Bombay Parsi Punchayat May be Dissolved

The newly-elected Bombay Parsi Punchayet faces dissolution. The over 350-year-old trust, among the oldest in the city, had for the first time conducted a universal adult franchise to elect trustees recently.

The punchayet’s only hope is a writ petition filed in the high court that comes up for hearing on March 17, in which they have challenged the charity commissioner’s order.
On Monday, joint charity commissioner NV Deshmukh had said, “The trust was to file its compliance on a January 23 order given by me today. It has not done so.”The order states, “Non-compliance has led to breach of duty on the part of trustees. Section 67 of the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 provides that contravention of provisions of this act amounts to an offence. The trustees have committed an offence.”

In his January 23 order (DNA, January 24), the commissioner directed the punchayet to allot houses to 104 needy Parsis, which was approved by the previous trustees. He had stated that 74 ‘residential accommodations’ available with the trust be given to the allottees within a month, and details of vacant flats with the trust be made available to his office, so that a decision on remaining allotments can be taken by March 2. The trust lawyer requested the commissioner to stay his order till the March 17 high court hearing. The commissioner rejected the request as they did not move the court within the stipulated 40 days.

The trust has five trustees after the demise of Rustom Tirandaz. The commissioner excluded dissenting trustee Noshir Dadrawala. “He submitted his willingness to provide houses. Action for violation will be taken against all trustees except him,” he said.

Punchayet chairman Dinshaw Rusi Mehta said, “Let the office prosecute us. We will defend ourselves. We have filed an appeal in the HC. The HC should have had its say. He passed orders beyond his jurisdiction. Of the 104 cases we reviewed, only 64 were found deserving.”

Original article here.

  • Siloo Kapadia

    Good! Let it be dissolved. Hopefully a more democratic, level-headed, liberal-minded governace will evolve. The way things are now we are headed to destruction.

  • Arzan J Ghadially

    Study the proceedings and one will come to the conclusion that the The charity Commissioner is baised and the other being Rusi of Jame Jamshed.The BPP is well within its right to stop non deserving people from getting accomodation.The issue has arised because of jame who published in its weekly and asked people to come to the charity commissioners office and register their names.The charity commissioners office was used as a platform to resolve housing issues .People deserving as well as non deserving came in large numbers to register.The Charity commissioners office should have scrutinized these applications before including them in the list which it did not and accepted them at face value and now are blaming the BPP for the mess that was created by Jame. Mr Minoo Shroff at that point of time even compared Mr Kercy Randeria to the likes of Shibhu Soren.These same AZA are now instigating the Bhabha sanitorium illegal occupants to fight the BPP.Mr Deshmukh seems anti BPP and hence the BPP had to knock the doors of the court for justice. Having said that i am of the view that the BPP should immediately allot flats to the deserving candidates and put the rest on hold and while on this subject i would request the Trustees to not involve their spouse in making public statements and discuss internal issues publicly and i am refering to Anita’s Desai statement of the BPP going for an appeal on Sahara News.
    I would not like to post any further comments on the charity commisioner as i have no respect for the charity commissioners office. For every little thing that you need to get done in the charity commissioners office you need to grease palms. Mr Deshmukh needs to have his house in order before setting others.
    Give the new Board time to function. AZA Has been voted out by the community and should stay out and allow the Trustees to work.The community has not appointed AZA as a watch dog over the BPP.

  • Arzan J Ghadially

    Study the proceedings and one will come to the conclusion that the The charity Commissioner is baised and the other being Rusi of Jame Jamshed.The BPP is well within its right to stop non deserving people from getting accomodation.The issue has arised because of jame who published in its weekly and asked people to come to the charity commissioners office and register their names.The charity commissioners office was used as a platform to resolve housing issues .People deserving as well as non deserving came in large numbers to register.The Charity commissioners office should have scrutinized these applications before including them in the final list which it did not and accepted them at face value and now are blaming the BPP for the mess that was created by Jame. Mr Minoo Shroff at that point of time even compared Mr Kercy Randeria to the likes of Shibhu Soren.These same AZA are now instigating the Bhabha sanitorium illegal occupants to fight the BPP.Mr Deshmukh seems anti BPP and hence the BPP had to knock the doors of the court for justice. Having said that i am of the view that the BPP should immediately allot flats to the deserving candidates and put the rest on hold and while on this subject i would request the Trustees to not involve their spouse in making public statements and discuss internal issues publicly and i am refering to Anita’s Desai statement of the BPP going for an appeal on Sahara News.
    I would not like to post any further comments on the charity commisioner as i have no respect for the charity commissioners office. For every little thing that you need to get done in the charity commissioners office you need to grease palms. Mr Deshmukh needs to have his house in order before setting others in order.
    Give the new Board time to function. AZA Has been voted out by the community and should stay out and allow the Trustees to work.The community has not appointed AZA as a watch dog over the BPP and the BPP should stop entertaining such groups.Parsees were known to be a peaceful lot and because of AZA,Jame and WAPIZ the community is getting a bad name.

