HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh (10th June 1921–9th April 2021)

Message from Malcolm M Deboo, ZTFE President:

In memory of HRH Prince Phillip who visited the Zoroastrian Centre in Harrow, London on 6th October 2011

“May the immortal of soul HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, rest in eternal peace in Endless Light, Garothman, and may his Guardian Spirit, Fravashi, continue to inspire all of us to dedicate our lives in the service of our country and improve our planet.”

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A Very Happy Ramadan to all our Muslim family and friends around the world

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Civil rights campaigner Lady Doreen Lawrence criticises Sewell Report

Lady Doreen Lawrence, whose son Stephen was murdered by racists in 1993, has described the government-commissioned report on race as a ‘’green light for racists’’.

Civil rights campaigner Lady Doreen Lawrence condemns the latest UK Government-backed report into the non-existence of institutional racism as a licence for racists in the wake of disturbing evidence of racism in the Met Police

‘’My son was murdered because of racism. […] Once you start covering it up it is giving the green light to racists’’.

Some academics claimed their views had been misrepresented in the report...

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Working from Home (WFH) – the new privacy frontier!

Arguably, one of the most profound effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the accelerated shift from the office to working from home (WFH).

The overall trend towards remote working has been well documented, but the COVID-19 pandemic has created the ‘new sub-normal’ for millions and is likely to remain with us well after the global economy has emerged from the deep freeze.

At the same time, neuroscientists have been able to observe the effects of WFH on a global scale that had not been possible pre-COVID.

For example, a report by the NeuroLeadership Institute (NLI) observed that overall trends in remote working have been steadily growing over the past dec...

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A Very Happy Passover to all our Jewish Friends and Family all over the World

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Wishing all Zoroastrians a Very Happy New Year!

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White Paper on Trade and Cooperation Agreement between UK and EU

White Paper – How the concept of ‘sovereignty’ influenced the outcome of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and EU

I’m absolutely delighted to share this with the global community and it’s available as a download from UK in a Changing Europe website

As the dust begins to settle on the ruptured relationship between the UK and the EU, both sides are continuing to struggle to forge a new and different kind of relationship to the one that existed in the previous 47 years.

A case in point is the way in which the UK had been on a diplomatic collision course with the EU over the Covid-19 pandemic.

The recent success of the vaccine roll-out in ...

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‘It’s Sin’ – one of the best dramas produced by Channel 4

Now streaming on Channel 4’s website

‘It’s a Sin’ by Russell T Davies is one of the best dramas to have been made by Channel 4

Yesterday, Fenella and I watched the entire series starting at 9pm Friday night and finishing at 2am this morning.

It’s one of the best dramas to have been made by Channel 4 and is particularly poignant for those who grew up with 80s music as the soundtrack to their 20s and watched the horrors of the AIDS epidemic destroy young lives and families struggling to cope with the loss it created – a parallel in some ways (not every way) to the current Covid pandemic.

But more importantly, ‘It’s a Sin’ makes an important point of how humanity ...

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Kolah the Koala

It certainly beats being related to Ardipithecus ramidus, aka “Ardi”, the closest thing yet found to the common ancestor of both chimps and humans dating back 4.4m years ago!

The jacket to the book ‘Kolah the Koala’ says:

Meet Kolah. She’s a koala. Meet her family too. Find out where they live and how they spend their day. Learn what they eat and how long they live. Then discover what you can do to help protect the threatened koala population. Kolah is your guide and companion on this exciting true-to-life adventure. Take her home and introduce her to your kids. You’ll be glad they got to know one another.

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A Very Happy Hanukkah to all our Jewish friends around the world

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