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Parsi Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family by Anahita Dhondy

HarperCollins presents ‘The Parsi Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family’ by Anahita Dhondy HarperCollins is proud to present a warm and whimsical memoir about embracing the cuisine that one grew up with – The Parsi Kitchen A Memoir of Food and Family by Anahita Dhondy.Praise for the Book Anahita is part of a new generation of Indian chefs who build on the legacies of the past. Praise for the Book ”Anahita is part of a new generation of Indian chefs who build on the legacies of the past. She is ...
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Parsi chef Anahita Dhondy on her newest passion

The young food expert launches a book and a passion project that focuses on her Parsi roots at the same time By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2021 09:43 PM IST Last year was tough for the food & beverage industry and, like most restaurants across the country, Sodabottleopenerwala was completely shut from March to September. But chefs cannot sit idle at home, which is why chef Anahita Dhondy, 30, the former head chef and chef partner at the Cyberhub, Gurgaon outlet of ...
Tags: Books, Youtube, Life, Hindustan Times, Parsi, Food And Beverage, Anahita, Anahita Dhondy, SodaBottleOpenerWala, Karishma Kuenzang, Cyberhub Gurgaon


Ervad Soli P. Dastur: In Memorarium

We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of Soli Uncle. This is a huge loss for the community in North America and all over the world. Soli Uncle was a huge supporter of Parsi Khabar right since inception nearly two decades ago. He would regularly correspond with us either thanking us for highlighting something, or pulling us up when the information was inaccurate. We will miss his readership and we will forever be greatful for his mentorship and for his service to the community in...
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Rejuvenation Through Manifestation: A Nowruz 2021 Parenting Special

Parsi Khabar is happy to present it’s first ever online program this Navroze. We will anchor a Nowruz 2021 Parenting Special titled Rejuvenation Through Manifestation with Dr. Mickey Mehta from Mumbai, India & Meher Amalsad from California, USA. Saturday, March 13, 2020  07:00 PM Pacific,  10:00 PM Easterm Sunday March 14, 2020  08:30 AM IST,  3:00 AM GMT Add event to calendar Host & Moderator: Arzan Sam Wadia, Founder of Parsi Khabar This Speci...
Tags: Facebook, Life, India, US, Events, Harvard University, San Jose, Bollywood, Tacoma, Economic Times, Mickey, IIT, California USA, US New York, India Inc, Parsi Khabar


Finally, a Stage for Female Composers From Iran

The founders of the Iranian Female Composers Association focus on programming, commissioning and mentorship.
Tags: Music, News, Iran, Classical Music, Aida, Shirazi, Women and Girls, Nourbakhsh, Anahita, Niloufar, Abbasi, International Contemporary Ensemble, Iranian Female Composers Association


Bombay Parsi Panchayat chairman Yazdi Desai suffers stroke

Parsi Khabar is saddened to hear about BPP Chairman Yazdi Desai’s health, and wishes him a speedy recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and Anahita and the entire Desai family Desai is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the facility. Sources said he has had no previous history of a stroke Yazdi Desai Chairman of the Bombay Parsi Panchayat (BPP) Yezdi Desai suffered a stroke at 1 am on Friday. He was taken to the Masina Hospital in Byculla, near Gloria Church. Desai ...
Tags: News, Life, Desai, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, Parsi Khabar, BPP, Yazdi Desai, Anahita, Byculla, Masina Hospital, Bombay Parsi Panchayat BPP, Yezdi Desai, Gloria Church Desai


First Look Review - SPIRAL FARM

When two outsiders arrive on an isolated intentional community, 17-year old Anahita begins to question her role at home, and what a future out in the world-at-large could be. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, First Look, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, Anahita, By Musanna Ahmed


