Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nostalgic Song

Listen to a beautiful old Persian song: "Combing" sung by Vigen and Pouran.

Recently it's been sung by two Armenian singers.

And...Zohreh Jooya

ترانه "شانه "که توسط پوران ویگن اجرا شده بود و حالا این ترانه توسط دو جوان خوش صدا از کشور ارمنستان اجرا شده است.

Afro-Iranian community

Iran's forgotten Africanmigrants – in pictures 

Photographer Mahdi Ehsaei travelled to meet the little-known Afro-Iranian community, whose history in the region stretches back to the ninth century.
Mehdi Ehsaei

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hey, you over there, someone is calling you from the water

Hey, People - Poem by Nima Yooshij

Hey, you over there
who are sitting on the shore, happy and laughing,
someone is dying in the water,
someone is constantly struggling
on this angry, heavy, dark, familiar sea.

Read More... 
Read this in Guardian:

"Thousands of migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean in search of a better life. From the horrors of slavery to the coffin ships of the Irish Famine, there are grim historical parallels to the latest disasters"

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


  • At 22, Céline receives several shocks: her father dies and she learns she was adopted; she rejects her inheritance, so her fiancé jilts her. She's suicidal. A nurse sees her weeping in public and takes her home. Her mother hires the nurse, Geneviève, to care for Céline; Geneviève imposes the same work and meditation regime she herself used to recover from similar depression two years before. The film plays out the resulting dynamics: Céline has mystical success in meditation, and neighbor children discover she has healing powers. Yet life remains painful. Meanwhile, the friendship is now the center of Geneviève's life. When Céline leaves, Geneviève must cope anew with loss. - Written by

The Wisdom of Tenderness

On Being - Jean Vanier — The Wisdom of Tenderness: Lived Compassion, L'Arche, and Becoming Human (Aug 22, 2013)

The Wisdom of Tenderness- [Unedited] Jean Vanier with Krista Tippett- On Being –

Monday, April 20, 2015


 درخت سدر و میوه آن کنار

Honey Bees on a Konr tree.