Month: October 2015 Articles

Zubin Mehta In COnversation with Al Jazeera

In the world of classical music, there are few conductors who are as well regarded as Zubin Mehta. He has led the world's best orchestras, but he is most closely identified with the Israel Philharmonic.
The Z Factor Exhibition by Zerbanoo Gifford

The Z Factor Exhibition by Zerbanoo Gifford

The amazing Zerbanoo Gifford has put together the Z Factor exhibition and has kindly shared the panels with us. She writes The Z Factor Exhibition celebrates some amazing Zoroastrians. They are the...

Birds and Bees: Growing Up

Birds and Bees: Growing Up

The girl gang consisting of tweens was growing up fast. Every evening and earlier on holidays, we would meet, talk, play, cycle around, exchange school news and happily pass our time together. In...

Kersi Dubash Brings Sari Exhibition to Islamabad

Kersi Dubash Brings Sari Exhibition to Islamabad

Indian trader, Kersi Dubash is in town once again with an exquisite collection of apparel dominated by timeless ‘saris’ that are sure to arrest the attention of Islamabad’s middle and elite classes....

Palghar farmhouse of IAF veteran burgled

The Palghar farmhouse of a retired Indian Air Force officer was allegedly burgled early Sunday . Among the valuables stolen is his US passport which is a priced possession on the grey market....

Concert Between M and N

I woke up at 8 that day since it was a Saturday and a school holiday. As was my habit, I headed straight for the balcony, ignoring my Mum’s pleas to first brush my teeth and finish my morning...

Finding Men of Honor

An Op-Ed by Maneck Davar Dear Humdins, As the BPP election draws to a close, I am left with mixed feelings of desolation and hope. Desolation, because of the plight of our humdins I have met,...

Daara Patel: In Conversation

Daara B. Patel is one of the candidates standing for the Bombay Parsi Panchayet 2015 elections. Below are three video messages he sent us to share with our readers. [video width="352" height="202"...

Applications Open for 2016 Return To Roots 3

Applications Open for 2016 Return To Roots 3

The Zoroastrian Return to Roots is pleased to announce the opening of applications for Return To Roots 3 Trip scheduled for 9th to 22nd March 2016. Return to Roots is a youth-initiated program...

Zubin Mehta concerts granted tax exemption

The Devendra Fadnavis government on Wednesday granted entertainment duty exemption to the Australian World Orchestra concerts to be conducted by Padma Vibhushan Zubin Mehta on October 25 and 26. A...

Nisaba Godrej: The ‘ovarian lottery’

Nisaba Godrej: The ‘ovarian lottery’

Why you don’t need to wait till you’re a grandparent, to start passing it forward Disclaimer: I’m not a philanthropist. Not by the conventional definition anyway—that to fit (and foot) the bill, you...

250th Anniversary of the Navsari Atashbehram

250th Anniversary of the Navsari Atashbehram

Over the weekend the Navsari Atashbehram celebrated the 250th Salgreh (anniversary) of its establishment. Navsari is all decked up to celebrate 250th anniversary of one of the oldest religious...

The Freddie Mercury connection

The Freddie Mercury connection

Freddie Mercury, the late lead singer of rock band Queen, was given the name Farrokh Bulsara, sometimes reflected as Faridoon Bulsara, at birth and was Parsi. These are some Parsi facts and beliefs....

A Mistri gift to A Singapore Hospital

A Mistri gift to A Singapore Hospital

In the third instalment of a five-part series on Singapore's oldest communities, The Straits Times looks at the warm, laughter-loving Parsis. Here, Noshir Mistri explains why his philanthropist...