Month: April 2006 Articles

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Anglicisation Of The Parsis

by Polly Noshir Chenoy My mother's contention is: "British gayan ne' opre vadhare British thai gayan" (We have become more British after the British have left). This, she attributes mostly to the...

Iranshah in 1909

This is a photograph of the Iranshah Atashbehram in Udwada, shot in 1909. The photograph is part of the National Geographic archives and was taken by William Thomas Fee. Image source here More info...

Its TATA every where

Its TATA every where !!! 'TATA' in your life!!! What makes you lick your fingertips, but of course TATA SALT. What makes your costumes neat and clean? TATA SHUDH. Who gives a foundation to your...

In The Song of Kahunsha

In The Song of Kahunsha (Doubleday Canada, $29.95), the second novel from North Vancouver's Anosh Irani, paradise is a place of no sadness. Or so believes his protagonist, 10-year-old Chamdi, an...

First Trip to India

We saw schools and hospitals established by the Parsis (Persians who follow the Zoroastrian faith and who migrated to India over a thousand years ago.) community. Continue reading here

From the fringes: Votes without a voice

Parsis.....Numbering about 650 in the city, the Parsis are determined to have a say in the polls. ''Yes, I vote from Burrabazar constituency. Most of our people vote. Why shouldn't we? We are...

Vultures That Vanish

Spare a thought for the scrawny vultures -- those once-familiar birds of prey that used to circle lazily high in the air, scanning for anything to scavenge. In my youth, they even perched on tall...

Flights of fancy

Parvez Damania's biggest passion is riding to school! He became a poster boy of the Indian aviation industry with Damania Airlines and he's still in the thick of things as executive director of...

Historic Kasra Arch

Preserving the historic Kasra Arch as a Persian heritage in danger and inscribing its name in UNESCO's list of endangered heritage were discussed during the third conference of Iran's History of...

New jewels for Queen’s Necklace

The MMRDA's facelift plan for Marine Drive includes landscaping, re-paving, subways, better lighting and two amphitheatres Mumbai Mirror Bureau The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority...

India will be indebted to the parsi community

Ashish, a blogger from Pune, writes about the Parsis The community though very calm,composed & peace-loving, have succeeded in very walk of life, business in particular. Their business acumen is...

British Iranologist Mary Boyce dies at 86

British Iranologist Mary Boyce died on April 4 at the age of 86, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Friday. Many Iranologists regarded her as the most prominent expert of Iranian culture and...

Zarathushtra; The First Monotheist Prophet

Apr 9, 2006 By Noorbakhsh Rahimzadeh Until contemporary times, researchers in the world have had lengthy debate and have written hundreds or perhaps thousand books as to which of the prophets, known...

Secrets from the bunny’s basket

Mumbai Mirror - India ... communities as clients. For instance, a long standing order comes from a Parsi lady whose daughters are allergic to food colour. So every ... Secrets from the bunny's...

Holy cow! Rajnath remembers Hindutva

CNN-IBN - New Delhi,India ... "India has a Muslim President, a Sikh Prime Minister and a Christian heading the ruling coalition, a Parsi Field Marshal and a Sikh Army Chief because of its ...

Mumbai Mirror: Protest In Peace

Recently Parsi Khabar wrote about the controversey that erupted from the naming of a sculpture after Prophet Zarathustra. Today the comments are published in the Mumbai Mirror. The article is...

The Ghost in the Baghdad Museum

NYTimes FOR the director of a shuttered museum in a country at war, the imaginary can be a welcome refuge. Condemned to contemplate his own and his country's fate in great halls emptied of visitors,...

DOKHMENASHINI CONTROVERSY

by Mr. Noshir H. Dadrawala Thanks for provoking me to respond on the latest controversy surrounding 'Dokhmenashini. I believe this controversy has a time cycle of its own for the past century or...

Heralder of the New Age

Mid-Day Mumbai - Bombay,India... He talks of the musical soirees he attended, travelling far and a field to watch Parsi plays, listening to Tara Bai and takes us to the world of popular music...

Flowering The Youth Of The Community

by Eruch B. Desai Our illustrious ancestors with dedication and concern for the community did yeoman service to the succeeding generations by their various acts replete with sane advice, wisdom,...

A strange and sad phenomenon (if one can…

by Shernaaz Engineer in the Jam-e-Jamshed A strange and sad phenomenon (if one can call it that), is taking over our community. Perhaps, this was something of a foregone conclusion - although it is...

Indian Cattle Drug Is Killing Vultures

Wednesday, March 29, 2006; 6:20 PM BOMBAY, India -- Conservationists said Wednesday that they expect Indian authorities soon to ban a cattle drug blamed for killing more than 90 percent of the...

Marriage registrar with no work

30 per cent of Parsi community single, ditto above 60 years of age Three marriages in three years. N.F. Tankariwala, the lone Parsi marriage registrar in the city, has little work. Had registration...