Dr. Mehroo Bengalee Cries Foul Over Endorsing Candidate for BPP Elections

The Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) elections always seem to have some talking point. And this time, it is a letter one rival group is using to bring down the other.

By Ashutosh Shukla | DNA India

The letter is written by former vice chancellor, University of Mumbai, Dr Mehroo D Bengalee who is a also a board member of WAPIZ. She has also been former trustee of the BPP, founder member of minorities commission, founder member of national minorities commission and professor at the St Xavier’s College.

In her letter dated June 2, 2011 to namely two Parsi newspapers — Bombay Samachar and Jame Jamshed, she disassociates herself from supporting the candidature of Anahita Desai, who is supported by the World Alliance of Parsi Irani Zoroastrians (WAPIZ).

Bengalee’s letter comes in the wake of a letter circulated by Anahita’s camp that asks members of the WAPIZ to support her candidature. In the letter, it has the name and signature of Bengalee.
Upset at her name being dragged without her consent, Bengalee in her letter declared that her name and signature have been used ‘falsely’. When contacted, Anahita Desai said, “ I was told that since she is still part of some central planning commission, her name cannot be used and which is why her objection.”

Rivals, however, said that it reflected poorly on her part. Kersi Randeria, one of the supporters of the rival contender for the election said, “The two important facts that come out are that despite being a trustee of WAPIZ, Bengalee is not supporting Anahita Desai. And despite her instruction, they have misused her name and signature.”

Bengalee was not available due to poor health. Repeated called to her went unanswered.

 

Here is the copy of the original letter sent by Dr. Mehroo Bengalee. This was forwarded to Parsi Khabar by various readers. Thank you everyone who did.

Mehroo Bengalee

  • Ratan Unwalla

    Dr. MEHROO BENGALEE EXPOSES THE WAPIZ FRAUD & FORGERY.
     
    Wapiz, the masters of double speak & misrepresentations are at it again. Dr. Mehroo Bengalee, the ex-Vice Chancellor of Bombay University & ex-BPP Trustee, exposes Wapiz for falsely using her name & signature in support of the candidature of Anahita Desai.
     
    Earlier too, the Wapiz gang & their dubious ways were exposed, when they had also tried to get away with a similar stunt of falsely using the names & signatures of the poor Doongerwadi staff.
     
    All these fraudulent means deployed by Wapiz to win an election, by hook or by crook. We all need to think. Can we allow such manipulative & dubious group to take over the reigns of BPP?

  • Ratan Unwalla

    Dr. MEHROO BENGALEE EXPOSES THE WAPIZ FRAUD & FORGERY.
     
    Wapiz, the masters of double speak & misrepresentations are at it again. Dr. Mehroo Bengalee, the ex-Vice Chancellor of Bombay University & ex-BPP Trustee, exposes Wapiz for falsely using her name & signature in support of the candidature of Anahita Desai.
     
    Earlier too, the Wapiz gang & their dubious ways were exposed, when they had also tried to get away with a similar stunt of falsely using the names & signatures of the poor Doongerwadi staff.
     
    All these fraudulent means deployed by Wapiz to win an election, by hook or by crook. We all need to think. Can we allow such manipulative & dubious group to take over the reigns of BPP?

  • Ratan Unwalla

    Dr. MEHROO BENGALEE EXPOSES THE WAPIZ FRAUD & FORGERY.
     
    Wapiz, the masters of double speak & misrepresentations are at it again. Dr. Mehroo Bengalee, the ex-Vice Chancellor of Bombay University & ex-BPP Trustee, exposes Wapiz for falsely using her name & signature in support of the candidature of Anahita Desai.
     
    Earlier too, the Wapiz gang & their dubious ways were exposed, when they had also tried to get away with a similar stunt of falsely using the names & signatures of the poor Doongerwadi staff.
     
    All these fraudulent means deployed by Wapiz to win an election, by hook or by crook. We all need to think. Can we allow such manipulative & dubious group to take over the reigns of BPP?

  • Ratan Unwalla

    Dr. MEHROO BENGALEE EXPOSES THE WAPIZ FRAUD & FORGERY.
     
    Wapiz, the masters of double speak & misrepresentations are at it again. Dr. Mehroo Bengalee, the ex-Vice Chancellor of Bombay University & ex-BPP Trustee, exposes Wapiz for falsely using her name & signature in support of the candidature of Anahita Desai.
     
    Earlier too, the Wapiz gang & their dubious ways were exposed, when they had also tried to get away with a similar stunt of falsely using the names & signatures of the poor Doongerwadi staff.
     
    All these fraudulent means deployed by Wapiz to win an election, by hook or by crook. We all need to think. Can we allow such manipulative & dubious group to take over the reigns of BPP?

