Dr. Jehangir Kohiyar – Pioneer Of Modern Indian Tattooing – Passes Away

On 15th May, 2019, Mumbai-based Dr. Jehangir A Kohiyar, considered the pioneer of modern tattooing in India, passed away. Affectionately known as Jangoo, his passing is mourned by the Indian and global tattooing community. Professionally, Dr. Jehangir was a psychiatrist who learned the art of tattooing from Jock Liddell (aka Tattoo Jock) during his medical […]

FPZAI Holds EGM

On 5th May, 2019, in an expected turn of events, the FPZAI (Federation of the Parsi Zoroastrian Anjumans of India), which has not held its AGM for the last two years, suddenly called for an EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting), which was held in the Annexe Hall of Mumbai’s Banajee Atash Behram, at 11:30 am. Chaired […]

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Letters to the Editor

The Community’s Charter of Co-Existence For Peace And Harmony A long time ago, in the year 1914, some of our stalwarts from the community joined hands for a worthy cause – to bring peace and harmony in the community, by proposing to draft a ‘Charter of Co-existence’. That was a great idea, but somehow it […]

Film Review: Zero

‘Reach for the moon and the stars will fall in your lap,’ seems to be the philosophy followed by SRK and the people responsible for bringing the film to its title ‘Zero’. In a runtime of two-and-a-half-hours plus, Zero undergoes a series of transformations – possibly more than the number of titles thought of by the […]

Zoroastrianism Represented At 2018 Parliament of World’s Religions

Over 8000 people gathered in Toronto (Canada) to be part of the ‘Parliament of World’s Religions’, which extended from the 1st to 7th November, 2018, marking its 7th chapter. The Zoroastrian flag was flown by under the aegis of the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA). Zoroastrians participated as speakers at the Opening […]

The Healing Power Of Sleep

Shakespeare recognised the remarkable recuperative, curative and invigorating properties of sleep. To him, sleeplessness was one of the greatest curses of man, it put one out of harmony with nature, ruining both body and mind. Fifteen hundred years before Shakespeare, in ancient Greece, sick people were brought to the temple of Morpheus, the God of dreams, and left there overnight to recuperate. In the tradition of […]