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STATE OF THE UNION: THE BUCK STOPS HERE

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Matches may be made in heaven, but weddings are crafted from money – and Verve’s Junior Writer, Tina Dastur fully intends on collecting her own pennies for her nuptials ‘Money for something because weddings aren’t free!’ That’s my take on the Dire Straits classic. For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamed of the […]

Wings 2017

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The Wings Committee in association with the SNWMP invites you to our finalé event at WINGS ’17, BAWA’S GOT TALENT. Come witness some of the finest talent in the community face off in a battle, for the title of “Most talented Parsi”, and the grand prize of ₹20,000. This October, a plethora of singers, dancers, […]

Hong Kong’s first land sale featured some unusual, but familiar, names

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Hong Kong’s very earliest days were dominated – surprise – by the question of land. Traders had begun putting up mat-shed structures and company jetties in 1841, even before the Treaty of Nanking of 1842 which formalised the ceding of the Island of Hong Kong to the British in perpetuity. The 1841 Land Auction was, […]

Parsis move HC fearing Mumbai metro project will affect fire temples

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The two notable fire temples of the Parsi community are feared to be disturbed by this tunneling work. Mumbai: Members of Parsi community are mulling to move the High Court demanding the realignment of Mumbai’s Metro III project fearing damage to their religious shrines. Several Parsis also staged protests outside their Fire Temple Bhika Behram […]

Parsis protest Metro line alignment, cutting through an ancient Fire Temple

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MUMBAI: Contractors of the underground Metro III rail project on Thursday morning arrived to inspect the 187-year-old Wadia fire temple (Atash Behram) at Princess Street in south Mumbai. However, they were met by a group of protesting Parsis, who did not allow them to take any measurements. On Monday, TOI had reported the alignment map […]

Iranians observe Mehregan aiming to renew friendship

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“Delivering speeches by several Zoroastrian religious figures and officials on the importance of the feast and conveying its message to new generations are among core elements of the Mehregan celebration at Markar cultural complex,” the complex’s secretary of the festivity told the Tehran Times on Monday. “Timeline of the event also includes contests for Shahnameh […]

Demo blues: Zoroastrian Co-op Bank racks a tiny profit

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“Demonetization of high value currency notes had posed a challenge yet Zoroastrian Cooperative Bank (ZCBL) could manage to rack a tiny profit of 1.02 percent up”, said Homai A.Daruwalla, Chairperson, while addressing the 90th Annual General Meeting recently in Mumbai. The net profit remained more or less at the same level, i. e. Rs.10.87 crore […]

After residents plaints Army & administration resolve Parsi library issue

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Mhow: Residents, who were fighting for restoration of Parsi library and to save land adjoining it from going into the hands of businessman, have heaved a sigh of relief since both administration and Army have extended their support to them. The residents had formed a group to run a signature campaign and stage protests for […]