  • Zerxes Dordi

    An hour ago, I received a phone call telling me how our Parsee Press once again failed the community badly in not publishing this letter in their Sunday Issue. Supression of facts is no solution and that does not mean that the issue will cese to remain. Tall claims of WAPIZ  are badly exposed. The community refuses to be fooled by its slogan of protecting and preserving.  You cannot take all members of this community for a ride assuming them to be gullible at all times that Religion needs to be safeguarded. Safeguarded from whom. When the earlier Board of Trustees  was occupying office of Trustees, there was no litigation and B.P.P. did not have to suffer humiliation in a legal forum. So it is WAPIZ  Trustees and another overambitious builder Trustee who are responsible for legal stalemate. This is no way of protecting and preserving. Even iof the election goes through and presuming this WAPIZ candidate  wins, the election will be subjected to legal contest on grounds of malpractice.
    As for Jame, it is at the other end of extremism and has become synonymous with paid News. The current expose leaves the community with a strange feeling of doubting the credibility of print media. Thank Ahura Mazda for spread of the internet.

  • Zerxes Dordi

    An hour ago, I received a phone call telling me how our Parsee Press once again failed the community badly in not publishing this letter in their Sunday Issue. Supression of facts is no solution and that does not mean that the issue will cese to remain. Tall claims of WAPIZ  are badly exposed. The community refuses to be fooled by its slogan of protecting and preserving.  You cannot take all members of this community for a ride assuming them to be gullible at all times that Religion needs to be safeguarded. Safeguarded from whom. When the earlier Board of Trustees  was occupying office of Trustees, there was no litigation and B.P.P. did not have to suffer humiliation in a legal forum. So it is WAPIZ  Trustees and another overambitious builder Trustee who are responsible for legal stalemate. This is no way of protecting and preserving. Even iof the election goes through and presuming this WAPIZ candidate  wins, the election will be subjected to legal contest on grounds of malpractice.
    As for Jame, it is at the other end of extremism and has become synonymous with paid News. The current expose leaves the community with a strange feeling of doubting the credibility of print media. Thank Ahura Mazda for spread of the internet.

  • Zerxes Dordi

    An hour ago, I received a phone call telling me how our Parsee Press once again failed the community badly in not publishing this letter in their Sunday Issue. Supression of facts is no solution and that does not mean that the issue will cese to remain. Tall claims of WAPIZ  are badly exposed. The community refuses to be fooled by its slogan of protecting and preserving.  You cannot take all members of this community for a ride assuming them to be gullible at all times that Religion needs to be safeguarded. Safeguarded from whom. When the earlier Board of Trustees  was occupying office of Trustees, there was no litigation and B.P.P. did not have to suffer humiliation in a legal forum. So it is WAPIZ  Trustees and another overambitious builder Trustee who are responsible for legal stalemate. This is no way of protecting and preserving. Even iof the election goes through and presuming this WAPIZ candidate  wins, the election will be subjected to legal contest on grounds of malpractice.
    As for Jame, it is at the other end of extremism and has become synonymous with paid News. The current expose leaves the community with a strange feeling of doubting the credibility of print media. Thank Ahura Mazda for spread of the internet.

  • Zerxes Dordi

    An hour ago, I received a phone call telling me how our Parsee Press once again failed the community badly in not publishing this letter in their Sunday Issue. Supression of facts is no solution and that does not mean that the issue will cese to remain. Tall claims of WAPIZ  are badly exposed. The community refuses to be fooled by its slogan of protecting and preserving.  You cannot take all members of this community for a ride assuming them to be gullible at all times that Religion needs to be safeguarded. Safeguarded from whom. When the earlier Board of Trustees  was occupying office of Trustees, there was no litigation and B.P.P. did not have to suffer humiliation in a legal forum. So it is WAPIZ  Trustees and another overambitious builder Trustee who are responsible for legal stalemate. This is no way of protecting and preserving. Even iof the election goes through and presuming this WAPIZ candidate  wins, the election will be subjected to legal contest on grounds of malpractice.
    As for Jame, it is at the other end of extremism and has become synonymous with paid News. The current expose leaves the community with a strange feeling of doubting the credibility of print media. Thank Ahura Mazda for spread of the internet.

  • Mickie Sorabjee

    BPP Trusteeship is a mandate intended to be for persons of professional eminence and illustrious reputation for serving the community as Trust Custodians in an honorary capacity with counsel and direction of course through expertise, but today it is being coveted by nominees only because the office of trusteeship brings power and pelf to some of these individuals.
     
    WAPIZ candidate Anahita Desai’s desperation to boast a supporters’ list with bigwig names and signatures without consent of the said endorser, proves the above and is synonymous with forgery. Nothing can be more embarrassing for this election contender than a public disclosure and censure from an aggrieved ex-VC Ms Mehroo Bengalee whose name has been misused for wilful misrepresentation.
     
    In the earlier exposure of procurement of signatures of Doongerwadi staff, and their subsequent denial as voluntary informed signatories, it is simple coercion by the candidate’s camp.

    Such a nominee loses all credibility as an aspiring candidate for election to high office as BPP Trustee. 
     

  • Mickie Sorabjee

    BPP Trusteeship is a mandate intended to be for persons of professional eminence and illustrious reputation for serving the community as Trust Custodians in an honorary capacity with counsel and direction of course through expertise, but today it is being coveted by nominees only because the office of trusteeship brings power and pelf to some of these individuals.
     
