Month: December 2015 Articles

Rohinton Mistry Awarded the Order of Canada

Those also receiving the honour — author Rohinton Mistry, U of T president Meric Gertler and philantrophist Helen Vari — will be presented with insignia later this year. Some 69 Canadians are to be honoured this year with one of the country’s...
A flame endangered

A flame endangered

India's smallest community is getting even smaller; and the Parsis are worried. “If 3000 people are sitting in this...

Day 02 and 03: Iranshah Udvada Utsav

Day 02 and 03: Iranshah Udvada Utsav

The second day of the first ever Iranshah Udvada Utsav started with two fun filled participatory activities. The Heritage Walks and The Treasure Hunt had droves of people walking or running through...

Musician Homi Mullan Passes Away

Musician Homi Mullan Passes Away

Musician Homi Mullan passed away yesterday. He was an integral part of some of the greatest Hindi movie music scores of the last few decades. You can read an article about Homi we carried in 2014...

Day 01: Iranshah Udvada Utsav

Day 01: Iranshah Udvada Utsav

December 25th 2015 will forever be remembered as the first day of a long cherished festival in Udvada to celebrate the hallowed stature of this the "Vatican" of the Zoroastrian faith. Born out of an...

Why the world’s Parsis are heading to Udvada

Why the world’s Parsis are heading to Udvada

Keeper of the sacred flame since 1742, Udvada will host the country’s first ever Parsi festival Article by Bachi Karkaria | Times Of India Udvada is a nondescript hamlet in Gujarat of 5,897 people....

Cyrus Mistry Wins Sahitya Akademi Award

Novelist Cyrus Mistry and poet Ramdarash Mishra were among the winners of Sahitya Akademi award announced here on Thursday. Six books of short stories, six of poetry, four novels, two books each of...

Bapsi Sidhwa: Past In Perspective

Bapsi Sidhwa: Past In Perspective

Bapsi Sidhwa was born in Karachi in 1938 to Parsi parents and moved to Lahore soon after. She witnessed the bloody partition of India and has been a prolific writer. Sidhwa has won many awards for...

Parsi beloved community of India

Parsi beloved community of India

Man, I love Parsis. And director and photographer Sooni bawaji, the term of respect for an older Taraporevala in her charming lm Little Zizou. Bombay, the city I was born and raised in, was built on...

Ancestral Affairs by Keki N Daruwalla: First Read

Ancestral Affairs by Keki N Daruwalla: First Read

There has been no news from Zarine for over ten days. I am worried. Resentments have been building up from her side. Resentments, in any case, are not hard to work on. I had put Rohinton, our son,...

Bone Marrow Match Drive for Kamron Sohrabian

Bone Marrow Match Drive for Kamron Sohrabian

Meher Amalsad, friend of Parsi Khabar informs us... Kamron Sohrabian, a senior in high school is in dire need of a bone marrow transplant. He is a resident of Orange County, California. His chances...

Meet Ami Shroff, India’s bartending champ

Meet Ami Shroff, India’s bartending champ

"Being a bartender meant that I would be working at a bar or pub and performing in front of drunk people, at late hours. "Playing with tools and ingredients is risky as you might get hurt or make a...

An Uncensored Life: Zerbanoo Gifford

An Uncensored Life: Zerbanoo Gifford

The official launch of this book is planned during the Times Litfest in Mumbai on December 4th, 2015 ‘An Uncensored Life’ by seasoned editor Farida Master, is a compelling biography of the human...

A Nirangdin in Navsari at the Vadi Dar-E-Mehr

A Nirangdin in Navsari at the Vadi Dar-E-Mehr

A sacred nirangdin ceremony was held at the historic 874 years old Vadi Daremeher, Navsari on Roz Aspandarmad Mah Tir Yezdezerdi 1385 Friday midnight of 20th November 2015. The ceremony which lasted...