  • phiroz

    Instead of ‘dramas’ on T.V. and becoming a butt of ridicule of sioster communities, would it not be better to appoint a legal person of unimpeachable integrity as an “Ombusdman” for housing matters and his decision would be final and binging on ALL. Such a person should be appointed by way of consensus. This will reduce cost of litigation as well. The wholew drama is due to absence of confidence in the Trustees.

  • Rustomji Edulji Sethna

    Siloo

    You live in the US but still want to meddle in affairs in India. Make up your mind.

    And weren’t the elections democratic ? Didnt the people cast their votes? Just because the people you like were not elected does not mean that the election was a sham.

    Or maybe as you say we should get rid of all those hundreds of Parsis who took part in this democratic exercise.

    You are sounding like a broken record on this website, and it frankly devalues the wonderful work these authors do to bring the news to us.

    Arzan, very well said. You couldnt have explained it better.

    Phiroz, sad but true. Hopefully we will reverse this soon.

  • danish

    Those who espoused adult franchise must be cursing themselves for community having thrown up such Trustee material that can not evoke repect. When one erstwhile Trustee called Adult Frenchise as rtesulting in Laluprasads getting elected,one did not take him seriously. But his words have proved to be prophetic.By 2015, after 7 years how many Parsees will be left?
    Immediate remedial measures are needed to rein both WAPIZ and AZA and appointment of eminent persons as Arbitrators as suggested by another Boarder herein above.

  • phiroz

    Reading WAPIZ page on of Today’s FPJ convinces me that our community is out to make an ‘auction’ of its character. Why criticize and pull down the character of an opponent.Why not highlight the better qualities of your sponsored candidate instead of maligning the opponent.Our community enjos such repute that even the bids for Satyam are to be supervised by a Zoroastrian. But the self appointed defenders of our faith will malign an humdin and derive pleasure by so doing.Actually speaking none of the candidates contesting the election for vacant BPP slot are worth the trouble of visiting polling booth.As for the spouse of the deceased candidate, if she has superior qualities than her late husband,why did she not contest earlier and allowed her husband to stand in October 2008.As for ‘gher no ghambar’allegation, one can reply that even JFK during his presidency of U.S. had his brother as Attorney General.

  • cyrus rupa

    It is v easy to say or express views on bpp,but atleast do ask one who sufferd for over 50years of bpp bahana( EXCUSES). call for my file, data & feel struggle & judge for what is just right. time has come to respect recognize a depressed , deprived parsi group. common trustee is needed.
    imagine flats auctioned for 40 to 1crore in a day but why we still wait?
    imagine they raised fund by selling posh area buildings(FLATS) at huge price, but show one example did they fullfilled promise to make available flats for poor from that surplus?
    seva or swaha. why no audit? v pricipal of charity lost.SHAME!

  • homi

    Dear Cyrus

    The scruples of the schemes initiated by the BPP are so that all Pasis are houses adequately.

    By selling the posh Cusrow Baug houses for 40 laks – 1 Crore, the BPP have been able to contruct the Nirlon Colony which today houses over 100 families. more development there is on the way.

    With the money earned – the BPP constructed 2 buildings in Panthaky baug which would have been ‘ownership’ buildings with flats sold at a nominal price. With these proceeds there was goin to built more flats in panthaky baug for the poor parsis free of cost.

    Entire Navroz Baug is sceduled for re-development and housing for double the current capacity is possible for the poor parsis only – free of cost.

    the BPP does not earn money from the trees. In the 80 all donations had dried up and the BPP was in a financial crisis. These schemes have today brought the BPP to where it is.

