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A Parsi art historian rediscovers his heritage on a trip across Iran

What do you mean you’re from New Zealand?” a shopkeeper in Mozaafarieh named Omid exclaimed. We were in the carpet quarter of Tabriz’s Grand Bazaar, and I had just told him that I was a Kiwi Parsi. “Look at yourself: you’re a son of Persia. Welcome home.” This was one of many similar reactions my Zoroastrian identity elicited in Iran. It made me teary, as I walked alone through the vaulted streets of the world’s largest covered bazaar. By Areez Katki, When I told my family I was going  ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Life, India, Iran, West, Paris, New Zealand, Tehran, Mumbai, Kurdistan, Auckland, Persepolis, Unesco World Heritage Site, East, Persia

Feroze Gandhi’s grave lies forgotten

Feroze Gandhi may be the patriarch of the Congress’s first family, but the party as well as his family members seem to have neglected his cemetery in Allahabad, now rechristened as Prayagraj. As per records available with DNA, Congress president Rahul Gandhi last visited the grave of his grandfather way back in 2011. Inviting Rahul Gandhi to attend the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma recently said that the leader should also visit the tombstone of his...
Tags: Congress, Life, India, Parliament, Delhi, Kumbh Mela, Gandhi, Rahul, Indira, Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Sangam, Rahul Gandhi, Nehru, Sonia Gandhi, Haridwar

Is MS Dhoni still a great finisher or merely a very enthusiastic witness of finishes?

MS Dhoni (CC licensed by Marc via Flickr) Our primary school sports day used to climax with a run right the way round the field. For 10 and 11-year-olds it was quite a long way. The top two years took part. On our first attempt, we performed solidly and passed a very large number of kids with a sprint finish on the home straight. A year older and a year stronger, we decided to employ the same tactics. This time we held even more in reserve – so much, in fact, that half the ...
Tags: Australia, Sex, India, Ms Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Don, Kohli, Dhoni, Mahendra Dhoni, Marc, Karthik, Dinesh Karthik, India cricket news, CricViz

Stanley Insler Passes Away

Emeritus Professor of Sanskrit and Comparative Philology Stanley Insler GRD ’63 passed away on Jan. 5 at the age of 82. Insler was a distinguished historical linguist who studied Indo-European languages. He is specifically known for his writings about the language and literature of India and Iran as well as his translation of the Gathas, a sacred text of Zoroastrianism. “I think he was a real connection to the history of the department,” said Robert Frank, chair of the Linguistics department. “H...
Tags: Life, India, Iran, University, Ireland, Yale, Columbia University, Great Britain, Ford Foundation, University Of North Carolina, Pali, Tallulah Bankhead, Robert Frank, Bronx NEW YORK, Individuals, Valerie Hansen

What Connects Vivekananda and Jamsetji Tata? A Sea Voyage That Changed India!

“Rooted in the past, full of pride in India’s prestige, Vivekananda was yet modern in his approach to life’s problems, and was a kind of bridge between the past of India and her present.” – Jawaharlal Nehru The year was 1893. On May 31, aboard a steamer that sailed from Yokohama to Vancouver, two great Indians met for the first time. One was an industrialist who would go on to become one of India’s greatest visionaries, Jamsetji Tata. The other was a monk who would take India’s spiritual tradit...
Tags: Japan, Life, China, India, History, Chicago, Vancouver, Bangalore, Buddhist, Institute, Yokohama, Jawaharlal Nehru, Swami Vivekananda, Tata Group, Vivekananda, Jamsetji Tata

Ashdeen Lilaowala: The ‘gara’ goes mod

Traditional Parsi embroidery finds contemporary expression with fresh motifs and colours while retaining its multicultural roots in the hands of textile designer Ashdeen Z. Lilaowala Ashdeen Z. Lilaowala at his flagship store in Delhi. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint Article by Sohini Dey For his most recent collection Vintage Tales, textile designer Ashdeen Z. Lilaowala has taken inspiration from old Parsi photographs. One of the standout saris in the collection borrows its motifs from a gara s...
Tags: Fashion, Life, China, India, US, Delhi, Leno, Gara, Parsi, National Institute of Design NID, China Iran, Ashdeen Lilaowala, UNESCO Parzor Foundation, Ashdeen Z Lilaowala, Lilaowala, Ashdeen Z Lilaowala Ashdeen Z Lilaowala

Maneckji Bhumgara: The Indian bowler who took American cricket by storm in the 1900s

