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“INTERPRETATIONS OF ASHO ZARATHUSTRA’S TEACHINGS IN THE GATHAS WITH RELEVANCE TO BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP”

“INTERPRETATIONS OF ASHO ZARATHUSTRA’S TEACHINGS IN THE GATHAS
WITH RELEVANCE TO BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP”

BY

DR. KARISHMA KOKA

CO-FOUNDER – ULTIMATE ACHIEVEMENTS ACADEMY, LONDON, UK

DATE / TIME: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2021 9:30AM EST (8:00PM INDIA TIME)

LOCATION: WEBINAR PRESENTATION ON ZOOM
LINK:  https://bit.ly/yazdizoom
Meeting id : 848 725 1418
No password

CONTACT: NATALIE GANDHI nvania@encouragenewbiz.com

TOPIC: “INTERPRETATIONS OF ASHO ZARATHUSTRA’S TEACHINGS IN THE GATHAS WITH RELEVANCE TO BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP”

In the Gathas, Dr. Karishma finds Neuro-Cognitive guidance that applies to the essence of the changing times. She finds messages for converting challenges to opportunities. In Asho Zarathustra’s thoughts and words, she finds the principles of Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship to build beyond available resources and guidance for joyfully working together for the Good of All.

Dr. Karishma will explain and discuss how the ancient and timeless Tenets and Principles have withstood the test of time and is applicable to all Peoples the World over in all aspects of personal and professional life.

ABOUT DR. KARISHMA KOKA:

In 2012 Dr. Karishma co-founded the Ultimate Achievements Academy with her mother, applying the principles from Neuroscience to Learning and Development in the Academic and Executive World. They help empower people through Neuroscience-based Holistic Life Coaching and Executive Training with knowledge and belief in the good in themselves and others, building confidence and self-esteem to add value to lives of others and achieve excellent results all though life. Dr. Karishma mentors students from high School to doctorate level in scientific fields. Recently, Dr. Karishma has founded the “Ba Humata” project aimed to build a Global Fellowship with all Zarathushti Associations around the world to share Zoroastrian Tenets and Principles and their application in personal and professional day-to-day life. She has learned the principles from her Grandfather Ervad Noshirwanji Pestonji Panthaki (son of Dasturji Pestonji Noshirwanji Panthaki, late Dasturji of Sir J.J Agiary, Pune), Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary (High Priest of Iran), Mobed Soli P. Dastur (USA), Ervad Dr. Ramiyar Karanjia (India) and the writings of Ervad K.E Kanga, Dasturji N. D Minocheherhomjee, Dasturji M. N Dhalla and Ervad Sir J. J. Modi among others.

After a BSc. in Chemistry, Environmental Science and Biology, Karishma did an MSc. (Research) in Computational Neuroscience and Molecular Biology from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bangalore. She was selected  to do a PhD at the University of Cambridge, Neuroscience Programme, on Scholarship from Cambridge, Nehru and British Government Trusts. Her Post-Doctoral work at the Medical Research Council, London was on Stem Cells in the Brain and Learning & Development. Dr. Karishma believes strongly in and supports the Zarathushti Faculty Network, while being a member of the ZTFE (London). She believes that Social, Economic and Knowledge Entrepreneurship work effectively at the Global level of Fellowship with Zarathushti Tenets.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS NOT TO BE MISSED WEBINAR!

WZCC NY CHAPTER WEBINAR: FEBRUARY 7, 2021

“INTERPRETATIONS OF ASHO ZARATHUSTRA’S TEACHINGS IN THE GATHAS
WITH RELEVANCE TO BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP”
BY
DR. KARISHMA KOKA
CO-FOUNDER – ULTIMATE ACHIEVEMENTS ACADEMY, LONDON, UK
DATE / TIME: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2021 9:30AM EST (8:00PM INDIA TIME)
LOCATION: WEBINAR PRESENTATION ON ZOOM
           Meeting id : 848 725 1418
           No password
CONTACT: NATALIE GANDHI nvania@encouragenewbiz.com
TOPIC: “INTERPRETATIONS OF ASHO ZARATHUSTRA’S TEACHINGS IN THE GATHAS WITH RELEVANCE TO BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP”
In the Gathas, Dr. Karishma finds Neuro-Cognitive guidance that applies to the essence of the changing times. She finds messages for converting challenges to opportunities. In Asho Zarathustra’s thoughts and words, she finds the principles of Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship to build beyond available resources and guidance for joyfully working together for the Good of All.
Dr. Karishma will explain and discuss how the ancient and timeless Tenets and Principles have withstood the test of time and is applicable to all Peoples the World over in all aspects of personal and professional life.
ABOUT DR. KARISHMA KOKA:
In 2012 Dr. Karishma co-founded the Ultimate Achievements Academy with her mother, applying the principles from Neuroscience to Learning and Development in the Academic and Executive World. They help empower people through Neuroscience-based Holistic Life Coaching and Executive Training with knowledge and belief in the good in themselves and others, building confidence and self-esteem to add value to lives of others and achieve excellent results all though life. Dr. Karishma mentors students from high School to doctorate level in scientific fields. Recently, Dr. Karishma has founded the “Ba Humata” project aimed to build a Global Fellowship with all Zarathushti Associations around the world to share Zoroastrian Tenets and Principles and their application in personal and professional day-to-day life. She has learned the principles from her Grandfather Ervad Noshirwanji Pestonji Panthaki (son of Dasturji Pestonji Noshirwanji Panthaki, late Dasturji of Sir J.J Agiary, Pune), Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary (High Priest of Iran), Mobed Soli P. Dastur (USA), Ervad Dr. Ramiyar Karanjia (India) and the writings of Ervad K.E Kanga, Dasturji N. D Minocheherhomjee, Dasturji M. N Dhalla and Ervad Sir J. J. Modi among others.
After a BSc. in Chemistry, Environmental Science and Biology, Karishma did an MSc. (Research) in Computational Neuroscience and Molecular Biology from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bangalore. She was selected  to do a PhD at the University of Cambridge, Neuroscience Programme, on Scholarship from Cambridge, Nehru and British Government Trusts. Her Post-Doctoral work at the Medical Research Council, London was on Stem Cells in the Brain and Learning & Development. Dr. Karishma believes strongly in and supports the Zarathushti Faculty Network, while being a member of the ZTFE (London). She believes that Social, Economic and Knowledge Entrepreneurship work effectively at the Global level of Fellowship with Zarathushti Tenets.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS NOT TO BE MISSED WEBINAR!

