Month: March 2006 Articles

Jimmy Boy: A restaurant review

Dhoomketu @ 22nd Floor writes a great review on Jimmy Boy the famous Parsi restaurant in Bombay. More on Jimmy Boy here. Jimmy Boy is located at 11 Bank Street, Fort Bombay 400 001 Tel: (022) 2270 0880 .Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy... ....A restaurant like...

The Day when Nature Rejoices

Jamshedi Navroze by Ruby Lilaowala Afternoon Dispatch and Courier Tuesday, March 21, 2006 9:15:39 IST On that day, it...

Norouz in Kyrgyzstan

Norouz has been celebrated for at least 3000 years and is deeply rooted in the ritual and tradition of the Zoroastrian religion. Today the festival of Norouz is celebrated in many countries that...

What Shenaz treasures

Anchor and actor Shenaz Treasuryvala talks about her yearning for work and travel. Self-respect :"I will not be sexually-exploited and would not do a role demeaning to women - crawling on the floor,...

Prophet in the park

THE Elisabeth Murdoch Sculpture Foundation commissioned a 4m-high nude bronze from sculptor Peter Schipperheyn, to be exhibited in the McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park in Melbourne. It is the...

Thank You Peter

This is a letter from Shirin J. Mistry, circulated on a newsgroup which sums up the end to the controversey of the sculpture. These are the views of the author, and not Parsi Khabar Dear Mr...

Sculpture Controversey put to end

Peter Schipperheyn, the sculptor shot into the Zoroastrian spotlight all of a sudden a few days ago because of his upcoming work Amidst all the controversey and the mud-slinging, Peter was gracious...

Meher Bhargava Dies

NDTV Correspondent Monday, March 27, 2006 (Lucknow): The Lucknow High Court and other courts in the city remained shut on Monday to protest against the murder of Meher Bhargava. Meher, the wife of...

Tears, anger and some action

AT 4.56 pm on Sunday, Mehar Bhargava moved into her permanent resting place, Hormuzd Bagh --the Parsi cemetery at Narhi since 1902-- alongside her mother Naja Kharas, whose epitaph read: "Tears...

Norouz in Sistan va Baluchistan Province

People of Zabol in Sistan va Baluchistan province start the celebration of the New Year from the last five days of the year. Panjak traditional ceremony is held in Khajeh Mountain during these days....

Learn culture the Parsi way

We want to educate the youngsters of the Parsi community about their religion and culture... The Russian Cultural Centre at Peddar Road is currently showing an exhibition on the Zoroastrian...

Being Cyrus is a unique attempt

A feature film by a photographer has a few advantages. It is crisp, taut and precise, and rarely suffers from avoidable fluff. Being Cyrus falls into this category. A debut venture by director Homi...

‘Being Cyrus- Bollywood stars speaking English

'Being Cyrus- Bollywood stars speaking English in a darkly twisted tale about a Parsi family and the 'stranger' they let in it changes their lives forever . Even as the film is getting raves from...

Bawas and Bollywood

Bawas and Bollywood A quick quiz question: Which dialogue is probably Bollywood's most memorable line after Shashi Kapoor's 'Mere paas maa hai' from Deewar and Amjad Khan's 'Kitne aadmi thhe' from...

Boman Irani talks about playing his…

Boman Irani talks about playing his first Parsi character onscreen and dating Sushmita Sen! Faheem Ruhani ednesday, March 22, 2006 18:35 IST What was it it like finally playing a Parsi in 'Being...

Saal Mubarak Dikra

The indomitable zest of the Parsi community in the city came out in full force at the Navroze celebration at the Dadar Parsi Gymkana grounds yesterday, as the entire Fasli community of south Mumbai...

Parsis pray, party & say Navroz

CITY’S PARSI community celebrated Janshedi Navroz at Parsi Anjuman Mirbai Marg on Tuesday. Jamshedi Navroz is a Spring festival which falls on March 21 stated to be the start of springs and also the...

