Month: August 2008 Articles

Enthronement of Pak Iranshah Saheb at Udvada

This is an email forward received from Behram P. Dhabbar on a newslist. Our forefathers had come to India and settled here with the prime objective of keeping the fire of our religion burning eternally. Hence it was but natural that soon after...

Upcoming BPP Elections

The elections for the trusteeship of the Bombay Parsi Panchayat is scheduled for the month of October. Recently we had...

BBC to film Parsi Wedding

The BBC is filming a program called Around the World in 80 Faiths and will be filming the India segment in October 08. In particular they are looking to film a traditional Parsi Wedding in Mumbai...

Rahul visits Firoz Gandhi’s grave in Allahbad

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, who is in Allahabad to address a public meeting, Thursday paid a visit to the grave of his grandfather, Firoz Jehangir Gandhi, in the Mumfordganj...

Parsis in Ajmer welcome New Year

The article below was published in the Times of India. The original article is not on their website now but here is a Google Cache copy of the same. It is celebration time for the Parsi community as...

Shernaaz Engineer on the BPP Elections

The below is an article circulated on a newsgroup. It makes interesting reading with the BPP elections in the near future, as the subject matter. With a heavy heart and a poignant pen, SHERNAAZ...

Parsi Meter: Down Down Down

We came across this article via the Delhi Parsis website. Image courtesy DP. The text is from the author's blog. by Mayank Austen Soofi for the Hindustan Times.   The city's Parsi population is...

Film Personalities on Parsi New Year

Perizad Kolah Marshall: Pateti is the last day of the year for the Parsi community and generally falls in the last days of August as per the English calendar. Bawas don’t need an excuse for...

Sacred Space: Parsi New Year

On Ahura Mazda Ahura means the Lord Creator, and Mazda means Supremely Wise. This was the name by which Zarathushtra addressed his God. He proclaimed that there is only one God, who is the singular...

It’s time for Sev and Dahi

By Mahafreed Irani at DNA After 10 days of praying for the departed, the Parsis are all set to welcome their New Year on Tuesday. Celebration time for Parsis has traditional as well as modern...

Saal Mubarak: Happy New Year 2008

Mehernaaz, Shirrin and I wish you all our readers and supporters a very very Happy New Year. May this year bring you more happiness, prosperity, and good health. Today also marks the 4th anniversary...

Iran Profound

The Iran Letters – Part III: A Survey of 'Iran Profound' byBarin Kayaoglu Beyond the constant squabbling between Tehran and the outside world, there lies another Iran. A product of millennia, “Iran...

Iran: A Call to the Emperor

Recently we linked to a National Geographic article on Persia. Here is a further analysis of the same by regular Parsi Khabar reader Zubin Wadia National Geographic (awesome photos) ran a story on...

Bye bye to the baklava

The food here was legendary with more than a hundred dabbas going out every day. But the authentic Parsi flavour, and ‘no-nonsense’ Parsi ladies have gone missing from the Ratan Tata Institute,...

Freed Giant Emerges from Chaos

In an article about India's 61st Independance Day, there is mention of Ratan Tata. This has been bolstered by “reverse colonisation” as Indian entrepreneurs and businessmen began...

Parsi Cola

A reader sent us a tip about Parsi Cola, a soft drink that is famous in Iran and other parts of the Middle East. [image copyright] It even mecialis tadalafilrits its own Wikipedia entry Here is...

ZOCHILD Day 2008

The 6th ZOCHILDAY is scheduled for Sunday, 30th November, 2008. Events have been planned at Shanmukhananda Hall and at Cama Baug, Khetwadi. If interested in participating, forms for registration...

Mumbai Parsi Panchayat election heats up

With the new challengers unveiling their panel, the war for elections to the Bombay Parsi Panchayat is already heating up. For a community which believes in maja ni life this crowd of Parsis was...

Ratan Tata to be awarded with Doctor of Science

President Pratibha Patil will confer Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) on top industrialist Ratan Tata at the 46th convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology here tomorrow. Patil,...

Sat with the Dead

All Zera, 85, had in the world was her 65-year-old nephew, Homi Kaku. The latter, who was suffering from diabetes and gangrene, died on Saturday night. With no relative to inform about his death,...