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If humanity had no deadly weapons

What a peaceful world it would be

There would be no wars anti tank missiles

No Racism Discrimination Exclusion Bigotry

But Peace Happiness as well prosperity


As they say:

“Idle mind is a devil’s workshop”

Humanity does need weapons

Of Mass destruction to settle differences


Why kill murder rape? if one cannot agree

With people’s thoughts words or ideologies

Settle them peacefully

By creating an hateful atmosphere

One’s conscience will catch up

With you eventually.


Keep meeting, keep talking

That’s why we have the

United Nations which

Consists of  every race caste creed

Including religions like

Hindus Muslins Christians Sikhs

Bahais as well Zoroastrians


The reminder is the

Charter of Rights

Etched on a clay tablet

By our Cyrus the Persian King

Proudly displayed at the U.N

Reminding humanity

“How one should treat

Or be treated not like

A slave who is being humiliated

Poked prodded waiting to be bought

Humans don’t need to be discriminated

Because of their color  caste or creed

But,treated with self respect tolerance

Equality as well dignity”

Need I say more?

Choicest Happiness

Farida Bamji

April 7th 2022





Nothing Lasts Forever

We are all like
A grain of sand
That’s get washed
Away when there
Is high tide
So too the misdeeds
Of humanity from the
Creator one can never hide
Ruining people’s lives
Through whatever means
Be it through thought
Word or Deed
Never escapes the
Creator as He will
Get His hands on
Them by whatever means
Every human has a right
Live and breath free
Whatever colour caste
Religion or creed
So please do realise
And stop playing these
Deadly games
Before the whole of humanity
Goes up in flames
Choicest Happiness


“Martini Shaken Not Stirred

Feelings of love & hatred
Is like a ” martini
Shaken not stirred”
But where humanity
Is concerned
Line between them
Is totally blurred

Mixing vodka and
Orange juice in society
Is Totally acceptable
But, mixing hate
As well love
Is totally combustible

Hatred is like a Tsunami
Destroying everything
In its path through
War violence murder rape
Destroying lives of innocent people
Like having a chokehold over them
Till they have breathed
Their last

Love is like a
Bottle of perfume
When we spray
A scented misty
Aroma fills the room
Dispelling the
Gloom & the doom

Lastly, I would
Like to state
Let’s cross the street
By trading Hate
For Love

Choicest Happiness
Farida Bamji
Feb 16th 2022


Nobody owns the religion

So dictating someone

What one can & do

Goes against the very thread

Of Tenets of Zoroastrianism

Cause we have No Rules


Equality as well Universality

Is the very core of our

Religion so by preventing

Someone to follow the religion

Smacks of Racism discrimination

Bigotry as well Exclusion


Zoroastrianism is shifting

Into quicksand

So trying to make the

Blue blood understand

Is like  breaking one’s head

Against the  Stone Wall

Only when the catastrophe strikes

They will understand that He

Won’t be there when the last

Tear drop falls like the

(Omicron Virus alive and kicking)


Acts like these do not

Go unpunished

Cause there is a consequence

One will only realize it

And gives  the punishment

He see fit


One can pay cash

Or credit card

To secure a place

In “Heaven

That’s not how

Ahura Mazda operates

He Believes in

Equal Justice for all

No matter who you be

Colour Caste religion or creed

Choicest Happiness

Farida Bamji

17th Jan 2022


Common Sense Reasoning and Fatwas

I have nothing against

The “Establishment” but

The attitude they portray

As though “They are the Alpha

And  the Omega”

(Keepers of the Faith)

Save you from any

Calamity that is thrown

Your way!


Humanity has been endowed

With Common Sense as well

The Power of Reasoning

So even if tells one to do something

Weigh one’s option before one executes it


Just because one bades one

To jump in the well

I wonder whether one would jump

Stand up have a spine

An say” After you”

That will stop  that person

Issuing the Fatwas in his/her tracks


Just because

One is a priest

Cannot order people

Around or issue Fatwas

Cause one doesn’t have

Monopoly over wisdom


The day “Fatwa issuing People”

Perform  miracles

Like Moses did parting of

The Red Sea or if one

Is able make the variants

Disappear and heal sick

Or as Asho Zarathushtra cured the horse

May be I would believe it


No human whether a lay or priest

Can perform miracles

So stopyour idiotic nonesical fatwas

By ordering people around


So stop listening and use one’s

Common sense as well as

Power Reasoning

Including have Faith one’s Prayers

That’s the only way to lead

One’s life ( deaf dumb blind)

As they say:

“You are the master of your fate and captain of your soul”


Choicest Happiness

Farida Bamji


Parsi Psyche

United we stand

Divided we fall”

We will never be united

But will surely crumble like

The  Berlin Wall!


