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“When I entered I got the aroma of jasmine flowers. So I told my mum, we’ll dry a batch of jasmine and put it in a bottle to use in gin cocktails the next time we have a party.”
For publishing companies, cookbooks are a regular ingredient in the year’s mix. But whipping up a smorgasbord of stories, history and recipes has almost become a formula, with not much effort being put into innovating on firm.
A forthcoming book by chef Anahita Dhondy, who’s all of 25, may change that. To be published by HarperCollins, the book is closer to the novel (and film) Like Water for Chocolate, in which the young heroine turns to cooking when her mother forbids her to marry the man she loves.
Of course, it’s still a cookbook, made all the more poignant by the fact that less than 70,000 Parsis remain in India. And the recipes, obviously, are from the family vaults. “Handwritten recipes get handed over one generation to another, but food runs in every bawa’s blood. It’s always about what the next meal is going to be.”
We try to wear
What’s in fashion
Regardless of where
India Korea China
Phillipines or Bangladesh
Labourers sweat on
Pennies a day
Toiling away from
Sunrise to setting of sun
In harsh ill-ventilated conditions
On making clothes
So that we look
Primp & proper everyday!
They work their fingers
To the bone
Sweat covering rest
Of the body
Inhaling stale dirty air
Day in day out
So that their loved ones
Cannot breakfast lunch
Or dinner do without
Innocent lives were lost
Some even lost their precious limbs
So we can shop from
High end stores!!!
Greed is our form of sin
The more one has
The more one wants
In these circumstances
It’s the innocent victims
Unaware were caught
Our children are
Well fed well clad
With no care
In the world
The thought of
Poor innocent children
Running around hungry & bare!
“My Mother Used to Say”–Great gift for Mother’s Day
Parsi and Persian Quotations and Vignettes
of their Inimitable Language and Lifestyle
Roshan Rohinton Rivetna and Dinaz Kutar Rogers
Illustrations by Kaizin Pooniwala
Hardcover, published by FEZANA, 2015.
$10+shipping (Shipping in USA: $4 for the first book plus 50c for each additional book)
To order contact FEZANA Office, Zenobia Damania, firstname.lastname@example.org
or purchase at fezana.org
This delightful compilation captures and records — lest future generations growing up in the West forget — priceless heirlooms, including over 1000 Parsi and Persian quotations and fun phrases to timeless words of wisdom, ingenious home remedies for all ailments, and nostalgic memories of growing up in Parsi ‘baugs.’ It is a great way to remind and regale those who grew up on the Indian subcontinent and Iran about a part of their heritage they left behind. New generations born and raised in the Western Diaspora will be enlightened and entertained, and all readers will appreciate the wisdom our parents and grandparents dispensed in their own incomparable way.
Finally some one has recognized the truth and called the spade a spade.
In the month of February I noticed that the ancient Mazdayasni calendar was recognized as the most perfect calendar that needs NO correction for 110,000 years but they had called it the Iranian Hijiri calendar.
please NOTE: Spring has 92.8 days Summer has 93.6 days Autumn has 89.9 days and Winter has 88.9 days.
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It wasn’t easy trading her stellar grades in finance for a role in communications. Khushnooma Kapadia’s passion for marketing and media led her to abruptly switch (all for good reason as she would later discover) from an outperforming job at Arthur Anderson to a career in hospitality. As the marketing head of Marriott India, her journey has been rewarding and complete with surprises at every bend.
When she interviewed for the job at Marriott, she was four months pregnant and nearly certain she wouldn’t get it. Witty and focussed, Khushnooma holds to her credit the successful launch and running of 20 out of 23 Marriot Hotels across India.
She speaks with Divya Mody about being career woman, the challenges she faced and the choices that shaped who she is today.
FROM THE LEGAL ARCHIVES
by Soli J. Sorabjee Cite as : (2003) 4 SCC (Jour) 33
On 16-1-1920 was born a child in Bombay whom his parents christened Nanabhoy. It was not an earth-shattering event at that time. In later years, he was known as Nani Palkhivala—a household name, not only amongst lawyers, but throughout the length and breadth of our country. What was the constitution of this man who became an authority and a guardian of our Constitution in later years? What was his background?
Physically he was not impressive. A young, slim boy measuring about 5 feet 7 inches in height and not having many kilos to carry. Nani Palkhivala was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He hailed from a humble Parsi middle-class working family. His ancestors were in the profession of making and fixing “palkhis,” namely, palanquins, to be fitted to horse carriages of those times. Hence the surname Palkhivala, which like many Parsi surnames, is associated with a particular calling or profession.
Nani Palkhivala’s schooling was in Master’s Tutorial High School in Bombay. He was a brilliant student and did extremely well despite his initial handicap of stammering which he overcame by sheer willpower. After matriculation he joined St. Xavier’s College, Bombay and completed his MA in English Literature. In younger days, he did take to music and played the violin reasonably well. But the spell of Apollo was short-lived. Music was not one of his passions in later life.