What’s On

SEP 10



What’s On


KZBM-PPCA Car Rally followed by Lunch

On Sunday 5 September at 10:30 am


Get ready to put your seat belts on, foot on the accelerator and brain working on car rally clues! We promise you an exhilarating morning.


The venue being KPI Swimming Pool, you may also bring your costumes and take a dip to cool down, as this facility is complimentary.


With maximum 5 persons per car, give your names to ticket sellers and buy the tickets on time!


Our Friend


YMZA is holding the Minwalla Music Shield Competition on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 4pm (participants to be present by 3:45pm) at the Avari Towers hotel.  This is open to all Zarathostis - age categories are Under 6 years; 6 & 7 years; 8 & 9 years; 10 & 11 years; 12& 13 years; and over 13 years.  ALL categories can perform solo, in a duet or in a group).  Please give your name(s) along with your age, instrument, name of song/tune (specifying solo, duet or group) and, advise since WHEN you have been playing/singing to to either Kaizer Irani, Behroze Khambatta, Natasha Mavalvala or Natasha Mobed latest by Friday, September 3, 2010.  Use of the piano, prior to the function, at the venue will not be allowed.  Additionally, in the singing category, background / taped music will not be allowed. _____________________________________________________





Mobed Welfare Trust has printed a pocket book with above title, for free distribution in the community. Copies are available from Saddar Agyari. It has prayers to be recited for the departed souls.






The Shreen and Godrej Kandawalla Endowment at the Aga Khan University Hospital – Karachi (AKUH-K) was established in 2005 through the generosity of the Shreen and Godrej Kandawalla family and the Kandawalla Trust, and became effective from 1 January 2007.


During 2009, the endowment has served 7 Zoroastrian patients for a total of 30 visits/admissions. These patients have been treated for Femur fracture, Hypoantremia, Cystoscopy, Depression, Wide Local Excision diseases, etc. 


The Shreen and Godrej Kandawalla Endowment therefore, continues to enable financially challenged members of the Zoroastrian community to avail of the high quality of medical services of the Aga Khan University Hospital, by contributing towards their cost of the treatment.


As per the terms of The Shreen and Godrej Kandawalla Endowment Fund, 50% of the total endowment income is distributed to Zoroastrian patients and the remaining transferred to the general welfare pool for the benefit of Non-Zoroastrian patients.


The system to facilitate easy accessibility to the Endowment is functioning smoothly and the sub-committee comprising of Ms Thrity Spencer and Mr Hassan Somani, Manager, Patient Welfare at AKUH continue to receive requests for assistance from the patients or their family members.


May 20, 2010










The Soparivala Endowment Fund at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) was established through the benevolence of Noshir and Mehroo Soparivala in 1995 and it commenced functioning in the year 1998.


Since the commencement of the assistance programme from the fund, a decade ago, the endowment has served 133 inpatients and 253 outpatients of the Zoroastrian Community by extending them financial assistance, for their treatment at AKUH, to the tune of Rs.5 million, thereby making possible, access to the high quality of medical services at the Aga Khan University Hospital. The assistance up to 70% of their treatment costs has been provided by the Endowment Fund. Each case is extended assistance as per the criteria and policy laid down, giving due consideration to the individual’s need.


During 2009, the disbursement from the Soparivala Endowment amounted to Rs. 526,734 benefiting 9 Zoroastrian patients in 18 visits/admissions for the treatment at AKUH.


We are glad to report that the system to facilitate easy accessibility to the Endowment is functioning smoothly and the sub-committee comprising of Ms Thrity Spencer and Mr Hassan Somani, Manager Welfare at AKUH continue to receive requests for assistance from the patients or their family members.



May 20, 2010




Milestones  Information up to 16 August  2010



Zara, daughter to Diana and Xerxes Commissariat, ex-Karachiite, in USA on 2 August. Granddaughter to Aban and Navzer Commissariat.






Jer Sam Driver on 18 July

Nargis Minocher Sethna on 27 July

Jamshed Dhunjishah Bharucha on 11 August





Arsheesh Irani .

Phone : 021 – 32721651  ,  0321 – 2359235  .


Stamps , Banknotes , Coins , Bond papers

anything that is HISTORY now.



Mama Parsi School

Requires a Music Teacher and a Teacher for Computer. Interested persons may contact the school reception on telephone # 3272 0224 between 9 am to 12 noon.





Taste Buds


This month, let us enjoy Kulfi, our very own ice-cream made from thickened and reduced milk, flavoured with saffron and cardamom.


KULFI - almond 

Mix in a large bowl:

1 cup almonds (peeled and ground)

1-1/2 cup condensed milk

1 cup whipped cream

1/4 tsp powdered cardamom

Beat the mixture for about 5 minutes to make it soft.

Put this mixture in 5 kulfi moulds.

Sprinkle ½ cup chopped pistachios and a pinch of saffron.

Freeze for about 10 hours.

Almond kulfi is ready to serve.

