will be no programme owing to personal festivities in the month of
KZBM celebrated their 98th
Anniversary with a a Fancy Dress competition, on 20th November.
Following are the winners:
0 to 6 years
1st prize - Zermesh, Shahan & Kaizer B Irani
2nd prize - Shane, Teah & Shirin Mana
7 to 10 years
1st prize - Darian & Dinaz Divecha
2nd prize - Astad Yazdi Sidhwa
Xerius Danesh Mavalvala
Iyanah Aspi Bhathena
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BHM Parsi General Hospital
You may now reach your family
and relatives at the Hospital on
V Phone # 021-3542
8646 which can be taken to the patient’s bed.
The hospital committee would
like to brighten up the walls of the Hospital and will welcome
frames as gifts from the community.
You may send the frames to the Hospital office on its 1st floor.
Memorial meetings were held
on 23rd October by
Karachi Parsi Anjuman Trust Fund
for their late Trustee Dhunjishah B Ghadialy at which 16 associations
eulogised his quiet service and generous philanthropy to the community
Young Mazdayasnian Zoroastrian Association
for late Jimmy Messman at which Association’s Committee Member and family
and friends expressed their feelings for his talent in performing art,
followed by video clips from Jimmy's performances.
was concluded with "Chiyeh Hameh Zarthosti" and a sumptuous dinner hosted by
Gosphi and Byram Avari.
16th Junior Nationals Swimming
Dinshaw Xerses Avari, with water-sports in his genes, won 3 gold and 3
bronze medals in the above event held 5th to 7th
November at the Karsaz:
in the 200 x 4 free style relay, 100 x 4 free style relay and in water polo
400m individual medley, 200m butterfly and 100m butterfly
YMZA bring to Karachi
“Kutra Ni Pucchdi Waanki”
As one of the
centenary year celebrations, YMZA invited The Karanjia Group from Surat,
India to entertain the community 5-7 November, with their popular comedy
“Kutrani Punchdi Waanki”. Yazdi, the founder of the group stole the show
with his deadpan portrayal of a friend-in-need to the playful
husband-in-trouble, Burjor, with befitting talent from rest of the troupe.
All proceeds will be donated to the Flood Relief.
Gentle Teacher Dr Meher Hansotia Passes Away at 62
someone dies, people invariably heap praise on him, whether it is deserved
or not. But after the death of Dr (Capt) Meher F Hansotia, the fond
remembrances of him hardly do him justice. After talking to his friends,
family and students, my opinion of my long-time neighbour and family doctor
was only strengthened as one of the most helpful people I have ever met.
Alumni of Dow
Medical College, 62-year-old Meher Hansotia graduated in 1974 and proceeded
to become the Registrar of Dow University of Health Sciences and an
associate professor and head of the department of Community Medicine. He was
even working on a book on public health issues in Pakistan.
“There is so
much to say about him that all words fall short. He was my mentor, my
inspiration,” said Dr Narendar Bawani, an MDS trainee in community
dentistry. “Even though he was not our assigned teacher, he took classes
along with us so he could teach us later on.” “He was not just a teacher,
he was one of the greatest people I know of. His knowledge was so vast that
he could answer any question off the top of his head,” said Shah Bano Syed,
another MDS trainee. “I have even seen other faculty members consult him
with their problems. Yet, he was humble. While teaching students, he used to
say ‘You teach me and I will teach you’”.
“He was a
great man, honest and dedicated. He was the perfect person and the perfect
father,” said his younger son Jehangir while talking to The Express
Tribune. “Not only did he have a medical skill, he also had a passion
for passing it on to others,” added his elder son Jamshid.
from post by Fatima Attarwala in The Express Tribune of November 12th,
Information up to 19 November 2010
Ashtaad a son to Mithra and Ashrat Bharucha on 14 October in Dubai
Zara, daughter of Dilnawaz and Eruch Malbari on 9 November
Rohinton Irani to
Maneck Ermine Minwalla of USA on 24 September
and not Vahishta as mentioned last month. Apologies from the Editor
ex Assistant Collector of Karachi Customs, expired on 5th
November in Arlington, Texas, USA
Piloo Appoo 6th
Kawashaw Randeria on 8 November
Mondegarian on 9 November
Dadabhoy Mama on 10 November
Hansotia on 11 November
Cavas Sohrabji Cooper on 17 November
Behram Rustomji Irani on 17 November
Bapai Maneckji Anklesaria on 18 November
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Easy Christmas Cake
avoid alcohol or cannot get it easily. This recipe needs none.
traditional, who cannot think of a Christmas cake without brandy / rum /
whisky can go for the recipe on our net version of the newsletter.
Mix flour, spice and ground almonds together.
Clean and mix
and sugar to a cream.
Beat the eggs
and milk together.
Mix all these
ingredients, and add the fruit last.
about 4 hrs, First hour in a moderate oven 180°C (Gas mark 4), then slow
oven at 150°C (Gas mark 2)
Traditional Xmas Cake
Allow the fruit to soak overnight for best results.
