BPP Chairman Yazdi Desai Responds To Trustee Viraf Mehta Dear Viraf, I had sent the communication to the Editor of the Parsi Times after talking to my colleagues, Zarir Bhathena and Noshir Dadrawala. You sweepingly state that, “Trustees, Munchi Cama, Armaity Tirandaz and I have not been made aware or even consulted upon before this […]
Awaiting The CCTV Footage
The Parsi community has gone abuzz 24/7 with social media and whatsapp messages spouting ongoing issues and controversies that have unfortunately engulfed the community. What must surely confuse most of our community members is the absolute confidence with which both contradicting sides say the same thing, “Let’s wait for the CCTV footage to show up […]
8th September 2016… A Day Of Horrors
A Candid Interview With BPP Trustee Kersi Randeria PT: September 8th – not a day that you are likely to forget…. Kersi Randeria: When you get physically assaulted for doing your duty, and simultaneously, a fire guts your office on the same day, it would definitely be a day I will find difficult to forget. […]
Will History (2014-15) Repeat Itself?
Not too long ago the community rejoiced when an almost two year long stay order on allotment of housing to members of the community was lifted, thanks to the efforts of the new BPP Board Trustees – Desai, Dadrawala, Bhathena and Randeria. A little known fact is that even after the new Trustees approached the […]
Arrest Imminent? Dadi House Controversy Resolved!
A press briefing was called yesterday afternoon at the Garware Club House by BPP Chairman Yazdi Desai and ex-Trustee Khojeste Mistree, to expose alleged irregularities by former BPP Chairman and Trustee Viraf Mehta’s father, Dinshaw Mehta in a tenancy transfer matter at Dadi House. The panel of speakers who addressed the Press in addition to […]
The Truth – As Is!
PT: Could you sum up in brief the raging controversy about you allegedly “banning” Jam-e-Jamshed from giving it any more BPP advertisements? YD: I have been primarily looking after the Trust’s finances and working hard with Zarir Bhathena to battle the heavy paucity of funds and liquidity that the BPP is currently undergoing. We have […]
Point Of View
Trustee Armaity Tirandaz was sent a number of questions but chose to maintain a politically correct stand, as under: “My commitment is and will always be to the community’s interest implicitly. I would say that since a sitting trustee is also the owner of your newspaper i.e. Parsi Times, in my opinion it should be […]
Quit The Witch-hunt! Face The Truth!!
PT: You’ve always preferred to stay low key and away from the public eye, much to the ire of your editors. However, during the last elections and the past couple of weeks, your name has been liberally used in the negative context as the owner of PT who’s also a BPP Trustee. Your reaction? KR: […]
PT: The BPP Chairman Yazdi Desai and your three fellow Trustees – Noshir Dadrawala, Zarir Bhathena and Kersi Randeria – have quoted their reason to advertise in Parsi Times (PT) because it makes financial sense since PT publishes the matter for free. Since they wish to save on revenues PT was the obvious choice, especially […]
Clearing The Air
PT: The ongoing controversies regarding BPP’s housing allotment to Dr. Farokh Master, and the refusal to advertise in the Jam-e-Jamshed (JJ), have taken center-stage in our community over the past couple of weeks. Kindly comment. ZB: The allotment of Dr. Farokh Master’s flat was done way back on the 23rd of March, 2016, as recommended […]
Two Contrived Controversies
PT: In the past few weeks, there’s been a flurry of messages gone viral on whatsapp and Facebook. Some of these included part rebuttals from you as well. What is your overall take on these controversies? Trustee Noshir H. Dadrawala: There are two main contrived controversies that have been whipped up by a small but […]