Month: April 2010 Articles

A Crisis for the Faithful

The Parsi bodies are piling up in India. Parsis are modern adherents of the ancient Zoroastrian faith that emerged in the 6th century B.C. in Persia, predating Christianity and Islam. According to many scholars, Zoroastrianism influenced these...

Medical Aid Appeal for Pakzad Tata

Please find below a letter from Mrs. Queenie Tata Medical Aid for my 5 yrs old son having 90% Profound Deafness and lack of Speech. I the undersigned Mrs. Queenie J Tata PARSEE WOMAN would like to...

Villoo Morawala Patell: In Conversation

“I want to explain to the people how India can add to the world’s wealth through innovation” Villoo Morawala Patell’s youthful looks and exuberant personality hides formidable learning in complex...

The last Bhuj Parsi passes away

Roadaben Sorabji Botwala spent her whole life in Bhuj Bhuj, the district headquarters of Kutch, which once boasted of a large population of Parsis is sad at the death last weekend of the last...

Affidavit opposes Parsi woman’s plea

Two high priests of Parsi community have filed an affidavit before Gujarat high court, stating that there is no tradition where a girl marrying in another community can enjoy Parsi rights. The...

Marzban Shroff and the “Ghati” Controversey

Tolerance level has gone down, High Court rues The tolerance level of the people has gone down, the Bombay High Court today remarked while dealing with a petition filed by an author who is facing...

Hoshang Merchant: Hyderabad’s Parsi Yogi

When the man with a long white Dumbledorish beard, twinkling eyes and soothing voice, surrounded by books, speaks, one is drawn by the humour and the inherent life wisdom in his voice. One of the...

The Great Parsi Gender Divide

Why Sauce For the Parsi Goose Is Not Sauce For the Parsi Gander? By Noshir H. Dadrawala Parsis have been in the National news again and as usual for all the wrong reasons. The current dispute is...

The Private Papers of Sir Dinshaw Wacha

Below is a request by Dinyar Patel, a PhD candidate at Harvard University. Dinyar Patel writes... I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Harvard University and the grand-nephew of...

Protest Against Jame Jamshed

The below is a copy of the letter to the Editor of Jame Jamshed. This letter is written by good friend Ervad Marzban J Hathiram, who is the head priest of the Behram Baug Agiary and the editor of...

Kainaz Messman at Theobroma

I am a waitress... a cleaner... whatever my business needs me to be' As patisserie Theobroma opens its second outlet we talk to owner Kainaz Messman about the toils and joys (not to mention kilos of...

Dahanu Road by Anosh Irani

"Death and time are like two clowns," Shapur Irani, the patriarch of Dahanu Road, tells his grandson, Zairos. "They play pranks only they find funny." By Kate Wallace / Telegraph-Journal It's true....

Iran rediscovers value of Persian roots

Over the weekend, Iran hosted the presidents of Iraq, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan to celebrate Nowruz, the ancient Persian new year marking the first day of spring that is celebrated by...