Southern California discovered cricket in the late 19th century, two centuries after the sport reached American shores, but the region lost little time in taking to the game with enthusiasm. The cricketing season began every summer in May. Several counties—including Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Diego, and San Francisco (in mid-California)—had their own leagues. Practice matches between league teams would kick off the season and near its end, a combined Los Angeles team would take on Santa Mo...
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Movies You Won’t Believe Are Based On True Stories

At first glance, the script for War Dogs probably read like an outlandish action comedy.How could a couple of stoner dudes from Miami secure a $300 million contract to supply arms to the U.S. government? How could the Pentagon supply tens of millions of shoddy weapons to Afghani troops fighting Al Qaeda and the Taliban? How could the U.S. government be tricked into purchasing decomposing, 40-year-old munitions that were culled from a Communist surplus stockpile or manufactured cheaply in China ...
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Shake Things Up, Do What’s Best for You, and Be Grateful

Several years ago, in the few days before Christmas and New Year’s Eve, I went home from Los Angeles to Detroit to see my family. At the time, I was practicing law and also working as a law professor. I had brought a bunch of final exams home with me to grade and sat there grading papers and tallying up my students’ final grades for the class for a week or so. I was not having a good week. I had been working nonstop without a vacation for probably more than two years while practicing law. During...
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10 life-changing retreats worldwide: readers’ travel tips

In havens from Inverness to India, readers have discovered their better selves through yoga, meditation and writing coursesDhanakosa, on the banks of beautiful Loch Voil, near Balquhidder in central Scotland, is truly a place to stop, breathe, unwind and take stock. Amid the glorious scenery, you eat delicious, healthy vegetarian meals (and can even take a recipe book home), do yoga, hill walk, learn to meditate or reinvigorate your practice and your life. It’s the perfect place to come if you j...
Tags: Travel, Fitness, Scotland, India, Life and style, Meditation, Yoga, Health & wellbeing, Top 10s, Learning Holidays, Rest And Relaxation, Yoga Holidays, Health And Fitness Holidays, Inverness, Buddhist, Dana

‘Vacationing’ to reconnect with India’s Zoroastrian culture

Farzad Irani, a physical therapist born and raised in New York, tucked into a plate of mutton dhansak and egg chutney pattice, happily reacquainting himself with Parsi cuisine as part of a 15-day trip through western India intended to stir up his connections to his ethnic and religious identity as a Zoroastrian. Article by Bhavya Dore | Religion News Service Irani had last visited Mumbai as a 12-year-old, when he’d undergone his navjote, the traditional Zoroastrian initiation ceremony. Th...
Tags: New York, News, California, Life, India, Israel, Iran, United States, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Dallas, Mumbai, Auckland, Persia, TEHRAN Iran, KARACHI Pakistan

Are India brilliant? Are Australia shit?

Cheteshwar Pujara (via BT Sport) Looking back on a 2-1 home series defeat to India, Australia captain Tim Paine said that his team “couldn’t quite get through” the big moments. Paine was a little vague about what those big moments were. We can exclusively reveal that 1,251 of them were deliveries bowled to Cheteshwar Pujara that didn’t result in his dismissal. But while Pujara was a very big part of India’s success, wearing Australia’s four-man attack down to a little nub ov...
Tags: Australia, Sex, India, Pakistan, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Australia Cricket News, Virat Kohli, HARRIS, Fox Sports, Ravindra Jadeja, Agarwal, Paine, Tim Paine, Ashwin, Jalandhar

Do Not Allow Others to Hold You Back from Success

--> Imagine you are a doctor working in a small clinic in the suburbs of Chicago. You are surrounded by uninspired doctors who are happy going back and forth to work each day in exchange for a salary. You, in contrast, have no interest in money and are concerned with curing a fatal heart disease. In fact, you have been working on curing this disease for the past 15 years. You talk about the importance of curing this fatal heart disease to everyone you meet. You have a giant library at home of te...
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12 Derm-Approved Ways To Get Rid Of Puffy Undereyes — Fast

An hour of weeping through This Is Us. A night of staying up to greet the new year at dawn. A month straight of allergies, just because it's April. A big, steaming bowl of salty ramen. A decade of working that 9 to 5... or 6, or 7, or 8. The question isn't so much if major under-eye puffiness will come for you — it's a matter of when. The real question is, what are you going to do about it?The first thing to determine is what kind of puffiness you're dealing with. If it's an around-the-clock si...
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Jason Holder: Lord Megachief of Gold 2018

