Monthly Archives: February 2014

Update on the Home for the Aged in Parsi General Hospital


PARSEE GENERAL HOSPITAL PREMISESBomanji Petit Road.,  Mumbai 400 036.

Land Marks : Near kemps Corner :  Opp Old American Consulate at Breach Candy


Office : 022  64519173    65726226


GENERAL TERMS AND STATUS :   Updated as on Nov 11, 2013.

Ø  Age 60 upto 80. :  Should be mobile. The Applicant has to be present in person during interview.

Ø  Should have a house of his/her ownso that in the event of becoming immobile, the Guarator has to shift him/herto his/her residence.

Ø  Ladies / Gents dormitories are separate.

Ø  Intercom Facility

Ø  Guarantee Letter by nearest Relative.

  Ground floor First Floor Second Floor Third Floor
Facility 3-4 Persons per Dormitory 3  Persons per Dormitory Individual Rooms  :  Small / Big One Bed Room, Hall, Kitchen
Bath Room Common Common Attached Attached
Lodging/Month Free 3500/- 15000/-  Small

22000/-   Big


2 months deposits in adv refundable

Boarding Free Free Extra – Not Compulsory. Extra – Can cook
Electricity Free Free Extra – Individual Meters Extra – Individual Meters
Servant Not allowed Not allowed Allowed at own cost Allowed at own cost
Telephone, TV, Cable Facility Common Lounge Common Lounge Own Arrangement Own Arrangement
Availibity as on Date Nov 11, 2013 Available Available Full Full



Courtesy :  Baji Kalwachia

The Message And Music Of Manthra – Prayers


Today on our Earth, man has forgotten himself, woman has forgotten herself, humanity has forgotten itself, and….. Parsis have forgotten themselves.

Because all of them have forgotten Dharma, Daena, Religion.

To forget Daena means to forget commu­nication with God. The Only way to communi­cate with Him is Prayer. We have lost our capacity to pray.

For a Parsi, Prayer is the attunement with Ahura Mazda and Yazats, the Channels of His Divine Light, through Manthra.

Since two centuries, the majority of humans on the globe have discarded God. They are drifted away by their own ego. They exerted hard to find out, through their disoriented intel­lect, the “natural” (i.e. Godless) laws” governing the atom, monkey, and man’s mind, and have failed miserably in finding all the three. Truth and Reality are more elusive to-day than they were at the start of these exertions. But alas! In the process, all that man did was to display himself as the cruelest killer, destroyer and slaughterer, and a cancerous virus on the body of the Mother-Earth. His was an insane rush towards money, sex and power. To own the gadgets of sensual and material pleasures and the brutal weapons of destruction and torture, was the only aim of life. Knowing fully well that his behaviour brings his own doomsday nearer and nearer, he persists in it obstinately and steadfastly.

Click to continue reading…..The Message And Music of Manthra-Prayers

Courtesy : Firdosh Sukhia

Parsi female drives in Cholistan rally

BAHAWALPUR: It started out with Tushna Patel being her husband’s navigator. But Roni Patel’s passion for car racing proved infectious and rubbed off on her too, eventually. This year, Tushna was the first female ever to participate in the 9th Cholistan Jeep Rally 2014.

This Parsi couple from Karachi enjoys the fast lane, literally. The couple has a 12-year-old son Meherwan and a 10-year-old daughter Dina.

Tushna, in an exclusive talk with The Express Tribune,  Click here to continue reading


