New Newspaper – Parsi Times

The Parsi-Zoroastrians, who have a vibrant community press, have got their latest newspaper. On Saturday, free copies of the first issue of the weekly, Parsi Times, reached many homes.

Freyan Bhathena, editor of Parsi Times, said, “The community is getting stuck with issues that are more relevant to the older generation. Young people are tired of that conversation. As far as the community press is concerned, there is a void for young people. We need a fresh set of views.”

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14 comments

  • Dear Madam / Sir,

    I need to know how can we subscribe for ” The Parsi Times” news paper kindly please help us with contact details or website details.

    Appreciate your kind help.

    Thanking you,

    Best Regards,

    Freddy.Rohinton.Sanjana
    sanjanas01@gmail.com

  • Alistair Shenton

    I agree with the comments of Mr. Dinshaw Mehta. This is not a community newspaper, although it is using community name.

  • Hi Freyan congrats with many more accolades to follow.
    U r doing a great job which nobody could do since a long time.
    I wish when I met u I could have had more time to spend.
    Keep it up with the regular , reciepies, profiles & quizcontests.
    I will see u next week

  • Parvez Bativala

    How do I sbscribe? I am in Bangalore. If I subscribe, can I receive wkly issues by post?

  • hi- do let me know how to access your news paper articles online………….i want to know some of the parsi recipies and am dying for them. My dad lives in bombay and he praises your other articles a lot would love to read them…………don’t wanna be missing out on all the parsi issues just because i am out of town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hi Freyan,
    Your article on Rustom Baug in Parsi-Times dated 26th November 2011 was very informative, I was eagerly waiting for this topic, but, there is a small error which I’d like you to correct in the forthcoming issues of this fabulous weekly paper.
    It is mentioned that Jerbai Wadia lost her son, Rustom Wadia in 1927.The fact is, Rustom Wadia who was born in 1876 passed away in 1919. The construction of Rustom Baug started in 1922 and by 1923 two buildings were ready. Jerbai Wadia was born in 1852 and passed away in 1926. Kindly make the necessary corrections or this might mislead youngsters who are interested in keeping up the Parsi heritage alive.
    Thanking you,
    With Warm Regards,
    Khushvir Bomi Engineer
    Cusrow Baug Resident

  • DEAR SIR/MADAME
    CAN PARSIS SET THE TABLE OF NAVROZE AS IRANIS DO,ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC PRAYERS FOR THE SAME
    REGARDS

  • respect madam i phiroze b wadia request u to send me a copy of parsi times as from feb 2012 i am unable to get the copy of u paper can it be arrange for the copy i shall be very please as i am working with parsi ambulance at metro
    thanking u
    PHIROZE B WADIA
    71 WESTMINISTER CO HSH SCTY
    NEAR CHUNNA BHATTI LEVEL CROSSING
    CHUNNA BHATTI SION MUMBAI 400022
    MY MOBILE NO 7208811543 &9769201638
    THANKING U FOR QUICK REPLAY
    my e mail id phrzwadia@yahoo.com

  • it is with pride that we read the parsi times,knowing that it is a paper for our community,created by our youth.to plan the layout with an open-mind,unprejudical must be a big task for you.I have a bone to pick.inspite of having a population of over 400 zorastrians in Dahanu,we dont get your esteem newspaper here.[sob,sob]we too would love to read the parsi times every week.if it is a problem to set up the stand,feel free to approch us at agnee bakers.sam plaza.irani rd.dahanu 401602.i am moti khurshed irani.thank you.keep up your good work.your fan following is growing from weekly editions everywhere there are zorastrians.freyanmay your tribe increase.

    • Dear Khurshed,

      Thank you so much for the interest in our paper and the kind words! We definately want to be read in Dahanu. I will make sure that by next week Mr. Gill, the distribution in charge at Parsi Times figures out the Dahanu network of vendors.
      Regards
      Freyan

  • hi, thanks a ton for a prompt reply.mr gill may approch agnee bakers at dahanu for any help at dahanu.follow your gut feeling, you will always go far.be true to yourself.keep writing.we need a paper that vents the flustration the community’s youth are going through.kudos girl.keep it up.

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  • Rustom P S Cooper

    Congratulations on ur 4th Anniversary. Keep up the good work and may you complete hundred years is my sincere prayer to Lord Ahura Mazda.

  • I would also like to know how I can subscribe for Parsi Times. I live in Vasai West and am unable to get the paper there.
    It is good of Dr. Shernaz Avari one of your writers who buys and gives me a copy of the newspaper every Saturday.
    Please let me know how I can get it myself.

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