Jason Holder (via Windies Cricket YouTube) Our annual Lord Megachief of Gold award is the highest honour in cricket. The title is recognition of performance over the previous calendar year. Here are all the winners. There was some half-decent batting in 2018 – Virat Kohli played a couple of blinding innings, while Henry Nicholls averaged 73 – but it was the bowlers who stood out, and the pace bowlers in particular. Full respect to Kagiso Rabada, the top wicket-taker with 5...
Tags: England, Sex, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Hyderabad, West Indies, Ms Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Michael Holding, Kagiso Rabada, Holder, BRIDGETOWN, Jason Holder, Henry Nicholls

Cameron Bancroft’s very long open letter, Festivus wishes and entirely unnecessary notification of upcoming fixtures

Excuse making (all images via Sky Sports video) Today is a very important day. Today is the day that Cameron Bancroft revealed that he almost gave up cricket to teach yoga but then didn’t. It’s also the day of the Festivus King Cricket post where we all come together for the airing of grievances and we mention that we’ll be downing tools for a few days before telling you about the Boxing Day Test matches that you already knew about. But first, the Bancroft thing. In a no...
Tags: Australia, Sex, India, Pakistan, Melbourne, Kent, Australia Cricket News, Bancroft, Saint Francis, Assisi, Cameron Bancroft, MCGSouth Africa, Herath An

On the Charge Of Selection Errors

After India lost at Perth, a truism about the current Indian side has emerged in the press and among observers on twitter. The charge against the India is that they are prone to picking the wrong team. From a distance, you can see the picture this charge is trying to paint. It suggests incompetence on the part of India's team management (specifically, the head coach Ravi Shastri, and the captain Virat Kohli). This sense is encapsulated by this observation which appeared on my timeline yesterday....
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, South Africa, Johannesburg, Perth, Nathan Lyon, Virat Kohli, Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Wilde, Kumar, Rahane, Ravi Shastri, Umesh Yadav

These Are The Best Celebrity Holiday Decorations We've Seen This Year

Celebrities have both money and connections, and this time of year, tht can only lead to on thing: seriously impressive holiday decorations.Over the past several weeks, celebs have been sharing photos and videos of all the ways they're decking out their homes for the holidays. Actors, talk show hosts, reality TV stars, and singers have been showing off all kinds of over-the-top, festive decor from classic bright red baubles to trendy additions like hot pink trees. Some of these celebrities put ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Instagram, India, Nicole Richie, Chelsea Peretti, Kylie Jenner, NICK, Alex Rodriguez, Michael, Jenner, Kidman, J Lo, Kelly Ripa, Joanna

Zoroastrian Return To Roots Kicks Off 5th Trip to India

The 5th edition of the Zoroastrian Return To Roots Program began in Mumbai, India today on December 19, 2018. 22 Zarathushti youth from USA, Canada, Pakistan, New Zealand and India gathered in Mumbai at the Cusrow Baug Pavilion to kick off the program. Aban Marker-Kabraji, Co-Chair of RTR Program welcomed the RTR Fellows and briefed them about the history of the program and the ethos and principles on which the program is based. She emphasized the diversity of the program and than...
Tags: Facebook, News, Life, India, Toronto, Mumbai, KARACHI, Mumbai India, Parsi, Surat, RTR, Kayras Irani, Zubin Gheesta, Sam Wadia, Sam Balsara, RTR Alumni

Bad Team Selection and Shaky openers might cost India the Series Down Under

India, with their shaky openers and out of form tail-enders coupled with bad selection, stand at the brink of losing a very bright chance of defeating Australia on their home ground. What’s more, Kohli might lose this great opportunity of becoming the only Indian captain in over a decade to defeat Australia in Australia. The post Bad Team Selection and Shaky openers might cost India the Series Down Under appeared first on Cricket Fever - It's All About Live Cricket. Related posts: Former ...
Tags: Australia, Sex, India, Nathan Lyon, Virat Kohli, Kohli, Sunil Gavaskar, Tim Paine, Ravi Shastri, Sourav Ganguly, Ganguly, India vs Australia, India. Australia, England Tour India

Interviews: Meteorite Researcher And A Palaeontologist

Came across these two interesting interviews with a meteorite researcher and a paleontologist.Meenakshi Wadhwa grew up in Chandigarh, North India. She wanted to study architecture. She ended up being a meteorite researcher. Quanta Magazine highlights her path from college to Director of the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University.I totally related to this! Applying from India, at a time when there was no internet, I had the Barron’s guide to graduate schools in the U.S., which w...
Tags: Russia, India, Careers, Seo, Research, Earth, Geology, Meteorites, West Coast, East Coast, Quanta Magazine, Arizona State University, Midwest, Women In Science, Barron, Chelyabinsk

