Month: July 2008 Articles

Marguerite Del Guidice: In conversation

Last week we pointed you to the National Geographic Story on Iran. Below is an interview with the author Marguerite Del Guidice in the Persian Mirror. If you are concerned with all things Iran, you have probably already received a few emails from...

Bapsy Sidhwa in Lahore

“Every time I come to Lahore, I find it more beautiful than my previous visit,” said novelist Bapsi Sidhwa during an...

Persia: Ancient Soul of Iran

The August 2008 issue of the National Geographic has "Persia: Ancient Soul of Iran" as its cover story. I just finished reading the printed issue. The photographs as usual are fantastic. The stories...

Loyalty is a meter of Mehta

IT IS not, at first sight, a marriage made in heaven. The conductor is a Parsee Indian, brought up in Bombay, trained in Vienna and living in Los Angeles. The orchestra is a band of refugees who...

The Parsis October Revolution

Those Russians call it double - 10 from 10th October, when the Tsars were overthrown. We, Parsis, will call it the October Revolution. When a frustrated, fed up, angry, exasperated, irate, end of...

Ardeshir Cowasjee on Sam Bahadur

SAM Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw was his full name by which he was rarely called, as he was known familiarly and affectionately by his men and officers and friends as Sam Bahadur. Manekshaw...

Soon, heritage status for fire temples

Mumbai, July 3 47 Parsi structures, including 4 Atash Behrams, in city’s heritage list Parsis across the city were cheering on Thursday when, after a long battle that has lasted over six years,...

Sam Manekshaw: Obituary in The Economist

His most famous remark was not, strictly speaking, true. On the eve of the war with Pakistan in December 1971 that led to the creation of Bangladesh, India’s prime minister, Indira Gandhi, asked her...

Kaoos Rustom Sethna: To Be with Nature

K R Sethna who gave up a thriving career as a horse-race jockey in Poona and came to the Western Ghats just to be with Nature. Everyone is talking about the disappearance of sparrows from our...

Here’s my pistol, now come on shoot me

As a young major in 1947, Eustace D'Souza first read about Major Sam Manekshaw when reading about the Burma campaign in World War II. Manekshaw was shot in the stomach when he and his company...