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Call for Award Nominations: 10th World Zoroastrian Congress

The Parsi/Irani Zoroastrian community has always excelled in every field of endeavour. There have been a host of industrialists, businessmen, professionals and others who have been honoured either by the nation, state, community or their peers. There are also those, in our community, who have dedicated their lives to human welfare and social issues by…

Navroze Recognition by United Nations

The UN has acknowledged the festival of Navroze as a Heritage of Humanity. The below is an email forwarde by Mickie Sorabjee. Dear All, You will be happy to know that finally, after some years of delay, this news of Navroze being awarded the UNESCO award as an Intangible Heritage of Humanity has come through…

PM greets Parsis on occasion of Navroz

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation, especially the Parsi community, on the occasion of Navroz, the New Year Day of the Zoroastrians. In his message, Dr. Singh said that the festival is an occasion to celebrate the diversity of our country. It marks a new beginning and inspires us to rejoice in…

Saal Mubarak

!! Saal Mubarak !! August 20th is the first day of the Parsi New Year. A time of happiness and rejoicing for all members of the small Parsi community, of which Shirrin and I are a part. This is one of my favorite days of the years. Memories of this day right through childhood included…

Governor Greets Parsis on New Year

The Governor of Maharashtra S M Krishna greeted the people on the occasion of the ‘Parsi New Year’ on Monday. In his message, Mr Krishna said ”The contribution of the Parsi community to the development and progress of India is immeasurable. Members of the peace-loving community were in the forefront of the nation’s freedom struggle.…

Parsi Khabar Turns 2 years today

Two years ago today, the first post went up on Parsi Khabar. And since then it has been an interesting ride for all of us here at Parsi Khabar. 605 posts over two years averages to just under one a day. We are thankful to all out regular readers and subscribers. A lot of you…

New Things Coming to Parsi Khabar

The blog has completed six months and now is heading in a new direction. As the blog evolves, we thank all the people who have taken the time and effort to send us their suggestions and criticism for making this a better site.W We expect the same in the days to come.

Bombay’s Opium Past

… The bungalows of Malabar and Cumbala Hills, of Breach Candy and Walkeshwar were mostly Parsi-owned and unexceptionally lent out to Europeans. … Read On…