Category Archives: 10WZC

Canadian Parsi body decries its leader’s speech

The Zoroastrian Society of Ontario (ZSO) has denounced a controversial public speech made by its president Sarosh Bharucha, suggesting that Mumbai Parsis should migrate to Canada if they object to the community’s "outdated" practices. Bharucha made these remarks during the World Zoroastrian Congress in Mumbai last December. A TOI report had quoted him stating, "If…

Zoroastrianism: The Way Forward by Darius J. Khambata

ZOROASTRIANISM : THE WAY FORWARD 10TH WORLD ZOROASTRIAN CONGRESS – KEYNOTE ADDRESS 28TH DECEMBER 2013 Darius J.Khambata Senior Advocate, LLM (Harvard) [NOTE :     This is the written version of the speech that I made on 28th December 2013 as far as I can recall it.  It is not nor is it meant to be a…

Sam Bulsara: Retrospective on 10th World Zoroastrian Congress 2013

10th World Zoroastrian Congress, Mumbai, December, 2013 WRAPPING UP 38 hours of speeches and discussions, 45 sessions, 121 speakers, and I have just 20 minutes to wrap-it-up. So, at best what I can give you is my personal take on the key messages and what impressed me and what did not. The new NSCI auditorium…

Day 04 at the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress 2013

The last day of the Congress started bright and early at the NSCI Complex in Worli, Mumbai. Entering the arena I did feel a tinge of sadness that it was indeed the very last day of the event. This was definitely the best day of the Congress for me, for various reasons as you will…

Day 03 at the 10th World Zorostrian Congress 2013

Day 03 of the 10th World Zoroastrian started bright and early at the NSCI Complex in Worli, Mumbai. The attendance at the first session at 9:30 AM was about 30% when the session started but had grown to over 60% within the hour. In my Day 02 coverage I missed out on one of the…

Day 02 at the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress 2013

Day 02 of the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress started bright and early at the NSCI complex in Worli, Mumbai. About half of the 1250 delegates were at their seats when the first panel sat down to listen in on the panel discussion on how Zoroastrians practise their faith in the Diaspora. Dorab Mistry the moderator…

Day 01 at the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress 2013

Finally after weeks of yes and no, the 10th World Congress took off today, 27th December 2013 at the NSCI Complex in Worli, Mumbai India. Over 1200 (not official) delegates gathered from 8:00 AM onwards, streaming in droves to pick up registrations badges and getting seated in the impressive indoor auditorium the size of a…

CONGRESS .. NO CONGRESS…FINALLY CONGRESS!!

  The 10 th World Zoroastrian Congress is now declared to be on schedule, to be held from the 27th to the 30 th of December 2013. Parsi Times speaks to some Trustees, present and others linked to the crucial event that will bring the focus of the Zoroastrian Community worldwide on our city of…

Cyrus Poonawalla Tries to Broker Peace: World Congess

Email from Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, sponsor, Tenth World Zoroastrian Congress to seven trustees of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet November 28, 2013 The Trustees Bombay Parsi Punchayet 209, Dr Dadabhai Naoroji Road Fort Mumbai 400001 Dear Madams/Sirs, Sub : Postponement/Cancellation of 10th World Zoroastrian Congress I have given lot of thought and consideration to the arguments…

Charges Against BPP Chairman: Is the World Congress in Jeopardy ?

Four Trustees of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) Arnavaz Mistry, Khojeste Mistree, Jimmy Mistry and Yazdi Desai filed a complaint with the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Mumbai against BPP Chairman Dinshaw Mehta on Novem­ber 13, alleging financial misappropriation in the transfer of tenancy rights regarding office premises owned by the BPP at Dady House,…