These Beauty Brands Donate To Women's Organizations All Year Round

There are a few days every year that remind beauty brands to step up to do some good for women around the world. It tends to happen ahead of International Women's Day in March, or Women’s Equality Day, which was August 26 this year. You'll often see brands run promotions like 100% of proceeds from the sale of a single lipstick going to Planned Parenthood for just 24 hours.Now that's all well and good, of course, because philanthropy is always a good, generous thing for a company to do. But ther...
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Why India deserved to lose in Perth – explained with reference to a videogame that it turns out wasn’t actually Ikari Warriors after all but was pretty similar

India picked four seam bowlers and no spinner in Perth and lost. Australia picked Nathan Lyon, who took eight wickets. Crucially, Lyon broke India’s biggest partnership of the match (Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane) and also dismissed their most important batsman (Kohli) in the final innings run-chase. Now let’s talk about Ikari Warriors. Or rather, let’s start off talking about Ikari Warriors but then segue into talking about a game that we thought was Ikari Warriors but apparently wasn’t. W...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, North West, Perth, West Indies, Nathan Lyon, Australia Cricket News, Virat Kohli, Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, India cricket news, Ikari, Ikari Warriors, Crucially Lyon

Why are India so keen to keep Ravindra Jadeja in his pigeonhole?

Ravindra Jadeja (right) (via BCCI video) In the lead-up to the second Test in Perth, Ravindra Jadeja spent some quality time with horses. There wasn’t much point practising his cricket because India never seem mad keen on picking him outside India. It’s true that Jadeja’s bowling average in India (19) is quite a bit better than his bowling average outside India (36), but it’s also true that only 11 of his 39 Tests have been overseas. Earlier this year we made the case that he should play i...
Tags: England, Sex, India, Perth, Bcci, Australia Cricket News, Ravindra Jadeja, Ashwin, Jadeja, India cricket news

Aryenish Birdie: People in the Movies Aren’t Parsi Like Me, Except in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Flaws aside, the Freddie Mercury biopic was “deeply personal” for writer and activist Aryenish Birdie because it was the first time she ever saw her ethnic identity in pop culture. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the recent film about the life of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, is breaking records. It’s the highest-grossing musical biopic of all time worldwide and is expected to exceed the $600 million mark any day now. It’s also the first-ever blockbuster film about a Parsi, the tiny ethnic/religious...
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Jiyo Parsi Kicks Off Brilliant ‘Care’ Campaign

‘Jiyo Parsi’ – the Government of India’s undertaking which supports our community’s efforts in arresting the declining Parsi population and aid in its increase – kicked off its latest Campaign titled ‘Jiyo Parsi – CARE Movement’. Having tasted a fair amount of success in its previous two campaigns, the new campaign is based on a well-thought out and inclusive guideline, which employs a holistic approach to solve the community’s increasingly threatening demographic challenge, while simultaneously...
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Parsis of Pakistan "The Silent Server"

The Parsis are the descendants of the Zoroastrian community who fled from Iran during 8th to 10th century to escape the persecution of the Fanatical Muslim invaders who invaded Iran. They fled and settled in India in the region of Gujarat and Sindh. Parsis have a great history, and they are followers of a great and ancient religion. They are very peaceful people. Here is an introduction to the community and some of the great Parsis, who contributed a lot.. Although the community always remained ...
Tags: Film, Life, India, Iran, Pakistan, Gujarat, KARACHI, Sindh Parsis

What do you get the daughter of India’s richest man for her wedding? A private Beyonce concert.

Isha Ambani’s father is the richest man in India. Her family’s Mumbai home, named for the mythical Atlantic island Antilia, has 27 stories, three helipads and is estimated to be one of the world’s most expensive properties, second only to Buckingham Palace. She has degrees from Yale and Stanford and sits on the board of […]
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Enter To Win Punjammies® from Sudara

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India v Australia, Adelaide 2018, Day 3

I watched most of India's batting on the 3rd day after waking up early on Saturday morning to do so. When I went to sleep on Friday night, I feared that Australia might still be batting, with Mitchell Starc and Travis Head doing their best impression of Jason Gillespie and Steve Waugh. But India earned lead of 15, which, from 127/6 still meant that the last 4 Australian wickets added 108.Murali Vijay played as though he knows he is keeping the spot warm for Prithvi Shaw. KL Rahul played like a l...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, Adelaide, Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Jason Gillespie, Oval, Monty Panesar, Steve Waugh, Graeme Swann, Nathan Lyon, Kohli, Rahul, Cummins

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