Parsi Culture

January 5, 2012
The Gara saree saga premium
One of the most prized possessions of Parsi families (read women) is their Gara saree or sarees! Not only are they possessions of pride and boy, these beautifully embroidered sarees are often worth more the rest of the entire family wardrobe put together! Here’s a great article on Garas (as they’re popularly called) from The […]
April 5, 2011
“The Saga Of The Aryan Race” Vol I: By Porus Homi Havewala premium
Arktos Media have recently republished the first two volumes of Porus Homi Havewala’s ‘The Saga of the Aryan Race’ – a semi-fictional historical epic on the history of the Zoroastrian and Indo-European (‘Aryan’) peoples. The purpose of the book is to re-inspire the dwindling Parsi and Zoroastrian communities of the world to once again find […]
March 7, 2011
Parsi Panorama by Parzor premium
The Parzor organization is holding an exhibit on Parsi crafts and traditions, along with workshops on Parsi embroidery, next week in Delhi. A brief schedule is copied below. “PARSI PANORAMA” 12th to 16th March 2011India International Centre, New Delhi Programme The UNESCO initiated Parzor Project for the Preservation and Promotion of Parsi Zoroastrian Culture and Heritage, […]
September 14, 2010
19th All India Zoroastrian Youth Meet – Vadodara premium
A reminder going out to all Zoroastrian youth, to sign up for the youth meet in November this year, at Vadodara. Hurry, early bird registrations on right now, time is running out! The meet also needs donations, so if you can, then please help and support the effort. For more information and registration, please visit […]
September 12, 2010
Zoroastrianism: History, Beliefs, and Practices premium
It is possible, that every Zoroastrian – Parsi, or other – who is online, has searched for information about Zoroastrianism. What we usually get are articles put together with scraps from other sites, and alternately either clearly orthodox or clearly liberal representations of the religion. It is rare to find a well written, non-judgmental description […]
September 3, 2010
A Date With Parsis premium
“The new saviours of a 3,500 year-old faith are hip and tech-savvy. Parsi-Zoroastrian youngsters are using Facebook, speed dating, and paintball competitions to meet, make merry and perhaps marry “ An article by Janaki Viswanathan in Mid Day >> click here to read
August 29, 2010
Back with a bang! Wah Taj! premium
It is an idea, dreamt up by Jamsetji Tata, of an Indian hotel that took on the world’s best hotels (and also, the whites-only clubs and hotels of the Raj) and proved that when Indians were given a chance, they could beat the best in the world. It is fitting that the majority of the […]
August 18, 2010
Pateti Mubarak: To wish or not to wish premium
An article from Frashogard pointed out by ParsiKhabar, explains why it is incorrect to wish someone “Mubarak” on Pateti. “On 19th August, we Parsis will celebrate our New Year with traditional gaiety, visiting Agiaries and Atash Behrams, going to see comic theatricals, eating Pulao Dal, sali boti, patra-ni-machhi and wishing one another ‘Pateti Mubarak’. Newspapers […]