Ride and Crabbing
Saturday 15 May
here and what better way to drive away the heat than a night at sea.
Enjoy a boat
ride under the serenity of stars, followed by a dinner of potatoes and
crabs, cooked freshly on-the-spot. We promise a night of fun.
Meeting point –Keamari
Timing - 8pm (boat to depart)
For all: Rs 350
Last date: May 11
K P I
Annual General Meeting
on Friday 30 April at 7pm at the Karachi Parsi Institute. Being election meeting
all members are requested to attend.
Centenary competition in June 2010
“Tamay paanchmi class na student thee hushiar chao?”
One adult of 21
year or older as main contestant, with one child of class 5 or lower.
to give names to YMZA committee members by end-April 2010.
Celebrates it’s Centenary
Khushali-nu-jashan on Navroze Day (21st March 2010) at the
YMZA Library was an apt start to celebrate Young Mazdayasnian Zoroastrian
Association’s (YMZA) centenary and their limited edition of a 15-gram silver
coin to commemorate the occasion. The following Sunday, 28th
March, YMZA invited some 300 persons to a piano recital by Rashna Gazder
with her group of select pupils at the Avari Towers, which was
especially formed by Rashna for YMZA’s centenary at the Association’s
request.. Other events during the year
have also been
congratulates the President and Council Members of YMZA on this momentous
occasion and recognises the role they play in encouraging cultural
activities among our young by way of contests for drawing & painting, music,
as well as elocutions in English and Gujrati in our culture-starved city.
Roshan Mana, a keen
lover of music, was moved to give the following account of the recital which
we share for our readers' interest.
Once again Rashna
Gazder and her pupils stole the show and the performance was magnificent :
stupendous for children in age range of 8 years to 18.
Our young Parsi
performers Astad Yazdi Sidhwa, Fareezeh Danny Sidhwa, Sharmene Freddy
Sidhwa and Nasha Ratansha Makujina stole the show playing beautifully. The
youngest child was Fiona Behram Aga whose sweetness and innocence belied the
power of her playing. The choice of items varied from Mozart and Beethoven
to the hits of ABBA, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.
music shield winner, Ruxshin Cyrus Dinshaw played hooked on classics with a
flawless touch. Roveena Faramerz Khambatta who tied for the shield in 2009
played Fur Elise with immense feeling and perfection.
There was a thunderous applause for a medley of old favourites played
beautifully by Rashna while Terence Joseph accompanied her. Being a
classical music teacher Rashna broke her own tradition performing themes of
Lionel Richie, Bryan Adams. Love Story and Spanish Eyes were melodiously
performed ending with Money Money of ABBA which received a standing ovation
from a full house.
From top left clockwise: Astad Yazdi Sidhwa, Fareezeh Danny Sidhwa, Nasha
Ratansha Makujina and Sharmene Freddy Sidhwa.
Information up to 19 April 2010
Sean, a son
born in Dubai to ex-Karachiites Tania and Faredoun Arjani on 28 March
Farzana, son and daughter of Benafshey and Darayoush Kohla on 20 March
of Meher and Dinshaw Khory on 9 April
Zenobia Nari Chenoy (ex-Karachiite) to Farhad T Elavia in Mumbai on 5 February
Bakhtiar to Danesh Noshir Dubash on 24 March
Cowas Mehta on 20 March
Kaikhushroo Irani on 23 March
MITRA - THE
10-Years Anniversary Celebration
Valid from 24 April
till 24 May.
Offer : Haircut
with free pedicure.
Hair Oiling with free threading.
Body Massage with free manicure.
For bookings please
call 0300-8293584, 35380833 except Sundays.
Timing : 11am to 5pm.
Preheat oven to
In a bowl, cream
200grms butter /
3/4 cup icing sugar
Blend in 1 ˝ cups
The mixture will be
soft and will stick to your fingers. Do not add more flour as you do not
need a stiff dough.
Wash your hands and
dry them thoroughly and dust with flour.
Press this mixture
in bottom of an ungreased pan measuring 13”x9”. Use the palm of your
hand and gently press the mixture evenly. This requires a bit of patience.
Bake in the oven
for 15 minutes.
In the meantime
prepare the filling.
