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What’s On

OCT 09





What’s On


'Bawa Channel' Plus Dinner

Saturday, 24th October at KZBM Hall


There is no age limit for this programme - anyone and everyone can participate.


The main theme is, that you need to borrow an idea from the TV - it can be part of a game show, a soap or drama, a song-dance sequence, a quiz program, a comedy strip etc., but you will need to add a Parsi twist to your act. EG: if you perform a small act borrowed from the Hindi Soap "Saans bhi Khabhi Bahu Thi " - you could put in Parsi names and act out a typical Parsi household scene.


We welcome both group and individual performances. However, your act or performance should not exceed 5 minutes and time limit will be maintained. Please note that this is not a competition but purely to entertain and have a fun evening so please step forward and participate with enthusiasm.


Names to be given to Dinaz Divecha or Katherina Irani. For further questions and details, please contact Dinaz Divecha.

Venue:            KZBM Garden

Time:              7:30 p.m.

For all:            Rs 300/-

Last Date:       By 1 p.m. Tue 20th Oct ‘09





What’s Gone By



The meticulously planned and well-organised games by 'MOK' were thoroughly enjoyed by 45 grown-ups who turned out to be an extremely sporting and receptive audience; this provided for a refreshing evening outdoors.  The food that followed was equally well relished.





Our Friends

BMH Parsi General Hospital



Dr Cyasp Noshirwan, MD

Dr Nausherwan Mistry, MBBS

Dr Mehernosh Sidhwa MBBS, MRCP(Cardiology)


Every Mon, Wed, Fri Every Tue, Thu

Every Sat


10:30 am to 2:00 pm

5 pm to 8 pm

5pm to 7:30 pm






Winners of Jamshed Mehta Shield - held at the Banu Mandal Hall on 22nd August 2009


Montessori & Class 1:                       Zermesh Irani 1st position

Classes 2, 3, 4:                                1st - Meherwan Patel, 2nd - Darian Divecha & 3rd -Kayomazd Patel

Classes 5, 6, 7:                                1st - Sharmeen Sidhwa, 2nd - Aresh Gamwalla and 3rd - Auzita Bharucha

                                                       Shield went to Sharmeen Sidhwa


YMZA would like to thank the judges Thrity Spencer, Alla Contractor and Naheed Malbari



Athornan Mandal’s Macca Darab Sachinwala Gujrati Elocution Competition

Sunday, 25th October 2009 - 11 am at Katrak Hall


It is open for all Zoroastrian school-going children. Under 5 yrs up to Class10.  Judging will be on Delivery (style of talking/attention of audience), Voice Projection (clarity/loudness) and Diction. Time limit of 3 minutes will be maintained.  Participants to note the following:


Ø     MOST IMPORTANT – The spoken language should be everyday Gujrati and not high-end, “shud Gujrati

Ø     The passages need not be on religion and preaching; but can be a story

Ø     Creative and older children can be encouraged to speak about personal experience etc

Ø     Children must speak in a conversational tone to arouse interest in audience (judges will be keeping scores for that

Ø     Names of participants to be given to Kaizer Irani, Behroze Khambatta or any Committee member latest by 16th October 2009









Zoroastrians of the Year


At their Navroze function, the Australian Zoroastrian Association awarded our Ex Karachi-tes Hutokshi & Rumi Hira the "Zoroastrians of the Year" Trophy, which was awarded for the first time to a couple. Rumi Hira acknowledged the Award and said, “It is indeed a privilege and an honour to receive this prestigious award from a community that we love, cherish and have worked hard for, since the time we migrated to Sydney approximately 24 years ago. Details of the event will be in our newsletter "Manashni" which will be posted on www.aza.org.au







Milestones - Information up to 15th September 2009




Dinaz Porus Billimoria with Kaivan Hoshang Chinoy on 23rd August




Minoo Dorabji Kapadia,      17th August

Roshan Naval Billimoria,     11th September







Dinaz Bhada, Gari khata Agiary Compound,  Mobile # 03012081611 / 03002482484

¨   Embroidered slippers, pajamas, caps and shawls available for navjote children

¨   Wedding saris with matching hand bags

¨   Embroidered kurtis and garas


Adil S Kjhajotia, 73/74 Jamshed Baugh.Tel #  32238858, Mobile # 0321-2158518

In association with Zafar Iqbal, MSc Honours Agriculture, provides termite proofing service, fumigation and disinfestations, gel application (anti-cockroach treatment), rodent (rat and mice control), soil insect control, wood borer control, water tank treatment.  Also, Fumigation of export consignments of plants and plant materials.


All services are performed using latest techniques and imported chemicals, which are least harzardous to humans, are odorless and can be used in all areas, even in hospitals.





