Keep Calm and Humour On

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The hoi polloi he dubs as the “masoor paavs”, those who gobble their masoor dal with smelly cut onions and suck the marrow from bones using their hands, rather than an elegant marrow spoon. Book: Oh! Those Parsis: A to Z of the Parsi Way of Life Author: Berjis Desai Publishing: ZERO DEGREE PUBLISHING Pages: […]

Chak Chak Shrine in Iran’s Ardakan

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Chak Chak or Chaku Chaku is one of the important Zoroastrian shrines. The shrine that is also called “Pir-e Sabz” by Zoroastrians is located between Ardakan and Anjireh Mountains in Ardakan in Yazd Province. Every year Zoroastrians are gathered in this shrine on 24th of Khordad (June) for four days to pray. […]

Citizens park in Parsi cemetery to avoid fines

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With the civic body imposing heavy fines for illegal parking, motorists around Kemps Corner have taken to parking their vehicles inside the Parsi Tower of Silence cemetery, also called Doongerwadi. This has forced the Bombay Parsi Punchayet, which manages the cemetery, to put up a notice at the cemetery gate, stating that unauthorised vehicles in […]

After opposition from community, ₹160cr deal for Parsi hospital scrapped

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After infighting within the community, a Hong Kong-based Parsi tycoon and his wife have decided to call off the ₹160-crore deal that would have helped revive the Parsee General Hospital (PGH) at Breach Candy. A committee member of the hospital said the deal was cancelled because of “administrative bureaucracy, legal challenges and disruptive opposition from […]

Jiyo Parsi’s baby boom: 207 born in five years, 12 more on the way

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After four failed attempts of intrauterine insemination (IUI) and two failed cycles of invitro fertilisation (IVF), 47-year-old Mumbai resident Parul Turel was doubtful if she would ever become a mother. Though determined to face physical pain, the financial drain due to the fertility treatment had started to hit her. But in November 2017, at the […]

Congratulations !!! Sohrab Khushrushahi Vogue Fitness Expert of the Year

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Whether you’re a beauty connoisseur or a Bollywood fan, chances are you’ve been keeping tabs on Vogue India’s annual beauty extravaganza. Each year, VBA celebrates the best of the best in the beauty industry, and has only become grander by the year. Mumbai’s JW Marriott hotel, Juhu, lit up with Bollywood stars and the country’s […]

Mumbai’s Britannia restaurant loses its Kohinoor

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97-year-old Boman Kohinoor passed away on September 25. No longer will patrons at Mumbai’s Britannia & Co be told that they’re too skinny and they must eat more. No longer will they be persuaded into ordering ‘something sweet’ to end their meals. No longer will they hear tales and be shown photographic evidence about how the […]

Journey of the Parsi petal with Ashdeen Lilaowala

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Ashdeen’s floral bouquet takes its cue from Japan this season, as seen on Gara saris, blouses and kimonos. There is a quality of depth to Ashdeen Lilaowala’s blooms that is only getting better with age. At 39, the textile designer has spent the last 15 years researching the legacy of the Parsi Gara, ancient techniques […]

A breakfast date with the Parsis of Chennai

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Chennai’s Parsi community break brun at their Dharamshala for Madras Week, to explain their history and unique culture over multiple cups of mint chai, generously buttered buns, and eggs akuri Zareer Daruwala pulls one sparkling toran after another out of a bag, gently holding each up in the early morning sunshine to display its delicate […]

Mumbai: Metro 3 affects iconic library

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Percy Wadia, a staff member of the library told the Free Press Journal that they have around 3, 000 members as the regular visitors to the library before the Metro work began. Jamshetjee Nessarwanjee Petit Institute and Library at Fort (JN Petit Institute) is witnessing fewer visitors due to the ongoing Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ (Metro-3) work. Percy […]

Most Decorated Parsi In CANADA

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The National Ethnic Press and Media Council Of Canada recently honoured and Awarded Adil D. Mama with their Medal for his many years of Distinguished and Outstanding Services to The People and the Government of Canada and was given all the rights, privileges and honours afforded as an Honorary Member of the Board of Directors. […]

She kept three generations from going under

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A swimming coach for 51 years, she trained national champions; was Olympian Michael Klim’s first coach I’m just glad I still do what I love most, teach swimming. When you love what you do, I don’t think there is any other way,” SoBo’s legendary swimming coach Khorshed Bhathena used to say until she passed away […]

Dadar Parsee Gymkhana Under Threat

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It is time that every member knows the untold story that no trustee or managing committee member will ever tell you. What follows is the TRUTH and we challenge the TRSUTEES & the MANAGING COMMITTEE to deny the same. Let us tell you’ll what the burning issue is which should be actually tackled instead of […]