IIIrd COMING TOGETHER ROUNDTABLE – MUMBAI JANUARY 2008
Dear Friends and Members of the “Coming Together Roundtable”,
In our endeavor to keep the sprit of “Coming Together Roundtable” we have been working towards meeting with the goals set out in the last Roundtable held in Mumbai at the Mancherji Joshi Hall at the Dadar Athornan Madressa on January 15, 2008.
This report also consolidates the 6 monthly report sent earlier.
A quick review of the developments during the year 2008:
(1) Global networking – Yazdi Tantra.
(a) http://theparsidirectory.com/ is constantly being updated which lists Zoroastrians worldwide, with the aim to connect all Zoroastrians with one another. “Theparsidirectory.com” now has more than 69,000 registrations and the list is growing daily Any inputs towards the betterment and updation of the directory will be welcomed. Please add yourself and your family members to the directory. Glance at the listings of fellow Zoroastrians throughout the world.
(b) Make available to Zarathushtis worldwide and/or source liturgical items, religious artifacts, religious books, prayer books and other related items. A website blog www.zoroastrians.net has been setup and running. This blog is the largest aggregation of Zarathushti / Zoroastrian – Parsi / Irani websites / information available online. Several books and references shared by Dr. Homi Dhalla, Khojeste Mistree and others, have been put up on the website, with more to come. Some interesting details about those NGOs who do not have their own websites have also been incorporated. This site works with the aim of bringing ALL Zoroastrians across the world under one roof.
The proceedings of the Coming Together Round Table and the aim / purpose / workings of the Round Table can be found on the www.zoroastrians.net under the category “Round Table”
2 new Categories have been added to www.zoroastrians.net
Ø POLLS – Opinion Poll – One has been devised for Collective Giving – you are welcome to comment on the questions, and if you need any more questions. You are welcome to send suggestions for adding more Polls. The direct link is http://zoroastrians.net/category/polls/
Ø Collective Giving – Here we can collect requests for and offers for Donations. This becomes the Bulletin Board which can grow over a period of time. The direct link is http://zoroastrians.net/category/collective-giving/