    WAPIZ candidate Anahita Desai’s desperation to boast a supporters’ list with bigwig names and signatures without consent of the said endorser, proves the above and is synonymous with forgery. Nothing can be more embarrassing for this election contender than a public disclosure and censure from an aggrieved ex-VC Ms Mehroo Bengalee whose name has been misused for wilful misrepresentation.
     
    In the earlier exposure of procurement of signatures of Doongerwadi staff, and their subsequent denial as voluntary informed signatories, it is simple coercion by the candidate’s camp.

    Such a nominee loses all credibility as an aspiring candidate for election to high office as BPP Trustee. 
     

  • RATHESTAR.

    IT HAS REPORTEDLY BEEN   ‘CLARIFIED’ BY WAPIZ TEAM THAT DR.BENGALEE CANNOT ENDORSE CANDIDATURE OF ANY PERSON IN COMMUNITY ELECTIONS SINCE SHE HAPPENS TO BE A MEMBER ON SOME GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE. THIS LAME EXCUSE HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED IN WAPIZ PAGE IN TO DAY’S F.P.J.
    SUCH A LAME CLARIFICATIONS SUITS THE SAYING ‘KEHTA BHI DIVANA  NE SUNNEWAALA BE DIVANA. IE. BOTH THOSE WHO UTTER THIS AND THOSE WHO BELIEVE THIS ARE TAKING EACH OTHER FOR A RIDE.

  • Ratan Unwalla

    Wapiz
    has issued a so-called clarification, in which Wapiz admits forging Dr.
    Mehroo Bengalee’s signature and offers lame excuses & more lies for
    their fraudalent act.Wapiz states that “since Dr. Mehroo Bengalee is on Central Planning Commission, whereby as per the ‘regulation’ she is not supposed to participate in community affairs.”What ‘regulation’ is Wapiz talking of? Please note that there is no such regulation or restriction. Can Wapiz quote the GR or the circular of the Govt. which states so?Most importantly, Dr. Mehroo Bengalee’s name is used without her consent and HER SIGNATURE IS DIGITALLY FORGED.LIES, LIES & DAMN LIES from Wapiz. 

  • Ratan Unwalla

    Wapiz
    has issued a so-called clarification, in which Wapiz admits forging Dr.
    Mehroo Bengalee’s signature and offers lame excuses & more lies for
    their fraudalent act.Wapiz states that “since Dr. Mehroo Bengalee is on Central Planning Commission, whereby as per the ‘regulation’ she is not supposed to participate in community affairs.”What ‘regulation’ is Wapiz talking of? Please note that there is no such regulation or restriction. Can Wapiz quote the GR or the circular of the Govt. which states so?Most importantly, Dr. Mehroo Bengalee’s name is used without her consent and HER SIGNATURE IS DIGITALLY FORGED.LIES, LIES & DAMN LIES from Wapiz. 

  • Ratan Unwalla

    Wapiz
    has issued a so-called clarification, in which Wapiz admits forging Dr.
    Mehroo Bengalee’s signature and offers lame excuses & more lies for
    their fraudalent act.Wapiz states that “since Dr. Mehroo Bengalee is on Central Planning Commission, whereby as per the ‘regulation’ she is not supposed to participate in community affairs.”What ‘regulation’ is Wapiz talking of? Please note that there is no such regulation or restriction. Can Wapiz quote the GR or the circular of the Govt. which states so?Most importantly, Dr. Mehroo Bengalee’s name is used without her consent and HER SIGNATURE IS DIGITALLY FORGED.LIES, LIES & DAMN LIES from Wapiz. 

  • Piloo.

    Dear Ratan Unwalla,
    To the best og my knowledge Dr. Bengalee is  NOT holding anu position in Central Panning Commission as claimed.
    Secondly, if I am not wrong even Dr. Binayak Sen is  a part of a committee of Planning Commission.
    Thirdly and most starkingly, as pointed out on Facebook, the person who proposed  the name of Mrs A Y Desai is none other than  Homi Ranina who is on the Central Board of Directors of RESERVE BANK OF INDIA.
    Some persons assume that they can infinitely take EVERYBODY for a ride and that is the usual practice of WAPIZ. Worst among Parsee Irani Zathostees.

  • Mickie Sorabjee

    A section of the Parsee Press has also quoted the WAPIZ running candidate and her sitting trustee husband as orally stating on few occasions  that “…..they thought after such a long time lapse, she (Ms Mehroo Bengalee) would no longer have any objection” (sic). Understandably according to that same report, ex-VC Ms. Mehroo Bengalee has occupied no government chair for a long period.Two more revelations to nail WAPIZ lies. 
     

  • Mickie Sorabjee

    A section of the Parsee Press has also quoted the WAPIZ running candidate and her sitting trustee husband as orally stating on few occasions  that “…..they thought after such a long time lapse, she (Ms Mehroo Bengalee) would no longer have any objection” (sic). Understandably according to that same report, ex-VC Ms. Mehroo Bengalee has occupied no government chair for a long period.Two more revelations to nail WAPIZ lies. 
     

