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The predicament of the Khada Parsi

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In a cheeky comment on Mumbai’s ageing Parsis, a story goes somewhat like this: “If you visit Mumbai’s Parsi General Hospital and require hospitalisation, you are first asked your age. If you are under 60, you are admitted to the children’s ward and those above that, to the adult ward.” A fun-loving community, open to […]

Part and Parsi of city

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Entrepreneurial and large-hearted, Parsis add their own, unique charm to the twin cities HYDERABAD: Did you know that Cherma’s, where we used to shop (and even now do) before the entry of malls and multiplexes has been founded by the Parsi community? Their religion Zoroastrianism is arguably the world’s first monotheistic faith, and is one […]

Parzania screened on 1st day of children’s film festival

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A film Parzania was screened marking the first day of children’s film festival. The film was screened here on Thursday. Parzania is a 2007 Indian drama film co-written and directed by Rahul Dholakia; David N. Donihue is the other co-writer. The film featured Naseeruddin Shah and Sarika in the lead roles, while Corin Nemec and […]

For a sportsperson, fitness is a way of life, says racer Jehan Daruvala

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20-year-old racing driver Jehan Daruvala’s cheat meal, once a month, is a greasy burger. He is a rare Indian motor-racing champ, and in 2017 became the first Indian to take pole position in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The Daruvalas used to watch F1 races together on their TV every weekend. They couldn’t have […]

Tappeh Mill – one of Iran’s oldest temples

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One of the oldest Zoroastrian temples of Iran – Tappeh Mill (literally – a mill hill), also known as the Bahram fire temple  – sits majestically on the hill near Ghal’eh Noe Village not far from the city of Rey. It was named ‘Mil Hill’ due to the distant similarity of the two main structures […]

Diana Edulji: There’s no harm in fighting for your rights

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She is mercurial, candid, and often, controversial. She is also the greatest Indian woman cricketer of all time. Born into a Parsi family in Mumbai, Diana Edulji was among the first women to play for the national cricket team, and remains the third highest wicket taker in Tests to date. In 2017, she was appointed […]

Parsis mark 175th anniversary of Banaji Atash Behram at Thakurdwar

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Members of the Parsi Zoroastrian community on Friday gathered at Cawasjee Byramjee Atash Behram, popularly known as Banaji Atash Behram, at Thakurdwar, to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the fire temple. The trustees of the fire temple said people from the community have great faith in it, and it is also associated with charity. “This […]

Being a Parsi, playing a Sindhi in Nanavati story is poetic: Viraf Patel

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Being a Parsi, playing a Sindhi in Nanavati story is poetic: Viraf Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) Actor Viraf Firoz Patel finds it quite poetic that, being a Parsi, he gets to portray the Sindhi businessman who was allegedly killed by the Parsi Naval officer KM Nanavati, in the upcoming web series “The Verdict: State vs […]