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WZCC announces Entrepreneurship Development Program


WORLD ZARATHUSHTI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (WZCC)

announces

ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

An Opportunity to

Enhance your Entrepreneurial Talent

Interact with Successful Businessmen

Expand your Business Network

Reach your Full Potential

After the grand success of the Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEP) in June 2006, the World Zarathushti Chamber Of Commerce – India (WZCC– I), is organizing a similar training program – Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP).

If you are a Budding Entrepreneur and wish

  • To take your Business to new Heights
  • Expand and Diversify your Business
  • Identify new Opportunities
  • Establish linkages with Development and Support Institutions
  • Get trained at a Recognized Institute

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!

About the Program :

This is a residential training program scheduled during 28th April to 3rd May 2008, and will be conducted by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), at its campus at Ahmedabad. EDI is a recognized Training Institute promoted by leading Financial Institutions. The training will be through lectures, case studies, business games, group exercises, interactions with successful entrepreneurs and industrial visits. The program will also help the trainees establish network and linkages with banks and financial institutions.

Fee : Rs. 12,500/- per participant. This includes cost of training, lodging and boarding for six days, course material and industry visits. It excludes travel expenses to and from Ahmedabad.

Contact Us: Prof. Faredoon Kapadia 98700 0011 or

Mrs. Dolly Dhamodiwala 93221 20007

email us wzccprograms@gmail.com

More information awaits you at our website http://www.wzcc.net

Get in touch ….. It’s always the first step to success!

Receiving Blood – an SMS away


Now, donating and receiving blood is just an SMS away. Need blood urgently? Just send an SMS and a willing donor will land at your doorstep.

Thanks to a newly-activated service run by Nagpur-based Khushroo Poacha, who also runs e-social service website indianblooddonors.com, getting a unit of blood is just an SMS away. “It doesn’t matter where you are, a donor will come to the hospital nearest to you to offer his blood. And there is no money involved,” said Poacha, who launched the SMS service on Sunday.

Recently, when Rajesh Jasani was asked to arrange five bottles of O- blood in preparation for his father’s bypass surgery, Poacha’s helpline (5676775) came to the rescue.

“I was really worried when the hospital authorities told me O- is a rare group, which is often out of stock. I sent an SMS, and received the donor’s contact info within a minute,” said Jasani, who managed to contact five donors in just a day.

It all started eight years ago, when Nagpur-based Khushroo Poacha set up indianblooddonors.com. Poacha says he found his “true calling” after seeing harried relatives of patients running around trying to arrange for blood.

The website now has contact information of over 45,000 blood donors from across the country.

But Poacha was still not happy with the results. At an IIM meet where he was invited to give a talk on social entrepreneurship, students raised two simple issues that set Poacha thinking. “One, the Internet is not accessible to everyone. Two, sustainability without funding,” said Poacha, who then came up with the idea of the SMS helpline.

Parsis absorbed various cultures’ cuisines and made them their own


On a cool, gray San Francisco morning, Niloufer Ichaporia King, the author of My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking, was driving to the Alemany Farmers’ Market, an outdoor venue offering an incredible selection of moderately priced fruits and vegetables grown on small farms in the area ….. More with some interesting recipes……..

Sugar in the Milk: A Parsi Kitchen Story

Parsi culture is about 3,000 years old and goes back from India to Persia. UNESCO’s Parsi Zoroastrian Project estimates only 75,000 Parsis remain, and it has begun an effort to salvage what’s left of the culture — its clothing, traditions and food. UNESCO projects that by 2020, only 25,000 Parsis will be left. King is also known for her ritual celebrations of Navroz, the Parsi New Year, on the first day of spring, when she creates an elaborate, ceremonial meal based on the auspicious foods and traditions of her vanishing culture. Often she and the chefs of Alice Waters’ legendary restaurant, Chez Panisse, collaborate on this ritual feast together. On that night, the restaurant is decorated with garlands of gardenias, tuberose and fragrant flowers in the doorways. Rice flour stencils of fish and other auspicious shapes are powdered onto the sidewalk and steps of the restaurant to bring good luck. King cooks while her husband, biochemist David, chalks the stencils and designs and illustrates the menus.

Availability of premises for Conferences/meetings


Hello everybody, I am presently working as an Administrator with Bharda Marzban Educational Trust which owns and manages the School named as Bharda New High School & Junior College since last 100 years. We are centrally located in South Bombay just opposite the C.S.T. station in Fort area and about 10-15 minutes from Churchgate station. This is to inform everybody that our School is allowing the usage of its Classrooms, hall and its conference room to outsiders on very reasonable rates afer school hours and on Sat/Sun/holidays. The usage could be for eductional/social/ religious functions/seminars or otherwise. We collect resonable compensation for the usage and give a donation receipt. In case anybody from our group is interested please let me know.The capacity of each room is as follows:Classroom: 25-30 persons, Hall 150-200 ; Conference room 25-30.The infrastructure is simple and on heritage lines. Secondly, our School requires Teachers for various subjects. We have put up an advertisement in the Times of India -Classified pages on 6.2.2008 requesting for response to P.B.No. 153684 K. Anybody interested on above two points can contact me on telephone or come personally to our School.thank you for your time. Neville MehtaBharda New High School & Junior College,Tel: 22072349(9.30-4.30)

Bush names Jamshed Choksy to Humanities Council


Bush nominated Mumbai-born Jamshed Kersasp Choksy to the Council, which is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The nominations of Choksy and other members to the 26-member body await Senate confirmation.His research examines the development of sectarian communities in Central Asia, the Near East and South Asia — where he has traveled extensively — through interdisciplinary approaches involving anthropology, archeology, history, languages, linguistics, literatures, numismatics and religious studies. Professor Choksy is the author of three books: Evil, Good, and Gender: Facets of the Feminine in Zoroastrian Religious History (Peter Lang Publishers, 2002); Conflict and Cooperation: Zoroastrian Subalterns and Muslim Elites in Medieval Iranian Society (Columbia University Press, 1997); and Purity and Pollution in Zoroastrianism: Triumph over Evil (University of Texas Press, 1989).

He is writing a book on the history of Iranian religions for the Harvard University Press and is an associate editor of the Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender (Macmillan, 2007).

Nowruz may be part of UNESCO heritage


Iran will play host to the final review session regarding the application of Nowruz to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in May.

Nowruz is the start of the Iranian New Year and marks the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere on March 21st.

The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) defines intangible or living heritage as including oral traditions and expressions, performing arts, social practices and festive events, knowledge and practices about nature and the universe and traditional craftsmanship.

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