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nanjundan
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:12 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi

Parsis are one of the oldest business community in india and still they remain to be the leaders in their resective area of operation .eg like Tatas, Wadia's, godrejs ...and the list continues. but the problem for this community is it is thinly populated and scattered around .A recent survey shows that there are only 60000 parsis living.why did this happen ? I guess the answer is known to everyone and we can attribute different answers like migration,marrying to another community member,getting settled in new towns.this is inevitalbe as it follows survival of the fittest . And there is another famous thoery following that theory, the theory of evolution which says that once we change to a new habitat and start following that for generations after generations we gradually inherit the qualities of the later.
If we go back and look at our pedigree they all depended on natural vegetation and plantation as a source for their livelyhood.But today the scenario is changing ! We are almost there in all industires working for some big labels . But the occupation of our forefather's is under the peril of perishing. Yes i'm talking about the tea industry and i belive enveyone of us understand the pain felt by our fellow brother's in our attis bacause of the recession in tea industry. So where are we heading from here. Tell your opinions about how to bring back the charm to the ailing tea industry or your suggestions to make nilgiri a better place to survive.

warm regards
nanjundan bhojan
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ebhari
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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Are we following the Parsis?
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NO.


Just two basic reasons...

1) We have a socially sustainable and proven model of Communal harmony and progressive procreation.

2) We have inimitable group behaviour patterns.

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anushya
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Joined: 25 May 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Numbering only 500 or so in 1603, the Badagas had increased to 2,200 by the time the British arrived and made the first census in 1812. Since then there has been a staggering increase and today, the Badagas occupy 370 villages and number around 120,000 people, most of them commercial farmers.

Not that they achieved their present position without a great deal of struggle and torment. There was a time, back around 1860, when it looked to them as though Badaga society was coming to an end. The Badagas are clearly aware of how they differ from other communities in this region. Thus only people of their community have Badagu as their mother-tongue; only Badaga men and women wear the distinctive dress and carry a characteristic mark on their forehead; only Badagas live in their recognized villages which bear distinctively Badaga place-names; and only Badagas can marry Badaga women

So dear traditional Zarathushtris, let us learn a lesson from the Badaga community. Let us have the will to survive. ///////////

This was an advice given by a Parsi head to their community... on how to revive n not let their community dwindle n die... So wats ur opinion frens?
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nanjundan
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

hi

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Thus only people of their community have Badagu as their mother-tongue; only Badaga men and women wear the distinctive dress and carry a characteristic mark on their forehead; only Badagas live in their recognized villages which bear distinctively Badaga place-names; and only Badagas can marry Badaga women



Timely statistics !A person wearing national flag in his t-shirt needn't be a true patriot and vice versa. all progessive procreation are the byproduct of constructive destruction.

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nanjundan bhojan
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