KZBM's Inter-Association Quiz Competition followed by dinner
on Saturday 31 March at 7:30 pm at the Mandal
It is time once again for an info-entertainment evening with general knowledge
and brain teasers of our ever popular
Quizmaster Perviz Daroga.
KZBM, YMZA & KPI will compete by forming two teams of six members per team.
There will be one team from PPCA and an
independent team in which anyone may take part. Team leaders please give
your names to Katherina Irani on mobile by
Time: 7:30p.m. onwards
Ticket per person: Rs 400
Last Date: March 27, 2012 till 1 Pm.
Tickets available from:
Roshan Kotwal - 35887221
Soonu Kandawalla - 35681711
Parveen Banaji - 32767347
Furengeez Tampal - 32782961
Roshan Vania - 32250127
Sunday 11 March at 11
at the Mandal Hall
Come and enjoy all our usual attractions:
· Outfits for ladies, children's clothes, sadras, towels, sheets and
· Wide variety of home-made food
· Fish pond to interest your children.
book stalls contact Nergesh Daruwalla : Tel # 3279-1383 or Alla Rustomji : Tel
# 3586-1746, by 1stMarch.
If you can paint on any material or
can sketch; if you can embroider, crochet, macramé, make a toran; do bead-work,
make stuffed toys or costume jewellery, take captivating photos, do flower
arrangements or know any other art or craft we at the Mandal would like to
provide you an opportunity to display your talent to the community.
At this stage
just give your name and that of item/s you will display to Alla Rustomji on Tel
# 3586 1746. We will organise an exhibition in early June at the Mandal premises
for 2 days over a weekend. Returning items in their original condition will be
Closing date for
entries is 30th April 2012.
FOLLOWED BY FOUNDER’S DAY
AT KPI ON FRIDAY 23 MARCH, 2012
those who have passed their SSC Part II, O Level Exam or graduated from
Universities in the year 2011, to kindly submit their names and relevant mark
sheets, certificates, etc, at KPI to their Manager M Umar Khitab, latest by
3rd March 2012 to facilitate including them in the above function.
“They secure our
today and they touch our future…” says the invitation to KFC’s 8th
Annual Teachers Convention 2011 held on 26th November 2011.
At the convention
our Prochi aunty, as most of us call her, received Lifetime Excellence Award.
teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased.
“….Ms Pouruchisti Bharucha has around 43 years of experience in the field of
education which makes her a living legend. She is not only a teacher but a
leader as well, who helps the school system in developing and shaping a child
into a brilliant student. She has been a true mentor for her students throughout
their career. She loves reading, needle work and bead work.”
“….She is a graceful ad soft spoken lady who would never tire or loose her
temper while teaching the tiny tots. She had immense patience and love for the
children who just joined the (BVS) Montessori at the age of 2 and who started
looking upto her as their mother….. She would tell them stories and would
personally sit with them on the ground to do tower building and other handwork.
She had the ability to understand each child’s need and adjust her activities
accordingly. She enjoyed good interpersonal relationship with seniors and peers.
“Her commendable services for promoting education are unforgettable, We are
proud of you.”
would like to add that Prochi aunty is the grand daughter of our late
illustrious Dastur Doctor Maneckji Dhalla and reflects his gentleness of
disposition and love for people. Despite her health, she daily engages in
toran-making and happily teaches the art to those who request her.
will conclude with the quote “I touch the future. I teach,” as it aptly fits
Information up 14 Feb 2012
Virji and Meherzad Firoze Aga on 29 January
Correct date: Cowas Daruwalla, ex-Karachiite in UK on 13 December, not 14 December mentiond in previous issue
Sethna ex-Karachiite in Vancouver, Canada on 22 January
Dubash expired in Mumbai on 2 February
Divecha on 5 February
Mobile : 0321-2359235
Wanted : Old Coins and Bank Notes for personal collection. Will pay a fair
Sarees, garas, kores and kusti for sale
Mobile # 0300-2369385
Indian Sandlewood, floating Kakras, Farohar Pendants, Zarthost Coins &
Florescent Farohar Car stickers available for sale.
6 cups of water
1 cup rice
1-2 tbsp of
2 cups sugar
1 tsp saffron
1/2 cup rosewater
1 tsp cardamom
1/2 cup almonds
Soak 1 cup of
rice overnight in water. In a saucepan bring 6 cups of water to boil and then
add the soaked rice to it.
Reduce the heat
to the lowest possible and simmer uncovered for 30 min. Stir in 2 cups of sugar
and let it simmer until sugar has dissolved. Add butter and mix well and rice
looks bright and yellow.
almonds and 1 tsp of crushed or cut pistachios and cook for another 30 min or
until the mixture is thick enough to hold its shape almost solidly. Stir in rose
water and saffron. Pour the mixture into a dish and decorate with cardamom,
pistachio and almonds and let it cool. You may then place in the fridge and
Warren Buffett's 7 Secrets for Living a Happy and Simple Life
never flies in a private jet -- even though he owns the largest private jet
company. He also lives in a small three-bedroom house he bought 50 years ago,
and keeps himself occupied by playing online bridge.
