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Manekji Limji Hataria

Tomorrow 15th February is the baj of Manekji Limji Hataria, the Parsi missionary to Iran. A jashan will be performed at Wadiaji Atash Behram 1st floor hall in the morning at 10 a.m. Below is an article penned by our dear friend and esteeem Parsi historian Marzban J. Giara. MANEKJI LIMJI HATARIA (1813-1890) He was sent as a Parsi missionary to Iran by the Persian Zoroastrian Amelioration Society of Bombay in 1854 to better the condition of the Iranian Zoroastrians. This great and brave man ...
Tags: Life, Iran, History, Bombay, Parsi, Teheran, Shah of Iran, Yazd, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Henry Rawlinson, Wadiaji Atash Behram, Marzban J Giara, Manekji Limji Hataria, Persian Zoroastrian Amelioration Society of Bombay, Jaziya, Tehran Kerman Yezd


Bombay Parsi Punchayet to fine unauthorised parking inside Doongerwadi

With space crunch and the civic body imposing heavy fines for unauthorised parking in the city, residents and commuters of Kemps Corner have taken to parking their vehicles inside the Parsi Tower of Silence Cemetery, also known as Doongerwadi, forcing the cemetery’s trust to impose a fine of Rs 500 and clamping of vehicles parked illegally inside the premises. Article by Aftab Shaikh | Mumbai Mirror The cemetery, which is managed by Bombay Parsi Panchayat (BPP), has put up a notice on the roa...
Tags: Life, Mumbai, Bmc, Parsi, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, BPP, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Doongerwadi, Kersi Randeria, Randeria, Bombay Parsi Panchayat BPP, Kemps Corner, Parsi Tower of Silence Cemetery, Aftab Shaikh, Mirror Trustee of BPP, Arshan Mehta


Bombay High Court to decide Bombay Parsi Punchayet election venue

One of the venues for election may be changed; some members suspect ulterior motives With just a little over a fortnight before the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) election takes place, mid-day has exclusively learnt from sources that the Bombay High Court will, in a chambers session this Wednesday, decide whether one of the five proposed election voting venues can be changed. Article by Gaurav Sarkar | Mid-Day The BPP election is set for July 1. According to sources, the case was taken to the ...
Tags: Life, High Court, Bombay High Court, Yezdi, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, BPP, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Khareghat Colony, Bombay Parsi Punchayet BPP, Gaurav Sarkar, Charni Road, Anahita Desai, BJPC School, Yezdi Desai, BJPC


Dadar Parsi Colony on Instagram

It is impossible not to be taken up by the verdant beauty of Dadar Parsi Colony, and it may so happen that the next time you are sauntering through its lanes or driving past its parks, you may take a few shots on your smartphone. And, if you are posting your pictures on Instagram, then go ahead and use the hashtag #dadarparsicolony. The neighbourhood, known to be the largest Zoroastrian enclave in the world, with a population of about 8,000, now has two dedicated Instagram pages, thanks to the e...
Tags: New York, London, Instagram, Life, Mumbai, Bombay, Central Park, Art Deco, Parsi, Royal Parks, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Dadar Parsi Colony, Daruwalla, Dadar Parsi Colony on Instagram, Benita Fernando, Mid Day Dadar Parsi Colony


Bombay Parsi Punchayet scraps plan of using plot near Tower of Silence to segregate waste

The Bombay Parsi Punchayet’s (BPP) plan to set up a waste segregation and composting unit at a plot near the Tower of Silence has been scrapped after community members opposed it. Article by Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times “The elderly, a large section of the orthodox community believe that the waste treatment plant goes against the ethos of Doongerwadi [Tower of Silence] since the proposed plant is close to our dokhmas [towers]. We have decided that waste management units will be set up in c...
Tags: Life, Bmc, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, BPP, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Malabar Hill, Kersi Randeria, Yesha Kotak, Viraf Mehta BPP, Ambawadi, Khandias, Ajoy Mehta


Bombay Parsi Punchayet okays Parsi General Hospital deal that kicked up row

The Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) has endorsed the tie-up between B D Petit Parsee General hospital and Gurgaon-based Medanta chain of hospitals. As reported by TOI last November, a Hong Kong-based Parsi businessman is donating Rs 150 crore to rescue the financially-ailing hospital at Breach Candy, which is meant exclusively for Parsi patients. However, several members of the community had opposed the deal, stating it was a “sell-out” and that the prime property would slip out of the community’s...
Tags: Hong Kong, Life, Gurgaon, Bombay, Parsi, Medanta, BPP, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Bombay Parsi Punchayet BPP, Parsi General Hospital, Breach Candy, Medanta Medanta, Petit Parsee General


