Month: September 2008 Articles

Parsis too seek reservation in govt jobs

All these years they have never asked for any favour from the government. In fact, they favoured the government by building hospitals, colleges and research institutions in the city. However now, the Parsis also want a share in the reservation pie....

Zubin Mehta: The Scores of My Life

Zubin Mehta, one of the greatest conductors of western classical music of all times has come out with his autobiography titled The Scores of My Life, published by Roli books. In the book, he writes...

The journey of the holy fire

India’s western coastline boasts of vast stretches of untouched beaches dotted with gently swaying palm and coconut trees. It is also home to several imposing forts that have been witness to several...

Life, as Mehr Jesia knows it

As India Couture Week walks its way across Mumbai ramps, 80s icon Mehr Jesia talks about life after modelling, why she’s happier at 40 and why ‘in her time’, models were so much more professional...

Wedding trousseau, the Parsi style

Women display Parsi wear at the exhibition on Friday. Picture by Bhola Prasad Jamshedpur, Sept. 19: After wearing saris of Bengal, Orissa, Maharashtra and south India to your relatives’ weddings, if...

Music Conductor Zane Dalal

On Saturday night, Zane Dalal will lead the Symphony Orchestra of India into the future. But for this London-born Parsi, the journey to the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre has been replete with the grandeur...

A regrettable concession to fanaticism

In light of the recent furore in Bombay over the Jaya Bacchan remarks, here is a nice piece on Adi Marzban and the parsi nataks of yore. Of what utility is the fundamental right of free speech if in...

And Then They Came To India: Dance Theatre

Histories and memories always had the best stories to tell. Stories that were inspirations and eye-openers, stories made of realities and half-truths. And stories that could unfurl in movements and...

BPP Candidate: Jimmy Rusi Mistry

Dear Community Member, The Parsi community is on the threshold of change with adult franchise being allowed for the first time. As a candidate for the Bombay Parsee Punchayet Trusteeship, I would...

Singapore Parsis Perform at Fashion Show

THERE may be only about 200 Parsis in Singapore, but the ethnic group of Persian origin is making its presence known. Fourteen women from the Parsi Zoroastrian Association will present a fashion...

BPP Candidate: Danesh Nejadkay

My Dear Fellow Zoroastrians, I consider it my good fortune to have been born a Zoroastrian, and to be part of our small but wonderful community. However I am deeply saddened about the several issues...

A House in a Baug

by Manoj R Nair - Mumbai Mirror - 02 Sept, 2008. Bombay Parsi Punchayet will allot more than 70 flats of the trust to members of the Parsi-Zorastrian community who are on the wait-list for houses...

BPP Candidate: Noshir Dadrawala

Below is a brief resume and introduction to Noshir Dadrawala. • Appointed by the Planning Commission, Government of India, as a member of Expert Group on Voluntary Organizations in India .. • CEO of...

BPP Candidate: Arnavaz Jal Mistry

Nearly 22 years ago Arnavaz took her first step to serve the poor by working in the Parsi Ward of J.J. Hospital. The ward was an abandoned, desolate out-house with just 20 beds for accommodation. It...

Jennifer Kotwal to Star in a new movie

She will soon be seen in Mudh Mudh Ke Na Dekkh Mudh Mudh Ke with Himesh Reshammaiya but despite picking up offers from Bollywood, Jennifer Kotwal says she will never turn her back on Kannada and...

BPP Candidate: Viraf Kapadia

Personal Statement and Manifesto of Viraf Kapadia Marry Parsi and get benefit from a flat as a gift from Bombay Parsi Punchayet. it Free food for needy on daily basis Repairing, Restoring The...

BPP Candidate: Dinshaw Mehta

WHY I AM SEEKING RE-ELECTION A Personal Statement from Dinshaw Mehta Dear Voter, I have completed seven years as a trustee and am seeking re-election for another term. I sincerely believe that I...

BPP Candidate: Phiroze Amroliwalla

A Message from Phiroze Amroliwalla, candidate for trusteeship of the Bombay Parsi Panchayat. TRUSTEESHIP IS NOT AND SHOULD NOT BE AN OFFICE OF PROFIT OR PLEASURE BUT IN FACT AN OPPPORTUNITY TO...