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Zendehyaad

It was with great sadness that this week our people bade farewell to one of Iran's most beloved singers, Zendehyad Mahasti.  While I was saddened

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Perverts have rights, too

Month after month the cartoons of Hossein Hajiagha draw condemnation from iranian.com's readers.  It is quite rare to see a letter written commending him for

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Hope & courage

“The greatest calamity in the life of any oppressed nation is not to have failed to defeat tyranny and despotism, but to have failed to

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Where is the dignity?

Years ago, my mother, father and I went to Esfahan one summer. One evening, after having been out sightseeing and strolling around Maidan-e Iman on

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What’s wrong with this picture?

Collectively, we in the Iranian-American and Iranian-Canadian communities [Iranian-North Americans], have once again shown our brothers and sisters in Iran as well as the many

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Our touchstone

There are innumerable English proverbs, adages and idiomatic expressions which revolve around the concept of home. A few of these include: “a man's home is

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Striking a chord

A couple of weeks ago, an article carrying the moniker “Caveman” graced the cover of iranian.com [See: “I'm the boss”]. From the responses it garnered

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All of us

I've been in the dumps for the past week or so; that is, until today. For days I've felt tetchy and out of sorts. Perhaps,

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Beating women

Yet another dark and tragic day in the modern history of our beloved Iran has come and gone. On Doshanbeh, Khordad 22, 1385 agents of

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My mom and dad

My parents are very different from one another in a number of ways. My maman is pretty serious most of the time; she's sensitive about

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Ghosun

I am old enough to know that the world can be a pretty cruel and crappy place at times, but fortunately, I'm still young, or

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Insults don’t kill

We have all witnessed, over the course of the past few days, the violent reaction, in many parts of the Islamic world to the publication

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Don’t blame them

Salaam Alireza. I your article “Where are our good girls?” in which you expressed your views on the morality of Iranian women. I must tell you, with all

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Rock the vote

Well, well, well … the Guardian Council has approved a whopping handful of candidates to stand in next month's presidential elections out of the more

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All we do is talk

As far back as my memory will carry me, I can recall not only my mother, but just about every other adult Iranian that I

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Wear red on fridays

When Norway was occupied by Germany in 1940, Norwegian women began to knit RED caps for children as a way of letting everyone know that

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