This small exhibition at the British Museum (Great Russell Street, London) from 24 October 2013 – 27 April 2014, will explain Zoroastrianism, an ancient but living religion named after the Prophet Zarathustra, through objects and coins from Persia (Iran) and beyond.
The display will feature a variety of ancient and modern objects and coins, and will highlight the importance of Zoroastrian traditions in other religions. It will touch on the concept and imagery of the Three Kings of the Christian tradition, who are described in the New Testament (Matthew 2.2) as Magi from the east – Zoroastrian priests in the Persian tradition. Magnificent Islamic coins from Mughal India which follow the Iranian Zoroastrian calendar adopted by the emperor Akbar (1556–1605) will also be on display.
Modern objects will show the ongoing legacy of this ancient Iranian religion and its significance as a symbol of national identity for Zoroastrian and non-Zoroastrian Iranians in modern Persia and beyond.
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He’s been accused of corruption, high-handedness and more in his almost two decade long “career” at the Bombay Parsi Punchayet, but it’s been water off a duck’s back for veteran trustee Dinshaw Mehta (inset). Currently the BPP chairman, Mehta is notorious for his rough manner and street-fighter aggression — an aberration for a most refined and genteel Parsis which he has exploited with devastating effect. In 2006, his browbeating resulted in four former BPP trustees including eminent economist Minu Shroff and legal eagle Burjor Antia putting in their resignations citing Mehta’s “frequent misrepresentation, manipulation and manoeuvring”.
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Conference in English on +27 November 2013, 6.30 pm at
the Permanent Swedish Representation to European Union
Zarathustra: The Man Who Created
the Concept of Happiness
Everybody knows the famous Thus Spake Zarathustra of Nietzsche but few know that behind this name is hiding one of the most astonishing figures of the whole history of religions and philosophies.
Zarathustra (or Zoroaster) is the great forgotten name in history. Inventor of monotheism 3700 years ago, his writings gave birth to the religion and existential philosophy of successive Persian empires that reigned over a large part of the world for 1200 years until the advent of Islam.
We had to wait until the nineteenth century to see finally deciphered the original writings of Zarathustra, the Gathas, from an Aryan language forgotten for over 2000 years. The message of these hymns of great poetry is proving surprisingly modern. Apostle of Righteousness and the Good thought, the first two attributes of this single God that he called Ahura Mazda, Zarathustra wants to lead men and women towards a happy life, denouncing the corruption of the political and religious elites, the false gods and the bloody sacrifices.
The greatest Greek philosophers such as Pythagoras and Plato claim to him, while Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism and Humanism have drawn from the same source the fundamental concepts of their religions and philosophy.
Date and time : +27 November 2013, 6.30 pm. Place: Permanent Representation of Sweden, square de Meeûs 30, 1000 Brussels. Participation fee: 5€ for members and 8€ for non-members, wine included. Registrations must be made firstname.lastname@example.org before 23 November 2013.
Doctor in history of civilizations, archaeology and linguistics, he is the author of nine books and more than 200 articles on the Zoroastrian Existential Philosophy. His writings and translation of “the Gathas, the Sublime Book of Zarathustra” were published first in Persian, then in English and French.
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By a vote of four to three the Bombay Parsi Punchayet trustees have cancelled the Tenth World Zoroastrian Congress to be held in Bombay this December. The four have filed a complaint before the Charity Commissioner to remove Dinshaw Mehta from the board of trustees. [Parsiana]
Designer Perveez Aggarwal will be presenting My Beautiful Embroideries, an exhibition of apparel with traditional Parsi ‘gara’ embroidery, in the city.
She has had sold-out exhibitions in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. One can place customised orders at her home in Mumbai. Her designs can be made available in chiffons, georgettes and silk in the latest colours.
(The exhibition will be on from Nov 22-23 at Vivanta by Taj-Blue Diamond,11, Koregaon Road, Pune 411 001. Timing: 11.30 am-7 pm)
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Fire, a primordial power has long held a certain fascination for mankind. Anything from its ability to heat early caves, and later homes, and then when fire was confined into gas boilers, we still decorate our homes with candles.
It has also been a topic for religions, often just candles in churches — but more profound for the Zoroastrians — and underneath a gallery in central London, you can find a Zoroastrian temple with its eternal flame burning brightly.
The exhibition doesn’t start with fire though, but relics of its early years and explanations of how the faith converted from an oral tradition to something was was later written down.
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Persona Redefined & Images2last
a workshop which will be conducted by Trained and Expert Image Consultants- Farida Dahee and Swati Marhia.
Kindly see the details and please find the attached flyer.
Limited seats only!!
Dress to Impress Workshop Timing: 10am to 5pm Date: 14th December, 2013
Venue: Hotel Karl Residency, 36 Lallubhai Park Road, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400058
Globalization has unified the world into a single society. In today’s competitive global economy, Dressing, Grooming, Business Etiquette, Body Language and Communication play a paramount role in your business endeavor. This workshop focuses on enhancing your personality and form a lasting first impression from experts in the field. Who should attend? · Individuals, who require to effectively, communicate and meet people in diverse business environments anywhere in the world. · Employees of your organization who have to represent your company’s professional image in the domestic and international market. · Aspiring professionals like college students who want to prepare themselves for the service and business industry.
1) Wow Dressing at Work · Importance of First Impression · Inner and Body Image · International Style Scale · Do’s and Dont’s of Dressing
2) Etiquette · Exchange Business Card · Meeting Etiquette · Business Etiquette · Waiting room Etiquette · Net Etiquette
3) Communication · Art of Public Speaking · Style of Presentation Skills · Different between both · Importance of Listening Skills · Barriers to effective communication
4) Body Language · Different kinds of Handshakes · Eye Movements · Body Language of Lies · Do’s and Dont’s
5) Grooming & Hygiene
6) Building Self Confidence
Registration fees for 7 hour workshop conducted by Trained Image Consultants Farida Dahee & Swati Marhia is inclusive of all Rs.2500/- per participant which includes tea and lunch as well.
For registration click on this link – http://www.meraevents.com/event/dress-to-impress
We look forward to a long and fruitful association with you.