Saturday, January 3, 2015

American University's Honorary Doctorate for Queen Farah of Persia

A rare photo from the Persian-language weekly KAYHAN HAVAI which shows Queen Farah Diba while receiving American University's honorary doctorate. 
The document was offered to her by Raymond Geraldson, head of American University's board. The photo has been take on 21 June 1975 at Niavaran Palace in Tehran.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

King Bahram and his Harpist in a Persian Pottery

King BAHRAM and his harpist AZADEH in a Persian pottery dated 13th century.
This work is now kept at Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
The idea is inspired from the stories of national epic of Persia "Shahnameh" by Ferdowsi.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Persian Cemetery in Istanbul

Istanbul Persian Cemetery is located in Uskudar district, in the Asian side of the city. The cemetery created in ca. 1850 when the ecenomic ties of Persia (Iran) and Ottomans were growing.

The cemetery is still in use.
The Persian composer Samin Baghcheban (1925 - 2008) is among those who has been buried here.



Saturday, November 22, 2014

Princess Fatemeh Pahlavi : A Rare Photo

Recently I have discovered a quite rare photo of the Persian princess Fatemeh Pahlavi.
Fatemeh (also spelled Fatimeh) was Reza Shah Pahlavi's 10th child and half-sister of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Persia (Iran).
Princess Fatemeh was born in Tehran in 1928 and died in 1987 in London at the age of 58.
The death cause seems cancer. Daily Telegraph was among the first Western media which reported the news but did not give the cause of death or say exactly when or where she died. 
Read more:

Sunday, November 2, 2014

FURY: Killing from the beginning until the end !

I just watched FURY.
From the beginning until the end of the film they kill each other!

And similar to other Hollywood movies, the Americans are hero! 4-5 of them kill 200-300 Germans :)

But of course it's an entertaining movie; from technical point of view; + a wonderful music.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dariush shines in Holland | De Doelen Repairs Its Image

On 11 Oct. 2014 Dariush, the legendary Persian pop star shined once again in a concert at De Doelen in Rotterdam.
 The venue was full of his fans who were singing with him during the event.

De Doelen before this concert was a hated place for many Persians in the Netherlands. During 2009 pro-freedom demonstrations in Iran which many people were killed by the Islamic goverment in Tehran and other cities, the regime tried to cover up its crime by organizing a so-called "Peace Concert" in Europe. Their agents hired famous venues in big European cities to give this impression that they are culture-oriented. In Holland they hired "De Doelen".

It was quite surprising that how De Doelen decided to accept Iran's Embassy offer to hire the hall in a time that human rights violations in Iran were every day in the news.

 For the concert in January 2010 the embassy sent free tickets to its own people. At the night of the concert a big demonstration was organized by Iranian opposition groups in Netherlands against the event. Inside the hall the embassy's agents attacked the protesters and the concert was remained unfinished.
 See the photos here.
It seems De Doelen just cares about money and nothing else. Anyway it's good that finally a pro-freedom Iranian singer performed there. Maybe an opprotunity for De Doelen to repair its image for Persian-Dutch community.

Parts of Dariush Concert in Rotterdam can be watched here:

Monday, October 6, 2014

Removing a Lamp from a Persian Woman's Vagina!

Persian-language social forums are full of posts about a video which shows a lamp has been removed from a woman's vagina.

This amateur video have recorded in operatiing room of a hospital in Tehran. It's not clear how the video has become public.

The identilty of the patient and also the place of the hospital in still unknown. It's just clear that it has been filmed in Iran because the doctors speak Persian.

Check out the video: