1971 war hero Squadron Leader Parvez Jamasji no more

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Jamasji, who used a walking stick due to the injuries he sustained as a helicopter pilot while conducting heli-borne operations during the war, is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter. Squadron Leader Parvez Jamasji (retd), who was awarded the Vir Chakra for gallantry during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, has died, family sources said. […]

Field Marshal Manekshaw remembered on 12th death anniversary

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The Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington, organised a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the 12th death anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw on Saturday. Lt. Gen. Y.V.K. Mohan, Commandant of DSSC, Wellington, laid the wreath at the final resting place of the former Chief of the Army Staff at the Parsi Zoroastrian Cemetery in Udhagamandalam, […]

‘Call of Duty’ Saturday Night for Parsi Youth

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‘Call of Duty’ Saturday Night for Parsi Youth ~ ZYNG 2.0 successfully brought together the COD players in the Parsi Community, India and Abroad After receiving tremendous response from Parsi Youth for the ‘Lockdown 2020 PUBG Night’, ZYNG 2.0 (Zoroastrian Youth for Next Generation) did not want the Call of Duty Players in our Parsi […]

ZARIR M BHATHENA PASSES AWAY

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Sad news. Our sitting BPP Trustee Mr.Zarir Bhatena passed away Zarir Bhathena was a man of few words, but when he would speak, everyone would listen to whatever he had to say. And, whatever he had to say would always be concise, correct and candid. He never minced words and while he was kind, generous […]

Lockdown 2020 Treasure Hunt On Sunday 28th June

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~ It’s time to get together with your close ones and find the treasure… Zoroastrian Youth for Next Generation (ZYNG 2.0) in collaboration with Adventure Education Tours (Mumbai) Pvt. Ltd. invites Zoroastrians to gather their Family/Cousins/Friends for a unique and enthralling treasure hunt experience, indoors and from their respective homes. What: Lockdown 2020 Treasure Hunt […]

The benevolent businessmen from Aden

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The Cowasjee Dinshaw Collection of the Adenwalla Archive reveals rare records of a family of merchant-princes, last of the philanthropic Bombay sethias, who fronted the golden age of Parsis in Aden They were the uncrowned kings of Aden in an age of Empire. Tempering entrepreneurial acumen with gentle philanthropy, Cowasjee Dinshaw (1827-1900) and his heirs […]

Dadabhai Naoroji: A new life for the grand old man of India

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Dinyar Patel’s biography of the politician shines a light on his multifaceted career, especially his campaign to be elected to the British parliament Dadabhai Naoroji reached Bombay (now Mumbai) from London on the afternoon of 3 December 1893. An estimated half a million people thronged the streets to welcome him. Over a year ago, in […]

Suicide, a preventable cause of death

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Written by Aviva Parvez Damania India has the highest rate of death by suicide in the South-East Asia region at 16.5 suicides per 100,000 people (2016). Actor Sushant Singh Rajput losing his life to suicide just goes to show that contrary to the popular belief, success, fame and the like are not determinants of good mental health. […]

Have You Been to Navsari, One of the Oldest Parsi Settlements in India?

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Sanjan, the port-city of ancient Gujarat, where the Zoroastrian community first sought shelter in the 8th century and Udvada, the town where the holy fire Iranshah is enshrined, draw a lot of visitors who are keen to learn about the community. But Navsari, the city which sheltered the Iranshah holy fire for over two centuries and […]