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Zoroastrian Return To Roots Kicks Off 5th Trip to India


The 5th edition of the Zoroastrian Return To Roots Program began in Mumbai, India today on December 19, 2018.

22 Zarathushti youth from USA, Canada, Pakistan, New Zealand and India gathered in Mumbai at the Cusrow Baug Pavilion to kick off the program.

Aban Marker-Kabraji, Co-Chair of RTR Program welcomed the RTR Fellows and briefed them about the history of the program and the ethos and principles on which the program is based. She emphasized the diversity of the program and thanked the institutional and individual donors who have put their faith in this program. Arzan Sam Wadia, Program Director of RTR briefed everyone about the upcoming daily program details over the next 15 days.

The group were given a brief history of the Cusrow Baug, Mumbai’s premier Zoroastrian housing colony by Hoshang Jal, the Secretary of Cusrow Baug Pavilion.

Homi Gandhi, President of FEZANA spoke of FEZANA’s commitment as a MoU partner in supporting RTR as an institutional partner.

The participants then made their way to the legendary Britannia for a scrumptious Parsi meal and a personal meeting with its equally legendary owner Boman Kohinoor.

Later in the afternoon, RTR Fellows were welcomed at Madison World, India’s premier advertising and marketing agency headed by the dynamic father-daughter duo of Sam Balsara and Lara Balsara. Here the Fellows got a masterclass in entrepreneurship, media, advertising and a detailed deep-dive in the story behind the hugely successful ad campaign for Jiyo Parsi.

Over the next two weeks Fellows will travel to Pune, Nargol, Sanjan, Udvada, Navsari and Surat before returning to Mumbai for the return leg.

As is customary, all the pre-planning leading up to this day and the daily logistics of the trip is run by RTR Alumni who come back year on year, to continue the program. Zubin Gheesta and Sheherazad Pavri from Mumbai, Kayras Irani from Auckland, Tanya Hoshi from Toronto and Cyrus Karanjia from Karachi are the alumni who will be assisting with the running of the program 

Trail Blazers India, as RTR’s logistics partners since inception were represented by Hutokshi Marker, CEO and Kurush Charna, CTO who will travel with the group for the entire duration.

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https://parsikhabar.net/news/zoroastrian-return-to-roots-kicks-off-5th-trip-to-india/19114/

Stay at a 19th century Parsi home in Bhuj


The Bhuj House is a refurbished homestay that dates back to the 1890s

NAVSARI CONNECTIONS


Navsari is a name that is firmly entrenched in the minds of Parsi – Irani Zoroastrians residing in any corner of the world. Navsari has established that it has been the fulcrum around which the community has evolved in India.

The stately Atashbehram at Navsari, is undoubtedly a must on the ‘to visit’ list of Parsi – Irani Zoroastrians from all corners of India as well as those who visit from overseas. However, what many in the community are not aware of is that Navsari has been the epicentre not only of many Parsi immortals but has as many as 54 active Parsi institutions, an unparalleled feat for a city of its size.

Parsi historian Mr. Marzban J. Giara has created a list of the 54 Parsi institutions at Navsari and perceived it would be useful to publish the same as a guide for Parsi Irani Zoroastrians visiting Navsari. WZO Trust Funds have had a map prepared that provides a glimpse of all the 54 Parsi institutions at different locations.

For the convenience of visitors to Navsari these maps will be displayed at various institutions and places of worship at Navsari, Mumbai and other centres.

A copy of the map is attached for information.

Navsari – Map – 12×18

Davier Parsi Dharamshala


Visit for a quick getaway with family and friends at just 3 hours drive from Mumbai…

Newly renovated with AC in rooms… spacious, airy, neat and clean…

All rooms with attached western toilets and bathrooms with modern fittings…

Set amongst serene surroundings in the Agiary compound… Near the sea shore…

Delicious and fresh Veg & Non-Veg food prepared and served by Manager Mr. Kersi Amrolia (Ex-Manager of JJ Dharamshala, Khandala)…

Non-AC Rooms:
Double Occupancy- Rs. 400/-.
Triple Occupancy- Rs. 600/-.