  • Mickie Sorabjee

    A section of the Parsee Press has also quoted the WAPIZ running candidate and her sitting trustee husband as orally stating on few occasions  that “…..they thought after such a long time lapse, she (Ms Mehroo Bengalee) would no longer have any objection” (sic). Understandably according to that same report, ex-VC Ms. Mehroo Bengalee has occupied no government chair for a long period.Two more revelations to nail WAPIZ lies. 
     

  • RATHESTAR.

    Mr.Ratan Unwalla,
    It seems no body wants to read the contents of the letter of Ms. Bengalee in its entirety. The latter head on which the letter  has been issued states that she was FORMER V.C. of University of Bombay, FORMER Member of Minorities Commission, M.S., Former Member of National Minorities. Commission. Govet of India. NOWHERE the letter head mentions that she holds any post in the Government organisation of any type AT PRESENT. If people do not follow the meaning of the WORD ‘FORMER’, then the question is if such a person is at all fit to hold the position of a Trustee. Instead of ranting at others in Free Press every week, the Amdavadi fruit juice seller would  do well to spend his finances on teaching fundamental English to current Trustees as well as potential future aspiring persons so that they not misinterpret simple English.

  • RATHESTAR.

    Mr.Ratan Unwalla,
    It seems no body wants to read the contents of the letter of Ms. Bengalee in its entirety. The latter head on which the letter  has been issued states that she was FORMER V.C. of University of Bombay, FORMER Member of Minorities Commission, M.S., Former Member of National Minorities. Commission. Govet of India. NOWHERE the letter head mentions that she holds any post in the Government organisation of any type AT PRESENT. If people do not follow the meaning of the WORD ‘FORMER’, then the question is if such a person is at all fit to hold the position of a Trustee. Instead of ranting at others in Free Press every week, the Amdavadi fruit juice seller would  do well to spend his finances on teaching fundamental English to current Trustees as well as potential future aspiring persons so that they not misinterpret simple English.

  • Ratan Unwalla

    Let us now look at the so-called ‘clarification’ issued by Wapiz. It is
    nothing but a juvenile attempt to wash off the sins of wrong doing.

     

    Mind
    you, the so-called ‘clarification’ that “since Dr. Mehroo Bengalee is
    on Central Planning Commission, whereby as per the ‘regulation’ she is
    not supposed to participate in community affairs”, is utterly laughable,
    because there is no such ‘regulation’ and this absurd, so-called
    ‘clarification’ has come from the perpetrators of the fraud themselves
    and not from Dr. Mehroo Bengalee.

     

    In
    public meetings, Wapiz is still misleading the community by saying that
    Dr. Bengalee still holds a Govt. post & therefore she has issued
    the letter. – TOTALLY FALSE. Dr. Bengalee is no longer involved with any
    Hon. Govt. Chair.

     

    Do
    you use someone’s name & FORGE her signature in true Wapiz style as
    a matter of course? As we say in Gujarati – “Kehta bhi deewana Aur
    sunta bhi deewana”.

     

    More proof of “Wapiz-giri” in this election:

     

    1.
    Wapiz publishes letter of poor Doongerwadi staff supporting Anahita
    Desai. Next week Doongerwadi staff publishes a letter stating that they
    are not supporting Anahita Desai & further that some of the
    so-called signatories are not even of the Doongerwadi staff.

     

    2. Mr. Dara Challa’s letter of support published on 29th
    May. Subsequently Mr. Challa has issued a letter stating that he was
    misled into believing that the letter that he was made to sign was only
    for Wapiz’s record. In fact he had instructed them specifically not to
    publish his name & Wapiz had promised the same. Challa’s open letter
    ends with the following statement: “THEY HAVE CHEATED ME & IN THE
    FUTURE I WILL NOT GO TO WAPIZ.”

     

    3.
    Jame publishes that Armaity Tirandaz supports Anahita. Retraction
    published next week – Mrs. Armaity Tirandaz does not support Anahita
    Desai & is neutral.

     

    We all have seen the movie “MUNNABHAI MBBS”, now this is “WAPIZ MBBS”. Wah Bhai Wah !!!

     

     

  • Ratan Unwalla

    Let us now look at the so-called ‘clarification’ issued by Wapiz. It is
    nothing but a juvenile attempt to wash off the sins of wrong doing.

     

    Mind
    you, the so-called ‘clarification’ that “since Dr. Mehroo Bengalee is
    on Central Planning Commission, whereby as per the ‘regulation’ she is
    not supposed to participate in community affairs”, is utterly laughable,
    because there is no such ‘regulation’ and this absurd, so-called
    ‘clarification’ has come from the perpetrators of the fraud themselves
    and not from Dr. Mehroo Bengalee.

     

    In
    public meetings, Wapiz is still misleading the community by saying that
    Dr. Bengalee still holds a Govt. post & therefore she has issued
    the letter. – TOTALLY FALSE. Dr. Bengalee is no longer involved with any
    Hon. Govt. Chair.

