Month: December 2006 Articles

Talking with Bapsi Sidhwa

Bapsi Sidhwa has become well-known as the author of the novel Cracking India, which was made into the 1998 movie 'Earth', directed by Deepa Mehta. She, however, has been around for a lot longer than that. As more than one reviewer has pointed out,...

Out with the Old

A similar situation exists across the 120-foot Road at Parsi Colony where as many as 45 out of 225 four-storey building plots have been cleared. A multi-storey building, complete with a swimming...

Redevelopment doesn’t enthuse all

Sporting a fresh court of paint, a group of 70-year-old cessed buildings at Dadar and Churchgate are enjoying a new lease on life. Even as incentive floor space index (FSI) lures landlords and...

Mumbai’s Parsis do a Dhoom 2

Big boys like playing with their favourite toys and while they are at it, their girlfriends are keeping a watchful eye on their men who for one day seem to be paying a lot more attention to other...

Perizaad Zorabian gets married to Boman Irani

Saturday was a big day for actress Perizaad Zorabian as the actress got married with her longtime boyfriend Boman Irani. No not the actor Boman but an estate developer based in Mumbai. The couple...

Parsi youths come together

Mumbai, December 10: The message was clear. The Parsis are here to stay and pave way for their next generation through their innovative Parsi Resource Group (PGR) programme. At least, that was the...

BMC has no permit, says heritage panel

The three heritage structures on Hill Road, Bandra, portions of which were to be acquired by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for its road-widening project, may find the Mumbai Heritage...

Bawa Bikers on a roll for a good cause

Led by Jimmy Mistry, 300 Parsi bikers will spread the message that Parsis do a lot more than just bicker On Sunday morning when the roads of Mumbai are still sleepy, around 300 Parsi bikers will don...

Fars Railway Path Changed

Transportation Ministry Obliged to Change Fars Railway Path One of the bas-reliefs of Naqsh-e Rostam, depicting Sassanid king Ardeshir I with defeated Roman emperors Valerian and Philip at his feet...

Karate champs

Sisters Zinatra and Mahzarine Bonesetter make their parents proud by clinching seven medals at the recently held 8th All Gujarat Shotaokan Karate Championships Tennis and badminton move aside. The...

A family’s attempts to trace their missing son

Tears well up in her eyes as she remembers the ill-fated day in 2002 when her 13-year-old son went missing during the Gujarat riots. Even after five years, Rupa Dara Mody carries his photograph in...

A Parsi Wedding

A good friend of Parsi Khabar and problogger Manish Vij of Ultrabrown fame was invited for a Parsi Wedding. He has some great observations and wonderful snaps. Check them here Incidentally, the...

Naqsh-e Rustam site in danger

The railroad project had been stopped on the order of the Marvdasht public prosecutor some time ago, but he revised his ruling and the road construction machines recently resumed operations at the...

First Iranian Kings of Persian Poetry

By Manouchehr Saadat Noury, PhD - Persian Journal INTRODUCTION: According to a great number of eminent scholars and highly respected experts in Persian Literature and Poetry, there are many Iranian...

City’s at the heart of art mart

This was fuelled initially by the wealthy community of Parsis who were known not just for the acquisitions of art, but their appreciation of the arts and promotional activities," an art market...