500 g Raisins
1 cup Brandy
(or Rum if you prefer)
cut into small pieces
1 1/2 cups
dark brown sugar
2 cups Plain
Mix the fruit in a large bowl and add the brandy (or Rum). Allow to soak
Preheat oven to 160 C, 325 F
Line a deep 23 cm (9 inch) round cake tin with a double layer of baking
paper on the top and sides.
Mix the sugar, butter and vanilla until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time,
beating well until all combined.
Stir the fruit into the mix and ensure it is thoroughly mixed in.
Melt the chocolate in a small pan over simmering water. Stir the apricot jam
and nectar into the chocolate. Pour over the fruit mixture and stir in well.
Add all the flours and cinnamon to the mix. Fold in well. Pour the mix into
the prepared tin and spread evenly. Tap the tin on the work table to settle
the contents. Smooth the top with a wet hand.
Place the tin into the middle rack of the pre-heated oven. Bake for 2 1/2 to
3 hours. Test with a skewer to ensure baking. Then remove from the oven.
Leaving the cake in the tin, wrap with kitchen towels and leave overnight.
Dust with Icing sugar before serving.
variations, you can try varying the amounts of fruit, or even add different
dried fruits of your own choosing. Just ensure the total weight of fruit
used remains the same.
can be hard to accept, but criticism that seems to come from nowhere is the
hardest and we are likely to be defensive.
It is not
just about admitting but about perceiving. Before we can accept something,
we have to become aware of it.
This kind of feedback exposes
you to yourself, which is why it is both tremendously unsettling and
exceptionally valuable. For the same reason our defensiveness is so
predictable and so counterproductive. The things we most need to hear are
often the things we defend against hearing the most.
To take in
surprise criticism more productively, we need a plan. As you listen to the
criticism and your adrenaline starts to flow, pause, take a deep breath. It
can be constructive criticism and it usually is.
Look beyond your feelings.
It can be painful, destabilising, and personal. Notice, and acknowledge — to
yourself — your feelings of hurt, anger, embarrassment, insufficiency, and
anything else that arises. Recognise the feelings and then put them aside so
the noise does not crowd out your hearing.
Look beyond the delivery.
Feedback is hard to give, and the person offering criticism may not be
skilled at doing it well. Even if the feedback is delivered poorly, it does
not mean it is not valuable and insightful. Not everything will be
communicated with compassion. Avoid confusing the package with the message.
Do not agree or disagree.
Just collect the data. If you let go of the need to respond, you will reduce
your defensiveness and give yourself space to really listen. Criticism is
useful information about how someone else perceives you. Make sure you get
criticism with a third party. Ask trusted friends whether they saw what some
others who were critical.
some distance, decide what you want to do. Data merely informs you.
Recognising that the decision, and power, to change is up to you.
Once you have
got some time, space, and grounding, think about what you heard, what the
data is telling you, and make choices about if, what, and how, you want to
you will choose to change your behavior, but sometimes you will decide not
to change your behavior. That perhaps, you are better off staying the same
and changing your surroundings instead.
be an incredible gift. All we need is enough patience and presence to read
(Source: Blog by Peter Bregman, CEO of Bregman Partners Inc)
should never take more than five minutes. Fifteen if you are going to a
black tie dinner.” says Cindy Crawford. She continues with some basics:
always more. When applying any makeup always begin with the least amount
possible and add more only if you need it.
There are no
rules. There is no cookie-cutter advice to follow. You also dont have to
stick to a routine or wear foundation or lipstick or anything else.
Makeup is not
magic and cannot reshape your face. Even makeup artists can hardly countour
with much success.
makeup is the mantra and secret to successful application. Seek out and
merge all tell-tale edges.
Makeup is not
permanent, so experiment - but never if you have only five minutes on hand.
If you mess up you can always wash it off.
makes you comfortable. You know your face the best and also what feels good.
Don’t wear any makeup that doesn’t feel comfortable and doesn’t makes you
look like you.
Watch out on
time warp. Passage of time necessitates change, fashion-wise or age-wise.
We know of little old ladies who have not changed their makeup habits since
they were girls!
the positive. Don’t worry about the negative. If you like your eyes put
energy into making up your eyes and keep your lips neutral. Or if you like
your lips, wear a pale face and a bright lipstick.
in flaws. A crooked
can add distinction. Just because you think something is ugly does not mean
the rest of the world agrees with you!
WORLD SURVEY BY PHONE
Last month a
world-wide survey was conducted by the UN.
question asked was:
"Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food
shortage in the rest of the world?"
was a huge failure because of the following:
Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant.
Western Europe they didn't know what "shortage" meant.
Africa they didn't know what "food" meant.
4. In China
they didn't know what "opinion" meant.
5. In the
Middle East they didn't know what "solution" meant.
6. In South
America they didn't know what "please" meant.
7. In the
USA they didn't know what "the rest of the world" meant.
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