Dear Readers, we thank you all for your overwhelming outpouring of greetings and entries for PT’s 11th Anniversary Contest. We are touched by your show of faith and love for your favourite weekly. The following are the 5 Top Winners:
WINNER 1: Khurshid Danesh Chinoy
Please do not disturb when I am with my favourite Parsi Times, the mother of all good times!
WINNER 2: Meher Parvez Sutaria
Happy Birthday to our dear Parsi Times! As it turns 11, PT can proudly be described as a fundamental part of the fabric of our community.
The baby steps which it took at its birth has now taken enormous strides. And how! The eleventh birthday of our favorite weekly brings forth immense rejoicing among us Bawas. I take this opportunity to shower our PT with immense love and adulation. And also some much deserved praise on the hardworking media persons who diligently strive to put together the most interesting and knowledgeable articles, week after week, for our readers.
PT’s readership has acquired a worldwide impact and it fosters an invaluable, close bond with readers by celebrating community festivals and highlighting various achievements of our students, sportspersons, young navars etc. It also provided an outlet for budding poets to share their talent with the readers and offer space for quirky and hilarious stories which we possibly couldn’t read anywhere, except in our dear Parsi Times.
PT has indeed come a long way within a short span of time and continues to grow from strength to strength with every passing year. HIP-HIP-HURRAY, PARSI TIMES!
WINNER 3: Kainaz M Vaghchhipawala
Woooww!! Daddy, Su Motorcycle Che!! Mane kyaare Apaavso??
WINNER 4: Mrs. Rukshana Davur
We are a small Parsi family of 5 members, across varied ages, and each of us eagerly await the release of the Parsi Times, every Saturday, for our very own reasons. Despite having hectic Bombay style lifestyles, with limited exposure to our community members, it is Parsi Times that actually helps bridge this gap, weekend after weekend.
PT goes a long way to bind us Zoroastrians together through your informative Religious topics, Community news, Medical updates, Crosswords, Captions and more, as also our much looked forward to weekly Horoscopes. Being a comprehensive community paper, offering so much, PT helps nurture and promote talent across our Community through various sports and entertainment related events as well.
We thus totally agree with the Parsi Times tag line – ‘The Truth. Delivered Weekly’. And we remain thankful to your Team for their dedicated efforts, across these happening 11 years, with many more to come. Thank you again for being the unapparelled favourite of our Community.
WINNER 5: Kayomarz Dotiwalla (PT’s regular Caption Contest winner)
SATURDAYS start with PT – forget all the rest,
Start your day with a ‘Chuckle’, thanks to the ‘CAPTION CONTEST’!
[All winners are requested to email us at email@example.com to pick up your prizes.]
Jeroo K Ichhaporia
It Just Ain’t A Weekend Without My PT!
Saturday – 7:00 AM… my PT is in the ‘theli’ on my main door!
Flipping the pages, I eagerly read the Editor’s message – warm and welcoming, Letters to the Editor, infighting of BPP, religious and health articles, and above all the hilarious stories of Meherabai’s Mandli by Ruby. A good start to a happy weekend!
International Community news I read with awe for our achievers across the globe and finally the Janam Rashi! If predictions are favourable, my smile is as big as the moon. If not, I simply dismiss it as, “Oh these are never to be believed!” Ha!
The day I do not receive my PT, God save everyone! My face changes, my voice grumbles, my actions disorganized and haywire! My family has learnt to keep me at arm’s length the day I do not get my PT. Folks, like me, I am sure most of you will agree that – It Just Ain’t A Weekend Without My PT! So, lets continue to spread happiness with our favourite PT.