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               What is 93 square? What is 87 X87 X87? How many phone numbers can you remember without saving on a cell phone? For Mathemagician Minoo Jokhi; numbers are not just fun; it’s a part of life. 
                 Minoo derives JOY to share with others amazing aspects of NUMBER CRUNCHING. Going back down memory lane in the past; in his school days and childhood days Minoo was the object of ridicule and laughter. Minoo was a Complete Failure in Maths almost all his school life. Minoo was a lonely kid. Also he was from a broken home and it was his good fortune that his mother Katy Single Handedly without any support brought him up so well. His Wonderful Mother has taught him to be a GOOD HUMAN BEING first; then a Successful One. 
People normally avoid improving their weak areas. But not Minoo who made his weakest point his greatest asset.  To everyone’s shock ; he mastered the very subject where he was a TOTAL FAILURE.  Minoo was very unhappy that he was very weak in Maths. Being ridiculed by his teachers and all children around him; Minoo started to learn basic TABLES uptil 20. He would add and subtract bus numbers and car numbers. And when in his 10th standard; he performed his 1st Mathemagic Show and Minoo just went ahead from there.
                                      Today Minoo can beat the Calculator in reciting Tables upto 1,000 and as such knows the Tables till 1,00,00,000( 1 Crore) ;Cubes upto 100; Cube Roots upto 1,00,00,00,000( 100 Crores); Square Roots upto 10,00,000; Factorials till 30; can add, minus, multiply numbers really fast and can remember over 2,500 people’s Date of Birth and Telephone Numbers and Mobile Numbers. Minoo can also do Summations and Prime Numbers Products also very fast.  Also Minoo have also memorized the Calendars for over 400 years from 1st January 1600 till today. If you were to ask him 19th July 1983; he can say it  was a Tuesday within seconds.
                                              Minoo has performed MATHEMAGIC SHOWS all over Mumbai as well as in other places like Houston,Toronto,Colombo,Barcelona,Bali,Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Navsari, Lonavala, Dharampur,Chennai,Kolkata,Mayapur,Kerala,Chennapatna, Rajkot etc. He loves bringing a SMILE on people’s faces. He is a person of beliefs. He says to give your 100% and not to spoil your present by needless worrying. Also have SELF BELIEF. Today when the whole world is being pessimistic about Coronavirus and people speak of new normal; Minoo is an exception who believes the old days where IPL matches attracted huge crowds; Ganesh Utsav, Navratri celebrations,crowds at the Olympics and Wimbledon and Marathons and such events will return soon. Coronavirus is a pandemic which has no doubt devastated the world but no Coronavirus can break the resolve of a POSITIVE HUMAN BEING. Minoo also sees the lessons learnt in this pandemic like the good habits of drinking warm water, doing steam inhalation, maintaining cleanliness and above all not to take life for granted. He appeals to the Mumbai public that when Mumbai local trains start again; not to madly rush in the compartment selfishly without any consideration about others. In this tough times; he also acknoledges that we must be a bit techno savvy as the world is doing many things online but to never lose hope; the old normal and will surely come back. And to laugh and smile and stay optimistic.
                                                                         Minoo  has come more than 10 times on Television. He has been invited to many prestigious schools, colleges, Rotary clubs and companies and institutions. He is the second person after General Sam Maneckshaw to be conferred the prestigious Honorary Membership of the Rotary Club of Bombay Hills South. He has performed more than  750 shows. Minoo mainly 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 has been interviewed by over 100 Newspapers and Magazines and has written about 40 articles on Memory-Development and Vedic Maths in Newspapers He also teaches Personality-Development, Public Speaking and is not just a teacher but also a friend cum guide to his students. He is also a Numerologist and provides 6 pages Numerology Consultations. He is also an actor having acted in Nagin 3 TV SHOW as well as in Short Films, Drama and Webseries. He has won over 15 FIRST PRIZES in Public-Speaking; has got record 98% marks in Public-Speaking Competition held in Bombay Adults Education Association and won MR PERSONALITY AWARD in Personality Development at the British Institutes. He has also won Lawn Tennis Tournaments; played Cricket Matches at Azad Maiden and Cross Maiden as well as in Toronto and run 21 kilometres as well as 11 kilometres Marathons. He also is a LIC and GIC and HDFC Fixed Deposits Agent.

