Beneath the stars, besides the waves – let’s make it an evening to remember. On
Saturday 23 October, Maneckthari Poonam by the
We can only
accommodate the first 75 persons, so hurry up and purchase your tickets... to
Noshir Irani's hut at the French Beach
Ticket per person: Rs 300
Last Date: October 19, 2010 till 1 pm.
Our community in
Karachi has a unique opportunity to meet and greet each other on the
Shenshai Navroze Day, have fun and also raise funds for welfare purpose, as
no other city with significant Zarthosti numbers do. This tradition started
in early 1900 at the Clifton Beach, moving to KPI in 1920s and then to Beach
Luxury Hotel from 1950, which has continued due to the generosity of the
Avari Family. The community expresses its thanks to Goshpi and Byram Avari
for keeping this tradition.
YMZA'S MINWALLA MUSIC COMPETITION
has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 3, 2010
ATHORNAN MANDAL’S Macca
Gujrati Elocution Competition
is being held Sunday, October 31, 2009 at 11 am at Katrak Hall. This Gujrati
Elocution is open for all Zarthostis in the following categories / topics –
3 & 4 yrs age
group – TOPIC: “Mahro Jani Dost” (My Best Friend)
5, 6 & 7 yrs
age group - TOPIC: “Shukrana Dadaji keh maney tameh mummy ne daddy aappiyach”
(God, Thank You for my Mummy & Daddy)
8, 9 & 10 yrs
age group - TOPIC: “Tamay roj su bandagee
(What do you pray daily)
11, 12 &
13 yrs age group - TOPIC: “Tame bejane khushi apso toh tamune khushali
malsey” (Happiness to him who gives happiness to others)
14, 15 &
16 yrs age group - TOPIC: “Sachai na fal su chey” (What are the fruits
17 & 18
yrs age group - TOPIC: “Tame sara vichar, sara vachan ne sara kam kem
vaproch tamari roj jindgi ma” (How do you use "Good Thoughts, Good Words
& Good Deeds" in daily Life/Activities)
Behroze Khambatta, Kaizer Irani, Shahrazad Irani, Natasha Mobed or Natasha
Mavalvala latest by Friday, October 22, 2010
The Cowasjee and
Virbaiji Varyava Band of BVS Parsi High school played at all our Parsi colonies,
on the morning of 19 August 2010 to bring in the Nauroze. In turn the community
generously donated and this year our boys collected Rs.20,000. Well done
boys! You have done the school proud.
As suggested by
the Band Members, this year’s collection has been sent to the Flood affected:
The School has bought drinking water, channa (gram), biscuits and khajoor
(dates) and distributed to the Flood victims in Sindh.
management would like to thank our Zoroastrian community who appreciated the
efforts of the Band Members, donated generously and also gave the boys good
treats. Thank you and warm, though belated, Nauroze Mubarak.
KZBM would like
to place on record their gratitude for our dear late Mani Nuswan Rustomji’s
assistance in distribution of our newsletter What’s On from the time of its
inception, as well as any notices, or survey forms, despite being unwell at
times. KPI’s newsletter Howzatt was similarly distributed by her too.
Her support meant
a great deal to us and she will be missed by all who knew her. KZBM extend their
heartfelt condolence to her husband Nuswan and her children
Naomi and Nasha.
WZO's Flood Relief Collection
Vice President of World Zoroastrian Organisation is collecting funds for the
Flood Relief, which will be handed over to SIUT who will use it for medicines or
any equipment required for the treatment of victims in all four provinces. If
funds come handsomely, other worthy organisations will be assisted in their work
as there is much to be done. You may send cash or cheques in name of "Mrs Hutoxy
Cowasjee WZO" and receipts will be issued to all.
Rs 500,000 was
handed over to SIUT on 2 September for the purchase of two portable ultra sound
machines, model "medison sonoace", (seen above) which have been sent to their
Makli field hospital on Sunday 5 September. This amount was from you, our
Do spread the
message to your friends, Zoroastrians and non-Zoroastrians, living here and
abroad as arrangements are in hand for overseas collection as well. Thank you.
Ratanjee & Cooverbai Collector Charitable Trust
Provide assistance for Medical and education. Interested persons may
contact Farhad Daver on mobile # 0300-2623933 or at his residence on phone #
Information up to 13 September 2010
Cherezad daughter to Cyra and Cyrus Noshirwan on 3 September
Zara daughter to
Armita and Ardeshir Wania on 3 September
Xerxes, son of Diana & Firdous Divecha on 4 September
Behli Mehta on 23 August
Nuswan Rustomji on 29 August
brings to mind good table linen, fine china and flowers, and can be an enjoyable
experience. Here are some tips for the un-initiated to make it equally so for
and Forks; Start from the outside in or with cutlery farthest from
your plate. When putting cutlery down, place it on the plate crossing the tips
of the two pieces, to let the server know that you have not finished. When you
have finished, place your knife and fork together in the centre of the plate
A napkin is used only for dabbing the mouth and never to wipe it. If, you need
to leave the table before you have finished, place your napkin on your seat so
that server knows you will return.
