MLA funds Doongerwadi repairs

Malabar Hill MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha, who spent Rs10 lakh from his funds to repair three pavilions inside the Parsi Towers of Silence in Malabar Hill, seems to have hurt the sentiments of the community. The renovated halls were inaugurated by Lodha on August 22. A plaque with the MLA’s name has been displayed in the building.

By Manoj Nair | DNA India

The 300-year old Towers of Silence cemetery, also called Doongerwadi, is managed by the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP), the community’s apex representative body. Dinshaw Mehta, BPP chairman, said, "The funds were a way of appreciating the contribution made by the community."

Lodha said, "Government funds belong to all communities, so why should there be an objection to the use of MLA funds for repairing buildings in the Towers of Silence?"

However, some Parsis feel that the BPP is breaking a 300-year-old tradition of not accepting help from outside the community. "The Bombay Parsi Punchayet which has a corpus of crores of rupees, has taken a small amount from the MLA to repair a pavilion. It has hurt our sentiments," said Viraf Kapadia, a resident of Godrej Baug.

But other community groups have stated there is nothing wrong in using public funds. Vispy Wadia of the Association for Revival of Zoroastrianism said, "The money was taxpayers’ money and not the MLA’s own funds. We are thankful for the help."

  • Bakhtawar Pardiwala

    I think such a small amount shouldnt have been accepted by BPP. BPP can easily afford to renovate the pavillions from BPP Trust money. Also, If Lodha wanted he could have just given monetary help without a plaque with his name being displayed in the building. 
     

  • Bakhtawar Pardiwala

    I think such a small amount shouldnt have been accepted by BPP. BPP can easily afford to renovate the pavillions from BPP Trust money. Also, If Lodha wanted he could have just given monetary help without a plaque with his name being displayed in the building. 
     

  • Erikpatell

    This man, Mr Mangal Prabhat Lodha MLA Malabar Hill, had also gone out of his way to help residence of A B C and D blocks of Godrej Baug when we needed funds to put up new water pipe line which was sanctioned by BMC but not executed by us due to high cost of laying it.  The repairs carried out in our Doongarwadi  from his funds should be appreciated and not criticized.
    THANK YOU MR. LODHA.

  • Erikpatell

    This man, Mr Mangal Prabhat Lodha MLA Malabar Hill, had also gone out of his way to help residence of A B C and D blocks of Godrej Baug when we needed funds to put up new water pipe line which was sanctioned by BMC but not executed by us due to high cost of laying it.  The repairs carried out in our Doongarwadi  from his funds should be appreciated and not criticized.
    THANK YOU MR. LODHA.

  • Cyrus Banaji

    THE MLA HAS DONE A NOBLE DEED AND SHOULD BE APPRECIATED. I AM OF THE OPINION THAT THE BPP ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE  MUMBAI COMMUNITY SHOULD FELICITATE HIM AS HE HAS DONE WHAT NO ONE BEFORE HIM AS DONE. HE HAS RISEN ABOVE VOTE BANK POLITICS BECUSE AS A VOTE BANK WE DONT EVEN COUNT.

  • Cyrus Banaji

    THE MLA HAS DONE A NOBLE DEED AND SHOULD BE APPRECIATED. I AM OF THE OPINION THAT THE BPP ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE  MUMBAI COMMUNITY SHOULD FELICITATE HIM AS HE HAS DONE WHAT NO ONE BEFORE HIM AS DONE. HE HAS RISEN ABOVE VOTE BANK POLITICS BECUSE AS A VOTE BANK WE DONT EVEN COUNT.

  • Chinky Nanda

    I don’t what all the fuss is about. It is good that public funds were put to good use since the BPP  always has ‘other’ things to worry and worked up about.

  • Chinky Nanda

    I don’t what all the fuss is about. It is good that public funds were put to good use since the BPP  always has ‘other’ things to worry and worked up about.

  • xyz

    bpp has so much funds but they are not using it creatively. they are not doing anything for really poor and needy. what are they doing for creating jobs or reducing unemployment. why they are not giving loans to start new business. why are they dependent on mla funds?? shame shame. they are just wasting bpp funds in court cases. their lawyers bill can be reduced considerably and same amount can be used for upliftment of poor and needy. all 7 trustees must resign immediately.