Chairman, trustees in battle over BPP’s place in all-India Parsi body

Yazdi Desai’s idea of keeping BPP out of the Federation of Parsi Zoroastrian Anjumans of India’s affairs led to a heated exchange of words between trustees Noshir Dadrawala and Yazdi Desai With the tension between the trustees of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) growing over the past couple of months, an ‘extraordinary general meeting’ of the members of the Federation of Parsi Zoroastrian Anjumans of India (FPZAI) called by BPP chairman Yazdi Desai on May 5 aggravated the situation further. Ar...
Tags: Life, India, Ahmedabad, BBP, Desai, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, BPP, Yazdi Desai, Dasturji, Anahita, Dadrawala, Bombay Parsi Punchayet BPP, Noshir Dadrawala, Khurshed Dastur, Charni Road, Arita Sarkar


Ban on Parsi newsletter shows an old press tradition

The ban on the distribution of the newspaper in community housing estates, which houses nearly 5,500 families, was ordered by the BPP’s chairperson Yazdi Desai Last week, HT had reported that a newsletter, which was critical of the management of the Bombay Punchayet (BPP) – the largest Parsi-Zoroastrian representative body – was banned from some housing colonies, called baugs, controlled by the trust. The fortnightly, which has been publishing reports about alleged corruption in the BPP, claim...
Tags: Life, Kaiser, Mumbai, Bombay, Parsi, Gujarati, Desai, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, BPP, Yazdi Desai, Parsi Times, Anahita, Dadabhai Naoroji, Manoj Nair, Kersi Randeria, Mumbai Samachar


Mechard: Mechanical Greetings Card!

The Story:Please, if not interested in the story behind this thing, feel free to move on to Step 1 bellow.A few years ago ( 2015 ), excited about having our first -and only- child, Anahita, I decided to do something special to celebrate and announce the news to friends and family. As an artist, inve...By: mim_ArmandContinue Reading » [Author: mim_Armand]
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Moynihan continues ascent; Rahm overtakes Molinari, Rory

Eamonn Darcy called time on his career at the weekend but Gavin Moynihan is looking to pick up the tour baton after finishing tied 11th in the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open.Twenty-four hours after the Delgany legend bowed out after 46 years on tour with an emotional, bogey-free 67 in the Costa Blanca Benidorm Senior Masters, Moynihan (24) reaffirmed his return to form on the paradisical Indian Ocean island."It was another very...
Tags: France, India, Spain, Sport, Paris, Queensland, Golf, Tiger Woods, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Pga Tour, European Tour, Jordan Spieth, Padraig Harrington, Bahamas, Steve


Moynihan on song in paradise

Gavin Moynihan   Gavin Moynihan refused to let a late monsoon dampen his mood as he carded a sweet 65 to soar into contention for the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open.The man from The Island drove the ball brilliantly and holed out clinically inside 10 feet to go into the weekend alone in fifth place, just four strokes behind American Kurt Kitayama on 10-under par.”The driver is the ke...
Tags: Europe, India, Sport, Queensland, Golf, Paul Mcginley, Dustin Johnson, Padraig Harrington, Bahamas, Woods, Moynihan, Henrik, Dawson, Eamonn Darcy, Mark Russell, Cameron Smith


We are not mama’s boys, say Parsi men

Are Parsi men Mama’s boys? Are Parsi women really fussy?’ This was the topic of debate at a matrimonial meet for 108 eligible Parsi men and women on Sunday. Of course, the men and women refused to accept these stereotypes and argued against them. Article by Linah Baliga | Mumbai Mirror The initiative was part of the Jiyo Parsi scheme, a government initiative launched in 2013 to stem the decline of India’s Parsi population. The number of single women who participated in the Special Parsi Matrimo...
Tags: News, Life, India, Mumbai, Parsi, Dilshad, Surat, Anahita, Linah Baliga, Ahmedabad Bangalore Surat Lucknow Hyderabad Pune, Feroze Sukhadwala, Mahafreed Sonawala, Kety Daruwalla, Arize Katpitia, Dilshad Chiniwala, Arize Dilshad


Chef Anahita Dhondy at the United Nations Week 2018 in New York

Our regular reader and friend Rusi Sorabji sent us this write up about A young Parsi Lady Chef at the UN week 2018 Last week of September, World leaders, Queens, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Prime Ministers and the like, were dashing to be at the week long, United Nations 2018 General Assembly Meeting in New York, but unknown to the Zoroastrian community in India or elsewhere, a young Parsi lady was also headed there. Unlike the others, this young Parsi lady from the National Capital Region was...
Tags: New York, Life, India, Brooklyn, Un, Food And Drink, Gurgaon, DLF, United Nations General Assembly, Far East, Lagan, Parsi, London Paris, National Capital Region, United Nations Foundation, Anahita


