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Children’s Fancy Dress and Talent Competition

On Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 5.30 pm (followed by snacks)


Come along kiddies - doll up in bling or in colour or perform a dance and enthrall with your fancy dress and talent!   

Please give the names of the participants (with their entry/costume) for the fancy dress and/or talent competition to Katherina Irani by Friday, 17 October 2014. 

Venue:              KZBM Hall

Time:               5:30 pm

Ticket per person:  Rs 250

Last Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 till 1p.m. 


Tickets available from: 

Zarin Mobed – 35880689

Zareen Patel - 0321 2628167

Shenaz Banaji – 32710049

Furengeez Tampal – 32782961

Roshan Vannia – 32250127





KZBM is looking for an administrator/supervisor for its Residence for Senior Citizens, being set up in the Avari Colony. Role and responsibilities of this person will be crucial, and the ideal candidate needs to:

A handsome package will be offered.  Preference will be for a Zoroastrian, male or female.  In-house accommodation can also be provided if the applicant so desires.  The decision of the Managing Committee will be final.   Interested persons to please  send their application to our Honorary Secretaries Mrs Sarfaraz F Golwalla or Mrs Farahnaz A Marker by October 15, 2014.





NOTICE FOR the 77th Annual General Meeting of

Bomanshaw Minocher Homji Parsi Medical Relief Association, Karachi


The above AGM will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the hospital premises, to consider the Annual Report and audited accounts for the year ended June 30, 2014 and, to elect the Office Bearers and Members of the Managing Committee for the ensuing year

Aspi G Mobed

Homi D Ghadially

Honorary Secretaries 



Mushkil Asaan Prayers

October 3, 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 attend.






A baby girl, Ariana, born to Rashna and Sohrab Dinshaw on 30th August 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA




Kersie Burjorji Mehta, h/o Jolly ,  f/o  Jehanbux (Orlando, FL)  and Pervez (Richardson,TX) on  31st August

Aspy Fatakia, s/o late Nariman, h/o Freny, f/o Julian, Adil and Farhad on 6th September. 

Burjor Jal Contractor, Brother of Julie Hoshang Anklesaria in Baroda, India on 19th September

Ardeshir Jehangir Patel b/o Dinoo and Dorab on 26th September





Cooking / Baking Classes

Zarnak Sidhwa is conducting cooking and baking classes at her residence in Avari Colony.  Interested persons can contact her on 0300 2176711, between 8 am and 5 pm.



Grooming Services

If you are looking for make-up, waxing, threading, hair cutting, manicure, pedicure, hair dyeing at your own home, do contact Meherangese Irani on 0334-321723.  She is also available for these, at her flat: E7 Gubanooo Anklesaria Bldg, Anjuman Bagh.



Sukhd, kakra, loban, wher, agarbatti,  [Indian Kastis will be available in the 2nd week of November 2014] - please contact Roeinton Shroff on Mobile # 0300-2369385.









Your Nails


Your nails reflect your health.  While Manicure and moisturising make the nails good externally, their look and feel can be greatly improved with the food you eat:


Almonds and walnuts: the fatty acids in these nuts help your nails stay strong and prevent splitting.


Food rich in iron such as meat, eggs, dark leafy vegetables, make healthy nails. They have the added benefit of giving your skin colour and promoting hair growth.


Care of your nails

1.       Trim your nails regularly.  It is easier after a bath or shower, since your nails will be softer to clip.


2.       Use hand lotion to soften your hands, fingernails and cuticles and, make them healthier looking.


3.       Dip your nails in olive oil at night for 2-3 minutes. This makes your nails stronger and healthier looking and protects them. But don't overdo.


4.       Generally, keep your nails dry and clean to prevent bacteria and fungus developing under your nails. Wear cotton-lined rubber gloves when doing house work.


5.       Trim the toenails straight to prevent ingrown toenails, which can be very painful.


6.       Avoid nail polish removers with acetone or formaldehyde because they dry your nails and make them weak. Try using acetate-based removers instead.


7.       Massage your nails.  Buffering nails increases blood supply, which helps the nails grow.


8.       Lastly, don't share your nail file.  It contains germs, and bacteria. Keep it to yourself and replace after 2 months.


Hand and toe nails act as a window to our overall well-being, and also offer warning signs of malnutrition, infection and serious disease. Do look at them closely once in a while and use some of the tips above.






A Place called PARSEE HILL in Arizona, USA


Charles Poston built the first fire temple in the United States in 1878. He was born in 1825 in Kentucky and practiced law in Tennessee. Later he moved to Arizona and successfully convinced President Lincoln to make Arizona a US territory. This led to admission of Arizona as 48th state of the union in 1912. For this reason, Charles Poston is known as the "father of Arizona." Afterwards, Poston became one of the first Arizona delegates to the Congress.

 After the loss of his wife and daughter, Charles Poston decided to make a trip to Asia. On his travels in India, he became familiar with Zoroastrianism and became a Zoroastrian on his return to the United States.

He then built a pyramid shape fire temple in Florence, Arizona. He named his fire temple the "Parsee Hill." But after a few months, the flames died out. People mocked the temple calling it "Poston's Folly." Today, however, the fire temple is known as "Poston's Butte." In 1925, some 23 years after Charles Poston's death, he was buried at the summit of his beloved "Poston's Butte," which is still stands today.
Has anyone been there and seen it?  You can write to us at kzbm1912@gmail.com








And ….


Kamran Dar e Mehr 

in Washington DC, USA


Inauguration of the newest Dar-e-Mehr was on September 20, 2014 in Boyds, Maryland, in the Washington DC, United States.


This Dar-e Mehr is due to the munificence of the late Khodaramod Kamran, his wife Banoo & the Kamran family, as well as donations of over 200 individuals and 5 associations.


While Mr Kamran unfortunately passed away before he could see the opening of this Dar-e Mehr, he will be remembered with gratitude and affection.


Dar E Mehrs in North America are growing. Many of them are brand new buildings from ground up, that showcase the architecture, hopes and aspirations of the Zoroastrian diaspora in the “new” land. In the next few years other Dar E Mehrs are poised to be built, most notably the one by the Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York, that broke ground in July of this year.

Photo courtesy: Khosrow Atashband in Iran


Source: emails from Goshi Randeria, USA









(Courtesy Dilshad Irani)



Editor:  Sunnu F Golwalla