Voting for Arish Bhiwandiwala

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*HOW TO VOTE 1… *Website Voting: ( very fast ONLY 2 MINUTES FOR 100 VOTES )* a) click on the link www.colorsinfinity.com/thestage/ b) Then click “Vote for Artists” c) Then click VOTE NOW below pic of Arish d) Then click CONTINUE WITH GOOGLE and *log on* to yr g-mail account e) Your 1 vote would […]

The Last of the Zoroastrians

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Far removed from Tehran’s bustling tin-roofed teashops and Isfahan’s verdant pomegranate gardens, the deserts known as Dasht-e Kavir and Dasht-e Lut meet at the city of Yazd, once the heart of the Persian Empire. Walking across the wind-whipped plains of the forgotten city, a young Iranian woman dressed in colorful floral garbs points out a […]

Udvada Station To Get New Lease Of Life In 2018

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Two months after Aspi Sepoy, 46, caretaker of the Parsi community museum in the holy beach town of Udvada, lost his legs after slipping into the gap between the train and platform at Udvada station, the Railways have started work on increasing the height of the platform. Repeated follow-ups by mid-day led to the Railways […]

Parsis: The makers of Karachi

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Being Parsi works to your advantage at Karachi airport. “At the security checkpoint they often look at our names and say, ‘Let them go ahead; they’re OK,” smiles Arnab Lakdawala, 56, looking over at her mother-in-law, who is nestled comfortably on the drawing room couch. They live in Karachi’s Parsi Colony, a clean, gated enclave […]

Ancient Persian temple discovered in northern Turkey could rewrite religious history

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Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient Persian temple from the fifth century B.C. in Turkey’s northern Amasya province that could rewrite the history of the region. Istanbul University Archaeology Professor Şevket Dönmez said discoveries at the ancient Persian Oluz Höyük settlement in Toklucak village have the potential to change long-held notions of religion and culture in […]

Controversial IVF scheme gives India’s vanishing Parsis hope

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A government-funded IVF programme that aims to help save India’s shrinking Parsi community from extinction is delivering bundles of joy and controversy. Some 120 children have been born through the “Jiyo Parsi” fertility initiative since it was launched four years ago in a bid to help reverse a dramatic decline in India’s Zoroastrian population. The […]

President, PM convey nation’s grief at Dina Wadia’s funeral

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WASHINGTON: Shocked at the demise of Dina Wadia, the daughter of its founder, a grateful Pakistani nation sent heartfelt condolences to the Wadia family at her funeral in New York on Friday. The Pakistani consulate in New York delivered four messages, along with four bouquets, to the family, signed by President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister […]

Restaurant Review: Moombai & Co.

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Indian restaurants in Dubai are a lot of things but fun isn’t one of them. Some perform food theatrics others prefer to be strictly traditional while there are those that take the music-lounge-food trail, emulating their western counterparts. However, few focus on making it a crazy, quirky fun place that beckon you for a drink, […]

Parsi food fest: Flavours to die for

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Those craving delectable Parsi food were in for a treat at a recent festival in Kolkata. Delectable Parsi cuisine in Kolkata is a rarity unlike other exotic regional delicacies. Parsis are Indians of Persian origin and Zoroastrian by faith —they escaped to India many centuries ago fearing the religious intolerance of Islamic fundamentalists in Persia […]

Chef Jehangir Mehta: The Most Sustainable Chef in NYC

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“I almost say you can compare umami to the first time seeing someone you really love,” says Jehangir Mehta, chef/owner of Graffiti Earth in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood. “You can’t really say it. It’s just a feeling in your body.” “Graffiti is my style—it’s my aspects of life growing up as well as what […]

Dinaz Vervatwala: A woman of substance

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An insightful conversation with Dinaz Vervatwala, an influential fitness trainer whose life journey is simply inspiring. A calm and positive person, you will always leave with a lingering smile whenever you meet Dinaz Vervatwala. She is considered to be one of the pioneers in introducing aerobics fitness to the city and is a Guinness Book […]

City’s Parsis bond over ‘Dar-e-mehr’ celebrations

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Nagpur: Parsis from across the age groups celebrated the 122nd anniversary of ‘Dar-e-mehr’ (House of fire) with great enthusiasm on Saturday at Parsi Colony. Many cultural programmes, games like rapid fire, dhamsharaj and others were organized by Nagpur Parsi Gymkhana on the occasion. “We worship fire and on every anniversary of dar-e-mehr. There are a […]