Month: June 2015 Articles

Mumbai’s Parsis fight to preserve the city’s greenest space in Dadar

The Parsi colony in Mumbai’s Dadar neighbourhood is unique. It is the world’s largest concentration of Parsis, now down to its last 80,000 despite the community’s wealth and education. Article by Bachi Karkaria | The Guardian Locally, this central...
The curious case of the vanishing Parsis

The curious case of the vanishing Parsis

“I’ll grow up to be a math teacher,” declares Delicia Billimoria. Looking at the ease with which she demolishes a complex multiplication assignment on a canvas blackboard hung in her living room at...

Toronto’s Jashan In the Baug: A Photo Essay

Toronto’s Jashan In the Baug: A Photo Essay

On July 21, 2015 the Ontario Zoroastrian Community Foundation (OZCF), located on beautiful 10 acres of land, held a huge event of "Jashan in the Baug” on their premises at 1187 Burnhamthorpe Road...

The Parsi Food Pilgrims

The Parsi Food Pilgrims

I’m going to be honest with you. I’m a Parsi but I’ve always had a somewhat tenuous love for Parsi food. Of course I liked the odd dish here and there—dhan-dar chawal, simple yellow dal and rice...

Dying Iranian language gets boost

BORI, in collaboration with London University, to hold 10-day course in Avestan, an ancient language now fading into oblivion. In an attempt to resurrect the ancient Iranian language Avestan,...