A/C Rooms:
Double Occupancy- Rs. 1000/-.
Triple Occupancy- Rs. 1400/-.

Meals:
Breakfast – Rs. 80/- per person
Lunch / Dinner – Rs. 220/- person.

For Booking please contact Mr. Pervez Wadia on 09898255851

Pictures of the newly renovated Davier Dharamshala attached below..

Applications Open For 2018 Zoroastrian Return To Roots Program


The Zoroastrian Return to Roots Program is pleased to announce the opening of applications for Return to Roots 5 Trip scheduled to take place from 19th December, 2018 to 2nd January 2019. This will be the fifth tour after the first four very successful tours in 2013-14, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The aim of Zoroastrian Return to Roots is to bring together young Zoroastrians from across the world between the ages of 22-35; to return to their roots, reconnect with their culture, and revive the community. Participants (‘Fellows’) will explore various significant Zoroastrian historical, religious, cultural, and archaeological sites in India over a trip of 15 days.

The itinerary will take participants to Mumbai, Gujarat and Pune.

https://zororoots.org/applications-open-for-2018-zoroastrian-return-to-roots-program/

Anahita Irani – Sweet Annu


Hi There, My name is Anahita Irani, I am the author at Sweetannu.com. A pre school teacher, social media influencer, lifestyle & food blogger. Added hobbies are travel, movies and fashion, going for events, socializing, networking and making new friends. Check out her interesting blog at  https://sweetannu.com

Food : Authentic Bhakra Recipe – Click Here

I can proudly proclaim to be married into a bhakra loving family as l clearly remember my mother-in-law making bhakras in her Dahanu home every Sunday, cooling them and packing them in a big stainless steel box for her son. It was a ritual every Sunday evening, once all the other household work was done it was time to make Bhakras. A big thali was taken and all the ingredients were mixed with a heavy hand. My mother-in-law would instruct the maid to knead with a heavy hand and add according to the recipe in her head. She never used measured proportions yet the bhakras turned out delicious every time.

Travel : Visit Deolali – Click Here

The Bhadhurji Sanatorium

Just opposite the Netarwalla Sanitorium and Agyari compound is the Dr.K.N. Bahadurji Memorial Sanatorium. The  Sanatorium was inaugurated on 15th August 1902  and is specifically for  Parsi/Irani community. It is spread over 12.5 acres of land, such a picturesque and sprawling property, once I enter I feel like Alice in Wonderland.

 

And Much More in Fashion, Lifestyle, Education……

Sanjan Sanatorium


The newly renovated Sanjan Sanatorium managed by WZOTF is now open.

Make a reservation today for a weekend getaway with your family or a day trip with friends to enjoy the amazing food.

Please spread the word.

See you there!

LONDON TO MUMBAI – Drives Of A Lifetime


The journey started in London @ kilometer 147,524 and ended at the Gateway of India, Mumbai @ kilometer 168,981- a distance of 21,457 km. We stayed at 44 different locations over 51 days of the Drive, consuming a total of 2,503 litres of diesel and spending the approximate equivalent of Rs. 19,000/- on tolls. Only one issue with the car – Other than the radiator problem in Siberia, NO significant problems. Will need to replace one headlamp bulb which has blown a low beam filament and fix the cup holder that has jammed. Other than this, a wash and service, change of lubricants, torquing the suspension and the car feels ready to set off across the world right away. Time to start dreaming of the next Drive I guess…

Byram Dhalla, Saroosh Dinshaw and others!

Delhi Parsi Dharamshala


The Delhi Parsi Dharamshala is centrally located and offers comfortable and affordable accommodation in Delhi. Situated at Delhi Gate Metro Station, close to both the main railway stations, Connaught Place, Supreme Court, High Court and Pragati Maidan, it offers airy and spacious rooms that give you home-style comfort, equipped with modern amenities.

We also offer special attractive rates for large groups for weddings and other functions, long stay for students and working professionals.

roomsdpa@gmail.com

Delhi Gate Metro Station, Gate No 1,
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi – 110002

http://www.delhiparsidharamshala.com/

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