Must a Zoroastrian Date only Zoroastrians?

Must a Zoroastrian Date only Zoroastrians?

After we linked to the article you will read below, we received emails from Karishma Patel, who is one of the subjects of the article below; and Homi D. Gandhi; Vice-President FEZANA. Their emails both touch upon the same issue of misrepresentation by the author. We hope that the original author of the article will…

Scouter Khurshed D. Hathiram Awarded the Silver Elephant

Scouter Khurshed D. Hathiram Awarded the Silver Elephant

Scouter Khurshed Dadiba Hathiram was awarded India’s highest Scouting honour, The Silver Elephant by the President of India. At a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 16, 2015; Scouter Hathiram was conferred the award for his service to the Scouting movement in India. The President of India is the Chief Patron of the…

Parsi Punchayet calls truce on priests issue

The Parsi Punchayet and two prominent Parsis Jamshed Kanga and Homi Khusrokhan reached a settlement on February 19 to put an end to a legal dispute that had been on since 2009 over the ban of two “renegade” Parsi priests. “The settlement has been arrived in larger public interests of the community and puts an…

The changing face of the legal profession

The changing face of the legal profession

In an article Mitra Sharafi who is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School; discusses how even as falling law school enrollment leads to a merger, among Middle Eastern and South Asian Americans there is growing engagement with the field. Her research brings about a fascinating story about Parsis and their involvement…

Knot so classified

Knot so classified

Though matrimonial ads have changed substantially, the emphasis on looks, caste and income persist, mirroring the complexities and paradoxical nature of Indian society, says Roshni Nair as she tracks listings down the ages Here is an excerpt from a longer article on DNA India Inside stories Vasai-based Parsi matchmaker Katy Marfatia’s skills have tied 25…