Month: May 2013 Articles

Kainaz Amaria in Conversation: Being Zoroastrian

Photographer Kainaz Amaria has been born and brought up in America. As a child, when she’d tell her friends at school she was a Zoroastrian, they thought she was pretending to be a superhero. Source: Firstpost.com Years later, Amaria came to India...

The last of a Parsi culinary legacy

Mumbai’s grand old Parsi cafes are a symbol of the city’s diverse cuisine and ethnic groups, but they are a dying breed. I eat the best crème caramel of my life in 26?C heat, with life-sized cutouts...

A community poise: The Bngalore Parsis

he sun is at its peak, and so is the city’s maddening rush on the roads. The traffic policeman, who takes refuge under the shades of myriad trees that adorn the premises of the Fire Temple, is...

The Passing of an Icon: Keki Bhote

Keki Bhote ( 1925 - 2013) In the early days of our (Zoroastrian) presence in North America, in the 1950s and 1960s, any Zoroastrian bound for America was given the names of Keki and Mehroo Bhote to...

Feasting over Parsi food

Parsi food is about the aroma and the spices, if you are meat lover than enjoy... Parsi food has its origins in Iranian cuisine and it is a delightful journey for those who are hardcore...

Out of Dough: Of Bhakras and Gharis

If Parsis made doughnuts and baklava, they'd taste like bhakras and ghari. Mirror looks at tea-time darlings in Bawa homes Article By Roxanne Bamboat | Source: Mumbai Mirror Baklava is one of the...

A Master Plan: Fali Nariman

Fali Nariman offers a legal luminary's guide on the follies of the corrupt and the way out of it Fali Nariman's new book, The State of the Nation tries to explain why things are the way they are in...

Ratan Tata: The Cornell Story

This documentary features Cornell College of Architecture graduate Ratan Tata '59, BArch '62, chairman of Tata Sons, India's premier conglomerate. Created in honor of Tata's 50th Reunion in June...

Mumbai's Parsi cafe culture

Mumbai's grand old Parsi cafes are a symbol of the city's diverse cuisine and culture, but on a foodie tour of the city our writer finds out they are a dying breed By Rosie Birkett | The Guardian I...

Zoroastrian Return To Roots Program

The Zoroastrian Return to Roots Program is a new initiative launched by a group of 4 young Zarathushtis resideing all over the world. It is a fantastic program and comes with the oversight of...

What’s For Chai, Bawaji ?

If you haven't gone beyond lagan-nu-custard, you ain't seen nothing yet. The first of a two-part series on deliciously sweet Parsi snacks. By Roxanne Bamboat, Mumbai Mirror While the rest of Mumbai...

How Sohrab Modi won over Prithviraj Kapoor

In this special series, we re-visit great Hindi film classics. Today, we look back at Prithviraj Kapoor and Sohrab Modi's 1941 film Sikander. By Sukanya Verma | Rediff Sikander ne Porous se ki thi...