Month: September 2015 Articles

Vote With Care 02: Parsis For Harmony

With the impending Parsi Punchayet elections....here is advertising guru Sam Balsara's take. Spot on ! Click image to see enlarged copy.
There’s something about Parsis

There’s something about Parsis

Hindi films that churn the box-office mill have never been known to be kind to the diversity of the country’s culture. Without losing much sweat you will find the money-minting Gujarati, the...

Ferzad Palia: In Conversation

Ferzad Palia: In Conversation

Business Lounge with Ferzad Palia The man behind VH1, Comedy Central and Colors Infinity on censorship and the virtues of being thrown in at the deep end Article by Uday Bhatia | Live Mint In 1998,...

Khushnoor Jijina: Mixed Martial Arts in India

Khushnoor Jijina: Mixed Martial Arts in India

Even though MMA or mixed martial arts bouts have been taking place throughout the world since the 1900s, the sport has only recently gained massive popularity in the West with organisations like UFC...

Daara Bahadur Patel: Know Your Candidate

Daara Bahadur Patel: Know Your Candidate

The upcoming elections for the position of Trustees of the Bombay Parsi Panchayat are nearly upon us. At Parsi Khabar we are hoping to provide an unbiased platform to the candidates to put forth...

Minoo Nalawalla: Know Your Candidate

Minoo Nalawalla: Know Your Candidate

The upcoming elections for the position of Trustees of the Bombay Parsi Panchayat are nearly upon us. At Parsi Khabar we are hoping to provide an unbiased platform to the candidates to put forth...

Mumbai’s pillar: The Parsi Community

Mumbai’s pillar: The Parsi Community

After the decay of the Armenian dynasty what followed was with gradual rise a community that is well known today as the Parsis. The Holy faith introduced by their prophet, Zarathustra is recognized...

Xerxes V. Dastur: Know Your Candidate

Xerxes V. Dastur: Know Your Candidate

In our effort to highlight and introduce the various candidates in the elections for the Trusteeship of the Bombay Parsi Panchayet, we wrote to Xerxes V. Dastur and asked him some questions via...

Neighbors

I had gone to stay with my daughter in one of the Mumbai suburbs. I casually inquired about her neighbors. I had not seen her visiting any of her neighbors or any neighbors coming over to visit us....

Maneck Davar: Know Your Candidate

Maneck Davar: Know Your Candidate

The upcoming elections for the position of Trustees of the Bombay Parsi Panchayat are nearly upon us. At Parsi Khabar we are hoping to provide an unbiased platform to the candidates to put forth...

Ashdeen Lilaowala: Keeping the Gara flame alive

Ashdeen Lilaowala: Keeping the Gara flame alive

His thought is intensive. His vision is artistic. His sensibility is detailed. His fashion unfolds history. Ashdeen Lilaowala has not only preserved the culture of Gara embroidery but revived it...

Loyalty to Lahore

Loyalty to Lahore

Variously described as "The Pearl of Punjab” or "The Heart of Pakistan,” Lahore brings to mind different images. Whilst Niloufer Bilimoria relates her recent experiences across the border, Parsiana...

Lessons from Bawaji

Lessons from Bawaji

Those of us who are lucky to have had grandparents in our lives know that its one of the biggest blessings we will ever have. Good friend and ace chef and entrepreneur Perzen Patel, famously known...

Gulbai

Gulbai

Married at an early age, she came to live with her husband in Bombay from Surat. She was a worthy partner. She bore him 6 children, brought them up, married and settled them. Gulbai was now the...

First service at new Parsi prayer hall

The new prayer hall at Worli for Parsis, who choose burial or cremation of the dead, will see its first prayer service on Wednesday -two weeks after it received a go-ahead from the Brihanmumbai...

Jiyo Parsi scheme adds 22 babies in Mumbai

For all those deeply concerned about the decline in the population of the Parsi Zoroastrian community, here is some good news. Under the government-supported Jiyo Parsi scheme to boost community...

Childhood Visits to Nargol

Childhood Visits to Nargol

Sleep had eluded me the night before due to sheer excitement, but a light tap and I was wide awake. The summer vacation had begun. Today, we were going to Nargol, my Mum’s native village. This was a...

In conversation with Cyrus Oshidar

In conversation with Cyrus Oshidar

In this episode of Talking Point, Exec Lifestyle chats up Cyrus Oshidar. Touted as one of the 10 most influential people from advertising world in India, Oshidar is credited for his inputs in giving...

Pakistan’s Fading Parsi Community Looks Abroad

Pakistan’s Fading Parsi Community Looks Abroad

  Veera Rustomji who has been quoted in the original article writes in: I am seriously disappointed with the quality of this article; the extremely limited content of this write up and its lack...

Parsi Nicknames

From time to time we invite readers to contribute. This article is by Havovi Govadia. The occasion was my brother’s children’s Navjote. Parsis celebrate this “initiation into the Zoroastrian faith”...