Month: August 2013 Articles

The Glory of the Gara

Part of every Parsi bride’s trousseau, the gara sari is an enchanted garden of visual delight Author: Saloni Madan | Source: Deccan Chronicle A thing of beauty is a joy forever/ Its loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness. John...

Delnaz Irani: In theatre,I do dark roles

Actress Delnaz Irani is excited about going back to her roots of a Parsi girl for the first time on-screen with the TV show Kehta hai Dil Jee Le Zara. Source: Deccan Herald Delnaz has been in the...

Goolrukh Gupta: The panchayat is inconsistent

Interview with Goolrukh Gupta, the Parsi woman who petitioned the court seeking freedom to enter Parsi religious places. By Lyla Bavadam | Source: Frontline AN ISSUE THAT HAD ITS ORIGINS IN THE...

The State of the Parsi Union: Dinyar Patel

The below is an article written by good friend of Parsi Khabar, and Zoroastrian Scholar; Dinyar Patel.  Dinyar Patel writes:    On this Navroze, I want to share a few of my thoughts about future of...

Navroze Mubarak: Happy New Year 1383 Yz.

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

Everyday Parsi: Mahrukh Cama

Our eighth author in the Everyday Parsi Series Mahrukh Cama writes To this date, arrival of Fall reminds me of the muktad/gatha days when I was growing up in Karachi. While Muktad prayers took place...

Everyday Parsi: Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Our seventh author in the Everyday Parsi series. Rita Jamshed Kapadia writes: The sweet smell of flowers, the beautiful aroma of sandalwood and "loban", the well laid out tables with "karasiyaas"...

Everyday Parsi: Perzen Patel

Our sixth author in the Everyday Parsi Series. Perzen Patel writes: Memories of Muktad and Gatha days The days of muktad and gathas have always been full of special memories for me. As a child, my...

Everyday Parsi: Shireen Palia

Everyday Parsi: Shireen Palia

Our fifth author in the Everyday Parsi Series. Shireen Palia writes: I am Shireen Palia, a Clinical Psychologist working at a school for children with special needs, in Bombay. As I think back to...

Plan to boost Parsi numbers falters

  IMRAN AHMED SIDDIQUI New Delhi, Aug. 9: A central scheme for sponsored fertility treatment among Parsis to arrest their dwindling numbers has found no takers, prompting plans for a new...

Everyday Parsi: Shazneen Rabadi Gandhi

Everyday Parsi: Shazneen Rabadi Gandhi

Our fourth author in the Everyday Parsi Series. Shazneen Rabadi Gandhi writes: A Personal Muktad My first memory of muktad is that of the one that followed my grand-uncle Sapal kaka’s death. That...

Everyday Parsi: Khushnood Viccaji

Our next author in the Everyday Parsi series Khushnood Viccaji writes: I’m Khushnood Viccaji, staying in Mumbai, India with my wife and teenaged son. We are quite religious and traditional in our...

Everyday Parsi: Kaikhosrow Oshtori

Our second author in the Everyday Parsi Series. Kaikhosrow Oshtori writes: Dear Arzan, how nice and kind of you to think of me for your new project. I would love to participate and contribute my...

Everyday Parsi: Naz Jokhi

Our first author in the Everyday Parsi Series. Naz Jokhi writes: I am Nazneen Jokhi living currently in Copenhagen with my 10 month old son and husband Shahzad Jokhi. My husband and I both are...

The Everyday Parsi

Today is the first day of the Muktad. Over the next 10 and 18 days, Parsis around the world and especially in India remember the dear departed of their family. Special prayers are offered at the...

Zubin Mehta to Perform in the Kashmir Valley

It has been Zubin Mehta's life-long dream to play in Jammu and Kashmir. Author: Naseer Ganai Source: The Daily Mail UK Come September, and the world famous musician and composer's wish will finally...

The story of Adi R. Kanga

A visionary & the birth of Navi Mumbai By Rusi Sorabji Before my email of April 30th 2013 informing friends and Zarathushti entities of the passing away of this Visionary who helped create the...