News Highlights:
April 21-May 6, 2021 issue articles have been uploaded. Photos from the issue will be uploaded next week. Parsiana regrets the inconvenience caused due to Covid related issues. The chief executive officer of The B. D. Petit Parsee General Hospital, Dr (Lt Gen) M Ganguly (Retd) has noted in an email dated April 7 to Parsiana that, "All our 80 Covid beds, including all our Covid ICU (intensive care units) beds are full." Ganguly also noted PGH had vaccinated "over 3,000" Parsis to date. Web developer and entrepreneur Yazdi Tantra has been elected chairman of the Zoroastrian Co-operative Bank Ltd while corporate director Phillie Karkaria was voted vice chairman.
 
 
Tehnaz and Darius Bahadurji
 

Editorial Viewpoint

When the Covid epidemic first broke out in March 2020, the community’s efforts were directed at coping with the ill-conceived, knee-jerk, national lockdown declared with a mere four hours’ notice by the Central Government. Aside from leaving millions jobless, penniless and without shelter, there was the problem of procuring food, tending to the elderly who were denied domestic help (unless they could afford live-ins), coping with electrical, plumbing and appliance breakdowns, accessing medical assistance, and so on. The government stated they ordered the abrupt lockdown...


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  • MARVELS IN THE LIFE OF PROPHET ZARATHUSHTRA
    MARVELS IN THE LIFE OF PROPHET ZARATHUSHTRA
    Author:Ramiyar P Karanjia
    List Price: Rs.  399(+postage)
  • PIONEERING PARSIS OF CALCUTTA
    PIONEERING PARSIS OF CALCUTTA
    Author:Prochy N Mehta
    List Price: Rs.  495(+postage)
  • ONCE UPON A CITY - Making The Little Stories of Mumbai Matter.
    ONCE UPON A CITY - Making The Little Stories of Mumbai Matter.
    Author:Meher Marfatia
    List Price: Rs.  1000(+postage)
  • HOME ON THE HILL - A Parsi Girlhood
    HOME ON THE HILL - A Parsi Girlhood
    Author:Whabiz Merchant
    List Price: Rs.  300(+postage)
  • THE BAWAJI - Chronicles Of A Vanishing Community
    THE BAWAJI - Chronicles Of A Vanishing Community
    Author:Berjis Desai
    List Price: Rs.  299(+postage)
  • THE RISE, DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ACHAEMENID EMPIRE
    THE RISE, DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ACHAEMENID EMPIRE
    Author:Farokh E Udwadia
    List Price: Rs.  300(+postage)
  • OH ! THOSE PARSIS - A to Z of The Parsi Way of Life
    OH ! THOSE PARSIS - A to Z of The Parsi Way of Life
    Author:Berjis Desai
    List Price: Rs.  500(+postage)
  • J R B JEEJEEBHOY'S BOMBAY VIGNETTES - Explorations in the History of Bombay
    J R B JEEJEEBHOY'S BOMBAY VIGNETTES - Explorations in the History of Bombay
    Author:Murali Ranganathan
    List Price: Rs.  950(+postage)
  • FROM THE IRANIAN PLATEAU TO THE SHORES OF GUJARAT
    FROM THE IRANIAN PLATEAU TO THE SHORES OF GUJARAT
    Author:Mani Kamerkar and Soonu Dhunjisha
    List Price: Rs.  1100(+postage)
  • FLYING WITH GRANDPA - Fiction
    FLYING WITH GRANDPA - Fiction
    Author:Madhuri Kamat
    List Price: Rs.  199(+postage)
 
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