“It’s true – the rich are different,” these words are uttered at one point in the film. Little would Grace (Samara Weaving), brought up as a foster child, have imagined that her wedding night excitement could extend to desperately attempting to save her life from her in-laws, with her husband Alex (Mark O’Brien) being a […]
Worth And Not Birth Imparts True Nobility
With pride and gratefulness do I look backward to my early illustrious ancestors in Ancient Iran and to my renowned forebears in India, who have made my community and its glory by their memorable achievements. Priceless is the inheritance of their exemplary lives. Ennobling are the cherished memories of their illustrious names. Never will I […]
Saal Mubarak! Cyrus (The Not So) Great!
On the occasion of Navroz, it’s obviously time for the Parsi to look inward. And by inward, I don’t mean to check the position of the Sudra-kusti or whether your zipper is pulled up properly, I mean looking inward at oneself. And in doing so, asking the question, what is it to be a Parsi? […]
Dressing Tips For ‘Not-So-Tall’ Guys!
. Who says that tall men have it all? Sure, while taller guys with long legs can pull off most clothes, it takes more than height to look good. When you have panache, charm, and a flattering outfit that suits your height, you can stand beside your tall friends proudly! Consider some famous guys who […]
Cyrus The (Not So) Great
.s I’ll start with the greetings Mark Anthony used when he saw Brutus for the first time post the assassination of Julius Caesar… ‘Kem Cho’? However, our lovely editor Anahita, has just informed me that this is a print medium, and so unfortunately our…..er millions of readers won’t be able to reply to any greetings […]
Let ‘Trust Flats’ Not Become ‘Tryst Properties’
Over the past few months, the BPP’s renewed and assertive efforts – to retrieve Trust flats, in Parsi colonies and establishments under its purview, which are being wrongly kept unused yet locked by some Parsi beneficiaries – is bearing fruit. In a heartening and much appreciated turn of events, a number of such ‘holiday flats’, […]
Fate Weaves Not The Web Of Events In Man’s Life
Superstitious fatalism teaches that man is not a free agent who can shape the actions of his life. The movements of the stars regulate them. Inexorable and inevitable is fate. It holds universal sway. Nothing can alter what fate has set down. Immutable and irrevocable is the decree of fate. Everything happens as fate wills. […]
HUMOUR – CYRUS THE NOT SO GREAT: Why Fathers Deserve Their Own Day!
Aapro Cyrus Broacha, the Brand Ambassador of Humour, unleashes his hilarious take on Father’s Day in our monthly column, Cyrus The (Not So) Great! Someone has to do it! The disparity is ridiculous – it’s like Bill Gates and me…. Okay, that’s too much of a disparity. Make it Bill Gates and You! How can […]
Let Me Not Forget Thee When Fortune Smiles On Me, Ahura Mazda!
Thou, Ahura Mazda, didst desire me to follow Thee faithfully. But forgetfulness fell upon me and I failed Thee. The stately swan arches his neck with majestic pride. Drunk with the pride of my prosperity and sitting in the lap of luxury, I fluttered from pleasure to pleasure, basking in the joys of frivolous life, […]
Let Not Anger Enslave Me, Ahura Mazda!
Aeshma, the Demon of Wrath, is the impetuous assailant of man. He stirs up strife and hostility and spreads discord and disturbances. Anger breeds vindictiveness and revenge. When anger puts man out of his wits, he is all on fire with excitement. He flies to anger, flings prudence to the winds and forgets himself. His […]
Cyrus The (Not-So) Great
. Dear Persian reader (86%), Dear Half Persian reader (9%), Dear Non Persian reader (5%), and Dear Shri Rahul Gandhi (.25%), in this column the writer, (henceforth to called myself), will use his years of being ignored by women, (Parsi and non-Parsi), to bring low light into dark tunnels. It is similar to what the […]