The peace, tranquillity and oneness with Ahura Mazda that we experience when we gaze upon an atash is an inexplicable feeling. The silhouette of the aesthetic Afarganyu with the warm burning pile of sukhad topped by the glory of our very alive and sacred Atash is a special image in our hearts and minds.

We at Parsi Khabar wish to bring you an opportunity to replicate this feeling on a small scale with our custom hand made porcelain glazed tea light holders bearing the Afarganiu and Atash. A candle inside the holder lights up the translucent design on the surface resulting in an intensely heartwarming image. Bring one into your personal spaces and enjoy the effect that light has on your senses. You’ll see the Atash come alive in your own homes.

Parsi Khabar is a portal of information about Parsis and Zoroastrians, appearing on the world wide web everyday.

The main objective of the site is to inform the public about news articles referencing Parsis. From time to time, there shall be opinions, commentaries, and announcements.

If you would like to contribute to any of this or involve yourself in any other manner,  please get in touch with us via the Contact Us page.

This is a joint endeavor and we are based in both Bombay, India and New York USA.

Our permanent team of editors includes
:+: Arzan Sam Wadia

Arzan is an architect and urban designer and currently lives in New York. While his day job keeps him busy fine tuning the details on the world’s largest green skyscraper, built here in New York, he find time to publish regularly. He also runs his own Technology consulting business with a primary focus in the architecture world.

Other passions include Scouting, reading, current affairs, politics, Parsi and Zoroastrian matters and motorcycle riding.

Besides being a regular contributor on Parsi Khabar he also blogs on News Views and Analysis.

Arzan serves on the Board of the Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York (ZAGNY) and chairs the Information Technology committee of the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA). He is the current Vice-President of FEZANA.

Arzan is also the Program Director of the Zoroastrian Return To Roots (RTR) and has been involved in all aspects of the program since its inception.

:+: Mehernaaz Shovir Irani

Mehernaaz is a practising lawyer in Mumbai, India. When not fighting legal battles for her clients in the courts of law, Mehernaaz is involved in the Girl Guiding movement. She participates in public forums on matters concerning the Parsi community and expresses strong opinion on the state of our community today. She is also passionate about all things yarn and crochets and knits much less than she would like. She aspires to become a designer of crochet things and generally carry forward the rich legacy of creativity within our family. However, her most important task remains taking care of our youngest and most precious editor, darling Ava who calls Mehernaaz mumma.

:+: Ava Shovir Irani

Ava is  eight years old, full of life, with the biggest smile known to mankind. She’s growing up to be an amazingly smart, intelligent and caring child. And now takes her elder sister role and duties very seriously :-) . She and her brother Zal play the most important role here on Parsi Khabar.They and their generation are the reason why we run this website. The hope is that when Ava grows up, she will have a ready reference about her identity, culture and ethnicity in a rapidly evolving global village.

:+: Zal Shovir Irani

We welcomed our newest team member the day he was born in July 2021. As a toddler Zal is just getting to know the world and is surrounded by all the love and happiness that his family can give him. He and his sister Ava and their generation will one day take on the mantle of continuing to preserve and nurture our faith, community, culture and ethnicity. The hope is that this website will play a small role in empowering them with the knowledge and history they need to lead us into the future.

From time to time we invite guest bloggers to write here on Parsi Khabar. If you know someone you would want to recommend, do drop us a line.