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Oh GOD! I have entered my fortees; my fiftees; my sixtees; now I can’t remember much. So does memory decrease with age. NO; says Mathemagician cum Memory Development Trainer Minoo Jokhi who was a failure in school but is today a HUMAN COMPUTER who remembers huge amount of information effortlessly and is optimistic to improve much more in the future.
Memory is the cabinet of imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience. So was Minoo born with a great memory. No. He was so weak in his school days that he couldn’t do simple tables of 7or 8. He had practically lost hope that he would ever do something in his life till his 10th grade when an amazing transformation took place.
Minoo did not run away from his Maths weakness and General Inability to remember well and decided to make his lowest point his Biggest asset. To the amazement of all ; he mastered the very subject where he was a TOTAL FAILURE. Despite being taunted by his teachers and all children around him; Minoo started to learn basic TABLES till 10. Then till 15; then till 20. He would add and subtract Bus numbers and Taxi numbers. Encouraged by his adoring mother Kety ; Minoo fell in love with Numbers. His mother completely backed him and she brought up Minoo and his younger brother Hoshang up single handedly amidst series of problems really well and made them good human beings. And once the amazing transformation took place; people were stunned to see Minoo’s skills.
Minoo points out essentials aspects of memory which includes perception, retention, recall and recognition. Always get the perception right and work well to recall and retain information. Retain the information for a long time; not just for some time. Minoo doesn’t believe in the habit of storing phone numbers in his mobile and keeps all the numbers in his mind. To the people who save hundreds of numners in their cell phone’ Minoo advises try learning even one number in 2 to 3 days and gradually increase and improve.And retain the stuff; don’t learn new and forget old. Your mind can remember much more than the most advanced high tech phones if you are willing to use it well.
Today Minoo remembers Tables up to one Crore, can also multiply huge figures mentally at amazing speeds, can remember over 2000 Birthdates and Telephone numbers, can tell you the Day of any Date from 1st January 1600 to date and remembers Cube Roots up to 1000000000(one billion).He also can do Summations and Factorials with ease. He knows Square Roots upto 10,00,000.

Minoo Jokhi is the second person after General Sam Maneckshaw to have been conferred the prestigious Honorary Membership of the Rotary Club of Bombay Hills South. well. He has performed his very INTERACTIVE MATHEMAGIC PROGRAM all over Mumbai. He has within India also performed in Dharampur, Rajkot, Kerala, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Chennai. Abroad; he has been to USA, Canada, Spain, Indonesia and 7 times to Sri Lanka.
Minoo has seen extreme tough times in life. He believes that the worst hour or two in life will also be for 60-120 minutes; not more. He emphasises that if there is a negative bull and a positive bull thoughts in your mind;the one which will win is the one you will feed the most. Minoo is very unhappy that lakhs of people have lost their lives due to Coronavirus pandamic worldwide; yet he has not given up and is very optimistic that the good old days; the world prior to Corona pandamic will 100 percent come back. Minoo is an extremely GOD fearing person and believes this is a WAKE UP CALL for people all over the world to live a nice life of intregity and dignity and STOP the hopeless, ruthless, selfish way many people live. He emphasises it is better to be a good human first; than a successful one.
Minoo has come more than 10 times on Television. He has been invited to many prestigious schools, colleges, clubs and companies. He has performed more than 850 shows. Minoo also conducts classes in Memory Development where he has various levels of Memory Enhancement Techniques Courses and he taught students from the age of 4 and he has also taught seniors in their late seventies. He also teaches Personality-Development, Public Speaking, Mathematics and English and is not just a teacher but also a friend cum guide to his students. He can be contacted by anyone who desires his services on 9821407519. He also is a Numerologist and provides 6-pages Numerology Reports. He has been interviewed on ALL INDIA RADIO and has acted in the T.V.Show Nagin 3 playing the COMIC PANDIT. He has come over 100 times in India Newspapers and Magazines and has written articles on Memory Development. He is a brilliant Public Speaker having won 15 FIRST PRIZES including record 98 percent marks and has won British Institute’s MR PERSONALITY AWARD. Also he is a SPORTSMAN; he has won Lawn Tennis Championships and has come Runners-up on many occasions; has played Cricket practice matches at Azad Maiden and Cross Maiden against players less than half his age and done well;he has NO FEAR of the season ball and is a Green Belt in Karate and has run 11 kilometres as well as 21 kilometres marathons. That’s good work by some one who had a traumatic childhood; has suffered from acute depression; has seen extreme unhappiness but remembers Vinod Mehraji’s song :”Maine Hasna ka vaada kiya tha Kabhi iks liye sada muskuratahu mein”.
Talking about Memory; Minoo adds: There are three Laws of Memory: IOC. It is Imagination, Observation and what lots of parents complain to me lacking in their child- Concentration. Use IOC as you get older and see the difference. As a person grows older; the person does tend to take more and more burden in the mind which does make it difficult to FOCUS. Also there are exercises to be done more so as you grow older. A YOGA ASANA BRAHMAMUDRA is very helpful as it not only helps to concentrate but also retain information. People often complain they forget about their meetings or some work commitments. In the short term write down your agendas on paper and later at least for one day make mental notes. Try to create a Mental Command in the person’s brain which will happen when it is done repetitively and the process will become automatic soon. And it becomes second nature over a matter of time.
Minoo can be contacted on 9821407519 by anyone who desires his services. His email is He also has a His facebook page and youtube channel are both by his name : Minoo Jokhi




