Dear Readers, It gives me immense delight to share with you our Bumper Special issue celebrating the glorious and biggest event in the Zoroastrian calendar worldwide – the third chapter of the Iranshah Udvada Utsav or IUU 2019, as we welcome the New Year 2020! Reinforcing our core commitment to our community’s progress and […]
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 […]
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 […]
Parsipanu – Living The Zoroastrian Way Of Life
One often hears Parsis say that they are proud to be Parsis. However, try asking the average Parsi in the street what it means to be a Zarathushtrian (a follower of Prophet Zarathushtra) and you are likely to draw a blank. At best, you are likely to hear the over-simplified and stereotyped message of, ‘Good […]
Parsipanu And The Blushful Amber Nectar!
Laugh and be merry together, like brothers akin, Guesting awhile in the rooms of a beautiful inn, Glad till the dancing stops, and the lilt of the music ends. Laugh till the game is played; and be you merry, my friends. A Parsi is an epicure, loving the good living and his millennia old Zoroastrian […]
From the Editor’s Desk
Saal Mubarak! Dear Readers, For a New Year Special issue based on the theme, ‘Parsipanu’, it wasn’t easy putting my finger on the one element or ideology that best symbolised this word. I’ve been pondering, pouring through innumerable, delightful mails and letters sent in by readers, going through fabulous articles by our writers and columnists […]
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? […]
From The Editor’s Desk
Dear Readers, As we head towards commemorating India’s seventy-third Independence Day, history has been made with the present day government scrapping Article 370, revoking Special Status to Jammu and Kashmir and passing the J&K Reorganisation Bill 2019, paving the way for the division into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. The reactions, […]
Parsipanu On Jamshedi Navroz!
Parsipanu On Jamshedi Navroz! Dear Readers, It was most lovely to behold the true-blue display of our Parsipanu on Jamshedi Navroze on Thursday – despite it being a middle-of-the-week-day, but moreso, despite the disheartening news that while the government didn’t think it worth their while to heed our appeal about moving the Metro Line, it […]
Parsi Natak 2.0 – The Unofficial Guidelines
They say that three things are constant in life – Death, Taxes and Change. Regardless of the community, these three elements are present in every individual. Now, let’s attempt equating these three constants with the Parsis… Death? Way into our nineties only! Taxes? Always on time, sometimes even before needed – we’re all too honest! […]
What’s Your PQ (Parsipanu Quotient)? Take The Quiz!
Are you as Bawa as Bawa can be? Is Parsipanu in your blood, beyond just biology? How deeply entrenched is our Parsipanu ideology in your system? Take this quiz and find out… Answer the following 25 questions (tick Yes or No) and check out the results: 1. If you’re going for a wedding or a […]