    If you have the time sir. please go and do some research about the accounts of the BPP. and you will see that in the past 15 years in all not more than 5 tenants of BPP flats have given the keys back to the BPP. they have sold and run away or illegally inducted tenants leading to years of court cases.Now what the BPP does is it gives the outgoing tenant an opportunity to sell its flat to a parsi and share the proceeds with the BPP. there is an auction system for all flats whose worth is over 15 laks (flats lower than 15laks are bought outright by the BPP and given to a poor family – FREE OF COST). these auctioned flats only go to the highest bidder. The reveenue earned is shared by the outgoing tenant and BPP 50-50. this revenue the BPP earns goes into the makin of new houses payment of fees etc.

    it is very simple to sit and criticise based on what u have read in the Jame but the minute books of the BPP are open for review to one and all on all working days of the BPP. Have a look and you will understand.

  • danish

    Yes Homi, but are all Auctions well advertised? Answer is a big No.
    I know for a fact that in one case of Cusrow Baug a road facing flat has been given in 1993 or so even though the ‘poor’man was earlier living in a flat in a non BPP Parsi Colony next to Aslaji Agiary.
    Nepotism and favouritism are rampant in BPP.It there was no money to be made then why so many Paresees hanker to be Trustees of BPP and throw dinner parties and hold Bike rallies? If you believe they truly want to ‘serve’the Community, Sir you are truly out of times.Why would any one leave his businees (assuming it is thriving) spend time, money and energy to be a BPP Tustee. Surely not for eating RTI Cakes every Tuesday.

  • homi

    Dear Danish

    you talk of one instance in 1993. Im sure at that time the process of auctioning flats was not in order.

    Whether or not a Trustee is going to serve the community or not, it is their effort atleast to stand and make the difference that counts. I know that Dinshaw Mehta is in the BPP office every day sorting out all the day to day issues.Mrs. Mistry comes sits and talks to poor parsis who need doles etc.

    Whether a Trustee holds rallies dinners or anything it cannot be ‘assumed’ that they have ulterior motives. I am by no way defending any of them. All i am saying is if they have done somehting wrong then it is certain that criminal charges will be put against them.

    I will not accept your blanket statement that these people are here for other motives. Plus one very important aspect to be remembered is that as all Trusts the Trustees of the BPP have joint responsibility. THis means no decision can be taken by 1 Trustee alone – no matter how much money or time he spends!

  • NAVROZ LANGRANA

    Dear All,
    I have gone through all the letters recd. from dear friends from india or abroad, but the thnking is the same.

    BPP trustees has been working like a only authority, for the community welfare , but really speaking they are just show on paper different and work differently

    Allotment of owner ship flat at Panthaky Buag , old time issue now been brought in light to all of us. But the condition framed by BPP trustees is really sad for the following reason:
    1. They say that these flats are for poor , ( can they explain the word poor as is it affordable by poor to pay monthly outgoings from Rs. 4000/- to Rs.5000/- per month and that also for flats on ownerships, it showns they are distributing flat on lease and not on onwership as after paying a lumsum amount as per the rate given by BPP.).
    2. They put condition for any family staying should be married to only parsee zorastrian, for these ownership flats, and also wants as Declaration page of application Form, also to notarized is this condition .( if any boy or girl of the flat owner marry’s non parsee after the allotment and also continues to be zorastrian religion why this discreation).
    Then why BPP employed non parsees in their Panchayat office and that too in same department i.e.allotment of flats to receive and distribute ownership flats forms , this shows that BPP is trying bully our community and wanted to discourage our young generation to get far far away from our religion.
    What about the non parsee staying in Panthaky colony itself for last twenty and also have their kids staying can BPP through them out of the colony on rental basis, than why this condition for ownership flats, can BPP explain this difference.

    For the betterment of our community and welwisher
    navroz

  • Anti – Dhongidox

    Very very true what ‘Voice of Reason’ has stated. These are cases of favouritism and nepotism and the BPP administration knowingly pretends to be unaware.
    There is no accountability to the Community on whose behalf the properties are vested in BPP to be managed.

