Month: August 2006 Articles

Karan Bilimoria, first Parsi in House of Lords

India-born beer baron Karan Bilimoria will on Monday formally "take his seat" in the House of Lords, making him the first Parsi to enter the British Parliament's upper house. Bilimoria, the owner of Cobra beer, became Lord Bilimoria CBE, of...

Funny Irani

Whatever role Boman Irani takes on, it's guaranteed he'll have you in splits. From the hero's bete noir in Munnabhai MBBS, to a mean Parsi son in Being Cyrus, Irani has come full circle. ''In...

Saal Mubarak

Today is the Parsi New Year. The first day of the parsi calendar. Parsi new year brings with it the hopes for a new, happy healthy and prosperous new year. A year where hopefully there shall be more...

Fire Chief Meherwanji Passes Away

The Mumbai Fire Brigade turned up to say goodbye to their former chief at the Doongerwadi yesterday For scores of firemen of the Mumbai Fire Brigade, the death of L. S. Mehervanjee came as a shock....

A Parsi who was a fire fighter! …

A Parsi who was a fire fighter! L. S. Mehervanjee, who passed away on Tuesday at 81 of illness following a paralytic stroke, was one of Bombay's most famous Fire Brigade chiefs. I knew him well,...

The burden of a song

By Farrokh Dhondy The Archbishop of Canterbury wants to kill the tradition of singing hymns in colonial places. I can’t imagine Bishops School, Pune, without the hymns, alien songs to the alien...

Takht-e Rostam is pride of Karaj

Undoubtedly, the most ancient historical monument in Karaj, Tehran province, is Takht-e Rostam which dates back to the Sassanid Era (226-650 AD), reported the English-language newspaper Iran Daily....

The ‘SAP’ of life

Standing in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra, Alan Sedghi, president and MD, SAP South Asia, was mesmerized and deep in thought....... ......Born in Tehran, Sedghi claims that he had a fairly average...

Takht-e Soleiman boundaries marked

Islamic Republic News Agency - Tehran,Iran ... The complex is the remnants of a fortress home to Zoroastrian priests during the Arsacid and Sassanid dynasties. It was destroyed during the Moqol...

Laughing all the way from Gujju to Parsi!

Aashish will now assume the mantle of another community known for its humour and pleasant nature- the Parsis! Our sources tell us that Aashish will play an amiable Parsi in Inder Kumar's new laugh...

No affairs for me, vows Boman Irani

Actor Boman Irani, who describes himself as a 'boring old Parsee', rules out any romantic hanky-panky. 'No affairs for me. It is so wonderful to have a family to come home to, to sit with them, pull...