It is refreshing, and inspiring, to hear of a man with all the wealth in the
world who still believes that happiness lies not with riches but within
You, too, may
become immensely happier
by integrating some of the following wisdom into your own life.
Secret #1: Happiness comes from within.
“In my adult
business life I have never had to make a choice of trading between professional
and personal. I tap-dance to work, and when I get there it’s tremendous fun.” --
If you do what you love and love what you do, you’ll naturally be productive.
Secret #2: Find happiness in simple pleasures.
“I have simple
pleasures. I play bridge online for 12 hours a week.” -- Warren Buffett
You can also learn to be happy with the simple pleasures of playing cards with
friends, playing with your children or taking a walk in the wilderness.
Secret #3: Live a simple life.
“I just naturally
want to do things that make sense. In my personal life too, I don’t care what
other rich people are doing. I don’t want a 405 foot boat just because someone
else has a 400 foot boat.” -- Warren Buffett
Keeping up with the Joneses is the worst epidemic among those who should never
contemplate that notion in the first place. Less is
Secret #4: Think Simply.
“I want to be
able to explain my mistakes. This means I do only the things I completely
understand.” -- Warren Buffett
If you apply this rule in your life, you can develop clarity and sanity in your
thoughts. Life is about simple yet profound choices.
Secret #5: Invest Simply.
“The best way to
own common stocks is through an index fund.” -- Warren Buffett
Often, the simplest route will bring you the most riches, and the most
Secret #6: Have a mentor in life.
“I was lucky to
have the right heroes. Tell me who your heroes are and I’ll tell you how you’ll
turn out to be. The qualities of the one you admire are the traits that you,
with a little practice, can make your own, and that, if practiced, will become
habit-forming.” -- Warren Buffett
Having a mentor is as important as having a purpose in your life, but having a
wrong mentor is as devastating as having a wrong purpose in your life. The
mentor has to be someone you can trust. You’ll find that person in your inner
circle if you think hard enough.
Secret #7: Making money isn’t the backbone of
your guiding purpose; making money is the by-product of your guiding purpose.
“If you’re doing
something you love, you’re more likely to put your all into it, and that
generally equates to making money.” -- Warren Buffett
Money should never become the object and end all of your motivation.
Our religion –
Ervad (Dr) Hoshang J Bhadha gives us a very lucid explanation of Sarosh Yazad
and I have therefore virtually reproduced his thoughts on the subject taken from
“Sarosh Yazd, a most revered character in Zoroastrian Scriptures, is today
unknown to many of us who have not yet visualised the presence of the Spiritual
Being in their everyday life.
invoke His presence in everyday prayers (Farzyats) and,
several times in our rituals and high liturgical ceremonies like Yazashne,
Visparad, Vendidad, and Nirangdin.
fact, our life and existence in this world is incomplete without His presence.
We yearn for His presence during a child birth, Navjote, Wedding and Funeral
ceremonies. He is the one who guides and protects us by interpreting our
thoughts, feelings and emotions through our ‘Kharenangh’ (Khoreh,
aura, glory) to help us attain the grand goal of ‘Uru’ Spiritual
above may sound a bit high-flown to some of our readers, but hopefully the
serious reader will find it thought-provoking.
is generally through Him that prophets and even righteous men are inspired by
God. He protects the souls of men both during the day and during the night. His
protection is greater at night.” In some families it is a habit to recite the
“Sarosh Baj” to invoke the protection of Sarsh Yazd.
Sarosh Yast Vadi (Karda 7, 11, 12) it is said that in order to protect the
creations from the attacks by evil powers, He keeps himself awake and armed with
His spiritual weapons traverses the whole earth three times during a day and
also at night (i.e. wherever there is darkness due to lack of Divine Wisdom),
riding on His shadowless horses and destroys evil everywhere. “
Field Marshal Sam
Bahadur Maneckshaw once started
addressing a public meeting at Ahmedabad in English.
The crowd started chanting, "Speak in Gujarati.
We will hear you only if you speak in Gujarati."
Field Marshal Sam Bahadur Maneckshaw stopped.
Swept the audience with a hard stare and replied,
"Friends, I have fought many a battle in my long career.
I have learned Punjabi from men of the Sikh Regiment;
Marathi from the Maratha Regiment; Tamil from the men
of the Madras Sappers; Bengali from the men of the
Bengal Sappers, Hindi from the Bihar Regiment;
and even Nepali from the Gurkha Regiment.
Unfortunately there was no soldier from Gujarat
from whom I could have learned Gujarati."
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Hilla Bharucha (Parsi Colony) and Phiruza Birdie (Cyrus Colony)
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