Category Archives: Calendar

Effective Remote Learning – Managing Stress and Time

Title:  Effective Remote Learning – Managing Stress and Time

Speaker:  Farrokh Mistree.  L.A. Comp Chair and Professor, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA

Date:  September 19, 2020

Time:  7:30 PM IST / 10:00 AM EST / 9:00 AM CST

Abstract:  COVID 19 has affected the lives of people all over the world. In academia we have moved from face to face instruction to on-line or hybrid modes of instruction.  This has altered the pedagogical model that we are all used to in that there is a greater need for a student to manage stress and time.  In this talk I will offer some pointers on how one can learn in a remote learning environment.

Biography:  Farrokh’s passion is to have fun in providing an opportunity for highly motivated and talented people to learn how to define and achieve their dreams. Farrokh holds the L. A. Comp Chair in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.  Farrokh received his B. Tech (Hons) degree in Naval Architecture in 1967 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974.  He is highly cited author who has published over 400 papers, two books and four research monographs.  Farrokh is a Fellow of ASME, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Life Member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.  Farrokh co-directs the Systems Realization Laboratory @ OU with his wife Professor Janet K. Allen in Industrial and Systems Engineering.  Their research focus is on defining the emerging frontier for the “intelligent” decision-based realization of complex (cyber-physical-social) systems when the computational models are incomplete and inaccurate.

Link to connect : https://bit.ly/yazdizoom

Food Sustainability, Creativity and Conservation in the time of COVID-19

Date: Saturday September 19th, 2020

Time: 12 Noon Eastern | 9 AM Pacific | 5 PM UK | 8:30 Iran | 9 PM Pakistan | 9:30 PM India

COVID has changed the way we eat, cook and live in many ways — good and bad. This discussion focuses on the impact of the pandemic on the food supply chain, and how it affected the availability of the basics, leading people to get more creative in the kitchen. Everything from making our own bread to using leftovers to create new unexpected meals, has allowed people to ramp up their cooking skills, rely on sustainability and be more conscious of food wastage. Historically resembling the ways of our ancestors.

PANELISTS

Niloufer Mavalvala

Born and raised in Karachi, with London, Toronto and Dubai all part of her life Niloufer has travelled extensively. Passionate about culture through its cuisine she enjoys all cuisines of the world.

Self taught, her experience through the years has driven her to write a blog NiloufersKitchen.com and publish two Parsi cookbooks – receiving 3 awards. She strongly believes that while we are identified by race, religion and colour, we share the tightest bonding through food.  Her umpteen zoom demos through this pandemic have picked up momentum worldwide making  #revivinganancientcuisine one recipe at a time her priority.

Naomi Mobed

Naomi Mobed is the Founder of Le Bon Magot®, an award-winning specialty producer of fine condiments, conserves, preserves and sauces inspired by the flavors of Africa, Middle East and South Asia. This venture is the culmination of her diverse heritage, extensive travels and her passion for all things culinary. Naomi’s love of cooking comes straight from her family’s kitchen – she learned how to cook from her Mother, Grandmother and Great Aunts. Prior to becoming a foodpreneur, Naomi was a banker, specializing in the emerging economies of Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Her clients were some of the largest financial and public institutions in these regions. Having completed graduate studies in International Relations at the London School of Economics & Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Political Science & International Relations from Mount Holyoke College, Naomi has previously worked in academia, multi-national corporations, United States Department of State and Research/Policy organizations. She has published articles in journals of international history, politics and business as well as contributing to a number of books. Born in Karachi and having grown up around the world, she is multilingual with varying degrees of familiarity with 7 languages (in addition to English).

Jehangir Mehta

Chef Jehangir Mehta is the chef/owner of the New York city restaurants Graffiti, Me and You, and Graffiti Earth. He has been a participant in Food Network’s Next Iron Chef Redemption 2012, the runner-up at the Next Iron Chef 2009, a participant on Iron Chef American and a guest on Martha Stewart living. Known for his signature eclectic style and food sustainability initiatives, he uses an array of unusual ingredients and spices to create an interesting juxtapose of temperatures, textures and tastes.

MODERATORS

Vera Dinshaw Springett,

Co-Founder Parsis Exchange Recipes on Facebook

Vera Dinshaw Springett is Creative Director for UX (User Experience) at University of Phoenix, with almost 20 years of combined ad agency and in-house branding and digital experience. Originally from Pakistan, Vera came to the US to earn her bachelor’s in Advertising and master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications. She lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter, and is co-admin of Parsis Exchange Recipes (PER).

Arbez Shroff Patel

Co-Founder Parsis Exchange Recipes on Facebook

Arbez Shroff Patel is born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. Came to the United States to earn a degree in Medical Technology. Worked at Smithkline Beecham medical reference laboratory specializing in Microbiology and Virology, ultimately in a Supervisory and then Managerial capacity. Living in Plano, Texas. Mother to two children who have flown the coop.