Courtesy : Shirin Karanjia

Eminent Parsis of India


               In science and industry

                 In academia


      In entertainment, religion, sports and astrology

      Politicians, activists and bureaucrats

  • B. P. Wadia (1881–1958), Indian theosophist and labour activist. Pioneered the creation of workers unions in India.
  • Cowasji Jehangir (Readymoney) (1812–1878): J.P.; introduced income tax in India; first baronet of Bombay.
  • Frene Ginwala (born 1932): Is a member of the ANC and aided Nelson Mandela in abolishing apartheid in South Africa. Later served for 7 years as Speaker Of the House of Parliament in South Africa
  • Jamshed Nusserwanjee Mehta (1886–1952): former Mayor of Karachi for 12 consecutive years.
  • Jamsheed Marker (born 1922): Pakistani diplomat, ambassador to more countries than any other person; recipient of Hilal-i Imtiaz.
  • Justice Dorab Patel (1924–1997): Former Chief Justice of Sindh High Court, former Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan and human rights campaigner.
  • Mancherjee Bhownagree (1851–1933): politician, second Asian to be elected to the House of Commons (Conservative).
  • Minocher Bhandara (1937?–2008): Pakistani parliamentarian and owner of Muree Brewery.
  • Minoo Masani (1905–1998): author, parliamentarian and a member of the Constituent Assembly.
  • Piloo Mody (1926–1983): architect, parliamentarian, one of the founder-members of the Swatantra Party.
  • Rustam S. Sidhwa (1927–1997): judge on the Supreme Court of Pakistan as well as one of the original eleven judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
  • Shapurji Saklatvala (1874–1936): socialist, workers’ welfare activist, third Asian to be elected to the House of Commons (Communist, Labour).

          Indian Independence Movement



           In arts

Looking for Adil Jassawalla


Need you help.

We are looking for someone by name Adil Jassawalla.

His mother Coomi Jassawalla of 92 years passed aways this week.  She lived with her son Rusi in NYC.

There are two other children – one lives in Georgia, USA with her family.  Her name is Dinaz Chabria and the other Mehru lives in UK.

They are all looking for this brother Adil who they have completely lost touch with.  Originally from Nargol Coomimai lived in Ambarnath, Kalyan with her family and moved to the US when she lost her husband.  For the past 30+ years she was sick and is now at peace.

It is our endeavor to unite this family. Any information about Adil would be most helpful. He is the youngest of the four.

Hoping to hear from you on a positive note at your earliest convenience.

Thank you

Kashmira H. Cooper

Dr Zinobia Madan gains National Recognition for Achievements in Healthcare

1606455_277045805784469_1219039437_oDr Zinobia Madan is recently the recipient of “Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award for Innovations in Healthcare, 2014” & “Jewel of India Award for Landmark Contributions in Healthcare, 2014” at a function organized by The Indian Solidarity  Council  in  association  with  International  Institute  of  Education  & Management  in New Delhi on 1st February, 2014.
Among the dignitaries who presented the awards included Dr Bhisam Narayan Singh the former Governor of Tamilnadu & Ex Central Minister, Dr G V G Krishnamoorthy Former Election Commissioner of India, Mr O P Verma  Former Chief Justice and Former Governor of Punjab & Mr O P Saxena President  All India Lawyers Forum.
 “The Jewel of India Award” has been conferred on her for Landmark Contributions in Healthcarein the areas of  research,  guiding & executing  several clinical research projects, spearheading medical launches of several new  products including  Nutritionals,  Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnological, introducing the Lifestyle Medicine concept by counseling individuals through a Clinic approach  at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre and her own venture ClinOma Healthcare  & imparting knowledge to groups of individuals on advantages of healthy living and how it is achievable by right lifestyle practices.
“Rajiv Gandhi Award  for Excellence in Healthcare Innovation”
has been conferred in recognition of her innovative social & medical contributions to the Healthcare field.  By pioneering the Lifestyle Medicine concept she helps individuals understand lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, cancer and several others and provides individualized advise on how these diseases need intervention by diet, exercise, yoga and extended care approaches. While the patient is advised these approaches at the Lifestyle Clinic, they are also advised to continue the medicines prescribed by their physician / specialist. Such lifestyle approaches are aimed to improve the health of our population and also importantly reducing the economic burden by reducing or eliminating high treatment costs incurred by patients later.
DELHI AWARD FUNCTION_0001Dr Zinobia Madan initiated her research career way back in 1983, when she was one of the earliest Research Associates at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre. Her original cardiovascular research under the guidance of Dr G S Sainani, awarded her a PhD degree. Among the several research areas she investigated, the most exciting one was on a new drug from Upjohn (U63557A) which by her research demonstrated thromboxane synthetase inhibiting properties, and thus demonstrated potential in preventing restenosis in patients who had earlier heart attacks and patients who have undergone  coronary artery bypass surgery.
After qualifying as a doctorate from Jaslok Hospital, she spent almost 25 years in the Pharma industry where she contributed by conceptualizing new drugs, developing newer strategies for disease management by novel therapeutic approaches, conducting clinical research projects and launching new & innovative Pharmaceutical drugs, biotechnological products and nutritional products, when she headed big Research and Medical teams in leading multinational & Indian Pharma companies. Her last position in Pharma Industry was as Medical Director, Abbott Ltd, where her role involved heading the entire Medical functions of India team.
Currently, she is  Honorary Consultant – Lifestyle Medicine, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre & also Founder of  her own venture ClinOma Healthcare through which she promotes the keys to healthy living, emphasizing the  importance of  ‘Adding Years of Healthy Life. Additionally, she is also an Independent Adviser to Pharma & Healthcare Industry. She volunteers her time to guide people  how to renew eu card or how to fill the countless applications required for the care you need.
In last 4 years,  Dr Zinobia has been keenly involved in Parsi community work utilizing her Medical Writing skills for putting up favourable healthcare related proposals to Government bodies for seeking approvals and generating funds for running these Programmes. Recently, for one such Government of India funded Programmes for the Parsi community, “Jiyo Parsi,” announced by the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), she has played a key role in conceptualizing and launching this programme. This Programme is aimed to increase the Parsi population in numbers by correcting infertility due to the problem of no marriages  / late marriages / late conception which have been identified as the main reasons for dwindling numbers.
In her journey of success in healthcare areas, she feels that she has always lived her dreams by working in areas which interest her & most importantly enjoyed every bit of her work thoroughly.

