Homai Vyarawalla is the first woman press photographer of our country. Not many people know that some of the most iconic pictures that represent the history of modern India—pictures of Nehru, the first unfurling of the Indian flag in free India, early photographs of Indira Gandhi—were all taken by this frail woman who defied her time and place not with fiery polemics and political rallying, but by simply doing what she wanted to do—take pictures.
Monthly Archives: March 2011
- Signed copy of PARSIS, The Zoroastrians of India (by Sooni Taraporevala) and DVD of Little Zizou
- Restaurant gift certificate and cooking classes from Chef Jehangir Mehta
- Roundtrip tickets to India
- A signed copy of Nina Godiwalla’s new book, Suits: A Woman on Wall Street
- A signed set of four books, authored by Rohinton Mistry
- Diamond earrings
- Make-up and beauty product gift baskets
- Fresh, homemade Parsi snacks and even a full catered Parsi dinner
- And much more
Welcome to QldParsi.webs.com
A community based website for the Parsees of Queensland (QLD), Australia.
The Parsees of Queensland have mainly settled in the city of Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. There are currently, about 40+ families (approximate number) as of the year 2011. The head count is a little over 100 and growing each year!
We are a friendly group of families who have fun and satisfaction meeting up with other Parsees at Navroze, Parsi New Year and other functions
We hope that you have a chance to come and meet us all in sunny Queensland. (sunny most of the time!)
Do enjoy your visit on this website!
First Whole Genome Sequencing of Parsi Breast Cancer Patient Completed
All genetic variants linked to the disease can be identified by employing whole-genome sequencing of affected individuals
Avesthagen, a leading knowledge based life sciences company pioneering the convergence between food, pharma and population genetics, has recently announced the completion of whole genome sequence of a Parsi breast cancer patient. Employing whole-genome sequencing of affected individuals all genetic variants linked to the disease can be identified.
Dr. Anna Collar of the Ancient India and Iran Trust at Cambridge has written about her recent overland trip which took her to many of major archaeological sites in Eastern Europe/Near East/Central Asia as part of the 2010 Mongol Rally. The writeup, on the website of the journal Antiquity, includes bits on Persepolis and Merv.
Ph.D. Candidate, Modern South Asia
Department of History
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