Month: August 2011 Articles

MLA funds Doongerwadi repairs

Malabar Hill MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha, who spent Rs10 lakh from his funds to repair three pavilions inside the Parsi Towers of Silence in Malabar Hill, seems to have hurt the sentiments of the community. The renovated halls were inaugurated by...

Elvis and a fasting Parsi

In this Parsi New Year one hoped that things would pan out differently. No major miracles, of course, like India beating England in a Test match or Anna Hazare becoming the Prime Minister of India....

Marking Navroz with a ‘naatak’

On Friday, Parsis celebrated Navroz, the Zoroastrian new year. The day is traditionally spent eating, praying and, in the evenings, watching a play. The Navroz naatak is a longstanding custom. The...

Parsis Of Calcutta Celebrate New Year

At the last count — and that was some time ago — there were 565 Parsis in this city, a once-thriving Westernised community known for its industriousness, integrity and love of the good life. So as...

Parsis ring in their new yearin Mumbai

After a solemn ten days dedicated to praying for the souls of the departed, the Parsi community celebrated Navroz or new year with faith and fervour on Friday. In the run-up to the festival, veteran...

Parsis of Pune Celebrate New Year

Wishing each other 'Sal Mubarak,' the city's Parsi community celebrated the Navroze or the Parsi New Year on Friday. Warm family gatherings, a visit to the fire temple or agiary, Parsi delicacies...

Ahmedabad Parsis Bring in New Year

The Parsi community in the city is gearing up to celebrate their New Year- Navroze on Friday. The 1800 plus Parsis population living in the city plans to celebrate the day with great vigour and...

Nagpur Parsis Usher in New Year

Known for their philanthropic disposition, peaceful existence and financial well being, the Parsis observe Navroz or New Year with these very traits firmly imprinted upon the celebrations. In the...

Parsis of Karachi to mark Navroz today

The Parsi new year Navroz celebrations started in Karachi on Thursday night. It differs from the Iranian new year, also referred to as Jamshedi NovRuz, which was commemorated towards the end of...

Happy New Year 2011 | Saal Mubarak Y.Z. 1381

On the occasion of the Shehenshahi New Year (Y.Z.1381) Parsi Khabat takes the opportunity to wish you, our dear reader a very happy new year. Our wishes extend to your loved ones, families and...

Laughter, the worst medicine

Parsi theatre has been in decline thanks to its audience’s refusal of watching anything other than comedies and the language divide Coffee table books scare me for two reasons. I don’t have a coffee...

K. D. Sethna: A colossus passes on

To many of us, K.D. Sethna was the foremost mystic poet of our generation, next only to Sri Aurobindo. He has left behind nearly a thousand splendid poems and several volumes of prose. Future will...

BawaTips

This is a hilarious and very astute collection of tips about Bawajis. Below are just 3 of more than 50 such tips…and more are being added all the time. It’s a facebook page, hence you need to be a...

Who can stop woman from entering agiyari ?

The hearing of the case seeking confirmation of rights to the Parsi woman, who was prevented from worshipping at the Agiyari after she married a non-Parsi, came up before a larger bench of High...