                         Minoo is a kind hearted and understanding person. He had a horrible childhood and knows how it is to be a child from a broken home. He loves his mother Katy the most and he also loves all his students and loves to motivate them. He does Yoga and Meditiation often especially Brahmamudra Asana. He believes in maintaining GOOD HEALTH and tough he is 43 years old; he looks like he is in his late twentees having lost close to 20 kg weight. He loves Maths Tricks and makes it super easy for his students. e.g. to multiply 34 and 11; write 3 and 4 in the end and add 3 and 4=7 and the answer is 374. For a carry over; e.g. 93 and 11 write last digit 3 and add 9 and 3=12; write 2 and add 9 and 1=10; the answer is 1023. All are welcome to call him on 9821407519 and his email is
and his website is



Albert Schweitzer Medal awarded to Armene Modi

Albert Schweitzer Medal awarded to Armene Modi for her academic excellence and extensive service in education and literacy.


The presentation was made today at the World Literacy Summit 2020.


“In the firm belief that issues of poverty and illiteracy are not the problems of just the poor and marginalized alone, but universal issues that concern us all” – Armene Modi, 2020 Albert Schweitzer Medalist

“We face a global literacy crisis with 91% of children in the world not attending school right now”

– Andrew Kay, World Literacy Foundation CEO



April 18, 2020 – Today, we  recognize Armene Modi with the Albert Shweitzer award which celebrates both academic excellence and extensive service to the community in the field of education and literacy in India.


The award is named after Albert Schweitzer, the famous Austrian who first came to Oxford University in 1922. Albert Schweitzer medal is an award presented to an individual who has made outstanding contribution to literature through their intellectual work in both writing and research.


Armene Modi is the founder of Ashta No Kai, a non-profit organization that aims to educate and empower rural women and girls in 10 villages in Pune District, India. Since 1998, Armene’s exceptional efforts towards empowering rural women in India has  helped to improve the educational outcomes of hundreds of adolescent girls over the years.


Today, 770 million people cannot read a single word, while another 2 billion people struggle to read a full sentence. Illiteracy is a global crisis, and the World Literacy Foundation aims to educate people on the benefit of acquiring even basic literacy skills. The cycle begins with a child struggling to read, professing into an adult who struggles with literacy and as a result becomes a victim of issues relating to unemployment, welfare, crime and wellbeing.


Andrew Kay, CEO of the World Literacy Foundation, explains that this award aims to celebrate the  valuable contribution of Armene Modi to education in India over the past 22 years. In 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, it is estimated that 1.5 billion young people are not currently attending school, many which do not have access to online learning. As a result, it is likely that education enrolments are  likely going to fall in the coming months and many will be faced with unfortunate circumstances.


The World Literacy Summit awards ceremony will be held as an online experience this year on April 18.



About the World Literacy Summit (WLS)

The online World Literacy Summit brings together leaders from 85 countries representing over two-thirds of the world’s population, and all with a single focus – advocating, championing and educating on the vital importance of improving literacy levels across the globe. For more information about the WLS please visit


About the World Literacy Foundation (WLF)

The WLF strives to ensure that every young individual, regardless of geographic location, has the opportunity to acquire literacy and reading skills to reach their full potential, succeed at school and beyond. The WLF works to provide free access to quality education materials and innovative solutions that target wide-scale illiteracy. For more information about the WLF, please visit


Further details about Armene Modi & Ashta No Kai


Further information RE:  “91% of learners out of school”



Maj Gen (retd) Naozar B Patel, Hyderabad

Moustaches have always fascinated me; since I was a boy, I had dreamt of wearing one! Therefore, I was thrilled to be told while undergoing training at the Indian Military Academy that I was being commissioned into the Madras Sappers. Apart from being an elite group in the Indian Army, they were also known to sport the most impressive moustaches!

Historically, moustaches have been worn by military men and the number of nations, regiments and ranks are equalled only by the number of styles and variations. So in April 1976, I decided to sport a full-grown moustache, not a truncated one, little realising what heavy maintenance and care this hobby would entail every day. But then as in life, so in pleasure—no pain, no gain.

So what goes into the upkeep of these long twirls? Well, I spend three hours daily, washing, drying and arranging my curls; often, oiling them too. I have never used artificial gels, styling aids, gadgets, hair clips, snood (hair net) or hair bands. All I have ever used since it all began is a pair of scissors and thatta (cloth band). At times, a magnifying glass helps ensure that a bit of the nose or cheek is not snipped off!

At the World Moushtache and Beard Competition at Berlin in October 2005, where Patel won a medal

I first won a moustache competition at the Desert Festival in Nagore, Rajasthan, in 2001. In 2005, I participated in the ‘3rd World Beard and Moustache Competition’ in Berlin, lasting 12 continuous hours, where 243 participants from across the world pitted their deadly facial locks against one another. I was the sole competitor from Asia. I returned home with a medal and a certificate in the freestyle goatee category. I was a Brigadier then.

