Month: September 2009 Articles

India’s Parsis use technology to keep religion alive

Phil Hazlewood at AFP recently interviewed our own editor Arzan Sam Wadia for an article about Parsis' use technology to keep religion alive By Phil Hazlewood (AFP) MUMBAI — India's Parsis, the modern-day descendants of migrants who fled...

Shiamak Davar: The world at his feet

Widely acknowledged as the guru of contemporary Indian dance, and proud founder of the largest chain of dance schools in the country, Shiamak Davar appears to have it all, on the surface. But dig...

Nazneen Sabawala: Landscape Designer

Nazneen Sabavala, director of landscape design for Dubai’s 3 Square was born in India, raised in Dubai and educated in the Middle East and the USA. Equipped with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture,...

Life in a Parsi Baug

SHERNAAZ ENGINEER peers into the minutiae of life in the Parsi colonies (or our baugs bustling with busybodies) and dishes up some delightfully saucy details. Forget 'Life in a Metro'. 'Life in a...

Nari Contractor on the Decline of Parsi Cricket

Parsi Cyclists, one of Mumbai's oldest clubs, will complete its centenary in early October. The club which has produced some fine cricketers in Nari Contractor, Polly Umirgar, Rusi Surti, Farokh...

On the road in rural Iran

Rural Iran has startlingly beautiful landscapes that are largely unexplored by outsiders By Jini Reddy The Guardian, Saturday 12 September 2009 [Hat Tip: Jim Engineer via NextGenNow@Linkedin] I...

Parsis push on with sops to boost birth rate

By Rathin Das | Surat At a time when most countries are engaged in controlling the population explosion, the miniscule Parsi community here is busy taking steps to increase its fast-dwindling...

Parsis moot Waqf-like body to protect land

By Nauzer Bharucha, TNN 7 September 2009, 12:47am IST Large-scale encroachments on properties belonging to Parsi trusts across the country led to suggestions during a two-day meet over the weekend...

Zoroastrians: Mapping Our Future: A Survey

Sam Balsara of Madison Advertising is putting together a presentation for the World Zoroastrian Congress in Dubai at the end of this year. As part of that he would like as many Zoroastrians to fill...