KZBM's Inter Association Quiz Competition
followed by Dinner on Saturday, May 10, 2014
It is that time of the year again, so let’s challenge our minds with general knowledge questions and brain teasers! Come and enjoy an enlightening and entertaining evening with our ever popular Quiz programme conducted by Perviz Daroga.
Teams will be from KZBM, YMZA, KPI & PPCA and independent team (six members per team). Two (2) teams each of KZBM, YMZA & KPI and one (1) team from PPCA and one (1) independent team in which anyone may take part. Team leaders please give your names to Katherina Irani by May 6, 2014.
Venue: KZBM Garden
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Ticket per person: Rs 500
Last Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 till 1 p.m.
Tickets available from:
Dilaver Tadiwala - 35800338
Zareen Patel - 0321 2628167
Parveen Banaji - 32710015
Furengeez Tampal - 32782961
Roshan Vannia - 32250127
Australian programme Master Chef is coming to Pakistan in May: meanwhile the community was entertained by our junior chefs on a Saturday afternoon in April
From left: 5-year old Zara Zain Irani with her grandma Diney served up red velvet cup cakes and macaroni and cheese
11 year old Safna Dadabhoy Mama with her granny Fawzia made chicken wontons and apple crumble
13 year old Astad Yazdi Sidhwa with his Chef mother Zarnak created Spicy chicken wings and easy chocolate mousse
Whilst on the subject, our readers may like to note some milestones in culinary art by Karachi Zarthostis
1958 – Gool Minwalla as Chair of Welfare & Rehabilitation Subcommittee of KZBM commenced Navroze “Sale” to display talent of our ladies who earned from home by cooking and sewing. Since then the “Sale” has brightened the lives of many
1990 – Dr Roeinton Khambatta suggested to the KZBM to hold regular Parsi Traditional Cooking Classes so that the ‘Manna of the Angels’ lives on! Subsequently Toxy Cowasjee inspired by the popularity of the classes compiled and edited a coffee-table book by the same name which continues to be in demand.
2010 – Zarnak Sidhwa was invited by MasalaTV to give a demo on Parsi dishes and after a series of guest appearances was given her own show “Chocoholics”. Since 2012 she is doing Food Diaries demonstrating her personal style of Pakistani, American, Italian, Chinese and Indian food. The show is televised live in many countries.
Cyrus Minwalla Colony Jashan & Ghambar
19 May 2014 at 5:30 pm
Late Cyrus Minwalla’s baj jashan will be held on: Monday 19th May 2014 (roj Asfandard mah Dae) at 5:30 p.m.
This will be followed by a ghambar dinner, which is an annual feature on the day of late Cyrus uncle’s baj.
Ghambar dinner will at 8.30 pm. The charges will be Rs. 800/- per head. (drinks will be on sale.)
Please give your names with cash to: Mrs Roshan Kotwal or Mrs Phiruza Birdie latest by 16th May, 2014.
YMZA/ Dastur Dr Dhalla Institute 2014
Hilla & Noshir Jamasji Drawing & Painting Competition
Date: Sunday, JUNE 1,
2014 Time: 11am
Place: BEACH LUXURY HOTEL, AQUARIUS Banquet Hall
TIME LIMIT: 2 hours
CATEGORIES (Drawing papers shall be provided by YMZA):
3 & 4 yrs age group (PAPER: A4 size paper)
5, 6 & 7 yrs age group (PAPER: 9”x11” size paper)
8, 9 & 10 yrs age group (PAPER: 11”x15” size paper)
11, 12 & 13 yrs age group (PAPER: 11”x15” size paper)
14, 15 & 16 yrs age group (PAPER: full poster size paper)
17 & 18 yrs age group (PAPER: full poster size paper)
Names should be given latest by May 23, 2014 to Behroze Khambatta, Shahrazad Irani, Kaizer Irani, Natasha Mobed, Natasha Mavalvala or Ratasha Tampal
Result of YMZA/DASTUR
DR DHALLA INSTITUTE’s Jamshed Mehta Shield
(on any religious/moral topic) was held at Banu Mandal on Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Shield was won by Hufriya Mondegarian. In Montessori & Class 1 category- winner was Cherezad Cyrus Noshirwan; 2nd position- Shahan Behram Irani; 3rd position- Shane Farzain Messmen. In Class 2-4 category- winner was Hufriya Mondegarian; 2nd position- farzad Najmi; 3rd position- Fardeen Felfeli. In Class 5-7 category- winner was Zermesh Behram Irani; 2nd position- Farzana Kolah.
The Shreen and Godrej Kandawalla Endowment
Annual Report for the Year 2012
The Shreen and Godrej Kandawalla Endowment for Patient Welfareat the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi (AKUH,K) was established in 2005through the generosity of the Shreen and Godrej Kandawalla family and the Kandawalla Trust. It came into effect from January 01, 2007.
