Ardakan, the capital city of Ardakan County, and second major city in Iran’s Yazd Province, has applied for membership and been nominated in the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities. Two other Iranian cities – namely Hamedan and Kelardasht, have also been nominated alongside Ardakan. The historic city of Ardakan, located 60 kms from Yazd, is one […]
PZSM Inaugurates Zappy Zoroastrians
To further their long-standing community services in Pune, the PZSM (Poona Zarthosti Seva Mandal) inaugurated yet another much appreciated and needed activity, on 7th September, 2019 – special weekly classes for tots titled ‘Zappy Zoroastrians’, for Zoroastrian children in and around Pune. The fortnightly classes will be held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of […]
Of Collectors And Care-Taking
. There is no greater joy than building a collection of music, particularly after you have heard parts somewhere, found it attractive and sought out the best version. Today, we live in the golden age of listening. More music is available in abbreviated formats, like CDs and digitally uploading files from collections and friends who have libraries […]
Western Classical Music: Building Blocks For Beginners
. I am afraid my friend, Anil Dharker, stole my thunder, when he argued brilliantly for support of the great classics against the fashion for only licensing to contemporary music (refer to NCPA’s in-house magazine ON STAGE October issue). I remember a particular incident at Albless Baug, where the venerable violinist, Sebastian Vaz, who taught […]
Our Culture Is Exotic
Thou, Ahura Mazda, art the divine artist who hast designed and built and sculptured and painted Thy sublime nature that speaks to us and sings to us and inspires us and elevates us. Real greatness of people consists not in its hoarded wealth or its territorial possessions, as in the accumulated treasure of the cultivated […]
Western Classical Music – Building Blocks For Beginners
I have mentioned in a previous article that I would recommend a few performances of music which you could actually start listening to, in your homes, without your children frowning to watch television. But even if you do not face that situation, here is some music that is absolutely wonderful for people who are starters […]
સાલ-મુબારક અને જય હિન્દ!
વહાલા વાંચકો, પારસી ટાઈમ્સની ટીમ વતી મને આપણા બમ્પર સ્પેશિયલ નવરોઝ અંક તમને વચન આપ્યા પ્રમાણે જેનો મુખ્ય વિષય પારસી સંસ્કૃતિ ઉજવી રહ્યો છે જેની સાથે ઘણું બધું આજે વાંચકો સામે પ્રસ્તુત કરતા ખૂબ આનંદ મળી રહ્યો છે. ‘બીયીંગ પારસી’ જે બધા સાથે પાછો જોડાવાનો સાર છે. પારસી સમુદાયમાં આ અંક ઐતિહાસિક રીતે યાદ રહી […]
પારસીઓ સગનની મચ્છીમાં કેમ માને છે?
નવું વર્ષ હોય કે જન્મ દિવસ હોય ધાનદાર સાથે મચ્છીનો પાટિયો નહીં તો તળેલી મચ્છી હોય જ છે. તમે ઉદવાડા જાવ ને બોઈ ની મચ્છી નહીં ખાવ તો કેમ ચાલે? લગન અને નવજોતમાં ખાસ કરીને આપણે સાસની મચ્છી અને પાત્રાની મચ્છી ખાવાજ જઈએ છીએ. તેટલું જ નહીં પણ મીઠાસમાં પણ આપણી પસંદ ‘માવાની બોય’ હોય […]
From The Editor’s Desk
Saal Mubarak and Jai Hind! Dear Readers, On behalf of Team Parsi Times, it gives me immense pleasure to present you with our Bumper Special Navroze Issue, which celebrates our quirky, adorable Parsi Culture. This issue brings you all that’s promised and more… it aims to reconnect you with the essence of ‘being Parsi’ in […]
Parsis and Art – An Everlasting Romance!
The Creators: Of course, there have been Parsi artists who have left their mark on the canvas of Indian contemporary art and who are a part of the celebrated Sir JJ School of Art alumni, the most prominent amongst them being Jehangir Sabavala. He could be credited with bringing the cubist style of painting into […]
The Parsi Affinity For Western Classical Music
When you are part of an audience for any type of performance of Western Classical Music, it is likely that it consists of a fairly large number of senior members of our community. I have often argued that Western Classical Music has withstood all forms of competition from regional music and in the words of that fine music […]