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Bejon Desai: Obituary

  Parsi Khabar is saddened to hear about the passing away of Bejon Desai. Bejon Uncle was the grandfather of my dear friend Behzad Kharas and from what I have known of him, Bejon Uncle was an amazing person, and a real educator in all senses of the word. Our condolences to Mahrukh Aunty, his […]

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Colaba Metro Wont Affect the Atashbehrams at Princess Street: MMRDA

There is a possibility of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) not disturbing the century-old Parsi fire temple at Princess Street near Dhobi Talao during the construction of the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro rail. By Ateeq Shaikh| DNA India According to a senior development authority official, Kalbadevi, as well as south Mumbai as a whole, will […]

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Dr. Zinobia Madan and The Jiyo Parsi Scheme: Interview with BBC

Dr. Zinobia Madan spearheads the Jiyo Parsi Scheme that the Government of India has put together with UNESCO Parzor Project. Here she speaks to the BBC on the issue of raising the Parsi population. She also talks about what the miniscule Parsi community means to the politicians as a vote bank during India’s national elections. […]

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Agiary Connect: Request a Liturgical Ceremony Online

Good friend of Parsi Khabar Dinsha Mistree, and Benafsha Shroff are using the power of the internet to bring a service to the Zarathushti diaspora the world over. Their new venture Agiary Connect is online The purpose of this website is to help Zoroastrians all over the world connect with the spiritual and ritualistic components […]

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Mumbai’s Kemp’s Corner flyover turns 50

“You know when the Kemp’s Corner flyover was being built… It was like a smooth concrete stretch. I’d sneak up there with my bicycle and it would feel heady to feel the bike hurtle down with the breeze in my hair and my heart in my mouth,” remembers Fali Master a Kemp’s Corner resident who […]

Opposing forces find each other: Jim Taylor

Ancient Zoroaster got a few things right. Zoroaster, whose name was probably closer to Zarathustra before the Greeks tinkered with it, lived in eastern Persia about 2,000 years before Christ. He’s credited with condensing a pantheon of minor gods into two—Ahura Mazda and Angra Mainyu (also known as Ahriman)—who exist in constant conflict. By Jim […]