Community Issues

July 29, 2010
THE AVESTAGENOME PROJECT™ Needs Every Parsi’s Help premium
THE AVESTAGENOME PROJECT™ is a large-scale biological study that has as its main goal the search for the basis of Longevity and the higher incidence of certain diseases seen in the Parsi/Irani-Zoroastrian population. In addition the study will result in archival of the genome of the population and the creation of a medical database of […]
May 27, 2010
Save Bahrot Caves premium
Dr. Homi Dhalla, the Founder-President of World Zarathushti Cultural Foundation, has taken immense pains to initiate gigantic efforts to Preserve and Save the Bahrot Caves as a precious heritage structure since the last several years. In a first of its kind, he has now initiated an online signature campaign, to be submitted to the Director-General, […]
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 […]
July 19, 2008
An article on Agiarys – from Hindustan Times premium
  Adale Patel pointed us to an article that appeared in the Hindustan Times recently. Besides pointing out the fact that some of our Agiarys are being given “Heritage” status, the article titled “Enduring Fire” goes on to provide insights not just on what’s inside Agiarys, but also reveals some of the issues facing them. “Their […]
July 14, 2008
Parsis – The World’s Smallest Nation premium
From Google Earth Community The 2001 census in India put Parsis at 69,600. There are some 35,000 or 40,000 additionally, mainly in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Population estimates in India expect Parsis to come down to 20,000 by 2020. Apart from the UNESCO sponsored PARZOR (Parsi-Zoroastrian) project which is documenting the […]
December 10, 2007
The Missing Parsi premium
If you thought finding long lost friends and relatives only happened in old Hindi movies, you’ve got to visit this website I found the other day! It is an interesting and useful website called The Missing Parsi. It is a wonderful tool/site created by Ader Gandi that helps you find Parsis and Zoroastrians with whom […]