‘There is no gender in the kitchen, we are all equals’ – Chef Anahita Dhondy

Anahita Dhondy doesn’t like being called ‘female’ or ‘celebrity’ chef, though she fits both definitions. Over a couple of rushed phone calls and food orders, we talk to this 28-year-old on why there aren’t enough women chefs in India. By Devika Chitnis, yourstory.com The chef’s coat, hair tied back, shuffling pots and pans in a high-pressure kitchen and delegating tasks while making Mutton Dhansak at SodaBottleOpenerWala in Gurgaon, Anahita Dhondy is as close to the perfect definition of a che...
Tags: London, Instagram, Australia, Life, India, Food And Drink, Parsi, Le Cordon Bleu, Robin Sharma, Anahita, Bhubaneshwar, Anahita Dhondy, SodaBottleOpenerWala, Gary Mehigan, Devika Chitnis, Mutton Dhansak


A Declaration of Love to Garbicz Festival

photo: Ole Ukena For the past three years, my friend Anahita kept doting about Garbicz Festival. She kept telling me about its magical atmosphere, the friendly and open-hearted people, the heartfelt and detailed Katerblau-like decoration and colorfully dressed people. So, after all the gushing, this turned out to be her third year of Garbicz and, eventually, I called it my first! The Garbicz Festival exists for 5 years now and is a communal project brought to life by the party creators Bach...
Tags: Fashion, Festival, Poland, Party, Anna, Clubs, Julie, Anahita, Garbicz, Ole Ukena, Katerblau, Bachstelzen, Katerblau Holzmarkt These, Wiese Floor, Wald Floor, Lichtung


Ervard Xerxes V Dastur Elected as Trustee of the Bombay Parsi Panchayet

Parsi Khabar is happy to announce that our dear friend Ervard Xerxes V Dastur has won a very tight election for the lone seat of the Bombay Parsi Panchayet.  In a hotly contested election that became a two way race between him and Anahita Yezdi Desai, Xerxes won by over 90 votes. Image courtesy: Rayomand J. Patell The race was a hard fought one, with two very strong candidates who excelled in their own fields of expertise but also came with fundamental ideological differences. All elections br...
Tags: News, Life, Perth Australia, Parsi Khabar, BPP, Anahita, Sam Balsara, Dastur, Rayomand J Patell, Ervard Xerxes V Dastur, Anahita Yezdi Desai Xerxes


In BPP Election Several Parsis fear takeover of punchayet by chief and wife

BPP chairman’s wife is contesting for trustee’s post, raising prospects of husband-wife pair in control of the community’s largest trust. Ever since the Bombay Parsi Punchayet Trust adopted the universal franchise within the community in 2008, its elections have been dogged by controversy. It is no different this year, even though just one seat is up for grabs. Article by Tariq Engineer | Mumbai Mirror The election for that seat is scheduled on Sunday, and one of the contestants is Anahita Desa...
Tags: Life, Mumbai, Mehta, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, BPP, Yazdi, Anahita, Viraf, Dinshaw Mehta, Dastur, Parsiana, Anahita Desai, Xerxes Dastur, Bombay Parsi Punchayet Trust, Yazdi Desai Anahita, Bombay Parsi Punchayet BPP Anahita


Enthronement Ceremony of the Auspicious Dadgah at Della Towers in Mumbai

We are happy to share the official images and write up of the new Dadgah at Della Towers. The dadgah project was spearheaded by our dear friend, mentor and acclaimed designer Jimmy Mistry. Date: Thursday May 31st, 2018 Time: 5 to 7 pm Venue: Della Tower, Jame Jamshed Road, Dadar Parsi Colony, Mumbai 400014 Last evening Della Tower, Jimmy Mistry’s landmark building hosted over a thousand people of the city’s Zoroastrian community including Head Priests, Priests, religious scholars, trustees of th...
Tags: Life, India, Mumbai, Persepolis, Jimmy, Sousa, Parsi, Irani, Zenobia, Boman Irani, BPP, Parsi Irani, Vada Dasturji, Anahita, Fire Temple, Jimmy Mistry


Do Berliners Still Follow their Dreams?

