Month: November 2012 Articles

10th World Zoroastrian Congress 2013

Mumbai will be host to the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress is to be held in December 2013. Hosted by The Bombay Parsi Punchayat; it will be held from December 27 to 31st 2013. The website for the Congress is up, but as of date has little...

An up-close view of Parsis at Harvard exhibit

Sooni Taraporevala’s photographs make clear how much like everyone else Parsis are A man stands with his back to the camera, looking look at the sea. It’s the photograph that begins Sooni...

Vadodra Parsis cremated as vultures dwindle

Vadodara: When Dara Hakim, 89, a former Indian Navy deep-sea diver and prominent member of Vadodara?s Parsi community passed away recently, his family chose to cremate him. Though he did not leave...

On Sanjan Day, Parsis dwell on future

As you travel north on the railroad route from Mumbai towards Surat, the first station beyond the Gujarat border is Umargam. The second is a small, unassuming coastal settlement named Sanjan. By...

A Who’s Who of Persian History.

Who was Who in Persian History.   All the ancient Iranian historical events/facts are taken from a century old book. This list is compiled by Phil Masters. [Hat Tip: Mickie Sorabjee]   1)...

Purity makes Parsis an endangered species

IN a country where 70,000 babies are born every day, young Zahan Daruwala's birth three months ago was a relatively rare event. As the child of two Indian Parsi parents, Zahan is one of fewer than...

A treasure trove for antique lovers

The Parsi community paper has ads on old items for sale Relic hunters, collectors, dealers and researchers search a weekly newspaper for antiques By Prabhat Sharan | Deccan Herald They are objects...

The first team from India to visit England

In 1886 Fifteen Parsees toured England in 1886, and though the results weren't great, they were well received India are currently preorder viagraparing to take on England, 79 years since the first...