Meherbai hosted a simple theme-based Valentine’s Day lunch at her house. The Mandli was served heart-shaped pakoras as starters (with beer), heart-shaped pizzas and a huge, heart-shaped cake followed by heart-shaped chocolates. Everything was relished by the Mandli and as usual…, Keki’s Khadhri wife reminded her husband, “Keks! Go ask Meherbai if we can take home the left-overs!” […]
Meherbai’s Mandli And The X’mas Lunch!
Meherbai was a great influencer and role-model. She was the inspiration of her mandli-members because of her good advice. Ever since Meherbai taught them the health benefits of not eating after sunset, the Mandli met only for breakfast, lunches and tea-parties. What’s more, every member looked and felt fitter, healthier and ten years younger. A […]
Meherbai And Meherwanji Go To A Mall
Meherwanji loved his Saturday mornings when he would become faregat on his Bapavaji’s easy-chair and read Parsi Times, while his wife pampered him with tea and bataasas. On a recent Saturday, Meherbai read an article which said, ‘Go On A Date With Your Spouse To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Marriage’. Khallas! That was it! She took […]
Meherbai’s Mandali Discusses
Masterclass For ‘Bawaji-na-Buchas’!
There was a special ‘Mandali organised by our 100% educated Parsi community, where Parsi bachelor ‘boys’ (at 45?) were given a masterclass on how to woo a Gori-Gori-Parsi-Ni-Pori, with a view to matrimony. It would be unfair to call it a Masterclass for Morons! Madam Mehernaaz: You ‘boys’ have come a long way since the […]
From The Editor’s Desk
Jamshedi Navroze Mubarak! Dear Readers, It gives me great joy to present you our Parsi Times Jamshedi Navroz Special Issue. I hope this bumper issue brings you as much delight, as it has given us a sense of satisfaction and joy in presenting you pages brimming with ‘Positivity and Happiness’ – the theme of our […]
Meherbai’s Mandli Discuss International Woman’s Day!
Meherbai’s Mandli (girls all over 75) met to discuss last year’s Woman’s Day which was an unmitigated disaster as far as receiving gifts was concerned. They shared each other’s sorrow and hoped that their respective partners would be more imaginative and generous this year. In fact their conversation was a ‘Total Dhamal’… Mani Maxfactor: I’d asked […]
Meherbai’s Mandli Has Vasanoo Pey Charcha
The Mandli was recovering from the worst wedding reception of the season, given by a common friend, known to most of the members, where the guests had to stand in an overcrowded hotel lounge for a mile-long queue, first to bless the couple ( ie pay for your own meals) and later for the ice-cold […]
Meherbai’s Tarela-Boomla Ni Party
By now, the readers may have guessed that Meherbai was an excellent cook and believed in sharing all the good things of life with her friends. In old age, our friends become our family and it was the same with Meherbai and her Mandli who believed in being happy and making others happy. This is […]
Meherbai’s Mandli Discusses Relationships!
The famous Meherbai Mandli ‘girls’ (all over 75) and ‘boys’ (all over 80) met for a Club-lunch and the discussion turned to relationships. “The most important relationship is the one we have with God” said Meherbai, confessing she was not very religious or a ritualistic freak, but rather a spiritual person who never hurts others. […]
Meherbai Celebrates Parsi Time’s Birthday
To celebrate Parsi Time’s seventh Birthday, seven couples from Meherbai’s Mandli met at a restaurant called ‘Seven Seas’. The khanar-pinar group ordered Seven-Ups for all and seven fish-specialities of grilled baby-lobsters, spicy tiger-prawns, chilly-crabs, tandoori-squids, fried boomlas, Hydrabadi-pomfrets and jinga-biryanis. Banoo Batak: Number seven is very significant. Even the human body changes every seven years; each and every atom […]
Meherbai’s Navroz Nostalgia
A few days before Jamshedi Navroze, Meherbai’s Mandli met on the lawns of a posh upper-crust club for dinner and the conversation turned to the good old days or Asal-no-Jamano since they were all super senior citizens. Meherbai opened the topic with a keynote speech saying, “Our previous generations of Parsis had nothing compared to what we have […]