     

    Do
    you use someone’s name & FORGE her signature in true Wapiz style as
    a matter of course? As we say in Gujarati – “Kehta bhi deewana Aur
    sunta bhi deewana”.

     

    More proof of “Wapiz-giri” in this election:

     

    1.
    Wapiz publishes letter of poor Doongerwadi staff supporting Anahita
    Desai. Next week Doongerwadi staff publishes a letter stating that they
    are not supporting Anahita Desai & further that some of the
    so-called signatories are not even of the Doongerwadi staff.

     

    2. Mr. Dara Challa’s letter of support published on 29th
    May. Subsequently Mr. Challa has issued a letter stating that he was
    misled into believing that the letter that he was made to sign was only
    for Wapiz’s record. In fact he had instructed them specifically not to
    publish his name & Wapiz had promised the same. Challa’s open letter
    ends with the following statement: “THEY HAVE CHEATED ME & IN THE
    FUTURE I WILL NOT GO TO WAPIZ.”

     

    3.
    Jame publishes that Armaity Tirandaz supports Anahita. Retraction
    published next week – Mrs. Armaity Tirandaz does not support Anahita
    Desai & is neutral.

     

    We all have seen the movie “MUNNABHAI MBBS”, now this is “WAPIZ MBBS”. Wah Bhai Wah !!!

     

     

  • Ratan Unwalla

    Mr. Hoshang Vania had tried to fiddle with Batliwalla Agiary at Tardeo in violation of obvious trust law principles. So also Mr. Ranina as one of the BPP Trustees, had tried to fiddle with Langrana Agiary at Fort, behind 209, D. N. Road. Both were objected to by the faithful Parsi beneficiaries before the Charity Commissioners Shri Tule and Shri Desai.
    (Parsi Pukar Jan.-Feb.-Mar. 2005 – Vol. 10; No. 3)
     

  • Ratan Unwalla

    Mr. Hoshang Vania had tried to fiddle with Batliwalla Agiary at Tardeo in violation of obvious trust law principles. So also Mr. Ranina as one of the BPP Trustees, had tried to fiddle with Langrana Agiary at Fort, behind 209, D. N. Road. Both were objected to by the faithful Parsi beneficiaries before the Charity Commissioners Shri Tule and Shri Desai.
    (Parsi Pukar Jan.-Feb.-Mar. 2005 – Vol. 10; No. 3)
     

  • RATHESTAR.

    Why this ‘fact’that she is a member of Central Planning Commission not mentioned on her Letter Head?

  • Mickie Sorabjee

    The second letter of Dr. Mehroo Bengalee raises more questions for WAPIZ than it gives answers. Its release in June 17,2011, WAPIZ page appears more a damage control exercise by WAPIZ that finds itself on the back foot ever since the ex-VC’s first letter to the press was brought to public notice and wherein she has openly disassociated from and rebuked WAPIZ team for using her name and purported signature in their nominee’s supporter list without her (Ms Bengalee’s) approval and knowledge, and contrary to specific instructions.  
    The letterhead on both these press releases within a week of each other is the same and all designations therein read “former”. Now it is only if and when the contents of enclosed government letters mentioned are disclosed over the weekend, will more light be shed on the sham supporter list debate.. But knowing in-your face WAPIZ ways, if they were in right they would have immediately made a song and dance about rival camp jumping the gun and not waited ten days for another clarification from Ms Mehroo Bengalee.
    Whether the ex-VC can or cannot take part in community affairs as member of Planning Commission, is beside the point and cannot diminish the offence of her name and signature being misused without Dr’s legitimate consent. When someone scans and prints another’s signature without original signatory on document in circulation, it is plain simple fudging.
    More than any professed inconvenience to the ex-VC with the government, it has cost loss of face for WAPIZ candidate and exposed its members’ duplicity with their own co-founder. Under a code of conduct such an act can nullify candidate’s election.

  • Mickie Sorabjee

    The second letter of Dr. Mehroo Bengalee raises more questions for WAPIZ than it gives answers. Its release in June 17,2011, WAPIZ page appears more a damage control exercise by WAPIZ that finds itself on the back foot ever since the ex-VC’s first letter to the press was brought to public notice and wherein she has openly disassociated from and rebuked WAPIZ team for using her name and purported signature in their nominee’s supporter list without her (Ms Bengalee’s) approval and knowledge, and contrary to specific instructions.  
    The letterhead on both these press releases within a week of each other is the same and all designations therein read “former”. Now it is only if and when the contents of enclosed government letters mentioned are disclosed over the weekend, will more light be shed on the sham supporter list debate.. But knowing in-your face WAPIZ ways, if they were in right they would have immediately made a song and dance about rival camp jumping the gun and not waited ten days for another clarification from Ms Mehroo Bengalee.
    Whether the ex-VC can or cannot take part in community affairs as member of Planning Commission, is beside the point and cannot diminish the offence of her name and signature being misused without Dr’s legitimate consent. When someone scans and prints another’s signature without original signatory on document in circulation, it is plain simple fudging.
    More than any professed inconvenience to the ex-VC with the government, it has cost loss of face for WAPIZ candidate and exposed its members’ duplicity with their own co-founder. Under a code of conduct such an act can nullify candidate’s election.

  • Mickie Sorabjee

    The second letter of Dr. Mehroo Bengalee raises more questions for WAPIZ than it gives answers. Its release in June 17,2011, WAPIZ page appears more a damage control exercise by WAPIZ that finds itself on the back foot ever since the ex-VC’s first letter to the press was brought to public notice and wherein she has openly disassociated from and rebuked WAPIZ team for using her name and purported signature in their nominee’s supporter list without her (Ms Bengalee’s) approval and knowledge, and contrary to specific instructions.  
    The letterhead on both these press releases within a week of each other is the same and all designations therein read “former”. Now it is only if and when the contents of enclosed government letters mentioned are disclosed over the weekend, will more light be shed on the sham supporter list debate.. But knowing in-your face WAPIZ ways, if they were in right they would have immediately made a song and dance about rival camp jumping the gun and not waited ten days for another clarification from Ms Mehroo Bengalee.
    Whether the ex-VC can or cannot take part in community affairs as member of Planning Commission, is beside the point and cannot diminish the offence of her name and signature being misused without Dr’s legitimate consent. When someone scans and prints another’s signature without original signatory on document in circulation, it is plain simple fudging.
    More than any professed inconvenience to the ex-VC with the government, it has cost loss of face for WAPIZ candidate and exposed its members’ duplicity with their own co-founder. Under a code of conduct such an act can nullify candidate’s election.

  • Barak Aga

    “I HAVE STRICTLY WARNED WAPIZ NOT TO INVOLVE ME IN ANY MATTER CONCERNING THE COMMUNITY”.
    This says it all. Not just the elections, but Dr. Bengalee wants to have nothing to do with the WAPIZ at all.
    The question of propriety vis-a-vis proposing a candidate standing for the election does not arise.
    This is the second and more stinging slap on the face of the WAPIZ. It’s own trustee disowning them.
    Mr. Hoshang Vania had also proposed the demolition of Cama Baug and construction of residential apartments there, on the grounds that the Cama Baug property was at the risk of being usurped by the Government.

  • Barak Aga

    “I HAVE STRICTLY WARNED WAPIZ NOT TO INVOLVE ME IN ANY MATTER CONCERNING THE COMMUNITY”.
    This says it all. Not just the elections, but Dr. Bengalee wants to have nothing to do with the WAPIZ at all.
    The question of propriety vis-a-vis proposing a candidate standing for the election does not arise.
    This is the second and more stinging slap on the face of the WAPIZ. It’s own trustee disowning them.
    Mr. Hoshang Vania had also proposed the demolition of Cama Baug and construction of residential apartments there, on the grounds that the Cama Baug property was at the risk of being usurped by the Government.

  • Arzan

    The BIGGEST CROOKS IN SHEEPS CLOTHING ARE THE WAPIZ. The Husband fooled the community that he had the time to spare for the community and got elected. The reality is he comes to the board meeting at 8.00pm only to mark his attendenace and leave.
    They have forged signatures and pressurised the BPP employees to sign in her favor.
    They come for the meetings with their bunch of khandhias as the saying goes the donkey praises his own tail.
    THE COMMUNITY SHOULD NOT VOTE FOR HER AS THE DUO ARE – IN MY OPINION AND BASED ON PROOFS SUBMITTED – CHEATS

  • Arzan

    The BIGGEST CROOKS IN SHEEPS CLOTHING ARE THE WAPIZ. The Husband fooled the community that he had the time to spare for the community and got elected. The reality is he comes to the board meeting at 8.00pm only to mark his attendenace and leave.
    They have forged signatures and pressurised the BPP employees to sign in her favor.
    They come for the meetings with their bunch of khandhias as the saying goes the donkey praises his own tail.
    THE COMMUNITY SHOULD NOT VOTE FOR HER AS THE DUO ARE – IN MY OPINION AND BASED ON PROOFS SUBMITTED – CHEATS

  • RATHESTAR.

    WINDS OF CHANGE IN LOYALTIES OF GODREJ BAUG RESIDENTS THOUGH BELATED ARE NEVERTHELESS WELCOME AND REFRESHING.
     REALISATION OF TRUE ”WORTH” OF TRUSTEES ELECTED IN 2008 VINDICATES THE OFT REPEATED SAYING ‘PROOF OF THE PUDDING IS IN THE EATING”
    IT IS TIME FOR OUR SELF STYLED HIGH PRIESTS TO READ THE WRITING ON THE WALL AND NOT EXPECT PARSEES TO FOLLOW THEIR ‘SAGE” INSTRUCTIONS LIKE SHEEP. THOSE DAYS ARE GONE REVERENDS- THE EARLIER YOU APPRECIATE THIS FACT, BETTER IT WILL BE FOR YOU AND THE COMMUNITY.