To unmould the kulfi, allow the moulds to remain outside the refrigerator for 5 minutes and then unmould by inserting a fork in the centre of the kulfi and pulling it out.




KULFI – light

In a small bowl, soak few strands of saffron in a little warm milk and keep aside.

Dissolve 1 tablespoon arrowroot/corn flour in 2 tablespoons of water and keep aside.

Put 1 litre full-cream milk in a non-stick sauce pan and bring it to boil. Add the arrowroot mixture and 1/3 cup sugar and mix well.


Simmer over a medium flame, stirring continuously till the milk reduces to a little less than half the original quantity (approx 450 ml).


Cool completely, add ¼ tsp cardamom powder and saffron mixture and mix well.


Pour into a conical mould, or separate kulfi moulds and freeze overnight till it sets.









Biz Wiz          


Managerial Behaviour


For professional growth you may avoid the following behaviours or use the checklist for self-assessment of behaviours to modify.


Talk much without listening. If you talk without listening to others they will not desire to interact with you. Whereas when you listen to others, you can understand their needs, which in turn will motivate employees, knowing that you care.


Laissez-faire approach.  Just as a micro-manager leaves no space for his employees, the ‘laissez-faire’ manager goes to the other extreme of hardly making connection with this employees. This can cause an atmosphere of chaos and poor performance due to lack of motivation or stimulation of challenge.


Lack of coherence. Being coherent means doing all that you say and carrying out your obligations. Having meetings with your staff to check their progress.  If you do not operate in this manner you will create a sense of frustration and damage your professional trustworthiness as a manager.


Pay attention to methods rather than results.  When you focus only on the method of work you suffocate the creativity of your employees because there are many different ways to execute a job.  Pay attention to the result and have them reach the goals. This way they also get an opportunity test their own performance.


Manage all employees equally.  Right approach?  Wrong. By treating all your staff similarly you fail to understand employees’ individual needs. You will not be able to distinguish the kind of support necessary for a talented employee vice an average one.


Are not able to be a friend to your employees. If you are uneasy talking to your people beyond work activities, you will create a distance and will not motivate your work group.  If you know your employees as individuals and share personal news and views with them, you will create good work relationship with them.


Dealing in tasks rather than objectives.  If you concentrate only on daily jobs without considering future objectives, you will not plan progress for yourself or your staff.


Do not succeed in achieving objectives.  Lot of us may talk about objectives without undertaking action to reach them. Some of us avoid decisions and only take them when in trouble. We may call staff to help but fail to recognize their help. These behaviours diminish a manager’s credibility.  Demonstrate a positive and direct behaviour without hesitating to take necessary action, and giving recognition when due.


Managers that want to do all things. Some managers want to take part in every project and staff activity, with the result staff will be unable to undertake new activities or start a project. This dependence will discourage ambition in them and leave them unable to take important responsibilities to increase your company’s productivity.


A good manager is oriented towards his and individuals’ professional and personal growth.


Beauty Plus

Perfume is great.


A good perfume lasts all day and anyone who comes close to you will smell the scent of your choice. Here is a little more you may like to know on the subject.


Perfume damage. Perfume can damage jewellery. The synthetic ingredients and chemicals it contains can damage pearls, gems and silver. Avoid the damage by waiting ten minutes to let your perfume dry before you put on jewellery.


Fading fragrance. If you find your fragrance fades quite fast, but you don't want to apply more for risk of an overload, try using body oil. This will make the fragrance last much longer. You can get body oils which spray on in a light mist, and then spray on the perfume.


Old roses. Some rose scents remind you of old people, while some smell fresh and gorgeous. Perfumes with a mix of iris or amber base tend to smell quite old, but rose scents with a rose base or a woody base keep freshness, so look for them.


Mix and match. Can perfumes be mixed? Fruity smells seem to combine quite well but both scents need to be quite light, as overpowered scents will clash.



Scent warming. Once you have used a perfume for a while, your nose becomes desensitised to it : you will not smell so well, but everyone else can.  Try new scents every once in a while, and enjoy a refreshing change of smell.



Does deodorant become less effective? In the summer there are days when you sweat, and you wonder if your deodorant will fail. It will not. It will always be effective, so find the deo that works for you and stick to it.



And …


A woman was sitting at a bar enjoying an after work cocktail with her girlfriends when Steven, a tall, exceptionally handsome, extremely sexy, middle-aged man entered. He was so striking that the woman could not take her eyes off him. 

This seasoned yet playful heartthrob noticed her overly attentive stare and walked directly toward her. Before she could offer her apologies for staring so rudely, he leaned over and whispered to her, "I'll do anything, absolutely anything, that you want me to do, no matter how kinky, for $20.00... on one condition..." 

Flabbergasted but intrigued, the woman asked what the condition was. The man replied, "You have to tell me what you want me to do in just three words." 

The woman considered his proposition for a moment, and then slowly took out $20 bill from her purse, which she pressed into the man's hand along with her address. She looked deeply and passionately into his eyes, barely concealing her anticipation and excitement, and slowly and meaningfully said....

"Clean my house”




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