Diaspora Articles

Establishment of North American Institute of Zoroastrian Studies

It is now more than two score and ten years since Zoroastrians from various parts of the world have settled in North America, bringing with them their religious practices, traditions and cultures which are gradually evolving into a tapestry of a...
Zoroastrianism: The rhapsody of an ancient faith

Zoroastrianism: The rhapsody of an ancient faith

In the Oscar-winning film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a biopic of Freddie Mercury, his father berates him: “So now the family name is not good enough for you?” “I changed it legally,” Mercury responds. “No...

Vote for Parsi Road Station in Singapore

Vote for Parsi Road Station in Singapore

Our dear friends Shirin and Rssi Ghadiali of Singapore have sent us this request. We urge all of you to sign the petition. To do so, click on the link below. All you need to enter there is your...

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...

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...

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...

A Mistri gift to A Singapore Hospital

A Mistri gift to A Singapore Hospital

In the third instalment of a five-part series on Singapore's oldest communities, The Straits Times looks at the warm, laughter-loving Parsis. Here, Noshir Mistri explains why his philanthropist...

Loyalty to Lahore

Loyalty to Lahore

Variously described as "The Pearl of Punjab” or "The Heart of Pakistan,” Lahore brings to mind different images. Whilst Niloufer Bilimoria relates her recent experiences across the border, Parsiana...