There’s always something auspicious about new beginnings – even as we ready ourselves to welcome YZ 1393! A lingering sense of hope and positivity envelopes even the greatest sceptics – the magic of new beginnings rubs off on all! And we all come together to celebrate our unique Parsipanu, as one steadfast family and one united community.
We truly are unique in ways not many can comprehend, and we are loved even more dearly for it! It goes way beyond our obvious much-appreciated global achievements and national contributions in terms of philanthropy, industry, medicine, patriotism, education and so much more – that does our nation and our Community proud. We celebrate our unique quirks and adorable OCDs, that we, staunchly hold on to… like how all hell breaks loose when the ‘Pao-walo’ and the ‘Bai’ don’t show up – sending us into instant depression, and how ‘Eeda’ (eggs) are, single-handedly, the ultimate, anti-depressants in every Parsi household… Or how we could get Einstein himself to raise a brow with our very own ‘Parsi Law of Physics’, which determines how the amount of ‘Peramni’ is directly proportional to the choice of caterer, or how, in fact, the caterer is the leading factor that determines which lagan/navjote to attend, when you’re stuck with multiple invitations!
Or then, no matter what the hubby says, how, deep inside, the Parsi wife knows, she will always come in third – after his bike and his mummy! And how, for every mummy, even her forty-five-year-old will always be a ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ (mohro Nallo / mohri Nalli) – especially when it comes to Matrimonial listings; Or how our legendary love for cleanliness (which doesn’t allow family members at the dinner table or on the bed, till they’re all cleaned up) takes a backseat to our legendary love for our pets, allowing our pooches to sprawl all over that velvet sofa and our freshly-made beds (with spanking new sheets), just after he’s returned from a good romp in the mud! …and how the family tacitly conspires to strike those names off the future invite list of friends, who make faces when they see our doggos all over the furniture; needless to say, those who are insolent enough to have expressed it, are instantly excommunicated!
It is yet again my privilege to present you our Bumper Parsi New Year Special issue, which celebrates our unique Parsipanu – our inimitable Parsi traits and quirks; it will make you smile, laugh, get reflective, and hopefully add value to more than just your weekend, and augment the New Year cheer and celebration.
With gratitude as an integral part of Parsipanu, I thank our brilliant writers, old and new, for further enhancing our much-appreciated content; as also our generous Advertisers for their continued support and their faith in us. And the biggest thank you of them all, to YOU – our readers and well-wishers – for empowering us with your unwavering patronage to deliver you the truth, week after week, and justify your faith in us as the Community’s Number One Weekly!
On behalf of Team Parsi Times, Sal Mubarak to all!