Cooking Demonstration at Avari Towers
On Saturday 16 July at 4 pm
make a good home-made meal, all you need is some guidance, a good recipe
and a demo on how to make it step by step. So join us at the Soya
Supreme Cooking Demonstration and you will get it all.
Fujiyama, Avari Towers Hotel
For all: Rs 100
Last date: July 12 till 1pm
Sunday 31 July at 5:30 pm
At Mandal Hall
enjoy all our usual attractions:
· Outfits for ladies, children's clothes, sadras, towels,
sheets and household items
· Wide variety of home-made food
· Candy floss, pop corn and face painting to interest your
stalls contact Nergesh Daruwalla : Tel # 3279-1383 or Alla Rustomji :
Tel # 3586-1746, by 16 July.
We request that you do not bring non-Zarthushti friends to the mela, as
it is essentially for the community.
Girls' Association of The Mama Parsi Girls' Secondary School Reunion
Evening followed by dinner on
Friday, July, 2011
at 7.30 p.m. at Karachi Parsi Institute
for Members: Rs. 550; Guests: (Ladies and Gents) Rs. 650. Tickets:
Soonita Wadia 0300 2993051 and Mitra Bhesania: 0300 2259433. Last
date to register: July 20, 2011.
Mazdayasnian Zoroastrian Association(YMZA)/Dastur Dr. Dhalla Institute
is holding a KASTI competition on:
Sunday, July 24, 2011 at:
11am at: Banu
Mandal Hall. The Competition is open for all Zarthosti school going
children who have had their navjote of
Class 1 & 2, Class 3 & 4, Classes 5, 6 & 7
and Classes 8, 9 & 10. Judging:
will be based on Delivery
(style of prayers), Voice Projection
(clarity / loudness), Diction (pronunciation) and
Methodology (of tying the kasti).
Please give names by Saturday, July 16, 2011
to: Behroze Khambatta, Kaizer
Irani, Shahrazad Irani, Natasha Mobed or Natasha Mavalvala.
YMZA/Dastur Dr. Dhalla Institute regret
the cancellation of “ SU
TAMAY AATHMI CLASS NA STUDENT THEE HUSHIAR CHEO?”
on June 4th. We apologize to all ticket holders & teams for any
inconvenience caused. This was necessitated out of respect to our late
Ervad Godrej Sidhwa, who expired on the same day. Besides Godrej uncle
being the LONGEST STANDING committee member of YMZA and our Vice
President, he was also a Committee member of the original Dastur Dr.
Dhalla Memorial Institute, and has provided selfless service to our
Community for decades with dedication, compassion, commitment and vigor,
and it was only fitting that this competition be postponed. This
competition will now be held on
Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Beach Luxury Hotel at 7pm.
Look forward to seeing you there.
The Iranshah Flag
know that Iranshah had a flag of its own? It is made of silk cloth with
one side sky blue in colour and the other white / cream in colour. On
the blue side there is an Asho Farohar emblem at the top,
underneath is written Athro Ahurahe Mazdao Puthra in Avestra
script. An afarganyu is in the centre and guraj mace with
a cow’s head to its left, and a bow and arrow to the right. The words
Ushtano Jato Athrav Yo Spitamo Zarathushtro are written in Avesta
script, underneath this.
cream side of the flag are two stars with the words Zarathushtrahe
Daenam Yazamaide in Avesta script.
is 5 feet long and 3.5 feet wide and was designed by Mr Guard. It was
first unfurled by Dastur Koyoji MIrza on the occasion of the 200th
anniversary celebrations of Iranshah’s arrival at Udvada in 1312 AY,
1943 AC. The flag is in the office of Udavada Athornan Anjuman and
deserves to be restored and placed in the Zoroastrian Information
Information up 19 June 2011
Hormusji Patel on 20 May
Irani on 28 May
Dinshawji Sidhwa on 4 June
Zenobia Master, Telephone: 35290792
of: Dining Table 10 chairs 2 side boards ( Victoria Furnishers)
cupboard with shelves ( Godrej)
writing desk with 3 side drawers
table with onyx marble top
Jehanara Talati, Tel # 35881189
pickle, mango chutney, brinjal pickle, barbeque sauce and lime & date
Principal, Administrator and, Teachers for O Level and Classes V to X,
required by Crescent School, Jamshed Road, Behind Islamia College
send your resumes to
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Farhan Bandukda on
Prawns Curry – Kerala style
typical Kerala preparation is a spicy curry, which goes well with rice.
