At least 178 community members have passed away since onset of the coronavirus pandemic (March 2020) in India. Parsiana compiled the death statistics from 11 major Indian locations where significant Parsi populations exist. 105 deaths have been registered in Bombay, obtained from Worli Prayer Hall, where a large number of Covid-19 victims are cremated, though […]
Er. Sarosh Dastoor Awarded Doctorate
Surat’s Ervad Sarosh Keki Dastoor recently completed his PhD in Electronics Engineering with the latest technological trend and research thesis titled, ‘Cellular Planning and Heterogeneous Network Optimization for the Next Generation Wireless Mobile Communication’. During his tenure as a research scholar, he put in ten research paper publications and overall twenty-six publications in reputed journals […]
PARSI PRIDE BRIGADE
Here’s extending our very Best Wishes for a Shining and Successful Future, alongside our Heartiest Congratulations to our Young Guns….
ZWAS Rings In New Year With New President And Surat’s 6th Parsi Directory
ZWAS (Zoroastrian Women’s Assembly Of Surat) has been keeping all our Surtis all charged up with its delightful sequence of events lined up. In August 2019, a Prayer Competition was organised at Pak Kadim Atashbehram, where the children exhibited their religious fervour with great devotion and dedication. The Prayer competition was judged by Er. Navroz […]
16th East Bombay Scout Group Hits Century!
The 16th East Bombay Scout Group, under the arch of the Young Zoroastrian Society (YZS) entered its 100th year on 1st August, 2019, alongside sister group, the 71st East Bombay Guide Company (also under YZS) which completed 25 years on 1st August, 2018, and was also celebrated with much pomp. The 16th and 71st Scout […]
Behnaz Todiwala – A Class(ical) Act!
Based in Surat, Behnaz Todiwala is the Art Director and Founder of the globally renowned Utkarsh Dance Academy LLP, dedicated to preserving India’s cultural heritage through Classical and Indian Folk dances, for the past 25 years. A Bharatnatyam connoisseur, staunchly committed to the practice for 39 years now, Behnaz Todiwala is a Gold Medallist in […]
Coming Soon: Surat Metro Rail
With PM Narendra Modi’s led NDA government recently clearing the decks for the Surat Metro Train Project (SMTP), Surat is all set to get its own Metro Rail soon, marking Gujarat’s second metro rail project, after the recently launched Ahmedabad Metro. Implemented by the Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC), the SMTP will be overseen by […]
SPP Organises Navjotes Of Seven Zarthosti Children
Six girl students from the Surat Parsi Punchayat (SPP) run ‘Nariman Girls Orphanage’, namely Jennifer Dehnugara, Monaz Pithawalla, Pinaz Pithawalla, Farzana Avari, Shernaz Gole and Armin Gole) and Dinyar Gole from ‘Parsi Boys Orphanage’, were ordained into the Zoroastrian faith through the Navjote ceremonies organised by the SPP, at the Nariman Girls Orphanage, on 14th […]
Surat’s JJ Adarian Celebrates Salgreh
The Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy Adarian, (Adajan, Surat) celebrated its 191st Salgreh on 3rd May, 2018, (Roj Behram, Maha Adar), with a Jasan performed by Mobeds Er. Kayomarz Bhesania, Er. Darayus Bhada, Er. Yazdi Turel and Er. Kersi Amrolia. All Zoroastrians in and around Adajan were present for the Jasan. A day before the salgreh function, […]
Surat Mourns Mehernosh Karanjia’s Sudden Demise
On 5th February, 2018, Roj Daepadin, Mah Sheherevar, the Parsi Community of Surat was shocked by the sudden passing away of actor and director of Gujarati Parsi Drama and Teacher at Cambay Institute of Commerce, Mehernosh Noashirwan Karanjia. The Samast Surat Sheher Parsi Anjuman and President of Surat Parsi Panchayat, Jamshed Dotivala organised a condolence […]
It’s Surat To Spain For TT Champ Frenaz Chipia
Current Gujarat No. 1, former Silver Medalist at the Open Senior Table-Tennis Nationals and key member of the Parsee Gymkhana (Marine Lines) TT team, Frenaz Chipia is off to Belgium later this month, along with top national players – Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Sanil Shetty, Mouma Das and Manika Batra, to participate in the Belgium […]