Community Issues

February 9, 2015
Zoroastrian Population Figures premium
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 […]
January 13, 2015
Mumbai Priests – Have The Courage To Say No. Have The Courage To Face The Truth premium
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 fore-sight towards […]
February 19, 2013
Why I Chose to be A Zoroastrian premium
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 […]
March 31, 2012
The Decline of the Parsi Community premium
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 […]
January 2, 2012
Shortage of Priests, forces Allahabad Parsis to rely on “temporary priests” premium
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 […]
May 9, 2011
Intermarriage Row Must Be Resolved Soon premium
by Joeanna Rebello Fernandes via Times of India, 8th May 2011 “It’s not so much the elephant in the room that 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 […]
September 17, 2010
BPP requires grieving relatives to prove the deceased Parsi family member has not left her religion premium
Whaat…??!! Yes, really… Now when a Parsi woman married to a non-Parsi man dies in Mumbai, besides grieving and taking care of other formalities, her family members will also have to organize an affidavit stating that she was a practicing Zoroastrian till her death, if she is to be accorded full Parsi burial rights and […]
September 9, 2010
Will Zoroastrianism Survive? premium
By Yezad Kapadia Having just returned from a trip to the north of Europe, during which I could interact with many Zoroastrians in different geographic locations, I thought I would put down my thoughts on paper and post them on our website. In Oslo we caught up with Kourush who was kind enough to spend […]
September 3, 2010
A Date With Parsis premium
“The new saviours of a 3,500 year-old faith are hip and tech-savvy. Parsi-Zoroastrian youngsters are using Facebook, speed dating, and paintball competitions to meet, make merry and perhaps marry “ An article by Janaki Viswanathan in Mid Day >> click here to read