FEZANA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Food Sustainability, Creativity & Conservation During COVID-19: The FEZANA Talks #9

Time: Sep 19, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/99962341616?pwd=RXdlbjh1VXB0V29tb1Ztcm1BT095Zz09

Meeting ID: 999 6234 1616
Passcode: FEZANA
One tap mobile
+16468769923,,99962341616#,,,,,,0#,,916520# US (New York)
+13017158592,,99962341616#,,,,,,0#,,916520# US (Germantown)

Dial by your location
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 999 6234 1616
Passcode: 916520
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abc40eYTOf

Sunday School – Farrokh Mistree on June 14, 2020

Sunday School – Farrokh Mistree on June 14, 2020 @ 2:00PM Central / 3:00 PM Eastern (New York Time) ; 12:00 noon PST (Vancouver); 8:00 pm (London, UK);  7:00 AM (Auckland, New Zealand); 

Hi All,

Farrokh Mistree will be teaching his second Sunday School class on Sunday, June 14 at Noon Pacific/ 2:00pm Central/ 3 pm Eastern.

The talk is titled “Zoroastrian Parenting: Fostering Independent Thought and Belief.”

It is intended for all people of all ages, parents and children alike. The class will be recorded. The slides are attached and the link is here:

https://stanford.zoom.us/j/92744277893

Feel free to share with anyone who is interested. We will take a break the week after for Father’s Day, but you can sign up for future classes here: https://forms.gle/8bUoqoJuGCFryahc9

If you or your child are in high school and are interested in learning about applying to undergraduate  programs, please write to me and we will arrange an info session.

If you are applying for graduate school, let me know. We have Zoros who have done just about every form of grad school and are willing to advise other Zs about good programs, application tricks, etc.

Thanks,
Dinsha

Dinsha Mistree

Rule of Law Program

Stanford Law School

404-403-1643

Dmistree@gmail.com

ZYNG2.0 announces ‘Lockdown 2020 PUBG Night’ friendly gaming session for Zoroastrian youth on Saturday, 23rd May

Some advantages of gaming (PUBG), when not played regularly or in excess, are helping in multitasking and increasing thinking ability and reflexes when exposed to different situations.
Keeping this in mind, ZYNG 2.0 plans to entice and engage the parsi youth with ‘Lockdown 2020 PUBG Night’ a friendly gaming session for Zoroastrian youth on Saturday, 23rd May.

What: ‘Lockdown 2020 PUBG Night’ for Parsis
When: Saturday, 23rd May from 10pm onwards
Where: At our respective homes through our mobile phones/tablets
Registration: FREE…closes on Friday 22nd May at 5pm, Contact 9082262681/9920127945
Winner Gratification: Winners of Solo and Squad matches to be awarded with special gift cards
 
How to survive the red zone? Every player knows that when in a red zone, always stay at home..
 
Stay tuned for more @zyng2.0 on Instagram https://instagram.com/zyng2.0?igshid=1id5gj0mv488p

198TH SALGREH OF PAK NARIELVALA AGIARY, DADAR, BOMBAY

Roj Ardibehesht Mah Adar, April 15, marks the 198th Shubh Salgreh of the Pak Narielvala Agiary at Dadar  –  an oasis of peace, prayer and powerful positive vibrations near the bustling Dadar station.
For close to two centuries, this Sacred Holy Fire has blessed the community with many benedictions and boons.
Today, let us bow before this Holy Fire from our homes all over the world, as we isolate ourselves against a terrible scourge that has beset mankind, and pray that this Holy Fire blesses humanity with immediate relief and enduring good health.
In the evening today, at 6 p.m. India time, the attending Mobed Saheb will offer a Maachi. Since the Agiary is closed to the public as per government orders, all humdeens are requested to join in the Humbandagi from their homes by praying 5 Yatha and 3 Ashem at 6 p.m.
COURTESY: JAM-E-JAMSHED

Stories from the Shahnameh : Stream Feathers of Fire this weekend in celebration of the Persian New Year…. 21 March 2020

As a NowRuz gift, Kingorama is offering a free viewing of their shadow-theater epic ‘Feathers of Fire’ which is based on the stories of the Shahnameh
We encourage you all to take advantage of this free screening before it ends this Sunday at 11.59 pm. Directions on how to watch are in the forwarded email.
Enjoy the show and stay safe and healthy!
Warm regards,
Perinaaz for ZACC-DC

Stream Feathers of Fire this weekend in celebration of the Persian New Year.

alt

A gift to our community.

Dear friends,

Our community has supported us in so many ways on our creative journey, and now we want to say thank you!  During this time of quarantine, pop some popcorn, dim the lights, and enjoy the award-winning shadow theater epic Feathers of Fire.

In the last 24 hours, over 2000 people have watched the show.  Don’t miss out.  
Watch Feathers of Fire on Vimeo all weekend long.  Share this link with your friends and family, leave us a comment, and celebrate the coming spring with adventure and beauty.

This link is only available through this Sunday night 11:59 PM.



Happy Nowruz♥

alt
To learn more about Feathers of Fire and Kingorama,
visit www.kingorama.com.

 

« Older Entries