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A Moral Obligation to Protect the Planet

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 22 2021 (IPS) – Legends are the lodestars of history, the marriage of Sir Dorabji Tata with Meherbai on Valentine’s Day of 1898 among the most lyrical of them. Two years later, he gifted her the Jubilee Diamond, the sixth largest diamond in the world, twice as large as the Kohinoor. Article by Ramu Damodaran | INTER PRESS AGENCY Less than fifty months later, Tata Steel, the business in which he played so pivotal a role, was enveloped in a financial crisis; Dorabji and Meherba...
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CONGRATULATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS BaNaMeh Ahura Mazda With TunDorosti And MunDorosti To All My Dear Global Zarathushti Leaders And Community Members: With immense joy, I would like to invite you all to welcome and congratulate our newly elected FEZANA President, Arzan Sam Wadia with the soulful blessings of your heart and spirit. Arzan takes over as FEZANA’s 9th and youngest President to date. With Vision 2020, Arzan has dedicated the last 10 plus years towards serving our No...
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Iranshah Udvada Utsav 2019 closes with a flourish

The second day of the Iranshah Udvada Utsav began on Saturday December 28, 2019 to bright blue skies and a slight chill in the air. The morning was dedicated to various activies. A treasure hunt organized by XYZ Foundation under the leadership of Hoshaang Gotla had 30 teams compete for the top prize. Heritage walks around Udvada were organized under the guidance of Jimmy Bhiwandiwala and a cookery demonstration by Cafe Farhoar kept the participants of the Utsav busy. Participants also got a...
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Iranshah Udvada Utsav 2019 off to a flying start

India’s biggest Parsi culture festival begins: The Iranshah Udvada Utsav 2019 The third edition of the Iranshah Udvada Utsav was off to a flying start last evening here at the Gymkhana grounds in Udvada. The third edition of the Iranshah Udvada Utsav commenced today in the heart of Udvada, Gujarat – the religious center point for Parsi Zoroastrians across the globe. Hosted by the Foundation for Development of Udvada, sponsored by Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, Founder and Chairman of Serum Instit...
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‘Vacationing’ to reconnect with India’s Zoroastrian culture

Farzad Irani, a physical therapist born and raised in New York, tucked into a plate of mutton dhansak and egg chutney pattice, happily reacquainting himself with Parsi cuisine as part of a 15-day trip through western India intended to stir up his connections to his ethnic and religious identity as a Zoroastrian. Article by Bhavya Dore | Religion News Service Irani had last visited Mumbai as a 12-year-old, when he’d undergone his navjote, the traditional Zoroastrian initiation ceremony. Th...
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Day 02: 11th World Zoroastrian Congress 2018 Perth Australia

Another beautiful sunny day welcomed the participants as they streamed in to the first full day of presentations kicked off with a beautiful rendition of Monajats by Mani Rao of Chicago USA. Meherji Madon from Washington DC gave a short presentation on the remastered movie “On Wings of Fire” that he had co-produced originally. The Zoroastrian Return to Roots program made a presentation about the program and announced the launch of the next trip slated to begin on December 19th, in India. Kayras ...
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FEZANA Reports on a Successful 31st Annual General Meeting

The 31st Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America was hosted by member association California Zoroastrian Center at their Dar-e-Mehr in Westminster California over 4 days. Published on FEZANA website Over 70 official participants formed part of a larger group of friends attended this annual event held over the last weekend of April every year. This year’s event started with a series of programs on the Pre-AGM day Thursday April 26, 2018. A jashan cere...
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RJ Rohini of 91.1 FM Radio Nasha Speaks with Arzan Sam Wadia of Zoroastrian Return To Roots

Parsi Khabar founder Arzan Sam Wadia is also intimately involved with the Zoroastrian Return To Roots Program that just concluded the 4th trip in India. Arzan was invited by RJ Rohini Ramanathan of 91.1 FM Radio Nasha in Mumbai to speak about the program. Below is the radio interview that was broadcast live at the end of December 2017. If the above link does not work, click here to listen on SoundCloud
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Zoroastrains in India to explore cultural boundaries

