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NOTICE
Ghambar
A free Ghambar has been organized
by Mr. Nozer Meherji in memory of
his late parents Mr. Soli Ruttonshaw
Meherji and Mrs. Tehmi Soli Meherji
on Wednesday 18th March, 2015 at
Albless Baug, Charni Road.
Tickets will be available from 10th
March, 2015 to 17th March, 2015 at
Kerawalla & Co., Dhobi Talao.
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SATURDAY, MARCH 07, 2015
Editorial
NOTICE
Dear Readers,
Those who trade in our nations’ values of tolerance for their political games will
be our downfall! The slow and painful demise of a Democracy that is a proud
protector of minorities like ours!
‘Intolerance cannot be tolerated.’ But are we Parsis any better?
Look around you in the Baugs… do you not see intolerance here too? I have
seen people breed whole generations on values of intolerance and vanity. Parsi
Zoroastrians who shun away from talking to people of other cultures, avoiding not so pretty or poorer
people, screwing their faces up when they come in contact with Religious symbolism alien to them and
even talking down to locals (conveniently forgetting that they themselves are locals of Mumbai city!).
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had built. An image of Parsi bosses caring for their employees, Parsi households looking after their
house-help and even the children of their house-help for generations and Parsis throwing lunches for
their friends from all across the sub continent.
If something about someone else is so intolerable to you, might I suggest a few ways to deal with it…
1: You could lock yourself in your home, do your own growing of vegetables and fruits, ground your
own spices and tend to your own micro universe. Currently the entire eco system you use depends on
the hard working people you spit abuses at. It is those ‘karo’ hands that you abuse that are plucking
food that feeds you.
2: Learn how to appreciate the fact that you live in a multi-cultural Society. Respect others like they
respect you. Earn and pay your way through life and be humble about what you have and thankful for
what you own.
I assure you that the latter can do wonders for your soul and help you breed children who will one day
be valued and respected for their attitude toward the world.
Educate yourself. The highest result of Education is Tolerance as rightly said by Helen Keller.
Till then, keep your opinion to yourself. Don’t go telling your kids who live in a cosmopolitan fast
paced world not to talk to the ‘karo kaloto’ kids or the ‘colony boy who married outside’! Because it
is this intolerance from you, that makes them harsh, unkind and bitter human beings in the long run.
And this is not a legacy we want for ourselves!
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and jails, and there WAS crime,
but it was tackled with favour
or fear. It was light years away
what it is today.
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democracy, top-down system is
far from advisable.
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pre-1948? There were many
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credit or merit.
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well paid, and kept above
temptation.
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This letter has been sent
to all the Trustees of BPP and
Parsi Times.
Dear Trustees,
It is with grave concern that
I inform you of the nuisance
created by your hostel boys and
the police action taken on them.
For your information, on
26 January 2015, as always, in
the middle of the night, their
usual screaming, shouting, loud
music and abusing persisted.
When their nuisance crossed all
limits, the police were called at
around 2:00 am. The nuisance
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the police were climbing the
stairs, they could hear and see
the miscreants running in and
out of the mom. They were
having alcohol and something
which smelt like maybe drugs or
something. You can verify this
with the police because, when
twice the police arrived, the
police was not allowed to enter
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was closed from inside, and
the second time the room was
locked from outside. A device
was also found, which one of
the boy tried to hide under the
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which the police has taken in
their possession, because they
think that this device could
have been used for taking drugs
or something.
Three boys from the hostel
were taken to the police
station, where they were kept
in police custody for the whole
night and then let off in the
morning at around 9 am. Please
note that out of the three boys,
one boys, one boy is not even a
resident of the hostel. In other
words, he is an outsider. He is
not even supposed to be present
in the hostel premises, at least
not so late in the middle of the
night, and surely not to create
a nuisance for the tenants of
the surrounding buildings. I am
told the third boy is staying in
Godrej Baug. The three boys’
names and details regarding this
complaint can be obtained from
the Senior Inspector, Tardeo
Police Station
Kindly treat this letter as
yet again another eye opened
to you, of the pathetic state the
Gamadia Colony Boys’ Hostel is
in. This is for your information,
so that you realise the gravity of
the situation and understand the
kind of illegal activities going
around in the hostel, and also
the disturbances and problems
encountered by the tenants of
the buildings surrounding the
hostel due to the irresponsible
behaviour of the hostel boys and
hostel mismanagement by you.
Kindly note that many of the
Calling Navar Maratabs
The Zoroastrian Winter Relief Fund & Rustom Baug Association invites
applications from Navar Maratabs ordained during January 2013 to December
2014 in India and Abroad. Special Awards, Cash Prizes will be awarded and
Memorial Prizes for special Religious Achievements. Special Prizes are
offered for Avesta specialization. Award Function to be held on 17th April,
2015 in co-operation with Faroher Foundation at Albless Baug, Charni Road.
