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CONTEMPORARY PERSIAN WOMEN ARTISTS – PART 2

Continuing our blog to discover the best contemporary Persian artists that are producing outstanding art today, we focus our attention on four women who are rocking the art world: Hadieh Shafie, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Farideh Lashai, and Mona Hakimi-Schuler. Hadieh Shafie Hadieh Shafie is based in New York and produces[…]

CONTEMPORARY PERSIAN WOMEN ARTISTS – PART 1

Persia has a rich tradition in the arts and literature, and it is a major part of the Persian cultural heritage that goes back thousands of years. But in modern day Iran, art is making somewhat of a resurgence especially for female artists. The current regime in Iran is relatively[…]

BEST SITES TO SEE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The Middle East region is known for having several sites of interest that attract thousands of tourists every year. We will discuss some of the best and most popular sites to visit in the Middle East. Modern Cities Dubai is popular for its’ impressive skyline, and for having the tallest[…]

IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

Many people are fearful of traveling to countries in the Middle East. This is largely due to media coverage which tends to focus on the strife and wars that occur in countries in the Middle East. You thus may wonder if it is safe to travel anywhere in the Middle[…]

IRAN IN THE NEWS TODAY: IRAN LIKELY TO QUIT NUCLEAR DEAL BEFORE AMERICA

For the first time since around 2015 that Iran and 6 global powers (the US, the UK, Germany, China, France, and Russia) penned a critical nuclear deal, Iran is redesigning its strategy. Recently, there are indications that this Islamic republic – whose capital city is Tehran – may be contemplating[…]

WOMEN IN IRANIAN LITERATURE

Janet Afary Janet Afary is among the most important literature exports from Iran. She has significantly contributed to the development of women in Iran. Janet now lives in the United States, but her efforts are still visible in the history of Iranian literature. Afary is an Iranian author, a researcher[…]

PLACES TO VISIT IN IRAN

Iran can be considered one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries in the world. Its history dates back from ancient times when in the place of this marvelous country was found the Persian Empire. The mixture of cultures and traditions make this country truly unique. You may find[…]

IRANIAN WOMEN IN FILMS

Golshifteh Farahani Farahani started acting at the early age of 6 and has remained in the limelight since then. She featured in her first film at the age of 14 in the movie titled The Pear Tree in 1998. Since then, she has acted over 15 movies and an award[…]

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN IRAN WHEN TRAVELING SOLO

Traveling solo has grown over the years with more and more people opting to leave behind friends and family. Many times, when making travel plans with others, the plans fall through the cracks and people back out. That only leaves two options — cancel the trip or travel alone. If[…]

A HISTORY OF IRAN

Iran has an interesting history. It is very ancient, with the earliest and oldest civilizations being the Elamite kingdoms that were present in the fourth millennium BC. In terms of land area it reached its largest size in the sixth century BC when Cyrus the Great founded the Achaemenid Empire.[…]