Small yet big

The Parsi community in the city will soon usher in its New Year by celebrating Jamshedi Navroz. JAMSHEDI Navroz is knocking at the doors of Parsis in the city, and with it, the community will...

Noruz in Iran

Noruz, a festival marking start of the new Iranian year, is celebrated in Iran. Passage of time has not reduced importance of the traditional festival and it is being observed by people more...

Vyarawalla: Witness to History

  NO, no, no. No blinding flash, not again," shouted Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of peace, as the Parsi photographer, a woman in her early thirties, clicked her camera using a big bulb for flash....

Humata Hukhta Hvarashta strikes a century

The only serial based on Zoroastrian religion and culture, completed 100 episodes recently Funded only by donations, Humata Hukhta Hvarashta — the only serial on air based on Zoroastrian religion —...

Joy Ride

As the Parsi couple in their jalopy who often gave a lift to the troubled heroine, Dinesh Hingoo and Piloo Wadia immortalized the quintessential Parsi eccentricity on-screen. Piloo in her...

New Things Coming to Parsi Khabar

The blog has completed six months and now is heading in a new direction. As the blog evolves, we thank all the people who have taken the time and effort to send us their suggestions and criticism...

Bombay’s Opium Past

... The bungalows of Malabar and Cumbala Hills, of Breach Candy and Walkeshwar were mostly Parsi-owned and unexceptionally lent out to Europeans. ... Read On...

The Magi of the East

‘the Magi’. Now, historically, the magi were well known as astronomers, interpreters of omens and dreams, even kingmakers whose duties included electing the king. But more importantly, they were the...

Naoroji and Jinnah

....Parsi leader Dadabhai Naoroji, a leading Indian nationalist, ran for the English Parliament, Jinnah and other Indian students worked day and night for him. Their efforts were crowned with...

Eagle Brigade of Dadar Parsi Colony

.....group comprises 12 to 14 boys, some his age, some older, and they form the Eagle Brigade of Dadar Parsi Colony. Their task is to patrol the Five Gardens area, keeping an eye out for any...

Commemoration of Zoroaster held in Tehran

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - ©2005 IranMania.com LONDON, December 27 (IranMania) - Zoroastrian Association in Tehran held a ceremony in commemoration of Prophet Zarathustra (Zoroaster) in Tehran on...

Pilgrim Painter: Jehangir Sabawala

With his impeccable social graces, his dandy deportment and his luminous painterly style a la Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), Jehangir Sabavala, 83, hovers between the problematic and the passe. Ever...

The first female to smooch Dev Anand onscreen

The only thing that people are talking about Dev Anand's latest release Mr. Prime Minister is his onscreen smooch with an NRI actress in the film. And while Dev Anand is known for the skin-show in...

Dhansak at the Tea Center

Occasionally, there is mutton dhansak, supplied by a Parsi lady, it is known as Mrs. Cooper's dhansak. I have not tried it yet, when I do, I will let you know. Read On...

Boomla: The Parsi Bombil

My thali had two bombils (Bombay ducks), crisp fried. Not as crisp as Gajali's, perhaps, which are like biscuits, but still crisp. What they do is slit the fish and remove the single bone, unlike in...

Pravasi award winners

Rusy M. Shroff is managing director of Ruttonjee Estates Continuation Limited, a company admired for its integrity in business. He was appointed a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British...

Plans to woo Parsi Students

CONCERNED over the number of Parsi students leaving the country to pursue higher studies abroad, the Ministry of Social Justice and ... Read on here technorati tags: parsi, study

Vulture species threatened

Namibian - Windhoek,Namibia ... Followers of the minority Parsi faith depend on vultures for disposal of their corpses, considering the burial or burning of human remains to defile the ......

The idea of Dimple’s character

The idea of Dimple’s character is to annoy the audience and she ... IndiaFM - Bombay,India ... The backdrop of this movie seems Parsi. Is it a Parsi movie? It’s not at all a parsi movie....