For Further Queries please contact Mrs. Hutokshi J. Irani (9833166515 / 022
23716580) before 15th March, 2015.
PARSEE HANDSOME EDUCATED BOY, 33,
WORKING ON CRUISE SHIP, HAVING OWN
ACCOMMODATION INVITES EDUCATED,
WORKING GIRL.
Contact: 91616701003 / 66764837
tenants living around the hostel
are very senior citizens.
Your constant failure to
control these miscreants is
slowly and steadily worsening
their characters, as many of
them can also be seen and heard
abusing loudly in the choicest of
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playing games, or even in the
normal course of life.
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1. To reconsider the timings of
the recreation room, which
is currently till 11:00 pm,
and change it to 10 pm.
Even Mumbai Police bans
loud music after 10 pm.
2. Also, close the dining room
by 10 pm because if left
open the boys gather around
and create disturbances
in and around the hostel
and the whole purpose of
dosing the recreation room
POINT TO NOTE: It’s the message, not the messenger you might be mad at! Please Note: The opinions expressed in ‘Letters to the Editor’ are those of Readers and contributors and do not
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SATURDAY, MARCH 07, 2015
is defeated.
3. Make a strict rule that after
10 pm all the hostel boys
should be in their respective
rooms, because majority of
the problems arise due to
their gathering in one room
and talking or sometimes
even abusing loudly in the
middle of the night.
4. Be
very
strict
with
the quality of security
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information that majority of
the problems occur because
of the laxity on the part of
the security personnel.
5. Completely ban the use of
music systems, because they
play it very loudly, even in
the middle of the night.
Please note that enough
complaints have been made
against the unruly behaviour
of your students, with little
or no action from your side.
Henceforth, we will not hesitate
to call in the police on a regular
basis and get the miscreants
charged with offences, as
enough warnings from our side
have been given to them, time
and again. Please don’t let
the question of their future
discourage you from rusticating
the miscreants. If it is the
question of their future, then
ills the question of our present.
As mentioned earlier, many
of the tenants are very senior
citizens.
Kindly take prompt, timely
and effective measures to
control and prevent these types
of unwanted situations. We
will further appreciate if you
will come and have a meeting
with the affected tenants and
hear our woes. The meeting
can be held in the hostel itself.
We want peace and quiet in
the hostel, and thereby in the
Colony. Cooperation and timely
action from your side will
further ensure that.
This letter has been signed
by 19 families of Patel Building,
Shirin Mansion, Jeejeebhoy
Building, New Dubash Building
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Letters to the Editor
and Zoroastrian Bank Building.
P.T. Reply
On speaking to other sources
P.T. Reporters found that the
Tardeo Police Station tested the
boys positive for alcohol but not
positive for drug abuse.
P.T. Team
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Dear Madam/Sir,
Apropos
the
article
“ATTEND THE MEETING, ALL
IS NOT WELL IN THE PARSEE
CENTRAL ASSOCIATION - DADAR”
prominently printed on the front
page of ‘Parsi Times” dated 2802-2015.
At the outset, we would
like to place on record
that in the interest of
professionalism
you
should
have approached The Parsee
Central Association CHSL (PCA)
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printing an article containing
false
and
unsubstantiated
statements which looks like
a paid advertisement and not
Investigative Journalism.
PCA is a Co-operative
Housing Society established
in 1920 with a view to provide
housing to middle class Parsee
Zoroastrians at low rents. No
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basis and the Society continues
to be the owner of all its land and
buildings. Additionally, it also
spearheads the enforcement
of the Restrictive Covenant for
occupation of the Covenanted
Plots by Parsees only in the Dadar
Parsi Colony. The PCA currently
houses 132 Parsi Zoroastrian
families. From the above it
is seen that the Committee
Members are working in the
interest of the Community and
have the Community’s interest
at its core.
While
the
article/paid
advertisement was not factual
in its entirely, we would like
to place on record that thanks
to the Advertisement that
appeared on the very day of the
Special General Body Meeting
on 28-02-2015, it encouraged a
number of members to attend
the meeting to lend support. We
are delighted to inform you that
all the Resolutions including
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No. 15(1) put forward to the
SGBM were unanimously passed,
including a vote from Mrs. Katy
Homi Lord, wife of Mr. Homi Lord
(non-member) quoted in your
Article/paid Advertisement.
This letter seeks to present
the factual data for your future
reference:
1. Majority of the Committee
Members reside in PCA
buildings. However, there is
no bar under the Bye Laws
for Members not residing in
PCA Buildings to be Managing
Committee Members or
Shareholders.
2. The legal cases referred
in
the
Article/
paid
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are
still
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the Courts and the matter
is subjudice and cannot be
discussed or commented
on in such Public fora. No
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decided against the PCA
as alleged. In view of this,
we shall be grateful if you
could let us know what is
the information about the
“alleged hidden Agenda”
that you are privy to and
how have you laid your
hands on such data that you
have conclusively stated
that the “Society has been
losing battles”.
