Posts Tagged ‘persian’

Forget…

February 2, 2010

– If he has been able to forget me, so I can.

+ you see? you still loves him.

– how you said this?

+ cause you still wanna do the same things that he has been done.

(A dialuge in a Persian movie: Nights On by Farzad Mo’tamen)

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Lighting

November 11, 2009

The walking doesn’t benefit in days; sounds and light and bustle are disturbing for dreaming, you should wait until the night.

Some times the light isn’t a good thing. You can see everything. And all of mankind can see everything that you seen. You can dream in the dark that someone, somewhere, something are waiting for you. But you can’t see this dream in lighting … It is clear that these is no news in lighting…

A dialuge in a Persian movie: White Nights by Farzad Mo’tamen

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Loneliness

loneliness

November 11, 2009

Roya : why you are alone? Did you never think that can not be alone?
Professor: If you didn’t wait for someone, would you take that car, to overcome your loneliness?

Roya: no! probably I looked for someone who is like myself.
Professor: I did not. Because I don’t like myself.

Roya: you are odd.
Professor: you too.

A dialuge in a Persian movie: White Nights by Farzad Mo’tamen

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Happy

November 11, 2009

I am happy; just as happy as a sad man. A man who have a happy news, but don’t have someone to share the  news with her.

A dialuge in a Persian movie: White Nights by Farzad Mo’tamen

Respect

November 9, 2009

For respect to some people we need more  knowledge and some of them less …

Today when I checked my Persian weblog counter, I saw an entry  from another weblog’s comments page. that blog belong to a Persian celebrity blogger who I left a comment for one of his posts. My comment was very honestly and respectful. Because The celebrity blogger “was” giant for himself and others in Persian blog world!

Later in charge of activity in social networks, I knew him more, and I understood that he is not committed to the ethics. He had some relationships with a married woman. In addition he has many negative points. For example, many lies and hypocrisy.

However,he is not important for me or my life. This man had no effect on my life and either me on his life. I don’t have any communication with him, but he  is not a  giant anymore and also I haven’t my former behavior with him.

Now I see how other bloggers and readers have so many respect to him, And I’ll sorry. cause morally he is a dead  man for me.

I wrote this post just wanna to say that respect is a concept which made by ourselves.  With our own actions and ethics, we  encourage others to respect us or disrespect.

Hafiz, The Great Iranian poet

October 27, 2009
If you remember, previously I  had written a post about Iranian celebrities . I was informed that one of Iranian great poets is Hafez.

Hafiz tomb in Shiraz
Here is a poem of Hafez that has been translated into English:
If a thousand enemies are intent on my demise
With you as my friend, fear won’t arise.
I’m alive with the hope of union with thee
Every moment I fear death, otherwise.
Breath by breath, your scented breeze I must inhale
Moment by moment, from sorrows exhale my cries.
Only dreaming of you, go to sleep my two eyes
Patiently longing for thee, my heart to itself lies.
Don’t pull away your rein when you cut me with your sword
My head is my shield, while my hand your saddle-strap ties.
Where can we see your face just as you are, true and pure?
Each based on his own grasp can realize.
Indigent Hafiz is the apple of people’s eyes
At your door, prostrated, your vision espies.

Maryam Eslami, from Iran

June 14, 2008
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presented two awards at the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions on April 4, 2008, as part of the Organization’s commitment to promoting recognition of inventors worldwide. The award winners were:    
  • Mrs. Maryam Eslami, from Iran, who won the WIPO Award for best invention by a woman for a medical instrument to be used in bone surgery and the treatment of various bone-related ailments.
  • Mr. Wan Tarmeze, from Malaysia, who won the WIPO Award for best invention by a national from a developing country for engineered wood made from the waste biomass of oil palm plantations, so relieving the burden on natural forests as a source of timber.  Mr. Tarmeze’s invention – POPS™ Lumber – was among the many notable innovations at this year’s exhibition which were inspired by environmental and climate change challenges. 
The winners were selected by an international jury of experts designated by the organizers of the Exhibition. This is the twenty-seventh year in which WIPO has presented awards at the Geneva event, which provides an opportunity for inventors and researchers from all over the world to showcase their inventions and to attract business partners for joint ventures or licensing agreements.
 
WIPO awards highlight the key role of innovation in driving progress and in improving quality of life by paying tribute to inventors and acknowledging their work.  WIPO works with its member states, to ensure that the international patent system rewards inventors for their successful inventions, and for their ingenuity, effort and investment.
 
