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Plea to enter places of worship vicious: Delhi Minorities Commission

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Khan said that Parsis were worried that such a permission will cause them great pain, since only Parsis, under certain conditions, are allowed to enter the sacred fire temples. The Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) on Sunday condemned a petition filed in the Delhi High Court that seeks permission for entry into places of worship of […]

‘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 […]