Other Parsi Stuff

January 7, 2012
An Annotated Bibliography on Zoroastrian Studies premium
Since time immemorial writers, poets, philophers, artists, and craftspeople among others have documented and passed on from generation to generation facts, truths, legends, even myths – for today and the future to discover, enjoy, and pass on to the future. In many forms we all gain from the knowledge and learnings of our people, our […]
January 6, 2012
Parsi Stories: The Life of Zarathushtra premium
Here is the first in a series of Parsi/Zoroastrian stories courtesy the UNESCO Parzor Foundation. Over a period of time we will share all the stories we have here, in the hope they provide insights and draw attention to the history and legends of our religion and community. Zarathushtra is believed to have lived in […]
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 […]
January 3, 2012
Warming up to Parsi food in winter premium
Winter is a time for special treats – treats that not only warm our hearts, but literally fight the cold weather as well! One of the all time Parsi winter favorites is Vasanu. While you can buy Vasanu in places like Mumbai, Pune and cities in Gujarat, in most other places you have to make […]
September 13, 2010
Matrimonial Meet at Bardoli premium
The Bardoli Jarthosti Anjuman will be hosting a “Matrimonial Meet” for eligible single Parsis, on 20th & 21st November, 2010 at Bardoli. The participants should reach Bardoli either on 19th evening or latest by 20th morning and  leave on the evening /night of 21st November 2010. The participants will be accommodated in hotels and best […]
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 […]
August 31, 2010
Madam Cama – Firebrand and Inspiration premium
“India’s Independence month has another little-known first. It was in August 1907 that Madam Cama defiantly unfurled the first Indian flag to the world and inspired a generation of Parsi firebrand women patriots” It became an irony the British took time to digest. A community, which was small, yet known for its loyalty to the […]
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 […]