Friday, Jan 27, 2023

Parsi community


Streetwise Kolkata: Parsee Church Street, named after Kolkata’s 183-year-old Parsi fire temple

October 07, 2022 12:57 pm

A significant part of the lane and the larger neighbourhood’s documented history starts during the 19th century when the Parsi and Jewish communities began settling here.

Despite the engaging vignettes of Parsi life it offers, Berjis Desai's novel 'Towers of Silence' suffers from a convoluted storyline

September 23, 2022 2:52 pm

The book, whose recurring theme is the spirit world, recounts the whimsical and weird tale of a clan over 140 years

Portraits, memorabilia: When ‘Aapri Rani’ Elizabeth lived in Parsi homes & memory

September 29, 2022 7:19 pm

This fascination with the British monarchy is not just limited to Bomanbehram, 75. Every Zoroastrian Parsi and Irani home, it is said lightheartedly, has a portrait of the queen, be it Victoria or Elizabeth. The community often referred to Elizabeth as “Aapri Rani” (our queen).

As Hyderabad’s oldest fire temple turns 175, the Parsi community looks back at 2 pioneers

July 26, 2022 12:09 pm

The Nizam of Hyderabad once owed Rs 41 lakh to Seth Viccaji Meherji and Seth Pestonji Meherji, two Parsi brothers who founded Hyderabad’s oldest agiary. With the fire temple turning 175 on July 31, the Old Parsi Fire Temple Trust is set to release a souvenir on the Meherji brothers.

Centre cites Covid-19 risk, tells SC can’t let plea to allow Parsi last rites

January 18, 2022 8:11 am

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pointed out that it had in consultation with the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), issued guidelines for disposal of dead bodies of Covid-positive persons.

‘A Parsi could belong to any religion or none’: Coomi Kapoor

August 01, 2021 9:32 am

Journalist and writer Coomi Kapoor on feminist Parsi women and lines of separation in the community

‘Safety of state supreme law’: Gujarat HC dismisses plea to allow Parsi rituals of final rites in Covid deaths

July 23, 2021 10:36 pm

Parsis lay out their deceased in a secluded place known as Dakhmas (the tower of silence), to be eaten by vultures while the remains are exposed to the sun to be decomposed.

Parsi New Year 2019: Navroz Mubarak Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Messages, Greetings, Wallpaper, Photos

August 17, 2019 2:26 pm

Happy Navroz: Since people in India and Pakistan follow the Shahenshahi calendar, which does not consider leap years, the Parsi New Year is celebrated in India and Pakistan about 200 days after it is celebrated across the world.

Parsi body defends ‘right’ to keep people out of fire temple

April 11, 2019 3:09 am

The bench was hearing a PIL which alleged that persons belonging to other races and religions were being discriminated against as they were being denied entry into the fire temple.

Parsis up in arms over ‘damage’ to temples due to Metro construction

November 11, 2017 3:28 am

Parsi priests Vada Dasturji Dr Firoze Kotawal and Vada Dasturji Khursheed Dastur met the CM and Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) officials to express their concerns over the underground tunnels passing close to two Parsi Atash Behrams in Girgaum and also Bhikha Behram well near Churchgate.


Parsi community uses humour in latest campaign to tackle dwindling numbers

November 12, 2014 4:58 pm

The Parsi community launched a first-of-its-kind advertisement campaign to tackle the issue of their decreasing number, on Monday (November 10).

Parsis celebrate their New Year – Navroz

August 18, 2014 5:26 pm

arsi women greet each other as they celebrate their new year.