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New Jiyo Parsi ad campaign to focus on family care

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The ads will project how a working Parsi couple’s child can be looked after by elderly family members The government-supported Jiyo Parsi scheme meant to arrest the decline in Parsi population will receive a further boost this weekend with the launch of an advertisement campaign showing how three generations of the community can build a symbiotic relationship […]

Mumbai: High Priests Support Petitioners Of Atash Behrams Case

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The religious leaders stated that the sanctity of the fire temples can be preserved only if the ‘Metro 3 underground tunnel totally runs beyond the precincts’ of the Atash Behrams For the first time since a tussle broke out between the Parsi community and the MMRCL over protecting two of their Atash Behrams from Metro […]

Feast on Parsi Delights

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The Parsi community has a long history in Hyderabad.  They first came here in the 18th century at the invitation of Nizam and over a period of time flourished into a small but vibrant community which has played a role in the growth of this city.  The cuisine of the Parsis is quite diverse with […]

Parsi hospital may lose Rs 150cr donation

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The Hong Kong-based Parsi philanthropist couple, Jal and Pervin Shroff, who had promised Rs 150 crore to breathe life into the ailing B D Petit Parsee General Hospital (PGH) at Breach Candy, has threatened to withdraw the pledge if the community fails to reach a consensus on tying up with a private hospital chain. The […]

Inside House of Daaruwala, the café inspired by a Mumbai institution

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The all-day café in Andheri pays homage to the legacy of Irani cafés that once dotted every prominent corner of the city A staple of Mumbai life from the early 20th century, Irani cafés have been on the verge of extinction for a while now. Set up by migrant Iranis, the cafés quickly became a […]

Indian American named for key Appeals Court post

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Indian American Neomi Rao, 45, has been appointed to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy created by Brett Kavanaugh’s elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court. President Donald Trump made an unscheduled announcement regarding Ms. Rao’s nomination at the White House’s diya (lamp) lighting ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, as part of the administration’s Deepavali […]

Jiyo Parsi scheme gains ground in Gujarat

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The dwindling population of Parsi community nationwide has long been a cause of concern and was the primary motivation for the Jiyo Parsi scheme. Funded by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, and conceived and promoted by Parzor Foundation of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and the federation of Zoroastrian Anjumans […]

Mumbai Food: How Parsi Is Mr Daaruwala?

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Mid-day’s lone resident Parsi books a table at the city’s newest community eatery and comes away convinced that Daaruwala is a counterfeit bawa The difference between Rustom Sodawaterbottleopenerwala, and Mr Daaruwala, is more than a face profile. Rustom, the imaginary owner of AD Singh’s chain of Bombay Irani cafés, prefers the side profile as is […]