Month: March 2010 Articles

Two eyes, two ears, one mouth

There needs to be a willingness among people of every faith to sit with someone of a different religion and listen. By Cyrus Bahrassa /Student Life I am going to be skeptical and assume you’ve never opened the Khordeh Avesta. Heck, you’ve probably...

Well Done Boman Irani

In limited edition crème de la crème parties, corporate cats and their Chanel No 5-perfumed wives fawn over him. A German woman wants to jet across to Mumbai to meet him. Heads turn as the six feet,...

Navroz Mubarak from Bollywood

Good morning, Mumbai — and Navroze Mubarak! The Irani New Year and first day of spring began at 11.02 and 13 seconds last night. But BT invited the ‘Bawajis of Bollywood’ (actually, two Parsis, two...

From Persia to Bangalore

Dinshaw Cawasji, President of The Bangalore Parsee Zoroastrian Anjuman narrates the history of Parsees; how they took refuge in a small coastal town in Gujarat after agreeing to several conditions...

Matrimony: The Great Parsi Pursuit

An enterprising 55-year-old bachelor claiming to have almost made it to the portals of the Forbes list of billionaires was reluctantly but firmly refused entry to an exclusive party last Saturday....

Parsis welcome New Year with prayers, treats

On Sundays, most people in the city like to wake up late, chill out and postpone work to a weekday. But on March 21, a Sunday, many Parsis in the city shrugged off their lethargy and started their...

Parsis celebrate Navroze today

It’s a joyous morning at the Shapoorji Fakirji Jokhi Agiary at Malabar Hill, awashed with a fresh look on the morning of the most special day of the year - Jamshedi Navroze - the harbinger of...

Jamshedi Navroze Mubarak 2010

On the occasion of Jamshedi Navroze, Parsi Khabar wishes all our dear readers a very happy and prosperous Navroze Mubarak. We wish you and your families and loved ones the best in the coming year....

ZYNG Creates Platform for Youth Interaction

Although a modest Rs 1 crore was allocated in the Union budget to impede dwindling population of minority communities, city's Parsis believe self-help is the best help. The community, under the...

Katy Dalal Passes Away

Parsi Khabar is saddened to announce the passing away of Dr. Katy Dalal yesterday. Katy Dalal is legendary for her culinary skills especially with Parsi cuisine. Over the years we as a family have...

Parsis and Yoga

Ervad Marzban J. Hathiram over at Frashogard.com makes a compelling case about Parsis and Yoga. Today’s fast paced and chemical-laden life has brought, in addition to the comforts and conveniences...

Ardashir Vakil: Having the write stuff

You don’t become an award-winning author without having a flair for words, and London-based Ardashir Vakil is certainly a good example of that. His impeccable sentences, tinged with the lilting...

The Zarathushtra Effect

His admirers claim he was the first to teach monotheism, the existence of heaven and hell and the final triumph of good over evil. Plato and Aristotle revered his wisdom. Raphael included him among...

Wadias: Gujarat’s philanthropic architects

Masterstrokes, an exhibition of models of the iconic works of Richard Meier, was held at the Sir J J College of Architecture. The college is a fine example of Parsi philanthropy by Sir Jamshedji...

Firuza Parikh: In Conversation

As a devout Zoroastrian, I try to live by our prophet’s adage of ‘good thoughts, good words and good deeds.’ I have learnt the profound truth of this guiding principle. By Times News Service Good...

Nanabhoy made mota-bhai Mumbai

Fleeing from tormentors in the Middle-East, this community first found refuge in Gujarat. They speak the Gujarati language and every chronicle of Mumbai’s history has them at the centrestage. By...

Tata is Everywhere in India

Yesterday was another dull day on Wall Street. The Dow rose 2 points. Oil held at $81. Gold didn't move enough for us to remember, one way or another. By Bill Bonner The recovery continues...or so...

Steel frame of standards: Jamshedji N Tata

Given the kind of factionalism that India is witnessing today, and the general air of intolerance that sweeps our land, there are very few things we can truly be proud of. One of them happens to be...

Saving Miss Pestonjee

Pranab Babu's pioneering budgetary allocation for threatened communities wasn't met with the raising of a Parsi peg or gongs resounding from Mumbai's fire temples. A community that controls enough...

Is It Too Little Too Late

Mahatma Gandhi once said of them, “In numbers Parsis are beneath contempt, but in contribution, beyond compare.” By Nauzer K Bharucha, TNN, Never has the contrast been starker. The community that’s...