Month: April 2013 Articles

Khada Parsi: Restoring the ruptured heritage

We have done so many things to our heritage and history which we were not expected to do. We have distorted it, twisted it and have disrespected it. Realising what we have done is the least we can do now!! By Alok Deshpande | The HINDU Blogs As one...

Ava Jesia: Tower

Ava Jesia’s first book, Tower, takes inspiration from her Parsi upbringing By Indian Express SHE is an English teacher who is currently between jobs, but Avan Jesia has a lot to keep her busy right...

So, what is on your plate today?

For the fun-loving Parsi community, one of the most integral elements of a good life is a grand, tasty meal. By Rachel Fernandes, TNN Think Parsi food and there are some trademark dishes that are...

Bhicoo Manekshaw: A Tribute

Bhicoo Manekshaw, the food writer has passed away. She wrote really excellent, professionally done and well researched cookbooks, like her book on the food of her Parsi community. By Vikram Doctor |...

Parsis offer better benefits for more priests

The dwindling number of priests within the Parsi community has set the alarm bells ringing as the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP), the community’s apex body, has introduced a first-of-its-kind...

Dinshaw Vimadalal: Cathedral School Alumni

Below is some more information on the “most eligible Parsi” these days…a.k.a Dinshaw Vimadalal. From Seventh Heaven….a site for Cathedral School Alumni Mexican Cathedralite Just had this, hot on the...

Mumbai to Get a Drama School

City to get its first private drama school; Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw's grandson Jehan is co-convener. An hour before Jehan Sam Manekshaw is to meet Dr Bal Bhalerao, chief secretary of the Mumbai...

The Cyrus Cylinder Arrives in the USA

CNN's Amanpour and the British Museum's MacGregor - Complete Cyrus Cylinder Interview from Iran Heritage Foundation on Vimeo. During the launch event of the Cyrus Cylinder Tour of the US on March...

Revisit The Parsi Natak

The city’s Gujarati speakers of an older vintage will fondly recall the plays of Adi Marzban, the playwright and director who was synonymous with Parsi nataks from the 1940s to the 1980s. by Pronoti...

Outside the homeland, inside the community?

From Mumbai to Toronto, Parsi identity is no simple matter The Parsi story starts with an exodus. My ancestors left Persia a thousand years ago, fleeing religious persecution, and finding a new home...

Dinsha: Want To Marry Him ?

This is probably the most outlandish matrimonial advertisement you will ever see. Dinsha or Din! is a Parsi NRI from USA. And is looking for a bride. And no it’s not an April Fool’s Day cialis...