Saturday 24 July at 7:30 pm
“Around the World
in Eighty Days” – a fun and action packed comedy starring the popular Jackie
Chan – promises to keep you entertained throughout. This will be followed by
Venue: Mandal Hall
Time: 7:30 pm
For all: Rs 170
Payment for July 2010 to June 2011 is due. Kindly pay Rs 150/- being your annual subscription either to the lady who delivers your copy every month, or directly to Mrs Hilla Bhaurcha in Parsi Colony or Phiruza Birdie in Cyrus Minwalla Colony. Your prompt payment will be greatly appreciated.
KZBM would like to thank ladies at each Zoroastrian Colony who so kindly distribute copies every month at members doorstep, and also provide facility of receiving subs and delivering its receipts : an onerous task done so willingly and reliably.
1998, KZBM Book Society was set up with ambitious plan to provide wide
selection of books, as well as do book reviews, meet authors, see film of
one’s favourite books. The activities were done in the initial stage but
thereafter it has regrettably largely been a struggle to generate decent
response to the library section. A host of books ranging from encyclopedias,
to biographies, current magazines, children’s books to light reading and
videos were lovingly sorted and coded and generously donated by number of
people, but seems that print media has lost its appeal, at least with our
community in Karachi!
As from July
2010 the library will be closed down and the books will be distributed to
every Parsi be eccentric? Why should every Sardarji have this one stock
actor, The Week, April 18, 2010
“Pasta on the
patra (banana leaf) is a non-no. Every community should stick to
serving its own kind of food. When I go to a Muslim wedding, I want to eat
biryani and at a Gujarati event, I look forward to a thali.”
Contractor, editor, UpperCrust, Sunday Times of India, May 9, 2010
Information up to 16 June 2010
Bharucha on 20 May
Tamboli on 23 May
Daruwalla on 7 June
Ghadialy on 12 June
Armeen’s Cake Shop
35676211 or 35676233
Mobile # 0300-8220718
between 10am and 5pm
Requires a Parsi
Lady Administrator. Salary negotiable.
For mango pickle,
mango chutney and plum jam.
Professor Jamsheed Nasir
Al-Shifa Hospital, Karachi
Who has moved to
Lahore, will now visit Karachi on 2nd and 4th weekend
of every month and see patients at Hashmani’s Eye Hospital, G-18 Sasi Homes,
Block 8, Clifton, Karachi. Tel # 3586 6042 & 43. For appointments call
Prof Nasir on 0300-8418601 0r 0321-8418601.
Punjabi Masala chops
1 large piece of
8 garlic cloves
4 medium tomatoes
12 oz yogurt
Fry 2 medium
onions finely chopped, till softened,
1 tbsp chilli
1 tsp ground
6-8 chops and
brown them for a 1 minute on each side.
and bring to boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 50 minutes or till chops
are tender and sauce thick.
Add 1 tsp garam
masala, 3 tbsp lemon juice and sprinkle 3 tsp chopped fresh green coriander
¾ inch thick
chops are ideal.
chops are also preferred
Fried Mutton Chops
¾ inch thick
chops are best. You will need 2-3 per person.
Sprinkle salt and
pepper on both sides of each chop
pan : To tell if the pan is hot enough, add 1 tablespoon water to the pan. When
the water sizzles and evaporates immediately it is ready for frying
Put some oil in
the pan and place chops. They should ‘sizzle’ . If they do not, the pan is not
Set the timer to
3 ½ to 4 minutes.
When timer goes
off, flip the chops with a pair of tongs.
on flip side for another 3 ½ to 4 minutes.
combination of red wine, olive oil, rosemary and dill to the pan.
Chops are ready
Pan frying is the
perfect way to cook tender cuts of lamb. It leaves the meat with a crisp, brown
outside and a tender, juicy centre.
Ask the butcher
to cut the chops thickly. Thin chops are inclined to shrivel in the heat of the
frying-pan and may also become hard
Preparing lamb for frying
If chops have
been frozen, make sure they are completely thawed before cooking.
When you take the
meat out of the refrigerator, wipe it dry with absorbent paper. Season the meat
well with pepper, then leave it to come to room temperature. Just before
cooking, season it with salt.
Butter gives the
best flavour for pan frying : Add a knob of butter to the oil in the pan
Turn the meat
with tongs or two wooden spoons, being careful not to puncture the meat as this
will toughen it.
The Worth-Your-Time Test
recently started working for a large consulting firm after many years as an
independent consultant. He called me a few days ago for some advice.
"I'm wasting a tremendous amount of time," he complained to me, "I'm in
meetings all day. The only way I can get any real work done is by coming in
super early and staying super late."
