Nazneen Engineer Conferred Doctorate from SOAS, London

On 24th July, 2019, Nazneen Engineer was conferred with a PhD from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, London), as a “Postdoctoral Researcher at the SOAS Shapoorji Pallonji Institute of Zoroastrian Studies.” Her interest in Zoroastrian Studies grew after she attended the December 2007 World Zoroastrian Youth Congress in Australia, inspiring her to pursue […]

Inauguration Ceremony of Udvada Railway Station

The newly revamped Udvada Station was formally inaugurated on 7th September, 2019, [Mah: Farvardin – Roj: Ram Y.Z. 1389], with the felicitation ceremony of Vada Dastoorji of Iranshah Atash Behram, Khurshed Kekobad Dastoor, for his efforts and personal attention towards the restoration of our most holy station as also his endeavours for the welfare of […]

Vispi Balaporia Elected Asiatic Society’s First Woman President

On 31st August, 2019, the 215-year-old Asiatic Society of Mumbai got its very First Woman President, after 78-year-old Professor Vispi Balaporia won the election to the post, securing 107 of 163 votes. This is a major milestone in the society’s two-century-old history, which has had women as office-bearers, vice-presidents and honorary secretaries hitherto. In addition to Vispi Balaporia’s Presidentship, the Asiatic Society […]

Stay On Acquisition And Eviction Attempted By Collector Of Parsi Lying-In Hospital Land

The Parsi Lying-in Hospital is situated on Leasehold land granted by the Collector. The Government of Maharashtra, vide their policy dated 12th December, 2012, and subsequent revision thereof, vide policy dated 5th May, 2018, sought regularisation of Leases in respect of the Lands, whose lease period has ceased. The Office of the Collector have arbitrarily […]