Rugs before Drugs

To all those clever and bright men out there who’re saying no to themselves but yes to drugs, please reconsider. You are our future. We know that everyone else does it, but you don’t have to. We know that you’re strong enough to handle it, but use your strength in other ways. We know you … More Rugs before Drugs

Insulting jokes from Shomal to Jonoob

Have you ever heard a joke that depicted Turks as hot-headed and thick? Or a joke about women from Rasht being promiscuous?  Or how about jokes about Shirazis that portray them as shiftless do-nothings? We tell ourselves it’s okay to make fun of each other in this way because obviously “it’s just a joke”, and the people we ridicule seldom feel offended  – they’re either … More Insulting jokes from Shomal to Jonoob

Are the ones who have left doing what’s right?

Many commercially successful, admired and respected people who’ve left Iran are still deemed as the honour of our country as they symbolise a time where Iran was prosperous,  flourishing and esteemed all around the world. And many of those who still are leaving quickly portray themselves in the same manner – teasing the fish in … More Are the ones who have left doing what’s right?

To go or not to go

  – that’s the question that that every young Iranian seems to be battling with. To either leave to wherever the horizon of possibilities is broader, or to remain among their loved ones on soil so barren that it gives the feeling that hope itself has emigrated elsewhere. In one way or another, all of us are eventually forced … More To go or not to go