Category Archives: Opinion

Dr. Roshni Rustomji and the Diversity of Karachi

Dr. Roshni Rustomji and the Diversity of Karachi

Dr. Roshni Rustomji-Kerns, a renowned author, was nine years old in 1947. She lived in a building full of diverse tenants, in a Parsi family that espoused the ideals of acceptance, integration and justice. Her teachers at school were Satyagrahis, who supported the nationalists’ demand for independence from the British. In the context of these…

Jame Response on the Recent Happenings

The below is an Op-Ed piece sent to us by Shernaz Engineer, Editor Jam-e-Jamshed Shernaz writes… Four BPP trustees proposed a “ban” on the Jam-e-Jamshed on June 28, 2016, to which several pages of last week’s Parsi Times (July 9, 2016) were devoted. Jame does not intend to devote several pages dealing with their baseless…

Noshir Dadrawala’s Open Letter to Jam-e-Jamshed Weekly

Below is an open letter by Noshir Dadrawala, a current trustee of the Bombay Parsi Panchayet, addressed to the Jam-e-Jamshed newspaper Open Letter to the Editor of Jam-e-Jamshed Weekly They say, for those who believe, no explanation is needed and for those who do not believe, no explanation is possible. Despite every single trustee of…

Dasturji Peshotan Mirza: Obituary by Dinyar Patel

The passing of Dasturji Peshotan Mirza has been a loss on many fronts. We have lost a high priest who helped sustain the spiritual needs of the community, took an active part in our religious institutions, and carried on the priestly traditions of the Sanjana panthak and Mirza family, one of the nau kutumb (nine…

Open Letter to the Editor of Jame Jamshed

Below is a reader submitted open letter to the Editor of Jame Jamshed. Dear Ms Shernaz Engineer, I am a reader and well-wisher of Jame Jamshed our grand 184 year old newspaper. The 5 pages dedicated to Jame Jamshed have prompted me to write this. Presently the issue is not about Jame Jamshed vs BPP…

Reminiscing Memories of Three Parsi Stalwarts we lost in last three months

Reminiscing Memories of Three Parsi Stalwarts we lost in last three months

It is hard to believe that we have lost three of our Parsi commuity’s esteemed luminaries – internationally acclaimed Neurolgist Dr Noshir Wadia on 10th April 2016, renowned Advocate & Solicitor Mr Dadi Engineer on May 30, 2016 and our very popular and scholastic Vada Dasturji Dr Peshotan Mirza High Priest , Iranshah Udvada on…

In Memoriam: Dasturji Peshotan Dasturji Hormazdyar Mirza

Our dear friend Ervad Soli Dastur wrote a very personal piece on the passing away of Vada Dasturji Mirza. We are sharing the article here with his permission. Ervad Soli Dastur writes… As all of you know, our beloved scholar, gentle and noble soul, Iranshah Vada Dasturji Dastur Peshotan Dastur Hormazdyar passed away in Mumbai…

Lord Karan Bilmoria’s Speech in the aftermath of BREXIT

The 23rd of June was not Independence Day for Britain; it was the day the UK shot itself in the foot. The UK economy has been going so well after an awful recession, but we have a fragile recovery with a budget deficit, a current account deficit and huge debt. And ever since 2008, the…

A box of tissues for Mr. Jehangir Patel please!

A box of tissues for Mr. Jehangir Patel please!

Yesterday we published an editorial by Jehangir Patel titled “A Parsi Trupti Please”. Below is a rebuttal to the same by Ervad Marzban J. Hathiram,  Editor of Frashogard The ubiquity of Whats-app means that even on days when prayer and reflection is necessary, the peace is broken by the incessant beep announcing one more message.…

A Parsi Trupti, please

A Parsi Trupti, please

Parsi women have tolerated discrimination for over a century, and there’s no-one to fight for them. Trupti Desai’s efforts to seek equality between the sexes in matters of worship have been on the front pages of newspapers, and on prime time television. The government and the courts have backed her efforts. If men can enter…