Month: October 2012 Articles

Harvard Alum Sooni Taraporewala’s Show Opens At The Carpenter Center

Sooni Taraporevala ’79 bought her first camera with money she borrowed from her roommate. Decades later, she has returned to Harvard for the opening of her photography exhibition. By Nikki D. Erlick, Harvard Crimson Taraporevala spoke on a panel...

Parsis and Body Building

When the annual Mr Zoroastrian contest in Mumbai was cancelled due to a lack of entries earlier this year, it signalled the fading out of the Parsi bodybuilder. The Parsis were among the first to...

Hormazd Narielwalla: Dead Man’s Patterns

Discarded suit patterns from dead Savile Row customers form the foundation of the Hormazd Narielwalla’s PhD student's work. Article by Lily Boviagra salenesco | DAZED Digital Hormazd Narielwalla is...

Race to save dwindling Parsis

Facing extinction, the Parsi population has something to cheer about. The Planning Commission has granted sanction to set up fertility clinics for the Parsis. The Minority Affairs Ministry will now...

Burjor Patel: Back in Service at 82

Actor Burjor Patel, Adi Marzban’s collaborator on modern Gujarati theatre, gets back to Mumbai, and acting after 20 years Ayaz Memon | TNN Burjor Patel resurfaced in viewer consciousness when an...

Jerry Pinto: The Parsis

In the 1970s, Victoria High School, Mahim, was a melting pot, as state-aided Roman Catholic schools tended to be. The majority of the students were Hindu, the second largest group was the...

Back-to-back podium finishes for Shahaan Engineer

Indian racer Shahaan Engineer manages two podium finishes in as many races in F 2.0 Northern European Cup My goal is to race in Formula One.” When 17-year-old Shahaan Engineer said what any budding...

Dome Sweet Dome: Contractor House, Vadodra

Renowned Parsi lawyer and philanthropist Jeru Contractor's grand old mansion, located on Vadodara's RC Dutt Road, may not be formally labelled as a heritage building, download cheap software online...

Kolkatta Parsis Look Forward to Iran Trip

The Parsis may be reduced to 600 families in the city and 70% of them are senior citizens. But they are not short of excitement when they get a chance to visit homeland. Parsis in the city are...

Tabla player Aban Mistry passes away

Aban Mistry, a musician and scholar, known as the first woman solo tabla player in India, passed away in Mumbai on Sunday evening. She was 72. Mistry, one of the few members of the Parsi community...

Jennifer Kotwal: Oprah Winfrey Inspires Me

Oozing with confidence, this model-turned-actor is chirpy as ever. Jennifer Kotwal, who started her career as a model at the age of 15, has over the years gained a name for herself. By Uthra...