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Cornelia Sorabji Law Program at Oxford

Cornelia Sorabji Law Program at Oxford

Somerville College, Oxford Press Release THE CORNELIA SORABJI LAW PROGRAMME Cornelia Sorabji, the first female law student at Oxford in 1889 continues to provide a pioneering link between India and the University of Oxford. Cornelia Sorabji was not only Somerville College’s first Indian student, but was also the first Indian woman to study at any…

Kobad Zarolia Represents Zoroastrian Faith at Israel Conference on Ancient Faiths

Kobad Zarolia Represents Zoroastrian Faith at Israel Conference on Ancient Faiths

Ervad Kobad Zarolia was invited to represent Zoroastrians at this Conference held in Jerusalem Israel.  This was the brain child of Bawa Jain Secretary General of World Council of Religious Leaders and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel. Religious Leaders of Eastern Religions were invited to have meeting with Israel  Leaders and Jewish Religion Heads.…

Shiavax Jal Vazifdar sworn in as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court

Shiavax Jal Vazifdar sworn in as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court

Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, Acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, was Saturday evening sworn in as permanent Chief Justice of the High Court by Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki at Raj Bhawan. Talking to the media after taking oath, the Chief Justice said the decision on the demand for a separate…

Dadi Balsara: Billionaire who stayed at Taj Mansingh Hotel for 36 years

Dadi Balsara: Billionaire who stayed at Taj Mansingh Hotel for 36 years

The curious story of Dadi Balsara, the Parsi billionaire who stayed at Taj Mansingh Hotel for 36 years Article by by Poulomi Das, businessinsider.in Taj Mansingh Hotel situated in Lutyens Delhi towards the southwest of India Gate is one of the rare examples of Mughal architecture in the city. Constructed entirely out of pink Dholpur…

Jame Jamshed and Parsi Times Under Same Management Now

Jame Jamshed and Parsi Times Under Same Management Now

The coming together of the Parsi community’s oldest newspaper—Jam-e-Jamshed— and its youngest one — Parsi Times — have created a stir in the community. Members have not taken kindly to this development as the 5-year-old weekly, seen as pro-establishment (read Bombay Parsi Punchayet), will now be controlling the 184-year-old paper. Article By Jyoti Shelar |…

Salesman held for selling shoes with Parsi religious symbols

Salesman held for selling shoes with Parsi religious symbols

The Tardeo police on Wednesday arrested a 28-year-old salesman from a shop in Heera Panna for selling shoes that had religious symbols of Parsees etched over them. The accused has been booked under section 295(A) of the IPC for deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion…

Zoroastrian Cooperative Bank staff strike work over transfers

Work at the Zoroastrian Cooperative Bank came to a standstill from Tuesday till Thursday as its employees observed a pen-down strike against transfer of 37 staffers. Union members claimed the workers were “inconvenienced” as they were shifted from their present branches along the Central, Western and Harbour lines. Union leader Tukaram Pawar said these workers…

Uthamna Service on WhatsApp

Uthamna Service on WhatsApp

Our dear friend Yazdi Tantra informs us of new enhancements to the very unique Uthamna Announcement service that he has set up Yazdi writes The hugely popular Uthamna SMS Service, is now on Whatsapp – mainly for those outside India who wish to subscribe. Just add the telephone number +919892219340 to your contact list and…

Khushroo Poacha’s idea to crowdsource food now touches 2,500 lives

Khushroo Poacha’s idea to crowdsource food now touches 2,500 lives

Khushroo Poacha wanted to feed kin of the poor in hospitals. The result was an initiative that now spans 7 cities. Article by Disha Shetty | dnaindia.com Khushroo Poacha, 38, holds a regular job with the Central Railways in its commercial department in Nagpur. Married and blessed with a young girl child, there is one…

Parsi prayer hall’s success produces new worries

Parsi prayer hall’s success produces new worries

It has been nine months since Parsi-Zoroastrians inaugurated a prayer hall at the Worli municipal crematorium as an alternative option for people who do not want to be consigned to the Towers of Silence, their three-centuries-old forest cemetery, also called Doongerwadi, at Malabar Hill. Article by Manoj Nair | Hindustan Times The prayer hall, built…