Two Nawshirs

By a most auspicious and rare conjunction of the stars, Parsiana’s December 7-20, 2023 issue has become a prized, collectors’ number. It has letters to the editor by the only two people on earth (readers, sharp intake of breath to accompany an amazed expression, please) who spell their names correctly — Nawshir. What an amazing coincidence! The other Nawshir, a Khurody, is my first cousin, once removed. And in it there lies a tale: at birth I was named Rustom, according to the stars. But nobody seems to have asked my father, Hoshang, about it. He did not like the name.......

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