Archive for November, 2011

The Heart of the Kavir

A crowd of many hundreds have gathered by the dried-up bed of the Zayanderud (life-giver river); the river has been dry for a long time due to an extended drought that has affected Iran in recent years. Now, despite the ongoing drought, the dam upriver has been opened for a few days so that the [...]

November 16, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan

Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan, is the title of a book foreword by Alice Walker. The title illustrates itself well, Meena is not just a brilliant student in the school, a kind sister at home and an impressive woman. She is a young woman who at the age of 20 started the first movement for women’s [...]

November 14, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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Zayande Rood celebrates Abangan

Abangan, is one among the 12 Iranian celebrations, held on 10th of Aban month, Aban day of Aban month in Persian calender which is on 1st November. This celebration is held in praise of Anahid or Anahita, the Goddess of flowing water similar to Afrodite, the Goddess of love and beauty in ancient Greece. In [...]

November 13, 2011 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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