News Highlights:
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.
 
 
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Editorial Viewpoint

The vaccine may be here but the virus still determines how we live our lives. Elections, marriages and navjotes are postponed; restaurants, cinema houses, malls are shut; festival celebrations are banned; trips to houses of worship restricted; holiday travel is a memory; classrooms are empty, offices partly so.   With only four percent or so of the Indian population reportedly inoculated and the Covid-19 virus mutating, the restrictions on lifestyles will continue indefinitely. So how do we cope? Do we keep putting off engagements or...


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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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