During 2012, the endowment served 6 Zoroastrian patients for a total of 77 visits/admissions. The cumulative financial assistance provided through the fund, since its inception in 2007 is PKR 2.48 million enabling 32 inpatients and 268 outpatients of the Zoroastrian community to avail of the high quality of medical services at the Aga Khan University Hospital. All Zoroastrian patients who requested for support were provided financial assistance from the Endowment.
As per the terms of The Shreen and Godrej Kandawalla Endowment Fund, half of the income annually available for distribution is utilized for Zoroastrian patients and the balance, if any; is transferred to the General Welfare pool for the benefit of non-Zoroastrian patients.
The system to facilitate easy accessibility to the Endowment Funds is functioning smoothly with the sub-committee comprising of Ms. Thrity Spencer and Mr. Nadir Noorddin, Manager Patient Welfare at AKUH, who continue to receive requests for assistance from patients and/ or their family members. In the absence of Ms. Thrity Spencer the person to contact for assistance is Ms. Zarin Kakalia.
The community is advised to contact the following at AKUH, when requesting for assistance through the Kandawalla Endowment.
1. Nadir Noorddin, Manager Patient Welfare, Off: 021 3486 1476, Mobile: 0321 235 6338
2. Gul Akbar Khawaja, Sr. Patient Welfare Officer, Off: 021 3486 1475, Mobile: 0333 367 8910
Additionally, community members may also contact Yazdyar S Haveliwala, Off: 021 3486 2970, Mobile: 0300 216 6735 for any information that they may require.
Mama Parsi Girl’s School 3rd Alumni Reunion
Chicago, Illinois, USA August 8-10, 2014
Friday, August 8: Registration, meet and greet at Zoroastrian Association of Chicago 3:30pm onwards followed by dinner
Saturday, August 9: Sightseeing tour of downtown Chicago Coach buses leave the hotel at 9:00am Boxed lunch at Navy Pier Estimated return by 2:00pm
Reunion Gala Dinner at 7:00 pm Open to family members and guests over age 15 at additional cost (Venue to be announced later)
Sunday, August 10: Farewell brunch 10:00am to 12:00pm Open to family members and guests over age 15 at additional cost (Late hotel checkout can be arranged if needed)
Last date for registration April 30, 2014. See attached form
19-21 December 2014
Roomi Sarkari, the organizer adds:
The Business Contest (details attached): is mainly to encourage our youth to venture into being an 'entrepreneur'... so if you know of anyone who has some plans/idea, this would be the best opportunity to participate...
One does not need to register or travel to participate for 'Business Plan Competition' unless they are the chosen finalist. So please extend this to all your Zoroastrian family & friends who can take good advantage of this offer.
Mushkil Asaan Prayers
16th May 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 for their generous donations. We will submit our accounts for the 5 months – Dec 2013 to April 2014 – at the next prayer meeting, on Friday 16th May 2014 (Please note the date)
We would like to inform the Community that the committee has decided to donate Rs.10,000/- to both Agiari’s from the amount collected over the period. We once again request all Zarthostis to come in large numbers at the next meeting
Bahmard Felfeli h/o Daulat (of Dolly's Parlour), f/o Farshid and Behram on 31 March
Armaiti Eruch Dinshaw (ex-Multan),
m/o Asphandiar (USA), and Piruzi on 1 April
Mehroo Ardesher Bhujwala (ex-Karachiite), m/o Mahazarin Pervaiz Taraporewalla on 6 April
Mithoo Aspi Dinshaw, w/o (late) Aspi Gustadji Dinshaw, f/o Nauzer Dinshaw, Cyrus Dinshaw and Diana Yezdi Engineer (Bombay) on 25 April
1 kg cherries
4 ozs fresh lime juice
3/4 kg sugar
Boil cherries in one cup water till soft: about 15 minutes.
Cool slightly and rub through stainless steel sieve to discard the seeds. Put the cherry pulp, sugar, and about two dessert spoons of the seeds tied in muslin, in a heavy- based pan (dekchi) and put on medium to high heat. Keep stirring gently till sugar is dissolved. (Otherwise the jam will have crystals). Now let boil till setting consistency, about 25 to 30 minutes. Add the lime juice and cook for another 10 minutes.
Take off the fire. Let cool for about 10 minutes. Fill in clean glass bottles. Let cool completely before putting on the lid. Makes about two jam bottles.
Note: The seeds help in setting the jam.
If cherry stoner is available, then de-stone one full cup of extra cherries and add to the jam when half done.
Mock Raspberry Jam
1 kg, firm red tomatoes
3/4 kg sugar
2 ozs. fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon raspberry OR strawberry essence
Thinly peel the tomatoes. Liq