Transparency and professionalism the need of the hour

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The concerns of the beneficiaries today are two-fold. Firstly, the fact that the present Board’s manner of functioning lacks transparency and secondly, the lack of a professional approach by the Board. I, too, share the same concerns, and in order to bring out about this change, I chose to contest the BPP elections. I have […]

BIG BPP BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU

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The BPP, a charitable trust deals in issues of housing and financial welfare schemes for the poor, needy, ailing and aged. Trustees of the BPP have a lot of discretionary powers. They, in their selective wisdom decide who is ‘deserving’ and who is not. They decide who needs to be ‘punished or reprimanded’ for speaking […]

Parsis oppose toilet block near Girgaum fire temple

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Vow to move court if BMC does not scrap proposal After its fight to protect two fire temples from tunnelling for Metro 3, the Parsi community has taken up the task to save another fire temple: the Dadiseth Atash Behram in Fanaswadi in Girgaum. The community is worried about the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) proposal […]

BPP Trustee Candidate: Xerxes Dastur In Conversation

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On the sidelines of the 11th World Zoroastrian Congress 2018 in Perth Australia, Parsi Khabar had an opportunity to catch up with Ervard Xerxes Dastur who is contesting the BPP Trustee election for the single seat. In an impromptu and candid interview Xerxes answers a myriad of questions on a variety of issues. Published on […]

We can make comprehensive healthcare for seniors a reality

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The last few days have been extremely unfortunate as the trustees of the BPP had decided to change the election centres away from colonies which would cause lot of inconvenience to our aged voters, especially during the rainy season. With great fervour and after lot of deliberation it must be commended that the BPP has […]

No Metro digging beyond fire temple limits till March 2019

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High Court adjourns Parsi community’s case to next year citing shortage of time The Parsi community, rallying to protect two fire temples from tunnelling work for the underground Mumbai Metro 3, got some relief on Thursday. The Bombay High Court has adjourned the hearing in the case to March 3 next year citing paucity of […]

FORGET THE POLLS! UNITY COMES FIRST

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BPP polls are round the corner. However what is of more important than any poll is the urgent need to stand united against the proposed Metro Line under the H.B. Wadia Atash Behram and the Zarthosti Anjuman Atash Behram.

Parsis vow to fight Mumbai Metro to save fire temples

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Parsis say the Mumbai Metro Line 3 under Princess Street in Colaba would desecrate two of their fire temples and possibly dry up the wells in their premises. Mumbai: As Mumbai Metro’s tunnel boring machines drill beneath and approach South Mumbai’s Princess Street, the city’s Parsi community that has created some of India’s best-known businessmen and […]

PEPPING UP PARSI THEATRE

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The men behind Silly Point Productions, which turns 10 this year, on bringing freshness to Parsi-Gujarati plays, and their latest production which premieres tonight. Silly Point Productions staged its first Parsi-Gujarati play in 2012. Screwala No Dhilo Screw was an adaptation of their English play, Rusty Screws, and when it was staged on Navroze, people […]