Monthly Archives: February 2013

The curious case of Samuel Guise

HI all,

Came across this interesting paper on, which chronicles the
life and times of this intrepid Englishman who spent almost all his fortune
collecting precious manuscripts, many of them Zoroastrian. Some of this
makes very painful reading. It seems difficult to believe how the widow of
Dastur Darab would have sold the manuscripts to him…

Click here  Sims-Williams_2009d
Best regards,

Ervad Marzban J. Hathiram

Singapore’s leading school offers all inclusive merit scholarships

Global Schools Foundation (GSF) is a Singapore-based organisation that operates the renowned Global Indian International School (GIIS) in 20 campuses across 7 countries and has enviable track-record in nurturing students with world-class academic and all-round ability. Year after year GSF has offered a few fully-paid GIIS CV Raman Scholarship to the best and brightest Class X students in India to further their academic aspirations at GIIS Singapore. This year too GSF invites scholarship applications from outstanding Class X students who seek to excel on a global platform.

GHS CV Raman Scholarship 2013 at Singapore*

• Awarded for Standards 11 & 12, CBSE/IB for the 2013-2015 session • 2 year Scholarship sponsored by GSF for studying in GIIS Singapore • Worth S$ 66,000* per student (includes all tuition fees, boarding expenses, annual allowance, settling allowance and one time return airfare from India to Singapore) • Subsidized medical benefits • No bond is attached to the GIIS CV Raman Scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria • Students with English as 1st language ‘Minimum 90% or equivalent grade in Std. 10 Pre-Board/Half-yearly exam, Std. 9 final exams under CBSE or minimum 85% or equivalent grade in Std. 10 Pre-Board/Half-yearly exam, Std. 9 final exams under ICSE/IGCSE to apply for scholarship • The written test will include General Ability, Mathematics and English • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test in early April, 2013 and those who clear would be called for interviews in early May, 2013.


• Written tests will be held in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Indore, Surat, Ahmedabad, Pune, Noida • Board Exam mark sheets to be provided on declaration of results • Selected students would be expected to leave for Singapore by June, 2013.

How to Apply Download and print the Scholarship Application Form at and mail along with copy of the mark sheet of Std. 10 Pre-Board exam, Std. 9 final exams, 2 passport size photographs, extra-curricular achievements to:

The Program Manager (GIIS Scholarships), Global Indian International School, Plot No. D-5, Sector 71, Noida-201301. U.P, India.

Completed Application Forms to reach latest by 19th March, 2013.