Hello. My name is Joshua Yasmeh and I founded Persian Palimpsest, an organization committed to documenting the diverse and underrepresented voices of the Iranian diaspora. We are a new media collective.
From the jubilant cultural celebrations of today to the painful personal memories of the past, the patchwork of narratives that inform the lives of modern Iranians are far from straightforward, let alone linear.
As the geopolitics of Iran flood popular discourse with polemics…Continue
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Ms. Esmat Emami, known as Miss Poet of Shiraz
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در دنیای امروزمحدود کردن تحلیل مشکلات به ریشه های داخلی و بومیِ قضایا بغیر از عقب ماندن از آگاهیهای بروز و نیآموختن در مورد سیستمهای خشنِ اقتصادی-سیاسی جهانی، که بر ما اعمال میشوند، فایده ای ندارد!
باید دید که واقعاً ربط ما و تحصیلکرده های ما در پیشبرد جامعه و مردم خود چیست، و سهم ما و تحصیلکرده های ما از امکانات، منابع و بازار رقابت موجود در کشورمان (که…Continue
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UVR is proud to present Professor Majid Naini’s extraordinary talk in Persian about achieving world peace and harmony for the wonderful occasion of Rumi’s 807th birthday. On a similar occasion he was invited to speak at the United Nations at the end of the General Assembly about world peace. This program was dedicated to all the students of Rumi, lovers of peace, and people of love and light. We humbly ask everyone to please pray and work for spreading love, peace, and humanity…Continue
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The first woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal prize discusses her life as a mathematician…Continue
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A courtesy of The Guardian
Wednesday 13 August 2014 02.30 BST
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Prof. Rehana Khatoon, first women alumni of AMU receive Padma Shri award from President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee , at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on March 31, 2014. The Vice President , Prime Minister, Home Minister and other officials have also attended the function
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Maya Angelou, whom I call the Angel 86; the great poet, story teller, philanthropist, author, teacher, and activist, embraced the sun like a phoenix, today at dawn at age 86. Please, click here to continue…Continue
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Happy Victoria Day!
Today, May 20/2014, is Victoria Day and a National Holiday in Canada. Here is the story of Victoria Day according to Canada"s Government Website. Click here…
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One of those mothers was Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), the
American Politician and the longest-serving First Lady of…Continue
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تاهست علی باشدو تا بود علی بود
تا نقش زمین بود و زمان بود علی بود
شاهی که وصی بود و ولی بود علی بود
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(This poem was written in Persian by "Leila kord Bacheh" I just translated it)
Someday a line of this poem....
Like a whistle of train
(They) will pass by your ear
Will wave for you
Like your far familiars
(They) will approach you
& you think
Why does pulse of this poem beat so rapid for you?
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به استادم بهرام بيضايي. به بهانه ي پنجم دي ماه، فرخنده زاد روزشان.
ما سكوت كرديم و خاموش مانديم. با هر جفايي كه بر ما رفت به رخوتي ژرفتر گرفتار آمديم چندان كه لب از لب نجنبانديم. گاهي در سرزمين خودت آنقدر بيگانهاي كه آرزوي غربت ميكني. گاهي در غربت آنقدر نزديكي كه به سختي باورت ميشود آنجا كه بودي سرزمين مادري و پدري و جد و آباديت بود!!! اي عجب!!!!
نمي دانم ما بد شديم در اين دوران كه روزگار ماست، يا دست سرنوشت كه ما را در چنين زمانه اي زاد كه…Continue
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A tribute in memory of 26 angels whose precious lives were perished senselessly last year this time, and suddenly broke the whole world's heart! But, such a great loss should never be in vain. We must keep their legacies alive until the whole humanity's conscience is awakened and a new spirit is brought…Continue
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Glad that Prime Minister Harper and I are on the same page sometimes!
He just announced scholarship endowments for African Students two days after I launched MandelasLegacy.org and…Continue
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ای آفتاب آینه دار جمال تو /مشک سیاه مجمره گردان خال تو
درمیان فرهنگهای قابل تامل در جهان هیچکدام به اندازه فرهنگ…Continue
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