  • xyz

    bpp has so much funds but they are not using it creatively. they are not doing anything for really poor and needy. what are they doing for creating jobs or reducing unemployment. why they are not giving loans to start new business. why are they dependent on mla funds?? shame shame. they are just wasting bpp funds in court cases. their lawyers bill can be reduced considerably and same amount can be used for upliftment of poor and needy. all 7 trustees must resign immediately.

  • BAPU

    By putting the plaque, shre lodha has certainly played vote bank politics. He could have given his share as an MLA to some other use, like repairing the roads leading to doongerwadi, or maintenance of the area. In the first place our BPP should have not agreed to the conditon of the MLA of putting his name plaque.

  • BAPU

    By putting the plaque, shre lodha has certainly played vote bank politics. He could have given his share as an MLA to some other use, like repairing the roads leading to doongerwadi, or maintenance of the area. In the first place our BPP should have not agreed to the conditon of the MLA of putting his name plaque.

  • BAPU

    By putting the plaque, shre lodha has certainly played vote bank politics. He could have given his share as an MLA to some other use, like repairing the roads leading to doongerwadi, or maintenance of the area. In the first place our BPP should have not agreed to the conditon of the MLA of putting his name plaque.

  • Zubeen

    It is shameful for the community to expect the public funds for the renovation of Doongerwadi Pavilion for the exclusive use of only Parsi community.  The BPP would do well to spend less on the litigation within the board of trustees and also with community brethren.

    What was the need to even entertain such a ‘kind’ gesture  by a politician whose hidden agenda will be revealed after some years.  

    Certainly no proper way of appreciating the community’s contribution

  • Zubeen

    It is shameful for the community to expect the public funds for the renovation of Doongerwadi Pavilion for the exclusive use of only Parsi community.  The BPP would do well to spend less on the litigation within the board of trustees and also with community brethren.

    What was the need to even entertain such a ‘kind’ gesture  by a politician whose hidden agenda will be revealed after some years.  

    Certainly no proper way of appreciating the community’s contribution

  • BOMAN.

    I agree with Bakhtawar Pardiwalla and have to ask one simple question. Is it not a fact that BPP surrendered a portion of land to the authorities and compensation was due. Is this gesture a part of the compensation.

  • BOMAN.

    I agree with Bakhtawar Pardiwalla and have to ask one simple question. Is it not a fact that BPP surrendered a portion of land to the authorities and compensation was due. Is this gesture a part of the compensation.

  • Kawas Mistry

    In my personal opinion there is nothing wrong in using public funds for makind good of Doongerwadi at Malabar Hill since ultimately that money is taxpayer’s money and that has nothing to do with MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha in person. It is high time some old orthodox Parsis should change their attitude and try lean towards modern ideology.

  • Kawas Mistry

    In my personal opinion there is nothing wrong in using public funds for makind good of Doongerwadi at Malabar Hill since ultimately that money is taxpayer’s money and that has nothing to do with MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha in person. It is high time some old orthodox Parsis should change their attitude and try lean towards modern ideology.

  • Aspi kootar

    As Chinky Nanda says, dunno what the fuss is all bout. Take the public moolah and move on. The BPP funds can be used for other imp things, like maintaining our age old baugs

  • Aspi kootar

    As Chinky Nanda says, dunno what the fuss is all bout. Take the public moolah and move on. The BPP funds can be used for other imp things, like maintaining our age old baugs

  • Barak Aga

    The amount spent is not of consequence, the gesture is. The community should express their gratitude to the Member of the Legislative Assembly. He wished to recognise the contribution of the community. When the United States was battered by a hurricane a few years ago, India offered America US$ 5 million. That is peanuts by American standards. But America appreciated the spirit in which the offer was made. In the news article it is stated, “However, some Parsis feel that the BPP is breaking a 300-year-old tradition of not accepting help from outside the community.” What was the tradition before 300 years? Recently the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Chavan waived rules for the Zoroastrian community in Mumbai when he sanctioned a plot of land for constructing a Fire Temple in the suburbs. As per government rules it would not have been possible to allot land for the Fire Temple. But the Chief Minister Mr. Chavan made an exception for the Zoroastrians. We accepted help from outside.

  • Barak Aga

    The amount spent is not of consequence, the gesture is. The community should express their gratitude to the Member of the Legislative Assembly. He wished to recognise the contribution of the community. When the United States was battered by a hurricane a few years ago, India offered America US$ 5 million. That is peanuts by American standards. But America appreciated the spirit in which the offer was made. In the news article it is stated, “However, some Parsis feel that the BPP is breaking a 300-year-old tradition of not accepting help from outside the community.” What was the tradition before 300 years? Recently the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Chavan waived rules for the Zoroastrian community in Mumbai when he sanctioned a plot of land for constructing a Fire Temple in the suburbs. As per government rules it would not have been possible to allot land for the Fire Temple. But the Chief Minister Mr. Chavan made an exception for the Zoroastrians. We accepted help from outside.

