Rounded Rectangle: Archives
 JULY 2014




The programme committee is on their summer break. 




Spenta Kandawalla Remembers

Wellesley Classmate Hillary Clinton


Spenta Kandawalla was recently interviewed in USA by correspondent Jane Pauley for CBS show "Sunday Morning" as part of a program on Hillary Clinton. She is asked about her long time friendship with the former Secretary of State and her diplomacy vis a vis Pakistan. You may see the video clip by copying and pasting CBS link below in your browser:


or doing the same with link by Parsi Khabar:





AGM of OGA: Mama Parsi

The annual general meeting of the Old Girls' Association of Mama Parsi School will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm at the school premises. Please give in your names to Soonita Wadia at or 0300-2993051 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
We also invite members looking for opportunity to serve on the new committee, and will welcome receiving their names at email address mentioned above.

Old Girls' Association

Mama Parsi Girls’ Secondary School



Result of YMZA / Dastur Dr Dhalla Institute’s

Jamasji Drawing & Painting Competition

Held on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Aquarius Hall, Beach Luxury Hotel at 11am.  Judges were Homi Meheromji and Rovina Sethna.



3 & 4 yrs age group Topic A Clock

Winners : 1st Zarshan Zubin Irani 2nd Feroze A. Marker 3rd Zara Wania

5, 6 & 7 yrs age group Topic A Flower Vase with Pretty Flowers

Winners: 1st Shereen A. Marker 2nd Shahan Behram Irani 3rd Shane Farzain Messman

8, 9 & 10 yrs age group Topic A Visit to the Market

Winners: 1st Zermesh Behram Irani 2nd Freya Wania 3rd Rhea Muncherji

11, 12 & 13 yrs age group Topic Imaginary Creatures

Winners: 1st Nasha Makujina 2nd Azman Makujina 3rd Astad Sidhwa

14, 15 & 16 yrs age group An Angry Sea on a Stormy night

Winners: 1st Auzita Bharucha 2nd Nadia A. Randeria 3rd Zara E. Malbari

17 & 18 yrs age group Topic A Reflection in Light and Darkness

Winner: 1st Naushad Talati 2nd Khursheed Gamwalla 3rd Freya Malbari



YMZA /Dastur Dr. Dhalla Institute

Shahkookar Dance Competiton

Saturday, August 23, 2014



At Beach Luxury Hotel at 7.30pm Sharp

(Doors Open at 7:00pm)




·         Please provide the following information by August 13, 2014

o   Solo, duet or Group routine

o   Name(s) & age(s) of team member(s)

o   Name of Song

o   Dance style (eg. Salsa, Foxtrot, Waltz, Contemporary, Indian, etc)


·         You will need to provide YOUR OWN music CD latest by Aug. 13th to one of the undersigned (USBs will not be allowed/entertained)

·         Competitors may participate in multiple routines

·         No Age restriction and no Dance Style restriction

·         Time limit- Less than 5 minutes

·         Judging categories/criteria (subject to change)- Overall Performance; Costume & Makeup; and the Dance itself

·         Snacks & beverages available on payment


·         Please Give Names To: Behroze Khambatta, Shahrazad Irani, Kaizer Irani, Natasha Mavalvala Or Natasha Mobed





Navroze Collection by
Our Nassessalas
The community’s generosity over the years has helped our nassessalas celebrate Navroze with their families in a befitting manner. They will be approaching you from end-June onward and no doubt you will receive them as always. Thank you.


Mushkil Asaan Prayers

4 July 2014 at 5:30pm

Jamshed Baugh Club House

The JB Club Committee is thankful to the community members for their presence at the Mushkil Aasaan prayers and invite all Zarthostis to come in large number at the next meeting






Jeroo Hoshang Kakalia, w/o (late) Hoshang Kakalia, m/o Rustom and Cyrus, on May 14, 2014





Buffena & Methia Nu Achar available

Roshni Dinshaw
Tel: 0300-2412645


Achaars available:

Methiu  &  Gore keri

Roshan Bharucha

Cyrus Colony

Tel: 35800029








Hugging Is...


Hugging is healthy! It helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress, and induces sleep. It is invigorating, rejuvenating, and has no unpleasant side effects. Hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug.

Hugging is all natural! It is organic, naturally sweet, no artificial ingredients, nonpolluting, environmentally friendly, and 100% wholesome.

Hugging is the ideal gift! Great for any occasion, fun to give and receive, shows you care, comes with its own wrapping and, of course, fully returnable.

Hugging is practically perfect! No batteries to wear out, inflation-proof, nonfattening, no monthly payments, theft-proof, and nontaxable.

Hugging is an underutilized resource with magical powers! When we open our hearts and arms, we encourage others to do the same. Think of the people in your life. Are there any words you'd like to say? Are there any hugs you want to share? Are you waiting and hoping someone else will ask first? Please don't wait! Initiate!


From ‘Let’s Hug!’ by Charles Faraone 






Names of Day in Our Calendar

Each day of the month in Zarthushti calendar has a name.  Here are the names, their translation in English with a picture to help you remember them.  You may save the image if you wish.  Read from top left, to one below it…


Mohta B Engineer, Lahore


The months, and the days of the month, in the Zoroastrian calendar are dedicated to a divinity or divine concept. It establishes the hierarchy of the major divinities and the frequent invocation of their names at every Zoroastrian act of worship. The tradition of naming the days and months was instituted between 458 and 330 BC, very probably during the reign of Artaxerxes II (404–358 BC): the fact that the Zoroastrian calendar was created some time during that period can be inferred from its use in a number of far-flung lands which had formerly been parts of the Achaemenid Empire.

The oldest (though not dateable) testimony for the existence of the day dedications comes from Yasna 16: a veneration to the 30 divinities with day-name dedications.

Source: Wikipedia



Start With Yourself


The following words were written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in the Crypts of Westminster Abbey:


When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country. But it, too, seemed immovable.


As I grew into my twilight years in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.


And now as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realise: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family. From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed the world. - Anonymous


Courtesy:  Furengeez Tampal




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