He serves on the Board of the International Centre for Nonprofit Law (ICNL) and is member of the Asian Philanthropy Advisory Network (APAN) which is affiliated to Give2Asia and Fellow of the Center for the Study of Philanthropy, which is affiliated to the Graduate School & University Center of the City University of New York. He was earlier also on the Board of Resource Alliance (UK) and Worldwide Initiatives and Network of Grant-makers' (WINGS).
He has contributed research papers on not-for-profit law for the Johns Hopkins as also Harvard Universities. He was invited in June 2001 by the London School of Economics to participate in the International Seminar on Charity Laws.
As a prolific writer he has written several resource books including, A 'Hand Book on Administration of Trusts', The Art of Successful Fund-Raising', 'Investment Opportunities for Charitable Organizations', ‘Management of Philanthropic Organizations' (with a foreword by noted jurist Late Mr. Nani A Palkhivala), 'Laws Governing Voluntary Organizations in India' and 'Merchants of Philanthropy - Profiles in Corporate Citizenship'. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Bombay Public Trusts Act, Income Tax & FCRA. He is also the regional contributing editor of the 'International Journal on Non-profit Law' and is Co-author of an Internationally acclaimed publication titled, "Philanthropy & Law in South Asia'. He edits 'Philanthropy' the journal of CAP for the last 25 years. Earlier he was a regular contributor to the Bombay Chartered Accountants' Association's Annual Referencer. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Healis - Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health and he is also a trustee of Resource Alliance (India), India Sponsorship Committee, Make A Wish Foundation, V Care Foundation, Chronic Care Foundation, Forbes Foundation, Bombay Community Trust, the Jai Ho Trust which he established with the Oscar Winning Director, Danny Boyle and Junoon Foundation which he established with Sanjana Kapoor.
He serves on the Ethics Committee of the Foundation for Medical Research and earlier also served on the Ethics Committe of Indian Co-operative Oncology Network (ICON). He is also on the Audit Committee of the Family Planning Association of India and Advisory Committee of Seva Sadan & Altamount Capital.
A dynamic speaker: He has conducted seminars and workshops for NGOs all over the country and he is Visiting Faculty at the Tata institute of Social Sciences, SNDT University, Nirmalaniketan (College of Social Work), Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research and SIES College of Management Studies.
He is invited regularly by the Rotary & Lions Clubs to address their members.
In March 2008 he was appointed by The 'Planning Commission' (Government of India) as a member of an Expert Group on feasibility of a New Central Law to serve as an alternative All-India Statute for Voluntary Organizations in India.He has been awarded the Karmaveer Puraskar in the year 2009.
What is his contribution to the Parsis?
As a team member of the Social & Voluntary Group (SVG), he conducts annual tours to Iran and has also authored a travelogue titled 'Iran - The Spiritual Motherland of Zoroastrians’. He has also written a book titled 'Zarathushtrian Saints and Martyrs'. He regularly delivers talks and lectures in India and abroad on Parsi history, culture and religion.
He has also read a paper on Zoroastrianism at the Parliament of the World's Religions held in Chicago in 1993 and has addressed Parsis of Toronto, London, Hong Kong and Karachi. He served as Associate Editor of ‘Jam-e-Jamshed Weekly’ during the year 2000-01 and regularly writes for other newspapers and magazines like Mumbai Samachar and Parsiana.
Earlier he also used to edit ‘Hamazor’ the magazine of the World Zoroastrian Organization.