What’s On

                                                                                                                                                                                              MAY    2012


KZBM is pleased to present a Grand Tambola Evening

followed by dinner  on Saturday 26 May at 8pm on KPI Lawn


Lady Luck may just be awaiting you on this date, so why not book your tickets!


There will be plenty of exciting prizes to be won. Lucky coupons will be drawn, several hampers and surprise gifts to give away. Generous cash prizes, useful household items and many more such fascinating prizes that just may be yours to take home.


Please attend in large numbers and make this a fun and memorable evening. 



Date:  Saturday 26th May, 2012

Venue: KPI Lawn 

Time: 8pm 

Ticket per person:  Rs 400 (Tambola card will be sold for Rs100/- each) 

 Last Date: May 21 2012 till 1 Pm.

Tickets available from:
 Roshan Kotwal - 35887221           
 Soonu Kandawalla - 35681711 
 Parveen Banaji - 32767347          
 Furengeez Tampal - 32782961 

 Zarin Byromshaw – 32259064



Art & craft EXHIBITION




We have received some beautiful Torans, some interesting paintings and decorative needlework for you to enjoy and admire.


Other arts and crafts are also welcome. You may give your entries to Alla Rustomj on Mobile # 0333-311-2283 upto 19th May 2012.





YMZA / DASTUR DR. DHALLA INSTITUTE has been asked by Zoroastrians Stepping Forward (a NextGenNow  initiative) to host a VOLUNTARY shoe drive on May 5th & 6th, 2012 to support local charities to help raise awareness about the importance of shoes in enhancing the physical, mental and emotional lives of disadvantaged individuals and giving an opportunity for the Zoroastrian community to gather and celebrate philanthropy and health.  Accordingly we request you to please donate a pair of new or gently worn shoes, slippers &/or sandals placed in a clear plastic bag (alongwith the size) and deposit it in the specially marked cartons in each of the following localities & both Agiaries (please coordinate with the following persons) -


Parsi Colony- Behroze Khambatta / Katrak Hall- Kaizer Irani / Avari/Cyrus colony- Natasha Mavalvala house / Anjuman Baugh- Shahrazad Irani / Jamshed Baugh- Natasha Mobed (Jamshed Baugh Club) / Khurshedbai Chawl- Ratanshaw Makujina / Meherabad- Dinaz Divecha / HJ Rustomjee Baugh- Hoshang Bhesania / Collector Baugh- Goolbanu Bamjee / Rustom Chawl- Hilla Daruwalla / KPI- Mr. Umer.

The shoes and/or monetary donation will be donated on your behalf to worthy charities in Karachi & Sind. Thank you and look forward to a successful Shoe Drive.




12TH National Women Junior

Swimming Championship


Our community in Pakistan is like a drop in the ocean of millions of people. On March 31 and April 01, three such young drops of water jumped into the swimming pool of Karachi Gymkhana, amongst several national swimmers of Pakistan, to participate in the 12th National Women Junior Age Group Swimming Championship. These swimmers were; Fiona Aga (daughter of Zeena and Behram Avari), Anushe Engineer (daughter of Khushnuma and Dinyar Engineer) and Perin Avari (daughter of Dilnaz and Xerxes Avari). Over the two day competition, they represented the Sindh Team and participated in event after event and won medal after medal. Our community though small on land, leaves its triumphant mark even on  water. Their achievements are:


Fiona Aga (Age group 12 and under):  1 silver, 7 bronze and 2 gold in relay

Anushe Engineer (Age group 14 and under): 3 gold, 4 silver and 1 gold in relay

Perin Avari (Age group 16 and under): 3 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze and 3 gold in relay








Fiona Aga (Age group 12 and under)





2 Gold

Anushe Engineer (Age group 14 and Under)





1 Gold

Perin Avari (Age group 16 and Under)





3 Gold



Teenaz Javat: An Exceptional Graduate

From Ontario, Canada


Teenaz our ex-Karachiite and wife of Mahveer Javat, won Premier’s Award in the Recent Graduate category for Canadian Journalism for Internationally Trained Writers (CJITW).


She is a part-time faculty at the Sheridan College from where she graduated and senior writer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Teenaz also featured in an exhibit celebrating Toronto’s 1000 creative women at the Luminato Festival.


Her research and leadership has garnered recognition from news organizations and community groups including the Radio Television News Directors Association of Canada and the Greater Toronto Area police forces. She has reported for Toronto Star, Dawn Group of Newspapers, The Observer of Business and Politics, as well as is editor of ZSO newsletter and contributes articles to FEZANA Journal and Hamazor.


Joyce Wayne, the coordinator of CJITW programme commended Teenaz’s persistence by saying that, “She was the most determined person I’ve ever met to re-establish her career in Canada.” Wayne hired Teenaz as a part-time faculty shortly after her graduation from the Sheridan College.


KZBM congratulates Teenaz Javat  and wishes her more success in her future endeavours.


