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Parsi community


‘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.

Iranian group to celebrate ‘International Day Of Cyrus The Great’ today: ‘Will sing Iranian national anthem, observe one-minute silence’

October 29, 2017 5:12 am

This would be the second year in a row that members of the National Movement of the Iranian Resistance, some of them are refugees from the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, would celebrate the event in the city.

In Parsi genes, new clues on old cultures

September 25, 2017 12:03 pm

Parsi men were likely to have intermingled with and married Indian women after they first arrived on the Gujarat coast in the subcontinent from Iran following the emergence of Islam in that area in the 7th century AD.

Delhi’s Parsi community celebrates Navroz

August 23, 2015 1:50 am

The Parsi community of Delhi celebrated Navroz (New Year) at the Mengusi Parsi Dharamshala on Saturday.

Will vote for candidate, not party: Malabar Hill Parsis

October 08, 2014 4:35 am

Away from Parsi-dominated areas, community members said no political party approached them.

To boost population,Parsi leaders offer aid to youths

November 20, 2013 5:35 am

Parsi youngsters who are willing to marry and bear kids will get free homes and monetary help for education,fertility treatment.


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.