Parsi Mumbai: The Legacy of Zoroastrianism in India’s Urban Fabric

Parsi Mumbai: The Legacy of Zoroastrianism in India’s Urban Fabric

An Iranian visitor can’t help but notice the Zoroastrian symbols that dominate old Mumbai. In the historic Fort District toward the southern end of this metropolis of twenty million souls, Zoroastrian monuments take center place at intersections and crossroads, while small signs warning “Entrance for Parsi Irani Zoroastrians Only” pop up here and there, hinting…

BPP Divided Over Rs 1000 Crore Silver Oaks Property in Mumbai

BPP Divided Over Rs 1000 Crore Silver Oaks Property in Mumbai

While a majority of Bombay Parsi Punchayet trustees feel the property should be reserved for Parsis only, its chairman says charity funds should not be spent on legal fees to make it community-specific. Article by Jyoti Shelar | Mumbai Mirror The question of changing the status of Silver Oaks, a plush property spread over 22,000…

Jehangir Sarosh Takes over as Interim General Secretary of ECRL–RfP

Jehangir Sarosh Takes over as Interim General Secretary of ECRL–RfP

Seasoned RfP activist Mr. Jehangir Sarosh OBE is the new interim General Secretary of European Council of Religious Leaders-RfP (ECRL-RfP). He replaces Mr. Stein Villumstad who has stepped down to become the Country Representative of Norwegian Church Aid in Malawi. When asked about his major achievement as a promoter of interfaith cooperation, Mr. Sarosh, a…

Rustom’s of Delhi: The Taste of a Parsi Home Fare

Rustom’s of Delhi: The Taste of a Parsi Home Fare

It is not every day that you see someone wanting to serve their family recipes in a restaurant setting. It is even rare if this restaurant is not a quick service restaurant (QSR) but a humble five-table dining space, running from an unlikely location for a restaurant and prides itself as a regional cuisine-specific delivery…

Ahmedabad’s Vakil Anjuman Adarian to move out of Old City

Ahmedabad’s Vakil Anjuman Adarian to move out of Old City

The Bukhara Mohulla at Khamasa Crossroads in the Walled City is home to two shrines. One is the Parsis’ Vakil Adariyan Agiyari fire temple. And the other is the only Jewish place of worship in Gujarat, the Magen Abraham Synagogue (built in 1934) of the small Bene Israel Jewish community. Article by Paul John |…

The Dabu Couple wins over Syracuse theater scene, 20 years running

The Dabu Couple wins over Syracuse theater scene, 20 years running

Hints of spice waft in swirls of steam. Pastel teacups brimming with brewed Indian chai rest on the sanded wood of a low table. Binaifer Dabu and her husband Navroz Dabu sit side-by-side on their leather couch, the twilight sun still warming their faces. Leaning toward Navroz, Binaifer offers him a cup of the family…