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How People in Afghanistan Celebrate Nowruz

By Frishta Abdul Wali Nowruz — a new day: that is the literal translation for the Persian name of this festive day. Historically a remnant...

Sadegh Hedayat: The Frustrated Iranophile

By Amir Ahmadi Arian Almost every written piece about contemporary Iranian writers starts with Sadeq Hedayat, just as any introduction to American modern poetry starts...

Learn about Iran – Natural Attraction: Torkaman Sahra

The Turkman Sahra lies in Iran's Northern Eastern region, bordering Turkmenistan and the Caspian Sea. The seemingly interminable rolling green hills remain virtually untouched...

Learn about Iran – Azeri/Turkish language

Iran is a country in southwest Asian, neighboring Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Armenia on the north, Afghanistan and Pakistan on the east, and Turkey and...

Savoring life, one occasion at a time

By Solmaz Sharif Spring is a special time of year for Persians, as among many other peoples like Kurds, Turks and Parsis from India. It’s...

Learn about Afghanistan – Herat

Herat, one of Afghanistan's largest provinces, is located in the southwest of the country, sharing a crucial border with Iran. Herat Citadel: Towering over the...

The Enthusiasm Killers

By Solmaz Sharif “Salma khordam,” he said to a group of Persian people in the room. They burst into laughter and made sounds like “Naazee,”...

Nowruz Ceremonies in Tajikistan

By Ferdous Azam - Translated from Persian Nowruz has a special place among Tajik people as a historic Persian ceremony. Cities and provinces celebrate Nowruz...

Lear about Iran – Well known writers: Simin Daneshvar

Iranian people have a deep love of poetry and literature, so it is fitting that some of the most famous writers come from Iran....

Learn about Afghanistan – Kabuli Pilau

Afghan cuisines have a style of their own. Fatty dishes are an important fuel in this nation of harsh landscapes and freezing winters with...
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