Nate had gone from an organization of one to an organization of several
thousand and was drowning in the time suck of collaboration. He is not
recently surveyed the top 400 leaders of a 120,000 person company and found
that close to 95% of them — that's 380 out of 400 — pointed to three things
that wasted their time the most: unnecessary meetings, unimportant emails,
and protracted PowerPoints.
Working with people takes time. And different people have different
priorities. So someone may need your perspective on an issue that's
important to him but not to you. Still, if he's a colleague, it's important
to help. And often we want to help.
the other hand, we've all felt Nate's pain. The question is: how can we
spend time where we add the most value and let go of the rest?
need a way to quickly and confidently identify and reduce our extraneous
commitments, to know for sure whether we need to deal with something or
avoid it, and to manage our own desire to be available always. I propose a
little test that every commitment should pass before you agree to it. When
someone comes to you with a request, ask yourself three questions:
Am I the right person?
Is this the right time?
Do I have enough information?
the request fails the test — if the answer to any one of these questions is
"no" — then don't do it. Pass it to someone else (the right person),
schedule it for another time (the right time), or wait until you have the
information you need (either you or someone else needs to get it).
These three questions offer a clear, easy, and consistent way of knowing
when to respond. So we resist the temptation to respond to everything.
Sometimes it's impossible or inappropriate to wall yourself off completely.
For example, what if your boss is the person who interrupts you? If your
boss asks you to do something and her request fails the test, it's not just
okay - it's useful - to redirect so the work is completed productively. It's
not helpful to you, your boss, or your organization if you waste your time
on the wrong work.
That's the irony. We try to be so available because we want to be helpful.
And yet being overwhelmed with tasks — especially those we consider to be a
waste of our time — is exactly what will make us unhelpful.
When we get a meeting request that doesn't pass the test, we should decline.
When we're cc'd on an email that doesn't pass the test, we need to ask the
sender to remove us from the list before we get caught up in the flurry of
"reply all" responses. And a fifty-page presentation needs to pass the test
before we read it (and even then, it's worth an email asking which are the
critical pages to review).
few weeks after sharing the three questions with Nate, I called him at his
office at around 6pm to see how it was going. I guess it was going well
because I never reached him. He had already gone home.
Peter Bregman, is the CEO of
Bregman Partners, Inc., a global management consulting firm, and the
author of Point B: A Short Guide To Leading a Big Change.
Facial skin care steps
skin needs the protection and attentive care more than any other
human organ. It is
because the skin is influenced by both internal and external
factors. Also age
has very important meaning. After a number of years, our skin
requires more and
more care. New skin cells in young and healthy skin are formed
every 28 days. This
skin is elastic and well moistened. But with age metabolism
is losing speed and
intensity and as result our skin grows old. This is a
natural process and
it is impossible to avoid skin aging. We can only reduce the
speed of this
insufficient physical activity, alcohol, smoking, stress, and
factors (ultraviolet rays, air pollution) contribute to
premature aging of
the skin. We have to delay biological withering of the skin.
To do this, make
sure that the breathing, nutrition, hydration and skin
are full. It is necessary to provide facial skin with a solid
protection. The sooner you start doing it, the later first wrinkles
will appear on the
Skin care includes
some reasonable steps: cleansing, moisturizing, and
Generally this scheme works for any type of skin.
essential for rest and renewal of the skin. It must be made in the
evening. Beauticians speak about the cleaning abilities of soap
skims and dries our skin, tightens pores, leaving them
muddy. It is better
to use lotion, tonic, cosmetic milk or foam for washing.
With their help you
can restore the acid-base balance and moisture level of skin
and clean pores
Moisturising is the
most important stage. Regardless of the skin type you always
have to apply any
moisturizing cream before make-up. Day cream is easily
absorbed by the
skin and makes it soft and smooth, preventing moisture loss. But
do not forget that
the cream is applied only to pre-cleaned skin.
As a rule, night
cream has the function of nourishment. Apply cream on the
clean, warm and
relaxed skin. It will help facial skin to get rich in nutrients
coming from the
blood and also to receive the additional moisture from the
will let skin to relax effectively during sleep.
Four Catholic men
and a Catholic woman were having coffee.
The first Catholic man tells his friends, "My son is a priest, when he walks
into a room, everyone calls him 'Father'."
The second Catholic man chirps, "My son is a Bishop. When he walks into a
room people call him 'Your Grace'."
The third Catholic gent says, "My son is a Cardinal. When he enters a room
everyone says 'Your Eminence'."
The fourth Catholic man then says, "My son is the Pope. When he walks into a
room people call him 'Your Holiness'."
Since the lone Catholic woman was sipping her coffee in silence, the four
men give her a subtle, "Well....?"
She proudly replies, "I have a daughter, slim, tall, 38D, 24", 34". When she
walks into a room, people say, "Oh My God."
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