  • BOMAN.

    The plain truth is that they do not know the ground realities facing the youth and if aware they are deliberately ignoring it as their priority is in construction activity.

  • BOMAN.

    The plain truth is that they do not know the ground realities facing the youth and if aware they are deliberately ignoring it as their priority is in construction activity.

  • xyz

    MR. LODHA IS A BUILDER FIRST, THEN A MLA. MR. DINSHAW MEHTA AND HIS DOONGERWADI TEAM SHOULD HAVE SOME COMMON SENSE TO PUT AT STAKE RELIGIOUS PROPERTY WORTH RS 56,000 CRORES JUST FOR SELFISH REASONS. IF YOU CANNOT BE A GOOD TRUSTEE THEN PLEASE RESIGN IMMEDIATELY. ALL 7 OF YOU MUST RESIGN WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT ON MORAL GROUNDS. PLEASE REPAY FROM YOUR PERSONAL FUNDS RS 10 LACS IMMEDIATELY OR RESIGN AND ARRANGE NEW ELECTIONS. YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS PERSONAL AND OF BPP AT STAKE. PLEASE HAVE SOME SELF RESPECT. IF YOU AHVE CONSCIENCE, THEN YOU ALL WILL RESIGN IMMEDIATELY. HAVE FEAR OF GOD.

  • xyz

    MR. LODHA IS A BUILDER FIRST, THEN A MLA. MR. DINSHAW MEHTA AND HIS DOONGERWADI TEAM SHOULD HAVE SOME COMMON SENSE TO PUT AT STAKE RELIGIOUS PROPERTY WORTH RS 56,000 CRORES JUST FOR SELFISH REASONS. IF YOU CANNOT BE A GOOD TRUSTEE THEN PLEASE RESIGN IMMEDIATELY. ALL 7 OF YOU MUST RESIGN WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT ON MORAL GROUNDS. PLEASE REPAY FROM YOUR PERSONAL FUNDS RS 10 LACS IMMEDIATELY OR RESIGN AND ARRANGE NEW ELECTIONS. YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS PERSONAL AND OF BPP AT STAKE. PLEASE HAVE SOME SELF RESPECT. IF YOU AHVE CONSCIENCE, THEN YOU ALL WILL RESIGN IMMEDIATELY. HAVE FEAR OF GOD.

  • xyz

    There is no transparency at-all from bpp. whatever election promises were made by candidates in last 3 years is not at-all fulfilled. why bpp is not updating their website and showing transparency. where are the regular visits to each colonies done which were promised at the time of elections. why complete balance sheet is not updated on their websites. there is so much corruption in our community affairs. when this will stop.parsees please arise and awake. unite and remove these trustees.If we can elect them under universal adult franchise, then we can surely unite and remove them also.

  • xyz

    There is no transparency at-all from bpp. whatever election promises were made by candidates in last 3 years is not at-all fulfilled. why bpp is not updating their website and showing transparency. where are the regular visits to each colonies done which were promised at the time of elections. why complete balance sheet is not updated on their websites. there is so much corruption in our community affairs. when this will stop.parsees please arise and awake. unite and remove these trustees.If we can elect them under universal adult franchise, then we can surely unite and remove them also.

  • Barak Aga

    What is the big fuss about? Such pettifogging shows us in poor light. Refusing a gesture of gratitude from an elected public representative can be interpreted as an insult. Mr. Lodha made the contribution not in his personal capacity, but in his capacity as a representative of the people. This was a gesture made by the people of India towards the Zoroastrian community. According to one version of history, it was a Juddin King Jadi Rana who gave refuge. Why did you approach Jadi Rana for help? Tomorrow what if Mr. Lodha says, “Not just Rs. 10 lakhs. If you want to return help you received, return everything that India has given you.” Where will we go then?

  • Barak Aga

    What is the big fuss about? Such pettifogging shows us in poor light. Refusing a gesture of gratitude from an elected public representative can be interpreted as an insult. Mr. Lodha made the contribution not in his personal capacity, but in his capacity as a representative of the people. This was a gesture made by the people of India towards the Zoroastrian community. According to one version of history, it was a Juddin King Jadi Rana who gave refuge. Why did you approach Jadi Rana for help? Tomorrow what if Mr. Lodha says, “Not just Rs. 10 lakhs. If you want to return help you received, return everything that India has given you.” Where will we go then?

