Is Parsi Theater on the Verge of Extinction?

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Parsi Theater, which once flourished in India and inspired regional theater and Indian cinema, is struggling to survive. In September, a period play centered on the theme of persecution of Jews by the Romans, played to packed audiences in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh. The play titled Yahudi ki Ladki, was performed as a […]

Parsis’ petitions to retain matrimonial court juries

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Summary: The Supreme Court is hearing a petition that questions the validity of Parsi matrimonial courts that follow a jury system. “She had to go to the Bombay high court with a contempt petition because the alimony was not paid,” said Kapadia. The decision should be quick,” said Napeansea Road resident Viraf Kapadia, who served […]

Scholarship Scheme for Students of Minority Communities, Maharashtra 2017-18

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DESCRIPTION: Minorities Development Department, Government of Maharashtra announces the Scholarship Scheme for Students of Minority Communities, Maharashtra 2017-18 for the poor and meritorious students who are pursuing professional courses in Maharashtra. The communities that are included in this scheme are Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh, Parsi, Jain & Jews. CONTACT DETAILS: Contact No.: 18001025311 E-mail Id: […]

Ex-employee, aide held for ‘threat to kill’ businessman

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Summary: Being under the influence of alcohol, they allegedly threatened building’s watchman and said that they would kill Mistri. THE MUMBAI Police have arrested two persons for allegedly threatening to kill businessman Jimmy Mistri. At around 1 am on November 25, the two accused arrived at Della Tower in Parsi Colony at Dadar. The police […]

Royals’ fan urges Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to visit India on honeymoon

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95-year-old Mumbai cafe owner, who has written regular letters to Queen Elizabeth, advises the couple to have several children Mumbai cafe owner Boman Kohinoor, arguably India’s biggest fan of the British royal family, wants Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to honeymoon in the country and have lots of children. The 95-year-old, who met Prince Harry’s […]

Parsi Divorce Case: I Want to Break Free…

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A petition has challenged the constitutionality of the Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act and could well pave the way for reforms within the minority community ~By Venkatasubramanian A recent judgment of the Supreme Court declaring instantaneous triple talaq unconstitutional appears to have inspired followers of other religions to aspire for similar reform of their personal […]

DADAR PARSI COLONY: A DECO OF PLANS

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HAVE A DECCO – In which we trace the city’s relationship with the architectural style We begin at Koolar & Co. Wood paneling, and black and white tiles on the floor. With a true Deco touch, the cafe arranges itself as a corner-facing display. Step out to walk down Adenwala road with its Copper Pod […]

PARSIS WOO CHRISTIANS FOR JOINT STIR AGAINST METRO III

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Parsi experts tell Christian community that tunnelling work will affect St Teresa’s Church too Members of the Parsi community have snubbed their high priests’ assurances that Metro III project will not affect the structural stability and spiritual sanctity of their fire temple at the Princess Street junction in Girgaum. The community has decided to launch […]

SC seeks Centre’s response on jury system in Parsi matrimonial courts

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Central government’s response on a plea by a Parsi woman challenging the Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act that allows local Parsi community to act as jury in the grant of divorce to an estranged couple. The bench of Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Amitava Roy sought […]

HPY 2018 forms out

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Knock Knock…Opportunity Beckons!! YES! It’s True! H.P.Y. has completed 31 Glorious Years and the Zoroastrian Community has every single reason to celebrate!! We welcome students who have appeared for their IGCSE (Class X) examinations in May/June 2017 to register as participants for HPY 2018. This year HPY will undergo a complete makeover. It’ll be a […]

PARSIKA

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A few months ago, few of my friends decided to take a couple of all-time favourite Parsi recipes and let a larger audience discover them, under Parsika. Since then, they’ve added some contemporary classics to their portfolio. Some of these, are now on the menu of the city’s leading restaurants and also being retailed at […]

Udvada Train Accident: Limbless Aspi Sepoy Gets Back On His Feet

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Parsi Museum Caretaker At Udvada, Who Lost Both Legs In Sept, Will Be Getting Permanent Prosthetic Legs In A Fortnight Forty-six-year-old Aspi Sepoy, caretaker of the Udvada Parsi Museum, who lost his legs in a train accident on September 16, is already learning to walk again – this time, with a pair of prosthetic legs. […]

Rustom Sidhwa Marg: ‘It is tragic only a few remember the fearless crusader, let alone recall his services to nation’

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Named after Rustom K Sidhwa, former member of the Constituent Assembly and the first Parliament after Independence, the road connects the Dr Dadabhai Naoroji Road to the Perin Nariman Street. By Meenketan Jha The Residency Hotel and the Bomanjee Hormarjee Wadia Clock Tower mark the start and end of the Rustom Sidhwa Marg. Running parallel […]