  • RATHESTAR.

    WINDS OF CHANGE IN LOYALTIES OF GODREJ BAUG RESIDENTS THOUGH BELATED ARE NEVERTHELESS WELCOME AND REFRESHING.
     REALISATION OF TRUE ”WORTH” OF TRUSTEES ELECTED IN 2008 VINDICATES THE OFT REPEATED SAYING ‘PROOF OF THE PUDDING IS IN THE EATING”
    IT IS TIME FOR OUR SELF STYLED HIGH PRIESTS TO READ THE WRITING ON THE WALL AND NOT EXPECT PARSEES TO FOLLOW THEIR ‘SAGE” INSTRUCTIONS LIKE SHEEP. THOSE DAYS ARE GONE REVERENDS- THE EARLIER YOU APPRECIATE THIS FACT, BETTER IT WILL BE FOR YOU AND THE COMMUNITY.

  • Piloo.

    Though I admire your observation, may I point out the significance of residents of Godrej Baug. With its sprawling size, what would be the number of residents (Parsees) and HOW MANY ACTUALLY WENT TO VOTE?
    I believe that there is voter fatigue and disillusionment with the type of candidates who get elected, though the latter reason ought to have motivated educated persons from this Colony to have participated .

  • Piloo.

    Though I admire your observation, may I point out the significance of residents of Godrej Baug. With its sprawling size, what would be the number of residents (Parsees) and HOW MANY ACTUALLY WENT TO VOTE?
    I believe that there is voter fatigue and disillusionment with the type of candidates who get elected, though the latter reason ought to have motivated educated persons from this Colony to have participated .

  • Kurush Shahparast

      NOW WAPIZ CHAPS HAVE STOOPED TO A LEVEL OF ASSUMING ALL READERS AS DIM WITS BY SAYING THAT DR> BENGALEE IS STOPPED FROM PARTICIPATING IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AS SHE IS A MEMBER ON EMPOWERMENT OF MINORITIES. WELL A LIAR INVARIABLY GETS EXPOSED. DR.BENGALEE WAS A MEMBER OF NATIONAL MINORITIES COMMISSION IN 2008 ans PRESIDED OVER SANJAN DAY FUNCTION WHERE SHE SPOKE AS UNDER: “The Chief Guest, DR. (MISS) MEHROO D. BANGALEE, addressed the gathering and explained the benefits to Parsis under the Prime Minister’s 15-Point Programme. She recommended that students who have passed SSC/HSC examinations, should join Parsi Commercial Institutions, and receive training in their fields of interest. Parsi Institutions offer a Parsi environment, Parsi ethos, work ethics and the chance to immediately get work, which is so essential to all.Miss Bengalee also showed concern about defunct Anjumans all over India . There are about 12 -15 defunct Anjumans whose lands have been taken over by the Government. If we can get even a part of it back, they would be worth crores of Rupees to the community. Same is the case with encroachment on Parsi land. Even if an inch of land is encroached upon, it should be brought to her notice and we would get back our land immediately.She lamented in the Parliament, there is not a single Parsi representative. Tatas and Bhabhas are not getting a BHARAT RATNA, as we do not have any representatives. We need to be represented, recognized, show ourselves, stop dreaming and start acting and get into the Government fold and perhaps one day we might have a PARSI PRIME MINISTER ” This has been reported in Jame.

  • Kurush Shahparast

      NOW WAPIZ CHAPS HAVE STOOPED TO A LEVEL OF ASSUMING ALL READERS AS DIM WITS BY SAYING THAT DR> BENGALEE IS STOPPED FROM PARTICIPATING IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AS SHE IS A MEMBER ON EMPOWERMENT OF MINORITIES. WELL A LIAR INVARIABLY GETS EXPOSED. DR.BENGALEE WAS A MEMBER OF NATIONAL MINORITIES COMMISSION IN 2008 ans PRESIDED OVER SANJAN DAY FUNCTION WHERE SHE SPOKE AS UNDER: “The Chief Guest, DR. (MISS) MEHROO D. BANGALEE, addressed the gathering and explained the benefits to Parsis under the Prime Minister’s 15-Point Programme. She recommended that students who have passed SSC/HSC examinations, should join Parsi Commercial Institutions, and receive training in their fields of interest. Parsi Institutions offer a Parsi environment, Parsi ethos, work ethics and the chance to immediately get work, which is so essential to all.Miss Bengalee also showed concern about defunct Anjumans all over India . There are about 12 -15 defunct Anjumans whose lands have been taken over by the Government. If we can get even a part of it back, they would be worth crores of Rupees to the community. Same is the case with encroachment on Parsi land. Even if an inch of land is encroached upon, it should be brought to her notice and we would get back our land immediately.She lamented in the Parliament, there is not a single Parsi representative. Tatas and Bhabhas are not getting a BHARAT RATNA, as we do not have any representatives. We need to be represented, recognized, show ourselves, stop dreaming and start acting and get into the Government fold and perhaps one day we might have a PARSI PRIME MINISTER ” This has been reported in Jame.

