Month: January 2015 Articles

ZAGNY Ties up with Lladro for Zarathustra Votive

Lladro Lithophane Votive: Zarathustra ZAGNY is excited to announce an exclusive partnership with Lladró to bring you a stunning Zarathushtra votive. Released and designed by Lladró in 2014 as part of their Lithophane Votive Light Series, each...

Jiyo Parsi Heritage Walk

The Jiyo Parsi Heritage Walk of 3 km flagged off with 125 Parsi-Irani Zoroastrians from Bhikha Behram Well at Fort...

Rustom’s Parsi Bhonu in New Delhi

Home-style Parsi food, like your friend Dhun’s mummy used to make it. There’s a sudden flood of appreciation for Parsi food in Delhi, and I’m not at all surprised. With its abundance of meaty fare,...

Can Higher Salaries Save Parsi Priesthood?

Ardeshir Nariman, 15, is fast approaching graduation. Like many boys his age in Mumbai—educated and upwardly mobile, his curiosity heavily seasoned with ambition—he’ll continue to college to study...

Aging Parsis Turn to Community Charity

The Parsi ward at Mumbai’s JJ Hospital seems a particularly sunny convalescent home. Its full-length gothic windows and yellow-beige walls light 45 beds, which most patients cannot leave. The tiny...

Fereidoon Demehri Passes Away

Fereidoon Demehri, who started the yahoogroup Zoroastrian News Agency passed away in a accident earlier this week. ZNA writes: It is with deepest sadness we inform you that Mr. Fereidoon Demehri,...

ZAGNY Presents Neville Bharucha in Concert

ZAGNY PRESENTS A WESTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT featuring Piano Virtuoso NEVILLE BHARUCHA from the UK and showcasing other accomplished Zoroastrian artists PIROOZI COOPER-WITTLIN – Oboe / English...

Parsi Bol: A Book Review

Parsis have a comical way of describing their unfettered zest for life using an unusual mix of sarcasm and wit. Having adopted Gujarati as their mother tongue on their arrival to India in 1384 AC,...

The Britannia Man

Meet the man behind this amazing food experience called Britannia as he shares everything from how he started the Britannia restaurant in Mumbai to what it is today! Boman Kohinoor, the owner of...

Chennai and its old Parsi flame

Its legacies far outnumber this fast-dwindling community with two centuries of ties to the city In North Chennai’s populous and noisy Royapuram area, the tranquil 104-year-old Jal Phiroj Clubwala...

With Vistara, a Tata airline is reborn

Vistara a new airline jointly owned by Tata’s and Singapore Airlines took flight on January 9, 2015. This brings the Tata’s back into Indian Civil Aviation nearly 6 decades after they relinquished...

The Parsi Infirmary Navsari

Elders have held our hand at the time of our Sunrise now its our Turn to hold theirs at their Sunset. Abuwala Parsi Infirmary serves the elders of our Parsi Community standing besides them in their...

Paradise Cinema: 100 years of marquee magic

The Dubash family behind Paradise, Mahim's iconic single screen, celebrates a century in cinema. Imagine enjoying a Mahim traffic jam. That's how it was for me sometimes before the Sea Link rose. By...

Rohinton Mistry: In Conversation

The Mumbai-born Canadian novelist Rohinton Mistry received the Lifetime Achievement award at the Times Litfest last December. It was his first public appearance in his original hometown, indeed...