Source:  Parsiana March 21, 2012


Milestones  Information up 14 April  2012



Sharmin a daughter to Rashna and Hoshang Sukhia on 25 March

Darius a son to Lyla (nee Bharucha) and Danny Rohinton Aga on 16 March in Houston, Texas, USA




Zermesh, son of Kaizer and Behram Irani on 17 March


Hilla Keki Dadachanji, sister of Minoo N Bamjee and Nargis R Dubash in Mumbai on 17 March

Homi Bhappu on 3 April

Thrity Feroze Kharas, ex-Karachiite, on 8 April in Houston, Texas, USA





Dilshad Irani

Ph. 35660171  / 35662959

7 days to Turkey, only for Ladies. From 5 July 2012



Aspi Batha
Sydney, Australia
Skype: speedinter@live.com.au
Email:   aspibatha@live.com.au

Is looking for a business-minded enterprising member for a  mutually beneficial business relations with him. He will  be more than happy to discuss the prospects via his skype or  an interested person may send him an email briefly outlining his profile.  There is no capital outlay or selling is involved, but a background in shipping will be of tremendous value.




Adas Polow

(Masoor Pulao)

Made with rice, meat, raisins, saffron, dates and lentils


Makes 4 Servings        



Masoor 400 grams

long-grain or basmati rice, 500 grams (1.1 lbs)

ground beef or lamb, 400 grams

dates (pitted), 100 grams

raisins, 120 grams

saffron, 1/2 teaspoon

onions, 2 large

cooking oil


black pepper    



Soak rice in water for 3-4 hours, then cook in salted water for 10-15 minutes using a non-stick pot until it just softens. Drain water and empty the pot.


Bring 2-3 cups of water to boil. Wash masoor and add to water with a bit of salt. Cook over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes until tender.


Peel and thinly slice onions. Fry in oil until slightly golden. Add ground beef or lamb, salt and black pepper, and fry over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Add one cup of hot water and cook until water has been mostly absorbed.


Wash raisins and dates. Pour 1/2 cup of water and some oil in the non-stick pot. Pour in half of the rice. Follow with meat, lentil, raisins, dates and raisins. Then add in remainder of rice. Cook over low heat for about 20 minutes. Dissolve saffron in 1/3 cup of hot water and pour over the rice. Mix well before serving.       





When Ego Comes, Everything Else Goes

When Ego Goes, Everything Else Comes


The first major thrill after one learns cycling is to take both hands off the handlebar when the cycle is still in motion. More than the act itself, it is the fact that others notice you doing it that is important. In fact, eyes wander with longing to see if others have noticed you perform the act. Standing on the footboard of a bus or train is considered a demonstration of great courage during adolescence. The craving is not to perform the act, but to get noticed.


Everyone goes through this phase of life where the ego drives one to do anything and everything only to get noticed and recognised. It is a phase when good is good only when it gains attention; even bad is good if it can draw attention, and ironically even good is bad if it fails to attract attention. The ego survives on gaining attention, but then, one must outgrow that phase of life.


By its very nature, ego needs feeding; and hence it is a perpetual beggar. The problem with ego is that when ego is fed, you struggle with a superiority complex, and when ego is starved you suffer from inferiority complex. Either way it robs you of your peace of mind.


When ego comes, everything else goes. When ego goes, everything else comes.


How many precious relationships have been lost in order to satisfy one’s ego? While you should have dropped ego and saved the relationship, you ended up dropping the relationships and saving ego. Ego is never worth the losses.



How many golden opportunities have been missed while you were busy servicing your ego? Every moment is heavy, every situation is nerve-racking, every interaction is tense… an ego-filled heart is always walking on fire. Never can there be a moment of marriage between ego and ease.


A crow carrying a piece of meat found itself being chased by all the other birds. It dropped the piece of meat, and all the birds went after the meat. Now, alone in the sky, the crow remarked, “In losing that piece of meat, I gained the freedom of the skies.”


There is enormous freedom in letting your ego go.



Our religion


What are Prayers

Prayers are communion with Ahura Mazda and a link with the divinity. They are meant for our own spiritual enrichment.  Through prayers we can realise and cherish the divinity that resides in each and every one of us.  Prayers are not meant to ask Ahura Mazda for our own comfort and needs, but for the good of all. As long as we pray to Ahura Mazda and ask for strength and divine blessings, we can accomplish our goals with our own body and mind.


Through prayers we do not have to glorify Ahura Mazda but be his allies in the elimination of evil and destruction through free and informed ethical choices.


We can derive immense spiritual satisfaction by praying and it really does not matter what we pray, when we pray, and where we pray. Thinking good thoughts is a prayer, speaking good and kind words is a prayer and the most important part is performing good deeds for our family, for our community, for our nation, and for humanity at large.


Also, we must not simply recite a prayer without contemplating and meditating on it. Mere murmuring a few verses and performing rituals without any devotion or reverence are not true prayers. The kusti prayer has the word shayaothananam which means work in action and it reminds us that we have to use our energy and mind to be progressive, creative and constructive, and promote Asha.


Our missIon in this life is not to acquire fame or fortune or be selfish and not bother with the rest of the world. Our purpose in this life is to promote ASHA, which it Truth and Righteousness. By following the path of Asha we will not only bring happiness to ourselves but also the present generation and generations to come,


The message once again is to be righteous and to use our good mind to make correct choices.








Compiled and edited:  Sunnu Golwalla

Annual subs: Hilla Bharucha (Parsi Colony) and Phiruza Birdie (Cyrus Colony)

Change of Address: Phiruza Birdie  or  on kzbm@cyber.net.pk

Postings, Z-clips, Milestones: Sunnu Golwalla (Tel # 32780200 after 8pm or on (kzbm@cyber.net.pk) latest by second Friday of the month. If received thereafter input will be taken in following issue.