Month: April 2015 Articles

Manekshaw for Bharat Ratna: Will you undo this wrong, Mr Modi?

Dear Prime Minister Allow me as a citizen of the Republic which has the good fortune of having you at the helm of affairs, to thank you for the bold decision to create a memorial for the much-underrated P.V. Narasimha Rao, whose prime ministership...

Vahbiz Dorabjee: Playing a Parsi

Vahbiz Dorabjee was last seen in Saraswatichandara and now she will be seen in an episode of Code Red. She talks about her cameo, playing a Parsi and Nach Baliye. What is special about the episode...

Tales of the haft seen table

It’s been a while since Navroze has passed us by. The more-than-usual excitement over Parsi food is over, the pantry re-filled and the fridge is no longer bursting at its seams with endless packs of...

Longing and Loss at Dadar Parsi Colony

The heritage precinct is both, a tree spangled island and the last bastion of a threatened community. To its residents, the BMC's move to fill its streets with hawkers has become a metaphor of loss....

Persian Parade 2015 in New York City

Here are some pictures from the Persian Day Parade that went down Madison Avenue, in Manhattan; New York City today.   See the full set of images on Parsi Khabar’s Facebook Page

Bordi: In Search of Serenity

‘Chikoos’, ‘aamras’, Parsi food and empty beaches—Bordi offers a restful break from the city rush When you’re driving in Mumbai, you never get to speed, or even feel the wind in your hair. Road...

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism

Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina, eminent Zoroastrian scholar at Stanford University and a good personal friend of Parsi Khabar brings out the much-awaited Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism...

Dr. Navroze Kotwal and Urdu Poetry

Why can’t a Parsi pen Urdu poetry, asks orthodontist When he is not fixing his patients' teeth, he is penning Urdu couplets. But orthodontist Dr Navroze Kotwal's passion for Urdu poetry, especially...

Enlarged Compendium of Zoroastrian Calendars

Rohinton Erach Kadva writes in Appeal to preview and purchase my book entitled ‘Enlarged Compendium of Zoroastrian Calendars’. I am a civil engineer settled with my wife in Bangalore for the past 36...

Rattana Pestonji: Pioneering Thai film director

Rattana Pestonji  was a Thai Indian film director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer and is regarded as the father of contemporary Thai film. Although his filmography was brief, his films...

The steady, inspiring rise of Zia Mody

You've seen them at the peak of their careers -- P Chidambaram, Dimple Kapadia, Rajdeep Sardesai, Shashi Tharoor and many more. But what were they like when they were 25? What was India like when...

An Interview With The Field Marshal

The below interview was carried by the August 10, 1974 issue of Swarajya In the course of a 45-minute interview the author had with him in a Calcutta hotel on July 5, the retired Field Marshal H. F....

The Phoenix of Persia: A Book Review

The following book review was recently published in the FEZANA Journal. The FEZANA Journal is the leading publication of FEZANA and over the last two decades and more has become the leading...

Yazdi Karanjia Felicitated in Baroda

This year, the World Theater Day was celebrated at Vadodara by Triveni in a unique way, as they invited Yazdi Karanjia, the doyen of Parsi Theater, who delivered a humorous talk about his theater...

Bawas and Babies

Coming from an ancient movie projector, the image is shaky and scratchy. Kajol and Anil Kapoor's marriage seems beset with problems. But, that does not stop the usual Bollywood song and dance...