  • gb

    To-day, there is no TRANSPARENCY at-all amongst 7 elected Bpp Trustees. Merit Rating scheme is just an Eyewash. Bpp does not inform the common public what is the present situation of pending housing allotments. How many are still on the waiting list. Any new housing applications are issued or not ? There are so many youngsters still waiting to get married but they do not have total income of Rs 90,000/- to be eligible for a flat. They cannot reduce the no. of court cases from 2,967 to a reasonable figure by doing out-of-court settlements. 5 couples getting married in next three months is not at-all sufficient. What action bpp has taken for trespassing cases. nothing at-all. people are openly trespassing in bpp flats by managing people. vulture project is totally a hogwash. spending rs 25 crores is showing red rose to the community. it will be totally waste of money. instead use this for upliftment of unemployed parsis. Give them jobs. give them business opportunities.What happened to the towers half constructed in godrej baug. what happened to parsi lying-in-hospital. A new software can easily be made of 5,000 existing flats and find out how many are kept closed, how many residents have settled abroad, how many are pending in courts. We parsees who have elected them under universal adult franchise must ask them questions openly and they must be TRANSPARENT AND HONEST ENOUGH TO ANSWER THEM. We badly need new elections and strong hardworking 7 new parsi trustees who will actually be honest enough to call a spade a spade. God bless the community.

  • gb

    To-day, there is no TRANSPARENCY at-all amongst 7 elected Bpp Trustees. Merit Rating scheme is just an Eyewash. Bpp does not inform the common public what is the present situation of pending housing allotments. How many are still on the waiting list. Any new housing applications are issued or not ? There are so many youngsters still waiting to get married but they do not have total income of Rs 90,000/- to be eligible for a flat. They cannot reduce the no. of court cases from 2,967 to a reasonable figure by doing out-of-court settlements. 5 couples getting married in next three months is not at-all sufficient. What action bpp has taken for trespassing cases. nothing at-all. people are openly trespassing in bpp flats by managing people. vulture project is totally a hogwash. spending rs 25 crores is showing red rose to the community. it will be totally waste of money. instead use this for upliftment of unemployed parsis. Give them jobs. give them business opportunities.What happened to the towers half constructed in godrej baug. what happened to parsi lying-in-hospital. A new software can easily be made of 5,000 existing flats and find out how many are kept closed, how many residents have settled abroad, how many are pending in courts. We parsees who have elected them under universal adult franchise must ask them questions openly and they must be TRANSPARENT AND HONEST ENOUGH TO ANSWER THEM. We badly need new elections and strong hardworking 7 new parsi trustees who will actually be honest enough to call a spade a spade. God bless the community.

  • gb

    We have given three years time to BPP to prove themselves but trustees have not proved themselves. Do they require another three years till october 2015 to do the work. Again the same lot and their children will stand for elections and again history will repeat for another 7 years. We must put an end to it somewhere.

  • gb

    We have given three years time to BPP to prove themselves but trustees have not proved themselves. Do they require another three years till october 2015 to do the work. Again the same lot and their children will stand for elections and again history will repeat for another 7 years. We must put an end to it somewhere.

  • gb

    There is no TRANSPARENCY at-all in Bpp. If you ask them questions, they will never reply. Openly Trespassing takes place to-day in Godrej Baug and many other colonies. Money Power is the strongest. Bpp is not taking any action at-all. They now want to concentrate on building an aviary for which they are going to spend Rs 25 crores and they will go against opinions of religious scholars. All Housing Projects are kept on back-burner. They can easily sit down together and reduce no. of court cases for which they are spending crores of rupees in a year. Total 2,967 court cases are still pending. Bpp Trustees do not have time to sit together and find solutions to problems. Most of the time they are found quarelling in the board room. Lot of difference of opinions are there amongst 7. two ladies are just dummies. A good c.e.o. or an administrator needs to be appointed soon. In short, we elected wrong people at the right time.

  • gb

    There is no TRANSPARENCY at-all in Bpp. If you ask them questions, they will never reply. Openly Trespassing takes place to-day in Godrej Baug and many other colonies. Money Power is the strongest. Bpp is not taking any action at-all. They now want to concentrate on building an aviary for which they are going to spend Rs 25 crores and they will go against opinions of religious scholars. All Housing Projects are kept on back-burner. They can easily sit down together and reduce no. of court cases for which they are spending crores of rupees in a year. Total 2,967 court cases are still pending. Bpp Trustees do not have time to sit together and find solutions to problems. Most of the time they are found quarelling in the board room. Lot of difference of opinions are there amongst 7. two ladies are just dummies. A good c.e.o. or an administrator needs to be appointed soon. In short, we elected wrong people at the right time.

  • Phiroze

    There never was any transparency earlier either in the merit rating system when it was run by Mrs Irani from my personal expirence. It is not BPPs duty to give jobs to the unemployed. Besides any kind of dependancy is bad for the community. Parsis should learn to stand on their own feet. Of course there would be some unfortunates who would need help. but rest should fend for themselves. @gb when was the last time you went to the BBP office and asked the Trustees for answers. You surely don’t expect them to reply to your post on parsikhabar or fb group. And would you stand for elections next time? Good Luck !!!

