– A Mark Of Respect, Love And Care For The Elderly – . The Parsi community is an ageing community and has a problem of providing reliable care at home. With an increasing number of young Parsi couples migrating abroad, the only option is to either rely on an unreliable servant or literally dump the […]
Tag: Volume 11 – Issue 18
The Explanation, Application And Impact Of Our Prayers Through Mithra, Manthra And Yasna
“The prayer performed with sincere heart and pure intention serves for us a very powerful weapon against the wicked, and against superstitious and frightful thoughts. True prayer produces in us a sort of heroism and thereby we become powerful to prevent, to a great extent, hardships arisen against us. When all the daevas and drujas […]
Adarji-Dhunmai: War And Peace!
Aaderji Writer steps out of his house. Remember him? Adarji the Angrej, an absolute anglophile, more British than the Brits! He notices Sherry, the colony’s adorable arm-candy and ‘Miss Parsi Colony – 2012’ approaching him. Adjusting his behesti papa’s Tootal tie, he tries buttoning up his tweed jacket that was de rigueur, way back when […]
You’re Parsi And You Know It!
Us Parsis are remarkably unique, undoubtedly quirky, comparably idiocentric, with a race, religion and ethos all our own. You may be born in Mumbai, may have moved to Montreal, studied in Jamshedpur, interned in Japan, worked in Oman, and immigrated to Ontario… but immaterial of where life takes you and […]
Meherbai’s Mandli Meets Over Lunch!
The khanar-pinar, farnaar-harnaar, masti-majha-karnaar Mandli met for lunch at their usual South Mumbai club for lunch. Firdos-Fituri was absent since he had gone to Delhi to open a State Bank of India account after reading the account-opening form. Nergis the nosey-parker: Why Delhi? Mrs. Firdos Fituri: Obviously!! Because the form said. ‘Fill up in capital’. So, he went to Delhi! […]
Hope: The Last of Pandora’s Chest
According to Greek Mythology, the world was once a calm and beautiful place. People never grew old, there was no sickness, jealousy or any negativity. However, Pandora’s box changed all that. Jealousy, old age, grief, sickness and death came rushing out and the last thing left in the chest was Hope. Pandora was so scared […]
To New Year… And A New Beginning!
The founder of the modern Self-help Movement – Louise Hay, who died aged 90 – inspired such devotion that her clients regarded her a ‘living saint’. She treated emotional problems and alleviated physical illnesses with the power of love and positive thinking. Her groundbreaking book, ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ (1984) has sold over sixty […]
The Good Mind Brings Compassion
“Our human compassion binds us to each other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings, who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” – Nelson Mandela Forever, the world will be divided into ‘Pre-Covid’ and ‘Post-Covid’ times. Human connection is deeply linked to human sanity. Today, […]
Parsi New Year Contest Winners 2021 Results
Over the past few weeks, we have been beyond delighted with the extraordinary response received for our Parsi New Year Special Issue Contest celebrating our ‘Pets’ as well as the ‘New Year Cheer’ by way of Pics and Words. We thank our wonderfully talented participants for the fun and excellent entries and Heartily Congratulate our […]
Pet Puja: Fun Things To Do At Home With Your Pooch!
Being stuck at home due to the rains or the pandemic, with all its social restrictions, is as much a bummer for you as it is for your pup. When you’re stuck at home, your dog is likely to get less exercise than usual. But did you know that despite being confined inside the house, […]
Co-creating A Kinder And Loving World
This Shahenshahi New Year, let’s co-create with Ahura Mazda and with His Wisdom, a kinder and more loving world to live in. Let this be a promise we make to ourselves individually and collectively, as a community. Let us resolve to make this goal an attainable purpose of our daily living. Let this not just […]