My locks have got me into many awkward and even hilarious situations, not least of which was this experience on an early morning Indian Airlines flight from Hyderabad to Delhi. I was late boarding the aircraft, and as soon as I entered, every single passenger looked up at me with great bewilderment. I smiled, took my seat and picked up the newspaper the airlines would keep on each seat those days. To my surprise, the front page headline read, “Notorious Bandit Veerappan Gunned Down in Karnataka Forest”. Every Indian was aware of the bandit’s enviable moustache and hence the amused look on the passengers’ faces!

When I was in service, everyone used to recognise me from the front. After retirement in 2009, I started sporting a Goldilocks-type hairstyle. Now I am recognised from behind too! I am blessed to have such luxuriant hair.

—Maj Gen (retd) Naozar B Patel, Hyderabad

Hair-raising tales

The Distinguished Soldier – Brig (rtd) Furdoon Mehta

Villie and Brig (rtd) Furdoon Mehta with their family at Sunday’s celebration.

“It’s dad’s 100th birthday this year,” erstwhile entertainment tycoon, philanthropist and now impassioned philosophy student Zarina Mehta had texted, adding, “Would love for you to come celebrate it this Sunday, at lunch.” The effervescent Mehta, who along with husband – movie producer and entertainment mogul Ronnie Screwvala – had been responsible for some of the country’s biggest TV and movie hits, was referring to her father, Brigadier Furdoon Mehta, who had distinguished himself during the Second World War when he’d risked his life flying above enemy lines to pinpoint targets. Now long retired, the dapper handlebar moustachioed, ram rod straight dead ringer for Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, lives along with his elegant nonagenarian wife Villie in an apartment in SoBo, not too far from his daughter, and is the centre of their attention and love. The centenary birthday celebration was full of affection and admiration for the patriarch, and saw the presence of a large circle of his family and friends, including Dr Faroukh Udwadia with wife Vera, Nadir and Rati Godrej, Pheroza Godrej, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Ishan and Anjali Raina, AD and Sabena Singh, and Ricky and Laila Lamba amongst others.

How does one wish a distinguished and much decorated soldier on his 100th birthday? The hosts had forbidden gifts, but Pheroza Godrej appeared to have gotten around it with an ingenious solution. She’d sent a glorious arrangement of exactly one hundred flowers for the birthday ‘boy’.

Dr. Mickey Mehta’s,  “Wellness Wonders of the world” at ET Now World Health and Wellness Congress 2020.

ET Now presented the 4th Edition of World Health & Wellness Congress & Awards ( which was scheduled on 14th & 15th February, 2020 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. The Congress brings several Global Personalities in Education and Academics under one roof. The Theme for World Health & Wellness Congress & Awards is ” SUSTAINABLE HEALTHCARE – VISION + REALITY FOR THE FUTURE ”


Dr. Mickey Mehta global leading holistic health guru and corporate life coach was invited by Dr. Bhatia the founder of the conference.


Dr. Mehta received an award from Honorable Sarah Achieng Opendi, former Minister of State for Health Republic of Uganda & now Minister of State for Minerals Republic of Uganda, at ET Now presented Wellness Conclave for the highest contribution and pioneering wellness in India.


Dr. Mehta during the course of the day participated at the Wellness Conclave as a solo talk on ‘ Let Wellness Be The Religion No. 1’. The talk was applauded and much appreciated as it mentioned highlights on how Religions divides but wellness units. Wellness makes one sound, gets one integrated, integrity comes to fore. Wellness is inclusive because of one’s mind, body, spirit coming together in an orchestration.


Mickey encouraged all to take a pledge to make wellness your religion no. 1 ( Swaasth ko apna param dharam banaye ) and challenge themselves to evolve into supreme Fitness and Wellness.

He went on to say become the choreographer of your change so wellness gets energized, optimized, maximized, naturalized, wellness gets you in rhythm and flow of life to get you mickeymized !!!


Later in the day there was a panel discussion titled Dr. Mehta’s “ Dis-ease free world ”moderated by  him.


ET Now presented Dr. Mickey Mehta – Global leading holistic health guru and corporate life coach with a panel discussion and HANDPICKED INDUSTRY LEADERS, the chosen stars, the luminaries of the wellness industry.


The whose who of the wellness industry beginning from Maa Hansaji Yogendra, the mother of yoga, the visionary and the founder family member of The pristine Yoga Institute, world’s oldest 100 year old institute with the highest number of yoga trainers turned around.