  • Phiroze

    There never was any transparency earlier either in the merit rating system when it was run by Mrs Irani from my personal expirence. It is not BPPs duty to give jobs to the unemployed. Besides any kind of dependancy is bad for the community. Parsis should learn to stand on their own feet. Of course there would be some unfortunates who would need help. but rest should fend for themselves. @gb when was the last time you went to the BBP office and asked the Trustees for answers. You surely don’t expect them to reply to your post on parsikhabar or fb group. And would you stand for elections next time? Good Luck !!!

  • gb

    With the recent controversy of constructing an Aviary, it looks like 7 trustees of BPP are unable to continue peacefully and amicably to work together as a team. Very shortly, we might hear that elections under universal adult franchise will have to be conducted once again because they cannot get along well with each other. They will all resign enmasse very shortly. This is the personal opinion of 3 out of 7 existing trustees of BPP. Let us all wait and watch.

  • gb

    With the recent controversy of constructing an Aviary, it looks like 7 trustees of BPP are unable to continue peacefully and amicably to work together as a team. Very shortly, we might hear that elections under universal adult franchise will have to be conducted once again because they cannot get along well with each other. They will all resign enmasse very shortly. This is the personal opinion of 3 out of 7 existing trustees of BPP. Let us all wait and watch.

  • CONTRADHONGI

    I fully agree with you Mr. GB. Recently a few cases of flats in Ness Baug and Cusrow Baug being allotted without inviting bids have come to light.Many flats allotted to couples in Nirlon complex are kept as week end resorts There is absolutely no transparency in dealings. But the community deserves such elements because the community cast their votes without applying their mind.

  • CONTRADHONGI

    I fully agree with you Mr. GB. Recently a few cases of flats in Ness Baug and Cusrow Baug being allotted without inviting bids have come to light.Many flats allotted to couples in Nirlon complex are kept as week end resorts There is absolutely no transparency in dealings. But the community deserves such elements because the community cast their votes without applying their mind.

  • gb

    No I am not inclined to stand for any bpp elections. I hate politics especially when it is so DISHONEST. You can again try your luck.

  • gb

    No I am not inclined to stand for any bpp elections. I hate politics especially when it is so DISHONEST. You can again try your luck.

  • gb

    Why Bpp has still not made ELECTION CODE OF CONDUCT yet ??

  • gb

    Why Bpp has still not made ELECTION CODE OF CONDUCT yet ??

  • Phiroze

    Remember the community needs HONEST people like you to stand for election and work for them after being elected. Good Luck again !!!! Nothing will change by just being an armchair activist.

  • Phiroze

    Remember the community needs HONEST people like you to stand for election and work for them after being elected. Good Luck again !!!! Nothing will change by just being an armchair activist.

  • Phiroze

    still nothing has changed even after 4 years has it?

  • Phiroze

    still nothing has changed even after 4 years has it?

  • Percy

    Gharna Gharya Ghanti Chaatay, Baharna Tagard Dhinna?

  • Percy

    Gharna Gharya Ghanti Chaatay, Baharna Tagard Dhinna?

  • gb

    Wait till october 2015. As t is already election gimmicks has started in the form of aviary project. many more gimmicks will follow. We have elected wrong people at the right time. Now again we will elect in the same way. We do not have great choice. At present, what existing 7 trustees of Bpp are doing ?? nobody knows.

  • gb

    Wait till october 2015. As t is already election gimmicks has started in the form of aviary project. many more gimmicks will follow. We have elected wrong people at the right time. Now again we will elect in the same way. We do not have great choice. At present, what existing 7 trustees of Bpp are doing ?? nobody knows.

  • Phiroze

    @gb, please stand for elections in 2015 and be the great choice.

  • Phiroze

    @gb, please stand for elections in 2015 and be the great choice.

  • Phiroze

    @gb why don’t you visit BPP office on a Tuesday and ask the trustees as to what they are doing at present?

  • Phiroze

    @gb why don’t you visit BPP office on a Tuesday and ask the trustees as to what they are doing at present?

  • gb

    I told you specifically, i am not at-all interested in dirty politics. u have already failed once. why should i go to bpp on tuesdays. if you are free, why don’t you ask them. i have better things to do.

  • gb

    I told you specifically, i am not at-all interested in dirty politics. u have already failed once. why should i go to bpp on tuesdays. if you are free, why don’t you ask them. i have better things to do.

