Yashwant Parashar has been involved in the arts and culture sector since 1985 and has been associated with Spic Macay since then. He has coordinated Spic Macay’s National School Intensives and started Rural School Intensives, a model now being replicated nationwide by Spic Macay. A collector of music with 78 rpm and LP records, he is also a flutist. He coordinated the centenary celebrations of Bihar, and was instrumental in the State Anthem and Prayer project wherein the music was composed by Shiv-Hari (Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma and Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia). He has been associated with the music of films like Gangs of Wasseypur and has written in several publications on music, music electronics, arts, and other subjects.