Month: July 2011 Articles

Iran’s New Currency May be named Parsi

Preliminary results show name of currency will change and four zeros will be removed from value On Saturday, the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran launched a website allowing the public to vote on key decisions relating to the future of...

What is the Zarathushti Identity ?

The Parsi diaspora in North America has a long history and presence. The Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York [ ZAGNY ]has been one of the first Zarathushti community associations in North...

Full House: A Parsi-Owned Pizzeria

Edul and Hanoz Mahudawala run Full House, a new eclectic pizzeria in Juhu, Mumbai. Below is a review of the restaurant in Time Out Mumbai In the world of Amercian sitcoms, the story of Full House’s...

Preaching Through The Media

Last month, a senior Vatican official said that Catholic bloggers are an extraordinary reality in the life of the church. As if acknowledging the power and reach of the new social media, the Pope,...

Old Family Ties

“On hearing him say he loved her She felt like a fairy queen When all he meant in saying it Was that the grass in spring is green.” From The Songs of Sinbad by Bachchoo My great grandmother, Avabai...

Kobad Gandhy speaks from Tihar

A petite Mumbaikar, Anuradha Shanbag, captured the fancy of a tall, lanky, bespectacled young man, who had returned to Mumbai from London after a stay in jail. By Madhusree Chatterjee| IANS The man...

Dokhmenashini Controversey

Noshir H. Dadrawala’s take on the Dokhmenashini controversey. Thanks for provoking me to respond on the latest controversy surrounding ?Dokhmenashini. I believe this controversy has a time cycle of...

The Nanavati Case

Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati vs. State of Maharashtra was a 1959 Indian court case where Nanavati, a Naval Commander, was tried for the murder of Prem Ahuja, his wife's lover. With Nanavati frequently...

Adi Modi: Obituary

Adi Modi, who died on June 27 aged 60, was general manager for more than 25 years of the Bombay Brasserie in London, Britain's first upmarket Indian restaurant. Published in the Telegraph UK A...