Monthly Archives: November 2010


ZO child celebration for children studying g from Std 3 to Std 12

Dear Friends ,
As you are aware the ZO child day is  going to be held at Shanmukhanda Hall – Sion , Mumbai on 5th Dec.2010 .
Respected Kyoshi Vispy B.Kapadia and his dedicated team of School Principals and social workers have put in tremendous efforts and funds  for the  eight successful  year of ZO child’s  day .
It is a unique programme where children from out station places come and interact with each other and  get an opportunity to enrich themselves .The participating children will be given breakfast , lunch   and parting gifts and  a  day full of  entertainment  and  they will be going back home with  happy memories full of fun and frolic .
The kids who  who wish to join the ZO child day celebration shall be picked up  from the closest  point of their  residence and dropped back.
Please contact me on my cell  if the child wishes to participate and collect the form for the same .
A small favour kindly  forward this message to one and all who you have on your E mail  address as  we are running short of time and wish to finalize the day’s events for transport and lunch  so that  the event goes off smoothly .
Thanking you  in anticipation for your help and support to make the ZO child day a remarkable day.
Kashmira Kapadia
Cell No. 9819231825. 

CTR & WZCC Houston – Dec.2010

Coming Together Roundtable/ World Zarthushti Chamber of Commerce

PRE-CONGRESS ACTIVITIES : (See the two attachments)

CTR-WZCC_Dec.2010    WZCC Houston_2010_Flyer

You do not have to be registered for the Congress to participate in any of the pre-congress activities.

The deadline for registration has been extended… Please do not delay…Register now….

 DECEMBER 27, 2010

 ·        2: 00 pm to 9:00 pm (REVISED!!!)

Coming Together Roundtable (CTR) Conference

InterContinental Hotel, Speaker Room

Contact Zenobia Damania

December 28, 2010

·        12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Bus Tour to Ocean Star Oil Rig Museum (Galveston Island)

Pick up from InterContinental Hotel Lobby

Contact Zarir Sethna

·        5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

WZCC Member Meeting – All invited

InterContinental Hotel, Speakers Room

Contact Rustom Engineer

·        7:00pm to 9:00 pm

WZCC Gala Dinner – Speaker Mr. Jehangir Mehta, Chef and Entrepreneur

“Passion & Risk: Two sides of the Success Coin”

Contact Zarir Sethna

Courtesy : Behram Pastakia


Sr. Vice President

The Zoroastrian Co-oper-ative Bank Ltd. a Scheduled Co-operative Bank invites applications for the post of Senior Vice President for Gujarat Region. Candidate will be based in Surat and handle entire existing operations and develop overall business in Gujarat. He will be reporting directly to M.D. at Corporate Office in Mumbai. Compensation will be based on experience, qualifications and suitability of the Candidate. Age limit 50 years. Computer proficiency required. Candidates may apply giving full details within 10 days time to: The Managing Director,The Zoroastrian Co-operative Bank Ltd. 5th floor, Nirlon House, Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai – 400 030. It can be also sent by email to:

Dorabji’s Story – Railways of the Raj

MY FATHER’S OLDER BROTHER, Dorabji M. Damania, after having passed his SSC from the Parsi Orphanage at Lalbaug, Mumbai, found work as a clerk for a Parsi businessman who had a general store (hardware & provisions) in Lahore (now in Pakistan) around 1910s. He must be in his mid-20s. He was not happy with his salary and the treatment from the store-owner with whom he had many quarrels. One day a British gentleman walked in to the store to buy something and Dorabji made friends with him. During conversation the British man let out that he was actually a superintendent in the Northern Railway based at Delhi and gave Dorabji his official calling card. He was so impressed with Dorabji that he said that “If ever you are in need of help contact me.” A few months later Dorabji had another quarrel with his boss the store-owner and left the job in a huff carrying only a single small suitcase in his hand and a few rupees in this pocket. He arrived at Delhi and sought out the British gentleman, presented himself at his office and said “Sir, you told me that if ever I needed help I should contact you. Here I am.” The British gentleman, whose name I do not recollect, said “Very well, Dorabji. Report tomorrow to the station-master at the Delhi railway station with this note I am giving you”. Dorabji was employed in the railways the very next day as “Ticket Collector” even before a railway uniform could be stitched for him. After a few years as ticket collector at Delhi he took some training and was promoted to a Guard on the goods trains of the Northern Railways (steam traction at that time).

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Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney

24th Jiji Irani Cricket Trophy


The 24th Jiji Irani Challenge Cup Cricket Tournament played annually between the Parsis of Kolkata, Nagpur, Jamshedpur, Secunderabad/Hyderabad and Surat, was held in Surat from 3rd to 7th November 2010. Secunderabad captained by Jamsheed J. Hormusjee won the tournament for the second consecutive year. Three teams, Jamshedpur, Secunderabad and Surat, were tied for the Championship with 3 wins each. Secunderabad were declared winners on a better runs per wicket average.

The Jiji Irani Challenge Cup Cricket Tournament is played on a round robin basis, with each centre hosting the Tournament by rotation. It was started in memory of the late Jiji Irani, the father of cricket in Vidarbha district (in Maharashtra), by his daughter Diana Hormusjee and his son Dr Jamshed J. Irani, director, Tata Sons.