Adille Sumariwalla president of the Athletics Federation of India and the luminary Olympian of India.


Mr. Vishal Gondal…. On your marks, get set, goooo. The founder and promoter of Goqii a smart-tech enabled, integrated preventive healthcare platform. A visionary, a passionate fitness enthusiast who wants to lead India into vision 2020 and onwards to enable to make it disease free.


Yasmin Karachiwalla, the most celebrated and sort after lady diva, leading lady fitness coach of India and the queen of fitness and last but not the least the ultimate queen of nutrition and diet, the most popular nutritionist, the very successful author,  Pooja Makhija. They both have the highest following in bollywood which speaks volumes about their work.

The title of the panel discussion ‘Disease free world’  a dream of Dr. Mickey Mehta which will unfold live before the world on 14th Feb 2020 at 3 pm.


Lights, camera, action.


It will begin with the philosophy of wellness, each panellist will speak his or her vision of a disease free world and then each panellist will be asked a question by Dr. Mickey Mehta as per the speciality of the panellist and then the floor will be open for Q&A.


End result of this, translated into the ” World of wisdom of the world of wellness”  and once again gratitude to ET Now the presenters and gratitude to the conclave 4th Edition of World Health & Wellness Congress & Awards, Dr. Bhatia the promoter and do join us for sharing Dr. Mickey Mehta’s vision of the ” Wellness revolution for human evolution”.



Sarosh Zaiwalla’s book launched by Adi Godrej on 6th Feb 2020

After a fantastic London launch, the highly acclaimed book ‘Honour Bound – Adventures of an Indian Lawyer in the English Courts’, was released in Mumbai at a special event at Mumbai Press Club, Azad Maidan, on Thursday 6th February 2020. The book was released by the illustrious Chairman of the Godrej Group, Mr. Adi Godrej.
The release was followed by a panel discussion which was a literary feast as it included many aficionados of the writing world. The eminent panellist’s included the talented author himself Sarosh Zaiwalla along with renowned Indian journalist and columnist Bachi Kakaria.
Harper Collins India’s Honour Bound is the official story of one of India’s leading lawyer in the United Kingdom, Sarosh Zaiwalla, the Mumbai-born founder and senior partner of the City of London solicitors’ firm Zaiwalla & Co LLP.
Within this elegantly written, detailed account of legal adventures, success, mishaps, trials and tribulations, Sarosh Zaiwalla’s story spotlights the journey of an Indian solicitor vying for the biggest cases overseas as a non-English national. His memoirs will bring readers closer to the world of a highly successful Indian lawyer in a foreign land, with an international client base. It is an insightful diary of the adventures of the international law firm based at the heart of London’s legal district. Honour Bounds recites the company’s most high profile, challenging and controversial cases, as Sarosh Zaiwalla shares his wealth of engrossing anecdotes.

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Zubin’s Art

Zubin does painting in his spare times, a mobed by profession. He is a full time Mobed at Patel Agiary, Andheri West, Mumbai.

Zubin suffered a right side paralytic stroke in 10th std. Being handicapped he still performs his mobed duties very well and paints too immaculately. Really commendable.

If people buy his paintings,  he will be benefitted.

Just spread the word by forwarding this link to Parsi Irani brethran in India and abroad.

Please do visit his website and have a look at his exquisite creations – Click on the link below!

Zubin Vaid


PUREGANIC – For Good Health & Happiness                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

By Nariman Bacha


Good Health is becoming a major challenge for all of us in today’s stressful, pollution & adulteration filled world. I recently came across a wonderful, unique and effective concept of Pureganic, who have developed 100% Organic, Natural & Herbal tasty Agro based superfoods, without any side effects, which I am happy to share as well as recommend.


Pureganic is socio-economic enterprise, having their own farms (into agriculture for more than a decade) are committed for upliftment and betterment of needy farmers at Gujrat & Maharashtra. Their objective is to conserve and spread traditional home remedy knowledge. Their range of products is a unique fusion of ancient traditional knowledge with modern technology. To them, the formula for good health is very simple – Detox + Immunity = Good Health.


The technocrats of Team Pureganic have researched several ancient books, combined it with traditional farmer knowledge of herbs and have developed tasty formulas, which are free from any harmful chemicals & preservatives. Highly beneficial for all ages right from 6 months to Senior citizens, these are not medicines but diet additions that promote good health. These yummy convenient to use superfoods D-toxifies, immunize, provide balanced nutrition, act as natural vitamin and mineral supplements, which are easily absorbed by the body.


