Month: May 2006 Articles

Lord Bilimoria

The father was an Indian Army general; the son is to be a British Lord. Karan Bilimoria, 44, founder and chief executive of Cobra Beer, popular for washing down chicken tikka masala, has been elevated to the House of Lords, it was announced today....

Bhicoo J Manekshaw : Food Writer

Parsi Platter Bhicoo J Manekshaw has been the lone crusader of Parsi cuisine in the country. And at 83, she is still trying to popularise it through her books. She was the first Cordon Bleu chef...

Drug ban could save vultures

Vultures in danger of being wiped out by a drug used to treat livestock in India have been given a reprieve after the Government called on companies to phase out the medicine. While perhaps not the...

The Yellow Badge of Denial

The bizarre, humiliating, and enduring nature of the dress regulations imposed upon the Zoroastrian community of central Iran (Yezd) were captured in this eyewitness account by Napier Malcolm, (Five...

Run Lola

Of all her celebrity guests so far, she's loved chatting with the Parsis--Boman Irani, Homi Adajania and Perizaad Zorabian. "It's probably because Bawas and Malayalees are both a mad bunch of...

Lagan Nu Achar

Pickles preserve the historical flavours of communities like the Persian origin of Parsis in the dried fruits of their celebratory lagannu achar, or the Portuguese vinegar in which Goans preserve...

Shayan Italia: Music Sensation

Shayan Italia, a new musician in the mainstream music world is all set to release his album Deliverance. As his press release notes My name is Shayan Italia and I am the artist/songwriter of the...

Five Parsi Films by Kaevan Umrigar

Kaevan Umrigar, is a recent graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. The Zoroastrian Youth Association of Poona is screening FIVE PARSI FILMS, five short films on contemporary...

New things at Parsi Khabar

New things are happening here at Parsi Khabar. First and foremost we have our own domain. Parsi Khabar now resides at www.ParsiKhabar.net The establishment of its own domain was something that was...

Rediscover the Axial Age ethos

complained to Lord Mazda (Aryan god of harmony): 'For whom did you shape me? ... Fury and raiding, cruelty and might hold me captive.' " Lord Mazda replied that Zoroaster, a priest, would protect...

Lost in time

Down a narrow lane from my school was a candy shop. It was actually a general store but a range of mouth-watering chocolates and candies in colourful wrappers were displayed on the racks visible...

Some thoughts, some reservations

A case of great constitutional significance is being argued before a bench of five justices of the Supreme Court, presided over by the chief justice of India. A few years ago both houses of...

Parsi debate: panchayat vs federation

Don't force radical changes on us: Ahmedabad panchayat to governing body Express News Service Ahmedabad, April 30: Accusing it of forcing its radical propaganda upon Parsis, the Ahmedabad Parsi...

Green Cuisine

No Parsi wedding or celebration is complete without the famous Patro na Machchi (fish in a leaf). And a famous style of Bengal cuisine called "bhapa" (meaning steam) is steaming spiced vegetables or...

Zubin Mehta Turns 70

Los Angeles, Apr 29: Zubin Mehta, one of the world's greatest conductors of Western classical music, is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Mehta, a Parsee has been the conductor of the Israel...

Zubin Varla to Play Rajiv Gandhi

British Parsi actor may play Rajiv If all goes well for Jagmohan Mundhra, his film Sonia, based on Congress president Sonia Gandhi's life, will rise to a remarkable level of authenticity before a...