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Zoroastrian Population Figures

Zoroastrian Population Figures

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Community Issues, Featured Story | 0 comments

There is a lot of debate about the number of Zoroastrians living around the world today. Nergish Mistry from Delhi, pointed us to this page on Wikipedia that contains a list of countries where Zoroastrians are known to be living, along with the numbers available. The list is attributed to a FEZANA study, but details aren’t available to ratify them....

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Mumbai Priests – Have The Courage To Say No. Have The Courage To Face The Truth

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Community Issues | 1 comment

By Jehangir Mehta | Perth, Australia Good leaders are invaluable to an association, community and the country. Bad leaders and gutter politics can destroy the very foundation of the pillars of any organization into economic disrepair and third rate status. Much of the wealth was gifted to BPP by the benevolence of the rich and famous families, whose...

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Why I Chose to be A Zoroastrian

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Community Issues, DPA Events | 0 comments

Dorian Gordon Bates was born to parents, one of whom who is an atheist and the other agnostic. As he came to the conclusion that he could not subscribe to the view that there was no God, he started searching for a religion to which he could belong. After reviewing all the major religions of the world he came to the conclusion that he wanted to become a...

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The Decline of the Parsi Community

The Decline of the Parsi Community

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in Community Issues | 5 comments

A lot has been said, written, and debated about the dwindling numbers of the already small Parsi community in India and world over. For the record, here in the National Capital Region of Delhi, which includes Gurgaon and Noida, we Parsis are quite concerned with our declining numbers, and dismayed by the ignorance/apathy that surrounds this subject. While...

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Shortage of Priests, forces Allahabad Parsis to rely on “temporary priests”

Posted by on Jan 2, 2012 in Community Issues | 0 comments

In an article published in The Times of India yesterday, the author writes of the challenges faced by our diminishing community in North India: Even in this crucial juncture, the Atash Behram or the Holy fire at the Fire Temple is kept burning by the efforts of members of this community, just a dozen head counts in the city, who have either placed the...

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Intermarriage Row Must Be Resolved Soon

Posted by on May 9, 2011 in Community Issues | 9 comments

by Joeanna Rebello Fernandes via Times of India, 8th May 2011 “It’s not so much the elephant in the room, no one wants to acknowledge, but rather the unicorn they all imagine-that the global Parsi population isn’t so desperately in decline, but that it has somehow miraculously ballooned to four million. Rubbish, was the emphatic denial of...

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