Month: April 2012 Articles

Mumbai Boss: The Chef Behind Godiwalla Caterers

Tanaz Godiwalla is the undisputed high priestess of Parsi wedding catering. Families are known to call Godiwalla before they book a venue or finalise the guest list. We wouldn’t be surprised if a few of them inform Godiwalla of the date before they...

Anu Aga: A Profile

69-year-old Anu Aga, who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, is known as much for her social work and activism as her business accomplishments. Published by NDTV In 2004, she retired as...

Do Parsis lack a proper sense of history?

Our good friend Dinyar Patel asks a very valid and pertinent question Do Parsis lack a proper sense of history? It is a question that I have often wondered while traveling and conducting research...

The Parsi Elite Welcomed in their Host Societies

Agnostic over at Dusk in Autumn poses a very interesting question… Why are Parsi elites welcomed, while Jewish and Chinese elites are reviled? Even though they are only one case, it is such a strong...

Hasva Chalo Ji!

On the occasion of Parsi theatre stalwart Adi Marban's 98th birth anniversary, which falls on April 17, get your fix of his best works, gags, sketches and music that promise to bring alive poignant...

High honor for Bhabha

India recognizes professor for work in literature, education By Corydon Ireland | Harvard Gazette Earlier this year, Harvard literary scholar Homi K. Bhabha — director of the Mahindra Humanities...

Parsi community in Nilgiris dwindling

UDHAGAMANDALAM: When theManekshawsbuilt a house in Coonoor in 1973 ,the Parsi community of the hill district cheered . "We were proud they chose to settle here ," said Homi Dheenjeebhoy...