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Of Coffee & Bad Dates: Khushnuma Daruwala On Her New Book

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When Khushnuma Daruwala learnt that her friend had been on over 50 dates via matrimonial sites, she was shocked. From stalkers to men who turn up in tiny shorts to guys with mommy issues to guys who discuss their bowel movements, these stories are bitingly funny, painfully awkward and will put a smile on anyone’s […]

ZOROASTRIAN SACRED PLACES IN YAZD

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And here we were on the road again on a different quest, to visit the Zoroastrian sacred places in Yazd. We left early morning direction Chak Chak to visit the Zoroastrian temple of Pir-e Sabz. It is considered the most sacred Zoroastrian Fire Temple. The scenery was stunning with mountain ranges and little vegetation. The […]

HOW I TRAVELLED 185+ COUNTRIES – MEHER MOOS

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Watch Meher Heroyce Moos discuss about the 3 C’s and many other things that distinguished this solo traveler from the rest. She explains how networking and voracious reading habits helps in travelling and much more. Published on Zoroastrians.net

#WorldRefugeeDay: How Parsi Refugees From Yesterday Became Citizens of Today

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Let alone India’s first cotton mill, first steel plant and first institute for fundamental research in science, we have Parsi Theatre to thank for the musical routines of Bollywood! In the last few years, the world has been grappling with the refugee crisis. The innovations in technology has made the whole experience of witnessing a […]

CANCER SURIVOR KAYAAN WINS GLORY FOR INDIA

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Kayaan Sarosh Anklesaria, aged 13, is a student of St. Mary’s (ICSE) in Mumbai and a prominent member of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet’s athletic team. Fighting cancer is hard for anyone, leave alone a child. Massive surgery, pain and sickness, many sessions of chemotherapy, radiation and constant rounds of hospitals all take their toll. Kayaan […]

Zoroastrians gather at Pir-e-Sabz shrine

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The Zoroastrian community annually gathers at Pir-e-Sabz, a Zoroastrian temple situated in Yazd, central Iran, to practice specific rituals and traditions. From June 14-16, Zoroastrian pilgrims make their way to Pir-e-Sabz, or Chak Chak, nestled in the rock face, to pray in the spot where Princess Nikbanoo, the daughter of the last Sassanian king Yazdegird […]

Study shows Parsis migrated to India from Iran

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It is now genetically official. Parsis are genetically closer to the Iranians, indicating that they migrated to India from Iran about 1,200 years ago. An international research study involving scientists from India, Pakistan, Estonia, and the UK has revealed that “Parsis are genetically closer to the ancient Neolithic Iranians, followed by present day Middle Eastern […]

Firmly guarding a tradition

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An aura of antiquity envelopes the coastal town of Udvada in Gujarat, which houses the holiest fire of the Parsis Udvada is a pretty small heritage town with lanes and bylanes lined with traditional Parsi row houses, made of teakwood and bricks. The laidback coastal town in Gujarat houses the holiest fire of the Parsis […]