Zarathushtis in the News

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Following Zarathushtis were in the news media recently:

* (excerpted from email received from Mr. Ardeshir Damania)
June 29, 2012
New York: Tata Sons Chairman Ratan Tata has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation here for innovation in philanthropy.
The Foundation, celebrating 100 years of global innovation, honoured individuals and institutions with its second annual Innovation Awards here yesterday.
Published in MSN India
Last year’s recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award was former US President Bill Clinton.

* Sunita Sohrabji and Pearl Driver, who are reporters of India West, received second-place awards in the “Continuing Coverage by Newspapers (Non-Dailies)” category, at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s 35th annual Bay Area Journalism Awards dinner May 19 at the Crown Plaza hotel here. Winners were chosen from 440 entries from media professionals in the Greater Bay Area counties for their work in 2011. Sohrabji and Driver wrote a series of articles on immigration fraud at Tri-Valley university in Pleasanton, California, and the plight of the many Indian students, which led to several organizations that helped the students with their visa problems. (ref. India West, June 8, 2012)

* Karan Billimoria’s Cobra Beer has won five gold medals and an International High Quality Trophy at the 2012 Monde Selection World Quality Awards held in Athens for three days from June 3…… Cobra supplied the beer for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee picnic and concert at Buckingham Palace.

* Actor Boman Irani shines again in the Parsi family and cricket based Indian movie “Ferrari ki Sawari” released recently, and the prmiere of which was attended by BJP leader L.K.Advani on June 12, 2012. Movie reviewer R.M.Vijayakar says about Irani “As for Irani, this not only ranks as his most evolved performance, but his acting is like a text book on how to write a note-perfect histrionic essay”. Boman Irani plays the role of Behram, father of an honest traffic office clerk, Rustom (who pays a fine for breaking a red light even though he was not ticketed, to set an example for his son), and grandfather of ace cricketer Kayo who is offered a chance to train and play at Lord’s. (India West June 22, 2012) Seel link for detailed report http://indiawest.com/news/5061-Joy-Ride-with-Minor-Bumps.html

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