A film brings the trajectory of Bombay’s Parsis to life

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The story of Kekee Manzil — The House of Art is the story of Mumbai’s Parsis, looked at through the life of one iconic person. The documentary film takes us through the life of the late Kekoo Gandhy (1920–2012), the famous art gallerist and picture frame manufacturer who was the owner of the popular Chemould Frames shop at Mumbai’s […]

The world of Parsi matchmakers: Bringing together eligible singles to help preserve a shrinking community

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Most Parsi matchmakers maintain Excel sheets or handwritten diaries of profiles and a collection of bio-datas. They don’t advertise their services at all; it is word of mouth or social media chatter that does the job. “Sima Taparia from Mumbai” is the phrase that went viral as soon as the series Indian Matchmaking dropped on Netflix last […]

Nergis Mavalvala: inspiration for all Pakistanis

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Nergis Mavalvala, a Zoroastrian born in Lahore, convent educated, has achieved the distinction of being appointed the Dean of Astrophysics at MIT. The image of Pakistan has just gone up many levels. Pakistani by birth, Nergis Mavalvala has pushed herself to succeed in the realm of astrophysics. This subject is at the cutting edge of […]

Parsis in Hong Kong: what’s the secret behind their growing population?

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Even as their numbers decline elsewhere, Parsis are thriving in Hong Kong, a city their forebears helped build – think the University of Hong Kong, the Jockey Club, and the Star Ferry. Twelve years ago, Homyar Nasirabadwala was working as an accountant in his hometown of Mumbai, India, when he came across a job advert […]

Parsis arrived as immigrants 1000 years ago, became the pride of India with enterprise and patriotism

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The Parsis arrived into India about 1000 years ago, fleeing religious persecution at the hands of invading Arabs. India welcomed them, gave them religious freedom and protection. Parsis are fiercely patriotic. Parsi New Year is celebrated on August 17th in India and is also known as ‘Jamshedi Navroz’ after the Shahenshah Jamshed – the legendary […]

COMMUNITY DESERVES TO KNOW ….THE TRUTH

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In the Parsi Times issue of Saturday 29th August 2020, its Owner Kersi Randeruia as well as defacto Editor of Jame-Jamshed, has showered Parsi Junction with all kinds of adjectives out of frustration of the exposure of all his misdeeds and failures. We will ignore most of the repetitive jibes of the vindictive Kersi Randeria […]

Himachal Pradesh: Curtains on McLeodganj’s 160-year-old Parsi link

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SHIMLA: Closure of the 160-year-old shop ‘Nowrojee & Sons General Merchants’ at McLeodganj near Dharamshala has left many nostalgic and shocked. Housed in an old wooden structure, the shop was part of history that not only served to the Britishers during the Colonial rule and withstood the devastating earthquake of 1905, but also saw the […]

Eminent Surat doctor loses coronavirus battle, dies at 75

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Dr Laskari was fighting a battle against Covid-19 for the past six weeks at the Seventh Day Adventist hospital SURAT: A 75-year-old family physician and known personality in the Parsi community, Dr Khushroo Laskari, succumbed to the novel coronavirus late on Thursday night. Dr Laskari was fighting a battle against Covid-19 for the past six weeks at […]

Mumbai: Parsi body’s trustee in Bombay high court for prayer nod

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MUMBAI: A trustee of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) has moved the Bombay high court for permission to hold the annual Farvardiyan prayers at Doongerwadi to the departed souls on September 3. The petition filed on Thursday by the BPP trustee, Viraf Mehta, through advocate Prakash Shah seeks special exemption for the prayers only on […]