IMPORTANT NOTICE – Stoppage of Uthamna Service on SMS

After a spell of several years of Uthamna Service on SMS, and having a following of more than 5,000 subscribers there, we regret to state that we will be unable to continue this service on SMS in the next 3 days. This is necessitated owing to revised stricter TRAI Guidelines which insist on a standard template to be devised for all bulk SMS, which we cannot comply with. Hence we will have to discontinue the Uthamna Service on SMS.
However, we will continue to offer this service on Telegram. To install Telegram on your Android smartphone, first download it from the playstore – click here –  iPhone users may install it from this link –
Once installed and running, you may join the Uthamna Service by clicking directly on this link –
Those who have registered on Whatsapp earlier will continue to get the service on Whatsapp – however, we will be unable to add more subscriptions there owing to group size restrictions.
We urge you to migrate to Telegram as soon as possible for continued access to this service.
We are extremely sorry for this disruption, over which we have no control. See you all on Telegram soon!
Inspite of the above, we will continue sending the messages as long as we can.

Cawas Panthaki, BPP CEO, expired today

Message from: Katie Cawas Panthaki
With profound grief and sadness I would like to convey the untimely and sad demise of my beloved husband Cawas Sorabji Panthaki today at 06.15 am  at Reliance Foundation Hospital. 
Inspite of having life threatening medical  complications Cawas fought death valiantly since he had a will to live but finally succumbed to the will of Pak Ahura Mazda. 
Thank you all for your whole hearted support in every way. 
Request you to kindly pray for the departed soul. 
Garothman Behst.
In grief
Katie Cawas Panthaki
Special Message From: 
Noshir Dadrawalla, BPP Trustee, India
I was very sad to wake up to hear news about the passing away of our very dear and much respected Cawasha Panthaki.
He was sincere, dedicated and upright. 
He was loved by the BPP staff because he led by example and the trustees respected him because he was so trustworthy.
If any task was assigned to him he would never say no but he would never hesitate to say no if he was asked to do something which he felt was not right.
He was a gentleman to the core and always helpful to one and all. 
He was a loving husband to his wife, a caring CEO to his staff and to the BPP trust a trustworthy officer who will always be remembered and missed by one and all.
Goodbye Cawasha. You were a good man or should I say God’s good man and I am glad that so many told you this while you were still alive. 
You lived your life well. You suffered a lot of physical pain towards the end of your life.&n! bsp;
Now you are free from that pain and suffering.
You were my senior in age and experience and I always discouraged you from addressing me as ‘Sir’ but you would not listen. 
Now let me say it: 
We will miss you Cawasha SIR … 
you were the best and will be our best!
Noshir H Dadrawala 
Bombay Parsi Punchayet

1971 war hero Sqn. Ldr. Parvez Jamasji passes away

He was awarded the Vir Chakra for gallantry during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war

Sqn Ldr Parvez Jamasji (retd), who was awarded the Vir Chakra for gallantry during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, has died, family sources said. He was 77.

Jamasji, who used a walking stick due to the injuries he sustained as a helicopter pilot while conducting heli-borne operations during the war, is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter.

The former Air Force officer, a resident of the Parsi Colony in Dadar here, died on Thursday night after a brief illness.

His Vir Chakra citation read, “During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Parvez Rustom Jamasji was serving with a helicopter unit. His Helicopter flown by him was attacked twice by machine gun and twice by mortars. He showed great presence of mind and brought back his aircraft to the base.

“On one occasion his helicopter had engine failure over enemy position, but he brought it safely to a post within our territory. Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Parvez Rustom Jamasji displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.”

The former pilot was commissioned in 1965 and retired in 1985.

Jamsheed Kanga passes away


Jamsheed Kanga passed away this morning.
He was ex BPP trustee and Former BMC Commissioner.

Former BPP Trustee as also former Bombay Municipal Commissioner, Jamsheed G Kanga has also passed away.

His professional excellence was matched by his friendly disposition towards all. He was always humble, caring and loving.

