Month: August 2012 Articles

To the Batliwalas and forgotten Rustoms

During the late 70s, it was not important to personally know a Batliwala, Daruwala or Rustom to have some knowledge of the sudra (long muslin shirt) or China silk skull caps, sali boti and patra ni machchi. But thanks to Bollywood movies like...

Parsi enclave wins UNESCO award

A good-hearted initiative by the Parsi community to preserve its old architecture while securing the housing needs of poor members has earned it international recognition. By Bella Jaisinghani | TNN...

Rohinton Mistry wins Neustadt Prize 2012

Rohinton Mistry, a Canadian-Indian writer, will be the 2012 laureate of the $50,000 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. The honor is sponsored by the University of Oklahoma, the Neustadt...

The sacred fire of Iranshah: Parsi New Year

Fire is purified and consecrated from ordinary to sublime and then enthroned. This fire is united to God’s divineenergies. By Shernaz Baji Avari | Afternoon Dispatch and Courier Though Parsis and...

Bachi Karkaria: Navroz Mubarak

On this auspicious New Year’s day, I would like to wish my fellow Parsis ‘Navroz Mubarak’. Yes, that’s the correct form, and not ‘Pateti Mubarak’. That would translate into ‘Greetings for Sinning’....

Top Ten Films Portraying Parsis

IBNLive.com has an interesting compilation of the Top Ten films portraying Parsis over the years. Check out the entire list here: http://ibnlive.in.com/photogallery/7194-3.html .: . . .

‘Baug’ people

The ability of Parsis to laugh at themselves has allowed all kinds of movies to be made—the characterization alternates between stereotype and archetype By Nandini Ramnath | Livemint.com A...

Happy New Year 1382 Yz

Dear Parsi Khabar reader We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your valued readership over the past year. May this be the year when we find the best in all of us as individuals...

We join BACHI KARKARIA as she wishes members of her Parsi community a Happy Navroz and takes us through a typical Parsi New Year celebration in Mumbai and Kolkata   The Parsis celebrated their...

Recipes for Parsi New Year

The Parsi New Year is tomorrow. Cook up these traditional Parsi dishes and join in the celebrations Parsi cuisine is influenced by many cultures; it has a mix of the Caspian, the coastal cuisines of...

Zoroastrians Reach Out To Sikhs In Solidarity

TORONTO, August 15, 2012 – It is ironic that as Zoroastrian leaders were holding up the Cylinder of Cyrus the Great, the Achemenian from Iran, as a symbol from antiquity of religious freedocialis 20...

Cuisine For A Cause

Meher Gandevia-Billimoria informs us about a great new book she authored as a fundraiser for an organization Centre For Advancement of Philanthropy The book,CUISINE FOR A CAUSE is a unique cookbook...

Flashback: Like sugar in milk

Gulbano Bamji talks to Moniza Inam about her golden childhood in Quetta: Legend has it that when the Zorastrian king of Persia, Yazedird, was defeated in the Battle of Nehavand, order cheap cialis...

Star Spangled Banner and the Parsi Connection

Star Spangled Banner and the Parsi Connection

The American National Anthem and the Wadia Parsi Family America’s National Anthem is sung thousands of times on every 4th of July weekend. What many may not know is that it was written by Francis...

Plan to boost Parsi numbers gets nod

The Planning Commission has cleared a scheme to arrest the dwindling population of the Parsi (Zoroastrian) community, in what will be the first intervention of its kind. The Plan panel had earlier...

Hello New York: An Introductory Video Montage

The XVI North American Zarathushti Congress got off to a fantastic start today morning at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, a suburb of New York City. Over 600 delegates from all over North...