  • Actually the scheme of Election is faulty. There should be power with the electorate to Recall a Trustee for LOSS OF CONFIDENCE and right to reject all candidates if they are not up to the mark. But what is most likely is to amend the Scheme that a Wiining Candidate must secure at least 40% of total votes cast.

  • Actually the scheme of Election is faulty. There should be power with the electorate to Recall a Trustee for LOSS OF CONFIDENCE and right to reject all candidates if they are not up to the mark. But what is most likely is to amend the Scheme that a Wiining Candidate must secure at least 40% of total votes cast.

  • Phiroze

    What is the use of asking the trustees questions on this blog which they are not reading? That is why I suggest you go to BPP on Tuesdays and get the answers across the table.

  • Phiroze

    What is the use of asking the trustees questions on this blog which they are not reading? That is why I suggest you go to BPP on Tuesdays and get the answers across the table.

  • gb

    All 7 Trustees of BPP must RESIGN ENMASSE and new elections must be conducted after an Election Code of Conduct is made immediately. They are totally ineffective.

  • gb

    All 7 Trustees of BPP must RESIGN ENMASSE and new elections must be conducted after an Election Code of Conduct is made immediately. They are totally ineffective.

  • Phiroze

    Then what is the need of election?. You can appoint yourself and someone will recall you and vice-versa. The musical chair will go on and no work will ever get done as there will always be someone who is not satisfied or feel disadvantage and will recall that person. Are the electorate stupid to elect such people in the first place? The fault lies in those who elect and not those who get elected.

  • Phiroze

    Then what is the need of election?. You can appoint yourself and someone will recall you and vice-versa. The musical chair will go on and no work will ever get done as there will always be someone who is not satisfied or feel disadvantage and will recall that person. Are the electorate stupid to elect such people in the first place? The fault lies in those who elect and not those who get elected.

  • Phiroze

    gb, let us assume that the trustees read your post and do the needfull. Who do you think should be elected besides yourself?

  • Phiroze

    gb, let us assume that the trustees read your post and do the needfull. Who do you think should be elected besides yourself?

  • ” Are the electorate stupid to elect such people in the first place? ” The Answer is self speaking. If persons were happy and satisfied with the performance, then why is there so much of discontent.. Electorate voted with what went in their stomachs not as per food for thought.

  • ” Are the electorate stupid to elect such people in the first place? ” The Answer is self speaking. If persons were happy and satisfied with the performance, then why is there so much of discontent.. Electorate voted with what went in their stomachs not as per food for thought.

  • Zerexes.

    Phiroze, Why do you talk like a politician that they will not expose wrong acts of those in opposition. So they are conniving with rogues. If a Trustee is found unsuitable or has no time to attend Board Meetings, he has to go so that a devoted and a sincere person is elected to Office.

  • Zerexes.

    Phiroze, Why do you talk like a politician that they will not expose wrong acts of those in opposition. So they are conniving with rogues. If a Trustee is found unsuitable or has no time to attend Board Meetings, he has to go so that a devoted and a sincere person is elected to Office.

  • Zerexes.

    Phiroze, Why do you talk like a politician that they will not expose wrong acts of those in opposition. So they are conniving with rogues. If a Trustee is found unsuitable or has no time to attend Board Meetings, he has to go so that a devoted and a sincere person is elected to Office.

  • Phiroze

    The only discontent is from a few who might have missed out on BPP’s largesse. What will be different this time around if the elections were to be held?. Would any of these discontented stand for elections?The fault lies not only with those who vote but also with those who want change but are not willing to contest the elections. If you want change first be the change and not just talk big on the net.

  • Phiroze

    The only discontent is from a few who might have missed out on BPP’s largesse. What will be different this time around if the elections were to be held?. Would any of these discontented stand for elections?The fault lies not only with those who vote but also with those who want change but are not willing to contest the elections. If you want change first be the change and not just talk big on the net.

  • Phiroze

    Zerexes, could you please be that devoted and sincere person? once again I ask are any of you willing to come out in front of the community and fight the elections? If not then do not talk of change.

  • Phiroze

    Zerexes, could you please be that devoted and sincere person? once again I ask are any of you willing to come out in front of the community and fight the elections? If not then do not talk of change.

