Category Archives: Gujarat

Proposed industrial zone near Udvada fire temple angers Parsis

A land transaction in a tiny Gujarat village has caused concern among the Parsi-Irani community in Mumbai as well as the diaspora worldwide. About 200 km from the city is located Udvada, the community’s most important pilgrim spot: enthroned here is its oldest and holiest consecrated fire, the Iranshah, which has been looked after day…

Udvada Pak Iranshah Under Threat

The Udvada Samast Anjuman would like to inform community members all over the world, about the possible threat that our sacred Shreeji Pak Iranshah is presently facing. The tenure of a huge plot of land, around 200 acres, situated directly behind our most sacred Shreeji Pak Iranshah Atashbehram is in the process of being changed…Read More

Parsi family of three tries to commit suicide

In a case of what can be described as arm twisting by creditors, a family of three, tried to commit suicide in Ahmedabad. They had consumed heavy dose of sedative and they were found unconscious in their house in satellite area of the city. They are Pervez Bharucha (57), his wife Beroz (50) and son…

Action Plan for Udvada proposed by Dr. Meher-Homji

Dr V M Meher-Homji outlines a proposed action plan for the small fishing town of Udvada on the west coast of India. BEACH EROSION which has ravaged Kerala and other parts of the west coast of India has, in recent years, begun to adversely affect the small town of Udvada. Udvada is located between the…Read More

The First Dastur Meherji Rana

The below is an article from a newslist. This is a chapter written by Noshir H. Dadrewala. Earlier we errenously mentioned that the author was not known. We apologize for the error. The first Dastur Meherji Rana was the undisputed spiritual leader of the Parsi community in India during the 16th century. He was renowned…Read More

The Story of Polson Butter

It is a quirk of technology that occasionally, instead of advancing as usual, it gets stuck at a certain stage. The QWERTY keyboard is the best example, a layout of letters that made sense for a long forgotten typewriter design, but which has persisted because too many keyboard users are too used to it to…

Investing in Gujarat: Parsi Connection

It is stupid if you are not in Gujarat: Ratan Tata “It is stupid if you are not in Gujarat”, this is how the Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata described the advantage of investment in Gujarat. He recalled the association of Parsi community with Gujarat from the beginning of arrival of Parsis in the country…Read More