We have this inherent love- hate relationship with silence. As humans, we carry large voids of passive disillusionment and disenchantment, that we subconsciously fill with large doses of noise, which does little or nothing to contribute to our life. Our world was a quiet place of tranquil existence, in and about nature. Humans were meant […]

Paying Homage To Dadabhai Naoroji On His Birth Anniversary

Known and respected worldwide as the ‘Grand Old Man of India’, the legendary Dadabhai Naoroji was one of India’s greatest leaders – a multifaceted personality as a nationalist, statesman, educationist, economist, social reformer and parliamentarian. He is known to have influenced, among many others, Mahatma Gandhi, Mohamed Ali Jinnah and Sir Pherozeshah Mehta. He was […]

Khordad Sal Mubarak!

The festival of Khordad Sal is considered very significant in our religious rivaayats and the religious texts because on this day (Roz Khordad, Mah Farvardin), the following important events took place, relating to our religion and our history: Prophet Asho Zarathushtra was born. Dadar Ahura Mazda created the first couple in the world, named ‘Mashya’ […]

English Heritage Blue Plaque Unveiled At Former English Residence Of Dadabhai Naoroji

On 10th August, 2022, a Blue Plaque was unveiled in commemoration of Dadabhai Naoroji, at his London residence (72 Anerley Park, Penge SE20), where he resided from 1887 to 1904. Representatives from English Heritage, the House of Lords, Indian High Commission, local government, the Zoroastrian community – notably the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe (ZTFE), […]

Finding ‘Perfection’ (Khordad) In The ‘Happy’ (Farokh) Month Of Fravardin!

Saal. Zoroastrians observe Khordad Roj (day) of Fravardin Mah (month) as Khordad Saal. This is the sixth day of the first month (Fravardin) of the Zoroastrian calendar. The First Month: One often wonders why the new year begins with the month of Fravardin. Our most learned living scholar and High Priest, Dasturji Dr. Firoze M Kotwal explains: “We call Farvardin […]