FKS Foundation


Boman Lodge, Khodadad Circle, Dadar, Mumbai 400 014 Tele.: 24148414


Our Foundation has, completed 28 years of existence and is doing charitable work keeping in mind the motto “Service to Humanity Is Service To God.

Our main objectives are giving Education Aid to School and College students, Merit Scholarships to SSC, ICSE, CBSE, HSC, Medical and Engineering students, running a Charitable Homoeopathic Dispensary under our Trustee Dr. Farida A. Talati, adopting students with individual donations.

We have disbursed a total amount of Rs. 27,27,428/- ­during the financial year 2010-11.

We gratefully acknowledge all regular donors and various trusts for their generous donations and sincerely request all well-wishers to continue contribu ting to FKS Foundation, as many deserving and needy have been left out due to lack of funds.

Cheques to be drawn in favour ofFKS Foundation. All Donations are exempted under 80/G of Income Tax Act.

Mrs. Roshan F. Sholapurwala                   Mrs. Arin P. Master

President                                                              Committee Member

Dr. Farida A. Talati                                      Mrs. Shernavaz R. Patel

Mg. Trustee   & Vice President                     Hon. Secretary

Ms. Rukhshana F. Sholapurwala           Mr. Bomi D. Kavina

Trustee                                                                  Hon. Treasurer

Mrs. Kainaz X. Master                               Mrs. Hufrish M. Bamji

Trustee                                                                   Committee Member


Fellowships for Minority Communities

Applications being invited under Maulana Azad National Fellowship Scheme of the Ministry of Minority Affairs

Applications are being invited from the students belonging to the Minority communities i.e. Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi for the award of fellowship for the current academic year under Maulana Azad National Fellowship scheme of the Ministry of Minority Affairs. The Scheme is for pursuing studies leading to M. Phil/Ph.D. degree in Arts, Commerce, Science and Engineering. These are integrated five year fellowships and will cover all Universities / Institutions recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) and section 3 of the UGC Act.

This Scheme is being implemented through UGC and selection for the award of fellowships will be made by the UGC on the basis of merit.Applications will have to be submitted only through on-line mode latest by 30th August 2011. The guidelines of the Scheme, detailed terms and conditions of the fellowship, eligibility etc. are available on the website of UGC:

The total number of fellowships each year has been fixed at 756. Each community and each State/UT has been allotted a certain fixed number of fellowships – the details of which are available on the website of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, for e.g. Uttar Pradesh has been allotted 120 fellowships per year out of which 114 are earmarked for Muslim community and 3 each for Sikh and Buddhist communities; whereas in the case of Kerala the fellowships earmarked are 50 of which 28 are for Muslims and 22 for Christians. In case of non-availability of adequate number of candidates, the number of fellowships not availed during a year will be carried forward to the next academic session. 30% of the fellowship shall be earmarked for women students; remaining 70% will be general. In case there are shortage of women candidates, the fellowship can be passed on to male students of the same minority community.

Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney

Tatas most trustworthy group

Salt-to-software conglomerate Tata group has emerged as the country’s most trustworthy corporate house, a new survey said today.

In the survey conducted by Equitymaster, more than 61 per cent participants voted Tatas as the most trustworthy and  transparent group in terms of their financial reporting, while  Infosys came a distant second with around 17 per cent votes.

In comparison, the groups led by Mukesh and Anil Ambani  could garner less than 2 per cent votes each in the survey,  which ranked them at 6th and 8th positions, respectively. The survey ranked HDFC group as third most trustworthy after Tatas and Infosys, while L&T and TVS groups followed at 4th and 5th positions, respectively.

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Cornelia Sorabji

Cornelia Sorabji remains largely unacknowledged, although she too was extraordinary—the first woman to practice law in India and Britain, she was also possessed of an authorial voice that reflected intellectual depth, verbal felicity and keen powers of observation. It is useful to have this handsome volume, edited by Kenya-born and London-based author and doctor, Kusoom Vadgama, which puts together a selection of Sorabji’s prolific writing, including letters, diary entries and book excerpts.

Any editorial selection is ultimately subjective and limiting, but this book captures the broad contours of Sorabji’s life which spanned two extremes of the Raj: its zenith under a queen who ruled over a quarter of the world’s population, and its ultimate dissolution with India’s independence. The privileges and prejudices of this era marked Sorabji personally. A daughter of the Macaulayian Minute, she could access a professional education; strike deep friendships with the elite; and participate in the big debates of the day. Also, as she was a woman she had to wait 31 years after graduating in law to be called to the bar.

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Courtesy : Ader Gandi

Rohinton Nariman to be new Solicitor General

Nariman has been appearing in various constitutional and corporate cases in the Supreme Court and High Courts. He argued for Mukesh Ambani’s RIL along with senior advocate Harish Salve in the dispute over the supply and pricing of gas from KG basin between the Ambani brothers. Nariman was designated as a senior advocate at the age of 37 years in 1993 when the then Chief Justice of India M N Venkatachaliah amended the rules reducing the limit of the minimum age of 45 years for designating a lawyer as a senior advocate. He joined the Bar as an advocate in 1974 after completing his LL.B from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, where he was among the toppers. He had also gone to Harvard University for further studies.

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Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney

Raffle in Florida

Message from Erv Soli Dastur, Sarasota, Florida
Saal Mubarak *** ZAF Fund Raising Raffle
Through the thoughtful generosity of our dear ZAF family, Burjis & Hovi Shroff, following beautiful items have been donated for a raffle at the upcoming Pateti-New Year function on Saturday, August 20th. These articles are from an event and exhibit recently held at a local Agiyari in India.
1st prize: Purple Gara sari with matching blouse and net sadra piece (machine made)
2nd prize: Black multi colored Gara Kurti/Top
3rd prize: Silver kotrela (carved) diva (oil lamp) container with diva glass
4th prize: Head scarf with Gara work (in white)
5th prize: Head scarf with Gara work (in orange)
Tickets & Rules: A very low price of $20 per ticket entitles you to “staying in the game” for all five drawings however, if it wins a prize, it will be deleted from the next drawing. At the function, the first drawing will be for the 5th prize, the second for the 4rd prize & so on until we reach the precious first prize. You may purchase as many tickets as you wish. If you are not at the function, you will be notified by phone or e-mail and a suitable arrangement will be made to send the prize(s) to you. For the tickets ordered by mail, the ZAF Board will keep a master list of the names and track the specific tickets associated with them. The proceeds will go to the ZAF General Fund.
Participation: The tickets can be purchased at the function with cash or check. If you are not attending, then please make your check payable to “ZAF Inc.” and mail to: Mina Dubash, Treasurer-ZAF, 1819 SE 17th St., Unit 712, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316. Please mark the check “For ZAF raffle”.
Mail Timing: Envelopes postmarked later than August 15th will not be entered in the raffle.


Rooyintan Peer telling the Parsi story the Sugar in the Milk

Rooyintan Peer is a Parsi Zoroastrian priest, a Mobed who spends his time between Navsari and Mumbai. In this video he tells the popular Parsi folk story of the Sugar in the Milk which tells of the Parsis flight from persecution in Iran to India over a millennia ago. This was recorded in Navsari, a town in Southern Gujarat