Month: February 2015 Articles

Rustom’s Parsi Bhonu in New Delhi

Lace curtains, antique cabinets, wooden chairs, glass ceiling lanterns and family photographs stud the little room, as Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da plays over the speakers. The space is a replica of her own home, from the geometric tiles to the creamy yellow...

The changing face of the legal profession

In an article Mitra Sharafi who is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School; discusses how even as falling law school enrollment leads to a merger, among Middle Eastern and...

Knot so classified

Though matrimonial ads have changed substantially, the emphasis on looks, caste and income persist, mirroring the complexities and paradoxical nature of Indian society, says Roshni Nair as she...

Parsis consider surrogacy to boost population

Ultra orthodox in the community are debating if scriptures allow renting of a non-Parsi womb. Article by Jyoti Shelar | Mumbai Mirror Parsis are considering the option of surrogacy under the...

A Legendary Life: Dr. Rustom P. Soonawala

A legendary life RUSTOM P Soonawala's 86 years have had no effect on his boundless energy (he has just returned from inaugurating and working in hospitals in Dubai, Delhi, Kolkata and Jaipur) and...

Reviving Parsi Drama

Apart from saving the Parsi community from extinction, theatrewallahs must take the onus of saving their rich cultural heritage as well! We're talking about the revival of Parsi-Hindi rangmanch....

Warming Up To Winter

It might sound like the name of a corny Parsi comedy, but doodh na puff, as once whipped up by the doughty matrons of the clan, is as vanishing a winter speciality as Vera Aunty's vasanu. Or...

A Death Rite At Peril

There are roughly 500 Parsis in Kolkata. But sadly, even this small community finds it difficult to maintain their age-old death ritual owing to a drop in the number of vultures and other problems....

Dr. Dhun Noria Receives Order of Ontario

The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is pleased to announce that Dr. Dhun Noria, TSH’s Chief of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Director of Laboratories, was presented with the Order of Ontario by the...

Of Steel, Metal Birds And More: The Tatas

The Tata sky is a limitless firmament, and its gods a generation of Parsi gentlemen like no other Article by Zareer Masani | Outlook India Telling the story of the Tatas, both the Indian business...

The men of steel with a softer side

Tata, the Indian company that owns Tetley Tea and Jaguar Land Rover, prides itself on its ethics - 66% of the business is owned by charities. Its unique character was shaped by the passions of its...

Vasanu: Parsi winter warmer

Not even Google, in its infinite wisdom, can spell out what precisely goes into vasanu, an exotic Parsi fudge. We hear its ingredients -chaar jaatna magaz, baval nu goonder, cummar kakri, jabar jas...