Category Archives: Politics

India Elections: Phiroze Palkhivala advocates change, leaving comfort zone

“Main Aam Aadmi ka candidate hoon, Pheroze Palkhivala,” he says softly. He then takes a step forward and gives a friendly hug to a voter. By Swati Deshpande | TNN On March 20, the Aam Admi Party nominated Palkhivala, a 47-year-old advocate with a long-standing counsel practice at the Bombay high court, to take on…

Launch of Zoroastrian All Party Parliamentary Group in the U.K.

Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, CBL, DL and Gareth Thomas MP are pleased to announce the establishment of the Zoroastrian All Party Parliamentary Group. The event, hosted in the Members’ Dining Room of the House of Commons on Monday 14th October with the assistance of the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe (ZTFE), was attended by over…

Bhandara Joins Pakistan Muslim League – N

Prominent industrialist and a leader of Parsi community on Tuesday announced to join the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after a meeting with PML-N President Nawaz Sharif. Nawaz welcomed Aspandiar Bhandara’s decision to join the PML-N. He acknowledged the services of the Bhandara family to national economy, politics and literature. While the investors were leaving the…

My Father Was Manmohan Singh’s Inspiration: Zareer Masani

Charismatic politician Minoo Masani, founder-leader of the pro-Western, free-market Swatantra Party, is acknowledged by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as his ideological inspiration rather than Jawaharhal Nehru, his son and biographer-historian Zareer Masani says. Article in Outlook India In an unflinchingly candid memoir And All is Said: Memoir of a Home Divided, Zareer draws on the…

Areez Khambata Attacks Iranshah High Priests

Respected High Priests, “Finally the cat is out of the bag” as to why Khurshedji Dastur as well as his Udvada Samast Anjuman did not have the guts to reply to Valsad Anjuman’s letters in connection with the Neha (Gulrukh) Gupta case and why Khurshedji Dastur did not sign the affidavit given by all of…Read More

Parsis Seek Seat in Maharashtra Assembly

The Parsis have decided to ensure that, like other communities, they too have a representative in the Maharashtra assembly. Members of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) and BJP legislator Mangal Prabhat Lodha made a representation to governor SC Jamir asking that a Parsi be nominated as a member of the assembly. "Our community has been…

Kobad Gandhi: Maoist Leader Sent to 14 Days Judicial Custody

Kobad Gandhi, a top leader of CPI (Maoist), who is in charge of spreading the organisation’s influence in urban areas, was today sent to 14 days judicial custody by a Delhi Court. Gandhi, arrested here yesterday, was remanded to judicial custody for a day by a duty magistrate. He was produced before chief judicial magistrate…Read More

Gandhi: Parsi Link to Indian Politics

In the true notion of democracy, the most powerful name in India, the epicenter of Indian politics is a Parsi name. Below is quoted text from an op-ed. The name Gandhi comes not from the Mahatma but from Indira’s husband Feroze Gandhi, who was Parsi. The Parsi variation of the word Gandhi, which means grocer…Read More

Parsis and National Politics of India

We Parsis have had a long tradition with politics at the national, state and city level. Dadabhoy Navroji was one of the founding fathers of the Indian National Congress in the late 19th Century. He was also one of the few Indian MPs in the British Parliament. [wikipedia] Sir Pherozshaw Mehta was involved in politics…