Month: March 2012 Articles

Dinshaw Tamboly: Decline of the Parsee Community In India

The Parsees, a proud community, having impressive resources, is perhaps one of the smallest communities in India if not the smallest. As per the 2001 Census of India the number of Parsee’s in India had been computed at 69,601 only, which is...

Parsi Cricket Pioneers in Pakistan

WHILE we celebrate Pakistan’s sensational victory in the Asia Cup against Bangladesh at Dhaka we must also not ignore the fact that the game that we are passionately in love with owes much to the...

A walk through the loves and lives of the Masanis

The best part of Zareer Masani's memoir, And All is Said, on his late parents – Minoo Masani and Shakuntala – is the candour with which he tells the story of their tempestuous lives. By Rasheeda...

Asian Art Museum Acquires Rare Zoroastrian Bowl

One of the Asian Art Museum’s newest acquisitions is a solid-silver muktad bowl, a gift from the Zoroastrian Association of Northern California and several private donors. By Sunita Sohrabji | India...

Remembering Parsi greats on Navroze

Today Parsi’s celebrate Jamshedi Nauroze and will engage in celebrations, largely featuring good food and drink. They are possibly the smallest but most visible Indian minority. You will find a...

BAWATIPS: Tips for a Majja Ni Life

Mumbai owes a lot to the Parsi community be it the far sightedness of its visionary thinkers. or their benevolence that helped set up some of the city's most well-known landmarks, educational and...

K R Cama Oriental Institute

Not just Parsi: The K R Cama Oriental Institute, soon to turn 100, has a wealth of resources and a willingness to share By M Saraswathy | Business Standard Parsi culture and art are dying out — so...

Navroze Mubarak 2012

Parsi Khabar takes this opportunity to wish all our readers a very Happy Jamshedi Navroze. May the festive season bring happiness and prosperity, peace and understanding, good health and long lives...

Feroza Seervai: An Obituary

OBITUARY: A DEVOTEE OF TRUTH FEROZA SEERVAI, 89, died at Mumbai on Monday, 5th March With a husband as legendary as H.M. Seervai, one would have expected his wife to have played second fiddle. One...

Learning Parsipanu: A Book Review

  LEARNING ‘PARSIPANU’ with Meher & Sarosh by Silloo Mehta 350 pages, richly illustrated, hardbound Published by The Mazdayasnie Connection November 2011 This unique wonderful book meant...

What Katy Did: Rhea Mitra-Dalal

Katy Dalal was one of the doyens of Parsi cooking for decades. She passed away two years ago this month. To those of us who have eaten her food, the taste remains in the mouth forever. And her...

Bun maska at Kyani

Here lies the old-world charm of home-baked bread and earthy chai. “Khosh aamadi! Ke khoshaamad maraa ze aamadanat. Hezaar jaan e geraami, fedaa ye aan qadamat” (Welcome! For your presence has...

Ratan Tata: The Nano Heads Overseas

India's cheapest car, the Nano, is heading overseas, says Tata group head Ratan Tata. After introducing its now famous so-called $2500 car, the Nano, to the streets of its home country, India's Tata...

Minoo Driver Wins £250,000 payout from Air India

A FORMER catering manager has won a long-running battle against ex-employers Air India after the Supreme Court refused to grant the airline an appeal. By Salina Patel | Skyport Heathrow Air India...

Zareer Masani: When personal meets political

London-based historian Zareer Masani’s new book, And All is Said — a memoir on the breakdown of his parent’s marriage — is no ordinary tale. Article by Aarefa Johari, Hindustan Times His Parsi...