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JahanshahRashidian3 Jahanshah Rashidian

Reihaneh s'envolait au vent

Il s’agit d’une pendaison sacrée Sous les derniers rayons glacés Quand l’on respire de l’air de sérénité.   Il s’agit d’une femme et son acte courageux Qui a sauvé son corps par un coup de couteau Blessant l’épaule de son violeur Lequel a été achevé par son parrain Pour déjouer le mauvais destin.   ...
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alimostofi Ali Mostofi

Iran: The Sick and Sad Iranians

It takes serious guts. And this lady has it. Kudos to Nasrin Sotoudeh.   http://www.payvand.com/news/14/oct/1102.html   But what really gets me, is how not one Iranian, outside Iran, is planning to do anything outside Iran, in tandem with her.   How many of you reading this article are business owne ...
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JahanshahRashidian3 Jahanshah Rashidian

Kobani

If human, it might be inconceivableBody parts become indistinguishableIn member, joint, limb or substanceAnd the shapes were all deformed.If furious as a thousand, four hundred furiesWith darts in the hand as SatanOn the head like kingly crownsShadow stood in the daylightAnd Jihadists were dreadfull ...
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Diba Bahman Aghai Diba

Parliamentarian Prostitutes

In Iran a group of women are trying to stop the development of the women's rights. These women are a new kind of representatives popped up in the Islamic Republic of Iran. These representatives act against the rights of the groups that they represent. The women who represent the women of Iran in the ...
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reorient REORIENT

Whirl'd Music

SONGLINES’ EDITOR-IN-CHIEF HAS A HEADY EXPERIENCE OR TWO IN KONYA, TURKEY   A postcard depicting Mevlevi dervishes in the hands of featured REORIENT artist Tasnim Baghdadi (photo courtesy the artist)   The city of Konya in Turkey is a place of pilgrimage, drawing visitors from around the world to th ...
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RaminTaklooBighash Ramin Takloo-Bighash

The Offering

After dinner I casually told my wife that I was thinking about going home. She said “good idea, your mom has been asking you to go home for a visit.” I said, “I mean south of Iran, home—hometown, home.” She looked at me puzzled, and didn’t say anything. An hour later when I was looking up tickets on ...
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RippleEffect Ripple Effect

Rest In Peace

"Mystery of American journalist killed in car crash in Turkey... just days after she claimed intelligence services had threatened her over her coverage of siege of Kobane"   More on this story can be read here: http://dailym.ai/1wr3lZv   Press TV's coverage can be viewed here.   ...
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reorient REORIENT

Mr. Violet

MUSIC, MAGIC, AND MOUSTACHES – THE MANY COLOURS OF IRAN’S PALLETT   Translated from Persian by the author   Granny’s house brings a thousand stories … Granny’s house brings joy and melancholy   These are the words from a popular 90s children’s television programme, well-known among Iran’s post-Revo ...
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12Petals 12 Petals

Desired Discussion Model

    For the model of testing ideas, an adversarial or a cooperative approach may be applied.   12Petals encourages cooperative (unadversarial) approach as more valuable to the creation of and the nourishing of a culture of tolerance and a culture of human rights, because this system seeks out solut ...
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