WHEN DID YOU LAST CHECK YOUR BPP HOUSING APPLICATION? ACT NOW!!

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– Viraf D. Mehta (Trustee, BPP) Dear Community Members, Ever since this board came into office in October 2015, our prime goal was to improve/improvise the then prevalent Merit Rating Scheme through which we would allot flats to the needy of our community. However, since coming into office, we have more or less abandoned the […]

PARSIS SAY NO TO FLIGHT PATH OVER TOWER OF SILENCE

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Airports Authority of India may now have to revise the path flights will take to the Navi Mumbai airport. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) may have to alter the flight path for the Navi Mumbai International Airport as the Parsi community has refused to allow aircraft to fly over the Tower of Silence at […]

Actress Daisi Irani reveals she was sexually harassed when six-years-old

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Veteran actress Daisy Irani has revealed she was sexually harassed when she was six years old. The actor debuted as a child artist in Bandish (1955) and went on to do roles in hit movies like Naya Daur and Dhool ka Phool, mostly playing roles of boys. In an interview given to Mumbai Mirror, the Parsi actor revealed the horrors […]

FIR against Parsi Dairy Farm partner, search at property

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MUMBAI: Azad Maidan police have filed an FIR against Urvaksh Naval Hoyvoy, partner of the landmark Parsi Dairy Farm, for cheating, forgery, breach of trust, criminal intimidation and conspiracy. His wife Amy and a Suratbased developer, Jeevan Barvadia, too have been named in the police complaint lodged by owners of Parsi Dairy Farm. Meher Patel […]

A Parsi lawyer’s tale

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Sujata enjoyed writing the exciting parts with a crime at the centre of it. Sujata Massey’s thriller is a feminist novel about a young Parsi lawyer in 1920s’ Bombay creatively working around restrictive laws to help female clients. Nineteen-year-old Perveen Mistry reads through the Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act of 1865, stopping at Section 31 […]

Parsi Dairy owners accuse partner of fraud

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MUMBAI: A dispute over 300 acres of land owned by the family running the popular Parsi Dairy Farm has landed in the Bombay high court. The family has accused one of the dairy partners of “fraud” by creating a fabricated power of attorney in his name to control the property located at Talasari on the Maharashtra-Gujarat border. Last week, Justice S […]

11th World Zoroastrian Congress

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Dear youth members attending the 11th WZC in June, One of our Australian youth representatives, Merzi Mody has arranged luxury group accommodation for other youth Zoroastrians in Perth for 7 days over the congress period and he is extending an invitation to you all. The intention is to house youth in the one place to allow for networking […]

Secrets of Zoroastrianism reveled in Germany

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An exhibition of world-known national artist Margarita Karimova-Sokolova opened in Altes Pfandhaus Cultural Center in Cologne, Germany. The event was organized as part of Kunstbrūcke internazionale project, Trend Life reported. Entitled “Secrets of Zoroastrianism”, exhibition  featured ten polyptych paintings by national artist. Polyptych is a few pictures connected by a common idea (theme), and also […]

Sacred fire alive for 1,550 years at Iranian Zoroastrian temple

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Iran’s central city of Yazd is home to one of the fire temples most sacred to Zoroastrians worldwide with a flame that has been burning for nearly 1,550 years.  The Yazd temple is one of the world’s nine Zoroastrian fire temples which hold the sacred Atash Behram, meaning Fire of Victory. Atash Behram is the highest grade of […]

15 facts about Ateshgah, Baku fire temple where Sushma Swaraj paid homage

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What is the history of this temple? How did a fire temple with salutations to Hindu gods emerge in this predominantly Muslim Central Asian country located on the western side of the Caspian Sea? On Friday, External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj paid homage at the Fire Temple in Baku in Azerbaijan. The temple, known […]

MAY QUEEN AND MANSTASTIC 2018

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SNWMP committee of Rustom Baug invite entries for the MAY QUEEN AND MANSTASTIC 2018 from Parsi/Irani Girls and Boys 16–26yrs for the most glamorous event of the Year. Limited entries only. Grooming starts from 21-29th April 2018. Loads of prizes and entertainment. HURRY LAST DATE FOR ENTRIES IS 20TH April 2018.

Welcoming the New Year with The Bay Area’s Zoroastrian Community

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Zoroastrianism is a monotheistic faith that began in ancient Iran over 3,000 years ago. The Bay Area happens to be a hub for the Zoroastrian community, whose global population has dwindled to just over 100,000. With Nowruz (Persian New Year) celebrations winding down, KALW’s Asal Ehsanipour set out to explore her roots by learning more […]