Month: March 2015 Articles

Navroz in New Delhi: Shernaz Italia

While a dwindling community struggles to survive, filmmaker Shernaz Italia documents the little-known lives of the Delhi Parsis who moved to the capital at the turn of the 19th century “Aavoji, aavo, aavo! Welcome to Delhi! Let me show you my...

A judge who knows God

Your faith in the judiciary may notch up if we tell you that justice Rohintan Fali Nariman, one of Supreme Court's judges is an ardent man of God once his judicial duties have been meted. And if...

Meet the Scientist: Dr. Adi Bulsara

Adi Bulsara, scientist, holds a 3-axis coupled-core magnetometer originally developed for C-IED applications at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific. (Photo by Alan Antczak Released)...

Beloved But Left Behind

There was a royal feast at Aunty Villy Engineer 96th birthday. There was cake, and there was suuji ka halwa too. Everybody inside the Parsi General Hospital came to the party; Aunty Nargis Gyara,...

Operation Theater at the Parsee General Hospital

What would you make of “Manchu Macbeth” and “Hamlet no Omelette”? Shakespeare with a delicious twist, yes. But dramatically different too was the fact that these Gujarati spoofs were stirred up in...

When Astad Deboo Made A Fort Dance

The celebrated contemporary dancer's performance was part of the One World Retreat, a three-day event to promote the cause of the Indian Head Injury Foundation. Astad Deboo, the celebrated...

The Original Shippers: Cowasjee’s of Karachi

There is an old sign from the Colonial era that reads ‘Cowasji’ outside the brick structure of the Cowasjee building in Karachi’s port area, Keamari. Inside, 86-years-old Cyrus Cowasjee’s office...

Jamshedi Navroze Mubarak 2015

On behalf of the entire team at Parsi Khabar we wish you all, our dear readers; and your families, loved ones and friends a Happy Jamshedi Navroze 2015. We thank you for your readership and support...

Young Zoroastrians to foster community links

At a time when population of Zoroastrians or Parsis in India has declined, an effort is being made at the global level to foster new links between community members and strengthen their identity....

Iranshah Udvada: Bachi Karkaria

BACHI KARKARIA relives her visit to the oldest Fire Temple, the Iranshah, in Gujarat on the eve of Jamshedi Navroz Iam in Zoroastrianism’s holiest place, the Iranshah at Udvada in Gujarat. The...

Chalo Jamye: A Food Tour of Udvada

Instead of booking a table at a city Bawa eatery on Parsi new year, drive to Udwada for boi, dal-chawal and patio It's the oldest story of amalgamation, and if Zoroastrian history in India has a...

Navroze: Yesterday and today

I remember celebrating Navroze since I was in Mama Parsi Girls’ Secondary School. All the Zarthosti children and teachers would put up the Navroze table on the eve of the New Year. Every girl would...

Elderly Parsi killed by ex-help in Bandra

A 78-year-old retired principal secretary to a former Chief Justice of the Bombay high court was murdered at his residence at Tata Blocks, Bandra (West), early on Sunday. His wife was bound,...