Taste Buds by Spenta Khambatta




Basic White Sauce

To Bake Fish, Chicken or Pasta


In a pan heat 4 tbsps oil

Add and cook for 1mnt 4 tbsps flour


Take off the heat and add all at once 2 cups milk, 16 ozs, ½ litre (preferably at room temp)

Put back on medium heat and keep stirring till thick and smooth


Season with salt, pepper, mustard, chilli-sauce, 100 grms grated cheese



Never serve a baked dish immediately after baking.  Allow it to rest at room temperature for 10-15mnts allowing it to set and thicken



Chocolate Dessert Sauce


On a low heat melt together 1 cup sifted icing sugar

¼ cup cocoa powder

1 tsp soft butter

1 tbsp golden syrup

1½ tbsp water


Keep stirring till smooth and the icing sugar has completely dissolved

Take off the heat and allow it to cool till lukewarm.  Keep stirring occasionally

Add 1tsp vanilla essence

1tbsp rum

Slowly stir in cold milk blending it well.  You may need up to 2-3ozs of milk but do not add all of it at once.  Use little at a time to get the right pouring consistency

Store in a bottle and refrigerate.  The sauce will thicken as it chills

Stir before serving and if too thick stir in some cold milk

Makes approximately 1 jam bottle





Biz Wiz by Pouruchisty Sidhwa


15 Lessons on Leadership by

Colin Powell – Chairman Retd – Joint Chief of Staff


  1. "Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off."


  1. "The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.  They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care.  Either case is a failure of leadership."


  1. "Don't be buffaloed by experts and elites.  Experts often possess more data than judgment.  Elites can become so inbred that they produce hemophiliacs who bleed to death as soon as they are nicked by the real world."


  1. "Don't be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard."


  1. "Never neglect details.  When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant."


  1. "You don't know what you can get away with until you try."


  1. "Keep looking below surface appearances. Don't shrink from doing so (just) because you might not like what you find."


  1. "Organization doesn't really accomplish anything.  Plans don't accomplish anything, either.  Theories of management don't much matter.  Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved.  Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds."


  1. "Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing."


  1. "Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes, your ego goes with it."


  1. "Fit no stereotypes.  Don't chase the latest management fads.  The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team's mission."


  1. "Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."


  1. "Powell's Rules for Picking People:” - Look for intelligence and judgment, and most critically, a capacity to anticipate, to see around corners.  Also look for loyalty, integrity, a high-energy drive, a balanced ego, and the drive to get things done.


  1. "Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand."


  1. Part I: "Use the formula P=40 to 70, in which P stands for the probability of success and the numbers indicate the percentage of information acquired.”


            Part II: "Once the information is in the 40 to 70 range, go with your gut."





Beauty Plus by Mitra Bakhtiar


Eat and Grow Beautiful

Undoubtedly, beauty is also a state of the mind. In order to look good, you ought to “feel good” too. True beauty comes from within; from a feeling of well-being. It is not the way you dress, or do your make-up, nor your sense of style or get up, but it is the person within you that looks radiant and beautiful.


Good looks have a lot more to do with food than is commonly realised. The key to vitality, health and beauty is in eating right.

Women in general, and working women in particular, ignore their basic food requirements, leading to malnourishment and other deficiencies and depriving yourself of essentials like iron, calcium, proteins and minerals, which eventually affect hair, skin, and teeth, and give the appearance of premature ageing.


Excess of Carbohydrates for instances, can take a toll on the hair, skin and the eyes. On the flip side, the addition of vitamins and other nutrients to food can make a difference in the quality of your skin, your hair, and remove headaches and irritability and other day-to-day ailments. Did you know that sluggishness and lack of energy could be overcome with a changed and improved diet plan?


All this does not imply that you need to be obsessive about your food: It only means that you need to have a basic nutrition awareness about your daily food intake. It is important to have enough nutrients and have a balanced diet, because this is the key to good health and beauty. Let me just tell you very briefly about some nutrients that are absolutely essential for a sound and healthy body.


Skin: Your skin needs Vitamin B2. This is present in fresh vegetables, milk, and whole bread. It also needs Vitamin C to vitalize and purify the bloodstream. The easy way out? Eat at least one orange a day. Simple!


Teeth and Bones: These need calcium and Vitamin D. So take plenty of milk and fish. Avoid too much of starch and sugar. This builds healthy and strong teeth and bones.


Hair: Hair is made from a protein-based substance called keratin. Thus, healthy-textured hair needs plenty of protein and vitamin B. A high protein diet should include fish, cheese and eggs.


Nails: To avoid chipping, cracking and discoloring of nails, ensure that you have a diet, rich in proteins, minerals and iodine.


Eyes: The most essential requirement for healthy eyes is Vitamin A. carrots and cabbage and other leafy vegetables are a good source, as are butter, eggs and fish.


For further queries Email me at: mitra.salon@gmail.com









The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. - John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704)




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      If received thereafter input will be taken in following issue