Blood Donation Drive

Mancherji Edalji Joshi Memorial Trust, Dadar, as part of its FESTIVAL OF SPRING Celebrations has arranged a Blood Donation Drive on Sunday 2nd March from 10 am – 3 pm, at JB Vachha High School for Girls.  The Blood Camp has been organised in association with B.D. Petit Parsi General Hospital.  We request you to participate in this noble cause.

Please let me know if you are planning to donate, since we need to register and allocate timings.  I am available on # 9892195521.

Thanks for your support,

Best wishes & kind regards,

Firdosh K. Tolat

Zoroastrians in ancient Tajakistan

Very interesting… there are 4 pages to this link. Check them out and see the old building that houses Aatash Padshah
 You should view this site.  Most of the Zoroastrians who were unwilling to convert, fled to the mountains of Tajikistan.  Some of them went to India. This site clearly shows that today Tajikistan is the land of Zarthusti’s.
Courtesy : Noshir Parlewalla

ZAGNY March Religious Lectures at Pamona, NY — First Sunday of March 2014

Stages of Religious Beliefs by Prof. Kaikhsrov D. Irani

Religious beliefs went thru stages of development s from ancient times to the present. The enlightenment vision clarified in 18th century was already initiated by the prophet Zarathustra and later expanded by Socrates.

Yasna Haptanghaiti by Dr. Pallan Icchaporia

While the YH is clearly non Gathic verse, it is equally clear not all like ordinary prose of Younger Avesta [e.g. the Videvdat] in style. We have no other non-syllable-counting texts, i.e. non-“metrical” in Iranian sense from Old Avestan period. But if the style of Younger Avesta is projected back into the older state of the language the difference in style from that of the Yasna Haptanghaiti is very pronounce.


Religious Lecture Programme for March 2014

Dear members,
Please find attached Religious Lecture Programme for March 2014. This month are included lectures for the Panj-i-Meh Fasli Gatha days from 16th – 20th March.
On each of these days a Jashan will be held at 5 pm followed by a lecture. All humdins are welcome to attend the Jashan and lectures.
Behram P Dhabhar
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Religious Programme - March 2014
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