Where there is

Sumptuous food

And lots of wine

To drink

Parsis swarm like bees

They gorge & gorge

Till they say” No more

Thank you Please

Keeping the Motto:

Ëat Drink and be Merry alive


Having deaf ears as

As well being  blind as

To what’s going on

Half a world away

The attitude:””Who cares””

As long as it’s not in our backyard


Religious Meetings on Zoom

Is doing nobody any good

Instead concentrate on

How to eradicate

Hunger disease poverty

And eradicate

Hatred Racism Bigotry


Do you know that the

Situation in  Afghanistan

Has gone so dire

That families are selling

Their babies as commodities

In order to provide food

For the rest of their  families

And  light the house fire


If you Parsis were in dire need

Of food water shelter or clothing

Would you consider selling your kids

As commodities?or

Would you rather starve to death

Before you took your last breath



Before one frets and fumes

or  let  Fire coming out ones ears

After reading what I penned

The reason being :I am A Parsi

As well as A Human


Choicest Happiness

Farida Bamji

Oct 26th 2021








Leave your front door

And back door open

Allow your thoughts

To come and go

Just don’t serve them tea

(Shunryu Suzuki )


Thoughts will come

Thoughts will flow

Thoughts are like

Tiny boats that

That are bobbing

Along on the waves

Before they reach

The “shore”


They may encounter

:”Rough Seas”

“Violent storms”

Waves high as

A mountain gushing

Upon the boat

But, the boats

Keeps chugging along

In Spite of this

“Inclement weather”

With the power of prayers

One can “weather the storm”


After the storm comes the calm

As it’s said ” Prayers can tame

The wildest beast”

Never lose hope in one’s

Power of Prayers

Cause that’s all we wish

In one’s hour of need


Good thoughts leads to

Good words as well deeds

Since humanity is facing a


That’s what we wish in

Our hour of need

Choicest Happiness

Farida Bamji

Oct 6th 2021


Religions are a like

An orchard where

Delicious sumptuous

Fruit trees abound

Each “fruit tree” is unique

In Nature with

Different shapes &

Sizes are found

When they start

To “ripen”

It gets rid of the

“Foul smell that abounds”


Religion is not muttering

Mambo Jumbo from the

Prayer book or

Visiting Atash Behrams

Or agiaries

Nor praying near the

Holy Fire

Or for that matter

Performing religious ceremonies

But, its on’s thoughts

Words Deeds that counts


Zoroastrianism is a

Religion which gives

One the Choice

To lead one’s life

The way one wants

But, apparently there

Always be Bad rotten apples

Misleading innocent  in the name

Of our Religion.


Religion is not

A mound of clay

To be twisted turned

Inside out  as well

Abused in anyway

It’s a road map

For you to renounce evil

And stay away



Religion teaches one

To do no evil, hear no evil

And speak no evil

Yet gossip, hypocrisy

Dog us every step of the way!!!


Listen to no one

Just use one’s

Power of Reasoning

These “ignorants'”