The regular use help fight effects of pollution, junk food, allergies. stress, BP, diabetes, insomnia, cholesterol and other lifestyle diseases. The products are preventative and curative for Brain, memory, nerve network, Heart, lungs, hair, skin, joints & joint pain, women related problems, constipation, acidity, Liver and relief for Cancer survivors.


Roshni Amin from Bandra after using the products writes, “I am currently using Tulsi & Haldi Ark, Pure Cow Ghee & Honey from Pureganic and completely satisfied with them. I use Tusli & Haldi Ark most consistently in my vegetable juice, coconut water and a drop in Khichdi. I add a drop of Tulsi with half a spoon of Brahmi Honey for sore throat. From the very aroma and taste, one can figure that it is completely authentic and non-gimmicky. Products such as these are a big help to retain some measure of purity in our lives. Since, I am opposed to commercial farming of Honey, I am extremely happy to use the Brahmi Honey as well. Thank you for recommending these excellent health benefits products to me”.


Arks (Concentrates), Unusual varieties in Honey like Brahmi (Coolant & Brain Tonic), Tulsi (Allergy, Cough, Cold), Acacia (Joint Pain) are their speciality. I would certainly recommend Pure Desi Cow Ghee made from A2 milk, the traditional vedic way.


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Groundbreaking Avesthagen Study Aimed at Early Detection of Cancers and Other Diseases Announced

Avesthagen Limited, a leading systems biology life sciences company, announces the acceleration of its Avestagenome Project®. This research study focuses on the Indian and Parsi communities and the aim is to understand the linkage between genes, environmental factors, and disease, with an initial look into the role of smoking in developing lung, oral and oesophageal cancers.

Since 2008, the Avestagenome Project® has been collecting a biobank of Parsi blood samples and extensive patient data from over 4,500 members of this community with a target of 15,000 Parsis globally by 2021. The molecular basis of longevity and age-related disorders, prioritising cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and neurological disorders will be investigated in this cohort specifically. The project will provide insights into disease prediction and accelerate identification and development of biomarkers, predictive diagnostic tests, new drugs, and therapies.

Recognising the importance of the Parsi cohort and the unique systems’ biology approach to research, the U.S.-based Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, whose mission is to end smoking within this generation, recently awarded a grant to Avesthagen Limited® to prioritise research into lung and tobacco-related cancers. Avesthagen will combine liquid biopsy, next-generation sequencing (NGS), state-of-the-art bioinformatics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify predictive and early-stage biomarkers of cancers in smokers. The project will use non-Parsi smoker and non-smoker samples from the wider Indian and other populations to gain further insights into the evidence behind such data.

The Parsi people, followers of Zoroastrianism, strongly advocate a responsible attitude towards the environment and respect to the elements of creation – fire, water, air, earth, and ether/space – with a special emphasis on fire, the purest of elements and an essential for all rituals and prayers. Veneration for fire has kept the vast majority of Parsis from smoking for centuries. Family pressure coupled with religious restrictions ensured a nearly smoke-free community. This makes the Parsi people and Avesthagen’s Biobank the ideal control population to act as the reference standard for research into tobacco-related cancers and diseases

The endogamous Parsi community is characterized by greater longevity, fewer cases of lung, head, neck and esophageal cancers. At the same time, there is increased prevalence of Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s diseases, cardiovascular disease, breast and prostate cancer, and male and female infertility.

Dr. Villoo Morawala-Patell, Founder and Chairman, of Avesthagen said, “More than one million people die each year due to tobacco in India and currently there is limited research to help identify early biomarkers of smoking-related disease. We believe our study will identify novel biomarkers that could be used as predictive diagnostics for susceptibility to lung and other cancers. We are committed to employing the most advanced research methods available to drive the development of treatments that truly save lives. I am dedicated to improve the lives of people across the world,” added Dr. Morawala-Patell.

“The work that Villoo and her team are spearheading has the potential to revolutionize the way that we detect cancer,” said Dr.Derek Yach, President of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. “Their findings may also provide key insights about the causes of Parkinson’s Disease and cancers unrelated to smoking and thus common among the Parsi population. “

About Avesthagen Limited
Founded in 1998 by Dr. Villoo Morawala-Patell, Avesthagen is a leading global systems biology innovation company uniquely positioned to help solve some of the world’s biggest health challenges. Since its inception 20 years ago, Avesthagen has introduced new products and patent applications every year, serving the life science, food and pharmaceutical markets. Today, Avesthagen is proud to build on this heritage by partnering the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World to tackle unprecedented health, wellness and other challenges facing our world today.

To learn more about Avesthagen and its research project, please visit:

Inquiries, please contact: Mamta Jaiswal
+91 9029496268

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