What's On

NOV 09



What's On



Fancy Dress Competition

To Celebrate KZBM's 97th Anniversary

On Saturday 14 November at 5:30 pm


A fancy dress competition: this time an adult with a child. No age group, anyone is welcome male or female but with a child, both dressed with imagination. Followed by snacks.


Those who plan to take part, please give your names when you purchase your tickets, just to give us an indication. Thank you.


Venue: KZBM garden & hall

Time: 5:30pm

Rate: Rs200 for all

Last date: Tue 10 November by 1pm







All members of KZBM are requested to attend their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 6:30pm at the Mandal Hall.


One of the items on the agenda is election of the Managing Committee and nominations are invited from eligible members of KZBM who fulfill the requirements of the Constitution for the positions, as detailed in the enclosed Nomination Form.


Please note that the Nomination Forms duly signed by the nominee, proposer and seconder must reach the Honorary Secretaries at the Mandal's address, latest by November 3, 2009.



KZBM Website


Effective 6th October 2009 our website address has changed to www.banumandal.com  Geocities where we earlier had our website have closed their free of charge facility and given us the option of transfer of data and monthly upload of What’s On on the paid site of Yahoo. Yahoo has given us the above domain name.

The website was launched by Toxy Cowasjee on 1st May 1999, making the Mandal part of the worldwide community. It was created on Geocities free site and we enjoyed this facility for a decade.

Recognising the value of a website, the Managing Committee has approved it’s continuity on Yahoo and Zain Sethna is in the process of transferring the data and activating the site. Mandal thanks Zain for maintaining the website and uploading the What’s On every month for some years now.


Our Friend


BMH Parsi Medical Relief Association

72nd AGM of BMH Parsi Medical Relief Association will be held on Sunday 25 October 2009, at 10:30 am at the Parsi General Hospital. One of the items of the agenda is to elect office-bearers and members of the managing committee for the ensuing year.

Aspi G Mobed and Homi D Ghadially, Honorary Secretaries














Milestones  Information up to 13 October 2009




Mehroo Tehmurasp Pajnigara on 1 October

Ex-Karachiite Roshan Khudamurad Irani on 5 October in Pune, India






Dilshad and Aspi Irani

Phone:  35660171 3    /    35662759


Join the tour for Thailand: Visit Bangkok and Pattaya

For 8 days

From 26 Dec 09 to 2 Jan 10

Last date to join 15 Nov



 Taste Buds by Spenta Khambatta                 


Chicken Liver n Olive Pate:

Melt in a pan 100 grms butter

Add in and sauté till softened 1 large onion peeled and chopped

6-8 cloves of garlic

6-8 whole peppercorns


Add in and cook for about 10 mnts 1/2 kg chicken livers

Allow to cool.

Stir in olives ( approximately 20-30)

2tbsps brandy

Transfer the mixture to a liquidizer and blend till smooth.

Check seasoning.


Divide the mixture into several small bowls.

This will facilitate all your guests to serve themselves easily.

Chill overnight till firm.

Serve with Melba toast or salted biscuits.

Tips: Be careful not too put too much salt, as butter and olives are both salty.

 Add Salad dressing from “Bank”  at home PC




Biz Wiz by Pouruchisty Sidhwa                 


 ...something to think about...

Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.

4 minutes later:
the violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

6 minutes:
A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.

45 minutes
The musician played continuously.  Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace.  The man collected a total of $32.

1 hour:
He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities. The questions raised: in a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:  If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made.... How many other things are we missing?



 Beauty Plus by Mitra Bakhtiar


The Magic of Coconut

In tropical countries, people have used coconut water for its re-hydration and beauty properties. Coconut water is the water found inside young coconuts and is the purest and most nutritious beverage.

Coconut water contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It is packed with potassium, which prevents cramping and promotes muscle performance. There is more potassium in Coconut water than a banana and 15 times more than that found in a sports drink.

It is low in carbohydrates, natural occurring sugar, and acidity. Coconut water is fat free. 

Coconut Water also:

  • Regulates body temperature.
  • If you are overweight it increases your metabolic rate and promotes weight loss.
  • If you are underweight it regulates your thyroid and promotes weight gain.
  • Aids digestion.
  • Promotes bowel movement.
  • Regulates blood pressure.
  • Regulates kidney and liver functions.
  • It boosts your immune system.
  • Boosts poor circulation.
  • Helps to prevent, fight and eliminate certain bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Therefore it is also used in Cancer therapy.
  • It prevents Osteoporosis.
  • Cleanses your digestive tract
  • Balances your PH.

 Coconut Water helps the skin in a number of ways:


  • It eradicates Eczema.
  • It relieves itching, summer boils and rashes.
  • Prevents dry and chapped skin.
  • Prevents blemishes.
  • Prevents premature ageing and wrinkles.
  • Promotes soft, smooth and radiant skin.
  • Soothes the scalp and prevents dandruff.

 Coconut Water is good for the body in a number of ways:

  • It maintains our mental concentration and aids in the prevention of headaches.
  • It balances acid levels and flushes out toxins.
  • It is a natural stress reliever.
  • It controls diabetes.

Drinking from a coconut:

You can either buy whole coconut from your local fruit and vegetable shop or ready to drink coconut water. If you prefer to draw the water yourself here is an easy tip. There are three eyes on the coconut. The top eye is soft. To draw coconut water pierce the soft eye with a knife. Turn the coconut over onto an empty glass and watch the coconut water trickle out. Remember, the water must not be sour.  If it is, then the coconut is off.

Another point to keep in mind is not to drink coconut water at nigh, as you won’t be able to fall asleep! 





Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

"One is Evil -  It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

"The other is Good -  It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."




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