A Parsi in London

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Historians have written not just pages, but books on his life; he is a wellknown figure in the Parsi historical hall of fame; it should be a polite yawn by now to read the writings of social reformer, author and poet Behramji Malabari.

Guaranteed to Make You Smile: Drs. Mobed and Parsi Find Great Success

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Dr. Fardad Mobed and Dr. Lily Parsi certainly have a lot in common. Both are scholars, which goes without saying. They hold degrees in engineering: Dr. Mobed, a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Dr. Parsi, three advanced degrees in Civil, Water Resources, and Computer System Engineering. Both attended dental school in the Boston area. Dr. Mobed […]

Wings & ZYNG – ZPL Registrations Open

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ZPL – REGISTRATIONS OPEN Presenting to you the biggest footballing project in the community. A concept involving 10 owners, 10 managers, 110 players and one big Auction. Sign up as a player now. LAST DATE FOR REGISTRATIONS – 15th March, 2019 Register online – http://bit.ly/ZFL19 or for registrations contact – Shazen Elavia – +91 98201 […]

XYZ Vessel-A-Thon

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XYZ Vessel-a-thon is an initiative of the Xtremely Young Zoroastrians. Keep the vessels you would like to donate ready when our kids come to your doorstep or drop them off at any of our collection centres. NGOs like Goonj, Namara Footpath, BSPCA, WWH Trust, Oscar Foundation, etc. will receive these vessels and distribute them to the needy. You could also donate via cash or cheque towards new vessels. Only on Sunday, 24th February, 2019 9:30am to 12:30pm

Matrimonial fraud: Parsi divorcee duped of Rs 17L

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A 30-year-old Parsi divorcee was duped of Rs 17 lakh by a conman whom she met on a matrimonial site. In his profile, the man had identified himself as Daniz who was single and employed in Texas as a mechanical engineer with an oil company, said the police. Based on her complaint, the cyber police at BKC registered a […]

Picture-perfect Parsis

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The tiny community’s love affair with portraiture comes alive through Ahmedabad-based art curator Anil Relia’s private collection Like sugar in milk, the Parsis promised to blend in with their adopted country when they arrived in Gujarat around 7th century AD after fleeing religious persecution back home in Persia or Paras. Even as they made good […]

Art explores cultural identity and sexuality

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Bildungsroman is a rather unusual title for a first solo exhibition at Uxbridge, Malcolm Smith Gallery. Areez Katki says he likes the sound of it. “I’ve always liked the word and really wanted to work with Bildungsroman as the format and possibly part of a working title for this exhibition. “As a narrative trope it […]

UMA’s Cyrus Meher-Homji awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

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Cyrus Meher-Homji, General Manager, Classics and Jazz, Universal Music Australia is among those awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) today as part of the Australia Day 2019 Honours List. Awarded for his service to the performing arts, particularly through music, Meher-Homji’s honour is approved by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, representative of the […]

TRIPLE crown at the Maharashtra State Selection Tournament – Badminton

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I recently participated in the Senior ( Maharashtra) State Veteran Badminton Selections held from Dec. 12th to Dec. 16th 2018 – held at the Bombay Gymkhana courts . I Won the TRIPLE crown at the Maharashtra State Selection Tournament winning the 45+ Women Singles, 45+ Womens Doubles and 45+ Mixed Doubles titles. I have just […]

From Persia with love: How an Empress transformed Iran with art

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Dubbed “the Jackie Kennedy of the Middle East”, Farah Pahlavi built a world-class collection of modern art before she and her husband were exiled. Now 80, she reflects on her beloved country. Time was when Farah Pahlavi could paralyse parts of Manhattan merely through word of her presence. One time in the late 1970s, police on […]

145-year-old Parsi agiyari in Rajkot battered by encroachments

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RAJKOT: The only agiyari (fire temple), holy place of worship for Zoroastrians or Parsis in Rajkot, has been battered by encroachments from nearby residents, causing irreparable damage to the 145-year-old structure. According to trustees Rajkot Zarthosty Anjuman Trust that manages the agiyari, despite their representations to the Rajkot Municipal Commissioner and district collector, there has […]