An annual tour is bringing together young Zoroastrians from across the world to explore their culture in India and even find a partner Return To Roots fellows on a BEST, Mumbai. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint As the tall blue bus rounds the corner of Mumbai’s Crawford Market on to Mohammed Ali Road, the Sunday morning street traders squint up at the tourists assembled on its open upper deck. Some of them wave, and one guy blows a cheerful kiss to the 22-year-old American with a camera stra...
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A return to Zoroastrian roots: The ancient religion you should know more about

The 4th Zoroastrian Return to Roots tour commenced in Mumbai this December. Twenty-five Zoroastrian youngsters from across the world, spanning USA, Canada, New Zealand, Pakistan, and UAE are on a 13-day trip through India to reconnect with their customs and traditions. The trip includes visits to fire temples, Doongerwadis, and Parsi establishments, in and around Delhi, Mumbai, Udvada, Navsari, and Surat; complemented by home-made Parsi cuisine. Their journey is a means to promote the rich Parsi...
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India Trip Helps 25 Zoroastrian Youngsters Get Closer to Their Identity

The trip through Udvada, Navsari, Surat and Bharuch in Gujarat has helped the Zoroastrian youth from across the world get some answers about their religious identity. By Asmita Sarkar | Little India Twenty five Zoroastrian youth from across the world are in India for a “Return to Roots” program. The initiative, organized by Parzor, a New Delhi-based foundation that works with Unesco to preserve the community, culture, heritage and the Zoroastrian religion, is taking the group to the cultura...
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4th Zoroastrian Return To Roots Trip Kicks Off in Mumbai

The 4th trip of the Zoroastrian Return To Roots program kicked off today in Mumbai. Over 24 Zoroastrian youth from USA, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Pakistan and United Arab Emirates will participate in a 13 day trip through Mumbai and Gujarat. At the opening orientation ceremony at the Cusrow Baug Pavilion, Aban Marker-Kabraji, Co-Chair; and Arzan Sam Wadia, Program Director; welcomed the participants and gave them a brief outlay of what the RTR program is about, a brief historical over...
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Return To Roots: Radio Interview with Hrishi Kay and Arzan Sam Wadia

Parsi Khabar founder Arzan Sam Wadia also helps run the Zoroastrian Return To Roots Program as its Program Director was invited to Radio One 94.3 FM Morning talk show with the gret Hrishi Kay to talk about the program. Below is the full interview on SoundCloud. The 4th edition of the Zoroastrian Return To Roots Program starts on December 22nd, 2017 and ends on January 2nd 2018 with 25 participants from USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Pakistan.
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In its pursuit of attaining its goals to promote Entrepreneurship and Professionalism, WZCC’S venue for this year’s Global Meet was Hong Kong – strategically located at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta in Southern China, with its lush green hill slopes, secluded beaches, leisurely rural landscape and rocky shoreline. The Global Meet was held from Friday,16 to Sunday 18, December 2016 and was attended by not only the Global Zarathushtis but also the Zarathushti diaspora from Hong Kong. The gath...
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Global Working Group 2016 Meeting in Hong Kong: Press Release

The Global Working Group brings together representatives of Federations in the diaspora. The GWG met in Hongkong on 15 and 16 December. As per tradition, the meeting was presided by the host Federation Chair which this year was Mr Neville Shroff of Hongkong. The meeting coincided with the AGM of the WZCC which was also graciously hosted by Hongkong. The GWG regretted the absence of any representative from the BPP though Mr Farokh Rustomji from FPZAI was indeed participating. The GWG discussion...
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In New York, New Temple Provides A Focal Point for Zoroastrians

“I think most of the human race subscribe to [the tenets of good thoughts, good words, and good deeds]. So when I heard that I said, ‘Hey, OK, so I’m a Zoroastrian.'” That realization from actor Morgan Freeman during an NPR interview in April came after Freeman finished filming “The Story of God,” a documentary series for the National Geographic Channel. Freeman, who himself played God in the 2003 film “Bruce Almighty,” said he was surprised to learn that his basic tenets aligned with Zoroastria...
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