The politics and the necessity of forgetting Feroze Gandhy

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“Love is so short, Forgetting is so long,” wrote Pablo Neruda in his much popular poem ‘Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines’. When the silence rises in the current political scenario where Rahul Gandhi and his associates are too keen to rewrite and manipulate their own familial history to capitalize on a resurgent Saffron […]

Captain Grit, Nari Contractor

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Nariman Jamshedji Contractor was born on March 7, 1934 at Godhra Gujarat by accident. His pregnant mother was coming on a train from Dahod in Gujarat to Bombay for delivery when all of a sudden she went into labour. Contractor’s uncle was the driver of the train. He arranged medical assistance and dropped her at […]

Yummiest Parsi Food in Bangalore

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We have found a hidden gem, a place that serves the yummiest Parsi and Irani food in Bangalore. Watch Aahana Banerjee try some lip smacking dishes at The Café at Saanchi Published on The Big Scope

Zoroastrian priest backs petition against Metro

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MUMBAI: The Metro 3, if allowed to run under two Atash Behrams here, would breach the spiritual circuit and it will be a “complete desecration”, said a fully ordained Zoroastrian priest, Ervad Parvez Bajan, in an affidavit before the Bombay high court. Read out by senior counsel Navroz Seervai, representing a few Parsi professionals seeking […]

‘There is no gender in the kitchen, we are all equals’ – Chef Anahita Dhondy

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Anahita Dhondy doesn’t like being called ‘female’ or ‘celebrity’ chef, though she fits both definitions. Over a couple of rushed phone calls and food orders, we talk to this 28-year-old on why there aren’t enough women chefs in India. The chef’s coat, hair tied back, shuffling pots and pans in a high-pressure kitchen and delegating […]

Parsis start online petition to get Metro 3 tunnels realigned

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Appeal to PM to shift network under fire temples by 4 metres The Parsi community has started an online petition addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a slight shift of the tunnels of Mumbai Metro 3 that will pass from beneath two highest grade fire temples in the city. The petition started on Saturday […]

Hollywood Framed For A Father

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Maxie Cooper’s art exhibition, Now Showing, reels back in tribute to her movie mogul father Keki Modi and the golden cinema years he brought Bombay. It was irony heaped on irony. Four years ago, the last poster tore away from the New Empire walls. The film? 300: Rise of an Empire. It marked the fall […]

Parsi Tycoons Help Entrepreneurs For Interest-Free Loans Up To Rs 25 Lakh

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Raise a crore with help from top Parsi businessmen to provide interest-free loans to promising entrepreneurs from the community, keep target of Rs 5 cr Parsis at the top of the business world are now extending a helping hand to start-ups from the community. The World Zarathushti Chamber of Commerce – India (WZCCI) has shortlisted […]

How this woman overcame 2 strokes at 29, ran half-marathon 10 months later

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Dina Pestonji published a book about her struggles to inspire other women. A Toronto woman has written a book about her struggles with an eating disorder, recovering from a car crash and two strokes, hoping her challenges will inspire other women. Despite having plenty of love and affection from her family, Dina Pestonji, now 35, […]

Mr. Adil Sumariwalla, being felicitated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji

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Mr. Adil Sumariwalla, President of the Athletics Federation of India, being felicitated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji for the brilliant performance by the Indian athletes at the Asian Games recently held in Jakarta. Out of 15 gold medals won by India, the Indian athletes won 7 Golds medals along with 10 Silver medals and […]

Designer Ashdeen Lilaowala looks to give a new lease of life to Para gara saris

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THERE IS AN AIR OF easy elegance and soft, balmy luxuriance about Ashdeen Lilaowala’s first flagship store. Located in a tony South Delhi address, amid high-end fashion boutiques, Lilaowala’s spanking new atelier has pink hand-painted walls with gold petals and chess-honed marble floors. There are cranes aplenty, embroidered into the array of Parsi gara saris, […]

North American Mobed Council Awards Distinguished Scholar Awards

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Published on Parsi Khabar We are thrilled to inform that two of our very dear friends and eminent Zarathushtis in North America have been presented the Distinguished Scholars Award by NAMC. At the last North American Mobed Council (NAMC) Annual General Meeting in Washington DC, it was unanimously decided to confer the Distinguished Scholar Awards […]

Empowering Mobeds and XYZ Get Together to Create a Fun Day of Activities

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In the words of Mark Twain, synergy is the bonus that is achieved when we work together harmoniously. With exactly this in mind, the Empowering Mobeds(EM) and Xtremely Young Zoroastrians(XYZ) programmes collaborated together to create a memorable Sunday for the lovely kids, who are the future of our community across 2 centres in Mumbai today.