Tambola Evening followed by Bahmania
On Saturday June 12
Lady luck may
just favor you : Enjoy an evening of Tambola followed by a scrumptious
For all: Rs
June 8 till 1pm
members : If you would like to be added on the YMZA email database, please email
either one of us below. This will keep you up-to-date with upcoming YMZA
activities. Thank you Kaizer Irani (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Dinshaw B Avari (email@example.com),
Joint Honorary Secretaries.
Swimming Membership Fee
Committee of KPI has revised swimming membership fees for the current season
(2010) as follows:
from Rs. 3500/- to “Rs. 500/-“
Single: from Rs.
2200/- to “Rs. 200/-“
Student: from Rs.
1200/- to “Rs.100/-“
This is to
encourage maximum members to avail and enjoy the facilities.
coaching classes during the school summer holidays, please contact the Swimming
Secretary: Zubin Sethna on 03008270410.
Founders’ Day Prize Distribution
Those who have
passed their Matriculation, O and A Level Exam or graduated in the year "2009",
are requested to submit their names, relevant mark-sheets and certificates at
KPI to the Manger: Mr Umar Khitab, latest by the first week of June 2010.
The Living Will of a True Parsi
being of sound mind and body do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by
If a reasonable
amount of time passes and I fail to demand at least two or three of the
Glass of Scotch
Dar ni pori
Dozen taja boomla
Akoori on toast
Kolmi no patio
Sali ma gosh
Kera per eeda
Ice cream from
Parsi Dairy Farm
Another Parsi peg
it should be
presume I will never get better. When such a determination is reached pull
the plug, reel in all tubes, and call it a day.
Future figure Skating Champion
years of age, Sanaea Mahava, shines as a budding Figure Skating enthusiast,
developed a passion for it over the past 3 years.
Sanaea who had
already won two Silver medals, went on to win a Gold in November 2009 in
Barrhead Alberta, at the Midnight Twilight Alberta Open Competition.
She is now
progressing to the intermediate level.
She is the
recipient of a few medals for Tap Dancing, has received 2 High Golds for her
solo and 1 Gold with her Dancing Group in 2008. She is in Grade 7 at Aurora
Sanaea is the
daughter of Kashmira and Gev Mahava and lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her
Zarine Boyce of Houston
Zarine Boyce of
Houston, Texas, was nominated in the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of
Commerce Hall of Fame and received the award at the Hall of Fame Gala in
Information up to 16 May 2010
Zane, a son to
Ashna and Zarvann (ex-Karachiite) Kavasji on 28 March in Toronto
Vania on 29 April
Peroshaw Minwalla ex-Karachiite expired in Toronto on ________ April
Byramji Mama on 5 May
has taken a break : If any of our readers wish to share their tried and
tested recipe/s with us they may email at
In this issue,
in-keeping with today’s taste for light meals and less cooking time, we give
you two recipes from Nargis Bhimji’s “Jhat-patt” for a simple at-home
Heat 2 tablespoon
oil and place one whole chicken and 5 small peeled potatoes in it.
Add paste of :
1 medium onion
10 cloves garlic
1 ˝ tsp red chilli
2 tsp salt.
Cover with lid and
put some water on the lid. Let it cook on slow fire for approximately 45
minutes or till the chicken and potatoes are done. Remove the lid and
sprinkle 1 tsp garam masala and cook on high flame for a few minutes,
turning over the chicken gently. Leave a little gravy if desired, or cook
You may serve with
fresh green salad, or any other of your choice.
Mix in a blender
1 cup mango pulp
˝ cup sugar
1 tin evaporated
When well blended,
pour in a bowl, cover it and place in the freezer until the mixture
thickens. Remove from freezer and whisk the mixture till smooth. Place it
back in the freezer.
before serving remove from freezer and place in the fridge : This will help
you scoop up the ice cream, when serving.
Newsweek's Decline and Why Companies Need Rivals
A few years
ago, there was a persistent debate going on in the halls of
Newsweek magazine. For decades Newsweek, with 3.2 million readers, had
been the number-two newsmagazine in a three-player field: Time had about a
million more subscribers, while U.S. News & World Reports lagged with about
a million fewer.
