“Be responsible - don’t use a condom tonight.” That’s just one ad in a campaign encouraging India’s Parsis to procreate. Parsis are Zoroastrians who emigrated from Persia more than a thousand years ago. “Jiyo (Live) Parsi” was launched by the government to combat the community’s dwindling numbers, last estimated to be around 69,000. While some have lauded the effort, others say it is sexist and ineffective.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Shireen Havewala @ReturnToRoots1
Co-founder, Return to Roots

Hoshaang Gotla @hgotla
Founder, Xtremely Young Zoroastrians (XYZ)

Simin Patel @siminpatel
Blogger, Bombaywalla

Arzan Sam Wadia @parsikhabar
Co-founder, Parsikhabar.net

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