More than two and a half millennia ago, ancient Persians were Master Maritimers. Neither the seas nor rivers stood as barriers for them, be it for trade or during war. The greater the obstacle, the more glory they saw in overcoming it. They were innovative, bold and adventurous. We narrate here how three Great Achaemenian […]
A Tribute To Two Magnificent Parsi Women!
– Mithuben Petit And Zarin Daruwala – Mithuben Petit: Born during the last decade of the long reign of Queen Victoria, on 11 April 1891, to (Hormasji) Sir Dinshaw and Lady Sakarbai Petit, Mithuben Petit passed her senior Cambridge from the Convent of Jesus and Mary, at Colaba, in Mumbai. While still in […]
Excellent Sports And Sportsmanship At All-Parsi Tournament By Tata Housing And Marazban Colony
The grounds of Tata Mills Co-op Housing Society, Parel, were host to the All-Parsi Tournament that was organized by their very own Tata Housing Sports Club, in association with Marazban Colony. The air was charged with much excitement and energy as 26 teams battled it out, over 13 days, from 13th to 25th February, 2023, […]
Mystical Goddesses Or Smart Women?
The other day, I was having a conversation with a 45 year old ‘boy’ who asked me to introduce him to an ‘extremely beautiful’ girl to marry and settle down with! “She should be clever, an absolute charmer, and intelligent too, like James Bond’s women!” he quipped, to which I replied, “But all those women […]
Boman Irani’s Emotional Note To Son Kayoze On His Directorial Debut
Iconic actor, Boman Irani’s son, Kayoze Irani, is set to direct his first feature film and the proud father took to social media to share his good wishes for his son, last week. He shared some pics on his Instagram handle with wife Zenobia and Kayoze, wishing him the best of luck, “Our son Kayo […]
Your Religious Queries Answered
In keeping with readers writing in questions seeking answers to their various religious and cultural queries, scholar in Zoroastrian religion and culture – Noshir Dadrawala, responds… Queries from Parsi Times reader Adil Kasad: Is it true that only the Atash Nyaish can be prayed in front of the kebla, and that other Nyaish cannot be prayed […]
Thane’s Seth Cowasji Patell Agiary Celebrates 243rd Salgreh
20th February, 2023 celebrated the glorious 243rd Salgreh of Seth Cowasji Patell Agiary, located in Thane. The trustees of the Thana Agiary Fund invited all Parsi/Irani Zoroastrian residents to partake of the celebrations. The evening programme started with a Maachi at the Agiary offered by Er. Adil Sidhwa at 4:15 pm, followed by the […]
Chenoy Agiary, Hyderabad, Celebrates 17 Years Of Weekly Humbandagi
On 20th February, 2023, the Humbandagi group of Bai Maneckbai N. Chenoy Agiary, in Hyderabad, completed 17 years of conducting weekly Humbandagi, at the Agiary premises, every Monday evening, at 7:00 pm. The Humbandagi was led by Head Priest – Er. Mehernosh Bharucha, followed by a short religious talk. On the occasion of completing 17 […]
Young Rathestars Bring Relief To Parsis In Rural Gujarat
The Gujarat Poverty Relief Project of the Young Rathestars – our community’s leading Social Welfare Association from Dadar Parsi Colony – conducted another successful annual Food Distribution Camp, from 1st to 4th February, 2023. Young Rathestars’ stalwarts – Arnavaz Mistry, Homiyar Doctor, Shiraz Guard and Aspi Elavia – travelled all the way to the interiors […]
COPING WITH PANIC ATTACKS!
A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very distressing – they arrive suddenly and involve intense and often overwhelming fear. They’re accompanied by very challenging physical symptoms, like racing heartbeat, shortness of breath, or […]
VCCCI Holds Vintage And Classic Automobile Extravaganza
The 5-year-old motorcycle that I cut my teeth on, is today 39. Many Classics of today will be tomorrow’s Vintage. Over the years, we have seen people come and go, but these glorious machines stay on. Last Sunday, the World Trade Centre was abuzz as the starting point of Mumbai’s numero uno Vintage & […]