XYZ initiates “Each One, Feed One” Program

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An initiative to nourish the underprivileged children, Xtremely Young Zoroastrians’ (XYZ) Each One, Feed One’ program pledges to raise funds and provide meals to the underprivileged.  Conceptualized by Tehmurasp’s Titans (TT) volunteer, Yasmin Bhadha along with the team of XYZ Foundation the program will feed one mid-day meal to around five hundred children for a period of […]

HOMI ADAJANIA TO DIRECT HINDI MEDIUM SEQUEL STARRING IRRFAN KHAN

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Ever since Mirror reported that a sequel to Hindi Medium was in the works, with Irrfan Khan returning as Delhi-based businessman Raj Batra, but without Saket Chaudhary, speculations have been rife about who’d be handed the baton of the director. Now, Mirror has learnt Homi Adajania will take the quirky comedy franchise forward. Producer Dinesh […]

Prohibition of liquor is hypocrisy: Lord Bilimoria

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Panjim: It was an ambition and with humbleness Cobra beer could still sting the beer market with its entry. According to the founder and chairman of Cobra beer, Lord Karan Bilimoria, the combination of the two words – humble and ambitious – made his life ‘humbiciously easier’ against all odds.Cobra beer is not only brewed […]

123-Year-Old Udvada Railway Station To Be Spruced Up As Pilgrimage Destination

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The Parsi Holy Town’s Station, Which Was Repaired Following A Series Of Mid-Day Reports, To Now Get Air-Conditioned Waiting Rooms And Other Passenger-Friendly Amenities Udvada, the holiest Parsi town in the world, will finally get the railway station it deserves. Six months after Parsi museum caretaker Aspi Sepoy lost his legs in a railway accident here, […]

Pictures Of Zoroastrians Celebrating “Jashn-e Sadeh” In Yazd

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The central province of Yazd is home to a large population of Iranian Zoroastrians. This past Tuesday, they celebrated the annual mid-winter feast “Jashn-e Sadeh” by preparing a large bonfire (also known as Adur-Jashan, or Feast of fire). The annual festivity honors fire, the defeat of darkness/cold and signifies the coming of Spring. Published on The […]

Sparks fly in BPP over unpaid electricity bill

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Chairman’s decision to not pay bill of three buildings of Bhabha Sanatorium irks board members, who feel he shouldn’t have made that without consulting them. SPARKS have flown between board members of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) over non- payment — and subsequent payment — of an outstanding electricity bill of the Bhabha Sanatorium in […]

Parsees’ day sports event conducted by the Zoroastrian Club

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Secunderabad: The Parsees of the twin-cities usually meet up for Navroz- the Parsi New Year but the community members got together for a one-day sports event conducted by the Zoroastrian Club at the RRC Grounds on Sunday. About 200 members from different age groups participated in track and field events. The above 55 years category […]

Iran Jails Zoroastrian Iranian-American Art Dealer and Wife for ‘Espionage’

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Iran’s Revolutionary Court in Tehran has sentenced an Iranian-American man and his wife, both of whom are adherents to the ancient Zoroastrian faith, to 27 years and 16 years on charges of espionage and for being a Zoroastrian dual national. Iran does not recognize dual nationals. “The court has granted me the honor of being the first Iranian to […]

The grit, fun, and madness behind the chikoo farms of Indian Parsis

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As the legend goes, in the 7th century, when the first wave of Zoroastrians landed on the shores of western India, the local ruler Jadav Rana sent the leader of the group a glass of milk filled to the brim. “There is no place here,” was the cryptic message, “we are full.” The glass was […]

PARSIS LEFT IN DARKNESS

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The Below whatsapp message was making the rounds last evening: “Latest controversy of the BPP: Residents of three buildings in Bhabha Sanatorium have been living without electricity for the last 2 days.  On instructions of Chairman Yazdi Desai the electricity bill was deliberately not paid. This is Yazdi’s way of punishing these poor Parsis.  Try […]

TRUSTEES SQUABBLE OVER WASTE COMPOSTING AT DOONGERWADI

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After the failure of the Parsi community in re-aligning the Metro tunnel passing below Wadiaji Atashbehram as well as not getting commercial details of the Medanta Agreement executed by Parsi General Hospital, there has at last been a wave of community opposition to the hare-brained idea of defiling Doongerwadi by collecting garbage i.e.wet waste from […]

Amyra Dastur’s Telugu debut

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“On one fine morning, Manjula madam called me and narrated the story. She asked me if I was interested in working for a role which is now played by Tridha. She somehow thought that I would fit in the role Nithya. That’s how it went on,” said Amyra. Amyra Dastur, who has acted in Bollywood […]

Delhiwale: The Parsi ‘rest’ house

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Walking through any cemetery is bound to stir feelings. And perhaps even more so in this secluded graveyard in central Delhi that belongs to the rapidly dwindling Parsi community, descendants of a religiously persecuted people who sought refuge in India more than 1,000 years ago. Parsis adhere to the ancient Zoroastrian faith, with its own […]