Month: May 2011 Articles

Bachi Karkaria: Blindly into the abyss

The Parsis have been in the news for the wrong reasons. The fractious case which arose from the Bombay Parsi Punchayet's 2009 ban on two priests continues to make headlines. Earlier this month, a Harvard researcher reminded his Mumbai audience that...

HPY: Grooming Parsi youth for college life

Dubai resident Mahfrin Wadia could have travelled anywhere for her summer holidays, but the 16-year-old Parsi had decided months ago that she would spend all of May in Mumbai. Wadia finished her...

Godrej Typewriters: End of the Road

Just Not My Type Godrej and Boyce to shut typewriter production Godrej and Boyce silenced the click-ding of its iconic typewriter last week. The company stopped production at its last typewriter...

Parsis: A diminishing race

A Houston-based research student has written a paper discussing the causes for, and a solution to, the dwindling numbers of the Parsi community around the world By Priyal Dave | Afternoon DC “To all...

Intermarriage row must be resolved soon

It's not so much the elephant in the room, no one wants to acknowledge, but rather the unicorn they all imagine-that the global Parsi population isn't so desperately in decline, but that it has...

Parsis get new community newspaper

The Parsi-Zoroastrians, who have a vibrant community press, have got their latest newspaper. On Saturday, free copies of the first issue of the weekly, Parsi Times, reached many homes. By Manoj R...

Insider trading

It had been a long day. Nina Godiwalla had stumbled home from a bar after work, and collapsed in bed. But she was wide awake in a few hours. She needed to talk to someone, be with someone. Her...