Month: October 2006 Articles

It’s also about trust, say Tata Steel shareholders

With Tatas acquiring Corus Group, long time shareholders of the Tata group companies see it as a vindication of their trust. Najoo E Adajania invested in Tata Steel over two decades ago as she wanted to invest in a company that would grow over the...

Second steely punch from the subcontinent

MONTHS after Lakshmi Mittal took over European steel giant Arcelor in the face of stiff competition and a hostile campaign that bordered on racism, another Indian is bracing to deliver a steely...

Have a laugh with Irani

FUNNYMAN Boman Irani had to learn a new language of comedy - literally - when shooting his latest film 'Khosla Ka Ghosla.' The former talented photographer is a Parsi and his character was a crooked...

Parsi Authors

Then there was a clutch of Parsi novelists--all settled abroad. Gifted story-tellers with good command of the language and the ability to laugh at themselves. They were at their best writing about...

Boman Irani’s mission in Don

I'm here to investigate actor Boman Irani's latest role -- as supercop and Deputy Commissioner of Police -- in director Farhan Akhtar's remake of the 1978 Bollywood thriller and superhit, Don. DCP...

Parsi Surnames

What do you call a PARSEE....Bootlegger? Daruwalla Who thinks he is aristocratic? Noble Who loves to cook? Masalawalla Who is mysterious? Mistry Who is a Wheeler Dealer? Dalal Who has aspirations of...

Strife over death at Parsi meet

Punchayet will form panel to decide alternative ways to dispose dead The body disposal issue reared its head last month when Dhun Baria clandestinely shot a video and took photographs of Tower of...

Kennedy Center to Honour Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta is among the five stalwarts from the arts and entertainment field who will be honoured by the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this year. Apart from Mehta, the others are...

Dinyar Vania At the NY City Opera

Dinyar Vania, a Parsi tenor performs at the NY City Opera on October 14, 2006 and again the following Tuesday. As per the announcement "Dinyar Vania is making his lead tenor role debut with N.Y....

Ancient religions clash in modern Iran

It's one of the world's oldest religions, but Zoroastrianism is treated with suspicion by Iran's Islamic state, writes Robert Tait The village of Chak Chak consists of a shrine perched beneath a...