Category Archives: Education

Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina To Be Yarshater Lecturer At University of Toronto

Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina To Be Yarshater Lecturer At University of Toronto

The University of Toronto will now offer Avestan and Pahlavi language courses at the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, thanks to a $250,000 USD commitment from the Persian Heritage Foundation. The limited-term lectureship is named in honour of Ehsan Yarshater, a professor emeritus of Iranian studies at Columbia…

With 95 candles on cake, Mama Parsi still going strong

With 95 candles on cake, Mama Parsi still going strong

UPDATE: This article was erroneously published again. The original publication date is April 2013. Mama Parsi Girl’s High School was decorated with garlands of marigold, rangoli and handmade posters to celebrate its 95th anniversary on Monday. “It amazes me that the building looks exactly the same when we used to study here in 1990s and…

Funding Parsi Higher Education in India

Funding Parsi Higher Education in India

The US based non-profit Foundation for Excellence (FFE www.ffe.org) has developed a financially sustainable method for higher education for the smart and talented youth in India. The San Francisco-based Foundation for a Sustainable Future (FSF www.sustainable-future.org) has developed a supplementary program for economically-challenged Indian Parsi youth, and seeks to: identify and nominate Parsi scholars to…

Lord Karan Bilimoria Named Chairman of Cambridge School’s Board

Indian-origin British entrepreneur Lord Karan Bilimoria has been appointed as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the prestigious Cambridge Judge Business School. Bilimoria, 54, Founder and Chairman of the Cobra Beer, is a cross-bench (independent) Peer in the House of Lords. He was born in Hyderabad and educated at the Osmania University. He moved…

Zarin Malva: Montessori Teacher Extraordinaire

Zarin Malva: Montessori Teacher Extraordinaire

Here are some things that, in all probability, you have been doing completely wrong all your life. Thinking that your child is averse to what is around them; considering them a ball of fluff that is only capable of giggling, spitting up, taking naps, and maybe scratching your eyes out when they aren’t doing any…

Shaheen Mistri’s Teach for India: Read, Baby, Read

Shaheen Mistri’s Teach for India: Read, Baby, Read

It’s 5 p.m., but even at this late hour, the 50-some sixth-graders in Rushali Daga’s Mumbai classroom are bopping in and out of their seats. It’s the last class of the day; the kids belong to the second shift of students to attend classes — there aren’t enough seats or teachers to handle all the…

Surat’s Garda College’s lost glory to be restored

A new governing body in S B Garda Trust, one of the oldest Parsi educational trusts in south Gujarat, has brought to an end differences simmering for two decades and also controversies involving its earlier members. The new governing body has promised to restore the institution’s past glory despite court cases still pending against faculty…

Cooper Union’s President Jamshed Bharucha Quits

The fight over the future of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, an arts and engineering college in New York City, came to a head this week as five members of its Board of Trustees abruptly resigned and its president agreed to step down at the end of the month. The…