Monthly Archives: April 2009

India, Iran to hold seminar on Iran and Zoroastrianism -Tehran Times

India, Iran to hold seminar on Iran and Zoroastrianism
Tehran Times Culture Desk

TEHRAN — The Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) and India’s Cama Oriental Institute are to hold a seminar on Iran and Zoroastrianism on April 27.

ICRO International Department Director Khalaj Monfared recently discussed the issue with Cama Oriental Institute President M.N.M. Cama and.

Homai N. Modi, the trustee and secretary of the institute, who was also attended the session, gave a brief review of the programs of the seminar.

Several Indian historians are scheduled to deliver speeches at the seminar.

Monfared suggested that Iranian scholars travel to India for future seminars.

The proposal to hold one seminar in India and one in Iran annually was also brought up at the meeting.

Commenting to the millennial anniversary of the Shahnameh in 2010, Monfared said that Iran is currently helping to organize a cultural week at the Cama institute for February 2010, in which Mir Jalaleddin Kazzazi and several other Shahnameh experts are scheduled to give lectures.

The possibility of the Cama institute and ICRO collaborating to arrange a seminar on the role of Indian Persians in the promotion of Iranian culture was also discussed.


Courtesy : K.F.Keravala


BPP Election Final Results – April 20, 2009

                                          Tirandaz    Engineer   Govadia      Dumasia


Bharucha Baug                   830                  531             13              40

Cusrow Baug                      720                 1024               9              58

KhareghatColony             1030                   907             11              82

Dadar ParsiColony           1363                 1033             19              33

Rustom Baug                    1320                 1120             37            118

                                         ——–              ———       ——–        ——-  

TOTAL                             5263                 4615             89            331

                                         ———              ———-     ——–         ——-  



Courtesy : Parsee Zarthoshti


Bapsi Sidhwa in Metropolitan Washington DC – 26 April 2009


BAPSI SIDHWA has been widely celebrated as the finest novelist produced by her country.  Born in Karachi and raised in Lahore, Pakistan; she now lives in Houston Texas.


DATE:  Sunday, April 26th



TIME:  2 pm – 5 pm



WHERE:  Potomac Community Center

11315 Falls Road – Potomac, MD 


Call for Directions:  240-777-6960


Details in Flyer attached…. chaitimewithbapsisidhwa_26april2009 



Ms. Sidhwa’s books will be on sale at a special Chai-Time discounted price.

Suggested donation: $3 per person



Please RSVP to Rashid and Bano Makhdoom at (301) 424-0751


Courtesy : Behram Pastakia

Girls Helping Girls College Scholarship Art Contest

Girls Helping Girls College Scholarship Art Contest
(Open through 13 May 2009)

Girls Helping Girls’ Fund-for-Respect Program is organizing a “Mirror, Mirror” art and multimedia contest to empower girls to redefine “real beauty” and widen their perspectives on beauty. Girls aged 11-19 can submit a visual, literature, or video piece responding to the question, “Who is the most beautiful woman to you?” All entries must fall into the categories of literature (poem, short essay, song, etc.), visual art (painting, sketch, photography, etc.) or video, and must be received by May 13. The winners in each of the three categories will receive a $500 scholarship and publicity.
More information and guidelines
can be found at:


Courtesy : Behram Pastakia

ZAGBA – 25th Anniversary


Dear ZAGBA Members and Friends,


As you know, throughout 2009, ZAGBA is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a series of events and projects.


On Saturday, July 25th, 2009 ZAGBA will have a special Gala Evening with a Jashan ceremony, entertainment and performances, a natak play, raffle and door prizes, a banquet, key note speaker, music, dancing, and more.


 Please mark the date on your calendar, invite your friends and family, and come to a very special event marking a major milestone in ZAGBA’s history.




Click here to make online reservations : 


Wyndham Boston Andover

123 Old River Road,

Andover, MA 01810


Courtesy : Behram Pastakia

Grants Available for Youth Service

Dollars for Change Service-Learning Grants
 (Open through 30 April 2009)

(Applicants in USA and selected provinces in Canada)

Youth Service America’s (YSA), YSA’s National Youth Council (NYC) and State Farm Companies Foundation  offer Dollars for Change Grants, as part of YSA’s Global Youth Service Grants.  YSA’s NYC will select the grantees: youth ages 12-25 who will collaborate with a teacher or service-learning coordinator. 

The awards are up to $2,000, and will support high-impact, semester-long service-learning projects during the fall 2009 term.  The selected youth-led projects will engage a minimum of 100 young people in service, demonstrate Youth Voice and youth leadership in all aspects of the decision-making process, and address compelling issues across the United States and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, and New Brunswick.

Upon successful completion of projects and evaluations, grantees will become eligible to compete for the prestigious Harris Wofford Youth Award in 2010, and be recognized as a YSA Service Star. 
To learn more, download an application and grant guidelines at  

Accepting applications through April 30, 2009. 

Questions?  Email: 


Courtesy : Behram Pastakia