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Parsi community prays for the souls of their departed loved ones on Farvardin Roj.(HT Photo/File/Representative)

Bombay HC allows Parsis to pray for their dead on Farvardin Roj with restrictions

By K A Y Dodhiya | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 03:52 PM IST
The Parsi community in Mumbai has been provided permission to congregate on Farvardin Roj but only in prescribed numbers.
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The mobile app, Parsi Shaadi, will contain 17,000 profiles of eligible Zoroastrian-Parsi youth.(HT File Photo)
The mobile app, Parsi Shaadi, will contain 17,000 profiles of eligible Zoroastrian-Parsi youth.(HT File Photo)

Parsis get an exclusive matrimony app, Parsi Shaadi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 03:42 PM IST
According to a 2017 study, almost 99.9% Parsis within the age group of 18-25 said they wanted to marry within the community.
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Keki Kharas, Rustam Ghandhi and Rutton Shroff in the US. They cycled from 1933 to 1942 and traversed 84,000 km across five continents.
Keki Kharas, Rustam Ghandhi and Rutton Shroff in the US. They cycled from 1933 to 1942 and traversed 84,000 km across five continents.

7 Parsis cycled around the world a century ago. Check out photos from their travels

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2019 08:32 PM IST
An exhibition in Mumbai is showcasing, for the first time, snapshots that tell the unique story of these Indian explorers.
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The bilingual book, ‘Stray Birds On The Huangpu: A History Of Indians In Shanghai’, will be released this month.
The bilingual book, ‘Stray Birds On The Huangpu: A History Of Indians In Shanghai’, will be released this month.

New book traces history of Sikhs, Parsis, Bohra Muslims who made Shanghai home

By Sutirtho Patranobis | HT Correspondent, Beijing
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 07:51 AM IST
New Book traces the history of Indians in Shanghai. The number of Indians living in Shanghai was possibly at its peak in 1936, at around 3,000. They were a mix of burly Sikh policemen and busy businessmen mostly from the Sindhi, Parsi and Bohra communities.
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Pune’s Zoroastrian centre has hosted nine navjots, three funeral prayer ceremonies and two weddings.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)
Pune’s Zoroastrian centre has hosted nine navjots, three funeral prayer ceremonies and two weddings.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)

India’s first ‘open fire temple’ in Pune breeds new hope for Zoroastrianism, Parsis

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 02:50 PM IST
India’s first ‘open agiary’ mainly caters to ex-communicated Parsis, i.e. those who have married out of their community, and their children, and Zoroastrian enthusiasts who want to learn more about the religion. 
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Most of these Agiaries are managed by private trusts and are not a part of Bombay Parsi Punchayat (BPP).(HT file)
Most of these Agiaries are managed by private trusts and are not a part of Bombay Parsi Punchayat (BPP).(HT file)

Parsis form team to maintain fire temples, look after priests and staff in Mumbai

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 12:32 PM IST
Most of these Agiaries are managed by private trusts and are not a part of Bombay Parsi Punchayat
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