Month: June 2008 Articles

Kanga Laments Lack of Music Culture in Karachi

Mrs Kanga: musician with a message As the World Music Day was marked around the globe on June 21, it was rather disappointing to note that a vibrant city such as Karachi failed to organise a decent event for its local audience to remind them about...

Doomed by faith

India's Parsi community is shrinking fast. For every birth, there are five deaths, prompting fierce debate between reformists and traditionalists who are concerned about ethnic purity. By...

Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw Passes Away

Iconic former Army Chief Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who died in the wee hours on Friday, was given the final salute in a state funeral and laid to rest with full military honours. ( Watch ) As a...

Shenaz Treasurywala on love and her banjaran life

Shenaz Treasurywala on love and her banjaran life, in conversation with Riya V Anandwala. There’s been talk that you’re being replaced by Perizaad Kolah on The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.....

Minocher Bhandara, Pakistan MP, Passes Away

Former Minorities Minister and member National Assembly Minocher Bhandara (popularly known as M.P.Bhandara) passed away here on Sunday. His one leg and a wrist was broken in an accident on April 23...

Zoroastrian Tower of Silence

A "Tower of Silence" is the place where Zoroastrians laid their dead to rest in the life-giving power of the sun. Zarathustra is the ancient Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism 3500 years...

Chaiye Hame Bawaji

This is a wonderful piece written by Ms. Natasha Viraf Deboo of Poona The word 'Parsi' is derived from the word Pars or Persia. Hence, Parsi literally means 'people who have come from...

No Family Planning for Parsis

NCM’s pill for falling Parsi numbers: no family planning CITHARA PAUL Posted online: Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 0034 hrs New Delhi, June 13: Concerned about the dwindling population of the Parsi...

Dwindling Numbers: A Legal View

A very interesting article from the Indian Law Blog "Law and Other Things" Dwindling number of Parsis The National Minorities Commission 's Report on the dwindling number of Parsis in India...

Vulture Culture

This is a youtube video about the Parsis of Bombay and the issues that face the community today. If the video does not show, please click here

Villoo Patell Bags Top French Award

Villoo Morawala Patell, founder-chairperson of India's leading life sciences firm Avesthagen Ltd, was on April 23 honoured with a top civilian award by the French government for her...

Parsi Kolah No Sarko

Among Indian vinegars the most interesting by far is the dark and complex tasting barrel matured sugar-cane vinegar made by E.F.Kolah & Sons of Navsari since 1885. Parsis are the other Indian...

Shehnaz Treasurywala: Big Secret Revealed

Shehnaz Treasurywala the new host of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge has her task cutout as she will be seen anchoring a Hindi show for the very first time!! But what exactly motivated her to...

Pune’s Parsi Online Portal

With an online portal disseminating information about all their activities and projects, Zoroastrains in the city find it easy to stay connected The Internet has always been appreciated for making...