When I was little, I thought that all things in life needed to follow a given structure. Like the mail that goes through the postal system, or like my big sister following her daily schedule for school. Similar to Pacman we move within a certain frame from A to B, as quickly and efficiently as trains on railroad tracks, with those few stops along the way, where we can either get off and  change trains or just carry on till the end. It’s safe, I learned. It’s comfortable. It seemed like this is ...
Tags: Fashion, Interview, Berlin, Future, People, Stories, Copenhagen, Dreams, Berk, Gulf Stream, Tabea, Babelsberg, Anahita, Antwerpen, Kaiserin Augustra Straße, Film University


Real-world ways to wear summer’s hottest fashion trends

The Post’s Anahita Moussavian and Johannah Masters style summer’s hottest runway trends two different ways — and share a few more fashion finds they’re excited about. Mixed florals Anahita: An array of florals can be tricky to pull off. They key? Avoid pieces that compete with one another. I love the romantic vibe of this...
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A Taste of Iran in Berlin: Sabzi & Coucou

Berlin is blessed with culinary delights of lands near and far. A mélange de tout, the Hauptstadt has something to offer to everyone. While the influence of Middle Eastern flavors is felt on every corner in form of Döners, Falafel, and kebabs, the Iranian cuisine is still heavily underrepresented. Few restaurants are trying to inject some of the exotic East into Germany’s beating heart and few people too. Among such people is Anahita, an Iranian girl whose  Sabzi and Coucou are bringing in the P...
Tags: Fashion, Germany, Restaurants, Berlin, Iran, Lunch, Healthy, Iranian, Deutsch, Mitte, Persian, Anahita, Hauptstadt


10 questions for Keith Jenkins – Interview number 50

Happy to feature ever smiling Keith Jenkins, a long time travel blogging friend who runs the price winning luxury travel blog Velvet Escape, for my 10 questions series. 1) Who Are you? I’m Keith Jenkins, the Founder & Publisher of the Velvet Escape luxury travel blog. In 2008, I left a ten-year investment banking career to travel the world. During my travels, the financial sector collapsed. Unable to find a job in banking after returning from my round-the-world trip, I started blogging a...
Tags: Hotels, New York Times, Italy, Amsterdam, Cape Town, Rio De Janeiro, Ecuador, Madrid, Galapagos Islands, Mauritius, Table Mountain, Emilia Romagna, Rotterdam, Keith, Bo Kaap, Roca


Experiencing the Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita

The first time I saw the Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita was from a helicopter tour during my first trip to Mauritius. Widely recognised as one of the most luxurious resorts in Mauritius, the Four Seasons Mauritius comprises 136 villas spread out across extensive grounds on the mainland as well... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Travel, Photography, Africa, Mauritius, Beach Holidays, Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Feature, Luxury Holidays, Anahita


Trial by fire: Women chefs and the challenges they face in kitchens

THE YOUNG BOSS: ‘I HAD TO DEMAND TO BE HEARD’ At 23, Delhi-born Anahita Dhondy took up her first job in a professional kitchen. Armed with a grand diplome from Le Cordon Bleu, London, she joined as chef manager, a title which put her at the top of the kitchen’s pecking order. It was also a title that would become one of her biggest challenges over the next three years. “Being young and a woman acted doubly against me,” says Dhondy. “I was seen as flippant, someone who would leave the kitchen in ...
Tags: Asia, London, Life, India, Food And Drink, Delhi, Mumbai, Hindustan Times, Singh, Parsi, Le Cordon Bleu, Irani, Anahita, Anahita Dhondy


Shaheen – “Anahita”

“Anahita”, new single by South Windsor, CT native Shaheen.  Song produced by Austin McGrady.
Tags: Singles, Shaheen, South Windsor, Anahita, South Windsor CT