FRIENDS OF KPI
Senior Citizens Evening
Sun 2 Dec at 6pm at KPI
Come and enjoy a very Parsi Bollywood movie “Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal
Padi” with Farah Khan and Boman Irani gagging you with laughter, and
Daisy Irani ‘very loving’ mother of Farhad, stealing some scenes. This
will be followed by refreshments and of course to socialise. Please
give your names to the usual contacts so that adequate arrangements can
YMZA/DASTUR DR DHALLA INSTITUTE
New Council of Management (2013-2015)
President: Shahrazad Irani
Joint Honorary Secretaries,
Dinaz Divecha and
Kaizer Irani, Behroze Khambatta, Cyrus
Khursigara, Ratanshaw Makujina, Perin Mama, Natasha Mavalvala and
YMZA/Dastur Dr Dhalla’s Minwalla 2012 Music Competition Result:
went jointly to Raizan Mavalvala & Zermesh Behram Irani.
Instruments only Category-
(1st) Tie between Nairmeen Sidhwa & Freya Wania; (2nd)
Afshad Sidhwa; (3rd) Iyanah Bhatena.
(Age: 8&9 yrs)-
(1st & Shield) Zermesh Irani; (2nd) Arshan Irani;
(3rd) Selena Wania; (Age: 10&11 yrs)- (1st
& Shield) Raizan Mavalvala; (2nd) Tie b/w Fareezeh Sidhwa &
Astad Sidhwa; (3rd) Tie b/w Aarman Mavalvala & Hufriya
Modegarian; (Age: 12&13 yrs)- (1st) Nazish Talati; (2nd)
Nasha Makujina; (3rd) Zarah Irani; (Age: 14&15 and 16-19
yrs COMBINED)- (1st) Naushad Talati; (2nd)
Sharmene Sidhwa; (3rd) Naomi Haveliwala.
Singing only Category- (Age: 5-9 yrs
COMBINED)- (1st) Zermesh Irani; (2nd) Iyanah
Bhatena; (3rd) Nasha Irani; (Age: 12&13 and 16-19 yrs
COMBINED)- (1st) Kayser Garshasbi; (2nd)
Singing & Playing an Instrument
-(Age:12-15 yrs COMBINED)- (1st) Fiona Aga & Kayser
Garshasbi; (2nd) Noshirwan Kotwal; (3rd) Neusha
Mondegarian, Nadia Randeria & Zara Malbari
Rashna Ghazder and Tashan
2012 YMZA/Dastur Dr Dhalla Athornan Mandal Guajarati Competition:
2-4 yrs Age category:
1st: Rayyan Quettawalla; 2nd: Shahan Behram Irani;
3rd: Cherezad Cyrus Noshirwan.
1st: Framroze Purveyor; 2nd: Shiyavash Kapadia;
1st: Ardavan Solan; 2nd: Zermesh Irani; 3rd:
1st: Narina Daruwala; 2nd: Nadya Randeria; 3rd:
Vera Sidhwa and Aban Aga
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We have breasts for
motherhood, womanhood and beauty, and naturally we like to take care of
them. May I trust that we have all adult readers and no one will be
offended with the topic.
There is not much
we need to do but have a little awareness to have healthy breasts:
Broadly speaking, what does not hinder the free circulation and movement
of breasts is good for them.
To start with, a
bra does restrict circulation but is a necessity. It is wise to wear it
never more than 12 hours at a time and definitely not during lying down
or sleeping. Underwire bras increase the restriction and are best
It is even claimed
that benign fibrocystic breasts become healthier by not wearing a bra
for about 8 weeks. It is a bit challenging to do this, but the keen ones
may like to try it and wear a chemise when required.
It is also wise to
avoid using anti-perspirants on underarms because it prevents natural
flow of perspiration. Deodorants maybe used but since one is never sure
of what is written on a bottle and what is really in it, it is better to
avoid that too and instead use anti-bacterial soap. The offensive smell
is caused by bacteria on our skin and maintaining proper hygiene by
gently scrubbing our underarms with bacterial soap when taking a shower,
can resolve the matter.
Habit of spraying
pesticides is better replaced by the powder version. Fumes and
chemicals released from sprays have an adverse effect our bodies.
Chinese medicine, as some
of you may know, has an entirely different approach. It believes that
stress, frustration and unresolved anger can lead to breast diseases –
benign and malignant. Relaxing and releasing stress on daily basis is
recommended by them, which can be done through yoga, meditation, EFT
(check on the Net) or any relaxation method that works for you.
The other interesting
suggestion by the Chinese medicine is to massage the breasts daily. It
improves the flow of blood and body fluids, because many diseases are
due to inadequate or stagnant blood and fluids. However, the key to
success is perseverance. The motivated can search “Lymphatic Breast
massage Made Easy” on the Net and make a start to see the difference.
We Parsi ladies need to
pay attention to this subject.
Jo and Harry’s Jo
Hari Windows gives us four quadrants in a square or 4 panes (glass) to a
The quadrants are
is what is known to you and others
are your secrets, private matters or even ‘pretences’
Are your weaknesses / faults that you are not aware of but others can
Is that neither you nor others know about you. It can even be your
These quadrants vary in
size between individuals and there is an interpretation for each:
with larger open area
is better at communicating with others and has good interpersonal
relationships. This is because openness increases level of trust between
people and makes receiving and giving information easier. However, one
does not have the same level of openness for her casual acquaintances as
for one’s friends or immediate colleagues. It does vary.
with larger hidden area
is a withholding person. She wants to know where other people stand
before she would commit herself. This makes it difficult for the other
person to know where you stand on issues: “Hey, you always ask me how I
feel but never tell me how you feel.” It evokes irritation, distrust
and withholding in return.
with larger blind spot
is either insensitive to the feedback she gets or she does not hear what
others tell her because she is a poor listener or she responds so badly
that others are reluctant to give her feedback. For instance she may
get angry, start crying or threaten to leave.
The one with
does not know much about herself and is therefore a silent member of a
group. She neither gives nor asks for feedback. She is a mystery
person. She keeps people from getting in and herself from getting out.
one’s blind spots
one ought to solicit feedback and self-disclosure, and give feedback.
This way we move from blind spot and hidden areas to open area where
interaction become meaningful and relationships grow.
Next month there will be a
fun exercise you can do with a friend, to help you find your Blind
Responsibilities of a Navjotee
The Navjote ceremony is
familiar to all our readers but there is an interesting historical fact
on the subject that I would like to share here.
Originally, the initiation
or the Navjote ceremony used to take place at the time of a person
entering the age of reason, so that s/he could assume personal
responsibility for his thoughts, words and deeds. Fifteen was considered
to be that age and the ceremony took place after the fourteenth
birthday, but before entering the fifteenth.
It was a coming of age
ceremony with a confession of the Zoroastrian faith. It was considered
that at that age a person has the mental capacity and maturity to accept
the faith and its principles through free will, and make reasoned
choices and be responsible for them.
At birth the child is born
to the care of her/his parents and remains so until coming of age.
After Navjote, it is considered that the person enters a new life, a
life or responsibility and accountability for his every thought, word
Going by this historical
information, Navjote at the age of seven does not quite accomplish what
it is meant to, and is believed that the age for Navjote was lowered to
the age of seven when we came to India.
You will never let my hand go
Little girl and her
father were crossing a bridge. The father was scared so he asked his
little daughter, "Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don't fall
into the river."
The little girl
said, "No, Dad. You hold my hand."
difference?" asked the puzzled father.
"There's a big
difference," replied the little girl.
"If I hold your
hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand
go. But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what
happens, you will never let my hand go."
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