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Westminster Service Honours Parsi/Irani Soldiers in United Kingdom

Westminster Service Honours Parsi/Irani Soldiers in United Kingdom

A service was held in remembrance of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Somme 1916-2016. Many Indian soldiers sacrificed their lives during this devastating war and 19 Parsi soldiers died on the battlefield of Somme. This article by FIROZA PUNTHAKEY MISTREE appeared first in the Jam-E-Jamshed and was forwarded to us via email by…

Indian Census Shows 18% Decline in Parsi Population

Indian Census Shows 18% Decline in Parsi Population

An alarming 18% decline in Parsi population since 2001 census has community worried. Below are two articles. The first is by dear friend and the Director of the UNESCO PARZOR Project Dr. Shernaz Cama. Dr. Cama writes Dear Friends, I have just received the Census results of 2011 and while we expected the 10 percent…

Meher Marfatia: Whose lane is it anyway?

Meher Marfatia: Whose lane is it anyway?

UPDATE: An earlier version of the article stated that it was Rohinton Mistry who was taught by Moti Dalal of Sunrise building. It is now corrected to Firdaust Kanga, who was a student of Moti Dalal. The error is regretted. Just how Italian are the four Pasta lanes of Colaba is really the question When…

Todiwala’s Café Spice Namaste Wins UK’s National Recycling Award

Todiwala’s Café Spice Namaste Wins UK’s National Recycling Award

Café Spice Namaste, Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala’s flagship restaurant, won a coveted National Recycling Award for Waste Prevention (Commercial Category) at a ceremony held at the London Hilton Park Lane on 6th July. The awards, sponsored by Materials Recycling World, are the UK’s largest celebration of recycling and waste management excellence across British industry, requiring…

Zoroastrian Cooperative Bank staff strike work over transfers

Zoroastrian Cooperative Bank staff strike work over transfers

Work at the Zoroastrian Cooperative Bank came to a standstill from Tuesday till Thursday as its employees observed a pen-down strike against transfer of 37 staffers. Union members claimed the workers were “inconvenienced” as they were shifted from their present branches along the Central, Western and Harbour lines. Union leader Tukaram Pawar said these workers…

Quetta Parsis: The Untold Story

Quetta Parsis: The Untold Story

In the heart of the city, surrounded by beautiful mountains, Quetta’s Parsi Colony is picture-perfect. The lush green trees sway in the breeze. There is a rare feeling of trust: instead of the common elevated walls demarcating boundaries of houses, there are flimsy grills with open, inviting doors. by Adnan Aftab | The Dawn To…

Uthamna Service on WhatsApp

Uthamna Service on WhatsApp

Our dear friend Yazdi Tantra informs us of new enhancements to the very unique Uthamna Announcement service that he has set up Yazdi writes The hugely popular Uthamna SMS Service, is now on Whatsapp – mainly for those outside India who wish to subscribe. Just add the telephone number +919892219340 to your contact list and…

Nazneen Contractor Joins CBS Drama ‘Ransom’

Nazneen Contractor Joins CBS Drama ‘Ransom’

You may remember Nazneen Contractor as Kayla Hassan, the daughter of President Omar Hassan (Anil Kapoor) and Dalia Hassan (Necar Zadegan) from the eighth and final season of the Fox series “24,” where she played a tortured young woman with a secret life, or as Fahmida on NBC’s “The Carmichael Show,” or as Farah Nazan…

Jame Response on the Recent Happenings

The below is an Op-Ed piece sent to us by Shernaz Engineer, Editor Jam-e-Jamshed Shernaz writes… Four BPP trustees proposed a “ban” on the Jam-e-Jamshed on June 28, 2016, to which several pages of last week’s Parsi Times (July 9, 2016) were devoted. Jame does not intend to devote several pages dealing with their baseless…