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Dilshad Patel

Dilshad Patel is a dancer, instructor, therapist and wellness consultant. At age five, she began 12 years of education in the classical Indian dance form, Bharat Natyam. Dilshad then trained and taught at Shiamak Davar’s Institute for the Performing Arts, one of India’s foremost dance companies. Over seven years, she trained in and taught specialised styles of dance to people from varied backgrounds. While teaching children and adults with disabilities, terminally ill individuals and juvenile delinquents, Dilshad learned about the challenges and rewards of counselling those with special needs.

To help others achieve their wellness goals through dance, movement and fitness, Dilshad moved to New York to pursue her education in the field of dance and movement therapy, at the Harkness Dance Centre. She has returned to Mumbai to share her passion for dance and wellness.

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Religious Education, Future of Mobeds

In a religion as ancient as ours, the center of our spiritual physical being lies with these very priests. The dasturs, as they are known, are the custodians and implementers of all matters pertaining to religion, customs, ceremonies and the overall conscience of the religion. Zarathusti priests have over the centuries been the guiding force in the interpretation of our ancient texts, performing ceremonies of happiness and sadness, and being the silent custodians and arbitrators of our religious ethos.

Admissions for Parsi/Irani Zoroastrian Girls


Grant Road, Mumbai 400007


Girton High School is a 121 year old Parsi Managed Institution established in 1888 by Miss Bachoobai Moos. The school has always achieved 100% results at the S.S.C. Board Examinations and our pupils have also featured in the Merit List. Outstanding results at the S.S.C. Exam of March 2009. Highest percentage 92.30%. Out of 53 students, 28 students got Distinction – (8 students secured more than 90%), 20 students got 1 st class and 5 students got Second Class. The school caters to provide an all round education to equip the girls for life ahead with activities like Girl Guiding, Elocution, Music, Dance, Karate and self defence, Art, Craft, Computer literacy, Interactive’ education via Audio Visual.· The children are encouraged to participate in various Inter-House and Inter­School activities. Zoroastrian culture is emphasized upon by the teaching of religious knowledge under the able guidance of Zoroastrian Scholars.

The school is situated at a walking distance from Tata Colony, Gamadia Colony, Zoroastrian Colony (Chikalwadi), Captain Colony, Kashinath Street, Wadi a Street and Ness Baug.

Admission forms for Parsi Pupils in the S.S.C. Pre Primary Section for children between 2 1/2 years of age to 3 1/2 years of age, will be available at the school office from 21 st November 2009 onwards from 9.30 a.m. Private bus facility is available for the children.

For Admissions available for other classes from L.K.G. to Std. VIII inquire in January 2010.

Mrs. Pouruchisti C. Dubash, Principal

Dr. Manmohan Singh Scholarships – 2010



For Doctoral Studies at St.  John’s College, University of Cambridge, UK.

Dr Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, is a graduate and Honorary Fellow of St John’s College.  He is widely acknowledged as the architect of the economic reforms that have helped propel India onto the World Stage.  In honour of Dr Singh St John’s College, the University of Cambridge launched the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships in Delhi in 2007.  These awards will enable academically outstanding Indian students to come to St. John’s College, University of Cambridge to study for doctoral degrees in subjects like Science & Technology, Economics and Social Sciences.

Applications in Aerospace Engineering and Energy Studies will be of particular interest

Eligibility criteria, guidelines and application form can be downloaded from

Closing date: 15 December 2009

Parsi athletes shine at int’l sports meet

The rough football ground of Dadar Parsi Gymkhana is cultivating rare laurels. Two middle-aged neighbours have won India a gold and a
silver medal at the prestigious World Masters Games (WMG) held in Sydney mid-October. Fareez Vasania, a 45-year-old industrial photographer, and 49-year-old lawyer Rohinton Mehta, who defends tobacco major ITC in court, are untouchable in their events although the spotlight is yet to turn on them in a nation obsessed with cricket.

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Diana Billimoria

Diana Bilimoria, Ph.D. is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Department of Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.  She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from The University of Michigan.


Dr. Bilimoria’s research focuses on leadership, governance, gender and diversity in organizations.  Her work helps individuals and organizations enhance their leadership contributions and impact to create positive benefits.  She is interested in studying issues surrounding the representation, careers, quality of life and success of individuals in organizations, especially women and underrepresented minorities, particularly their advancement to and participation in senior organizational ranks such as in top executive teams and on boards of directors.  Her work on gender diversity, emotional intelligence, and leadership development has applications for individual, group, and organizational change.  Her research has been used to facilitate the institutional transformation of research universities to become more inclusive of the success and contributions of women faculty.  Other applications include the improvement of corporate and nonprofit organizational practices of selection, performance evaluation, advancement, and leadership development to attract and retain a diverse workforce.

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Statue of Shapur I Sassanid at Cave of Shapoor

The entrance of this cave is one of the largest in Iran. It is a 20m wide and 5m high portal leading to a 50x100m big and up to 12m high chamber.

In the middle of the entrance hall is a 1,800 years old statue of Shapoor I., the Great (241-272). About 1,400 years ago, after the collapse of the Sassanid dynasty, it was pulled down and lost one of its legs. About 70 years ago, the arms of the statue were also broken. 30 years ago a group of enthusiasts raised it on its feet and fixed the foot with iron and concrete.

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Jehangir Mehta

Jehangir Mehta is the executive chef and owner of New York City restaurant Graffiti. He is also the author of the 2008 HarperCollins cookbook “Mantra: The Rules of Indulgence,” offers a cooking class at his restaurant for children 4-14 called “Candy Camp” designed to build interest in more diverse foods, hosts exclusive in-home dinner parties and runs an event planning company.

He’s a creative genius, one of the hardest working men in the food biz, eloquent and also truly a nice guy. A visit to his restaurant Graffiti will confirm it all.

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