3. Finally referring to the last
sentence of your Article/
paid Advertisement “The
Members of the Managing
Committee have not sent
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issue” may we place on
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was sought from the
Society. However, only one
shareholder had prior to the
SGBM raised a query and his
query was replied within 2
working days.
In the interest of journalistic
professionalism, we trust you
will
gracefully publish our
letter with an apology from the
Publication.
In future, in case, you would
like to know anything about
PCA, we would request you to
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a few blocks away from your
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‘Parsi Times’ keeping in mind
the interest of the Community
and the Public Objective of
communicating facts and not
assist individual Members to
settle personal scores by using
their contacts and use the media
as a means to do so.
Mr. Dinyar F. Panthaki
Chairman,
The Parsee Central Association
Co-Operative Housing Society
Ltd.
P.T. Reply
Dear Sir,
Thank you for the letter.
We are glad that Parsi Times
encouraged Parsis to attend the
forum under discussion and also
that the forum was productive
for you.
Let me assure you that there
was no “hidden agenda” but a
concern that Society members
much like any Community
members were not paying
enough attention to their duties
as Society members.
I am glad you are using Parsi
Times to convey your factual
data to the Parsi Community.
I assure you that if we do
print any further stories with
regard to your Society I shall
hop across to meet your Board
before we go to print.
Humbly,
The Editor
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Dear Editor,
Thanks a lot for publishing
the article “All is not well in
The Parsee Central Association
– Dadar” in your edition dt.
28.2.2015. What has been
stated is utterly true, but I wish
to add further:
1. The Managing Committee
members delay transfer of
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of death of a member) to
his/her wife or children
for years as per the whims
and fancies of the Managing
Committee
members.
They are behaving like
Zamindars. They are a law
unto themselves.
2. Even
legal
occupants
residing there for more than
30 years are forced, coerced
to sign Leave & License
Agreements (foregoing their
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SATURDAY, MARCH 07, 2015
Parsis going extinct!
Even the Mumbai Lit-O-Fest was abuzz with concern for our small yet well read Community. P.T. Reporter Khushnum
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T
he inaugural edition of
a literary festival, ‘LitO-Fest’ began on the
28th of February, touched
upon the steaming topic of
our Community, ‘Parsi–Going
Extinct?’. The session was
moderated by Nisha Jamvwal,
and the panellists included;
the brand ambassador of Jiyo
Parsi, Perizaad Zorabian, the
King of comedy Cyrus Broacha,
the ultimate foodie Kunal
Vijaykar and acclaimed author
of ‘10 Commandments for
Financial Freedom’, Mehrab
Irani. The session began with
a brief discussion about the
declining population of the
Parsis, and ended
with the launch of
Mehrab Irani’s new
book, ‘Mad Money
Journey’.
The
session
for
‘Parsi–Going
Extinct?’ started
with
Perizaad
Zorabian educating
the crowd about
the
Jiyo
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campaign
that
helps couples who
can’t
produce
children naturally,
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Mad Money Journey – A Financial Adventure is a dazzling novel,
written with wit, compassion, intelligence and deep humanity.
The readers travel with John Pinto, who is tired of his energy and
money-draining middle class life, who decides to end it all when a quirky
twist of fate launches him into a financial pilgrimage across the world.
and other fertility treatments.
The moderator, Nisha Jamvwal
raised the concern of the
Parsi population declining at
a staggering rate of 8%, and
immediately delved into a
controversial question about
the stringent laws of the
Community. Ms. Jamvwal also
grilled the panellists about
what they think of intercaste marriage, or the gender
biased laws of the Community.
She also said, “The Jiyo Parsi
campaign had created a lot of
furore in the Community, do
you think that the Parsi boys
and girls are being coerced
to get married quickly, to the
same Community and produce
more children?”, to which
Perizaad Zorabian replied,
“The Jiyo Parsi program is just
an awareness program and
helps boost the young Parsis
to start a family soon. At the
The latest book
by Mehrab Irani,
Mad Money Journey
was launched at the event.
“The only thing certain about money is that it is uncertain. This book unravels the
mysterious behaviour of money and reveals the deepest secret rules of money.
My book, ‘Mad Money Journey’ is a completely new refreshing book which
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wisdom on the other side in an inspirational, motivational and intuitive manner
bringing out the relationship between man and money.”
- Mehrab Irani, Author, Mad Money Journey.
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“A wonderfully engaging book about a wonderfully
offbeat study of that little understood phenomenon
– money”.
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end of the day, it is a personal
choice. No one can be forced
against their will.”
