Sat 25th Jan …. ALL Roads lead to Rustom Baug

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Star attraction Actor Jim Sarbh and VJ Benafsha Soonawalla Multi-Cuisine Food Stalls, Fashion PoP-Upstalls, Kids Creative Corner. Singers line-up: Shanaya Boyce, Khurshed Mogrelia, Hushad Khan, Sarosh Sidhwa Dance performance by “Dance-out” group Burzin Engineer and team.

6 Parsi families asked to leave community housing

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Six families from a building at Goregaon, which is owned by a Parsi community trust, have challenged an eviction summon issued against them. The development comes after five families from the Seth Cowasji Dhunjishaw Baug were asked to vacate their houses last year. One-and-a-half month ago, similar notice was served to six more families; who […]

Only 1 of 4 sanatoriums open, Parsis seek revival of heritage bldgs

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With just one of the four Parsi sanatoriums in the city — built by philanthropists towards the end of 19th or early 20th century — surviving, members of the community have demanded that these heritage buildings be revived, and not be sold off to builders. According to Marzban Giara, a Parsi historian, the four sanatoriums […]

The ‘Land of Fire’ has been burning for 4,000 years

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“This fireplace has burned 4,000 years and by no means stopped,” says Aliyeva Rahila. “Even the rain coming right here, snow, wind — it by no means stops burning.” Forward, tall flames dance restlessly throughout a 10-meter stretch of hillside, making a sizzling day even hotter. That is Yanar Dag — that means “burning mountainside” […]

Restored fire temple opened

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Almost a year after a high priest from the Zoroastrian community had suggested that Godavara Agiary, also known as Gamadia Agiary, should be shut and the fire should be moved to some other location, the Grade II-A heritage structure at Fort was restored and opened to the community on Tuesday. The statement had come in […]

Parsi housing colony leads the way in waste segregation

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Godrej Baug, a Parsi housing colony at Malabar Hill, has been awarded a certificate under the Swachh Bharat Mission for effectively reducing its waste by segregating and recycling it. The colony, managed by the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP), has been composting its kitchen and floral waste while segregating recyclable materials like paper, metal, glass and […]

Govt bats to retain Parsi jury system to protect customs

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NEW DELHI: After enacting a law to make triple talaq a punishable offence, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that jury system to adjudicate matrimonial disputes, including divorce and child custody, through a jury system needed to be retained for the Parsi community. In response to a Parsi woman’s petition challenging several provisions […]

In a shrinking community, one Parsi family chooses Pakistan

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When entering Parsi Colony, the historic architecture of airy mansions with sprawling lawns and large balconies surrounds visitors. Yet there is an eerie silence in the clean, gated enclave. Most of the lofty houses lie empty. Karachi’s once-vibrant Parsi community has shrunk considerably. There is one family, though, that has been living here since 1926 […]