Category Archives: Individuals

United States First Parsi Judge Appointed to Los Angeles Superior Court

United States First Parsi Judge Appointed to Los Angeles Superior Court

Indian American attorney Firdaus Dordi, a former public defender and co-founder of the Dordi, Williams, Cohen law firm, has been appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to the Los Angeles Superior Court. Article by Sunita Sohrabji | India West Dordi is the nation’s first Zoroastrian judge, according to the South Asian Bar Association. He is…

Dr. Maneck Bhagat: Pioneering Pediatrician, Teacher, Musician

Dr. Maneck Bhagat: Pioneering Pediatrician, Teacher, Musician

Dr. Maneck Bhagat: Pioneering Pediatrician, Teacher, Musician (1917 – 1982) Article by Dr. Patricia Steckler Bhagat 7:30 am sharp, Pediatrics Ward 2, at the King Edward Memorial (K.E.M.) hospital, Bombay: in came Dr. Maneck Bhagat, dressed informally in his plain shirts and pants. First stop: the ward toilets. Were they scrubbed clean? If not, there…

Nadir Godrej: Keynote Address at WZCC Global AGM in Hong Kong

Nadir Godrej: Keynote Address at WZCC Global AGM in Hong Kong

The following is the keynote address delivered by Nadir Godrej at the Awards Gala at the conclusion of the Global Annual General Meeting of the World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce, hosted in Hong Kong on Saturday December 17th, 2016. A new millennium was about to dawn Seventeen years ago. An organisation was then born But…

Capt. Hormazdiar Desai: A ray of light for those in dark

Capt. Hormazdiar Desai: A ray of light for those in dark

Padma Shree awardee, Capt. Desai who celebrates his 100th birthday on October 20, today has founded seven institutes for the blind community. In the bylanes of Colaba, sitting in the living room of an old Parsi house, with his wife Perin sitting to his right, and about twenty-odd visually impaired, along with a few peers,…

Inspirational Woman: Dr. Shernaz Cama

Inspirational Woman: Dr. Shernaz Cama

Dr. Shernaz Cama needs no introduction. Over the years she has done amazing work that has enhanced the community’s standing in the society and helped highlight and preserve the glorious history and traditions for the future generations. Dr. Cama is also a friend and mentor to Parsi Khabar and we cant be more thrilled to…

Roda Mehta: Redefining role of Media In Indian Advertising

Roda Mehta: Redefining role of Media In Indian Advertising

Not Just Admiration – Awe Article by Vibha Desai | KULZY Although one usually looks up to their bosses, seeing them as role models, emulating them and of course learning from them, in the case of Roda Mehta, it is so much more. Roda was not merely a great leader, she virtually single-handedly redefined the…

Dina Pestonji: A Profile in Courage and Determination

Dina Pestonji: A Profile in Courage and Determination

To our regular readers, the name Dina Pestonji may ring a bell. Way back in 2013 we had posted about her running a marathon after a debilitating and life changing illness. As Dina writes on her website…. My name is Dina Pestonji. At 29 years of age, I had a massive stroke requiring emergency brain…

Del Irani stands for diversity on Australia’s television screens

Del Irani stands for diversity on Australia’s television screens

Indelible impression ABC personality DEL IRANI stands for diversity on our television screens Article by Jasmeet Kaur Sahi | Indian Link It’s been a hectic few weeks for Del Irani. The shock Brexit vote and its financial aftermath has had journalists like her racing to report the latest developments and produce news stories. Despite her…