National Geographic Photography – Oil tanker, Persian gulf

The caption going with this breathtaking picture says: ”A relic of the Iran-Iraq war, this oil tanker was scuttled near the Kuwait-Iraq border on Saddam Hussein’s orders, to block access by sea to southern Iraq. Kuwaiti authorities are reluctant to remove the vessel for fear of damaging the wetlands of nearby Bubiyan Island, an important … Continue reading

Happy 1391! #2

The Guardian also pays attention to Nowruz by posting this beautiful pictures made by photographer Amin Mohammad Jamali.

Happy 1391!

Happy New Year y’all! In a lot of countries, people are having New Year’s holidays right now to celebrate Nowruz, often referred to as Persian New Year. It usually takes place between the 20th and the 21th of March, which falls on the March equinox. This is not a coincedence at all, since the Persian calender starts … Continue reading

Kader Abdolah

For the Dutchies amongst my readers who are equally interested in the Qu’ran, here’s a tip: Iran-born Dutch writer Kader Abdolah has translated the Qu’ran in Dutch. Althought there had been made five translations already, this one I can highly recommend. The love and feeling for language Kader Abdolah is famous for fills me with … Continue reading

A separation

One of the most exciting and remarkable movies released this year is A Separation, an award-winning drama directed by the Iranian Asghar Farhadi. A lot has been said and written about this. Yesterday, it was announced that the Iran will cancel the planned ceremony to honour Farhadi. Every reason to watch and read about this. For … Continue reading

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