INTER-ASSOCIATION QUIZ COMPETITION
FOLLOWED BY DINNER ON
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
that time of the year again, so let’s challenge our minds with general
knowledge questions and brain teasers! Come and enjoy an enlightening
entertaining evening with our ever popular Quiz programme
conducted by Quizmaster Perviz Daroga.
YMZA & KPI will compete by forming two (2) teams each of five members per
team. There will be one (1) team from PPCA and one (1) independent team in
which anyone may take part. Team leaders please give your names to Katherina
Irani by April 16 2012.
Time: 7:30 pm onward
Ticket per person: Rs 500
Last Date: April 16, 2013 till 1 pm
Tickets available from:
Zareen Patel -
Tampal - 32782961
Roshan Vannia -
NAVAR & MARATAB
We are proud to
inform our readers that Ardavan Darius Solan became the youngest Navar and,
Martab in Pakistan early this year.
He is a student
of Class V of the BVS School and became an Ervad after the NAVAR Ceremony on
Roj Ava Mah Amardad: 25th December 2012. Soon thereafter he underwent the
MARATAB Ceremony on Roj Din Mah Amardad: 8th January 2013 at the Cama Baug
Agiary in Bombay, under the guidance of Panthakey Keki Ravji.
from a priest family of Bhagarias of Navsari: His great great grandfather
was Mobed Cowasji Solaina of Mumbai. He is the son of Persis & Darius Solan
and grandson of late Mehroo & Bomanji Solan.
assists and performs various religious ceremonies under the guidance of
Panthakey Kekobad Dastoor of the Wadia Adrian, in Karachi.
AN UPDATE AND THANKS
you by now know and have also contributed generously to help our dear Cyrus
Kharas get the liver transplant that he needs on urgent basis. Zarthostis of
Karachi have always been very closely connected even when living overseas,
and sizeable amounts have also come from there.
those who may not be aware, we write to request that you may send your
contribution locally in cash to KZBM or by cheque to "Karachi Zarthosti Banu
Mandal". Overseas contributions can be sent online or by direct wire
transfer to Chase Bank, ABA Routing # 111000614, Account # 424756463.
Contribution details will be kept confidential and only given to Cyrus’s
Family has a long journey yet in terms of collecting the required amount
ranging between 3-5 crore rupees (depending on where the transplant is
eventually done: India, Singapore, Turkey or USA) and finding a compatible
donor. Therefore we at KZBM request you to spread the word far and wide for
contributions and donor for liver, as you think fit. Add to your generosity
and give further if it is possible, and most importantly pray for Cyrus and
his donor's success at the transplant and resuming normal life once again.
also conveying that the basic liver donor requirements are:
Blood Group O (+ve or -ve) and Age: 18 and 55 years. Several compatibility
tests will need to be carried out and post-surgery rest for 2 months is
recommended. This information is to help prospective donor/s make an
The love, support and
prayers of Zarthostis globally have been most heartening. Do keep your
contributions and prayers going, as much is needed yet.
What’s On was created
in 1991 by the then KZBM Secretary Toxy Cowasjee and since then it has been
a source of community information for us. Naturally we would like it to
The main reason for
changeover to eWhat’s On is that since about two years, every month we faced
the problem of having either overflowing information to adjust and
accommodate, and the following month blank pages to fill up. Email gives the
flexibility to have the newsletter as long or short as information available
and therefore we have opted for it. In the process we will also ‘go green’,
and also save the energy of those distributing it. Of course we have not
forgotten the elderly who genuinely have no access to email through
family/friend. Only they will receive printed copy of the eWhat’s On through
their locality volunteers, who have spontaneously agreed to it and we salute
their spirit to serve.
The Mandal would like
to record their grateful thanks to the ladies who over the years have
distributed the What’s On :
Avari and Cyrus Colony (huge area with separate houses)
and Roshan Vannia (Jamshed Bagh)
and Mani Malbari (Parsi Colony)
and Perin Irani (Katrak Hall Compound)
Roshan Kamdin (Khorshedbai
Gulnar Virjee (Rustom
Dilshad Irani (Meherabad)
Maneckji (Pakistan Chawk)
Island and other areas (Toxy Cowasjee, Jehanara Shroff, Alla Rustomji
and Dinaz Polad)
The Managing Committee of the Mandal would also like to thank the editors
of the newsletter Toxy Cowasjee 1991-2003, and Sunnu Golwalla 2004-todate,
for being the voice of the Mandal.
Please keep in mind the following to ensure reliable and regular receipt of
Office emails may throw the mail in ‘trash’. If that is likely, give
your personal email on
As and when there is change in your email address please inform us on
If your email has been given for another member as well, no doubt you
will receive only once and will do the needful thereon
If you do not wish to receive the newsletter, simply write
‘unsubscribe’ in subject line and send to
On the other hand if you wish to receive eWhat’s On but have not yet
given your email, this is our last call as from next month we will send
out eWhat’s On
The newsletter will be emailed on the last weekend of the month with the
subject E-WHAT’S ON. So watch out for it around then.
As no printing or postage charges will be involved, there will be no annual
subscription charge after the changeover.
Alla Nowroji Sethna on 25 February 2013. Alla aunty had celebrated her 100th
Birthday on 6th September 2012.
Shernaz Purveyor on 26 February
Jinoo Savakshah Kapadia on 7 March
Fehmida Khory Mobile: 0300-3948200
classes at the K.P.I. swimming pool from April 2013
Khory or Azar on 0333-3651990
Roshni Dinshaw – Mobile: 0300-2412645
Gajar Meva Achar available
SUN IN YOUR LIFE
It is free, it
is required and it is misunderstood. Let’s see how it works and how it
Vitamin D is
produced by your skin when exposed to ultraviolet rays of the sun. These
rays do not penetrate glass, so when in your car or at home you do not get
the benefit. Take direct sunlight till your skin feels warm not more, but
take it every day if it is possible. Vitamin D thus produced naturally
without any side effect, strengthens your bones, keeps your eyes and teeth
healthy and to an extent takes away aches and pains. The body is known to
self-regulate your requirement of vitamin D from sunlight exposure, so there
is no risk of excessive vitamin D production.
It is said that
people with darker skin need more exposure to sunlight than fair-skinned
people, to generate the same amount of vitamin D. On the other hand, people
living further from equator need longer exposure to generate the vitamin
than those living closer.
Having said all
this, I will add that excessive sunlight can cause health problems but that
knowledge has scared us off of its positive benefits. In fact sunscreen is
not required, by those or when, exposed to limited sun. However we do not
expect their manufacturers to tell us this as it would limit their sale. In
the same manner brief exposure (say for a minute or two) to direct sun on
the face without sun glares, keeps your eyes and teeth healthy.
Nature is our
best friend: let us use it wisely to our gain.
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