Month: August 2010 Articles

Commander Firdosh Mogal Dies While Saving Indian Navy Colleague

Mumbai, Aug 31 (IBNS): An Indian Navy commander died in the sea off Mumbai on Monday while trying to rescue his colleague who was swept away by the sea. The incident happened when one of four sailors working on the hull of submarine Shankush, a...

A Wish List for 1380 Yz

The following is an article by Ervad Marzban J. Hathiram on Frashogard.com On 16th June, 632 AD, Yazdegard, son of...

A Date With Parsis

The new saviours of a 3,500 year-old faith are hip and tech-savvy. Parsi-Zoroastrian youngsters are using Facebook,...

The Story of the Taj Mahal Hotel

The Taj Mahal Hotel was founded, according to legend, after Jamsetji Tata was refused entrance into a European-owned hotel which displayed a sign forbidding entry to dogs and Indians. He vowed to...

They’ve got the ZYNG thing

Nearly 2,000 young Zoroastrians from India and abroad have got together to tell the nay-sayers and the no-hopers, inside and outside the community that they can overcome. By Priyal Dave / Afternoon...

A CA turned Avestan scholar

Khojeste Pudam Mistree is a frank and fearless crusader of the faith. As Trustee of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Managing Trustee of Zoroastrian Studies and Trustee of the Athravan Educational Trust,...

We want to break free

India's Independence month has another little-known first. It was in August 1907 that Madam Cama defiantly unfurled the first Indian flag to the world and inspired a generation of Parsi firebrand...

OBITUARY: JAMSHED GUZDER

JAMSHED GUZDER : LAST OF THE SETHIAS Jimmy Guzder, as he was popularly known, may not have been Parsi aristocracy but was certainly the last of the Parsi Sethias. With Lady Jehangir’s demise, the...

Understanding the Ratan Tata DNA

It is India Inc's most closely watched succession and there is speculation on who will, or can, fit into the shoes of the Tata group chairman Ratan Tata when he lays down office in December 2012. A...

On new year, Delhi Parsis talk change

NEW DELHI: There are 734 Parsis in the NCR Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida. And about half of them turned up to celebrate Navroze, the Parsi New Year, at Delhi Parsi Anjuman on Thursday evening. One piece...

Pune Parsis Mark New Year with Festivities

The city's 8,000 strong Zoroastrian community is all set to bring in the Navroze or the Parsi New Year on Thursday with customary fervour "The 10 days before Navroze are marked by prayers for...

Saal Mubarak

It’s unmistakable, that wonderful festive air in Parsi households today, one that only a special occasion can bring, as today marks the New Year. By Ismat Tahseen / DNA And for the denizens of that...

Parsi New Year Parties Buzzing About Tata

“Navroz Mubarak,” is the traditional greeting between Parsis today as they celebrate their own New Year. Despite the fact that the Parsi community has dwindled to a tiny minority of maybe as little...

Parsi Khabar wishes you Navroze Saal Mubarak

On behalf of all of us here at Parsi Khabar we take this opportunity to wish our readers a very happy new year today. Navroze Saal Mubarak to you and your loved ones, families and friends....

You Cannot Wish Pateti Mubarak

Ervad Marzban J. Hathiram clears a very common misnomer…that of wishing “Pateti Mubarak” on Parsi New Year. On 19th August, we Parsis will celebrate our New Year with traditional gaiety, visiting...

Succeeding a success

IF INDIA were a nation of gamblers, the betting on who will succeed Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata group, would be furious. Since Tata Sons, the holding company for India’s second-biggest...

Ta-Ta to TATA

When Apro Ratan goes, can doom be far behind? By Bachi Karkaria / TNN Bomsie surveyed the pall of gloom which hung over Mumbai's Dadar Parsi Colony. "Eh, Kawsie," he said, "Soo...

Sign Petition to Save Bahrot Caves

The Bahrot Caves near Sanjan, Gujarat, India hold a special place in the heart of all Parsis. This is where the Iranshah fire was hidden for 12 years while Sanjan was attacked. These caves are today...

Ray of hope for dwindling Parsi community

Young Parsis today visit the fire temple in much larger numbers and more often than they did 30 years ago. This may not seem noteworthy to most people, but for Zoroastrians, a community, which is...

Parsi Gara back in vogue

The 150-year-old gara embroidery is stunning, mysterious, but not dead, as it was once believed. Designers and entrepreneurs are doing their best to revive what was originally a Chinese art form. By...

Tata for Now. But What About Later?

Can the Tata Group be led by a non-Tata? That is the question the group’s chairman, Ratan Tata, has refused to answer for the public even though the leader of India’s second largest conglomerate is...

Ratan Tata: The Successor Search Is On

Ratan Tata appears serious about keeping his date with retirement. Tata Sons, the promoter of the $71 billion Tata Group, has formally set the ball rolling to find a successor to its present...

Reminiscing About Behram Contractor

Every Saturday morning, as I am doing now, the great Bombay writer Behram Contractor would hunch over his typewriter and punch out his weekly column. It was a special edition of his daily column,...