Fasli Iranshah Salgreh: 24th November, 2020 marked the Fasli salgreh of Pak Iranshah Atashbehram in Udvada (Adar Mah Adar Roj – Fasli Calendar). A Hama Anjuman Machi was offered to the sacred Iranshah in the Havan Geh. This was followed by a Jashan, led by Vada Dasturji of Iranshah Udvada – Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor.
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Life seldom gives as much as we want. Often it gives us less than what we deserve. To many it gives not anything at all. The poor live a life of grinding toil. By day and by night they work to keep starvation at bay. Ill-clad, ill-fed, and ill-housed, they wear out their bodies and […]
ZTFE Past President and one of the founding leaders of the World Zoroastrian Organization in the United Kingdom, Shahpur Framroze Captain, passed away peacefully at his home in Wilmington, Kent, on 1st December, 2020 (Mah Tir, Roj Rashne). His Uthamna and Charam prayers were performed at the Zoroastrian Centre at the WZO House. A much […]
On 28th November, 2020, Community service organisation WAPIZ, under the able leadership of its CEO – Anahita Desai, distributed fifteen brand-new Singer Sewing Machines free, to under-privileged community members, to support their families. Earlier in the month, on 23rd November, WAPIZ had shared a WhatsApp message asking community members who could benefit from the use […]
In order to ensure safety and precaution during the pandemic, Tata Motors has come up with a unique plan of delivering fully sanitized cars inside bubble wraps to customers. Tata Motors shared a few examples of its initiative on social media, where cars are seen inside the ‘Safety Bubble’ before they are handed over to the […]
The dwindling number of vultures in Hyderabad has resulted in its 1,200-strong Parsi community turning to technology for the last rites of its dearly departed, according to state news agencies. To speed up the decomposition of corpses, Hyderabad’s Tower of Silence, located in Parsi Gutta, has installed a solar concentrator which focuses the sun’s rays […]
In the recent ‘Swachhata Sarvekshan Survey’ conducted by the Surat Municipal Corporation across all zones of Surat, the ‘Kadiwala Maternity Home and Urban Health Centre’, ably managed by Dr. Persis Homi (Mevawala) Doodhwala, bagged the prestigious ‘Sawachhata Sarvekshan Award – 2020’, in the central zone of Surat, alongside two other private hospitals. What makes winning […]
Cussing, swearing or letting a profanity trip out of your mouth is looked down as socially unacceptable forms of interaction. Raised eyebrows and a distasteful shake of the head from the opposite party in utter disdain cannot be deemed a largely catastrophizing response. But, in general, attitudinal surveys have shown that both men and women […]
“Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.” – Seneca, Greek philosopher Never is strong leadership more needed than in a crisis. To say that the more than three and a half centuries old Bombay Parsi Punchayet is presently in a crisis would be an understatement. It is riddled with needless controversies and […]