Month: May 2016 Articles

How Dilshad Master Applied Learnings From Launching A Television Channel To The Travel Business

In 2014, just weeks after a major surgery for a cancer diagnosis that two-years earlier had thrown Dilshad Master’s life into some sort of chaos, she found herself leading a trip to the Everest Base Camp. It was but a step in a journey that saw her...
The Parsi phenomenon

The Parsi phenomenon

As one of the smallest communities in number, the Parsis have made a phenomenal contribution in India. Firstly in...

Amitav Ghosh: Of Facts and Fiction

Amitav Ghosh: Of Facts and Fiction

Author Amitav Ghosh shared unknown facts about the roots of trade between India and China and the role played by the Parsi community. Sharang Bhaskaran reports That the Parsi community was at the...

Phiroza Anklesaria: In Conversation

Phiroza Anklesaria: In Conversation

I wanted to be the Attorney General”, Anuj A in conversation with Phiroza Anklesaria She does not look like it. She simply does not. You would be forgiven for mistaking Phiroza Dhanjishaw Anklesaria...

The Parsee Cemetry of Darjeeling India

The Parsee Cemetry of Darjeeling India

HERITAGE LOST: The Parsee Cemetery Author: Faiyaz Shafique Ansari The Parsees– one of India’s smallest minorities – have been worried about their dwindling numbers for decades. During British Raj...

Dr. Hirji Adenwalla: Adding Smiles To Lives

Dr. Hirji Adenwalla: Adding Smiles To Lives

Smile Train partner surgeon Dr. Hirji S. Adenwalla is, quite possibly, the only surgeon in the world who has been exclusively performing cleft surgeries for the last 15 years. He is the head of The...

Colaba’s Piccadilly is now Persepolis

Colaba’s Piccadilly is now Persepolis

If in the last seven months, you’ve missed the fatoush at Colaba’s 58-year-old Irani café, your wait’s over. And there’s a bonus: extra Continental and Parsi dishes, and possibly, a new name The...

Nagpur Parsis succour for parched Latur

Carrying the initiative taken by the staffers of Nagpur Central Railway, the members of Nagpur Parsi Gymkhana are now taking arduous efforts to quench the thirst of people from parched lands....

Parsis on Indian Stamps

Parsis on Indian Stamps

1st March, 1958 – 50th Anniversary of Steel Industry, Jamshedji Tata – Steel Plant   15th April, 1959 – Sir Jamshetjee Jeejeebhoy (1783-1859), Philanthropist –  Death Centenary.  ...

Once upon a Hill Road

Once upon a Hill Road

An arterial road in Bandra is as deep-steeped in general lore as it is in personal memory for someone who grew up on this street I am the Resurrection and the Life’ affirms the inscription on the...

A legacy lost and found

A legacy lost and found

An ongoing exhibition in the Capital showcases works by and on Parsis and their rich contribution to films, poetry, arts, and children’s literature Article by Rana Siddiqui Zaman | The Tribune They...

XYZ is MAD

XYZ is MAD

Our dear friend Hoshaang Gotla writes in to inform us of an excellent initiative he is putting together with the Xtremely Young Zoroastrians, a program he founded. On the occasion of XYZ's...

It’s Raining Zarathushti Kids in Seattle

It’s Raining Zarathushti Kids in Seattle

Nestled in the northwest corner of the US lies a city where not only does the rain come pouring down, but so do adorable Zoroastrian babies. Our once small ZSWS (Zoroastrian Society of Washington...

Nenshad Bardoliwalla At BigDataSV 2016

Nenshad Bardoliwalla At BigDataSV 2016

Enabling ‘Excel people’ to work with Big Data | #BigDataSV Back in 2013, at BigDataNYC, Paxata, Inc. announced the launch of the company on theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, and since then...

Parsi indulgence on a plate

Parsi indulgence on a plate

Perzen Patel, who is in the city to give us a sample of Parsi wedding food, talks to SUSANNA MYRTLE LAZARUS about how her blog grew into a catering business Chicken farcha, dhansak, patra ni machhi,...

Funding Parsi Higher Education in India

Funding Parsi Higher Education in India

The US based non-profit Foundation for Excellence (FFE www.ffe.org) has developed a financially sustainable method for higher education for the smart and talented youth in India. The San...

The Religion that the Iranian Mullahs Fear Most

The Religion that the Iranian Mullahs Fear Most

Over the past few decades, Iran has seen a revival in the native religion that predates Islam—something that the ayatollahs desperately want to suppress. Article by Zenobia Ravji | The Tower This...

No One Better than Zubin Mehta for the Bharat Ratna

No One Better than Zubin Mehta for the Bharat Ratna

India’s highest civilian award should be given to someone who is admired by everyone — like Zubin Mehta. Written by Anil Dharker | Indian Express Zubin Mehta’s name would be a wonderful — and fully...

Parsiana at its best

Parsiana at its best

"When I proposed this idea to Meher (Marfatia) so many years ago, she coincidentally had the same idea along with her friend, psychiatrist Dr Parveen Dadachanji. Article by Malavika Sangghvi | Mid...

The Story of God: Zoroastrianism

The Story of God: Zoroastrianism

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman is an American television documentary series that premiered on the National Geographic Channel on April 3, 2016. The six-part series features actor Morgan...