Applying to Graduate School in the US


17th April, 2018
A Webinar
Applying to Graduate School in the US
Sponsored By
Zoroastrian Faculty Network (ZFN)
A GWG/WZCC Joint Initiative

On May 5, 2018, 9:00AM India Time
By

Farrokh Mistree, Ph.D.

L.A. Comp Chair and Professor,
School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering,
University of Oklahoma.

Janet K. Allen, Ph.D.
John and Mary Moore Chair and Professor,
School of Industrial Engineering,
University of Oklahoma.
Content of the webinar is
“Key elements of securing admission and funding at graduate schools in the US”Click here to Register
Please note:

  • Parents are encouraged to participate.
  • Information on how to participate and access to the slides will be sent after registration.

Edul Daver
 – WZCC Global President
eduldaver@gmail.com

Lost Worlds’: Parsi ‘Çultures’ And Strongmen In Twentieth Century Bombay


The Board of Trustees and Members of the Governing Body

of

THE K R CAMA ORIENTAL INSTITUTE

invite you to a lecture along with a power-point presentation

on

“‘Lost Worlds’: Parsi ‘Çultures’ And

Strongmen In Twentieth Century Bombay

by

          Dr Namrata Ganneri

       Research Fellow

Avabai Wadia Research Fellowship in memory of Phiroz Mehta

at

6 pm on Wednesday, 14th March 2018

in the Dr Sir J J Modi Memorial Hall of the Institute

136 Bombay Samachar Marg, Opposite Lion Gate, Fort,

Mumbai – 400 023

Dr Louiza Rodrigues

Professor, Department Of History,

Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, Mumbai

will preside

Do join us for tea at 5.30 pm

 

RSVP 22843893 / 08879253893                     E-mail: krcamaoi123@gmail.com


Right of Admission Reserved

Abstract:

‘Lost Worlds’: Parsi ‘Cultures’ and strongmen in twentieth century Bombay

Parsi patronage as well as participation in most modern ‘organised’ sports is well- documented and discussed, but their participation in ‘physical culture movement’ remains obscure and under-investigated.  The ‘Physical Culture Movement’ emanating from the North-Atlantic world consisted of various combinations of gymnastics, calisthenics, weight-lifting and dieting to develop  muscular, healthy bodies and  had adherents all over the world by the first few decades of the twentieth century. Consequently, ‘Physical Culture Homes’ or ‘Çultures’ were founded and physical culture became a craze amongst many Parsi men (and some women) in the city of Bombay.

This lecture traces the history of ‘Physical Culture Homes’ and some iconic strongmen and physical culturists who emerged from these institutes. Many of these men were ‘local heroes’ and are still alive in ‘community memory’ though their histories have not been recorded in any conventional historical archive. The lecture also retrieves traditions of Parsi involvement in ‘índigenous’ wrestling and allied sports and comments on continuities with older traditions of body-building.  Finally, the lecture will also be an opportunity to   showcase the wealth of material collected during interviews with elderly physical -culture enthusiasts and strongmen of the community.

Dr Farah Shroff in Mumbai


Health Advocacy – at SNDT Churchgate on Monday March 19 at 2pm on the 5th floor
Dr Shroff will discuss the social determinants of health–income, social status, education, housing and so forth and talk about taking action on these determinants of health, with aim of keeping communities healthy.
Reproductive Health--tentative topic – at SNDT Santacruz / Juhu around March 8, 2017
 Dr Shroff will discuss childbirth practices, the legalization and regulation of midwifery and challenges in Canada. She will reflect on Canadian midwifery vis a vis midwifery issues in India and other nations.
Farah Shroff – farah.shroff@ubc.ca

Gathas : Songs my father taught me


The Alliance Française de Pune 

and 

Poona Music Society

presents 

concert called 

“Gathas : Songs my father taught me.” 

by 

Ariana Vafadari 

under the label of 

Bonjour India 2017-18. 

http://pune.afindia.org/events/bonjour-india-gathas-with-ariana-vafadari/ 

Thursday, 22nd February | 7 PM
Mazda Hall, Dastur Primary School, Camp
FREE ENTRANCE

The Gathas are the prayers of Zoroastrianism, the monotheistic religion of Ancient Persia. These poems from philosopher and prophet Zarathustra date from about 3700 years. They are surprisingly modern, expressing the life, doubts and choices of a man. As there are no records of the way they were sung originnally, Franco-Iranian Ariana Vafadari composed every song according to radifs or oriental scales. It results in music that constantly vibrates between its Oriental mystic foundations and their matching Western opera. Ariana Vafadari and her musicians have a common trait, they unremittingly stretch musical boundaries. In perfect continuity with their cultural and musical backgrounds, they were trained by traditional Iranian, Ottoman and Moroccan music, jazz, Western classical music or opera, in their improvisations and the practice of their instruments, they travel freely from one world to the next.

The third edition of Bonjour India 2017-18 is a four-month-long mega voyage across India that will celebrate Indo-French partnership as well as shape the next decade of human exchange between the two countries.

 

 

This concert is organised in association with Poona Music Society.

Zoroastrians Celebrating “Jashn-e Sadeh” In Yazd


The central province of Yazd is home to a large population of Iranian Zoroastrians. This past Tuesday, they celebrated the annual mid-winter feast “Jashn-e Sadeh” by preparing a large bonfire (also known as Adur-Jashan, or Feast of fire).

The annual festivity honors fire, the defeat of darkness/cold and signifies the coming of Spring.

Click Here for more pics