Some members of Parsi community protest the Udvada Utsav,

Some members of Parsi community protest the Udvada Utsav, as it ‘violates the sanctity of the place’ The festival, sponsored by the Gujarat government, is held in Udvava, which has long been considered a major site of pilgrimage for Zoroastrians. The Iranshah Udvada Utsav (IUU), a biennial religious Zoroastrian festival to be held from Saturday to Monday, is being boycotted by some members of the Parsi community this year as they believe that the festivities affect the sanctity of the place. ...
Tags: News, Life, Gujarat, Parsi, Venkaiah Naidu, Udvada, Yazdi Desai, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Parsiana, Udvada Utsav, Udvava, Anahita Desai, Yazdi Jehangir Patel


The FPZAI will intervene in the Calcutta case

PARSEE VOICE REPORT ON TODAY’S FPZAI MEETING An Originating Summons has been filed in the High Court at Calcutta by one Prochy N. Mehta and her daughter, Sanaya Mehta Vyas. Sanaya is married to a non-Parsee. Report by H. M. Mistry | PARSEE VOICE They are seeking directions from the High Court on whether Sanaya’s two children – one son and one daughter, whose ‘Navjote’ has been performed, i) are “members of the Parsi community professing Zoroastrian faith”, ii) whether these children have a ri...
Tags: News, Life, India, High Court, Kolkata, Calcutta, Executive Council, Parsi, Mehta, Irani, Desai, BPP, Yazdi Desai, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Calcutta High Court, Maneck Kalyaniwalla


Dadar Parsi Colony: Who To Know In Mumbai’s Only Unwalled Baug

Strange things are afoot in Dadar Parsi Colony. This summer, for the first time in 89 years, the well at the Rustomji Faramna Agiary on Dinshaw Master Road ran dry. Then the BMC tried to separate the area from its northern neighbour Five Gardens in a re-warding plan. Just this week, we learned that the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee wants to widen some of its 100-year old roads. (Did they forget what happened to the hawker zone proposal?) But if much is taken, much abides in the sunl...
Tags: Life, Iran, Heritage, Mumbai, Persepolis, Bmc, Bombay, Jimmy, Joshi, Parsi, Irani, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Dadar Parsi Colony, Zarine, Penaz Masani, Tirandaz


Bombay Parsi Punchayet’s annual deficit sliced in nearly half

At the time of its implementation this February, it could have been argued that the Bombay Parsi Punchayet’s (BPP’s) decision to hike the service charge for its colonies and baugs was not the best idea; two factions on the Board had been heavily debating the best way to cut costs and reduce the Trust’s fiscal deficit – while a majority came from a ‘pro-poor pro-housing’ approach, the other side wanted to sell off BPP-owned houses for high security deposits to increase revenue. Article by Gaurav...
Tags: Life, Board, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, BPP, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Wadia, Kersi Randeria, Randeria, Gaurav Sarkar


In the city of Tata and Godrej, there’s no Parsi in BMC poll fray

For the first time in 50 years, the illustrious Mehta family won’t be contesting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls from what used to be its stronghold in Mumbai Central. The Mehtas are an example of how the Parsi community, which once played an important role in Mumbai’s politics, is no longer in the electoral race. The only Parsi in the current house, which will be dissolved after February 21 elections, is Noshir Mehta, who is serving his fourth term. Before him, his sister...
Tags: Life, Mumbai, Committee, Bmc, Bombay, Tata, Anita, Parsi, Mehta, OBC, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation BMC, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Mumbai Central The Mehtas, Noshir Mehta, Rusy, Noshir


The Parsis fighting to stop their culture dying out, and why it appears doomed

The birth and death notices in Parsiana tell a stark story. The June edition of the Mumbai-based magazine for Parsis lists two births and 46 deaths in the city. Perhaps June was not a typical month, but India’s most illustrious minority are aware of the numbers – for every Parsi born, four die – and know what they foretell. Article by Amrit Dhillon | A copy of Parsiana is given to me by Rati and Yezad Kapadia, a retired Parsi couple in their 70s who are clearly still in love, as I’m leaving th...
Tags: Hong Kong, Life, China, India, US, Shanghai, New Zealand, Causeway Bay, Delhi, Mumbai, Jack, New Delhi, Diaspora, Auckland, Gurgaon, Bombay


