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A message of hope

Much like everyone else, my eyes have been fixed on YouTube and Facebook, witnessing events and incidents too macaber to watch, yet too important to

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How to Make Sabzeh!

O.K.  Everybody, just ten more days to Nowruz!  Have you started your sabzeh yet?  This is it!  If you get started now, you can have

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Iranian Wedding (2)

Part 1 here.  Khastegari So, let’s talk about Khastegari this time.   This is a meeting arranged for a suitor to go to the bride’s

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Come to Tehran with me!

Here’s a clip I found recently.  I loved watching it for the unpretentious and fun way it followed life and people in Tehran.  Bob Urichuck,

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An Iranian.com Valentine

A few days left till Valentine’s Day, I would like to say that I love Iranian men and women, and children, and grandparents, and cats,

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Hayedeh: Diva’s Surprise Gift

January 19th marked the 20th anniversary of Hayedeh, the legendary Iranian singer’s  passing.  I found a video clip of a never-before-heard song of Hayedeh’s which I

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Liar, liar, pants on fire!

Folks, meet the chakhanest of the chakhan on Islamic Republic of Iran’s cultural and political scene.  The culprit is no other than Mehdi Kalhor, a

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آهنگ ها و خاطره ها

مستمع صاحب سخن را بر سر ذوق آورد.  با تشکر از جواد یساری و مجید عزیز که با ابتکارشان نه تنها روح تازه ای بر

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Iranian Wedding (1)

I would like to introduce a fun diversion, if I can.  I want to talk about the ultimate “party” in Iranian customs and traditions, a

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Happy Christmas

Ey baba!  I got lost in the YouTube world again, looking for something, and now I’m late to a late Christmas Eve supper!  I was

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The days I love

Is there anybody who has never heard Fereidoon Moshiri’s love poem, Koucheh?  Is there anyone who has fallen in love and hasn’t cited this poem

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The days I grow

I’m not an artist.  I can’t even say that I am a very astute arts spectator.  Aside from the more traditional art which I can

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The days I weep

The life of this Party Girl isn’t as glamorous as her name suggests!  As a volunteer for the site, I look for Iranians all the time. 

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Great Hafez Source

My love affair with Hafez started in my late 20’s and has grown stronger and deeper over the years.  Hafez is the poet of Iranian

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Be Salamati!

I’m not making this up; this is a true story!  For years, the animation series “The Adventures of Pat and Mat,” has been airing regularly

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The Chakhan-Gate Fiasco

The Washington Post reports that the Iranian Parliament is getting ready to impeach Interior Minister Ali Kordan for his “dishonesty” in presenting a fake law

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Persian Love

The pop music is nice enough and the video animation is different and rather interesting.  In addition to composing his own music, Saeed Modarres is

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Traitor Pigeons of Natanz

Two birds have been arrested on espionage charges in Natanz, Iran. They are suspected of working for enemies of IRI. One of them was arrested

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My Iranians of The Day

Source World record sandwich? Iranians eat evidence. “Iran failed Friday to register what it said would be the world’s largest sandwich in the Guinness book

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AriaNaz

Lovely! A very interesting and different videoclip, touching music in simple, yet daring shooting environment. Info on YouTube: “AriaNaz is the first video from Iranian

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Atashbad

Atashbad (Firey Wind) rock band was founded in 2005 by Reza Khalili in a high school in Karaj, 20 miles west of Tehran. Site under

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