Varzavand Debara top scored for Secunderabad, scoring 176 runs in 4 matches which included 3 fifties. He was adjudged the batsman of the series and also got the awards for most number of catches (four) and most sixes (seven) in the tournament.

Khushal Jilla and Jamsheed Hormusjee played supporting roles by scoring 137 and 124 runs respectively and also taking 6 and 5 wickets respectively in 4 matches. Khushal bagging the man of the match award against Jamshedpur and Jamsheed bagged the award against Kolkata. Khoremand Siganporia’s spirited performance (31 n.o. & 4 wkts) earned him the man of the match award against Nagpur. Khushal Jilla was awarded the fielder of the series for the Secunderabad team and also won the award for the fastest fifty (32 balls).

Percy Irani was the star in the bowling department. He bowled well through the tournament and for his consistent performance was awarded the “Shireen Hormusjee Award” for the most promising youngster.

Minoo Siganporia, coach cum manager applauded the team efforts at the closing ceremony.

Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney

The Hindu-Hitachi Scholarships

In association with Hitachi Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, THE HINDU invites applications for scholarships for technical training in JAPAN. The number of scholarships will be three. The terms and conditions are as follows:

1. Candidates who must be Indian Citizens, should not have completed 30 years of age on 31-03-2011 and should be in possession of the minimum Degree of B.E., or B.Sc. (Engg.) or its equivalent from any recognized University. Candidates who have already had practical experience in the branches for which training is proposed to be given, will be given preference. Candidates with at  least one year’s professional experience need apply. Those who were interviewed in previous years for the Scholarships need not apply again.

2. The scholarships are tenable in Japan for principally six months commencing about July 2011. Trainees may have general training in one of the following product fields of Hitachi Ltd., (Hitachi) for example (1) Industrial Systems (2) Transportation Systems (3) Power Systems (4) Information and Telecommunication Systems, being subject to the convenience of each of Hitachi’s establishments. During the training, there will be special emphasis on environment-related and energy-saving technologies.

3. Trainees shall be during their training, under the supervision and direction of Hitachi, which has full discretion on scope, mode, duration and place of establishment of their training. Training will not be available in the R&D activities of Hitachi. They will be subject to the rules and regulations and the discipline of the establishment to which they are posted.

4.  Selected trainees will be provided with return Economy Class air passage. Arrangements will also be made for free Boarding and Lodging for trainees in Japan and to defray all expenses for travelling Japan which may be considered necessary for their training. In addition, each trainee will be paid a monthly fixed allowance to cover his personal expenses.

5. Parents or Guardians of selected candidates shall guarantee their good conduct and shall undertake to pay for their repatriation should their conduct be found unsatisfactory by Hitachi Ltd., or any public authority in Japan or in case the selected candidates desire to discontinue their studies in Japan for any reason whatsoever during the period of their scholarship.

6. Applications should be made in duplicate in the forms available on payment of RS.5/- from the offices of THE HINDU given below.
Chennai : 859 & 860, Anna Salai, Chennai – 600 002, or the Branch Offices at New Delhi : 3rd Floor, PTI Building, 4, Parliament Street, New Delhi – 110 001. Kolkatta : LMJ Chambers, I Floor, 15C, Hemanta Basu Sarani, Kolkata – 700 001. Mumbai: Kasturi Buildings, Jamshedji Tata Road, Mumbai – 400 020. Coimbatore : 19 & 20, A.TT Colony, L.I.C Road, Coimbatore- 641 018. Madurai : 147/2A, Eighty Feet Road, K.K. Nagar, Madurai – 625 020. Tiruchirapalli: Chennai Bye -Pass Road (NH 45), Senthanneerpuram, Tiruchirapalli – 620 004. Puducherry : 135, I floor, Mission Street, Puducherry – 605 001. Hyderabad: 6-3-879, & 879B, Begumpet Public Road, Hyderabad – 500 016. Visakhapatnam : 50-19-9, TP.T Colony, Seethammadhara, Visakhapatnam – 530 013. Vijayawada : 55-1-4, 100 Feet Road, Industrial Estate, Auto Nagar, Vijayawada – 520007. Bangalore : 19 & 21, Bhagwan Mahaveer Road, (Infantry Road), Bangalore – 560 001. Mangalore : 23-9-655/1, Jeppu, Mangalore – 575 001. Hubli: ,26, 27_ & 28, II Floor, Dhammanagi Prestije Plaza, P . B. Road, Hubli – 580 029. Kochi : NH Bye – Pass Road, Vytilla Junction, Kochi – 682 019. Thiruvananthapuram: TC. No.36/1946(1), Airport Road, Vallakadavu, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 008. Kozhikode : I Floor, ‘Shazz’, Near Saradha Hospital, Kannur Road, Kozhikode – 673 006.

7. Completed forms should reach THE HINDU, 859 & 860, Anna Salai, Chennai – 600 002, superscribed “THE HINDU – HITACHI TRAINING SCHEME”, before December 31, 2010.

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