‘Vacationing’ to reconnect with India’s Zoroastrian culture

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Farzad Irani, a physical therapist born and raised in New York, tucked into a plate of mutton dhansak and egg chutney pattice, happily reacquainting himself with Parsi cuisine as part of a 15-day trip through western India intended to stir up his connections to his ethnic and religious identity as a Zoroastrian. Irani had last […]

In Tata he trusts: NA Soonawala said to be keen on Noel Tata

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MUMBAI: The succession plan under way at the Tata Trusts, aimed at putting in place the next generation of guardians to the country’s biggest conglomerate, is being keenly watched. The Parsi community and others who follow the Tata Group closely are asking whether Noel Tata will be inducted on the board, ensuring that a member […]

The ‘gara’ goes mod

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Traditional Parsi embroidery finds contemporary expression with fresh motifs and colours while retaining its multicultural roots in the hands of textile designer Ashdeen Z. Lilaowala. For his most recent collection Vintage Tales, textile designer Ashdeen Z. Lilaowala has taken inspiration from old Parsi photographs. One of the standout saris in the collection borrows its motifs from […]

Parsis knock on politicians’ doors to save fire temples

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The next hearing in the Kalbadevi station case at the SC is scheduled for January 28. In the last hearing, the SC had directed MMRCL to submit a detailed affidavit regarding the timeline of the station construction After being turned down by the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court in connection with the tunnel […]

Bastion of Parsi fare

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Abad Wadia is the last word when it comes to Parsi food for weddings and Navjote ceremony Parsis’ love for food is unabiding. No matter what the time of the day – breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can always hear Parsis getting excited over any mention of food. Parsis, as a community, come together for […]

BPP PUBLIC NOTICE – AUCTION OF A 2RK FLAT IN DPC

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BPP is offering on Leave & License basis a 633 sq ft (2RK) flat on the 1st floor, Flat # 6, Bldg 667A, Dadar Parsi Colony. Prospective offerers are required to give their highest quantum of Donation  in excess of Rs. 1.5 crores. Auction will be held on Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 6pm at […]

Won’t Allow Toilet Behind Agiary, Say Parsis

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Will pollute water in the holy well inside Indawalla Agiary, they fear, while other locals protest its location next to a holy Peepul tree Following its tussle with the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) to save the Atash Behrams, the Parsi community is now up against the BMC in order to protect the sanctity […]

BPP Trustee Viraf Mehta comes out in support of Trustee Noshir Dadrawala on the allegations made against Chairman Yazdi Desai

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Dear Noshir, To answer the questions raised by you: 1. Are you as a trustee comfortable with the fact that without your knowledge and consent Chairman Mr. Yazdi Desai has unilaterally gone ahead and signed and registered a Leave and Licence agreement without your knowledge or approval? Yes or No? NO. Absolutely not comfortable. Just […]

Doongerwadi Needs Your Help, BPP Tells Parsi Community

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First phase of project, for which the Parsi community have been asked to contribute, will include road and room repairs along with increasing the green cover along compound wall The plan includes fixing potholes on the road that leads to the crematorium. Pic/Suresh Karkera After conducting minor repairs over the years, the Bombay Parsi Punchyet […]

Plea alleges discrimination at Parsi temple

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HC seeks Centre’s reply by April 11; temple practising system of apartheid: petition The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response of the Centre, police and the city government on a petition alleging that persons belonging to other races and religions were being discriminated against as they were being denied entry into the Parsi Fire […]

Jiyo Parsi Campaign: Senior Citizens To Be Rewarded For Babysitting

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Parzor Foundation announces financial incentives for Parsis As part of the third leg of the Jiyo Parsi campaign, which aims to arrest the dwindling Parsi population, the Parzor Foundation on Thursday announced several financial incentives for members of the community. Termed as Jiyo Parsi Care, the initiatives would encourage senior citizens to take care of […]