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The Mumbai Mazdoor Sabha has criticized the Bombay Parsi Punchayet for not negotiating in good faith (see News You Can Use) All class IV employees at the Bombay Parsi Punchayet are wearing red Gandhi caps to protest the delay in drawing up a new agreement with the Union. The last agreement expired this January. Dr Cyrus Poonawalla has said he is ready to sponsor and chair the next World Zoroastrian Congress if he is so invited. The Parsi Zoroastrian Association of Singapore will not be hosting the 11th World Zoroastrian Congress in 2017 as the requisite two thirds majority did not support the proposal at an extraordinary general meeting on May 31, 2015. (See below News You Can Use) Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trustee Muncherji Cama has resigned from the apex Bombay trust stating "the functioning of the BPP is beyond repair" and urging the Charity Commissioner to "appoint an administrator to oversee the BPP after superceding the present trustees." The majority of BPP trustees accepted Cama's resignation on June 16 Maoist symphathizer Kobad Ghandy ended his three day hunger strike at Tihar Jail protesting against frequent jail transfers. Imprisoned for the last six years, the 68-year-old is charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for being a member of a banned organization. The jail authorities have shifted him to his previous jail at Tihar. ZYNG founder member and stock broker Viraf Mehta has told Parsiana, he is "definitely inclined" to contest the BPP trusteeship elections this September. He is the son of BPP chairman Dinshaw Mehta. Choreographer Pearl Tirandaz and daughter-in-law of BPP trustee Armaity Tirandaz is also considering contesting for trusteeship. She has neither confirmed nor denied her intentions, only stating to Parsiana, "I don't need a position to do good work." The next date for the Goolrookh Gupta vs Valsad Parsi Anjuman case before the Supreme Court of India is set for August 11, 2015.
 
 

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Last minute proposals to get Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) trustee Muncherji Cama to withdraw his resignation failed when four trustees reportedly turned down a proposal to move the Charity Commissioner (CC) to rescind the nearly 20-month status quo order on all BPP property. BPP chairman Dinshaw Mehta forwarded the proposal on Saturday June 13, 2015. The four trustees (Arnavaz Mistry, Jimmy Mistry, Khojeste Mistree and Yazdi Desai) reportedly met the next day. When asked via a text message what transpired at the meet, Jimmy...


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    THE FORGOTTEN ART OF HEALING AND OTHER ESSAYS
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    TREES OF DADAR PARSI COLONY
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