  • Zerxes Dordi

    Fully support XYZ.

  • Zerxes Dordi

    Fully support XYZ.

  • Zerxes Dordi

    Fully support XYZ.

  • Contradhongi

    I would venture to support both xyz and Zerxes Dordi inasmuch as the community is rightly angry at the way a Trust with coffers overflowing has resorted to seeking financial assistance from a politician. One can  understand the approach of some Trustees but two Trustees from WAPIZ who got elected on the premise of “PRESERVING & PROTECTING need to explain their stand to the community on this vexatious issue. Why did they not oppose acceptance of this measly sum from an MLA?
    Is this how WAPIZ backed Trustees intend to convince the community members that  their surreptitious silence will be forgotten and forgiven at the time of next election. Both of them have forfeited the confidence of the Electorate which voted for them and I fully support the demand for resignation of ALL the B. P.P. Trustees who accepted this  ‘dole’ more particularly WAPIZ affiliated ones as they have neither Protected or Preserved even our community’s self respect and dignity

  • Contradhongi

    I would venture to support both xyz and Zerxes Dordi inasmuch as the community is rightly angry at the way a Trust with coffers overflowing has resorted to seeking financial assistance from a politician. One can  understand the approach of some Trustees but two Trustees from WAPIZ who got elected on the premise of “PRESERVING & PROTECTING need to explain their stand to the community on this vexatious issue. Why did they not oppose acceptance of this measly sum from an MLA?
    Is this how WAPIZ backed Trustees intend to convince the community members that  their surreptitious silence will be forgotten and forgiven at the time of next election. Both of them have forfeited the confidence of the Electorate which voted for them and I fully support the demand for resignation of ALL the B. P.P. Trustees who accepted this  ‘dole’ more particularly WAPIZ affiliated ones as they have neither Protected or Preserved even our community’s self respect and dignity

  • Farsak Ashli

    The clamour for resignations of BPP Trustees for projecting the community as beggars is a justified call. But first there should be a code of conduct for elections before these existing chaps are booted out. This will enable men of integrity, conscience,dedication and sincerity to offer their services as all such persons are not equipped with financial clout to feed the gluttons in the community. Yes the image of the community has been tarnished when a Trust with crores in its coffers shows such servility towards politicians. BTW, there is an insinuation that this petty sum was indirect reward for surrendering a portion of land and a couple of BPP Trustees with avocation in real estate wanted to project the politician in good light, considering that this constituency has a sizable  Parsi population.

  • Farsak Ashli

    The clamour for resignations of BPP Trustees for projecting the community as beggars is a justified call. But first there should be a code of conduct for elections before these existing chaps are booted out. This will enable men of integrity, conscience,dedication and sincerity to offer their services as all such persons are not equipped with financial clout to feed the gluttons in the community. Yes the image of the community has been tarnished when a Trust with crores in its coffers shows such servility towards politicians. BTW, there is an insinuation that this petty sum was indirect reward for surrendering a portion of land and a couple of BPP Trustees with avocation in real estate wanted to project the politician in good light, considering that this constituency has a sizable  Parsi population.

  • xyz

    yesterday;s farvadian jashan was excellently organised and conducted by the vada dastur at doongerwadi. Surprisingly not a single bpp trustee dared to attend fearing backlash and uproar from the community. one scholar trustee ran away literally one hour before the jashan. one trustee who has amassed crores or rupees from poor and needy parsees has made a very posh bunglow outside mumbai containing crores of rupees antiques. it’s worth seeing it. it is better than any palace. another trustee  cannot afford to pay salaries to his employees so they are all leaving him.another is busy manipulating accounts.stay order already received for godrej baug towers. charity commissioner’s office has declared under direct orders from central vigilance commission illegality of 7 trustees of salsette assn, andheri. scam of buying 16 cars by the son of chairman and then selling it to the industrialist mr. mafatlals was proved. orders for re-elections under universal adult franchise is being issued very shortly. parsees be ready for free lunches and dinner boxes.we need a parsi anna hazare or a lokayukta to prove scams and corruption in our community. His Lordship Honourable Judge personally visited agiary at andheri west to see a shop selling alcohol inside the agiary. He was astonished. His report has been submitted to govt. of india. parsees please arise and awake and unite for the community to save our religion.