Also,
as
the
session
progressed the young group of
panellists agreed that there
is no law that states that if a
woman doesn’t marry a Parsi,
she is to be out casted, or
that her children cannot be
welcomed into the faith, but
is a mere ritual that is being
followed since the Parsis
arrived in India. They said that
there will be a time when these
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the tenants of Zoroastrianism
of ‘Good thoughts, good
words and good deeds’ will
uphold the religion for years
to come. Cyrus Broacha kept
interjecting the heated debate
to give it a comical relief by
making statements such as,
“I strongly believe that the
Jiyo Parsi campaign should be
propagated in eastern suburbs
like Ghatkopar, where you will
almost never see a Parsi.”
After
the
debate
a
question-answer session was
thrown open to the audience.
The audience didn’t have
many Parsis, but it was a
proud feeling when people
from another faith were as
concerned about the declining
population,
and
praised
stalwarts such as the Tatas,
Madam Bhikaji Cama and Dr.
Homi Bhabha. The session
ended with Mehrab Irani’s book
launch by Perizaad Zorabian,
Cyrus Broacha, Kunal Vijaykar
and Nisha Jamvwal.
SATURDAY, MARCH 07, 2015
05
06
JASHAN FOR
JAMSETJI N. TATA
On 3rd March was the 176th
birthday of late Jamsetji N.
Tata.
At 9 am a Jashan was
performed at the Mr. J. N.
Tata museum in Navsari. This
was attended by Trustees from
Mumbai (Mr. & Mrs. Hosang
Malesara, Mr. Sarosh Batliwala
and Mr. & Mrs. Zubin Mistry) and
Navsari (Mr. Rohinton Avari and
Mr. & Mrs. Soli Vajifdar). Also
present was the manager of
Tata museum Mr. Jimmy Khan.
Did You Know?
Jamsetji
N.
Tatas
favourite hours were those
spent at home among his
books... His favourite authors
were Dickens and Thackeray,
in whom he found a constant
source of recreation; he
also delighted in the broad
humour of Mark Twain and
the vigorous stories of Bret
Harte. The cadences of
poetry pleased his ear.
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Coverage
SATURDAY, MARCH 07, 2015
By P. T. Reporter Khushnum Mistry
T
he Byramjee Jeejeebhoy
College of Commerce had
organised its Annual Prize
Distribution and Entertainment
Programme on Saturday the
28th of February, 2015. It
commenced with the lighting
of the lamp by the Chief Guest,
Mr. Atul Shah, a social worker,
politician and an MLA candidate
for the BJP, and Mr. Akash
Purohit, working in the BJP
youth wing for the past 4 to 5
years and an elected member
of the BEST committee, Trustee
Mr. Rustom Jeejeebhoy and Mr.
Peddar and Director Dr. Dolly
Mistry.
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a dance that showed western
culture and ancient traditions
traditional dance. The next
program was a skit based on the
girl child and why the Society
considers her to be ‘Paraya
Dhan’. Through some brilliant
performance by the students
of BJCC, the play conveyed a
social message that the girl
child has equal rights, and
there should be no bias against
them. The entertainment show
ended with a fashion show that
was conducted to send out a
message of the poverty in the
Country, through the medium
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of toys. The evening ended with
the prize distribution ceremony
giving Michelle Anklesaria the
“Best Student” Award, Delna
Tatary the “Overall Student”
Award and Tabriz Mohta the
“Outstanding Student” Award.
Kudos to the students and
the management committee
of BCJJ for putting up a
spectacular show.
Parsi Zoroastrian Anjuman, Mhow.
Registered under the MP Public Trusts Act, 1951 at No. 14/B-\112/1/71-72 dated 29.01.1973
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Parsi Zoroastrian Anjuman, Mhow is seeking urgently the services of a Mobed Saheb
for our Agiary (Adarian Saheb) and Doongerwadi.
We have a Resident Parsi population of 42 persons; hence the day-to-day workload
is light. There are monthly, seasonal and Muktad prayers and Jashans. Mhow is a
small, quiet town with excellent, unpolluted climate. It is conveniently located
near Indore; hence there is adequate availability of good educational and medical
facilities. There is good connectivity by all modes of transport to Gujarat, Mumbai
and all other places within India.
Broad terms of employment are:
A. Financials:
1. Your Annual Package will be Rs. 6.00 lakhs.
2. You will retain all amounts received from private prayers and ceremonies.
3. You will qualify for payments from the BPP under their Mobed Amelioration
Scheme.
B. Leave:
You will be entitled to 30 days leave per annum, under certain terms and
conditions.
C. Housing:
You will be provided with rent free, 3 BHK unfurnished housing, which is within
the Agiary Complex; hence there is no commute.
D. Duties:
Your duties will include daily 5 times BOI, all Anjuman prayers and upkeep of the
Agiary and Doongerwadi. You may conduct any private ceremonies, provided such
ceremonies do not clash with the performance of your duties with the Anjuman.
