Month: May 2015 Articles

Pianist Zubin Kanga: Dark Twin

Zubin Kanga goes where few pianists dare- expanding the possibilities of his instrument in the process. In his Dark Twin concerts, themes of media intrusion, climate change and multiple personalities are explored by Australian and European...

Narendra Modi to Visit Udvada in December 2015

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is likely to visit Gujarat in December. He will be visiting Udvada in south Gujarat to attend a function of Parsi community. District administration and local BJP...

Mumbai’s Oldest Cricket Clubs

In 19th-century Mumbai, the gentleman's game was often used to show that one's community was superior to another's Article by Dustin Silgardo | Mint On Sunday “The Parsee owes his cricket prosperity...

Parsigutta A cluster of basthis in Hyderabad

Parsigutta is one of the popular suburban areas in the city. It comes under Boudhanagar Municipal Division. Parsigutta is surrounded by Ram Nagar, Padma Rao Nagar, Musheerabad, Warasiguda and...

Tribute to Irani Cafes

With nankatais and other bakery items being sold in barni over the counter in the courtyard and interiors marked with wooden chairs, red and white checkered and crochet table clothes, framed...

Oh Khodai: Parsis in Ahmedabad

A bawa wearing a white bandhgala coat with cylindrical black hat driving a gorgeous vintage car overloaded with a garadraped wife and squabbling kids: that's how films in the early '80s portrayed...

Sohrab Homi Fracis: An Interview with the Author

What better metaphor for disorientation than an acid trip? Viraf has been in America for two months, and the differences from his home in Bombay might best be described by how he feels about Ali,...

Bapsy Sidhwa In Conversation with BBC

Leading Pakistani novelist Bapsi Sidhwa reflects on growing up during Partition and how it fed into her comedy novel The Crow Eaters. We examine the complicated relationship between Pakistan, its...

Parsis: Keeping the Flame Alive

The world’s longest continually-burning flame, found in Udvada, a town in Gujarat, is the most important pilgrimage site for the Parsis of India. Parsis have lived in the country for 1,200 years...

Tenaz Dubash: A Film Maker in Conversation

Keeping the Flame Alive A filmmaker takes us inside her ancient faith, where a fierce struggle rages between tradition and the forces of change. Article published on Belief.Net You describe your new...

Farokh Engineer: Still Firmly On The Front foot

One may quit cricket, but apparently it cannot be the other way round. This was was well illustrated by Farokh Engineer, a trained pilot, who chose cricket as a career, to represent India in 46 Test...

Bawas and Their Bhonu

Ask any stranger about Parsis and the first thing that will come to mind is the Tata family. The second? ‘Dhansak’ – a Sunday favourite in Parsi households and the dish that has made Parsis famous....

Flyways of fortune

The Zoroastrian diaspora as we know it today is spread across the globe. As a mercantile community the Parsis have been traders and no place was considered too far or too dangerous to venture, if it...