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A street in London has been named after Freddie Mercury

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A quiet corner of south-west London has been named Freddie Mercury close in memory of the famous Indian-origin singer-songwriter who lived in the area with his family.   A quiet corner of south-west London has been named Freddie Mercury Close in memory of the famous Indian-origin singer-songwriter who lived in the area with his family. […]

Veteran Sidhwa receives Parsi Gymkhana honour

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Dubai: The UAE veteran cricketer Freddy Sidhwa has been conferred with the highest honour by Parsi Gymkhana in Mumbai by presenting him with honorary life-membership of the world’s oldest Gymkhana which was founded in 1884. Septuagenarian Freddy, who still regularly wins man of the match awards, inspires everyone with his fitness and passion for the […]

Tata Parsi School celebrate 181st birth anniversary of Jamsetji Tata

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‘Wealth came to him in full measure, but he remained to the last what he was in nature, a simple modest gentleman, seeking neither title nor place, and loving with love that knew no bounds the land that gave him birth.’ — Sir Lawrence Jenkins (Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, 1905) These words summarize […]

Ratan Tata to head Mumbai University’s first advisory council

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MUMBAI: Industrialist Ratan Tata was nominated as the chairman of Mumbai University’s first Advisory Council by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The council is expected to advise the vice-chancellor in academic research and development, administration and governance. It will also monitor the working of the university and provide critical analysis from time to time. Eminent nuclear […]

Atashgah: A hillside Zoroastrian fire temple in Isfahan

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TEHRAN – Though Iran is a Muslim-majority country, it is home to ancient Zoroastrian sites still retaining otherworldly charm. Isfahan’s Atashgah is one of those which is situated on a mountain of the same name in western site of the central Iranian city. Experts say the fire temple dates back Sassanid era (224–651). From architectural […]

Parsis divided over use of ceramic tiles in fire temple

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Members of the Mumbai’s Parsi-Zoroastrian community has questioned the use of ceramic tiles during the restoration of a heritage-listed fire temple in Dhobhi Talao. The fire temple, Atash Behram, which is one of the holiest Zoroastrian shrines, is undergoing maintenance and renovation work. However, the contractor in question has replaced the old tiles and lime […]

Peshawar’s Zoroastrian cemetery vulnerable to land grab

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THE boundary walls of the historic Parsi graveyard located in Peshawar Cantonment are under threat of encroachment as it has become a safe haven for drug addicts and junkyard for the people residing around it. A local resident claiming anonymity told this scribe that some individuals, apparently the gunmen of land grabbers, late in the […]