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 […]

The Spiritual Legacy Of The First Dastur MeherjiRana

The Bhagarsath Anjuman of Navsari has elected seventy-four-year-old Ervad (now Dastur) Kaikhushru Cowasji Ravji as the eighteenth successor to the ecclesiastical seat and title of MeherjiRana. Earlier, the seventeenth MeherjiRana Dastur Kaikhushroo Navroze Dastoor had succeeded Dastur Meherji Dastur Kekobad, in January 2010. This would be an appropriate time to gain a brief yet adequate understanding […]