God Has A Plan!

If the almighty ever played a sport or game, He would undoubtedly give Magnus Carlsen, or our very own Viswanathan Anand, a run for their titles, even on his worst day. It’s no wonder then, how perfectly he times his move, strategizes the game-plan of our lives, and annihilates all opposition. And just like chess, […]

Practical Tips For Balancing Socio-Religious Norms In A Post-Lockdown World

The Baffling Start To New Year 2020: Every year, on March 21, Jamshedi Navroze, our Agiaries and Atash Behrams are flooded with streams of worshippers, each exchanging happy greetings, blessings, and well-wishes, with every known face encountered. These familiar scenes of Jamshedi Navroze were no different this year in many parts of the world.  But […]

The Ascension Of The Last Sasanian King Yazdezerd III To The Throne

Ten monarchs ruled over Sasanian Iran within a short period of four years, from 628 to 632 CE, most of them falling victims to internecine strife. In 632 CE, the situation had become very grim. The institutions of kingship, nobility and clergy were shaken. Military generals, pretenders and usurpers took this opportunity and frequently assumed […]

Mind Over Meat

n the pantheon of Zoroastrian divinities, Bahman Amshaspand ranks next to Ahura Mazda. Bahman is an Amshaspand or Amesha Spenta (variously translated as Bountiful Immortal or Arch Angel) and is doctrinally seen as the guardian of one of Ahura Mazda’s good creations, namely animals – particularly Goshpand like cow, goat, sheep, etc. It is for […]