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Theatre legend Yazdi Karanjia felicitated for keeping Parsi theatre alive in state

“There are just 67,000 Parsis left in the world, but they give an impression of a million because people like Yazdi Karanjia have dedicated their lives for a good cause,’’ said actor and theatre artist Boman Irani. Irani was speaking at a programme to felicitate the Gujarati Parsi theatre legend in the city on Sunday. Karanjia was recently awarded Padma Shri. “I have a long way to go to be compared with what Yazdibhai has done for the theatre. I have done nothing so far. I feel humbled to be a...
Tags: Life, Theater, Padma Shri, Irani, National Commission, Farzan, Surat, Yazdi Karanjia, Boman Irani Irani, Yazdibhai, Mezarin Variav, Surat Parsi Panchayat Parsi Pragti Mandal Surat, Surat Parsi Gymkhana, Dastur Khushed Dastoor, Gujarati Parsi


Yazdi Karanjia Awarded Padma Shri

Our dearest friend, mentor and legendary theater artist Yazdi Naoshirwan Karanjia has been conferred the Padma Shri Award in the list of names that were announced on the eve of Republic Day 2020 in India. Yazdi Uncle as he is widely known is a legendary theater artist. In his 80’s, he continues to regale crowds with his brand of Parsi Natak perfected over decades. Just recently he and his group performed at the Iranshah Udvada Utsav in December 2019. Binaifer his daughter writes a glowing trib...
Tags: Facebook, Life, Theater, Vira, Padma Shri, Iranshah Udvada Utsav, Yazdi Karanjia, Yazdi, Vera Aunty, Yazdi Naoshirwan Karanjia, Yazdi Uncle, Parsi Natak


Iranshah Udvada Utsav 2019 off to a flying start

India’s biggest Parsi culture festival begins: The Iranshah Udvada Utsav 2019 The third edition of the Iranshah Udvada Utsav was off to a flying start last evening here at the Gymkhana grounds in Udvada. The third edition of the Iranshah Udvada Utsav commenced today in the heart of Udvada, Gujarat – the religious center point for Parsi Zoroastrians across the globe. Hosted by the Foundation for Development of Udvada, sponsored by Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, Founder and Chairman of Serum Instit...
Tags: Life, India, Narendra Modi, Mumbai, Gujarat, Azad Maidan, Parsi, Surat, Udvada, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Iranshah Udvada Utsav, Iranshah, Mickey Mehta, Vada Dasturji, Arzan Sam Wadia, Yazdi Karanjia


Parsi Delegation Meets PM Narendra Modi On Navroz

On 20th March, 2018, a 16-member Parsi delegation from Mumbai and New Delhi met the H’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Parliament House, New Delhi. The delegation, organised and led by Dasturji Khurshed K. Dastoor, Zoroastrian representative at the National Commission for Minorities, constituted the following from Mumbai – Havovi Khurshed Dastoor, Sam Bulsara, Er. Dr. Ramiyar P.Karanjia, Hoshaang Gotla, Zubin Khapoliwala, Tina Patel, Areez Patel and Natasha Dubash. From New Delhi, four T...
Tags: News, Life, India, Community, Mumbai, New Delhi, Modi, Parliament House, Parsi, Shri Narendra Modi, Bharat Ratna, Parsi Times, Delhi Parsi Anjuman, Shernaz Cama, Yazdi Karanjia, Ashdeen Lilaowala


Iranshah Udvada Utsav 2017 A Resounding Success

The second edition of the Iranshah Udvada Utsav was a resounding succes, bringing 2000 Zarathushtis from near and far together for a 3 day celebration. Zarathushtis from Udvada were joined by those from towns and cities in Gujarat, Mumbai, other parts of India and from Zarathushtis all over the world, many of whom had come down just for the Utsav.The wide variety of program on the three days had something for everyone who attended. As the crowds gathered on Friday December 23rd and ...
Tags: Florida, Life, India, Iran, Freddie Mercury, Tehran, Parsi, Naidu, Venkaiah Naidu, Surat, Treasure Hunt, Udvada, Iranshah Udvada Utsav, Utsav, Smriti Irani, Zarathushtis


Maharukh Chichgar: A Parsi Woman Taking On The World

During 8th to 10th century, when Parsi community migrated from Greater Iran to Gujarat, nobody imagined how beautifully this community will adopt the land of India and the people of this region. Today, on the occasion of Parsi New Year, Pateti, we tried to know what Parsi youth is thinking and how are they looking forward for their career. We ask the renown Parsi personality of Surat who is a leading theater artist as well as educationist – Maharukh Chichgar. Here is a brief tête-à-tête of Mahar...
Tags: Life, India, World, Theater, Gujarat, Parsi, Gandhiji, Surat, Greater Iran, Yazdi Karanjia, Maharukh


Upcoming Events at the Everlasting Flame Program in New Delhi

Dr. Shernaz Cama the head of the PARZOR Foundation informs us…. “As we enter this Phase of the Everlasting Flame Programme we look forward to having you with us . Please see the attachments below and plan on being with us , either to learn more about the history of the founding of New Delhi or Curating an Exhibition or even Irani Cafes. Sooni Taraporewala ‘s exhibition opens at the IIC and will offer you her insights on the community. Come and enjoy a movie  and if you have never seen a Parsi Na...
Tags: Life, Events, New Delhi, Surat, Parzor Foundation, Shernaz Cama, Yazdi Karanjia, Sooni Taraporewala



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