Month: April 2009 Articles

Couple ends 40-yr marriage

"She has walked away with everything, even the (wedding) photograph,'' exclaimed a 78-year-old man in Bombay high court on Monday. His body was feeble but not his voice. Neither was the resolve of the septaguanerian Parsi couple to end their...

Oldest Fire Temple Turns 300

By Nauzer Bharucha I tnn Miunbai: For the 45,000 Parsis in Mumbai, Friday is a special day - not only will they celebrate the birthday of fire, considered to be the son of god, but will also observe...

Dilshad Ukaji: Make-up Artist

'My work instills self-confidence in people' Meet young makeup artist Dilshad Ukaji. At the age of 25, she is assisting one of the biggest names in the Indian makeup industry -- Cory Walia -- and...

Funeral procedures for Parsis Deceased Abroad.

By Ervad (Dr.) Hoshang J. Bhadha The following funeral procedure for shipping the mortal remains to India is prepared for the Zoroastrian community in the United States. The given procedure and...

An Overview on Zoroastrianism

This is a very well compiled overview on Zoroastrianism by Khushnaz Bode. Life before birth of Zarathushtra Thousands of years ago a race called the Aryans settled near the Middle-Asian Valleys....

Celebrating the Atash nu Parab

By Firoza Punthakey-Mistree courtesy of Zoroastrian Studies. On Adar Ruz, Adar Mah, the Parsis of India celebrate the feast of Fire known as the Atash nu parab.  This feast is celebrated...

Parsi Khabar on Twitter

We are happy to announce that Parsi Khabar is now on Twitter. If you are on twitter, please add us to your follow list Our twitter handle is @parsikhabar or you can easily find us here...

No more Farzins

Concerned community comes together for last prayers for shunned half-Parsi child who died of starvation By Manoj R Nair in the Mumbai Mirror Neglected in life, Farzin Batlivala - the seven-year-old...

Was Homi Bhabha’s plane hit by Italian aircraft?

On January 24, 1966, Air India flight AI 101 Mumbai-Paris crashed on Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps on the border of France and Italy. Amongst the 117 passengers killed was noted nuclear...

Parsis and National Politics of India

We Parsis have had a long tradition with politics at the national, state and city level. Dadabhoy Navroji was one of the founding fathers of the Indian National Congress in the late 19th Century. He...

Maneck Engineer: An Interview

Shernaaz Engineer interviews Maneck Engineer, one of the front runners in the election for the lone seat left vacant by the passing away of BPP Trustee Rustom Tirandaz Today the community is split...

Bangalore Dasturji in Critical Condition

Received via email on a newsgroup It is unfortunate that Ervad Jamshed Unvalla,  younger brother of our departed Bangalore High Priest Nadirshah Unvalla has suffered burns to 70% of his body....

Dokhmenshahi in UK: A contrarian view

Farrukh Dhondy, noted writer, talks about religious funeral practises in a recent article in the DNA India. It talks about a petition filed by a Hindu UK resident to be allowed in death to be...

Iran: The Forgotten Glory: DVD

Iran: The Forgotten Glory is a two part DVD Movie about the Persia of yore. "Shot in over 60 locations in the province of FARS and 5 years in the making, “IRAN, The Forgotten Glory” is the first...