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Photo essay: An evening with Nikahang Kowsar on his 41st birthday

by Jahanshah Javid
See Nikahang Kowsar's blog and and his cartoons at Thanks to Saman Arbabi for some of the photos in this essay.

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Happy Birthday and everything, but...

by comrade on

Next time wait for hangover to go away before choosing a title image for the front page.

Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.



A guys night out.

by ghalam-doon on

I still try to figure out what could be interesting about a bunch of guys drinking and smoking cigars.
Looked more like a bachelor party.
Give us the juicy stuff!
Did you head to a strip joint or picked up some chicks?
I promise. I wont tell your wives!

Anonymous Observer

Well JJ, a couple of good cigars and good scotch

by Anonymous Observer on

can be a bit pricey, especially in DC.  I know because I partake in the guilty pleasure occasionally.  :-))


Down with the embargo!

by Peykan on

I feel sorry for the US residents. You should put up with the Dominican Republic, Honduran or Miami-rolled imitations instead of the real deal...Cohibas (Habanos S.A.)


mash Ghanbar

Nazy jaan

by mash Ghanbar on

Unrelated to the subject here But do this and it seriously works I have done the same about all my other urges...

Next time you get the urge to smoke just close your eyes. Picture a cigarette that is sitting right in front of you, you are looking at it, yet making a contiencious decision so as not to smoke it. In a way i guess it strenghtens the expression of will power in you. It worked on me. Try it. got nothing to lose.

You are too precious and kind to be used and abused by Smoking we need you around here so don't you dareeeeee...:)) we need you to have a good set of lungs so you can continue do amazing stuff for us.

Jahanshah Javid

Ohhhh yes we did

by Jahanshah Javid on

Monda Jan, thanks! I went to an Iranian hair-cut place. The lady knew how to deal with "kamposht" hair.

Anonymous Observer: We picked up the tab for Nikahang. Let me tell ya, it wasn't cheap! :)

Nazy Kaviani

Happy Birthday Nikahang!

by Nazy Kaviani on

I hope this is a good year for you my brilliant friend! Hey, I thought I had quit smoking until last week when things got out of control for me, and of course, rafeegh-e-bad helped, too (photo 9)! Please don't do all the celebrations without me, I'm on my way! Happy, Happy Birthday!


All Star Team

by deev on

So many infidels in one room, a basiji wet dream =)
Thanks for sharing

Anonymous Observer

And no one picked up the tab? You went Dutch?

by Anonymous Observer on

cheapos! :-))

Sargord Pirouz

No chicks? Pretty boring

by Sargord Pirouz on

No chicks? Pretty boring party without chicks...

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

Nik Ahang is  talented in what he is doing,I like his revolutionary ideas in his modern designs.

I did not know you like cigars Cubano,we need to smoke together:).

Thanks for the photos my dear friend.

Darius Kadivar

Happy B-Day NK ... ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Ha Ha ... Very Cool !

Lately I've been dreaming of smoking a Monte Cristo again ...

But I hesitate cause last time I had one for my brother's birthday I ended up with terrible headaches the next day.

Happy B Day !


Nikahang totally Rocks!

by Monda on

This was Fun to see! 

(good haircut JJ)