Category Archives: Events

Dubai Pravasi Yatra 2016: A Resounding Success

Dubai Pravasi Yatra 2016: A Resounding Success

The Dubai Pravasi Yatra, one of the most awaited events of the year 2016, turned out to be a grand success with participation ranging from 70 international delegates to 600 local residents at various programs held from 7th to 11th October, 2016. The event was held under the auspices of WZCC, an organization that values…

PARZOR Kusti Exhibit On Google Arts & Culture.

PARZOR Kusti Exhibit On Google Arts & Culture.

The amazing folks at PARZOR under the leadership of Dr. Shernaz Cama have been coming up with virtual online exhibitions on Parsi and Zoroastrian themes. The latest one is on the Kusti. Kusti Weaving and Sudreh Making are part of living Zoroastrian Heritage, which links crafts and art to religious traditions. Parzor’s first researcher, Ashdeen…

WZCC Annual Global Meet Hosted By Hong Kong Zoroastrians

WZCC Annual Global Meet Hosted By Hong Kong Zoroastrians

Below is a message from Edul Daver, Global Chair of the World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce. The 2016 Annual Global Meeting shall be hosted by The Incorporated Zoroastrian Charity Funds of Hongkong, Canton and Macao. This is the first ever Global Zoroastrian Event hosted by Hong Kong and they are working hard to make it a…

OZCF Atashkadeh In Canada Comes One Step Closer To Reality

OZCF Atashkadeh In Canada Comes One Step Closer To Reality

OZCF GALA RAISES A STUNNING $2.24 MILLION FOR ATASHKADEH Oakville, ONTARIO, July, 2016 – It was an evening of absolute magic as over $2,240,000 was raised at the Ontario Zoroastrian Community Foundation’s (OZCF) “Magic and Sparkles” fundraising gala to build a consecrated Atashkadeh/Agiary in North America. During a night that truly sparkled with glamour and…

Ancient links, modern lessons

Ancient links, modern lessons

The recently concluded exhibitions in New Delhi on Zoroastrianism and the story of the Parsis in India were eye openers on many fronts. Sadly, these excellent collections of what can be called Parsiana—including the pre-Indian Zoroastrian heritage—will not be travelling to other cities. Mumbai and Kolkata, both have a considerable Parsi history. Article by Reshmi…

The Parsi phenomenon

The Parsi phenomenon

As one of the smallest communities in number, the Parsis have made a phenomenal contribution in India. Firstly in business enterprise, and then richly in the fields of the visual arts, film, theatre, poetry and literature. Their contribution is being celebrated over the past two months in Delhi, at the National Gallery of Modern Art,…

Encounters with Zoroaster at the National Museum

Encounters with Zoroaster at the National Museum

Delhi residents, and visitors lucky enough to be in the city right now, have a week left to visit a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at the National Museum. The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination, a landmark exhibition in more ways than one, closes on 29 May. Article by Sidin Vadukut | Live Mint One of…

Prof. Spenta Wadia to Speak at PARZOR Film Festival

Prof. Spenta Wadia to Speak at PARZOR Film Festival

As The Everlasting Flame International Program enters the last two weeks PARZOR invites you to a great film and not to be missed talk by Prof Emeritus Spenta Wadia of TIFR Bangalore, one of those who helped create this film. Prof Wadia will be discussing Homi Bhabha’s vision of institution building and how it is…

A legacy lost and found

A legacy lost and found

An ongoing exhibition in the Capital showcases works by and on Parsis and their rich contribution to films, poetry, arts, and children’s literature Article by Rana Siddiqui Zaman | The Tribune They have a sizeable presence in India. Nearly 75,000 out of a total population of 1.35 lakh globally. Yet, art lovers have barely seen…

Threads of Continuity: Exhibitions on Parsi Life and Culture

Threads of Continuity: Exhibitions on Parsi Life and Culture

Ongoing exhibitions – “The Everlasting Flame” at the National Museum, “Painted Encounters, Parsi Traders and the Community” and “No Parsi is an Island” at the National Gallery of Modern Art and “Threads of Continuity” at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts – explore Zoroastrianism and Parsi life, history and culture. by Shernaz Italia,…