Month: January 2011 Articles

India’s Zoroastrians dying out for lack of Parsi clergy

In the cramped heart of the suburb called Andheri, the MF Cama Athornan Institute was strangely quiet. The institute, founded in 1923 to train Zoroastrian priests, is a large, M-shaped edifice with excellent infrastructure and teachers dedicated to...

Dr. Ratan Marshall Passes Away

Eminent Parsi scholar Dr Ratan Marshal, who turned 100 in October last year, passed away on Sunday morning. He was not keeping well for the past three days. Marshal was the first to chronicle the...

The Pioneering Parsis of Karachi

UPDATE: It has been brought to our attention that the article below was originally authored by Farishta Dinshaw and published on Vohuman.org. The original article is now available here. We regret...

Dr. K B Grant Passes Away

Dr K B Grant, founder and chairman of the Grant Medical Foundation that runs Ruby Hall Clinic in the city, passed away here on Monday. He was 91. Credited as being the man who brought in some of the...

10 Predictions for Parsis for 2011

Taking a leaf out of Bejan Daruwalla, the renowned astrologer, Bombay Samachar takes a shot at predictions for Parsis in 2011 A BPP trustee will resign and elections will be held. Efforts to find a...