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Tag: 17 August 2019 Issue
Movie Review-BATLA HOUSE
Disclaimers at the beginning of a film are customary, even mandatory at times. But when one appears in the middle of the scene in the film, it sets you wondering as to the intentions of the makers. It could even distract the viewer. The disclaimer in this case refers to the film maintaining a neutral […]
Movie Review-ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
A fictional film is the setting – and the excuse -for cult director Tarantino to direct his ninth feature film. Leonardo DiCaprio as past-his-prime Hollywood actor of the 50s and early 60s Rick Dalton, and Brad Pitt as Dalton’s stunt body double, chauffeur and handyman Cliff Booth come together for the first time in the […]
‘Hvarekhshaeta’, The Sun, Is The King Of The Day, As Maonghah, The Moon, Is The Queen Of Night
‘Hvarekhshaeta’ – The Sun, Is The King Of The Day… Marvelous and endless is thy Universe, Creator divine! There are worlds besides our world and suns besides our glorious sun. Every one of the distant suns is larger than our sun, and has planetary bodies revolving round it in their fixed orbits. From above the […]
Meherbai’s Mandli Discusses Parsipanu!
The Mandli met at a posh club over an all-fish menu comprising Koliwada-prawns, Surmai-fry, Pomfret Hyderabadi, grilled-Ravas, fish-fingers, barbequed-Basa, stir-fried Squid and Jinga-biryani. Khadhri Ketayun: Bus atlooj? Where’s your Parsipanu Meherbai? We are a khanar-peenar community! This much won’t fit in my left molar – dabhi dahr ma bi nai maasey! Koomi Kaajwali: Mehri, don’t fall into Ketu’s trap. She wants you […]
Search For A Bawi Bride!
This is a story shared with me by Cawas… My journey was an interesting one. My search for a Bawi Bride was as adventurous as Christopher Columbus’ search for unknown lands, the only difference being, I knew exactly what I was looking for… my life partner would have the looks of a Bollywood star, voice […]
The 7th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress: A Report
Four hundred Zarathushti youth from across the world (India, Pakistan, UK, UAE, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Iran, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kenya and the host nation USA) gathered at the beautiful Pacific Palms Resort in California, USA, to participate in the week-long, 7th World Zoroastrian Congress (7WZYC), hosted by California Zoroastrian Center (CZC), which kicked off […]
Parsee Gymkhana To Play 1886 Trophy at Oval, London
The Parsee Gymkhana cricket team (PG) will face Surrey County Cricket Club’s Charles Alcock X1, in the United Kingdom, for the prestigious tournament – the third edition of the ‘1886 Trophy’, to be played on 23rd August, 2019, at ‘The Oval’, in London. Team PG, which comprises only Zoroastrians, will travel to the UK from […]
Jamva Chalo Ji: Yum! Yum! Yum!
Mutton Raan (Serves: 4) Ingredients: Quantity: Tender Whole Mutton Raan 1½ Kg Ginger-Garlic Paste 1 tbsp Turmeric ½ tsp Garam Masala 1 tbsp Chilli Powder 1 tsp Fresh Cream 4 tbsp Star Anise 2 Green Cardamom 4 Cinnamon 1 stick Bay Leaves 4 Cloves 6 Black Cardamom 2 Ghee […]
Authorspeak With Berjis Desai
Berjis Desai: Authorspeak My parents realised quite early that their only child was incapable of playing any game or participating in any sport. The fat little lump could not spin tops or roll marbles or fly kites. There was no television either. So my journalist father encouraged me to write. Those days, a Parsi weekly […]
Disaster Planning For Pets
Being Prepared Could Save Your Pet’s Life In An Emergency! July 26, 2005 is a day Mehernaz will never forget. Stuck at office whilst Mumbai was submerged, Mehernaz could not get home for the next two days. Sitting at her desk, miles away from home, she worried about her two dogs alone at home […]