Pune Zarthosti Seva Mandal Celebrates 75 years

Pune Zarthosti Seva Mandal Celebrates 75 years

The Poona Zarthosti Seva Mandal celebrated its 75th anniversary on Friday at Pudumjee Hall in Camp. The guest speaker for the event was Supreme Court judge Rohinton Nariman. Nariman said: “The idea of prayer is to tell one how to live. Also, if one asks for anything in their prayer, it should only be something…

Once an important centre of Parsis, Agra has now just 6 of them

Once an important centre of Parsis, Agra has now just 6 of them

From a time when all the prominent institutions in Agra were run by Parsis in the early 20th century — right from manning the Central Bank to starting city’s iconic hotel Cecil Mansion and entirely controlling the liquor trade here, the number of Parsis in the city has come to just six today. “Most of…

Rustom M. Ghadiali Elected President of Inter-Religious Organisation Singapore

Rustom M. Ghadiali Elected President of Inter-Religious Organisation Singapore

Rustom M. Ghadiali the President of the Parsi Zoroastrian Association of Singapore has been elected as the incoming President of the Inter-Religions Organization (IRO) of Singapore. Russi (as he is affectionately called by one and all) has been a champion of the interfaith movement in Singapore and has represented the Zoroastrian faith at all levels,…

The Eternal Flame of the Zoroastrians is Dying Out in Pakistan

KARACHI – With the emigration of its youth to safer and more prosperous countries, and a low birth rate, the eternal flame of the Zoroastrians, or Parsis as they are better known, is dying out after burning bright in Pakistan for almost a thousand years. That the age of splendor of the Parsis is fading…

Amor Mehta Named Physician of the Year at NJBIZ’s Healthcare Hero Awards

Amor Mehta Named Physician of the Year at NJBIZ’s Healthcare Hero Awards

Amor Mehta, MD, medical director of the Level 3 Epilepsy Center at the Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute at Community Medical Center, has been named Physician of the Year at NJBIZ’s 10th annual Healthcare Heroes awards program. Dr. Mehta was honored at the awards breakfast and ceremony on June 21 at The Palace at…

Parsi School Buildings to Get an Architectural Facelift

Parsi School Buildings to Get an Architectural Facelift

When the Bharda High School building was established in the 19th century, its neo-classical facade looked out on the vast expanse of the Bombay esplanade. Sea breeze streamed through the louvered windows of its grand hall, up the majestic central staircase and through the wrought iron grilles crowning its wooden doorways. “You could see all…