Wednesday, November 19, 2014


I do not know who the painter is! Beautiful and meaningful work of art.

Jeff Buckley

Tribute to Marguerite Duras

Tribute to Frenchwriter Marguerite Duras in pictures

The Art of Stillness

"In an age of constant movement, nothing is so urgent as sitting still." Essayist and novelist Pico Iyer invites readers toapproach stillness as not only a creative catalyist but also as the ultimate adventure.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mortza Pashaei, Iranian Pop Star

"The funeral of an Iranian pop star "Mortza Pashaei" has drawn out the biggest crowds seen on the streets of the Islamic Republic since mass protests in 2009 over a disputed presidential election."

Words Matter

Anthony Bourdain, CNN

Words matter. Especially in Iran where what is permissible—to say, to do, to be seen to say or do—is an ever changing thing.
It took us many years of trying to finally be allowed into Iran, the country with whom the United States has probably its most contentious relationship. At the time, we thought that perhaps our welcome was an indicator of a new attitude, an opening of a window. But as it turned out, that is probably not the case.