You shall be entitled to keep all monies paid for such private ceremonies.
Kindly contact:
Parsi Zoroastrian Anjuman
OR
397 Centre Street,
Mhow, MP 453441.
Phone: +91 73242 75645.
Email: [email protected]
Zal J. Cowasji
Hon. Secretary
Mobile: +91 98260 72629.
Parsi Agiary Complex, 397 Centre Street, Mhow, MP 453441. India
Phone: +91 73242 75645. Email: [email protected]
07
SATURDAY, MARCH 07, 2015
If you were to imagine an 80 year old living all by himself, you
would think of a helpless man doddering and floundering, forced
to do his limited chores with trembling hands, spending most of
his day listlessly, and living perhaps a pitiable existence.
But here’s an 80 year old, whose daily regime and fitness would
put even a 30 year old to shame.
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By P.T. Contributor Zarin Havewala
resident of A. H. Wadia Baug, Parel,
and representing Sir Ness Wadia
Club, Rustom Baug, Adi Patel is
a regular participant and prize-winner
at All India Zoroastrian Body Building
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Contest, All India Zoroastrian Power Lifting
Championship, as well as a performer
of various feats at annual functions at
different venues.
His feats include an eye popping range
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torso up and down innumerable times while
lying head-down on an inclined bench,
holding a 10 pound plate on his chest,
revolving a 16 lb club (magdal) held with
one hand behind and around his neck and shoulders in a continuous swinging action,
revolving two magdals simultaneously,
simultaneous head stand with cycling action on
a small stool, twists, turns and holding
steady on Roman Rings, Akhada
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Kusti, Summersault on the Walting
Waltin Horse, and many more feats on the
Parallel Bar, Trapeze, Ropes and Ladders.
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down, somersaulting on Roman Rings,
a teapoy, hanging upside
seconds, are all child’s play tackled by
100 frog jumps in 50
him on a daily basis even today.
Fitness began for Adi in the 50’s
while studying as a boarder at the
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Surat at Sir J.
Parsi Orphanage,
Orphan
January, 1936 in
J. School. Born on 30th
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Vesu near Surat,
Surat at a time when Vesu
village devoid of
was a backward
backwa
electricity and toilets, where water
from the village
had to be drawn
dra
well.
With a lack of proper
pro
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p educational facilities
and being from a large family of very modest
means, Adi was sent to the Orphanage in Surat in 1951, where he
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Right from the time he was a small boy, Adi was more interested
in sports. Whereas the other boys dreaded the after-school evening
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curriculum, Adi looked forward to those hours when he trained under
his guru and sports instructor Mr.
Keki Vaid.
After completing his schooling,
Adi came to Mumbai and started
working for the State Bank of India
from where he retired in 1996 after
40 years of service. In all these
years he did not stop his physical
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wife, late Homai, who took care
of the house and their son, Adi’s
life revolved around building up
his body at the Marker Gymnasium
at Dockyard, and later at Sir Ness
Wadia Club at Rustom Baug.
Recipient of many awards, Adi
is today as active as he has always
been. He still spends about 1½
hours every morning at the Club, and 45 minutes on his bicycle every
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gadgets like the wooden pawra, Roman Rings, etc.
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08
Community Coverage
235th SALGREH OF THE PATEL AGIARY AT THANA
O
n Adar Roj of Meher
Mahino,
i.e.
22nd
February, 2015 was
the 235th Salgreh of the Patel
Agiary at Thana. The day being
an extra quiet Sunday as the
roads were empty due to the
famous World Cup cricket
match between India & South
Africa during the day, saw a few
Zarathostis visit the Agiary from
morning.
The three old & faithful
caretakers (Chasniwallas) of
the Patel Agiary namely Mr.
Ruzbeh Todiwalla who has been
serving this Agiary for the last
19 years, Mr. Pervez Medora
who has been around for 16
years and his brother Mr. Burzor
(Bapu) who chips in during
Salgrehs and Muktads for the
last 10 years had made special
efforts to clean the makeshift
Agiary for the Salgreh day. Each
of them take special pride in
rendering their faithful service
to the Aatash Padshah of Patel
Agiary Thane. Two Religious
ceremonies namely the Hama
Anjuman Machi in Uziren Geh at
4.15 pm (which was performed
by Ervad Marzban R. Pavri) and
the Salgreh Jashan ceremony
at 5 pm (performed by senior
mobed
Ervad
Behramshah
Sidhwa, Ervad Adil Sidhwa,
Ervad Kersi Sidhwa, and Ervad
Marzban Pavri) took place. These
ceremonies saw the presence of
a good Zarathosti crowd, whose
By P.T. Reporter Khushroo P. Mehta
and wish in their eyes and that
was to witness the opening of
the glorious New Agiary at the
earliest.
