Month: November 2006 Articles

It’s a small but powerful community and Parsis…

It's a small but powerful community and Parsis in Mumbai are joining hands to protect a 123-year-old community temple. Built by the Tatas, the agiary on Bandra's Hill Road is under threat from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). To clear...

Do You Know Kareena Panthaki ?

A reader, Andrea Marchon sent us this email. If you know the person she is looking for, please leave the information in the comments section below. We will pass it on to Andrea. Andrea Marchon...

Parsi from “Penang”writes back

A couple of weeks ago we posted an article by Ruby Lilaowala about her trip to Malaysia. She mentioned that there wre only two Parsi families in Malaysia. A reader Zarir Cama wrote back to us on...

I’m not Semi Girebaal because I’m a Bawa!

I'm not Semi Girebaal because I'm a Bawa! Cyrus Sahukar's second season of spoof has begun, but he has his serious moments as well ... despite being a Parsi, he says! With all due respect to Simi...

Parsi baby is Jolie’s reel love

Hollywood beauty Angelina Jolie held him close to her bosom, looked into his eyes lovingly and kissed him gently. And partner Brad Pitt was nowhere around when this happened behind closed doors on a...

Parsis celebrate Sanjan day

To commemorate the historic landing of the Parsis on the Indian soil at Sanjan, 1290 years ago, the Parsi residents of Sanjan will be celebrating Sanjan Day on Sunday 19 November To commemorate the...

Baby Chiniwala stars with Angelina Jolie

Parsi businessman Viraf Chiniwala, whose new-born child has been roped in for Angelina Jolie's movie, is an overwhelmed man. "Our gynaecologist, Avan Dadina, stopped me and said the hospital's CEO,...

Only 23 Parsi families left in the capital

Only 23 Parsi families are now residing in the capital while among the minorities, Muslims are the largest chunk here. According to the Delhi Minorities Commission's annual report 2004-05, which has...

Bordi: A bit of Parsi Heritage

A bit of Parsi heritage near Mumbai. This week, we move west. I've lived in Mumbai long enough to have become an honorary Mumbaikar, and one of the privileges of this position is that I have access...

Postcard from Penang

One of the most picturesque places in Malaysia, this island is also it's food capital since you get the finest Malay, Korean, Singaporean, Vietnamese, Chinese and Indian food for a price which won't...

India’s Tiger : Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata turned a sleepy firm into a global power by targeting the low end of the market It's not that Ratan Tata finds the rich uninteresting--after all he's one of them. No, it's more the case...

Polly Umrigar: Child at Heart

Madhav Mantri sat at his Hindu Colony dwelling, protective collar around his neck and all last evening, hurting at the passing away of Polly Umrigar. The former India skipper looked up to Mantri,...

Polly Umrigar Passes Away

The legendary cricketer, sterling statesman to the game, and an amazing personality, Pahlan (Polly) Umrigar passed away today. This was reported in the 10 pm. CNN-IBN news channel. Polly kaka was...

Restoring the old world

At the 'Community Museum', there are plenty of things to catch your attention - rare photographs, antique porcelain vases, Gandhara sculptures and much more... The quaint Parsi colony at Hughes...

NRI Karan Billimoria felicitated

Describing him as a "role model" for the Indian community, London-based India International Foundation has felicitated Karan Billimoria, founder of Cobra Beer, for becoming the first Parsi and...

Flavours of fusion

Parsis too, ever since they adopted India as their own land, have, as a community, constantly and quite consciously enriched their food through a process of deliberate fusion. Their recipes are...

Hall of Fame: Farokh Engineer

Name the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman who was explosive with the bat, superbly efficient and athletic behind the stumps, started off as a goalkeeper, and was famous for his hair, sex-appeal, and...

Parsi Cooking in New Zealand

At Half Moon Bay Restaurant and Function Centre, new owners Faranak and Sohrab Irani have brought their own special touch to this lovely venue overlooking the water. Retaining a predominantly modern...