Zarthosht No Deeso

– A Day To Rededicate Ourselves To Zarathushtra’s Message Of Spreading Happiness – Roj Khorshed of Mah Dae is observed as Zarthosht no Deeso – the day on which our beloved Prophet, Zarathushtra, passed away from this material world to the spiritual world. Zarathushtra’s era is shrouded in mystery. While Greek sources place his birth […]

Charitable And Religious Trusts To Revalidate Tax Exemption And Tax Deduction Registration

The Government of India seems adamant about putting charitable as also religious trusts and institutions through the exercise of revalidating their tax exemption and tax deduction registrations. The only relief provided is by way of extending the effective date from 1st June 2020 to 1st October 2020.  Press Note of Ministry of Finance On 9th […]

Coronavirus: Neither ‘Divinity’s Wrath’ nor ‘Nature’s Vengeance’!

The novel coronavirus is neither ‘Divinity’s Wrath’ nor ‘Nature’s Vengeance’. From a Zoroastrian perspective, this virus is the opposite of all that is good, God-given, life-giving and health-promoting. However, there are all kinds of posts on social media about the coronavirus being ‘Divine Anger’ on mankind and COVID-19 being ‘Mother Nature’s Vengeance’ on human beings!  […]

Impact of Budget 2020 On Charitable Trusts / Institutions

  The Union Budget and Finance Bill 2020 has proposed major changes for charitable trusts and institutions. Like thousands of other charitable and religious institutions in India, Parsi trusts and associations (including Panchayats and Anjumans, Agyaris and Atashbahrams which enjoy tax exemptions or offer tax deductions u/s 80G) will also be affected. Once the Bill […]