U.S. News had
been losing money for years, and even before the Great Recession hit, it
seemed vulnerable. Inside Newsweek, where I was a reporter, some of us
wondered: Would it be good or bad for Newsweek if U.S. News disappeared?
Newsweek would benefit. The magazine would surely pick up ad revenue from
its defunct competitor, our sales reps would face less pressure to match
U.S. News's deeply-discounted ad rates, and we'd be better positioned as the
sole alternative to Time.
others argued. If U.S. News failed, it would diminish the whole category.
Market share aside, Newsweek was better off by having a rival it could
In strategic terms, the debate was this: Is it better to be the
second-ranked player in a three-player race, or will a stronger company
usually reap benefits if a weak rival goes away altogether?
of the newsmagazine category over the last two years provides an interesting
example of this dynamic at work. In 2008, U.S. News announced it was
abandoning its weekly publishing cycle; instead it would
publish only monthly, and would focus its efforts on its website. Today
the U.S. News brand is barely alive — and if it weren't for its successful
college ranking franchise, it might have disappeared altogether.
months after its third-place rival retreated, Newsweek has failed to
benefit. It picked up no incremental revenue from U.S. News, and the
reduction from a three-magazine field to just Time and Newsweek only
reinforced the notion that newsweeklies were better-suited to the "Mad Men"
era than the Internet Age.
newsmagazine business contracted to two players, Time was in first place,
Newsweek was in last. And ad buyers allocated their dollars accordingly — a
familiar pattern during recessions. "When things get tough, it's always the
second newspaper [in a two-paper market] that suffers the most — advertisers
would cut more of the ad budget they'd allocated to the weaker paper and
keep more of their ad dollars in the bigger one, because it was more
important to them," says John Morton, a veteran newspaper analyst. "It
happened to Time and Newsweek [during this recession]. Time's revenues were
down, but not nearly as much as Newsweek's."
various billionaires consider whether to bid to keep Newsweek alive, the
folks at Time are left pondering the same question we at Newsweek considered
a few years ago when U.S. News was in jeopardy: Are we better off if our
rival survives or disappears?
case to be made Time will be better off if Newsweek finds a buyer and
continues to live on. In business as in sports, a good rivalry can make
everyone play better.
Dan McGinn is
a senior editor at HBR. He started work at Newsweek in 1990s.
Curly Hair? Enjoy Them!
Ouidad (pronounced 'we-dad'), curly hair specialist, is the first stylist in the
USA to open a 'curls-only' salon. Combining scientific knowledge with her own
understanding of curls, she is a trusted expert in fashion and beauty magazines
such as Cosmopolitan and Shape. She started her career as a student styling hair
for top designers, Broadway productions and advertising agencies in New York.
Her cutting technique "Carving and Slicing" is now synonymous with her name in
the industry. Ouidad has her own range which she actively helps to formulate;
she even took classes in chemistry to create the perfect curl-friendly product.
Her products contain proteins and vitamins to help define and manage curls.
“I want every single curly-haired girl and woman in the world to embrace her
curls and stop living in denial about her hair type. What I co-created with
Sunsilk, will empower women to experience their own perfect curls; just waiting
to be discovered. My hope is to encourage more girls to finally feel confident
about their curls."
"To get the most out of our curls, there are three crucial things we girls need
to get into our heads and our hair; moisturised curls allowing for healthy
shine, minimising frizz allowing for curl definition; and keeping a lid on
volume allowing for long-lasting "curl control". Getting all this in one product
is exactly what I'm working on with Sunsilk; it'll really be the elixir of life
for curly hair."
"Curly hair has a body language of its own. It bounces, it speaks; it's alive!"
"There are so many misconceptions about curly hair. People believe that it's
coarse and tough, that it needs beating into submission. In fact, 90% of curly
hair is baby-fine; there is just a lot of it! You need to work with the
curl-feed and nurture it with good products, such as the Defined Curls product
range I co-created with Sunsilk."
So ladies with curly hair, flaunt them!
A Sheikh's son goes
to Germany for studies. A month later, he sends a letter to his dad saying:
"Berlin is wonderful, people are nice and I really like it here, but I'm a
bit ashamed to arrive to school with my gold Mercedes when all my teachers
travel by train."
Sometime later he
gets a letter from his dad with a ten million dollar cheque saying:
us, go and get yourself a train too."
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