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An agreement has been signed between the B. D. Petit Parsee General Hospital (BDPPGH) and Pervin and Jal Shroff of Hong Kong regarding setting up of a 200 bed multi-disciplinary state of the art cosmopolitan Hospital. The Shroffs have agreed to donate a sum of Rs 135 crores towards the cost of setting up the Hospital which will be located on the BDPPGH grounds (see press note in "News You Can Use" below) . Six Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP)t trustees are now reportedly in favor of the redevelopment scheme of the Parsi Lying-In Hospital (PLIH) following a meeting between the BPP trustees and the PLIH managing committee members. Consent terms are to be filed in the Bombay High Court. Over 120 flats belonging to the BPP are reportedly lying vacant and unallocated due to the "status quo" order by the Charity Commissioner on all BPP properties. The year old status quo order continues till the next date of hearing of the appeal by four BPP trustees to suspend/oust BPP chairman Dinshaw Mehta. With BPP elections looming this September possibility of vacating case by complainants reportedly exists The next date for the Goolrookh Gupta vs Valsad Parsi Anjuman case before the Supreme Court of India is set for April 7, 2015.
 
 

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It was possibly the single largest ever gathering of Parsis/Iranis at a meal. Around 6,500 Zoroastrians supped at the Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) gahanbar on March 14, 2015 at the spacious Royal Western India Turf Club. No longer are gahanbars viewed as a forgotten relic of the past. Between the Mistry family of Shapoorji Pallonji and Dr Cyrus Poonawalla they have raised the ancient community feasting to a new high. Both the alcohol and the several course dinners served in Poona earlier and Bombay were lavish. The...


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Tehnaz and Darius Bahadurji
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  • Stain glass panel at Esplanade House
  • Esplanade House staircase
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    THE ZSM COOK BOOK
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    MAN AND MEDICINE - A History
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    THE FORGOTTEN ART OF HEALING AND OTHER ESSAYS
    Author:Farokh Erach Udwadia
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    TREES OF DADAR PARSI COLONY
    Author:Katie Bagli
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    ZOROASTRIANISM AND PARSIS - A RE-LOOK
    Author:Behram T Dastur
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    GREAT LEADERS GREAT VISION 6000 BC - 2013 AD
    Author:Behram T Dastur
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    A GREAT DISCOVERY CHILDREN AS DESIRED BOY or GIRL
    Author:B.S.J.Banaji - Translated in to English by Marzban.J.Giara
    List Price: Rs.  120(+postage)
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    SEASONS OF MY LIFE INTO " QUOTES "
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