  • zerxes dordi

    Phiroze, Either you are genuinely unaware or are deliberately pleading ignorance about the cost/ investment made by candidates in getting elected. If you are prepared to provide finance to a person like me to finance the campaign including feeding/booz etc, please do contact me. I can assure you that even if elected, I may not be able to refund your investment because taking kickbacks is against my principles.

  • zerxes dordi

    Phiroze, Either you are genuinely unaware or are deliberately pleading ignorance about the cost/ investment made by candidates in getting elected. If you are prepared to provide finance to a person like me to finance the campaign including feeding/booz etc, please do contact me. I can assure you that even if elected, I may not be able to refund your investment because taking kickbacks is against my principles.

  • gb

    We must talk of change when we are not satisfied with the people whom we have elected. It is not that those who talk of change must stand for elections. Nobody likes to stand because they cannot afford to feed poor candidates by spending lacs and crore. this system needs to be changed. Why do you think bpp is not making election code of conduct because they know that if they don’t feed, they will not get even few votes. that is why a common poor man though he is honest cannot stand for elections. wait and watch the tamasha again in october 2015 when dinshaw mehta’s son and anahita desai will again stand for elections. god bless the community.

  • gb

    We must talk of change when we are not satisfied with the people whom we have elected. It is not that those who talk of change must stand for elections. Nobody likes to stand because they cannot afford to feed poor candidates by spending lacs and crore. this system needs to be changed. Why do you think bpp is not making election code of conduct because they know that if they don’t feed, they will not get even few votes. that is why a common poor man though he is honest cannot stand for elections. wait and watch the tamasha again in october 2015 when dinshaw mehta’s son and anahita desai will again stand for elections. god bless the community.

  • Byram Sidhwa.

    @Phiroze, Quoting your own words “The only discontent is from a few who might have missed out on BPP’s largesse” So can the readers conclude that as confessed by you, you were recipient of BPP’s “Largesse” since you are not the part of disgruntled ‘few’ ? Your second hackneyed phrase is that BPP Trustees do not read this portal. So my question to you is why do you take the trouble of writing here?
    Warm regards.

  • Byram Sidhwa.

    @Phiroze, Quoting your own words “The only discontent is from a few who might have missed out on BPP’s largesse” So can the readers conclude that as confessed by you, you were recipient of BPP’s “Largesse” since you are not the part of disgruntled ‘few’ ? Your second hackneyed phrase is that BPP Trustees do not read this portal. So my question to you is why do you take the trouble of writing here?
    Warm regards.

  • gb

    Excellent. Do you remember, how muncy took youngsters under 18 to Discos and gave free alcohol. My daughter who was 16 at that time came home drunk at 2 a.m. God bless the community.

  • gb

    Excellent. Do you remember, how muncy took youngsters under 18 to Discos and gave free alcohol. My daughter who was 16 at that time came home drunk at 2 a.m. God bless the community.

  • gb

    Excellent. Do you remember, how muncy took youngsters under 18 to Discos and gave free alcohol. My daughter who was 16 at that time came home drunk at 2 a.m. God bless the community.

  • gb

    Not you – Not me. Except the two of us any 7 honest rich individuals who will donate their investment and not take kickbacks and do real good for the community. We badly need good new set of trustees for BPP very soon.

  • gb

    Not you – Not me. Except the two of us any 7 honest rich individuals who will donate their investment and not take kickbacks and do real good for the community. We badly need good new set of trustees for BPP very soon.

  • gb

    Dinshaw Mehta is Nitin Gadkari of Indian Politics.

  • gb

    Dinshaw Mehta is Nitin Gadkari of Indian Politics.

  • gb

    What happened to redevelopment of cooper house at marine lines next to gazder house which bpp wanted to do. can bpp please clarify.

  • gb

    What happened to redevelopment of cooper house at marine lines next to gazder house which bpp wanted to do. can bpp please clarify.

  • Phiroze

    Zerxes, I am aware of the work done by these Trustees before standing for elections and getting the votes. I would like to know what you and gb have done for the community before agreeing to finance your campaign. I do not think you or anyone else can get elected only on food/booz. Our community is not so stupid.

  • Phiroze

    Zerxes, I am aware of the work done by these Trustees before standing for elections and getting the votes. I would like to know what you and gb have done for the community before agreeing to finance your campaign. I do not think you or anyone else can get elected only on food/booz. Our community is not so stupid.

  • Zerxes

    Except for Mrs. A Mistry, I am not aware of the community work done by remaining 6 Trustees.currently in Office.First let me know your Financial capacity before I blow my trumpet in public.

