Category Archives: Diaspora

FEZANA’s Statement on the US Presidential Elections 2016

On Tuesday, November 8th, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States of America. The reverberations both within the United States, Canada and globally have led to everything from demonstrations to a sense of urgency among many nations to understand how Mr. Trump’s administration will affect them. FEZANA, which represents the collective…

FEZANA  AT 30: Year Long Celebrations Kick Off

FEZANA AT 30: Year Long Celebrations Kick Off

The apex body of Zoroastrians in North America, the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America kicks off its 30th Anniversary Celebrations this weekend with a Gala function at its birthplace in Chicago, USA. Over 150 Zarathushtis will gather for an evening of merriment, celebration and a sit-down Lagan Nu Bhonu…a traditional Parsi Wedding Feast.…

The Parsi Connection to the US Diwali Stamp

The Parsi Connection to the US Diwali Stamp

Due to the request of the author quoted in an earlier version of the article, we have removed the author’s note. Here is an interesting Parsi connection to the very first Diwali Stamp issued by the United States Postal Service. The most-awaited Diwali Postal Stamp in recognition of Diwali festival for the Indian community in…

Houston Welcomes Udvada’s Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor

Houston Welcomes Udvada’s Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor

Houston Welcomes Udvada’s Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor It began with a simple email from Ervad Soli Dastur of Florida, who wrote to some of us about Udvada’s Vada Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor’s visit to Dallas, Texas. This started a flurry of emails among Parsi Zarathushtis of Houston to see if the Dasturji could visit Houston as…

Parsis sweetening rich Canadian diversity, like sugar in milk

Parsis sweetening rich Canadian diversity, like sugar in milk

One small community that has continued to punch way above its weight and even today sweetens the rich cultural diversity that is India is the Parsi community. And just as Indians started immigrating to Canada, so did some of India’s Parsi community — and they continue to sweeten the fabric of Indo-Canadian society, and of…

Westminster Service Honours Parsi/Irani Soldiers in United Kingdom

Westminster Service Honours Parsi/Irani Soldiers in United Kingdom

A service was held in remembrance of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Somme 1916-2016. Many Indian soldiers sacrificed their lives during this devastating war and 19 Parsi soldiers died on the battlefield of Somme. This article by FIROZA PUNTHAKEY MISTREE appeared first in the Jam-E-Jamshed and was forwarded to us via email by…

Rustom M. Ghadiali Elected President of Inter-Religious Organisation Singapore

Rustom M. Ghadiali Elected President of Inter-Religious Organisation Singapore

UPDATE: An earlier version of this article indicated that Russi was the current President of PZAS. Russi informed us that he had stepped down earlier this year. We have made the appropriate correction. Rustom M. Ghadiali Past-President of the Parsi Zoroastrian Association of Singapore has been elected as the incoming President of the Inter-Religions Organization…

WZCC NY Lecture Series: Investments In India and Tax Impacts in the USA

WZCC NY Lecture Series: Investments In India and Tax Impacts in the USA

WZCC NY CHAPTER LECTURE SERIES INVESTMENTS IN INDIA AND THE TAX IMPACTS BY VIKRAM VENKATARAMANI VVV CPA PC At the New York Dar-E-Mehr On SUNDAY JUNE 5, 2016 @ 1:30 PM WZCC NY Presents: INVESTMENTS IN INDIA AND THE TAX IMPACTS from ZAGNY on Vimeo.   The following are covered by VIKRAM Non-taxable income in…

It’s Raining Zarathushti Kids in Seattle

It’s Raining Zarathushti Kids in Seattle

Nestled in the northwest corner of the US lies a city where not only does the rain come pouring down, but so do adorable Zoroastrian babies. Our once small ZSWS (Zoroastrian Society of Washington State) community is now bustling with children around each corner. In the last five years we have celebrated multiple births and…