  • Contradhongi.

    That some persons are born liars or they assume their readers to be dimwits is exposed by the following:
    It is a fact that Ms. Bengalee was representing Parsees in Minorities Commission and was a member of that Commission in 2008 in which year  she PRESIDED over Sanjan day Function and spoke the below quoted sentences as reproduced from Jame Jamshed:
    Quote:
    The Chief Guest, DR. (MISS) MEHROO D. BANGALEE, addressed the
    gathering and explained the benefits to Parsis under the Prime Minister’s
    15-Point Programme. She recommended that students who have passed SSC/HSC
    examinations, should join Parsi Commercial Institutions, and receive training in
    their fields of interest. Parsi Institutions offer a Parsi environment, Parsi
    ethos, work ethics and the chance to immediately get work, which is so essential
    to all.

    Miss Bengalee also showed concern about defunct Anjumans all
    over India . There are about 12 -15 defunct Anjumans whose lands have been taken
    over by the Government. If we can get even a part of it back, they would be
    worth crores of Rupees to the community. Same is the case with encroachment on
    Parsi land. Even if an inch of land is encroached upon, it should be brought to
    her notice and we would get back our land immediately.

    She lamented in the Parliament, there is not a single Parsi
    representative. Tatas and Bhabhas are not getting a BHARAT RATNA, as we do not
    have any representatives. We need to be represented, recognized, show ourselves,
    stop dreaming and start acting and get into the Government fold and perhaps one
    day we might have a PARSI PRIME MINISTER.

    If she could  PRESIDE OVER SANJAN DAY FUNCTION< WHAT DO WAPIZ CHAPS TAKE MEMBERS OF COMMUNITY TO BE WHEN THEY SAY THAT SHE CAN NOT PARTICIPATE IN AFAIRS OF THE COMMUNITY.

  • Contradhongi.

    That some persons are born liars or they assume their readers to be dimwits is exposed by the following:
    It is a fact that Ms. Bengalee was representing Parsees in Minorities Commission and was a member of that Commission in 2008 in which year  she PRESIDED over Sanjan day Function and spoke the below quoted sentences as reproduced from Jame Jamshed:
    Quote:
    The Chief Guest, DR. (MISS) MEHROO D. BANGALEE, addressed the
    gathering and explained the benefits to Parsis under the Prime Minister’s
    15-Point Programme. She recommended that students who have passed SSC/HSC
    examinations, should join Parsi Commercial Institutions, and receive training in
    their fields of interest. Parsi Institutions offer a Parsi environment, Parsi
    ethos, work ethics and the chance to immediately get work, which is so essential
    to all.

    Miss Bengalee also showed concern about defunct Anjumans all
    over India . There are about 12 -15 defunct Anjumans whose lands have been taken
    over by the Government. If we can get even a part of it back, they would be
    worth crores of Rupees to the community. Same is the case with encroachment on
    Parsi land. Even if an inch of land is encroached upon, it should be brought to
    her notice and we would get back our land immediately.

    She lamented in the Parliament, there is not a single Parsi
    representative. Tatas and Bhabhas are not getting a BHARAT RATNA, as we do not
    have any representatives. We need to be represented, recognized, show ourselves,
    stop dreaming and start acting and get into the Government fold and perhaps one
    day we might have a PARSI PRIME MINISTER.

    If she could  PRESIDE OVER SANJAN DAY FUNCTION< WHAT DO WAPIZ CHAPS TAKE MEMBERS OF COMMUNITY TO BE WHEN THEY SAY THAT SHE CAN NOT PARTICIPATE IN AFAIRS OF THE COMMUNITY.

  • Byram Sidhwa.

    After the expose by Kurush Shahparst and Contradhongi is there any sense of shame left in WAPIZ office bearers is the question. Why could they not candidly admit that their candidate does not  beget support of some WAPIZ members or at least concede that one office bearer of their Organisation does not extend support to candidate put up by them. That would have put an end. Instead they state one more lie to cover up and camouflage earlier misconduct. THE VOTERS WHO WILL EXERCISE THEIR CHOICE IN COMING TWO WEEK ENDS MUST PONDER AND REFLECT  THAT  THEIR VOTE WILL SAVE B.P.P. from further ignominy or  they want to push it into further abyss. The future generation will never forgive the present Voters for their choice, if based on emotions and sentiments.

  • Byram Sidhwa.

    After the expose by Kurush Shahparst and Contradhongi is there any sense of shame left in WAPIZ office bearers is the question. Why could they not candidly admit that their candidate does not  beget support of some WAPIZ members or at least concede that one office bearer of their Organisation does not extend support to candidate put up by them. That would have put an end. Instead they state one more lie to cover up and camouflage earlier misconduct. THE VOTERS WHO WILL EXERCISE THEIR CHOICE IN COMING TWO WEEK ENDS MUST PONDER AND REFLECT  THAT  THEIR VOTE WILL SAVE B.P.P. from further ignominy or  they want to push it into further abyss. The future generation will never forgive the present Voters for their choice, if based on emotions and sentiments.