Month: September 2005 Articles

The Parsi in the Presidio

The Sepia Mutiny reports "...Following up on their account of South Asians in the American Civil War, Francis C. Assisi and Elizabeth Pothen describe the life and times of one Conjee Rustumjee Cohoujee Bey (a.k.a. Anthony Frank Gomez). The story is...

Little princesses conquer Persia

The Times Online UK "...After what had seemed an eternity, we arrived at the ancient city of Yazd. Exotic with domes and strange towers, plus a fully functioning Zoroastrian fire temple, it looked...

The First Empire Builders

Guardian Unlimited - UK ... when President Bush talks of an axis of evil, his vision of a world divided by forces of light and darkness derives ultimately from Zoroaster, ancient prophet ...  

First human settlement identified at Jaam

IranMania News - Iran ... Dashti said that she studied the Zoroastrian scripture Avesta, the Holy Qur?an as well as the Jewish Torah and came to the conclusion that the earliest human ...

Vegetarian rules in housing hunt

CNN International - USA ... Gujaratis. There are buildings for non-meat eating Hindus, Muslim-only buildings and Parsi-only colonies, says Jobanputra. Vegetarian ...

Many Facets of Iran

The Tribune - Chandigarh,India ... Iranians don't really hate America, they love hamburgers, which are available at every corner, and flush them down with Parsi Cola while scrutinising the ...

Tour de Force: Astad Deboo

Indian Express - New Delhi,India ... journeyman. At his Parsi Colony residence in Mumbai, the 59-year-old says he's still full of beans when exciting projects come his way. ..

Medley of Tastes

Outlook ... Yo Foodies, a Calcutta-based food court that serves Parsi food alongside Thai and chaat-pakori records 1,800 to 2,000 footfalls over the weekend. ...

Big City Blights

Calcutta Telegraph - Calcutta,India ... inertia. The narrative segues effortlessly from a middle-class Parsi housing colony to a far-flung slum on the outskirts of the city. ...

Karan Bilimoria’s father passes away

HindustanTimes.com UK edition - India ... Amongst other awards, he was given the Federation of Parsi Zoroastrian Anjuman of India's Colonel Adi B. Tarapore Award for Excellence in the Military Field...

To count or not

HindustanTimes.com UK edition - India ... In one of the most extreme cases, the Parsi's of India will die out completely in a few decades, one of the living examples of an entire religion,...

Excuse me, Batliwalla house is falling down

Televisionpoint.com - India ... had the collective talents of Mahabanoo Mody- Kotwal, Delnaaz Paul, Sanjeev Vatsa and the debutante Bakhtiyar Irani, who are the idiosyncratic Parsi family who ...

Sadak Chhaap

NDTV.com - New Delhi,India ... Meher Pestonji is the author of two novels, Mixed Marriage and other Parsi Stories and Pervez: A Novel, and a play, Piano for Sale. ...  

Starry Occasion Inspires All

GG2.net - UK ... A special award was also given to a man who is the face of the global Parsi community. Dorab Mistry has led the small but hugely ... GG2 AWARDS: STARRY OCCASION INSPIRES ALL IT WAS...

Communal bias in building blocks

Calcutta Telegraph - Calcutta,India ... the society's bylaws restricting membership to non-Parsis were illegal, the Supreme Court ruled: "It is open to the members of the Parsi community, who ...

Fairgrounds of Faith

Mumbai Newsline But long before Lalbaug became the official host of Ganapati celebrations in the city, it was home to rich Parsis, mainly the Wadias, who were allotted vast lands in the...

The genius of Sam Tata

Mid-Day.com An unabashed admirer of the Parsi community, I am often bedazzled by the exploits — in many cases, unknown and unheralded — of sons of that faith, who have brought name and glory to...

Calcutta Crumbling

Calcutta Telegraph - Calcutta,India ... dilapidation. pThe oldest Zoroastrian fire temple was erected by the Banajis, one of the oldest Parsi families of the city. But ...

Remembering Freddie Mehta

Express India Dr F.A. Mehta, Freddie to friends, got his PhD in economics from LSE and was the first recruit to the now famous Tata Administrative Service. The year was 1956. They kept the candle...

Save Persepolis

The Islamic Republic of Iran has embarked on the finalizing stages of a dam construction in south of Iran that will ultimately drown the archeological sites of Pasargad and Persepolice, the ancient...

Bombay dynasty not dying

Indian Express - New Delhi,India ... s mother. Ness, a Parsi, sat through the aarti, suggesting that this was a prelude to a formal announcement of matrimony. If wedding ...

Minimum City

Indian Express - New Delhi,India ... basic. He takes up cudgels for the downtrodden. Parsi Jehangir falls for Catholic Cristina. He's all heart, no head. Playwright ...

Interfaith Calendar

Tennessean.com .....Sept. 17 — Feast of Mithra — Zoroastrian — Festival focusing on god Mithra as the angel of light. From ancient times in Iran it has been a time of gratitude for life and...

Profile: DELNAZ PAUL

Express India ....recalls Delnaz Paul. You might find that difficult to believe when you realise that she is currently in the comic, Batliwala House No.43....

Tribute to Hosi Vasunia

Express India Stage artistes take a bow for Sunshine Boy of theatre ...Theatre personalities pay tribute to Hosi Vasunia over food, wine at NCPA; recall memories of working with the star...