Month: October 2014 Articles

Twins born to parsi couple, more births due: Jiyo Parsi

The twins have landed. Another eight arrivals are expected by the year-end. A central scheme that encourages Parsis to multiply has sired twins, in a double delight for the community whose numbers have been dwindling over the years. A community...

Buildings through the veteran lens

Catch the last day of photographer Aspi Patel’s show, Architecture Beyond Platitude, at the Jehangir Art Gallery, where he captures graphical patterns in architecture from across the world Article...

Netagiri By Cyrus Broacha: Book Review

Cyrus Broacha is a morning person. He also seems to be one of those people who have a plan for each day, a schedule they rigorously follow. Coming up against that side of his personality can be...

The Story of TATA By Peter Casey

The values at the heart of the Tata Group as well as the role played in its development by the philanthropic trusts that own two-thirds of the company are explored in a new book that is a brief...

Soprano Meher Pavri: In Conversation

Ashima Suri speaks to Indo-Canadian soprano, Meher Pavri. Born and raised in Canada, Meher Pavri is proud of her Indian heritage. In 2007, she was crowned Miss India-Canada and wowed the crowd with...

Dreams Come True: A Parsiana Editorial

Dreams come true Parsiana Editorial Viewpoint on New Zoroastrian Centers in the Diaspora In the 1970s as more formal Zoroastrian associations sprung up in North America (NA), the notion of having...

The Traditional Parsi Hadvaid

Abstract This article studies the heritage of the traditional hadvaid in the Parsi-Zoroastrian community and shows how this tradition pre-dates what the world today knows as chiropractic. The...

The Capital City

Mumbai has its commercial roots in drug money. A profile of the City Just as one crosses the suburbs into Worli, Samudra Mahal juts up from the edge of Mumbai, casting its eye out into the Arabian...

Zoroaster: The World’s First Bessemer Ship

Framroze K. Patel, good friend of Parsi Khabar sends us this very interesting article. Framroze writes “These days Alfred Noble is in news. You probably did not know that the world’s first Bessemer...

Kappawalla Agiary: Appeal for Kathi Funds

Below is an appeal we received from Ervad Jamshed Bhesadia, the Panthaky Saheb of the Kappawalla Agiary in Tardeo, Mumbai; India   As we are aware that to enable the Fire of Aatash Padshah to...

Bombay Meri Hai : Hot Beat for Bombay

Bom bom bom bom“ the staccato rang out. How my brother and I chuckled as children to first hear that syllabic quartet. Our giggles muffled by mouths stuffed with an edge of the living room curtain...

Qissa e Parsi : The Parsi Story

Legend has it that when the Parsis arrived on the shores of Gujarat sometime between the 8th and 10th century, they promised the local King Jadhav Rana that they would sweeten the Indian community...

Soldier extraordinaire: Book Review

A riveting account of the life and times of the first Field Marshal of India. Review By PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI | Frontline IN April 1971, General Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, the Chief of...

Parsis are not interested in politics anymore

The Parsi community no longer has a say in electoral battles because of their dwindling numbers and apathy towards politics. But in the last century many Parsis were at the forefront of state and...

Architect Cyrus Jhabwala Passes Away

Parsi Khabar is sad to hear about the passing away of Cyrus Jhabwala. Below is a write up by Ram Rahman. The architect who designed the Delhi Parsi  Dharamsala, the Bhiwandiwalla Hall & the...

Danesh Irani: The Last Parsi

Why this Parsi stand-up comedian doesn't want to be seen in a pair of shorts! Danesh Irani in conversation with Glynda Alves | The Economic Times   Describe yourself in 140 characters. 140...