It brings me great pleasure in presenting PT’s Bumper Parsi New Year (Super)Special issue! What makes this issue special is the content, in keeping with the times, which we hope, will bring you smiles and laughter, as it is based on the theme – ‘Celebrating Hope’! Hope – much needed during these times, when we are unable to celebrate New Year in the way we do every year – all decked-up, with family and friends in tow – headed to a naatak and dinner or then hosting a fun party at home with our loved ones. Even so, we will be together in spirit and in prayer, alongside the virtual presence of those we can’t be with in person, thanks to technology, which has proven to be a life-and-sanity saver through the pandemic!
I’m also delighted to share that our New Year Special issue will be available as a physical newspaper, so do look up your newspaper vendor if you wish to hold a crispy, thick copy of your favourite newsweekly’s New Year Bumper issue!
What makes this issue ‘Super-Special’ is that our very own ‘Kom-no-Kohinoor’, the one and only, Shri Ratan Tata, has yet again personally graced PT’s pages to share his kind and auspicious greetings with the community! (Pg. 6) PT is sincerely humbled, privileged and thrilled to share these with you, which will surely raise your spirits, setting the tone for the new year.
I’m glad to inform our readers, that over the last seven months of the pandemic, though PT had to substitute print copies with its digital version, even as most publications nearly halved their digital-edition pages, PT provided our readers enhanced content – qualitatively and quantitatively, understanding our community’s heightened needs for news and connectivity, during such times. This has earned us great appreciation and increased our reach even further, nationally and globally, and for this we thank all our readers.
Many thanks also, to all our advertisers, writers, well-wishers and all our supporters who have reposed their continued faith in PT and helped bring out a fab Special issue! Hope you enjoy it!
Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day and Heartiest Sal Mubarak! May the new orbit bring in relief and restore happiness for all!