Current Affairs Articles

Udvada and Navsari Atashbehrams: A Report by Berjis Desai

Our annual pilgrimage to the Navsari and Udvada atash behrams made us pensive. Although it was not one of the "big days” of the Parsi calendar, there was no sitting space at Iranshah. Occupancy at the hotels and the recently spruced up...

Growing up Parsi and gay in Bombay

Ten years of a Parsi Purgatory. But that still did not prepare me for the American ‘Paradise’. In 1958, in the proverbial sexual encounters of Bombay’s fast trains, I came to know about sex. We...

Thinking Big

In the 10th century, a group of Zoroastrians arrived from Iran on the shores of Gujarat, India, and sought refuge in the kingdom of Jadi Rana in Sanjan. An oft-told tale then describes a meeting...

The Exodus

She calls it the U-Trip. Setting out from Karachi, 15-year-old Rosheen Birdie plans on visiting every major hub of Zoroastrians in the world, just so she can find one to marry. It’s not so easy to...

No more Farzins

Concerned community comes together for last prayers for shunned half-Parsi child who died of starvation By Manoj R Nair in the Mumbai Mirror Neglected in life, Farzin Batlivala - the seven-year-old...

The Parsis of Delhi

The below is an article titled "Being Parsi" that appeared in the Indian Express. We would also like to give a shout-out to our friends at DelhiParsis.com. They have a very informative and wonderful...

Parsi Meter: Down Down Down

We came across this article via the Delhi Parsis website. Image courtesy DP. The text is from the author's blog. by Mayank Austen Soofi for the Hindustan Times.   The city's Parsi population is...

Doomed by faith

India's Parsi community is shrinking fast. For every birth, there are five deaths, prompting fierce debate between reformists and traditionalists who are concerned about ethnic purity. By...

Dwindling Numbers: A Legal View

A very interesting article from the Indian Law Blog "Law and Other Things" Dwindling number of Parsis The National Minorities Commission 's Report on the dwindling number of Parsis in India...