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The Shreen and Godrej Kandawalla Endowment
Annual Report for the Year 2008
The Shreen and Godrej Kandawalla Endowment at the Aga Khan University Hospital – Karachi (AKUH-K) was established in 2005, through the generosity of the Shreen and Godrej Kandawalla family and the Kandawalla Trust, and became effective from 1 January 2007.
During 2008, the endowment has served 5 Zoroastrian patients for a total of 9 visits/admissions. These patients have been treated for Chronic Renal Failure, Cancer, Eye diseases, etc.
The Shreen and Godrej Kandawalla Endowment therefore, continues to enable financially challenged members of the Zoroastrian community to avail of the high quality of medical services of the Aga Khan University Hospital, by contributing towards their cost of the treatment.
As per the terms of The Shreen and Godrej Kandawalla Endowment Fund, 50% of the total endowment income is distributed to Zoroastrian patients and the remaining transferred to the general welfare pool for the benefit of Non-Zoroastrian patients.
The system to facilitate easy accessibility to the Endowment is functioning smoothly and the sub-committee comprising of Ms. Thrity Spencer and Mr. Kabir Akbar, Sr. Manager, Financial Assistance at AKUH continue to receive requests for assistance from the patients or their family members.
Video on Zarthosti
History & Culture
Some of you may have seen this short 10 minutes video.
It is a short presentation about Zarthosti history & culture with useful commentary to enlighten our non-Zarthosti friends and create awareness among them. Show this video at family and social / cosmopolitan gatherings.
Click on the ink below, turn on your sound, enjoy and pass it on.
Milestones Information up to 15 June 2009
Jasmin Feroz Shroff on 9th June (Lahore).
Zarin Patel at 5832838 / 03212628167
Has for sale, candle making materials, including imported parrafin wax, steric acid, wicks, metal and plastic moulds.
Dr Shahrukh Hansotia, MBBS, MCPS, General Physician & Chest Specialist, Mobile: 0300 8240898. Available for House Calls.
New Clinic Timings:
Mon-Sat: 2.00 p.m.- 6.00 p.m, 12 Avari Plaza,Avari Towers Hotel, Karachi. Tel: 568 2421
Taste Buds by Spenta Khambatta
Preheat oven to 180C/ gas mark 4/ 350F.
Grease the base and sides of a 9” spring-form pan. if a spring form pan is not available use a 9” round oven proof, pie plate.
Crush to fine crumbs 225grms digestive biscuits (substitute for Marie or any other plain sweetened biscuit of your choice). Put the biscuit crumbs in the greased pan/dish.
Pour 75grms / 3 ozs of melted butter onto the biscuit crumbs and mix together and then press firmly to the base of the pan to form an even layer. Set aside
In the blender blend together till smooth :
450grms/ cottage cheese
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp Bush vanilla essence
½ tbsp brandy / rum( optional)
2 tsp lemon juice
250 grms cream
Do taste the mixture at this point, if required add more sugar. If a more tangy flavour is desired increase the lemon juice.
Pour the mixture into the tin and bake in the preheated oven for 30mnts.
After 30 mnts switch off the oven, keep the oven door closed and allow the cheese cake to cool very slowly inside the switched off oven. This may take several hours. Wen the oven and cheesecake have both come to room temperature, remove it from the oven and cover. Chill in the refrigerator before serving.
A set of measuring spoons and a set of nested measuring cups have been used.
After 30 mnts the centre of the cheese cake will not be set. Do switch off the oven and do not over bake it otherwise it will be too hard after chilling.
If you are making the paneer at home be sure to reduce the salt.
If you are using imported vanilla essence you may need to use less than a tbsp. Btter to start with little and then taste and add more if required.
For cinnamon-flavoured cheesecake you may add ½ 1tsp freshly ground cinnamon and may omit the lemon juice if desired.
Beauty Plus by Mitra Bakhtiar
The Beauty of Life
Happiness is the simplest thing, yet somehow, we manage to complicate it. Some of you might think, well I’ll be happy if I have this and that. Stop right there.
Happiness is a state of mind. They say you are what you eat. True. Also true, you are what you think! You must remember, you only attract more of what you’re thinking. When you think happy thoughts, you attract all kinds of happiness, in the form of wealth, relationships, success, health and all other things that make you happy.
Biz-Wiz by Pouruchisty Sidhwa
Women of Substance
Dr Havovi Zersis Birdie - MBBS, did her FCPS (Pak) in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1994, MRCOG in 1996 and FRCOG in 2009 (both from UK London). She specializes in OBGYN and practices principally at the Kharadar General Hospital
Why did you choose medicine as your career?
As child I was curious to know what lies beneath our skin, why and how our body functions and became interested in the Sciences, especially Biology, which further helped to propel me towards the field of medicine.
Your supporters in helping you pursue active medicine are?
My dad Jamshed Tarapore in my initial years as a med student and my husband Zersis in my years of post-graduate training and examinations.
How was the experience of specialising in your field after having children of your own?
OBGYN is a very demanding profession as childbirth is totally unpredictable, as a result of which, after having children of my own I made the active decision to concentrate more on GYN and kept my OB practice to a minimum, so that my work hours could be more stable.
How do you manage work and family life?
It’s all about efficient time management and setting ones priorities straight. I didn’t want to forego starting a family for my career, and yet at the same time my career was also a top priority for me. Thus I decided not to have my own private practice and instead serve as a consultant at an institution.
Should women have budding careers if their partners are doing well in life?
Women should always strive for a budding career, regardless of the professional standing of their partners. In fact medical genetics has also proven that the female sex is stronger (in all aspects) compared to its male counterpart. And thus, in spite of all adversities, a woman should never step down but continue to pursue her dreams. Always aim for the top of the mountain yet making sure your feet are firmly planted on the ground.
What is that one achievement in life you are very proud of?
I am proud to acknowledge the fact that throughout my school and medical college life I had been a welfare student for the KZBM Educational Fund. Now that I have achieved my goals of becoming a successful doctor, I am now in a position to pay back and I would like to encourage all the other welfare children to work hard and continue to strive for their dreams, for hard work always pays off.
Medicine is a long drawn out profession. Would you encourage other women to take this path?
Of course! Nowadays medicine has numerous fields that one can explore and with so many avenues to choose from, one can always branch out from the norm into new and cutting edge fields such as genetic engineering, preventive medicine and biotechnology. This is not to say that family and married life should take a back seat in a woman’s life. In fact, with proper planning both are very achievable goals given ones commitment to them.
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