Be prepared for and accept whatever challenges you may attract in life For these are meant to make you grow in strength and wisdom These experiences should make you better, not bitter. For centuries, men and women the world over, across race and creed, have asked the question, “Why, God, why?”, when disaster strikes. And, […]
Living the Zoroastrian Way Of Life – Part I
. One often hears Parsis say that they are proud of their religious roots. However, try asking the average Parsi in the street what it means to be a Zarathushtrian and you’re likely, at best, to hear the over-simplified and stereotyped message of, “Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds”. Though these principles form the […]
Unity And Understanding – The Only Way Forward
. Most communities see us as prosperous. But, that’s not entirely true. We have pockets of affluence, but, also larger pockets of want and mediocrity. We are seen as a fun-loving community with a great sense of humour. However, there are some who prefer to and destroy, rather than reason and nurture. As a community, […]
Is Iran Still A Vacation Destination?
For Parsi Zoroastrians, Iran is not only a place of pilgrimage or historical insight, but also a place that provides a new perspective on life. It is not a place just for staid elderly couples, but, quite a ‘happening’ place. As part of the SVG team, I’ve visited Iran over 22 times over a […]