away behind a regular commercial...

Ahmedabad Parsi Sanatorium Likely to be Destroyed

Ahmedabad Parsi Sanatorium Likely to be Destroyed

A 35-foot road has been planned along the stretch that has the sanatorium A 90-year-old structure which is part of the Parsi heritage in the city is in the middle of a raging controversy. Located on...

In conversation with Cyrus Oshidar

In conversation with Cyrus Oshidar

In this episode of Talking Point, Exec Lifestyle chats up Cyrus Oshidar. Touted as one of the 10 most influential people from advertising world in India, Oshidar is credited for his inputs in giving...