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Documentary ‘Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds’ pays homage to Zubin Mehta

Documentary ‘Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds’ pays homage to Zubin Mehta

Bettina Ehrhardt’s film on the celebrated music conductor is being screened at the Mumbai Film Festival. The central tenet of Zoroastrianism, “Humata, Hukhta, Hvarshta”, or “Good thoughts, good words, good Deeds”, is also the title of Bettina Ehrhardt’s comprehensive documentary on celebrated Western classical music conductor Zubin Mehta. The 89-minute film, which is being screened…

Zubin Mehta – Good Thoughts, Words, Deeds, And Music!

Zubin Mehta – Good Thoughts, Words, Deeds, And Music!

‘Aapro’ Zubin Mehta is in the news. The ongoing Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival has an 89-minute documentary on the celebrated Western classical music conductor in its ‘Discovering India’ section by renowned German filmmaker Bettina Ehrhardt. Article by Mark Manuel | Huffington Post India It’s called Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds. In Farsi, the…

With Kersi Lord’s Passing a Long Era of Hindi Film Music Comes to an End

With Kersi Lord’s Passing a Long Era of Hindi Film Music Comes to an End

In 1969, Hindi film music fans were enthralled to hear the songs of Aradhana, a film starring a budding actor Rajesh Khanna and the well-known actress Sharmila Tagore. Each song was hummable, but the one that really became a rage, especially with younger listeners, was Roop Tera Mastana, which was used in the background to…

Feritta – Get Up Now – Official Music Video

Feritta – Get Up Now – Official Music Video

A new music video by Feritta was recently launched on youtube. Readers of Parsi Khabar will remember that Feritta has been featured here in the past for her previous music videos and other entrepreneurial pursuits.   Feritta’s website bio informs: Feritta is NOT your typical artist.   Sometimes when you want to follow a dreams you…

Freddie Mercury: Asteroid named after late Queen star to mark 70th birthday

Freddie Mercury: Asteroid named after late Queen star to mark 70th birthday

An asteroid has been named after Freddie Mercury to mark what would have been the singer’s 70th birthday. The Queen frontman has had his name attached to Asteroid 17473, which was discovered in 1991 – the year he died. Queen guitarist Brian May told a gathering of 1,250 fans at Montreux Casino in Switzerland that…

Ariana Vafadari: Gathas, Songs My Father Taught Me

Ariana Vafadari: Gathas, Songs My Father Taught Me

Ariana Vafadari is a singer and along with her team at Quart de Lune has produced a new album of music titled: Gathas, Songs My Father Taught Me. Here is a youtube trailer of her album. Ariana Vafadari, vocal;  Habib Meftah Bousheri, percussions;  Haroun Teboul, oud, tanbur, ney;  Mohamed Hafsi, double bass;  Julien Carton, piano

The Ninety First Symphony: Homi Dastoor’s Musical Journey

The Ninety First Symphony: Homi Dastoor’s Musical Journey

The Ninety First Symphony is a beautiful documentary on Homi Dastoor’s Musical Journey. Readers of Parsi Khabar are familiar with Homi’s work which was featured here and here. His wonderful book “Musical Journeys: A personal introduction to Western Classical Composers” is a beautiful read for those who love Western Classical music. The Ninety First Symphony…

No One Better than Zubin Mehta for the Bharat Ratna

No One Better than Zubin Mehta for the Bharat Ratna

India’s highest civilian award should be given to someone who is admired by everyone — like Zubin Mehta. Written by Anil Dharker | Indian Express Zubin Mehta’s name would be a wonderful — and fully deserving — addition to this list. On April 29, he turned 80, but in his case, age is truly just…