My Response

PT: The BPP Chairman Yazdi Desai and your three fellow Trustees – Noshir Dadrawala, Zarir Bhathena and Kersi Randeria – have quoted their reason to advertise in Parsi Times (PT) because it makes financial sense since PT publishes the matter for free. Since they wish to save on revenues PT was the obvious choice, especially […]

Clearing The Air

PT: The ongoing controversies regarding BPP’s housing allotment to Dr. Farokh Master, and the refusal to advertise in the Jam-e-Jamshed (JJ), have taken center-stage in our community over the past couple of weeks. Kindly comment. ZB: The allotment of Dr. Farokh Master’s flat was done way back on the 23rd of March, 2016, as recommended […]

Two Contrived Controversies

PT: In the past few weeks, there’s been a flurry of messages gone viral on whatsapp and Facebook. Some of these included part rebuttals from you as well. What is your overall take on these controversies? Trustee Noshir H. Dadrawala: There are two main contrived controversies that have been whipped up by a small but […]

And NOTHING But The Truth!

BPP’s Disclosure On Controversies & Diversionary Tactics By Miscreants Even as we were settling into getting a breather from the election hullabaloo, Parsi politics seems to have raised its ugly head again over the past couple of weeks. Only this time it got worse because it was stepped up a notch and shared with the […]

Udta Parsi

26th June is observed as ‘International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking’. Even as the controversy-ridden, superhit film, ‘Udta Punjab’ makes waves in India by exposing the ugly underbelly of the drug menace in Punjab, Parsi Times Editor and qualified psychotherapist, Anahita Subedar, shares an equally appalling reality within our community, that’s been growing […]

Tribute To Vada Dasturji Peshotan Mirza

On Sunday, 26th June 2016, (Roj Gosh, Mah Bahman) our beloved Vada Dasturji Dr. Peshotan Dastur Hormazdyar Mirza of Shri Iranshah Atashbehram, passed away at the age of seventy-two years, after a long, brave battle with cancer, at the Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai. His will be missed by all in our community for a very […]

BPP Connect

Parsi Times is proud to start the much-awaited, exclusive, monthly column, titled ‘BPP Connect’, which will keep the community informed about the ongoing and future activities and any change in policies carried out by The Bombay Parsi Panchayet (BPP). As promised to our readers last month, your favourite weekly will feature ‘BPP Connect’ on the […]

Chuggging Down The (Song) Tracks

2015 marked 160 years since Western Railway (erstwhile Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway) as we know it, was inaugurated; 145 years since Churchgate station originated; and 18th December marked 85 years since Bombay Central was established as a station! In an interesting and amusing review, Hoshang Katrak ‘tracks’ a few train-based songs in Hindi […]

Say No To Tobacco

Every year nearly six million deaths are caused due to the use of tobacco – and of these, six lakh deaths are a result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke or passive smoking, that is, being exposed to the smoke exhaled from smokers in proximity. May 31st marks ‘World No Tobacco Day’ (WNTD), instituted by the […]