Dr Meher Engineer

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TRIBUTE When West Bengal was in the throes of the 2019 parliamentary election campaign, noted scientist, social worker and leading associate of popular movements, Dr Meher Engineer, 80, breathed his last in Kolkata’s ‘Parsi Old Age Home’ on April 24. He was the former head of the Bose Institute, one of the premier scientific institutions […]

Cama Baug marks 150-year anniversary with prayers

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Members of the Parsi community come together to reminisce and share a meal. Last month Cama Baug, which also houses the oldest agiary in Mumbai, completed 150 years. The anniversary was celebrated with prayers and a dinner within the complex. For some of the old-timers and traditional Parsis, the Baug is a symbol of union, […]

Vada Dasturji Jamasp Asa Passes Away

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The high priest of the community, Vada Dastur Saheb Kaikhusroo Dastur Minocher Jamasp Asa, of the 124-year-old Anjumana Atash Behram at Dhobitalao, completed 60 plus years of Dasturship (high priesthood). Vada Dasturji Kaikhusroo is the first priest of the community in Mumbai to complete such a long tenure.

Chennai’s Parsi community looks back on its ties with the metropolis

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The city’s Royapuram fire temple stands on the brink of turning 110 In Royapuram, heavy with humidity and the sharp tang of sea salt, stands a white building that has sheltered an undying flame for over a century now. Below its balustrade-lined terrace are engraved the atash (holy fire) and the farohar (winged symbol of the faith). Its four […]

The Parsi burial ground is a sign of Pindi’s rich heritage

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* On Murree Road, in the heart of the city, a lane leads towards a heavy iron gate that opens out on an era of Parsi history It is a sweltering morning of June 1947. Weeks after vicious communal riots in Rawalpindi, Parsis are proffering teary-eyed goodbye to their home, Rawalpindi – standing amid Parsi […]

‘TWO DECADES FROM NOW, PAKISTAN WILL HAVE NO PARSIS’

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Just before sunset, five elderly men leave their homes in the Cyrus Minwalla Colony, the oldest settlement of Karachi’s Parsis, and sit themselves down on cement benches placed alongside a pavement. None of them get into a conversation: two of them read the day’s newspapers, two others seem lost in thought, and the fifth stares […]

PREMA reign in Spain as Daruvala dominates Race 2

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Jehan Daruvala made it back-to-back wins for PREMA Racing in Spain, after an eventful FIA Formula 3 Race 2 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, finishing on top after a dominant drive ahead of Hitech Grand Prix’s Jüri Vips and Niko Kari of Trident. The temperature was a mild 17 degrees, but things quickly heated up […]

Congratulations to newly ordained navar

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Ervad Farzan Mehernosh Rabadi, aged 9; son of Mrs. Dilkhush and Ervad Mehernosh Nariman Rabadi. Ordained as priest on April 28th  Roj Daepmeher Mah Adar from Sethna Agiary under Ervad saheb Khushravi Palia.”

Chairman, trustees in battle over BPP’s place in all-India Parsi body

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Yazdi Desai’s idea of keeping BPP out of the Federation of Parsi Zoroastrian Anjumans of India’s affairs led to a heated exchange of words between trustees. With the tension between the trustees of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) growing over the past couple of months, an ‘extraordinary general meeting’ of the members of the Federation […]

A Bid to Maintain One of the World’s Oldest Culinary Traditions

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For the ever dwindling Parsi community of western India, food is both pleasure and heritage — and a secret language in danger of dying out. TO TASTE DHANSAK at the Ripon Club in Mumbai — whose version of the slow-cooked, densely spiced lentil, vegetable and meat stew is one of the city’s greatest pleasures — […]

Boman Irani shares a video of super lady Laxmi

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Actor Boman Irani with his remarkable roles in the film has always entertained the audience. He is highly active on social media and recently the actor shared a video on his Instagram account. Irani shared a video on social media of a lady he met recently who acts in Marathi serials and is also a […]