Parsi Community Issues

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 13, 2010
Matrimonial Meet at Bardoli premium
The Bardoli Jarthosti Anjuman will be hosting a “Matrimonial Meet” for eligible single Parsis, on 20th & 21st November, 2010 at Bardoli. The participants should reach Bardoli either on 19th evening or latest by 20th morning and  leave on the evening /night of 21st November 2010. The participants will be accommodated in hotels and best […]
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
August 20, 2010
Navroze ’10 Celebrations and Talk of Change via Times of India premium
“Acutely conscious of the threat to its existence, the community is now talking of change even as it preserves its culture and heritage. At the gathering on Thursday evening, there was a vibrant display of sarees worn in the typical Parsi style and long white attire of the men. Even the old who turned up […]
August 23, 2008
Parsi Meter: Going Down premium
  The day after Pateti this year, an article appeared in the Hindustan Times, commenting upon the state of Parsis in the National Capital Region of Delhi (click on the picture above to enlarge and read). You can also read it online here, on the author’s blog. It is a short and simple, yet thought […]