  • xyz

    yesterday;s farvadian jashan was excellently organised and conducted by the vada dastur at doongerwadi. Surprisingly not a single bpp trustee dared to attend fearing backlash and uproar from the community. one scholar trustee ran away literally one hour before the jashan. one trustee who has amassed crores or rupees from poor and needy parsees has made a very posh bunglow outside mumbai containing crores of rupees antiques. it’s worth seeing it. it is better than any palace. another trustee  cannot afford to pay salaries to his employees so they are all leaving him.another is busy manipulating accounts.stay order already received for godrej baug towers. charity commissioner’s office has declared under direct orders from central vigilance commission illegality of 7 trustees of salsette assn, andheri. scam of buying 16 cars by the son of chairman and then selling it to the industrialist mr. mafatlals was proved. orders for re-elections under universal adult franchise is being issued very shortly. parsees be ready for free lunches and dinner boxes.we need a parsi anna hazare or a lokayukta to prove scams and corruption in our community. His Lordship Honourable Judge personally visited agiary at andheri west to see a shop selling alcohol inside the agiary. He was astonished. His report has been submitted to govt. of india. parsees please arise and awake and unite for the community to save our religion.

  • xyz

    Nowadays Judges and all ministers have started declaring their assets on websites and facebook too. Why our 7 trustees of bpp have still not done ?  Let them do a beginning if they are honest enough to declare their profit and loss account and balance sheets on bpp websites or on their own websites or on their own facebook account.  Make this information public immediately on top priority. Then parsee community will have more faith in them and may even re-elect them in their next election. It is for their own good too.We badly need a parsi anna hazare to remove corruption from our community.

  • xyz

    Nowadays Judges and all ministers have started declaring their assets on websites and facebook too. Why our 7 trustees of bpp have still not done ?  Let them do a beginning if they are honest enough to declare their profit and loss account and balance sheets on bpp websites or on their own websites or on their own facebook account.  Make this information public immediately on top priority. Then parsee community will have more faith in them and may even re-elect them in their next election. It is for their own good too.We badly need a parsi anna hazare to remove corruption from our community.

  • xyz

    there is no transparency amongst bpp trustees. why they cannot declare on their website their personal profit and loss account and balance sheets. why they cannot show on their website latest position of housing, pending applications, and planning for future allotments. there are so many waiting for housing. they cannot even marry because of lack of housing. they have 5000 houses out of which 750 are pending in the court. why ?? These cases can easily be sorted out by doing out of court settlement.bpp lease arise and awake from your deep slumber.

  • xyz

    there is no transparency amongst bpp trustees. why they cannot declare on their website their personal profit and loss account and balance sheets. why they cannot show on their website latest position of housing, pending applications, and planning for future allotments. there are so many waiting for housing. they cannot even marry because of lack of housing. they have 5000 houses out of which 750 are pending in the court. why ?? These cases can easily be sorted out by doing out of court settlement.bpp lease arise and awake from your deep slumber.

  • xyz

    why bpp cannot make a software on computer showing no. of flats available for allotment on their website. why they cannot plan for next one year how many married couples or yet to marry couples will get flats. when they will reduce the no. on the waiting list. there is no transparency. they just keep on fighting amongst themselves. 

  • xyz

    why bpp cannot make a software on computer showing no. of flats available for allotment on their website. why they cannot plan for next one year how many married couples or yet to marry couples will get flats. when they will reduce the no. on the waiting list. there is no transparency. they just keep on fighting amongst themselves. 

  • Keki_mistry

    Well said Mr. Narioshang
    Nariman Nava

  • Keki_mistry

    Well said Mr. Narioshang
    Nariman Nava

  • Barak Aga

    The liquor mart inside the Agiary is part of the “Protecting Our Past, Preserving Our Future” promise of the WAPIZ. Archealogical excavations conducted on an ancient Bronze Age site in Turkmenistan, far from the capital Ashgabat, in the Karakom Desert have uncovered a fortified mud-brick enclosure, which is a huge sacred precinct with tombs and fire altars of our ancestors. Bowls in which Soama / Hoama were prepared, have been discovered. Soam / Hoama was prepared from poppy, cannabis and ephedra. Climate change and the diversion of the Maghreb river wiped out the civilisation. Please view the documentary “The Aryan Invasion”.

