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WZCC Annual Global Meet Hosted By Hong Kong Zoroastrians

WZCC Annual Global Meet Hosted By Hong Kong Zoroastrians

Below is a message from Edul Daver, Global Chair of the World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce. The 2016 Annual Global Meeting shall be hosted by The Incorporated Zoroastrian Charity Funds of Hongkong, Canton and Macao. This is the first ever Global Zoroastrian Event hosted by Hong Kong and they are working hard to make it a…

Echoes of history

Echoes of history

City physician and history aficionado Dr. Farokh Udwadia recalls the power and glory of the Achaemenid Empire For more than one hundred summers, the Cama Institute has been the go-to venue for aficionados of the religion, culture and history of the East, offering a blend of lectures, classes and seminars from a range of Indian…

The Mehergan Festival: Advent of autumn

The Mehergan Festival: Advent of autumn

Thursday, September 22, 2016 is the autumn equinox, the first day of fall.  The autumn equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from north to south and vice versa in March (www.timeanddate.com). For Zarathushtis, this celestial event is marked by…

Paris call for Astad Deboo

Paris call for Astad Deboo

As part of Namaste France festival, contemporary dance icon Astad Deboo will collaborate with Manipuri drummers at France’s Opéra Bastille He turns 70 next year, but there’s no stopping Astad Deboo. A pioneer in the field of Indian contemporary dance, he has been invited to perform at the Namaste France festival in Paris. The 75…

Cornelia Sorabji Law Program at Oxford

Cornelia Sorabji Law Program at Oxford

Somerville College, Oxford Press Release THE CORNELIA SORABJI LAW PROGRAMME Cornelia Sorabji, the first female law student at Oxford in 1889 continues to provide a pioneering link between India and the University of Oxford. Cornelia Sorabji was not only Somerville College’s first Indian student, but was also the first Indian woman to study at any…

Kobad Zarolia Represents Zoroastrian Faith at Israel Conference on Ancient Faiths

Kobad Zarolia Represents Zoroastrian Faith at Israel Conference on Ancient Faiths

Ervad Kobad Zarolia was invited to represent Zoroastrians at this Conference held in Jerusalem Israel.  This was the brain child of Bawa Jain Secretary General of World Council of Religious Leaders and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel. Religious Leaders of Eastern Religions were invited to have meeting with Israel  Leaders and Jewish Religion Heads.…

At the WZO Center in Navsari The Wedding Bells Toll A Second Time

At the WZO Center in Navsari The Wedding Bells Toll A Second Time

DESTINY PLAYS ITS PART FOR SECOND NUPTIAL AT WZO TRUST FUNDS BAI MANECKBAI P. B. JEEJEEBHOY SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER AT NAVSARI. By: Dara M. Rivetna On September 16, 2016 early in the morning there was a lot of Tam-dum & preparations for a traditional Parsi Wedding.  As some of the lady members of the staff…

Young Soccer Star Arzan Todywalla from New Zealand Strikes Again

Young Soccer Star Arzan Todywalla from New Zealand Strikes Again

15 year old Arzan Toddywalla of Auckland, New Zealand has had the privilege of going to the United Kingdom thrice in last three consecutive years, and it has all been due to his immense passion & talent for football. Article by Rashna Dorab Tata The first international highlight in Arzan’s career occurred in 2014, when…

Houston Welcomes Udvada’s Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor

Houston Welcomes Udvada’s Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor

Houston Welcomes Udvada’s Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor It began with a simple email from Ervad Soli Dastur of Florida, who wrote to some of us about Udvada’s Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor’s visit to Dallas, Texas. This started a flurry of emails among Parsi Zarathushtis of Houston to see if the Dasturji could visit Houston as…