Bombay Parsi Punchayet cuts ties with youth wing ZYNG

The Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) is the talking point once again in the community after its board of trustees cut ties with its youth wing Zoroastrian Youth for Next Generation (ZYNG). Article by Ashutosh Shukla | DNA India ZYNG was formed in December 2009 by former board of trustees of the BPP. Back then, ZYNG was presented as a body that would provide a common platform for Parsi youth and would look to check their falling numbers. However, as soon as it was formed, some members of the communit...
Tags: Life, Parsi, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, BPP, Bombay Parsi Punchayet


Kersi Randeria Speaks About The Recent Fracas

Below is a message we have received from Kersi Randeria, BPP Trustee. Kersi writes… I am a Trustee of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet, and I believe in and am committed to upholding the dignity of this position entrusted to me by my community as also to the august platform – the BPP. At no cost do I wish to see the reputation of my Board of Trustees or the BPP tarnished or maligned in any way. As a Trustee, I was authorized by my Board via a resolution passed by the Board on the 6th of September, to ...
Tags: Life, Board, Board of Trustees, Mehta, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, BPP, Yazdi Desai, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Dinshaw


Parsi Punchayet trustees fight in court, file assault cases against each other

A Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trustee and its former chairman filed criminal complaints against each other after a fight at Ballard Pier magistrate court on Thursday. Kersi Randeria, the trustee who said he sustained eye and shoulder injuries in the fight, was admitted to a hospital and discharged on Friday morning. Dinshaw Mehta, a former trustee, said Randeria had hit his son Hormuz, who was representing him as a lawyer, causing him to faint. Article by Manoj R Nair | Hindustan Times The ma...
Tags: Life, Mumbai, Hormuz, Fort, Magistrate s Court, Parsi, Mehta, Andheri, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, BPP, Yazdi Desai, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Dalal, Godrej Baug, Dinshaw, Malabar Hill


Jame Jamshed and Parsi Times Under Same Management Now

The coming together of the Parsi community’s oldest newspaper—Jam-e-Jamshed— and its youngest one — Parsi Times — have created a stir in the community. Members have not taken kindly to this development as the 5-year-old weekly, seen as pro-establishment (read Bombay Parsi Punchayet), will now be controlling the 184-year-old paper. Article By Jyoti Shelar | Mumbai Mirror The new dispensation insists this is for purely commercial reasons considering the dwindling Parsi population, leaving ver...
Tags: News, Life, India, Community, Mumbai, Jam, Parsi, Mehta, Bandra, BPP, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Jamshed, Parsi Times, Mumbai Mirror, Jame Jamshed, Jehangir Patel


BPP Chairman Yazdi Desai: In Conversation

Parsis need reservations in educational institutes: chairman, Bombay Parsi Punchayet chairman, Bombay Parsi Punchayet   Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) is the world’s largest Parsi-Zoroastrian institution. It administers affairs of the Parsi Irani Zoroastrian community. Geetanjali Minhas spoke to its newly elected chairman, Yazdi Desai, on the Jiyo Parsi Scheme and other matters that bother this unique community. The Jiyo Parsi Scheme (JPS) seems to be bringing cheers to the community. Tell us abo...
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Statement from Udvada Samast Anjuman On IUU 2015

STATEMENT FROM UDVADA SAMAST ANJUMAN  ON RECENTLY CONCLUDED IRANSHAH UDVADA UTSAV-2015 Udvada Samast Anjuman was proud to co-host the ‘Iranshah Udvada Utsav’ (IUU) with Foundation for Development of Udvada (FDU). Going by responses gathered from all over the world, IUU held on 25th to 27th December 2015, was undoubtedly a stupendous success. Over the past few weeks, post the Iranshah Udvada Utsav, various write ups, comments and views, both positive as also negative, have appeared in various pri...
Tags: India, Arun Jaitley, Mumbai, Parsi, Shri Narendra Modi, Navsari, FDU, Gandhinagar, Udvada, Saurabh Patel, Yazdi Desai, Bombay Parsi Punchayet, Udvada Samast Anjuman, Foundation for Development of Udvada FDU, Iranshah Udvada Utsav, Dasturji Khurshed Dastoor