  • Barak Aga

    The liquor mart inside the Agiary is part of the “Protecting Our Past, Preserving Our Future” promise of the WAPIZ. Archealogical excavations conducted on an ancient Bronze Age site in Turkmenistan, far from the capital Ashgabat, in the Karakom Desert have uncovered a fortified mud-brick enclosure, which is a huge sacred precinct with tombs and fire altars of our ancestors. Bowls in which Soama / Hoama were prepared, have been discovered. Soam / Hoama was prepared from poppy, cannabis and ephedra. Climate change and the diversion of the Maghreb river wiped out the civilisation. Please view the documentary “The Aryan Invasion”.

  • Farsak Ashli

    If as per recent arrangement the so called High & Mighty Priests are in charge of premises at Towers, then they render themselves answerable to the community instead of Trustees who nonetheless have abdicated their duties with motive of short term gain. Members of Community should post E Mails to these self made High Priests how they have compromised on their conscience.

  • Farsak Ashli

    If as per recent arrangement the so called High & Mighty Priests are in charge of premises at Towers, then they render themselves answerable to the community instead of Trustees who nonetheless have abdicated their duties with motive of short term gain. Members of Community should post E Mails to these self made High Priests how they have compromised on their conscience.

  • xyz

    you have mistaken my name.

  • xyz

    last years balance sheet of bpp shows Rs 2 crores as legal expenses. This could have been easily minimised to few lacs of rupees if 7 trustees sits together every day and reduces five court cases per day as out of court settlement. I am sure the number of court cases will reduce, legal expenses will reduce, time and efforts of staff and advocates will reduce and parsees will stay peacefully. Only WISDOM is required.

  • xyz

    Vada Dastur Mr. Feroze Kotwal resigned from this Trust as a Trustee because of this ALCOHOL SHOP INSIDE THE AGIARY COMPOUND. Don’t you think he was right ??? Let Shah Behram Varzavand come soon and close this ALCOHOL SHOP.

  • xyz

    They don’t have conscience.

  • xyz

    Ii suggest you please be our anna hazare and appoint a lokayukta and get money belonging to corrupt parsees from swiss banks.

  • Byram. Sidhwa.

    What about showing the attendance of ‘worthy’ Trustees at Board Meetings and their punctuality. Community is entitled to know how sincere and dedicated they are!

  • Byram. Sidhwa.

    What about showing the attendance of ‘worthy’ Trustees at Board Meetings and their punctuality. Community is entitled to know how sincere and dedicated they are!

  • gb

    I represent the company which knows this scamster family perfectly well. My bosses received Rs 50 lacs cheque, overnight 16 cars were sold to repay his liabilities done in the bombay stock exchange. I can recollect this incident in front of my eyes completely clearly. They have amassed crores of rupees unaccounted money which they have transfered to usa in another son’s name. I am also aware that government is investigating the complete scam. They have also bribed various government officials in charity commissioner’s office too.It;s a well known fact. You please help Government to investigate and unearth their unaccounted money. It will be a real boon to government if you want to do good work. God will appreciate your efforts and bless you.

  • gb

    I represent the company which knows this scamster family perfectly well. My bosses received Rs 50 lacs cheque, overnight 16 cars were sold to repay his liabilities done in the bombay stock exchange. I can recollect this incident in front of my eyes completely clearly. They have amassed crores of rupees unaccounted money which they have transfered to usa in another son’s name. I am also aware that government is investigating the complete scam. They have also bribed various government officials in charity commissioner’s office too.It;s a well known fact. You please help Government to investigate and unearth their unaccounted money. It will be a real boon to government if you want to do good work. God will appreciate your efforts and bless you.

  • gb

    I suggest you take active interest in the corruption affairs of parsee community and keep your eyes and ears open and help parsee community and help government of india to remove corruption. It is better you be another anna hazare of parsee community and even go and do fasting to remove corruption and bring back money deposited abroad. God Bless you.

  • gb

    let us all wait for new elections of salsette assn under universal adult franchise. They have genuinely cheated more than 700 families and misappropriated lot of unaccounted amounts of money since last many years. We must all fight together and save our parsi community.

  • gb

    let us all wait for new elections of salsette assn under universal adult franchise. They have genuinely cheated more than 700 families and misappropriated lot of unaccounted amounts of money since last many years. We must all fight together and save our parsi community.

