Category Archives: Bombay Parsi Panchayat

A Trust deficit that needs to be bridged urgently: Noshir Dadrawala

Politics is too serious a matter to leave to politicians. Rightly did Federick Lewis Donaldson in a sermon at Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925 say: “The Seven Social Sins are:1. Wealth without work.2. Pleasure without conscience.3  Knowledge without character.4. Commerce without morality.5. Science without humanity.6. Worship without sacrifice and 7. *Politics without principle.*…

Hormuz Mehta Speaks About The Recent Fracas

Below is a message we have received from Hormuz D. Mehta. Hormuz writes… When I got married earlier this year, I gave a commitment to my wife that I would not embroil myself in BPP politics, especially after seeing my father toil away 21 years of his life only to get falsely maligned by a…

Kersi Randeria Speaks About The Recent Fracas

Below is a message we have received from Kersi Randeria, BPP Trustee. Kersi writes… I am a Trustee of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet, and I believe in and am committed to upholding the dignity of this position entrusted to me by my community as also to the august platform – the BPP. At no cost…

‘Unwelcome visitor’ mars BPP press meet

‘Unwelcome visitor’ mars BPP press meet

High drama ensued yesterday at Churchgate Garware Club’s fifth floor party room during a Bombay Parsi Panchayat (BPP) press conference. BPP chairman Yezdi Desai and others trustees had organised the meet to expose financial impropriety by former chairman Dinshaw Mehta. Article By Hemal Ashar | Mid-Day Trustees claimed, Dinshaw had taken ’25 lakh in cash…

Armaity Tirandaz wins Bombay Parsi Panchayat seat

Armaity Tirandaz wins Bombay Parsi Panchayat seat

Armaity Tirandaz won the one seat up for trusteeship to the Bombay Parsi Panchayat elections (BPP) held across five polling booths in the city on Saturday. An elderly lady at the Bombay Parsi Panchayat polling booth at Colaba’s Cusrow Baug. Pic/Satej Shinde Early numbers revealed that Tirandaz won by a margin of 50-60 votes. Overall,…

BPP Chairman Yazdi Desai: In Conversation

Parsis need reservations in educational institutes: chairman, Bombay Parsi Punchayet chairman, Bombay Parsi Punchayet   Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) is the world’s largest Parsi-Zoroastrian institution. It administers affairs of the Parsi Irani Zoroastrian community. Geetanjali Minhas spoke to its newly elected chairman, Yazdi Desai, on the Jiyo Parsi Scheme and other matters that bother this…

Parsi Punchayat allowed to allot flats

The Bombay Parsi Punchayat (BPP) on Thursday won a major reprieve when the charity commissioner lifted its stay on allotment of flats to deserving community members. “Over 200 flats will be freed up,” said BPP trustee Kersi Randeria. The panchayat has a waiting list of close to 1,000 applicants, but Randeria opines that those actually…