Glass and wine:
Glasses are on the right upper side of your plate. If there are four they would
be arranged in roughly square pattern. The top left glass is for red wine and
has a fairly large bowl. Directly below will be white wine glass and it will be
smaller. At the top right will be a champagne glass or a smaller glass for
dessert wine or port and on the bottom right will be the water glass.
Do not touch
glasses with other guests when toasting - it is enough to raise the glass in
their direction, keeping eye contact.
The hostess will
have the guest of honour on her right, and the second most important gentleman
on her left. The remainder of the seating plan can be arbitrary but will always
alternate a lady and a gentleman.
In England, the
etiquette is to keep your hands on your lap when you are not using them. In
France they keep their hands above the table at all times. You may place them on
the edge of the table but never put your elbows on the table.
Soups and puddings:
When eating soup keep the soup bowl on the table and move soup spoon away from
you to the centre of the bowl, lifting the sppon to drink the soup from the edge
of the spoon rather than put the whole spoon into your mouth - but do not slurp.
The pudding spoon
is held in the same way as knife, and the pudding fork is used as a pusher only.
Pudding is often followed by fruit or cheese. This will be served with a dessert
fork and knife for larger pieces of fruit. Small round cheese must be cut in
small wedges and larger cheese wedges should be cut from the pointy end first.
More to follow
Different Generations at Work
workplace we find Boomers, Xers and Yers / Millennials working together but not
always in harmony. This is because each generation has been shaped by different
events and trends of their time, shaping their mindset and work style.
The Boomers were
born between 1946 and 1964. They are re-writing the rules of retirement because
inactivity is not a desired lifestyle for them. Getting older has not changed
them : Most of them wish to extend their working life.
creative, productive and goal oriented and in the current economic environment,
many have no choice but to continue to work.
are people born between 1965 and 1980. They are independent, enjoy informality,
and seek emotional maturity. They want to build skills and experiences they can
take with them should they need to move. They also want their career path laid
out in front of them.
Gen Xers also
seek balance in their lives now - not when they retire. They seek time to raise
their children and don't want to miss any of it unlike their parents. They also
want immediate and honest feedback.
are those born between 1981 and 1999. Unlike the Gen-Xers and the Boomers, the
Millennials have developed work characteristics and tendencies from their doting
parents, structured lives, and contact with diverse people. They are used to
working in teams and want to make friends with people at work and work well with
a "can-do" attitude about tasks at work and look for constant feedback about how
they are doing. They seek challenge and do not want to experience boredom. Used
to balancing many activities such as teams, friends, and philanthropic
activities, millennials want flexibility in scheduling and also a life away from
understand different generations at work why not take the quiz below. In the
next issue will be the answers and I will write about the clash-points and how
to work around them.
Which of the
following is important for a Baby Boomer (Born 1946-1964)?
a stellar career.
a portable career.
Which of the
following is important to Generation Xers (Born 1965-1980)?
me balance now, not when
Support me in shifting the balance.
me balance everyone else and
find meaning myself.
isn't everything; flexibility to
balance my activities is.
Which of the
following feedback do Millennials (Born 1981-1999) prefer?
to interrupt, but how am I doing?
§ Once a
year, with lots of documentation.
news is good news.
Feedback whenever I want it, at the push
of a button.
are many myths about hair care and some need to be busted. Now let’s see...
You may have heard
‘pluck one white hair and you have three in its
place’. If this was true people with hair loss would start plucking
and grow a full crown of glory! Plucking weakens the hair follicle so if you
have a single irritating white hair, simply cut it from the root.
Washing your hair with cold water makes it shinier.
This is partly true because while hot water washes a certain amount of natural
oils, cold water preserves it. But, washing with cold water is not enough to
make a substantial difference.
Washing hair with warm water makes them fall.
There is no correlation! On an average you lose about 150 strands of hair each
day. Washing it with warm water does not increase this. In fact warm water might
help in increase of blood circulation, which would help in hair growth.
Oiling your hair makes it grow faster.
Oil has nutrients that are good for hair shaft, so it only improves the existing
condition of your hair. Only thing that can make your hair grow faster is
increased blood circulation.
Colour damages your hair.
Any chemical treatment drains your natural moisture to some extent; even
blow-drying removes 60 percent moisture from your hair, unless you use
heat-protective product like serum. After colouring your hair use a good
conditioner to replace the nutrients.
Conditioner makes your hair oily.
It only conditions and smoothes the hair follicle. If you have oily hair, use
conditioner only on your hair ends and not near the scalp.
You should not wash your hair everyday.
Every person has different scalp and different needs. If your scalp is oily you
may wash every day but not if your hair is dry and brittle. If you need to, use
a shampoo meant for daily use as it will not be harsh on your hair.
If women did not
exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
Hilla Bharucha (Parsi Colony) and Phiruza Birdie (Cyrus Colony)
Change of Address:
Nergesh Daruwalla (Tel # 32791383 or on
Postings, Z-clips, Milestones:
Sunnu Golwalla (Tel # 32780200 after 8pm or on (firstname.lastname@example.org)
latest by second Friday of the month. If received thereafter input will be taken
in following issue.