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ZConnectOnline.com Launch

The California Zoroastrian Center (CZC) a member association of Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA) informs us of a new initiative: We are happy to introduce the ZConnectOnline website which is sponsored by the...
WZO Sanatorium at Sanjan Opens

WZO Sanatorium at Sanjan Opens

We are pleased to inform Patrons that the Sanatorium will become operational from October 01, 2020 onwards. The facility will be completely sanitized before it makes Guests welcome. Keeping in mind...

Video Time Capsule for the Iranshah Initiative

Video Time Capsule for the Iranshah Initiative

Welcome to The Iranshah Initiative Part 2 of 3: In the words of French Novelist Anatole France…To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. In...

At Last, a Biography of India’s Grand Old Man

At Last, a Biography of India’s Grand Old Man

Dinyar Patel's splendidly researched, elegantly written book traces the life of a memorable pioneer.‘A Parsee is no more a representative of Indians, than a Nestorian Christian would be of...

Everyday Parsi: The Tombstone Edition

Everyday Parsi: The Tombstone Edition

On the last Gatha at the end of this Muktad period, I would like to share an #everydayParsi story of a different kind. While the last few authors have all shared their memories of muktad as “Everday...

Everyday Parsi: Mehbad Dastur

Everyday Parsi: Mehbad Dastur

Our eighth author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Ervad Mehbad Dastur of Toronto, Canada Mehbad writes…  I would like to bring to the attention of readers the significance of Muktad....

Everyday Parsi: Khushru Master

Everyday Parsi: Khushru Master

Our sixth author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Ervad Khushru Master of Auckland, New Zealand. Khushru shares the “Memories of a 12 year-old-mohbed” All of 12, I vividly recall how excited my...

Everyday Parsi: Ervad Zarrir Bhandara

Everyday Parsi: Ervad Zarrir Bhandara

Our fifth author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Ervad Zarrir Bhandara of Los Angeles, California, USA Ervad Zarrir writes… The 10 days of Shehenshahi Muktad begins this Thursday August 6th...

Everyday Parsi: Soonu Engineer

Everyday Parsi: Soonu Engineer

Our fourth author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Soonu Engineer of London, United Kingdom Soonu writes… As a child, Muktad filled me with wonderment. Our house, already swept and swabbed twice...

Everyday Parsi: Homi Gandhi

Everyday Parsi: Homi Gandhi

Our third author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 is Homi D. Gandhi Homi writes… When I was a child, Muktaad prayers at the Gandhi household on the Gandhi Street of Parsiwad, Fort, Bharuch had a special...

Everyday Parsi: Nergish Udwadia

Everyday Parsi: Nergish Udwadia

Our first author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Nergish Udwadia from Melbourne, Australia. I was recently invited by Parsi  to provide a write up on the significance of Muktad in my life....

The Everyday Parsi in 2020

The Everyday Parsi in 2020

August 6th 2020 is the first day of the Muktad per the Shehenshahi Parsi Zoroastrian calendar. Parsis around the world and especially in India remember the dear departed of their family. Special...

The last of the Zoroastrians

The last of the Zoroastrians

My grandfather had never been a tall man, and now he looked absurdly small, no bigger than a child. Swaddled in off-white sheets like a newborn, with just his head and the soles of his feet visible,...