Pestonji calls herself 'an accidental Parsi'. She says:
After my divorce, I became a freelance journalist and came into contact with a different set of attitudes, contrary to those of my childhood friends. There was this split in my thinking, my identity. Being a journalist and a Parsi are two separate things, and often these clashed. My perception as a journalist prevailed over any kind of loyalty to my community which I don't have. Times of India, 19 Sep 99.
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