Monthly Archives: February 2013

Exploring Ancient Tracks of the Silk Road

Dear Hamdins,


An Archaeological Tour with volunteer participation in excavations of two sites on the Silk Road around Tadjikistan is being organized for expedition/excavation.

The program includes visits to the most outstanding archaeological and architectural monuments of this ancient land of the Zoroastrians, its museums, volunteer participation in excavations of the tremendous site of Hisorak in the mountains of Central Tajikistan, and the Ancient Panjakent, the best documented Sogdian city with famous wall-paintings, the trip to Yaghnob valley, where the language and elements of culture of pre-Islamic Central Asia survive, to the mountain lakes, and many more.

The minimal group are four people. The trip will take place on 01 – 22 July 2013. The basic price is 2500 US $ per person + air fare.

The detailed plan of the tour can be downloaded here: Click here


Interested knowledge seeking hamdins can avail of this opportunity.


Yazdaan Panaah Baad.


Rustom M Daboo

Excellence in Sports Scholarship (EXISS) Fund

The FEZANA Excellence In Sports Scholarship (EXISS) Fund is still accepting applications for 2012

The objective of the Excellence in Sports Scholarship (EXISS) Fund is to provide financial support to young Zarathushtis (between the ages of 10-30, living in North America) who are performing exceptionally and at highly recognized levels in any sport.  The purpose of the scholarship is to enable the recipients to get world-class training and/or study with experts in their field and thus fine tune and enhance their talent and capabilities. The new deadline for applications is Thursday, February 28th, 2013. 

If you or someone you know may benefit from this scholarship, we encourage you to apply. For more details, please visit: 

Shiroy Dadachanji
Chair, Excellence in Sports Scholarship (EXISS) Fund

Leadership the Mentoring Way – 7 Easy Steps

The book authored by Prof. Faredoon Kapadia and published by Atassh Publications was launched amongst the galaxy of distinguished personalities was launched at a convention, “The Value of Professional Employability Career Program” hosted by MUMBAI MANAGEMENT ACADEMY at Sterling Institute of Management Studies, Nerul, Navi Mumbai on December 15, 2012.

Seven areas are essential for successful leadership. The purpose is to improve leadership performance in both major and minor roles recognizing what needs to change and practicing the necessary skills.

Seven steps to successful leadership: Chapter wise.

  1. Developing Awareness.
  2. Understanding People.
  3. Power and Authority.
  4. Communication.
  5. Decision-Making.
  6. Creating a Vision.
  7. Taking Charge.

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Best wishes for a very Happy Navroze on March 21, 2013

We hope you will cook delicious, mouth-watering food with the recipes, ideas provided on this site.

One idea for example , is to ask the baker to add NAVROZE MUBARAK icing on your cake.  (Yes, you may pick up a readymade cake, or bake one using the recipes on this site.)

We hope you bookmark this page and come back to this page as more ideas will follow as Navroze comes closer on March 21, 2013

Best wishes for a very Happy Navroze