The Trustees of the Thana
Agiary Fund have put in all their
efforts in achieving this and
all are hopeful that the day is
not away when the new Thana
Patel Agiary will be the pride of
Thana.
h e a d
count
increased
to a huge number
as
the
Jashan
progressed.
As
always
the
makeshift Agiary
was packed to
capacity;
the
aroma of sandal
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& fruits at the
Jashan made the
atmosphere holy
and spiritual. The
Jashan ended at
6 pm, thereafter
bedins took turns
to offer loban
to the Jashan
nu Aatash and
relished the rich
fruits and malido
chasni. On this
Salgreh
day,
the Zarathostis
of Thana had
only one vision
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Zoroastrian Trust Funds of India (ZTFI) hosted their Annual
Ghambar at Cama Baug, Big Otla on 28th February, 2015. There
was a lucky draw for all the attendees and also a Gara competition
where beautiful Parsi ladies were wearing their best Garas and
looking no less than Bollywood Heroines. Everyone danced to the
beats of the orchestra by our very own Marazban Mehta. Though
there was an unavoidable and sudden rainfall, the enthusiasm
did not end and even after such a sudden occurrence of rains,
everyone present enjoyed the evening to the fullest. Just like so
many other Parsi function, this one too came to an end with the
amazing bhonu by Tanaz Godiwalla.
Mr.
Daara
B.
Patel,
SecretaryGeneral
of
Indian Drug Manufacturers’
Association receiving the
“Pharma Professional of
the Decade” award by the
Pharma Leaders Group at
a glittering Awards Nite on
Friday, 26th December, 2014 at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai.
Ferzin Irani, a creative designer
based in Dubai receiving “Women
Leaders UAE” Award from HH Sheikh
Obaid Abdullah Al Nuaimi in February
2015.
Ervad Nevile takes a break and chats on his phone at the Kapawalla Agiary in Tardeo, Mumbai.
A photograph has a wonderful way of playing with emotions. Something is evoked in the subject and the viewer. Parsi Times brings you
an exclusive series of images that display the wonderful spirit of our Community shot by the young and talented Khushnum Bhandari.
Ervad Parvez Bajan reciting the
Shahnameh at “The Grand Persian Night”
organized by Nowrosjee N. Wadia Welfare
League at Nowroze Baug on 21st February,
2015. Ervad Parvez Bajan sang the Persian
couplets reciting the story of a Persian
King Behram Goor.
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Parsi Times reader Hoshedar Shroff from Pune has shared with us a beautiful
photo which he calls “Bonds Forever”. We hope that this wonderful photo
will encourage others to send us their images of love
and Parsi-panu.
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Club. He is the founder of Fair Winds Sailing School which is the oldest sailing school
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SATURDAY, MARCH 07, 2015
Dr. Delna Goghavalla
Dr. Kashmira Goghavalla
(Physiotherapists)
T
hyroid is a gland present
in our neck responsible
for
producing
the
thyroxin hormone. This gland
is controlled by the higher
centers present in the brain
for effective functioning.
FUNCTIONS OF THYROID
HORMONE
Metabolism:
The
Thyroid
hormone is responsible for
increasing the basal metabolic
rate of the body like the wind
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Fat Metabolism: The Thyroid
hormone is responsible for
breaking down the fat stores
of the body.
Carbohydrate
Metabolism:
Formation
and
utilization
of glucose is facilitated by
Thyroid hormone.
Growth and Development:
The Thyroid hormone is
responsible for normal growth
and development in children.
Cardiovascular
System
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The Doctor is in
(Heart): The Thyroid hormone
increases the heart rate and
the contractility of the heart
thus increasing the output of
blood from the heart.
It also causes dilation of blood
vessels
supplying
various
organs thus increasing the
blood supply to them.
Central
nervous
system
(Brain): Normal levels of
Thyroid hormones increases the
alertness and concentration of
the individual
Reproductive System: Normal
Thyroid levels are important
for fertility of the individual.
DISORDERS OF THYROID
Problems related to Thyroid
are of two types
1)
HYPOTHYROIDISM
is
reduced production of Thyroid
hormone
2)
HYPERTHYROIDISM
is
over production of Thyroid
hormone.
SYMPTOMS OF
HYPOTHYROIDISM
yLethargy
yFatigue
yWeight gain
yMuscular weakness
yReduced joint movements
yCold intolerance
yHair loss
yReproductive failure
yForgetfulness
yLack of attention
yDepression
SYMPTOMS OF
HYPERTHYROIDISM
yNervousness
yInsomnia
yAnxiety
yHigh heart rate
yReduced weight
MANAGEMENT
OF THE THYROID
HORMONE
MEDICAL MANAGEMENT:
in the form of drugs
is prescribed to the
patient in order to
increase or decrease
the Thyroid levels.
P H Y S I O T H E R A P Y
MANAGEMENT: Physiotherapy
management is very helpful
for hypothyroidism.
ENDURANCE TRAINING:
Aerobic
exercises
help
increase the endurance and
working capacity of Thyroid
patients thus reducing the
fatigue levels.
RESISTANCE TRAINING
Strength training program
helps to deal with the muscular
weakness and increases the
activity level of the patient.
MOBILITY TRAINING
Range of motion exercises with
stretching program improves
the patient’s mobility. Don’t
let your Thyroid problems slow
down your speed just take
timely steps and move on with
grace.
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Roxanne Bamboat
I
found this to be an unusual
name for a cafe but Abaca
is a type of wood which a
lot of furniture is made from,
and seeing as this cozy little
cafe in Pune city, is nestled
in a furniture store, it makes
complete sense. The store it’s
self is beautiful with enough
stock to make you want to re
arrange your entire house and
decor but the real charm is
their little cafe.
The cafe serves a range
of teas, cupcakes, tea time
cakes, sandwiches, soups and
some other pretty nibbles.
The menu at the cafe has been
Yummy for your Tummy!
SATURDAY, MARCH 07, 2015
PUNE CITY’S
COZIEST NOOK!
designed in a way to ensure
that everything they serve is
extremely healthy, without
any preservative and fresh.
What’s delightful to hear is
their stress on quality and
health which is not usually
what you’d expect at a cafe.
For instance their bruschetta
is made on multi grain oat
slices, their soups are made
without
a n y
milk which
doesn’t let
you miss the
cream and
it’s the most
delicious,
relaxing and
comforting
bowl of food
I’ve
had
in a very
long
time.
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favourite
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their
menu is their avocado
smoothie.
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can’t
butter
or
cream
and
even their cupcakes are made
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or margarine. If that’s not
incredible enough, they also
use only rice bran oil and
minimal sugar in their food
and desserts.
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things on their menu is their
bowl of tomato and celery
soup. It’s fresh ingredients
pureed down and seasoned
with some garlic, salt pepper
and a dash of paprika to give
it a slight spicy kick. While
most soups are served with a
dollop of butter or cream, this
one has a teaspoon of fresh
r e c a l l
falling in love with
a
beverage
the
way I have with this
particular concoction.
Avocados are very hard
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quite expensive. It’s also
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avocado because the taste
changes drastically if the fruit
isn’t at its peak. This makes
life easier when someone else
does the avocado shopping
and cooking. This smoothie
has no sugar and the fresh fruit
is blended with yogurt and
served chilled. It’s a delight
and unlike other smoothies
which have a lot of milk, is
light and refreshing.
While the soup and
smoothie are delicious
( a s
are their
range of
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The mushroom broccoli and
cheese tarts are simple and
light and the tart pastry is
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traditional tarts are in.
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an open puff but they’re
small so you don’t feel
stuffed, you’re able to
enjoy them along with
something else. Ideal for
a quick bite with a cup
of coffee or a pot of tea.
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for a light snack, if you’re
looking
for
something
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the sandwiches.
They
do some lovely tofu, cheddar
and gherkin grilled sandwich
on whole wheat bread if you
want a lighter sandwich but
the one I enjoyed the most
is their smoked turkey sub
with veggies and it’s a meal in
itself.
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of cupcakes and tea cakes in
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like
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me or get out of my way,
this message was loud
and clear in the Union Budget
2015. It was a transformational
Budget with a clear direction
towards the economic growth.
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eventually it’s not the noise
that matters.
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Arun Jaitley did not disappoint.
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key structural changes will
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investment in the economy.
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away from physical savings
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rental income of REIT’s from
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towards making India a cashless
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card, issued under the Jan
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thrust on infrastructure and
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on death of their next of kin
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which does not allow
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not protected from eviction
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deals are made on a cash
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records are maintained and
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at the expense of middle
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frivolous
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personal purses. They have
employed top luminaries to
intimidate residents using
charity funds.
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transferred to certain Trusts
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consent.
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redeveloped, the shortage
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make the Jiyo Parsi Scheme
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Colony having a central
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the Jiyo Parsi Scheme.
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Dear Editor,
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teachings which are for all the
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Dear Editor,
Time and again we come
across articles in your paper
wherein we read that Parsi girls
who are married to non Parsis
are not allowed to enter our
Agiaries or Atash Behrams.
I would like to ask a very
simple question to those who
are learned in our scriptures,
if today you restrain our Parsi
girls who are married outside
our faith from not entering our
holy places, are we not in a way
depriving them of following
their own Religion in which they
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have continued to follow the
Zoroastrian faith.
Further, if the girls are
not allowed to enter the Fire
temples or the Atash Behrams,
which faith they will follow?
Are we not directly trying to
dissuade them from following
their own Religion into which
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we see our younger generation
leaning to other Religious
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themselves and their families.
