Month: November 2005 Articles

Zubin Mehta: Lightning conductor

At almost 70, the Indian maestro Zubin Mehta is still wowing audiences and dividing critics across the globe. Sholto Byrnes meets him As I wait outside Zubin Mehta's office, Sir Peter Jonas, formerly the general director of the ENO and now Mehta's...

PARZIANA Film Screening

Isabelle Huppert, Ismail Merchant's films screened in Retro Webindia123 - India ... The Naseeruddin Shah-Sarika...

Kiss seals a union in an ancient faith

By Linda Morris November 29, 2005 THE bride wore a delicate sari made of white Indian silk, the groom the ceremonial dress of the dagli or overcoat, also in white. As per the rites of their ancient...

Ex-CU Prof. Takes Lit Hum to Harvard

Columbia Daily Spectator - New York City,NY,USA ... Aristophanes' Lysistrata has been replaced with The Frogs, and the Bhagavad-Gita and The Gathas of Zarathustra appear halfway through the course,...

The Buddhas the Taliban destroyed

Daily Times - Lahore,Pakistan ... Two great Parsi women have lived in Pakistan. ... Roshan's Parsi parents perhaps never thought that they were naming her after the bigger Buddha of Bamiyan. ...

Taj Mahal Hotel

Mirror.co.uk - UK ... Ironically, the hotel is not a legacy of the British Raj at all - it was built in 1903 by a Parsi Indian industrialist, JN Tata, apparently miffed because he ...

My kind of town

Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom ... I window-shop on Fashion Street, explore the Jewish and Parsee history pealing from the fa?ades of Dhobi Talao, circumnavigate the narrow Catholic by-lanes of ...

A Whirlwind Of Spices

feBusiness Traveller - Mumbay,India ... Farm Lamb Chops with Sweet & Sour Pear Chutney, Curry Leaf Potatoes, and Jackfruit Biryani; Turkey Kaa Keema with Mint and Spinach and Parsi Halibut "Paatra ...

The Parsi’s jagpot in Gujarat

They are as coveted as priceless jewels. And lording over this treasure chest is the dwindling Parsi community. When realty prices in cities are hitting the roof as land becomes increasingly scarce,...

A fine Balance: Theater

London's Tamasha theatre will unveil its long anticipated adaptation of the Rohinton Mistry novel A Fine Balance in January next year. The highly acclaimed novel, which was published in 1995 and...

“Being Cyrus,”

As the director Homi Adajania, whose first film, "Being Cyrus," is being released in December, put it: "After all, India is not just Bollywood and a Punjabi wedding." Adajania's India is most...

Six yards of Style

"...Too many too mention. I collect sarees which are regarded as heirlooms like Parsi gharas, patolas, etc...." Read on at DNA

Indian clothes boutique in Lahore

"...stock of designer-wear by Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal and Satya Paul; an exclusive range of handmade parsi gara saris, kashmiri kurtis, phulkari suits, lehngas with Swarovski crystals,...

Gujjus to the fore, again

Come November 25 and Sony’s Batliwala’s House No 43 has a new family moving into the famous address. A set of orthodox but flashy Gujaratis, the Kudkudiyas are all set to tickle your funny bone....

The Possibility Of An Island: Book Review

If you’re not familiar with the name, Michel Houellebecq is the French novelist, now living in Ireland, who invited the ire of Islamists with his novel Platform in 2001, and whose work is peppered...

Engaging his People – The Story of MKPB

‘Is he still a bachelor?’ This was Nari Rustomji remembering MKPB in June 1984 at the Shillong Club when I was introduced to him by a friend as somebody from Manipur. Nari Rustomji of the infamous...

Leaving a mark on the BSE

"...As a CA and MBA in Finance from Mumbai in 1984, it was quite a task to find a suitable match for Ms Deena A. Mehta, who went on to become the first and only woman president of the Bombay Stock...

Fascist and Taliban Trends: SOLI LOQUIES

Fanaticism has escalated alarmingly. Freedom of expression is under siege. One cannot express heterodox opinions except on pain of legal penalties, persecution and social ostracism. Movie star...

The amazing story of Tata Motors’ success

The amazing story of Tata Motors' success Kausik Datta and Prabodh Chandrasekhar | November 19, 2005 His table in the corner office on the first floor of Bombay House is full of papers, giving it an...

RTI celebrates 75 years

Going platinum Frilly frocks and flaky dal poris--RTI celebrates 75 years Parizaad Khan Mumbai, November 16: THE Sir Ratan Tata Institute supplied the snacks to my school canteen. On the pizza...

Couple ties the knot twice in a day

For the first time ever in The Bahamas, a couple tied the knot twice in one day! Bahamian and Indian cultures merged a few weeks ago in Nassau, when Darius Unwala exchanged vowes with Rashmi Prakash...

Amazing Parsees; A personal view

Pratik Bhandari writes on his blog I have always been fascinated by Parsi people, their loving demeanor, their lore, of how their ancestors landed on the coast of Gujrat and eventually got asylum...

Wind Towers of Yazd

A very traditional and interesting technology is making a comeback, in Iran and in the UK. Architects fascinated by Yazd's wind towers An architect couple is working on a project on the use of wind...

Our own ‘ Sheikh Speare’

Indian Express - New Delhi,India ... Khusro Kabrazi, who founded the Parsee Nataka Mandali in 1853, presented Rustom and Sohrab at the Grant Road Theatre (the only theatre in Mumbai those days) on ...

Iranians, Founders of the World Empire

They are unaware of the fact that Iran enjoys a 9,000-year-old civilization which, based on historical accounts and what historians believe, shines so brilliantly in the world that such false talks...

Waking up with Pheroza Godrej

Daily News & Analasys - Mumbai,India ... Many books and papers followed but perhaps her crowning glory was co-editing "A Zoroastrian Tapestry - Art, Religion and Culture" published by Mapin...

Parsi Food in Jamshedpur

The Telegraph For those curious about Parsi food, here is the place that will quench the thirst for great food. Hormazd M. Mehta has been attending to the culinary quests of people for quite...

Bavarian Rhapsody

Zubin Mehta will enthrall audiences in New Delhi and Chennai next monthNitya Rao New Delhi, November 2: Classical music connoisseurs in the Capital are in for a special treat this winter. The word...

Death of Yazdgerd

Georgia Straight - Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada ... in the seventh century. A Zoroastrian priest and a military commander come across their ruler's body in a mill. His skull has ...