Brief | Letters
Iran may have a
chance to warm relations with the United States through art!
& Zoroastrianism, Seasonal Calendar
In the ancient Iran (Persia), there was a special name for every day of the
month. Today's Zoroastrians, continue to use the same names and the same
calendar as their ancestors.
By: Khodadad Kaviani
|Ta'zieh in Iran (Part III)
At the height of taâziyeh performances a large number of taâziyehs were composed. Enrico
Cherulli, Italian ambassador to Iran during the 1950âs,
collected over a thousand different taâziyehs, which are kept at the Vatican Library.
By Dr. Freydoon Arbabi
|Ta'zieh of the modern time
Actors replayed the martyrdom of
Hossein, while in the 26,000 mosques and
4,000 specially dedicated shrines for the day of mourning, or Ashura, free
meals were on offer, donated by the powerful bazaar merchants, pillars of
the Islamic regime.
of the Month (May) By: Kayvon Sarkhosh
Just a window is enough for me
|My Little Cocoon
It all seems light years and galaxies away. Though in historical or
geographical terms, it does not seem that distant. You see my friends, I
once lived in a magical
little cocoon a few miles wide and a fewer miles long.
By: Fariborz Mofidian
|Memories of my encounter with two women of Samarkand
When I got to the
dusty bus station in Samarkand on a cold sunny day in April of 1996, Ziba was
waiting for me. I later realized that my first encounter with an Uzbek woman was
with one who looked different from all.
By: Dr. Haideh
I wrote this a few years ago for another magazine on the net. I am told things have changed, hope it is true:
By: Shirin Tabibzadeh
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