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Dear Dikri,
Today is Govad Roj. Govad is the Super Angel or Divinity/Yazata which is the spirit of the
Wind, Breeze and Air. Govad literally provides us with life sustaining energy and fuel in the
form of Oxygen, other gases and Prana, the life sustaining force in air. Govad thus is the
Prana within the air we breath. As you think of Govad Yazata now, check your breathing.
Are you breathing well? Do you take in good quantities of air and also exhale these out
completely? Govad Yazad thus nourishes our bodies, all organs including the brain, the
trillions of cells and the blood stream, with his Energy and Power. Be in gratitude to Govad
Yazad today, and every day, with every breath that you take.
The Air element is associated with the Heart Chakra, in the centre of the chest. The
Heart Chakra is associated with the physical heart and other regions around that. At the
energy level, a healthy Heart Chakra, promotes feelings of Love, Kindness, Compassion,
Motherliness, Nurturing, Caring, etc. As you breath in now with Consciousness, place your
hands on your Heart Chakra, close your eyes and breath in and out with Consciousness
or focus on the breathing pattern. Remember to express gratitude to the Prana in the Air,
to Govad Yazata, the Great Angelic Divinity of the Winds.
With inputs from Parvez J. Daruwala
1st March
Vs
Vs
The crowd at Eden Park were all on the
edge of their seats as the Aussies bowled
the last ball. Both these sides showed the
world why this game was touted as the
best game in the tournament. Australia
perished for a mere 151. In the end New
Zealand scraped through winning this
encounter by 1 wicket.
Pakistan have finally opened their account
in this tournament beating Zimbabwe
by 20 runs. Zimbabwe did well to restrict
Pakistan to a decent total of 235 runs…
but alas they couldn’t recreate the same
magic with the bat. Wahab Riaz was the
star performer for Pakistan scoring 54 not
out and picking up 4 wickets while giving
away 45 runs.
151 (32.2)
152/9 (23.1)
MoM: Trent Boult
28th February
235/7 (50)
215 (49.4)
MoM: Wahab Riaz
3rd March
Vs
Vs
India put up a clinical performance to crush
UAE and win their 3rd game in this contest
by 9 wickets. Once UAE was bowled out for
a paltry score of 102 runs India achieved
their target under 19 overs. Rohit Sharma
scored a half century and Ashwin was the
star performer having excellent figures of
4/25.
104/1 (18.5)
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I work at... Mannkrish Apparels.
I work as... Asst. Fashion Designer.
That basically means... Design garments in accordance with
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My work day begins with... A heavy breakfast whilst checking
WhatsApp updates from my boss.
I love this about my job... My organisation grants us the freedom to
design and experiment.
I wish this would change about my job... Tight delivery deadlines
and stress is omnipresent which we can only wish to change.
I have been working here for... 1year and 2 months.
I head to office and head back home at these times...
10 am to 7 pm but sometimes varies when “work is calling”.
Some of the things that make up my work day… Following up with job workers, explaining
‘karigars’ to do the task, create complete ensembles with color, fabric selection, embroidery
khakhas (stencils) and their implementations.
Someone I think has an interesting job is… My boss.
Binaisha M. Surti
28th February
Dear Mamaiji,
You always make me read the Gujarati calendar date from
the front page of the Parsi Times. Today is Govad Roj. What
does that mean?
by
ith 3 weeks gone by, the ICC Cricket World
Cup seems to be providing more and more
excitement to all its followers. Every side
is putting up a stellar performance, leaving no stone
unturned to qualify for the knock outs. The men in
blue have started off with a bang, just proving the
fact that they indeed are world champs in the cricketing arena.
102 (31.3)
MoM: Ravichandran Ashwin
1st March
411/4 (50)
210 (45)
MoM: Hashim Amla
4th March
Vs
Sri Lanka played like champions in this
game winning it by 9 wickets. With this
loss England have made it difficult for
themselves to qualify for the quarter finals.
Sri Lanka’s Thirimanne scored 139 not out
while Sangakkara smashed 117 of just 86
balls.
309/6 (50)
Once South Africa got off to a good start
it was no looking back from there on, as
they compiled a huge total of 411. Hashim
Amla top scored with 159 runs while Faf du
Plessis scored a brilliant knock of 109 runs.
Moreover it was a psychological defeat
for Ireland even before they started their
innings…as the target was a gigantic one
to chase down.
312 (47.2)
MoM: Kumar Sangakkara
Vs
Finally a much needed win for Pakistan
has come as they thrashed UAE by 129
runs. UAE tried hard but couldn’t match
the standards of Pakistan.
339/6 (50)
210/8 (50)
MoM: Ahmed Shehzad
Hey Cricket enthusiasts! We are sorry due to festival holidays we
couldn’t give you the updates of the a few matches which were played
this week. Keep reading about cricket in Parsi Times as we will be back
next week with lots of exciting news on the World Cup. Happy Reading!
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