Do not have any power

As to who gets to go

To the land of Dreams



I respect all religions

I give my hands to many

But  my heart to one



Choicest Happiness

Farida Bamji

Sept 20th 2021















Adi Farewell – By Nadir Godrej

Adi is my elder brother,
For good advice, there was no other.
He always took the greatest care
And in all things was very fair.
At school he was extremely smart,
Excelled in all, except for art.
For fame he never seemed to hanker,
In SSC he was first ranker.
Then Xavier’s college up to Inter.
He then had to contend with winter
As his next step was MIT,
Where, when just twenty-one, you see,
He was both Bachelor and Master.
And few have ever done it faster!
Once back home he started work.
No matter what, he’d never shirk.
This was way back in ‘63.
The years have passed as you can see.
His arrival meant rising hopes
For forty-year-old Godrej Soaps.
Just two crore was then the size.
And Adi set out to modernise-
MBA’s were soon recruited
And cars for managers were mooted.
The marketing was revamped,
And those who couldn’t change decamped.
He introduced cost accounting
And soon the sales started mounting.
But hair dye was his greatest coup
And over the years, it grew and grew.
The nineties then brought quite a change
The landscape now seemed very strange-
With multinationals at the door
We hardly knew what was in store.
Pepsi and Coke bought all in sight.
Should we sell or should we fight?
We chose a path that’s in between.
In hindsight now it can be seen
That Indian firms that learnt to hone
Their skills easily held their own.
But then we thought that we should seek
Strong partners or we would stay weak.
And so, we formed the odd joint venture,
Which proved to be quite an adventure,
We learnt a lot and that’s for sure.
It helps us still to endure.
An acquisition that was bold
Brought HI into our fold.
And many more were unfurled
As we spread around the world.
Though Godrej Soaps began to soar
On market price we couldn’t score.
Then our advisors thought it fit
That Godrej Soaps should be split.
GCPL came in to being.
And Adi, very quickly seeing,
The trend for better governance,
Put into place all at once,
With lots of help from CII,
Best practices that surely vie
With the very best in the world.
When our new stock was then unfurled,
It very soon began to fly
And to this day it still stays high.
GIL came into being
In recent days we are seeing
Our chemical business steadily rise
As we diversify and specialise.
Our new products should ensure
That the rapid growth will endure.
The shares we hold, as you can tell,
Are also doing very well.
In these companies at the start
Adi played a major part!
And so today one clearly sees
That now  Godrej Properties
Which he served with fealty
Has really arrived in realty.
For Agrovet, Animal Feed,
Can be considered our core creed.
But it was not always so
And many of you may not know
The way we stumbled into feed.
For compound feed they saw no need.
Then Buhler sought out L & T
Together they had tried to see
If a market might exist
There were no takers on their list.
They chose to make a clean swipe
But were left with a prototype
A discount customer was sought
And Adi was the one who bought.
Serendipity and not a vision,
Thus, gave birth to this division.
In time the business forged ahead
Geographically we chose to spread.
And on my watch, we diversified,
New businesses were then tried.
Over the years it has grown
And now it’s listed on its own.
But it was Adi who laid the seed
That permitted us to succeed.
Is Adi’s success because of skill,
Or is it more his iron will?
For Adi was always organised
And punctuality was prized.
By dusk his desk is very neat,
His paperwork is all complete.
Not agonising is the trick,
Decisions must be very quick.
Adi can’t stand the status quo
All novel things he wants to know.
And if he thinks that it is right
He puts in all his will and might
Behind the new initiative
And with support that he can give
We quickly learn the latest ways,
Make sure the group sees better days.
But while he strove for the group
The industry was in the loop.
He’s always ready to lend a hand,
Be President or take a stand
With government on policy
And he’ll persist till industry
Gets exactly what it needs.
And once he headed CII
Ensuring that it would fly high.
And anybody that you ask
Will state this is no easy task.
Requiring traveling incessantly
And persuasive advocacy
How he survived I’ll never know
In fact, he had a cheery glow.
And now of course we all see
We have a working GST,
A cause he pursued relentlessly
Almost monomaniacally.
And for this selfless contribution
He deserves his Padma Bhushan!
All who see him are inspired.
For all he does, he’s never tired
Where did he get the energy?
It shouldn’t be any mystery,
Adi of course, was very fit.
He didn’t seem to want to sit.
There’s not a sport, he hasn’t tried
For he can even paraglide.
He really loved to water-ski,
Not on a lake but on the sea.
And on a trip to Mt. Kailash,
Although conditions were quite harsh,
The mount was circled in a day.
Most folks his age would say, “No way”.
And none of us can fail to see
That he is full of energy.
He always set a rapid pace
As he led us in the race.
Though all of us most surely know
That we have many miles to go
But still we’re sure it can be done.
Indeed, this race must be won.
And if we stay on the proper way
And never let our value’s sway,
If all of us fulfil our roles
We will surely reach our goals.
A billion Indians, we can say,
Will use our product every day
And everywhere it will be seen
That we are great, good and green.
Adi’s spell was truly great.
The years he worked were fifty-eight!
But all good things come to an end.
Let’s hope we can maintain the trend.
He’s stepping down, as you can see,
The mantle has been passed to me.
His shoes are big and hard to fill
But with your support, I think we will
Continue well in the same way
As Adi did in his own day.
He will be Chairman Emeritus
And I’m sure he’ll merit us
With his presence and advice,
Invaluable beyond any price.
Now hearing praise can be quite tough,
I’m sure by now he’s had enough.
But all the same why don’t we stand
And then give him a rousing hand?
For service to both group and nation
He deserves a standing ovation!
August 13th, 2021


Who are we as humans

To practice RDB

Against  another human?

No matter what colour

Caste creed

Or no matter what

Walk of life

Rich poor beggar thief


We do not a minute

Hesitate to vehemently express

Our views on every single aspects

That affect our lives

But why not our Religion

Cause we expect Him

To be there

To catch us in

His safety net


We should learn a

Very valuable lesson

From Covid 19

It wraps it’s icy claws

Sticks to one like a leech

Without making any distinction

No matter what denomination

Zoroastrians are no exceptions


Pandemics will come

Pandemics will go

Will some wooden hearts melt ?

We will never know


Choicest Happiness


Farida Bamji

Sept 23rd 2020


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