Month: July 2010 Articles

WZO : London Divorces India

With deep regret, the World Zoroastrian Organisation (WZO) wishes to announce that it can no longer be associated with WZO (India). By Darayus S. Motivala / The Bombay Samachar This decision was taken after very careful consideration of the actions...

Dalal Estate Mumbai: Transformation

One of the oldest and largest residential complexes in south Mumbai is all set for a makeover. By Nauzar Bharucha / TNN Dalal Estate, the more than seven-decade-old landmark residential enclave...

Zoroaster: Forgotten Prophet Of The One God

The Abrahamic religions were preceded, and decisively influenced by, followers of an earlier prophet By John Palmer / Guardian UK The tiny world wide communities of Zoroastrians are no doubt pleased...

Ferdowsi, the Reviver of Persian Language

The United Nations cultural body (UNESCO) has named the year 2010 as 1000th anniversary of the composition of The Shahnameh, the renowned national epic of the Persian-speaking world which has been...

Nariman Point: Never Concede On Principles

By Khushwant Singh / Hindustan Times As I read Fali Nariman’s memoirs Before Memory Fades, an autobiography (Hay House), I kept thinking about Nani Palkiwala who I had the privilege of befriending...

Eminent Parsis fight for liberal priests

Anu Aga and Dr Hector Grant, among others, to support priests who were barred from praying at the Towers of Silence by the Bombay Parsi Panchayat after they conducted Navjots of children from mixed...

Fali’s enduring life

Its authors sought to dismiss the June 1975 Emergency as an event of no consequence in four famous words: “not a dog barked”. The bench and the bar, which are regarded as the fair and fearless...

Fali Nariman: Mea Culpa And Other Stories

Three Zoroastrians (Parsis) have dominated our jurisprudence through the last four decades: Nani Palkhivala, Soli Sorabjee and Fali Nariman. Fali Nariman lets memory strike its own patchwork path,...

BM Masani passes away

Veteran constitutional expert and noted advocate, BM Masani passed away yesterday at the Parsi General hospital in Mumbai. He was 86. Family sources at Mhow said today that Masani was suffering from...