Here is an Hilarious article from the Times of India , Aug 12, 2010, 12.00am IST writen by Bachi Karkaria.
When Apro Ratan goes, can doom be far behind?
Bomsie surveyed the pall of gloom which hung over Mumbai’s Dadar Parsi Colony. “Eh, Kawsie,” he said, “Soo thayech soo, sala? Wotthehell is happening? Why are all the bawajis going around with faces longer than a college admission queue when our new year is just a week away? Have all the stocks of festive ‘ravo’ been infested with worms? Has Central Bank gone bankrupt? Has ivory-shouldered Ava, the drool of every Parsi dude, run off with some maka-pao, miya or Madrasi?”
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Courtesy : Cy Bulsara
What a hilarious combination ! Must Watch Pakistan-Bawa Humor !
The guy playing the Parsee is Moin Akhtar, the legendary Pakistani actor.
This article appeared in The Tribune, Chandigarh, on the 6th of Jan 2010.
We all are intrigued by the Parsi names.
OK tata bye-bye
by Pushi Chowdhry
While most surnames in India reflect caste and lineage, the Parsis had a delightfully modern streak having landed without caste, history and context, theyy created identities through professions and urban streets.
Read on to bring a smile … click here…. Parsi Surnames_intrigued
Courtesy : Dara Acidwalla
Parsi Colonies Never Sleep
After the British colonies, still left are the Parsi colonies, on which the sun never sets!
Because at 2 am old ladies are chasing stray dogs with sticks,
at 3 am somebody’s TV is loud enough to keep the watchmen awake,
at 4 am the granny’s wake up to pee,
at 5 am the doodhwala comes from ‘parsi’ dairy farm
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by Aban Bana
There was a time when Parsis were praised by all other communities in Mumbai for their genteel ways and impeccable manners. The Parsis were synonymous with good breeding and fine etiquette. But the times, they are a changing. Yes they are, and I can give you a few examples to support my statement. Please read on…
Let us begin with our places of worship, our Agiaries and Atash Behrams. You are in a Fire Temple, waiting to bow down and put your head on the “Kebla” in front of the Holy Fire and offer your sandalwood. The person in front of you is taking at least fifteen minutes for the entire procedure, but that is alright, you don’t mind, after all we all have our prayers to offer. What is surprising is that once that person has finished with the bowing and has stood up again, he/she does not budge from the doorway! So either you creep into a small space that is still open and squeeze your forehead onto the kebla, or you gently request that person to please move aside, if only just a little bit, please? But that means breaking your prayers. What a dilemma! Continue reading Parsi Manners
Iranian hospitality attack
A survival guide for the non-Iranian traveler
By Hamid Taghavi
March 20, 1998
Beware! Forget about all the xenophobic, anti-Iranian propaganda dominating the media.What they say about terrorism and your life being in danger in Iran is absolute hogwash (I have no idea what that word means, but I like the sound of it: hogwash…). If anything, all that Iranians can be accused of is excessive hospitality. So, when traveling to Iran, beware of innocent looking situations which could turn into the experience of your life. Kind of like walking into The Twilight Zone.
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