You will need:
chilies split, cut into quarters lengthways and seeded
red onion, chopped
piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped
vegetable or sunflower oil
black mustard seeds
leaves, fresh or dried
cracked black peppercorns
jumbo prawns, leave some with their tails on if you like
reduced-fat coconut milk
chilies, onion and ginger along with 3 tbsp water into a smooth paste
oil in a heavy pan or wok. When hot, toss in the mustard and fenugreek
seeds, and curry leaves – they will crackle and pop. Fry for 10 seconds.
onion paste, turn the heat down a little and cook without covering, for
about 5 minutes. Splash in some water if it starts to stick at the
turmeric and cracked peppercorns and stir the spices around for a few
seconds before adding the prawns.
the coconut milk and bring to a simmer, stirring all the time. The milk
will take on a yellow colour from the turmeric.
until prawns are cooked through. Squeeze some lime-juice, sprinkle with
fresh coriander and serve with rice.
Well with Others
submarine your career and work relationships by actions you take and
behaviors you exhibit at work,” says Susan M Heathfield, a Human
continues to say that effective work relationships form the cornerstone
for success and satisfaction with one’s job and career. She gives us
ways to play well with others at work.
Bring suggested solutions with the problems to the meeting table.
Some employees spend an inordinate amount of time identifying problems,
which is the easy part. Thoughtful solutions are the challenge and will
earn respect and admiration from coworkers and bosses.
Don’t play the blame game you will alienate people.
You may identify who was involved in a problem or even ask what work
system caused the employee to fail, but publicly identifying and blaming
others for failures will earn enemies, who in turn can help you fail. We
do need allies at work.
Your verbal and nonverbal communication matters.
If you talk down to another employee, use sarcasm or sound nasty,
other employees hear you and they form an opinion about you.
Never catch a coworker, boss or reporting staff persons unawares.
discuss problems first with the people directly involved, otherwise it
is considered ambushing. You will never build effective work alliances
unless your coworkers trust you.
Keep your commitments.
In an organisation work is interconnected. If you fail to meet deadlines
and commitments, you affect the work of other employees. Keep your
commitments, and when you if cannot make sure all concerned employees
know what happened. Also provide a new date and make every effort to
honour the new deadline.
Share credit for accomplishments, ideas and contributions.
Take time and expend energy to thank, recognise and specify
contributions of people who help you succeed.
Help employees find their talent.
Every employee has talents, skills and experience. If you help them
harness their best abilities you benefit the organization
above and you will play well and that will pay well.
An Existential Threat
ourselves on the back for being the first monotheistic religion to have
survived the mortality of passing time is an attitude we have long
fostered in our community. We may have cheated extinction but we lost a
very vital part of our existence; our identity. Who are we is the
question we must ask ourselves. The answer does not lie in the
distinction of either 'Parsees' or 'Iranians' but in our faith;
'Zoroastrianism.' Today people recognize us by our secondary name and
not by our bestowed name of 'Zarthoshtis.' We have wandered off in
different directions avoiding the crucial matter at hand, which is to
keep alight the flame of our faith.
children rote learn their prayers and get ready for a celebration which
calls for extravagance in every way except for the primary reason of
entering a faith which only preaches goodness in the world. Prayers may
be learnt but their essence is lost in neglected translation. Jashans
have been reduced to social gatherings, where the motive of attending is
for the adult community to catch up on the happenings of their daily
lives. Our youth shies away from it with the fear of wasting precious
hours of their entertaining lives on a sermon which will not invoke
their thought process. We have forgotten how important it is to pass
down our sacred knowledge to our upcoming generations who are the
torchbearers for the future of our community.
In a race
to survive and secure all the comforts in life we must not forget our
obligation of enlightening our community with the pearls of wisdom our
prophet left behind for us. I remember Sunday School being all about
colours and expressing our gratitude towards mother nature along with
learning the vitalities of our existence and our faith. However, today,
Sunday School has been reduced to a level of five books available at the
KZBM melas which do not even capture the second glance of people. If
there is something we need to invest in our community, it is keeping
alive our identities as followers of our faith. Conferences world over
is not the only means; we need to search deeper within our souls and
take a step forward on an individual basis. Only then can we leave our
print on this planet and fulfill our destiny as Zarthoshtis.
has the opposite effect of arguing. Arguing closes people down.
Listening slows them down. And then it opens them up. When someone feels
heard, he relaxes. He feels generous. And he becomes more interested in
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Hilla Bharucha (Parsi Colony) and Phiruza Birdie (Cyrus Colony)
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