The WIPO awards program, and similar schemes that celebrate the achievements of inventors, help to foster a culture in which innovation is encouraged, not only in research laboratories, but in the work place, in class-rooms and in the home. 
 
Since the launch of the WIPO awards program in 1979, over 1,000 medals have been awarded to inventors, including young inventors, from more than 100 countries. 

A Persian Poem

June 9, 2008

FRIEND

Grand was she

Grand was she
And native of today
She was related to all the open vistas
And how well she understood the tone of water and earth
Her voice
Sounded like the scattered melancholy of reality and her eyelids
Pointed out to us
The direction of the pulse of elements
And her hands
Leafed through
The clear air of benevolence
And caused kindness
To migrate towards us
She resembled her own solitary self
And she interpreted for her mirror
The most affectionate curve of her time
And like rain she was full of freshness of repetition
And like the style of trees
She spread out into healthiness of light
She always called to the wind’s infancy
And she always tied the conversation
To the hasp in water
One night
She performed for us
Love’ green prostration so candidly
That we rubbed the sympathy of earth’s surface
And became refreshed like the accent of a pail of water
And often we saw
With how a large basket
She would set forth to pick grapes of tidings
But alas
She wouldn’t sit in front of the ablution of pigeons
And she went to the bring of naught
And lay down beyond the patience of lights
And she didn’t think at all
How lonely we were
To eat apples

* Translated by

p.s: here you can find translated version of some sohrab’s poems…

Is There Anything Good About Men?

April 13, 2008

You’re probably thinking that a talk called “Is there anything good about men” will be a short talk! Recent writings have not had much good to say about men. Titles like “Men Are Not Cost Effective” speak for themselves. Maureen Dowd’s book was called “Are Men Necessary?” and although she never gave an explicit answer, anyone reading the book knows her answer was no. Brizendine’s book “The Female Brain” introduces itself by saying, “Men, get ready to experience brain envy.” Imagine a book advertising itself by saying that women will soon be envying the superior male brain!

Nor are these isolated examples. Eagly’s research has compiled mountains of data on the stereotypes people have about men and women, which the researchers summarized as “The WAW effect.” WAW  stands for “Women Are Wonderful.” Both men and women hold much more favorable views of women than of men. Almost everybody likes women better than men. I certainly do.

 My purpose in this talk is not to try to balance this out by praising men, though along the way I will have various positive things to say about both genders. The question of whether there’s anything good about men is only my point of departure. The tentative title of the book I’m writing is “How culture exploits men,” but even that for me is the lead-in to grand questions about how culture shapes action. In that context, what’s good about men means what men are good for, from the perspective of the system.

Hence this is not about the “battle of the sexes,” and in fact I think one unfortunate legacy of feminism has been the idea that men and women are basically enemies. I shall suggest, instead, that most often men and women have been partners, supporting each other rather than exploiting or manipulating each other.

Nor is this about trying to argue that men should be regarded as victims. I detest the whole idea of competing to be victims. And I’m certainly not denying that culture has exploited women. But rather than seeing culture as patriarchy, which is to say a conspiracy by men to exploit women, I think it’s more accurate to understand culture (e.g., a country, a religion) as an abstract system that competes against rival systems — and that uses both men and women, often in different ways, to advance its cause.

Also I think it’s best to avoid value judgments as much as possible. They have made discussion of gender politics very difficult and sensitive, thereby warping the play of ideas. I have no conclusions to present about what’s good or bad or how the world should change. In fact my own theory is built around tradeoffs, so that whenever there is something good it is tied to something else that is bad, and they balance out.

I don’t want to be on anybody’s side. Gender warriors please go home.

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Persian Culture in White House

April 9, 2008

Did you remember I wrote about Haft Sin table in this post? Today I found an amazing picture called: Haft Sin in White House. You know that Iran and United States goverments have’nt any relationship! or this relationship is turbidness! but this job is Admirable 🙂

A traditional Haft Sin table celebrating Nowruz, the Persian New Year, is seen set Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in the State Dining Room of the White House. Nowruz is, in Persian and some other cultures, including Kurdish culture, a family-oriented holiday celebrating the New Year and the coming of spring. The Haft Sin table has seven items symbolizing new life, joy, love, beauty and health, sunrise, patience and garlic to ward off evil. White House photo by Chris Greenberg

Iranian Blogosphere Map

April 8, 2008
The map of the Iranian blogosphere produced by John Kelly and Bruce Etling for their paper, “Mapping Iran’s Online Public: Politics and Culture in the Persian Blogosphere.”
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