  • gb

    Nowadays BPP has started a new way of CHEATING. They have allowed legally a lady as TRESPASSER in a parsi colony flat as CARETAKER, Obviously after taking a LARGE  BRIBE AMOUNT. All other new deals are being done as 50-50 pugree and leave and licence agreements. It is ridiculous to pay 50 % of the pugree amount to bpp and enter into a l/l agreement. BPP candidates had promised Tenancy in their Election Promises. What happened to them ??? Will the Chairman clarify all the recent deals on BPP website ???

  • gb

    Nowadays BPP has started a new way of CHEATING. They have allowed legally a lady as TRESPASSER in a parsi colony flat as CARETAKER, Obviously after taking a LARGE  BRIBE AMOUNT. All other new deals are being done as 50-50 pugree and leave and licence agreements. It is ridiculous to pay 50 % of the pugree amount to bpp and enter into a l/l agreement. BPP candidates had promised Tenancy in their Election Promises. What happened to them ??? Will the Chairman clarify all the recent deals on BPP website ???

  • Barak Aga

    If Messieurs XYZ and GB are to be believed, real life is about to get more spicier than “reel” life. The dramatis personae are going to treat us to a “Parsi Naatak” the likes of which we have never seen before. They have inherited the mantle of Adi Marzban. This Parsi drama may play out not on stage, but in the Courts, police stations, the interpol. As far as reality shows go, this one has the potential of being the blockbuster. The AIIMS may have to reserve beds for those involved in the Parsi Scam. Amar Singh. Suresh Kalmadi, Raja, may have soon have the company of one of our worthies. MLA Mr. Mangal Prabhat Lodha should have spent the money on renovating the cells inside a jail. Do the Gathas, or any of the Zoroastrian religious texts have any requirements as to what a jail cell should be like. As the jails are constructed by Juddins, can bail be secured from the courts on the grounds that our faith does not permit us to accept anything from Juddins? Is a Juddin policeman permitted to arrest a Behdin Trustee? Will the Behdin Trustee have to perform “nahn” and “kusti” prayers before and after the arrest? Can a Juddin Judge in a Juddin courtroom in a Juddin land try a Behdin? Perhaps they should arrest a Zoroastrian religious scholar too and send him to jail so that he can keep an eye on whether affairs in jail are conducted in accordance with our religious tenets. The religious scholar can guide the jail warden on the “Orthodox” methods of running a penitentiary.

  • Barak Aga

    If Messieurs XYZ and GB are to be believed, real life is about to get more spicier than “reel” life. The dramatis personae are going to treat us to a “Parsi Naatak” the likes of which we have never seen before. They have inherited the mantle of Adi Marzban. This Parsi drama may play out not on stage, but in the Courts, police stations, the interpol. As far as reality shows go, this one has the potential of being the blockbuster. The AIIMS may have to reserve beds for those involved in the Parsi Scam. Amar Singh. Suresh Kalmadi, Raja, may have soon have the company of one of our worthies. MLA Mr. Mangal Prabhat Lodha should have spent the money on renovating the cells inside a jail. Do the Gathas, or any of the Zoroastrian religious texts have any requirements as to what a jail cell should be like. As the jails are constructed by Juddins, can bail be secured from the courts on the grounds that our faith does not permit us to accept anything from Juddins? Is a Juddin policeman permitted to arrest a Behdin Trustee? Will the Behdin Trustee have to perform “nahn” and “kusti” prayers before and after the arrest? Can a Juddin Judge in a Juddin courtroom in a Juddin land try a Behdin? Perhaps they should arrest a Zoroastrian religious scholar too and send him to jail so that he can keep an eye on whether affairs in jail are conducted in accordance with our religious tenets. The religious scholar can guide the jail warden on the “Orthodox” methods of running a penitentiary.

  • gb

    What has happened to ELECTION CODE OF CONDUCT. When is BPP making the same. Is BPP serious for making this or it is just an Eyewash. It is high time Bpp is now transparent because parsee community is very actively taking interest in the community affairs. Bpp must be Transparent in all their affairs (especially about Unaccounted money what they are making under the table.). Recently Salsette Trustee ( a female) was caught redhanded in asking bribe from a lesse for leasing a new house on leave and licence. The lady refused to pay bribe in cash. (Rs 7 lacs) Then unwillingly she paid bribe by cheque as if she is giving loan to relatives of 7 trustees. This is crystal clear from the bank statements of those who have received bribe by cheque. Isn’t it clear how parsees make unaccounted money. This was proved in the Court of Law. Isn’t it surprising ?

