Category Archives: Jiyo Parsi

Parsis: Come Baby Come

Parsis: Come Baby Come

The Parsi community, alarmed by dwindling numbers, has reason to celebrate as a repopulation programme shows results Around 35 Parsi middle-aged men and women, most of them couples and several of them accompanied by their children, have gathered in a community hall on a rainy Sunday morning for a parenting workshop in Mumbai. The din…

Bawas and Babies

Coming from an ancient movie projector, the image is shaky and scratchy. Kajol and Anil Kapoor’s marriage seems beset with problems. But, that does not stop the usual Bollywood song and dance routine in Hum Aap Ke Dil Me Rehte Hain (1999). Article by Kallol Bhattacherjee | Manorama Online When the lights come on, reality…

Jiyo Parsi: An Inside Perspective

The following is an interview with Dr. Zinobia Madan, one of the founding members of the Jiyo Parsi Programme, on what the project really means to the community. This was originally published in the Jam-e-Jamshed on Sunday December 14, 2014. “Marriage may with propriety be called the chief concern of human life. When we reflect…

How the Government-Funded Parsi Fertility Scheme Works

Persis Kamakhan had been trying to have a child for nine years. After an attempt at in-vitro fertilization in 2010 didn’t work, Ms. Kamakhan says she had all but given up — IVF was unaffordable on her husband’s monthly income of $400. Article by Shanoor Seervai | The Wall Street Journal Then Ms. Kamakhan, 35,…

India’s Declining Parsi Population: Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera English TV had a panel discussion revolving around the Jiyo Parsi scheme and recent ad campaign. The panelists were Shireen Havewala of Zoroastrian Return To Roots, Hoshaang Gotla of XYZ Foundation, Simin Patel of Bombaywalla  and Parsi Khabar’s own Arzan Sam Wadia. Check out the video recording. If you are in the USA…

NDTV India Special on Jiyo Parsi

NDTV ran a segment on Sunday November 23, 2014 in their Hum Log program. A very well presented media segment; that focuses on the issue at hand. They interviewed a few prominent Parsi women and men on this show. They are Dr. Zinobia Madon is an esteemed medical professional and has been involved with Jiyo…

Cyrus Broacha on the Jiyo Parsi Campaign

A funny and hilarious take on the recently launched advertising campaign regarding the Jiyo Parsi scheme. Cyrus’s take on Jiyo Parsi campaign which did not go down very well with the Parsi community. The Jiyo Parsi campaign was in support of the dwindling number of the Parsi community. So as to not lose out on…

Nat Geo Parsi: Rahul Da Cunha

And so I’m sitting in Albless Baug at a Navjote — (for the unintiated, that’s the Parsi thread ceremony to initiate little Perizaads and Khushrus into Zoroastrianism). In this case, my hearty, sonically over-challenged neighbour Tempton’s grand daughter is entering the faith. Article by Rahul Da Cunha | MidDay Albless Baug, nestled in the heart…