Month: April 2014 Articles

Porus Vimadalal: Fashion Photography

A self-declared bon vivant, fashion photographer Porus Vimadalal is on an all time high. Having only recently gotten into the Indian fashion industry, since 2012, he says he is highly satisfied with how he is growing professionally, and with his...

Feritta: Eat in Style

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. This was of course written with a Parsi man in mind !! And Eat in Style is trying to do exactly that. A new endeavor by Feritta, this...

Bejon Desai: Obituary

  Parsi Khabar is saddened to hear about the passing away of Bejon Desai. Bejon Uncle was the grandfather of my dear friend Behzad Kharas and from what I have known of him, Bejon Uncle was an...

Mumbai’s Kemp’s Corner flyover turns 50

"You know when the Kemp's Corner flyover was being built... It was like a smooth concrete stretch. I'd sneak up there with my bicycle and it would feel heady to feel the bike hurtle down with the...

Opposing forces find each other: Jim Taylor

Ancient Zoroaster got a few things right. Zoroaster, whose name was probably closer to Zarathustra before the Greeks tinkered with it, lived in eastern Persia about 2,000 years before Christ. He’s...

Work For the PARZOR-TISS Team

Dr. Shernaz Cama, Director of the UNESCO Parzor Project informs: The Jiyo Parsi Programme has been steadily gaining momentum. We are creating a dedicated Jiyo Parsi website which will be linked to...

BBC Documentary: Noruz The Persian Spring

Comedian Shappi Khorsandi introduces her young son to the Iranian festival of NoRuz, or New Year's Day. It is the biggest festival of the year for millions from Iran to India. Spring begins on the...

The levity and longevity of mealy-mouthed Parsis

There's almost nothing on earth I enjoy more than a disgruntled Parsi. Or, well, a Parsi in a good mood. Or a Parsi celebrating his/her 95th birthday. Or a Parsi after his/her fourth whisky, at a...

Coffee on canvas: Jimmy Engineer

Jimmy Engineer’s innovative collaboration makes coffee beans an integral part of inspiring paintings. Author: Nithi Kaveevivitchai | Bangkok Post Few people can resist the aroma of coffee beans as...

A proud Parsee: Lord Karan Bilimoria

British-Indian peer Lord Bilimoria is a Zoroastrian Parsee, a minority religion with its roots in ancient Persia. He tells Global how his cultural background has influenced his life and his work...

Sam Bahadur deserves the Bharat Ratna

The birth centenary of Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw, who successfully led Indian troops in the battle for Bangladesh, serves as an occasion to honour the life of this great soldier, sadly ignored by...