Month: December 2014 Articles

Day 03: XVII North American Zoroastrian Congress 2014

The last day of the Congress, as also the last day of the year 2014, were upon us at the Hilton LAX. The previous few days had been high intensity both in the intellectual sense as well as the party sense ! And Day Three of the XVII North American...

Jiyo Parsi: An Inside Perspective

The following is an interview with Dr. Zinobia Madan, one of the founding members of the Jiyo Parsi Programme, on what the project really means to the community. This was originally published in the...

Topli Na Paneer: Basket Case

Making a case for topli na paneer, a little-known but much-loved Parsi dish Every Sunday, when I was a little girl, my family and I would trudge to Slater Road to my aunt's house for lunch....

Khushroo Dhunjibhoy Wins RWITC Elections

Make good on your words, Dhunjibhoy Now that Khushroo Dhunjibhoy holds the reins of the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC), having taken over from Vivek Jain in the recent hi-voltage election,...

Young Parsis learn XYZ of their history

“Today, our Parsi children know more about Hindu gods and kings than historical personalities of their own religion,” said Hoshaang Gotla, 29, who works with an education firm. To stop this “growing...

Dhansak: Food Stories from Pakistan

The year was 1997 and Dawn (the newspaper, not the website) was planning to publish a thick supplement to celebrate the 50th Independence Day of Pakistan, and I was commissioned to write an article...

Interfaith Marriages Challenge Parsi Families

Neither Kushroo Anita, 35, nor Viraf Mehta, 30, have found “the one” yet. They’ve both finished school, established careers and grown eager to start families. But even in a city of 18 million,...

Adil Jussawalla wins Sahitya Akademi Award 2014

Poet and critic Adil Jussawall's "Trying to Say Goodbye" is among eight books of poetry conferred the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award 2014, it was announced here Friday. Apart from this, five...

Day Two: Enterprise Dubai 2014

Day Two of Enterprise Dubai started with the lighting of the lamp by two more Parsi stalwarts who joined the event today. Nadir Godrej and Ronnie Screwala lit the lamp along with Fali Nariman to...

Day One: Enterprise Dubai 2014

Enterprise Dubai 2014 is a two day event planned by the Zarathushtis of Dubai to highlight the entrepreneurial opportunities in the region, and specifically the city of Dubai. Over two days, leaders...

Picnics at Juhu Beach: Indian Memory Project

The Indian Memory Project is a fantastic website that curates memories. They have a wonderful post by father daughter duo Rumi and Sooni Taraporevala about picnics at Juhu Beach. This photograph of...

The Travelling Parsi by Kamal F. Sunavala

The book was an accidental baby. But being pro-choice (for books, at any rate) the author would not abort it, and raised it with love, satire and laughter. When the book was ready, it was sent off...

Towers of Silence: Official Trailer

'The Towers of Silence' explores the fundamental question faced by every small community, namely how to preserve one’s traditions in a rapidly changing and modernizing world. The film focuses on the...

Baby, Come and Save Us

Kaiyan Mistree and Shireen Havewala are not very different from other young professional couples living in Mumbai. He is an architect and she is a banker. They are both serious-minded 20-somethings....

Parsis : A Community and a battle for survival

In her spartan office, Dhun Daraius Bagli is answering the third call in half an hour. The query is the same. So is her answer. “Sorry, we are full for December," says Bagli, putting down the...

Beheroze Shroff: Decade of African diaspora

Beheroze Shroff, a Bombay soul now exploring foreign shores, was fascinated by the vibrant history of the African diaspora. What we gained out of it are some exceptional documentaries On December...

Parsis debate priest’s organ donation appeal

While most support it, a small section of orthodox Parsis are in opposition claiming the body belongs to god. By Jyoti Shelar | Mumbai Mirror A Parsi high priest's appeal to donate organs has the...

Ratan Tata to bring XPrize Foundation to India

Backed by Tata, the US-based non-profit XPrize Foundation plans to make an announcement on 11 December about its India operations Mumbai: Axiom Research Labs Pvt. Ltd-owned Team Indus, led and...

Dilnavaz Mehta: Bring Up The Rare

Bring up the rare A forthcoming show of rare collectibles, curated by art historian Dilnavaz Mehta, is a lesson on India's lesser-known stories By Reema Gehi | PuneMirror Art historian Dilnavaz...