Month: June 2012 Articles

Shooter Turns Saviour

On a serene fishing trip with his father, the last thing city shooter Kynan Chenai expected was to be in a situation that required him to save three lives. “It was an instinctual reaction,” says Kynan, who managed to save one of the three people...

Parsis and Jews, Exile and Return

At the turn of the 16th century, the Portuguese discovered an eastern passage to India that afforded them easy access to well-priced goods and to India’s natural wonders and human curiosities. ...

Overhaul Parsi Matrimonial Law

Phiroze Khan, 87, our friend and insurance agent for many decades is a remarkable gentleman. A loyal employee of Bombay Dyeing for many years, he worked really hard as an insurance agent to bring up...

A Parsi Lady: Poem by Siloo Kapadia

Below is a poem by long time reader of Parsi Khabar, Siloo Kapadia. A Parsi Lady By Siloo Kapadia I’m rolling my chapatti And I’m swinging my hips And from my rose water I’m taking a sip The smell...

Boman Irani to play Saddam Hussein

We wonder if there’s a better character actor in the country than Boman Irani. Or if we may, there aren’t many better actors than him at all. The man has always defied odds to portray extensively...

Reliving the Parsiana andaaz

Laughter In The House: A Tribute To Adi Marzban is back on popular demand after it premiered two months ago as a homage to the veteran Parsi director Journalist Meher Marfatia still recalls how, as...

Nergis Mavalvala: Just Herself

Nergis Mavalvala, professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, can check off a whole lot of boxes on the diversity form. She isn't just a woman in physics,...

Of Garas and Patra Ni Machhi

Every year, in March, the Parsis, who are probably Delhi's smallest community, celebrate Navroze, their New Year, at the 62-year-old Parsi Dharamshala on Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, next to Delhi Gate....