A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

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Dear Community Members, For the forthcoming 1st July 2018 BPP Trustees election, we strongly recommend the candidature of Erv. Xerxes Vispi Dastur as the best by far among the five contesting candidates. We have all in our individual and professional capacity interacted and dealt with Xerxes Dastur on many occasions over the years. Xerxes has […]

COMMUNITY STALWART PHIROZE AMROLIWALLA ASKS CANDIDATES

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Readers must be aware that there are two main candidates Ms Anahita Desai, wife of present Chairman, Yazdi Desai & an independent Mr. Xerxes Dastur. Ms Anahita had contested in 2011 & lost against Mr Cama who was then supported by Mr. Dinshaw Mehta & Mr. Kersi Randeria as they both, on principle, were then opposed to the wife of a sitting trustee joining the BPP board. This time however Anahita is actively being promoted by her husband , the present Chairman Mr. Yazdi Desai , and also has the covert/overt support of trustee Mr. Randeria who controls the two Parsi weeklies.

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 […]