  • Zerxes

    Except for Mrs. A Mistry, I am not aware of the community work done by remaining 6 Trustees.currently in Office.First let me know your Financial capacity before I blow my trumpet in public.

  • Zerxes

    Except for Mrs. A Mistry, I am not aware of the community work done by remaining 6 Trustees.currently in Office.First let me know your Financial capacity before I blow my trumpet in public.

  • Phiroze

    @Byram, I am not the part of disgruntled few because I am not registered as a voter with BPP since with Ahura Mazda’s grace I am self dependant & not living off the BPP. I take the trouble to write here, no actually I enjoy it, is to expose the anti Parsis who promote there deformist agenda here. Most of those who write against the trustees are not even willing to contest an election forget about being able to make a difference if elected. Very warm regards.

  • Phiroze

    @Byram, I am not the part of disgruntled few because I am not registered as a voter with BPP since with Ahura Mazda’s grace I am self dependant & not living off the BPP. I take the trouble to write here, no actually I enjoy it, is to expose the anti Parsis who promote there deformist agenda here. Most of those who write against the trustees are not even willing to contest an election forget about being able to make a difference if elected. Very warm regards.

  • Phiroze

    @ gb, do you now blame someone else for your daughter coming home drunk for free at 2 am?. I say it speaks a lot about you and her upbringing. I don’t think even God can help you and her.

  • Phiroze

    @ gb, do you now blame someone else for your daughter coming home drunk for free at 2 am?. I say it speaks a lot about you and her upbringing. I don’t think even God can help you and her.

  • Phiroze

    gb, ok not the two of us. Can you name 7 honest rich
    investers who you think can work for you in the BPP?

  • Phiroze

    gb, ok not the two of us. Can you name 7 honest rich
    investers who you think can work for you in the BPP?

  • gb

    you cannot afford to spend rs 1 crore so just shut up. you have already lost one election.

  • gb

    you cannot afford to spend rs 1 crore so just shut up. you have already lost one election.

  • Phiroze

    You have lost it completely on being exposed as a lunatic. Please get yourself treated by a psychiatrist. I can afford and pay for your treatment.

  • Phiroze

    You have lost it completely on being exposed as a lunatic. Please get yourself treated by a psychiatrist. I can afford and pay for your treatment.

  • Phiroze

    That is the case with most here and root of all needless community controversies. They opine without knowing or knowing very little based on hearsay. Blow your trumpet loud if you can as i have not heard of community service by a Zerxes Dordi. Do not worry about the finances just blow yourtrumpet as loud as possible so that the whole community can hear.

  • Phiroze

    That is the case with most here and root of all needless community controversies. They opine without knowing or knowing very little based on hearsay. Blow your trumpet loud if you can as i have not heard of community service by a Zerxes Dordi. Do not worry about the finances just blow yourtrumpet as loud as possible so that the whole community can hear.

  • Zerxes Dordi

    Phiroze, Since you seem to know C.V. of all the Trustees, please narrate the same for benefit of ignoramuses like me. Whatever money I spend is on Kathis of certain Fire Temples and I do not advertise the same.

  • gb

    I don’t need your donation. thanks. you need the treatment badly. u can go to outdoor in parsi general hospital where they give you free treatment.

  • gb

    I don’t need your donation. thanks. you need the treatment badly. u can go to outdoor in parsi general hospital where they give you free treatment.

  • gb

    Bpp trustees must conduct a samast anjuman meting on top priority and take suggestions from the zoroastrian parsi-irani community of mumbai on aviary project, housing, election code of conduct and various other issues of employing unemployed parsees. what are their future plans ?? Now, they intend constructing 1200 flats in navroze baug, lalbaug. It will again be a big scam. redevelopment must give ownership rights to old tenants. they will give on leave and licence. So think before signing any documents. They have already cheated families in panthaki colony new building for ownership flats. society is still not formed. dinshaw mehta is still opposing the same.

  • gb

    Bpp trustees must conduct a samast anjuman meting on top priority and take suggestions from the zoroastrian parsi-irani community of mumbai on aviary project, housing, election code of conduct and various other issues of employing unemployed parsees. what are their future plans ?? Now, they intend constructing 1200 flats in navroze baug, lalbaug. It will again be a big scam. redevelopment must give ownership rights to old tenants. they will give on leave and licence. So think before signing any documents. They have already cheated families in panthaki colony new building for ownership flats. society is still not formed. dinshaw mehta is still opposing the same.