  • gb

    What has happened to ELECTION CODE OF CONDUCT. When is BPP making the same. Is BPP serious for making this or it is just an Eyewash. It is high time Bpp is now transparent because parsee community is very actively taking interest in the community affairs. Bpp must be Transparent in all their affairs (especially about Unaccounted money what they are making under the table.). Recently Salsette Trustee ( a female) was caught redhanded in asking bribe from a lesse for leasing a new house on leave and licence. The lady refused to pay bribe in cash. (Rs 7 lacs) Then unwillingly she paid bribe by cheque as if she is giving loan to relatives of 7 trustees. This is crystal clear from the bank statements of those who have received bribe by cheque. Isn’t it clear how parsees make unaccounted money. This was proved in the Court of Law. Isn’t it surprising ?

  • xyz

    Can anyone please predict when is His Holiness Lord Shah Behram Varzavand is expected to come out in the real world and do something good for the Parsee community. We badly need him to do lot of good things for the Community. It has been predicted that he will take alongwith him 11,000 Parsees back to Iran and establish our Iransha Fire in Iran. We are all badly waiting for him to help Parsee Community on Topmost Priority. Please pray that he comes real soon.

  • xyz

    Can anyone please predict when is His Holiness Lord Shah Behram Varzavand is expected to come out in the real world and do something good for the Parsee community. We badly need him to do lot of good things for the Community. It has been predicted that he will take alongwith him 11,000 Parsees back to Iran and establish our Iransha Fire in Iran. We are all badly waiting for him to help Parsee Community on Topmost Priority. Please pray that he comes real soon.

  • xyz

    This lady trustee of salsette must be strongly dealt with. She has crossed all limits of corruption. All 7 trustees were fighting amongst themselves on last sunday’s meeting in dividing their share of unaccounted money. They were on the verge of submitting resignations to charity commissioner’s office. Then the youngest trustee pacified all of them and everything cooled down. Chairman was acting just as a DUMMY of this lady trustee. A real henpecked chairman – just a rubber stamp chairman. I really wish only God will show them the right path. They must all submit resignations immediately and allow Elections on topmost priority.

  • xyz

    This lady trustee of salsette must be strongly dealt with. She has crossed all limits of corruption. All 7 trustees were fighting amongst themselves on last sunday’s meeting in dividing their share of unaccounted money. They were on the verge of submitting resignations to charity commissioner’s office. Then the youngest trustee pacified all of them and everything cooled down. Chairman was acting just as a DUMMY of this lady trustee. A real henpecked chairman – just a rubber stamp chairman. I really wish only God will show them the right path. They must all submit resignations immediately and allow Elections on topmost priority.

  • arzan mullaphiroze

    Mr. Cama is a wise man compared to Mr. Mehta. Both of them can easily sit down together and reduce no. of court cases from 750 to 75. But do they have time and inclination to do so ?? The answer is NO. 

  • arzan mullaphiroze

    Mr. Cama is a wise man compared to Mr. Mehta. Both of them can easily sit down together and reduce no. of court cases from 750 to 75. But do they have time and inclination to do so ?? The answer is NO. 

  • arzan mullaphiroze

    This lady trustee is now demanding a bribe of Rs 2 lacs 50,000/- for giving one room on lease to a poor and needy. this room is only 180 square feet crooked hexagonal shaped. she has amassed crores of rupees unaccounted for her 3 generations to survive without working. now her grand daughter is making more unaccounted money than her. really shameful.

  • arzan mullaphiroze

    This lady trustee is now demanding a bribe of Rs 2 lacs 50,000/- for giving one room on lease to a poor and needy. this room is only 180 square feet crooked hexagonal shaped. she has amassed crores of rupees unaccounted for her 3 generations to survive without working. now her grand daughter is making more unaccounted money than her. really shameful.

  • arzan mullaphiroze

    Why Mr. Feroze Kotwal is sitting quiet ? He can easily let the community know of the facts of this alcohol shop. Why is he afraid of other trustees ?? He should have a clear conscience.

  • arzan mullaphiroze

    Why Mr. Feroze Kotwal is sitting quiet ? He can easily let the community know of the facts of this alcohol shop. Why is he afraid of other trustees ?? He should have a clear conscience.

  • Firdauspanthaky

    Manas…. What is wrong with us Bawajis?….. first we brag about Crores in the bank of BPP.. BPP does nothing really earth shattering with those crores ….some-one comes along says OK I will help, render the help and we accuse that person? dears are we really going the saying way “ganda Bawa”…. STOP pulling each other down yaar… we were known for better things.