Month: January 2010 Articles

Thinking Big

In the 10th century, a group of Zoroastrians arrived from Iran on the shores of Gujarat, India, and sought refuge in the kingdom of Jadi Rana in Sanjan. An oft-told tale then describes a meeting between the reigning Hindu king and the community...

Dasturji Meherjirana: An Obituary

Parsi Khabar joins all the Parsis in expressing condolences on the passing away of Dasturji Meherjirana. Ervad Marzban Hathiram has written a wonderful obituary. It is my solemn duty to inform...

Even in Death, A Parsi to the End.

A very interesting account from way back in the 19th century. It was a hot and sultry afternoon, that 21st day of April, 1844 as Mr. Mancherji Hormuzdiar Chanddaru left the offices of the popular...

Jam-e-Jamshed: Return to the fold

With a new editor taking over Jam-e-Jamshed, the recently acquired reformist views of the 177-year-old Parsi weekly may be toned down By Manoj R Nair / Mumbai Mirror On Sunday, readers of...

Centre will help Parsis to boost count

By Vineeta Pandey / DNA Concerned about the dwindling Parsi population in the country, the ministry of minority affairs is trying to come up with a concoction to reverse the trend. Minister Salman...

Report: 9th World Zoroastrian Congress

The following is a report filed by Marzban Giara on the occassion of 9th World Zoroastrian Congress held in Dubai in December 2009. The 9th World Zoroastrian Congress was held at Dubai from 28th to...

Boman Irani: In Conversation

There is something very, very real about Boman Irani. It can be felt in the way he gets into the skin of the character — being innocent enough to endear like Oscar Fernandes in Honeymoon Travels Pvt...

HC refuses to stay ban on 2 Parsi priests

The Bombay Parsi Punchayet got a shot in the arm on Thursday with the Bombay high court declining to stay its ban on two priests from performing religious Zoroastrian ceremonies at Doongerwadi and...

Jimmy Engineer: Man With A Mission

Jimmy Engineer is a man with a cause. He stands tall, somber and deep in a thought. His passion to make a difference comes with a style of his own. Posted in the Khaleej Times His courage and...

The Exodus

She calls it the U-Trip. Setting out from Karachi, 15-year-old Rosheen Birdie plans on visiting every major hub of Zoroastrians in the world, just so she can find one to marry. It’s not so easy to...