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsps flour
1/2 tsp baking
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup chopped
3/4 cup flaked
Spread this mixture
evenly over the hot baked layer and return to the oven for 30mnts or till
While still warm
spread with orange-lemon icing. To make the icing, mix together till smooth
1 ˝ cups icing
2 tbsps melted
2 ˝ tbsps orange
1 tsp lemon juice
Use a palette knife
to spread it evenly, you may also rotate the pan gently, the icing will flow
in that direction and evenly coat the nut layer. Cool completely and then
cut in bars or squares and serve.
A nest of measuring
cups and a set of measuring spoons has been used.
It is best to use
freshly grated coconut. Desiccated coconut may be substituted
Social Media Bubble : A Blog
Despite all the excitement surrounding social media, the Internet isn't
connecting us as much as we think it is. It's largely home to weak,
artificial connections, what I call thin relationships.
“Social" media is trading in low-quality connections — linkages that are
unlikely to yield meaningful, lasting relationships.
Call it relationship
inflation. Nominally, you have a lot more relationships — but in
reality, few, if any, are actually valuable. The very word "relationship" is
being cheapened. It used to mean someone you could count on. Today, it means
someone you can swap bits with.
Thin relationships are the illusion of real relationships. Real
relationships are patterns of mutual investment. I invest in you, you invest
in me. Parents, kids, spouses — all are multiple digit investments, of time,
money, knowledge, and attention. The "relationships" at the heart of the
social bubble aren't real because they're not marked by mutual investment.
At most, they're marked by a tiny chunk of information or attention here or
we take social media at face value, the number of friends in the world has
gone up a hundredfold, but have we seen an accompanying rise in trust? I'd
no. Social networks have already been
around for half a decade, and society seems to be little better off.
of a feather flock together. The result is that people self-organise into
groups of like for like, but rarely are the gaps between differences
bridged. Yet, that's where the most valuable relationships begin. To be
"friends" with 1000 people who are also obsessed with vintage 1960s glasses
isn't friendship — it's just a single, solitary shared interest.
ultimate proof's in the pudding. If the "relationships" created on today's
Internet were valuable, perhaps people (or advertisers) might pay for the
opportunity to enjoy them. Yet, few, if any, do — anywhere, ever.
Conversely, because those "relationships" aren't valuable. I can swap bits
with pseudo-strangers at any number of sites. "Friends" like that are a
commodity — not a valuable, unique good.
What are the wages of relationship inflation? First, attention isn't
allocated efficiently; people discover less what they value than what
everyone else likes. Second, people invest in low-quality content. Third,
and most damaging, is the ongoing weakening of the Internet as a force for
good. One of the seminal examples of the promise of social media: It
doesn't make kids tangibly better off; it just makes advertisers better off.
Let's summarise. On the demand side, relationship inflation creates beauty
contest effects, where, just as every judge votes for the contestant they
think the others will like the best. On the supply side, relationship
inflation creates popularity contest effects, where people (and artists)
strive for immediate, visceral attention-grabs — instead of
making awesome stuff.
social isn't about beauty contests and popularity contests. They're a
distortion, a caricature of the real thing. It's about trust, connection,
and community. That's what there's too little of in today's mediascape,
despite all the hoopla surrounding social tools. The promise of the Internet
wasn't merely to inflate relationships, without adding depth, resonance, and
meaning. It was to fundamentally rewire people, communities, civil society,
business, and the state — through thicker, stronger, more meaningful
That's where the future of media lies.
by Umair Haque, Director, Havas Media
pigmentation, make a paste of fresh coconut, basil leaves, neem leaves and
rosewater, and apply on the affected area. Leave it on for 30 minutes and
Mix cucumber juice,
a teaspoon of lime and juice and half a teaspoon of turmeric powder. When
applied to the skin, this mixture is effective in removing a tan.
Relieve aching feet
by soaking in a tub of hot water and Epsom salt before you go to bed.
juice and take Vitamin C supplements to fight yeast infections.
action-packed day, your mind and body need to unwind and detox before you
can fall asleep. Create a 'ritual' for bedtime - take a bath, meditate, do
some easy stretches or yoga.
To get rid of minor
rashes on the skin, add a few basil leaves to your bath water.
“A Lion would never
cheat on his wife but a Tiger Wood."
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