Monthly Archives: March 2011

‘Persian Rite of Spring’ ,Video

The Persian Rite of Spring, created by Niloufar Talebi in collaboration with composer and video artist Bobak Salehi, is a multimedia show about the mythology, poetry, music, folklore and celebrations of Norouz, a millennia-old tradition celebrated by Iranians and others around the world. The birth of light and its victory over dark is an archetypical dynamic with a series of ceremonies from Yalda (Winter Solstice) through 13-Bedar (Outdoor 13) that usher in the
renewal of the world each spring, which The Persian Rite of Spring brings to life. The Persian Rite of Spring world-premiered at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art of March 14, 2010 and was commissioned by the Farhang Foundation.
DVDs are available on
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Vakhshoori / Ahura Scholarship

The Vakhshoori Foundation invites young Zoroastrians to apply for scholarships for the academic year of 2011-2012. Formerly known as Ahura Scholarships, these awards have been renamed and augmented. The Vakhshoori Humata Scholarship now totals $10,000; the Vakhshoori Asha Scholarship totals $2,000. There were six awards last year, and we look forward to receiving your applications this year.

The applicant must be a young Zoroastrian enrolled in or accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning at either the undergraduate or graduate level. If s/he is already enrolled, s/he must provide a tuition statement for the fall semester of 2011; if accepted but not yet enrolled, s/he must provide an acceptance letter. Candidates of diverse
nationalities are welcomed to apply. All completed applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2011. For a copy of the application, please see . For specific questions, please contact Koorosh Vakhshoori at .

Koorosh Vakhshoori
Scholarship Committee
The Vakhshoori Foundation

The Vakhshoori Foundation mission:

To promote leadership among Zoroastrian youth in the academic, social, and artistic fields.

Parsi Indian reporter wins AFP prize for work in Kashmir

Dilnaz Boga, an Indian photojournalist and reporter, has won the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for her courageous work in Indian-administered Kashmir, the AFP Foundation announced Wednesday.

Boga, 33, spent a year in Srinagar working for the respected news portal Kashmir Dispatch as well as a number of international publications and websites, the culmination of a decade covering the troubled region.

The Kate Webb Prize was launched in 2008 in honour of the legendary AFP correspondent in Asia who blazed a trail for women in international journalism.

The prize recognises exceptional work produced by locally engaged Asian journalists operating in dangerous or difficult circumstances in the region.

Boga will receive a certificate and 3,000 euros ($4,200) in cash at a ceremony in Hong Kong.

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Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney