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JUNE 2013



Tambola Followed by Bahmaniyu Dinner
On June 22, 2013 at 7:30 Pm

Are you feeling lucky? Well! It’s time to find that out!  Join us for a fun evening of tambola followed by the ever-popular and delicious Bhamaniyu dinner.  Look forward to seeing you in large numbers.

Venue: KZBM Garden                                                Time: 7:30 pm onward 
Ticket per person: Rs 400                               (Tambola card will be sold separately)
Last Date: Jun18, 2013 till 1 pm                     Tickets available from: Phiruza Birdie - 35895057      
Zareen Patel - 0321 2628167             Parveen Banaji - 32767347          
Furengeez Tampal - 32782961                      Roshan Vannia - 32250127 







Dinner For Members And Guests

Date:   Sat June 1, 2013                               Time:  Snacks 8:30 pm.  Dinner: 10 pm

Venue:  KPI Lawn                                            Charges:  Members & Lady Guests Rs 650/-

Male Guests Rs 750/-

Cards: Farhad Davar (0300 2623 933)           Hoshang Kapadia (0333 3876 553)

            Darayes Divecha (0333-2121 437)    Last Date for cards: 26 May 2013


Dinner for Parsi Students, Teachers, Mobeds and Nessesalars

Date:   Sun 2nd June 2013                              Time:  Snacks 8:0 pm sharp

Venue:  KPI Lawn                                           



Y.M.Z.A/Dastur Dr Dhalla Institute

Jamshed Mehta English Elocution Competition


        on:          Sunday, June 9, 2013

        at:           11 am SHARP !

        at:           BVS School Hall

        topic:      On any Religious or Moral topic in English


Categories:     The Elocution is open for all Zarthosti school going children only

Under 5 years

Montessori & Class 1

                        Classes 2, 3 & 4

                        Classes 5, 6 & 7

                        Classes 8, 9 & 10

                        Classes 11, 12, 13 (“O” & “A” Levels)

 Judging:          Delivery (pronunciation / style of talking / conversational tone)

·                            Voice Projection (clarity / loudness)

·                            Diction (choice & use of words

                            Topic (speech content interesting / attention of audience)

(No hand gestures will be allowed)


Time limit:     MAXIMUM 3 minutes per speaker

Please give names to:    Shahrazad Irani / Behroze Khambatta / Dinaz D. Divecha / Kaizer Irani / Natasha Mobed / Natasha Mavalvala

Llast date of names:         May 30, 2013





Annual Get Together and Lunch

Date:  Sunday  June 16, 2013                                             Venue:  The Mama School

Time:   11.30 A.M.                                           Last Date:         June 3, 2013

Limited To:   First 350 Persons Only              Tickets Available From:

Mitra Bhesania  0300 2259433

Soonita Wadia   03oo 2993051








The idea of a Zoroastrian Return to Roots Program was born out of the increasing disconnect between those Zoroastrians in the Diaspora with their ancestral communities in Iran and India. It is a youth-initiated and youth run program. The main feature of the program is a 10 day tour of Zoroastrian India where youth explore and discover their heritage while learning about their commonalities and the diversity that exists across the Diaspora. The goal is to bring together young Zoroastrians from across the world to recognize and understand their shared commonalities and traditions. Our long-term goal is to run these tours to Iran as well.RTR is currently affiliated with UNESCO-PARZOR Foundation and is supported by the Bombay Parsi Panchayet (BPP), and the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA).


Who are these trips for?

These trips are for young Zoroastrians who want to explore his or her religion, culture, ethnicity and identity alongside fellow Zoroastrians while being exposed to local heritage and customs in India. One of the key aims of this project is to foster a sense of community and for individuals to contribute to the institutions they visit as well as the Program even after they have participated.


The Trips

The pilot RTR trip in January 2014 applications now open (www.zororoots.org/apply) will focus on exposing the participants to learning, understanding and connecting with Zoroastrianism and its rituals in India and Parsi material culture (food, art, music). This trip will involve visits to consecrated Agiaries and Atash Behrams. Accordingly only those individuals who meet the criteria of entry into these religious sites will be able to participate.  


The second track (B), which will be launched later in 2014, will focus on engaging the Zoroastrian Diaspora, particularly those who have roots and links with India and want to explore their culture, community and the opportunities that the diasporas can take advantage of in India by being exposed to the work local Zoroastrians are doing in business, science, government, philanthropy, arts & music, education by participating in internships/professional visits.


How to apply? For further details about the eligibility criteria for each trip please visit www.zororoots.org and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ZoroastrianReturnToRootsProgram. Email: contact@zororoots.org


Rosheen Kabraji

RTR Pakistan Youth Representative




Cyrus Kharas – Update

Cyrus is steadily progressing and his family thanks you all for your love, support and prayers.






Keshwar Nariman Irani on 29 April

Khorshed Dhunjishah Bharucha on 2 May

Shahpur Shroff on 7 May

Paricher Faram Appoo on 7 May

Bejan Eruch Vakharia 16 May

Bejon Kaikobad Kanga on 19 May in Rawalpindi






Music in our lives


Listening to music makes us feel good.  This is because the ‘feel-good’ chemical ‘dopamine’ is released in our brain when we listen to music, and this is proven by brain images. Dopamine helps calm our nerves, brings down stress and pumps up our energy level.


Music has its magic even on pre-mature babies. When they are exposed to music for half an hour every day for six months, they grow more rapidly than preemies that are not thus exposed.  And here is one for children: it is claimed that children who regularly listen to music develop better spatial and verbal skills. So, some of you mums reading this may like to find out first hand…


Music also unites people as we can see when the national anthem or one’s school/college song is played and we immediately join in and feel one with the group present. When popular numbers are played, more couples are seen on the dance floor for similar reason.  Music can also help us sleep better. From antiquity mothers have sung lullabies to their babies. Regrettably today we do not sing in our everyday life but play some soothing music before bedtime and you and the baby will sleep soundly.


So, what is the best music?  Well whatever YOU enjoy is best for you, and this choice will also change over different periods of our life and with our mood. Well then what is best mode to listen? There again, today the choice is wide: choose the mode that is most accessible and convenient for you.


Whatever you do, do listen to music because as Berthold Auerbach says, “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”




OUR FAITHSudreh and Kusti – What Do They Symbolise




·         The Girdeau which is at the back protects us from evil forces

·         The Gereban in front is our pocket of good deeds.  It is also an inch in size to remind us not to be too proud of our good deeds because they are small compared to the goodness of Ahura Mazda

·         The straight Tiri reminds us of evil around us

·         Whereas the Triangular Tiri reminds us of good thoughts, good words and good deeds



It is tied at the waist which is the middle of our body, to suggest that we follow the middle path in life and avoid extremes.




There was a group of women gathered at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their  husbands. The women were asked, 'How many of you love your husbands?' All the women raised their hands.


Then they were asked, 'When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?'  Some women answered today, some yesterday, some didn't remember…


The women were then told to take their cell phones and send the following text to their respective husband: I love you, sweetheart. Then the women were told to exchange phones and read the responding text messages.


Here are some of the replies:

1. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick?

2. What now? Did you crash the car again?

3. I don't understand what you mean?

4. What did you do now? I won't forgive you this time!!!

5. ?!?

6. Don't beat about the bush, just tell me how much you need?

7. Am I dreaming? ???????

8. If you don't tell me who this message is actually for, you will die today...!!!

9. I asked you not to drink anymore!!

and the best one

10. Who is this?



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