Miron Shroff gets awarded ‘Mumbai’s brightest young minds’

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Once a year Hindustan Times celebrates Mumbai’s Brightest Young minds . This year 207 schools with 77,800 students participated from Class 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10. We are proud to announce that our very own Miron Shroff from Cyrus ‘Superstars is one of the 60 students who received this award . He studies in […]

Zarathustra’s message seems to have impressed the Greeks: Professor Kreyenbroek

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TEHRAN – “Zoroastrianism” as one of the oldest religions still in existence and probably the world’s first monotheistic faith, had been the state religion of three Persian dynasties, while shaped one of the ancient world’s largest empires—the mighty Persia Empire, before the Muslim conquest of Persia in the seventh century A.D. Although it was the […]

Zoroastrianism’s Impact On Western Thought And World Religions

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Zoroastrianism, as one of the oldest religions still in existence and probably the world’s first monotheistic faith, had been the state religion of three Persian dynasties, while shaped one of the ancient world’s largest empires—the mighty Persia Empire, before the Muslim conquest of Persia in the seventh century A.D. Although it was the dominant religion […]

Sale to non-Parsi stokes society’s 25-yr legal battle to expel member

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AHMEDABAD: A cooperative housing society formed exclusively for Parsi community members in Sanjan town of south Gujarat has been fighting a legal battle for more than 25 years to expel a member. The main grouse against the member, fellow Parsi E E Sabawala, being that he sold society’s property to non-Parsi people. The dispute erupted […]

Supreme Court permits MMRCL to continue Metro work under Parsi temples in Mumbai’s Kalbadevi

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Rejecting the demand of the four Parsi petitioners to stop construction work of the Mumbai underground metro on religious grounds, the Supreme Court said, “Two high priest of your community have said that construction will not impact on the fire temple… the MMRCL is maintaining distance from the wells…which could be contaminated.” The Supreme Court […]

Tower of Silence For Parsi Funerals Can Be Built in Texas

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Traditional Zoroastrian funerals require stone structures called Dakhmas — “Towers of Silence” — on which corpses are eaten by buzzards, because the Zoroastrian holy text bans other funeral methods. Excarnatory funeral practices are classified as criminal “Abuse of Corpse” by many state statutes and constitute a misdemeanor to felony offense, thus making traditional Zoroastrian funerals […]

Farokh Engineer feels hurt at not getting CK Nayudu award

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MUMBAI: Former India stumper Farokh Engineer on Tuesday expressed disappointment over not getting the coveted Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the BCCI. The 80-year-old former cricketer made public his displeasure on not getting the honour during a media meet held here to announce the second edition of ‘1186 Trophy’. English cricket county […]

Hema Singh: Up and close with the queen of Parsi theatre

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The recipient of the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Acting (2017), Hema Singh is a renowned actor and Associate Professor at the National School of Drama Her loud baritone and chaste Hindustani dialect, with a dash of powerful theatrical voice modulation match perfectly with her strong physical appearance on the stage as well as […]

Savouring A Special Lagan Nu Bhonu By Bawi Bride At Bombay Vintage

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We’ve tucked into a hearty meal at Bombay Vintage quite a few times and are fans of their Crab Ghee Roast. So when they announced a month-long wedding feast menu, ‘Lagan Nu Bhonu’ featuring spectacular delights from the Parsi cuisine, we simply had to visit. Curated with lots of love, dry fruits and ghee, Bawi Bride aka […]

Follow the law, Parsi activist tells Medanta

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Zoru Bathena writes to hospital group chief on legality of deal with B.D. Petit Parsee General Hospital A Parsi community member and activist has written to Medanta Group’s Dr. Naresh Trehan saying if his intentions to run a hospital inside the premises of B.D. Petit Parsee General Hospital (PGH) are noble, he must follow the […]

Gujarat’s Arzan Nagwaswalla keeps Parsi legacy alive in cricket

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Parsis have played an important part in Indian cricket history. Parsis were the first Indian side to visit England in 1886. And around 12 Parsis, such as Farrokh Engineer, Polly Umrigar, Nari Contractor, have played for the Indian cricket teams over the years. The last big name being India women’s captain Diana Edulji. There still […]

Three books on Tata Group launched in its 150th year, at Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest

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In the 150th year of the Tata Group, three independently written books on the Group are being published. The books – ‘The Tata Group: From torchbearers to trailblazers’, ‘The Tata Saga’, and ‘Titan: Inside India’s Most Successful Consumer Brand’ – featuring interesting insights, case studies and success stories as also challenges faced by the Group, were launched today […]