What’s On

JUL 10

 

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What’s On

 

Movie and refreshment

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 snacks.

 

Venue:  Mandal Hall

Time:  7:30 pm

For all:  Rs 170

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What’s On Dues

 

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.
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KZBM  Library

 

 

In August 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 various schools.

 

 

 

Z-clip

Snippets

“Why should every Parsi be eccentric? Why should every Sardarji have this one stock image?

Boman Irani, 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.”

Farzana Contractor, editor, UpperCrust, Sunday Times of India, May 9, 2010

 

 

Milestones  Information up to 16  June  2010

 

 

MARAN

Dinshaw Khurshedji Bharucha on 20 May

Tehmi Aderji Tamboli on 23 May

Roda Naval Daruwalla on 7 June

Dhunjishah Behramji Ghadialy on 12 June

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Postings

 

Armeen’s Cake Shop

Freddy Daruwalla

Tel# 35676211 or 35676233

Mobile # 0300-8220718

Call between 10am and 5pm

Requires a Parsi Lady Administrator. Salary negotiable.

 

 

Jehanara Talati

Tel # 35881189

For mango pickle, mango chutney and plum jam.

 

 

Professor Jamsheed Nasir

Ex 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.

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Taste Buds

 

Mutton/Lamb Chops

Punjabi Masala chops

Blend together

1 large piece of ginger

8 garlic cloves

4 medium tomatoes

12 oz yogurt

 

 

In a heavy-bottomed utensil,

Fry 2 medium onions finely chopped, till softened,

and add

1 tbsp chilli powder

1 tsp ground cumin seeds

6-8 chops and brown them for a 1 minute on each side.

 

Add

Blended masala 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

Serve hot.

 

Tips

¾ inch thick chops are ideal.

Double-boned 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

Heat non-stock 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 hot enough.

Set the timer to 3 ½  to 4 minutes.

When timer goes off, flip the chops with a pair of tongs.

Continue cooking on flip side for another 3 ½ to 4 minutes.

Add small combination of red wine, olive oil, rosemary and dill to the pan.

Chops are ready to serve.

 

Tips

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.

Pan frying lamb

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.

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Biz Wiz                   

 

The Worth-Your-Time Test

 

Nate Eisman 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 alone.

I 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.

On 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?

We 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:

  1. Am I the right person?
  2. Is this the right time?
  3. Do I have enough information?

If 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).

A 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.

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Beauty Plus

Facial skin care steps

 

Actually facial 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 process.

 

Poor nutrition, insufficient physical activity, alcohol, smoking, stress, and

adverse external 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

self-rejuvenation are full. It is necessary to provide facial skin with a solid

support and protection. The sooner you start doing it, the later first wrinkles

will appear on the face.

 

Skin care includes some reasonable steps: cleansing, moisturizing, and

nourishment. Generally this scheme works for any type of skin.

 

Cleansing is essential for rest and renewal of the skin. It must be made in the

morning and evening. Beauticians speak about the cleaning abilities of soap

uncomplimentary. It 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 deeply.

 

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

outside. Everything will let skin to relax effectively during sleep.

 

Skincare blog

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And …

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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