Limbo of Opportunities

Winds of war are blowing all around us, spreading tragedy, fear and anxiety. At the moment we are in the eye of the storm, centred in a relatively calm region surrounded by a howling hurricane, albeit with our own problems. Inflation…unemployment…and that constant nagging feeling that we have to take the greatest of steps to reach the smallest … More Limbo of Opportunities

DNA of Grade “A” & Being Preoccupied with Occupation

There must be something special in our genes, because no matter where one would turn one’s head in the world, one would bump into a successful and/or gifted Iranian. And it truly is a wonderful thing that so many of us are so ambitious and talented, even if our opportunities for growth and prosperity now, in some ways, are rather slim. But is it a good … More DNA of Grade “A” & Being Preoccupied with Occupation

Pride and Shame

Regardless of what kind of issues we have faced in our lives, we are all proud of being Iranian. Proud of our heritage, history and our culture. Some might even be proud of not being Arab, and a few even proud of being proud. But then, when we look away from all this, it all suddenly shifts: We give Europeans and Americans … More Pride and Shame

The Last to Leave

Trees can fall over, and their roots can rot. Oceans can dry out and animals can become extinct. People can run amok and flee, and bridges can break. But no matter what dies, and no matter what decides to leave, there is always this persistent and loyal phenomenon that stays long after the lights have gone out, … More The Last to Leave

Giving Europe a permanent visa

Europe is filled with things that we associate with freedom, modernism, liberty, prosperity, and high standards of living – things we all admire, desire, long for, respect, or in some way are drawn to. But it also embraces ideals of same-sex relationships, racial equality, and respecting others’ life choices even if they go against our own values – things that many … More Giving Europe a permanent visa