Month: July 2015 Articles

Who really owns this Bangalore Parsi burial ground?

Three acres of prime land in the heart of the city which has been used as a burial ground by the Parsis for 123 years has turned into a conflict zone. The community has filed a case against the cemetery's caretaker, alleging he has trespassed into...
Pairing a Parsi with food

Pairing a Parsi with food

She started helping her mom in the kitchen when she was 10 years old and by the time she was 13 she started cooking in her free time after school. “By then I knew that I wanted to be a chef,” says...

Why Are India’s Parsi People Going Extinct?

Why Are India’s Parsi People Going Extinct?

There are less than 60,000 Parsis in India today. That fact itself is so alarming that it demands measures to help the community from fading away. Despite their low numbers, their contribution in...

New Film Debuts: The Path of Zarathushtra

New Film Debuts: The Path of Zarathushtra

A feature film 'The Path of Zarathustra' will be released at Mumbai in PVR theaters on Friday September 3, 2015. It will also be released at theaters in Delhi, Bengaluru and Pune. The film is the...

Food Picks in Udvada

Food Picks in Udvada

While Mumbai and Pune are the first two cities people think of when it comes to good Parsi food, they forget that Udvada is really the heart of this cuisine. Udvada is home to the Iranshah, a sacred...

YouTube withdraws Snoop Dogg video

Readers of Parsi Khabar might remember that we had broken the story of the video featuring Snoop Dogg and Amitis, that had questionable and disrespectful use of the Farohar in it. The story then got...

How India makes Parsi babies

How India makes Parsi babies

The Parsis of India are a unique community, but their numbers are declining fast. In an effort to change this, the government is spending $1.5m to encourage them to have more children. Persis Aspi...

Udvada gets Rs 20 Crore boost

Gujarat's tourism ministry has sanctioned Rs 20 crore for the development of Udvada, home to the Iranshah Atash Behram, the highest order fire temple for Parsis. Article By Jyoti Shelar | Mumbai...