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YOUNG PARSI COUPLES TO BE PAID FOR DEPENDENTS

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Part of Jiyo Parsi, financial boost to care for elderly expected to encourage couples to start their own families. 30% of community is unmarried, while 31% are aged The Jiyo Parsi scheme is all set to provide monetary assistance to couples, to help them look after the elderly in their families. The people behind the […]

Bombay High Court slams Parsi trusts for failure to highlight threat to shrines due to Metro 3 work

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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday pulled up two Parsi trusts for their failure to highlight the “threat” to their temples situated in South Mumbai. The five trustees, who had approached the court, claimed that ongoing drilling work for the Metro III corridor poses a threat to their temples, which are heritage structures. They had also claimed that drilling alignment […]

CANDIDATE PROFILE: XERXES DASTUR

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“KOMMNO” ANNE “KAMMNO” TRUSTEE” Why I am contesting the Punchayet election, by Ervard Xerxes Vispi Dastur. Each one of us has wished that community challenges – from housing to funding for Parsi entrepreneurs are tackled with transparent trust policies to balanced opinions by the Bombay Parsi Punchayet. Trustee elections are round the corner. This is your […]

Parsis fear for city’s first fire temple

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Calcutta: The death of the last known trustee of Calcutta’s first Parsi fire temple, defunct and decrepit but listed as a Grade I heritage building, has raised concern in the community about land sharks laying their hands on the property. Cursetjee Manackjee Rustomjee, who died aged 81 on April 10, was a descendant of the […]

Mr Robot as Freddie Mercury? Hello, Bohemian Rhapsody!

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“It goes on forever! Six bloody minutes!” “I pity your wife if you think six minutes is forever,” Mercury retorts. In case you’re haven’t watched the trailer yet – the above lines are from a discussion about Bohemian Rhapsody, the song by Queen that lends its name to the long overdue film about the English […]

Meet the Kavinas, one of the only two Parsi families in Kerala

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Dressed in regular ‘nighties’ with a dash of sacred ash on their forehead, Rathi and Dhan Kavina could easily pass off as Malayalis. But a look around their modest flat reveals a picture of Prophet Zarathustra on the wall, as well as a prayer note with the Faravahar (symbol of Zoroastrianism), pasted behind the front […]

5 QUESTIONS WITH FOOD AND TRAVEL WRITER MEHER MIRZA

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Meher Mirza is one of the guest speakers at the Gather event organised by BARO, Bombay Perfumery, and Paper Planes. The event, amongst other things, also celebrates the release of the new issue of Gather Journal (an independently published food magazine), a copy of which can be purchased from here. TCS: Tell us about your […]

Parsi Dairy feud over: Partner gets Rs 14cr, exits

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MUMBAI: A festering family dispute among the eight partners of Parsi Dairy Farm has finally been resolved with one of the partners, Urvaksh Naval Hoyvoy, who was jailed last month, retiring. Hoyvoy, who was held for fraud and fabricating a power of attorney, will walk away with Rs14 crore as his share as part of […]