Month: May 2008 Articles

A Tribute to Pandit Firoz Dastur

As a tribute to Pandit Firoz Dastur, artistes Shrikant Deshpande, Girish Sanzgiri and Srinivas Joshi are organising a concert Having passed away on May 9, Pandit Firoz Dastur, the doyen of the Kirana Gharana and a disciple of Sawai Gandharv, leaves...

The Parsi Wedding

By Firoze Hirjikaka The main theme and the true raison d’etre for a Zoroastrian wedding is food. Zoroastrian wedding banquets are definitely for the weight watchers. Demurring protestations to the...

The Ceremonies of a Parsi Wedding

Parsi Lagan or Wedding is marked by vibrant and joyful customs that spread over a couple of days. Unique and interesting rituals begin from the time of engagement and culminate with a lavish post...

Parsis may be silenced by success

By Sudha Ramachandran BANGALORE - The clock is ticking for one of India's most prosperous communities, the Parsis. Always small, the Parsi population is diminishing at an alarming rate, prompting...

About Freddie Mercury Being a Parsi

By Vir Sanghvi in The Mint. I know a lot of people are going to treat this as blasphemy so I better just come out and say this. I saw a DVD of a concert by Queen with Paul Rodgers on vocals and you...

Ratan Tata: The 2008 TIME 100

By Simon Robinson Since Ratan Tata first suggested building a car that could sell for 100,000 Indian rupees ($2,500) four years ago, rival automakers have sniggered. "If you think about the...

Indian vultures may be gone in 10 years

Despite a 2006 ban on veterinary diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory drug for cattle, vultures are fast vanishing from India. So quick is the decline in numbers that experts say three species could be...

Salgreh this Adar Mahina

Wed 30th April: Daepmeher roj Zaiya Wadia Dadgah at Surat Fri, 2nd May: Sarosh roj Cama Baug Agiary, Mumbai Mewawalla Agiary, Byculla Soonawalla Agiary, Mahim Chinoy Daremeher, Gandevi, Gujarat...