Netflix’s Yeh Ballet trailer traces two Mumbai boys’ journey to become renowned dancers in Sooni Taraporevala’s film

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Netflix has dropped the trailer of Yeh Ballet, a coming-of-age story directed by Sooni Taraporevala. Yeh Ballet is inspired by the true story of two boys from humble backgrounds in Mumbai, who triumph over their circumstances, and make their way to prestigious international ballet schools. The film features two dancers, Nishu (Manish Chuhan), the winner of a dance […]

ZYNG 2.0 – Super & Vintage Bikes Rally

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View this post on Instagram Shout out to all owners of Super & Vintage Bikes to be a part of this Zoroastrian Bike Rally on Sunday, 23rd February in memory of those we have lost too soon and uniting for the road safety cause. Bike Ride Route: Parsi Gymkhana – Worli Sea Face – Bandra […]

IMC organises Sarosh Zaiwalla’s book launch

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Ashis Ray, Indian Foreign correspondent based in London who is been serving in BBC , ITN, Times of India moderated the session along with Special Guest Jimmy Pochkhanawala, Senior Counsel, Supreme Court of India. Zaiwalla is a Parsi lawyer from Dahanu and Mumbai. He studied in St. Xavier’s High School, Bombay, studied his law and […]

Digital Zoroastrian at the British Library

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The British Library is fortunate in having an unparalled collection of over 100 Zoroastrian works ranging from the oldest, the ninth century Ashem Vohu prayer written in Sogdian script discovered by Aurel Stein in Central Asia in 1907, to, most recently, manuscripts collected especially for the Royal Society in London during the late-nineteenth century. Although […]

Jamshed Nusserwanjee’s 134th birth anniversary celebrated

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KARACHI: The 134th birth anniversary of Jamshed Nusserwanjee Mehta (born on Jan 7, 1886), the first mayor of Karachi, was celebrated by the Karachi Theosophical Society at the Jamshed Memorial Hall on Sunday. Dr Prof Dr Riaz Shaikh, dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education Department at Szabist, said that Nusserwanjee took ownership of Karachi. […]

Ancient festival of mid-winter observed by Zoroastrians across Iran

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Same ceremonies were also held by followers of the Zoroastrian faith in several other cities across the country, including Tehran, Shiraz, and Kerman. Narratives say that the festivity is to remember the mythical discovery of fire. That’s why they set fire to a big pile of wood when the event reaches its climax. The origins […]

The BuzZYNG Flea (launch event of ZYNG2.0) at Rustom Baug on 25th January

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For Zoroastrians, all roads led to Rustom Baug on the 25th of January for The BuzZYNG Flea, the launch event of ZYNG 2.0 (Zoroastrian Youth for the Next Generation), in a hip and happening new avatar. On Saturday evening, Zoroastrians of all age groups witnessed a complete makeover of the sprawling Rustom Baug Ground with […]

With 230 babies, ‘Jiyo Parsi’ brings cheers

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“230 and counting…” – that is the number of children born to Parsi couples since 2014, who benefitted from the Centre’s ‘Jiyo Parsi’ scheme, aimed at arresting a sharp decline in the community’s numbers. The scheme took off in 2013-14 as an urgent response to the 2011 census data that pitched the Parsi population at […]

The enduring legacy of Mrs Dhun Bagli and Parsi community

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Mrs Dhun Bagli has been more than just a pillar of her Parsi community, she’s practically an institution. Under her aegis, the Dharamshala at Delhi’s Parsi Anjuman became a favourite haunt of foodies of every stripe. Taking forward that legacy today is Benaifer Bagli, who is curating a culinary showcase of the Bagli family’s favourite […]

Parsi groups to form trust to fund agiaries, poor members

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In a meeting held last week, office bearers of various Parsi groups decided that a new trust, Global council of Zoroastrians Trust, will be formed to facilitate funding from community members living abroad for upkeep of agiaries and for educating and alleviating poverty among fellow Parsi-Zoroastrian and Irani members. The development comes after a deal, […]

Calling All Parsi Artistes

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A talent show is inviting members of the little but animated community to get up on stage Look around at events in the city and chances are that you will find a Parsi or two, in every art community. From theatre practitioners to dancers and musicians, the small but significantly arts-inclined community has steadily made […]