Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Zoroastrian Craft of Kusti Weaving

Threads of Continuity

FEZANA partners with PARZOR in publication of the Book “Threads of Continuity”

We all wear a Sudreh Kusti after our Navjotes / Sudreh Pooshi but most of us do not realize the significance of this sacred armour in our life or religion. Published after close to ten years of research, Threads of Continuity is the first book ever to explain cogently why it is so important for our lives.
When we observe the great skill required in weaving a kusti and how each part of this sacred thread has a symbolic meaning, we shall wish to preserve this great tradition for future generations.

Here is an opportunity to learn more and share with our families and community the importance of maintaining the Zoroastrian culture and religion through understanding and appreciating the value of our ancient traditions.

Written by Ashdeen Z. Lilaowala with Shernaz Cama, Threads of Continutiy is available at Copies can be sent to Associaitons or to individuals who write to or call at 011 26513560.

Review of the book from Hamazor magazine Issue No. 1 (2014) by Ardeshir Marker attached – Review in Hamazor

Young Engineers Award

 IEI has instituted ‘IEI Young Engineers Award’. The Award consists of Rs10,000/- and a Certificate. The purpose of the Award is to recognize outstanding achievements/contributions made by young engineers in engineering research, excellence in engineering technology development, technology transfer, etc. Any engineer citizen of India not older than 35 years of age as on March 31, 2014 is eligible for the Award. 
The Application Proforma is to be filled online which is available on IEI website ( latest by March 31, 2014. Six copies of the printout of the duly filled application proforma endorsed by appropriate authority should be sent to:

Director (Technical), The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata 700020.

The envelope containing the application should be labeled at the top with ‘IEI Young Engineers Award 2014-15’ and name of the engineering division under which the applicant desires to be considered for the Award.

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