Something Exciting Coming Your Way

Something exciting coming your way! Amazing performances, workshops, discussions around parsi culture, lifestyle and of course food! Check out our website and sign up at themarketplace.wzcc.org
#WZCCBangaloreTheMarketplace2020 #onlinecharityevent #WZCCBangalore

 

We are doing a Online event for Charity. Please register as per your choice and also forward to family and friends.

Home

From Zenobia Davar to Tanaz Godiwalla, we’ve got ’em all! Join us for Zoroastrian trails – from Garas to patras, Irani food to forging connections through telling stories! Sign up at themarketplace.wzcc.org
#WZCCBangaloreTheMarketplace2020 #onlinecharityevent #WZCCBangalore

 

OZCF COVID-19 Virtual Run/Walk

Welcome to the OZCF COVID-19 Virtual Run/Walk!

The OZCF Sports committee are excited to bring to you their first Virtual Run/Walkfundraiser.

The COVID-19 pandemic has not allowed the OZCF to have in-person events, therefore we are holding this Virtual event.

*This is one event ‘WE DO NOT WISH TO SEE YOU IN-PERSON’*

Please follow the guidelines below:

1. Register by paying $20
2. Starts October 23rd and ends October 31st, 2020
3. Please pay attention to the current COVID-19 regulations in your area
4. Take pictures and videos of your Run/Walk and send them to xariusjasavala@hotmail.comor 905-808-2827 with your full name and area (i.e. Xarius Jasavala, Oakville, ON).
5. You can track your distance with a running/walking app such as ‘Strava‘ or running/walking watch or treadmill display.
After you have completed your Run/Walk, please take a picture/screenshot of your running app/watch/treadmill showing your distance & send to us.

or

Take a picture of yourself having completed the 5km.

While we realize that it may not be possible for all participants to complete 5km, we encourage you to participate, keep fit and complete however many km you can.

We wish to have fun with this, so please do send in periodic Pictures/Videos of your participation in this first Virtual Run/Walk.

We will be posting these on our website & social media platforms.

We would like as many people to participate (young and old), from all over the world; stay fit, stay safe, have fun !

** You can take this further and get sponsors from friends and family by asking people to hit the OZCF Donation option from the website or click HERE

A Global Call to Action for Climate Change – 17 October 2020

A Global Call to Action for Climate Change 
Turning Ideas into ActionThe FEZANA UN-NGO Committee is pleased to announce that a broadcast of the Tedx Gateway : “A Global Call to Action on Climate Change”, will take place on: Saturday, Oct. 17th at 6:30 AM ET / 5:30 AM CT / 3:30 AM PST / 4:00 pm IST / 6:30 pm in Perth, Singapore and Hongkong /

Countdown: To A Better future is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action.This virtual event will bring together scientists, activists, entrepreneurs, urban planners, farmers, CEOs, investors, artists, musicians, government officials, and others to find the most effective, evidence-based ideas that work. The goal is to identify the bold solutions that can be activated when people break out of their silos and rise to the challenge.

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the UN World Food Program.   Provision of food addresses conflict resolution, hunger, poverty, climate change…all these issues are interlinked.

The speakers will include:

Bishow Parajuli, Nepali, Representative and Country Director to India,
UN World Food Program

Actors Chris Hemsworth and Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Activist for Climate Change, Nobel Prize Winner, Al Gore and
many others, that can be seen listed here.

To view the live Facebook broadcast please click here.

 

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)

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