Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Blogs

BLOG: Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of War

“Mum you really should get a break from Tehran and come to Madrid. It would be so relaxing for you.” Iraqi bombs had been raining down on Tehran for a number of months and...

BLOG: Pure Wine of Love and Freedom

Author:  Roshan Firouz My father loved Paris, not just in the springtime, in any season. And not for Paris itself, nor the Parisians, not even the museums and the incredible culture that envelopes you when your...

BLOG: Broken Bones and Gelato

Author:  Roshan Firouz By June I always feel a longing to return to Iran. London’s immensity, the overwhelming greyness of the city, its motley architecture, the vast obscurity and indifference of the people that you pass...

BLOG: Cultural Awakenings

Author:  Roshan Firouz It is March in Dublin and my daughter Touran is trying to explain the concept of jumping over fires to Irish friends. Although the Irish celebrate the equinox’s and solstice’s, as Iran does,...

BLOG: Untamed Hyrcania

Author:  Roshan Firouz   “Kids, don’t leave your tents tonight, there are leopards, wild boar and bear in these forests” my father warns.  Mum nods in agreement. “What if we need a pee?” “Hold it” I wake up in...

BLOG: Gainful Employment

Author: Roshan Firouz In 1979, Iran erupted in a revolution against the Pahlavi regime.  I was 21 years old and had just signed up to study for a Masters degree in archaeology at Tehran University....
Norooz Celebrations are Bittersweet in Moria's Refugee Camp

BLOG: Norooz Celebrations are Bittersweet in Moria’s Refugee Camp

By Maryam Zar It’s No Rooz for many of the people who live in Moria refugee camp on the Island of Lesvos in Greece. But they will not be celebrating. On the morning of Eid, Moria...
Shabnam

BLOG: Iranian Women’s Rights Activists Call for Secular Democracy in Iran

The following letter, calling for a secular-democracy in Iran, was published on August 10, 2019 and it was signed by a group of outstanding Iranian women living in exile who promote women’s rights, human...