Month: March 2011 Articles

Udvada residents oppose heritage notification

Residents of Udvada, a holy place for Parsis, met on Sunday to oppose a government notification which they say virtually seeks to freeze any development in the town to protect its heritage value. By Hardik Shah | TNN The importance of Udvada in...

J N Tata Parsee Girls High School

In 1887 the Empress Mills started a Gujarati school for children of its employees with two Mehtajis and one master, N Madan. It was a primary school. Boys went for further studies to SFS School and...

Persecuted for bravery: Niloufar Abadan

Nine years and one month after her husband and former Balochistan minister Abadan Faridoun Abadan was kidnapped from his hometown Quetta, businesswoman Niloufar Abadan has met the same fate. By...

Surat Parsis celebrate Jamshedi Navroz

Dawn of their New Year and arrival of spring was celebrated with traditional fanfare by the 3,700-strong Parsi community of the city on Monday. Jamshedi Navroz is an age-old tradition followed by...

Navroze Mubarak: Make Good News

On the occasion of Jamshedi Navroze 2011 Parsi Khabar would like to wish all its readers and commenters a very Happy and Prosperous Jamshedi Navroze Mubarak 2011. We would like to leave you with a...

A celebration of Life

We do some Parsi-style gorging, even as it readies itself for the yummy Nowruz Festival The Iranians call it Nowruz. The Parsis, descendants of the ancient Zoroastrians in India, spell it as Nowroz....

It’s a Parsi Date

Navroze is yet another opportunity for fun and matchmaking Hoshang Patel has much to cheer about this Navroze, the Parsi New Year which is being celebrated today. By Dipti Nagpaul D'souza | Indian...

A question of trust, a matter of faith

The Bombay High Court’s recent verdict in the Parsi Priests’ case is historic. It recognises the generosity of the Parsi community and condemns a narrow, sectarian religious perspective...

NAVROZYNG

Join ZYNG (the youth wing of the BPP) is having its annual Navroze party "NAVROZYNG" at Dios, Tardeo, Mumbai, on 19th March. Open to all youngsters in the community.   Unlimited...

Jeroo Mehta: 101 Parsi Recipes

Given that her book is considered a Bible by foodies around the globe, she's got fans from at least three generations if not more! Parsi cookbook author Jeroo Mehta has certainly made life easier....

Woman with a View: Homai Vyarawalla

If you mention women and cameras today, the picture that comes to the minds of many is that of an attractive young woman posing in front of a camera. In a world driven more and more by the visual...

HC upholds liberal view in Parsi community

The trustees of the Bombay Parsi Panchayat (BPP) cannot arrogate powers to themselves in a mistaken belief that they are custodians of religion, the Bombay High Court today ruled while lifting a ban...

Parsi businesswoman abducted in Pakistan

A Parsi businesswoman, the wife of a former provincial minister who was abducted 10 years back and is still missing, has been kidnapped in Pakistan's Quetta city, said an official. Originally...

Clarification on the Actress Debarred Issue

Last week we published an article that originally appreared in DNA India. It was written by Manoj Nair and titled “ Actress debarred from agiary revives gender bias debate “. Mr Nair regularly...

Parzor’s Parsi Panorama Opens in New Delhi

The Parzor organization is holding an exhibit on Parsi crafts and traditions, along with workshops on Parsi embroidery, next week in Delhi. A brief schedule is copied below. “PARSI PANORAMA” 12th to...

Bejan Daruwala Moves to Ahmedabad

This Wednesday, Mumbai’s popular and most flamboyant astrologer- numerologist, the Ganesha-loving, Christ-believing, Allah-revereing Parsi Zoroastrian  Bejan Daruwala relocates  to...