He was an upright and dynamic IAS officer with an unblemished track record of service to both the country and the community.

Noshir H Dadrawala

Zarir M Bhathena passes away

Sad news.

Our sitting BPP Trustee Mr.Zarir Bhatena passed away

Zarir Bhathena was a man of few words, but when he would speak, everyone would listen to whatever he had to say. And, whatever he had to say would always be concise, correct and candid. He never minced words and while he was kind, generous and friendly towards all, the few who wrongly tried to cross swords with him found in him a formidable warrior who fought with tenacity of a Trojan.

I first came in touch with him about 35 years ago when I was appointed Assistant Secretary at the Parsi General Hospital and he too had been recently appointed on the Managing Committee of the Hospital. While I moved on, he remained connected with the Hospital till his last breath at the very hospital he so loved and served with diligence.

As a Chartered Accountant he had a knack of analysing financial statements and had a sharp eye for detail.

As a builder he was professional and known for putting his stamp of quality in his projects.

He was generous and gave of his time and wealth generously, yet silently.

He had an abiding interest in the welfare of the community and was disciplined enough to give time to his professional and community interest without compromising on time spent with his family. He was a family man and took relationships be they personal or professional, very seriously.

What do I remember most about him?
I would think his habit of constantly digging into his pocket and generously tipping drivers, watchmen, liftmen and almost anyone who he thought needed or deserved help. I will remember him as a man who was frugal with his words but generous with his actions.

He always wore a charming and disarming smile, even from his sick bed.

The community has lost a wonderful human being. One who spoke little but gave with both his hand and again without ever speaking about it.

Good bye Zarir, we will miss you and your smile.

Noshir H Dadrawala

Freddy Vachha was announced as the new leader of UKIP today.

UKIP now largest party in UK with an ethnic minority leader


UKIP took the surprise position as the largest party in the UK with an ethnic minority leader today after Freddy Vachha was installed as successor to Richard Braine today.

Vaccha was born in Mumbai to an English mother and a Parsi father. He came second to Braine in the last election in August last year.

Congratulations – Arzan SAM Wadia – President FEZANA – 2020








BaNaMeh Ahura Mazda With TunDorosti And MunDorosti To All

My Dear Global Zarathushti Leaders And Community Members:

With immense joy, I would like to invite you all to welcome and congratulate our newly elected FEZANA President, Arzan Sam Wadia with the soulful blessings of your heart and spirit. Arzan takes over as FEZANA’s 9th and youngest President to date.

With Vision 2020, Arzan has dedicated the last 10 plus years towards serving our North American and Global Zarathushti community with incredible gusto and enthusiasm.

Arzan served as our immediate FEZANA Vice President and was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Global Zarathushti Professional Award. He has been extensively involved with the Zoroastrian Return To Roots Program since its inception and is its current Program Director.

Arzan has been a featured speaker at various North American and World Zoroastrian Congresses, and has served with utmost dedication on the Board of the Zoroastrian Association Of Greater New York for four terms.

Arzan is the founding editor of Parsi Khabar ( ) – The World’s Oldest And Largest internet news aggregator website about Parsis and Zoroastrians worldwide. This website disseminates news, opinion and analysis of culture, society, religion and trends within our Zarathushti community worldwide.

Arzan also served as the Program Chair for the 2019 7th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress in Los Angeles as well as on the core committee of the 2012 12th North American Zoroastrian Congress in New York.

In 2018,  Arzan was featured in the FEZANA Journal Special Issue on Empowering Next Generation as one of the 40 inspiring young Zoroastrians. He was also instrumental in empowering our Global Zoroastrian Youth as one of the 20 participants at the inaugural World Zoroastrian Youth Leadership Forum in 2018 at the ASHA Center in the United Kingdom.

Arzan has designed and maintained over 40 websites for design and commercial clients including the websites of FEZANA, NAMC, ZAGNY, ZAMWI, Zoroastrian Return To Roots and the 7WZYC2019.  He is also the webmaster of  The Iranshah Intitiative Project that is dedicated to showcase the bounty of our sacred Iranshah.

Arzan is an architect and urban designer based in New York City. Having worked in Graz, Austria and New York, he has been part of design teams for projects in Austria, Switzerland, Cambodia as well as USA . With a Masters in Urban Design and Architecture from the Pratt Institute, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Arzan currently practices as an architect and runs a technology business. He has earned numerous professional awards in his field of endeavor and has built a reputation of being a team player with other Global Zarathushti leaders.

May Ahura Mazda Guide our Arzan, as he now takes on this awesome responsibility; to lead FEZANA with your blessings of Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds.



With that sentiment…

Please join me in wishing him the very best with all our

Love and Light

Meher Amalsad

Westminster, California, USA




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