Coronavirus Epidemic Hits Iran’s Small Zoroastrian Community Very Hard

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The Chairman of Iran’s Society of Zoroastrians has said that coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the small Zoroastrian community in Yazd very hard with a fatality rate much higher than the general population. In a tweet on Tuesday Sepanta Niknam who is also a former representative of Zoroastrians in Iran’s Parliament said the community accounts for […]

BPP Installs DIRECT HELP LINE For Community Members

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Dear Community Members, Given the difficult times the world is currently going through with the fatal danger that the dreaded COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) poses to the country in general, and our aging community in particular, the BPP is taking several steps to proactively, positively and effectively address the issues faced by our community members. Our […]

Ratan Tata takes to Instagram to find a home for a stray dog

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The Chairman Emeritus of Tata Group, Ratan Tata, posted a picture of an abandoned dog on his Instagram account in hopes of finding her a loving family. Since time immemorial, pets were always found in households. Over time, people have been putting extra effort into finding a home for these four-legged animals. According to a […]

Daughter Of Dentist Killed In BDL Lift Mishap Gets BMC Job

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Ten months after Dr Arnavaz Havewala was killed in an accident at the Bhau Daji Lad museum, her daughter posted as house officer in the dental department at Sion hospital After a long wait of almost 10 months, the family of noted dentist Dr Arnavaz Havewala, who died after sustaining severe injuries in an accident […]

House Mafia secured Rs 12 Cr from Adar Poonawalla

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Mumbai based cookie chain Sweetish House Mafia has now secured INR 12 crore from the Indian Billionaire and CEO of Serum Institute Adar Poonawalla Investment Banking firm under the Ashika Capital Limited, Ashika group, facilitated the funding. Mihir Mehta, Senior Vice President, Ashika Capital Limited, said, “Sweetish House Mafia has the status of an iconic […]

Manisha Koirala is a Parsi mom avatar in ‘Maska’

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Actress Manisha Koirala will be seen in the role of an archetypal Parsi mother in the Netflix original film “Maska”. She says her character tries to preserve the heritage of the Parsi culture. The first look of her character, named Diana, from “Maska” was released on Friday. Talking about her role, Manisha said “I am […]

March 17, 2020: BPP Board Meeting Cancelled

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Taking into account the heightened precautions being taken to contain and treat the Coronavirus, the BPP has Cancelled its Public Meeting today. As of now, the next Public Meeting of the BPP will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. If the situation worsens and further meetings need to be rescheduled, we shall inform you […]

A street in London has been named after Freddie Mercury

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A quiet corner of south-west London has been named Freddie Mercury close in memory of the famous Indian-origin singer-songwriter who lived in the area with his family.   A quiet corner of south-west London has been named Freddie Mercury Close in memory of the famous Indian-origin singer-songwriter who lived in the area with his family. […]

Veteran Sidhwa receives Parsi Gymkhana honour

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Dubai: The UAE veteran cricketer Freddy Sidhwa has been conferred with the highest honour by Parsi Gymkhana in Mumbai by presenting him with honorary life-membership of the world’s oldest Gymkhana which was founded in 1884. Septuagenarian Freddy, who still regularly wins man of the match awards, inspires everyone with his fitness and passion for the […]

Tata Parsi School celebrate 181st birth anniversary of Jamsetji Tata

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‘Wealth came to him in full measure, but he remained to the last what he was in nature, a simple modest gentleman, seeking neither title nor place, and loving with love that knew no bounds the land that gave him birth.’ — Sir Lawrence Jenkins (Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, 1905) These words summarize […]

Ratan Tata to head Mumbai University’s first advisory council

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MUMBAI: Industrialist Ratan Tata was nominated as the chairman of Mumbai University’s first Advisory Council by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The council is expected to advise the vice-chancellor in academic research and development, administration and governance. It will also monitor the working of the university and provide critical analysis from time to time. Eminent nuclear […]

Atashgah: A hillside Zoroastrian fire temple in Isfahan

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TEHRAN – Though Iran is a Muslim-majority country, it is home to ancient Zoroastrian sites still retaining otherworldly charm. Isfahan’s Atashgah is one of those which is situated on a mountain of the same name in western site of the central Iranian city. Experts say the fire temple dates back Sassanid era (224–651). From architectural […]

Parsis divided over use of ceramic tiles in fire temple

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Members of the Mumbai’s Parsi-Zoroastrian community has questioned the use of ceramic tiles during the restoration of a heritage-listed fire temple in Dhobhi Talao. The fire temple, Atash Behram, which is one of the holiest Zoroastrian shrines, is undergoing maintenance and renovation work. However, the contractor in question has replaced the old tiles and lime […]