Tag Archives: Iran

Corona-diary: Art exhibition opening of Dariush Farazi

Christina/ October 31, 2020/ Culture

It is my first art exhibition opening of the year. And it will be my last. The lockdown is back again – this time in a „light“ version. It is supposed to be a calories reduced alternative to the full shutdown in March. It is for the second time that we have to renounce exhibitions, cinemas or theatres, meeting with

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City of lies: Teheran

Christina/ August 6, 2019/ Culture

For all who are interested in deep insights into Iranian day-to-day life should take a look at Ramit Navi’s book: „City of lies. Love, Sex and death in Teheran“, an interesting and complex reading. Eight stories portrait the city and the people living in it. The narrations result from interviews being taken by the author with the corresponding protagonists –

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The penis cemetery

Christina/ November 29, 2014/ Culture

That’s torn it: for years the European and American media has been lying to us and wilfully duped us. Pakistan and Iran countries of men wearing long beards, who are reluctant to all sexual appetite and virtuous behaviour is predominant everywhere? As if! In its pre-prime-time serial “Summits of Iran” arte.tv produced evidence to the contrary yesterday and showed as

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„The atomic bomb is supposingly safer in Iranian than in Pakistani hands“

Christina/ September 14, 2012/ Culture

The 16th Herrenhäuser Gespräche, initiated by the VolkswagenStiftung and the radio station NDR Kultur, picked out ‚Islam today – a religion in transition‘ as a central theme. The small-sized studio of the NDR broadcasting centre located at the Rudolf-von-Benningsen-Ufer is packed. Presumably, a factor not only due to the Finger-Food-Buffet in connection with the discussion. It becomes obvious real soon

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(Oriental) stories stranger than fiction

Christina/ May 1, 2011/ Ideas of philosophy

My first real contact with the phenomena of “binational” marriages was full of clichés and a big success in the western hemisphere being approved in its stereotypes: “Not without my daughter” was the name of the hieß das pretentious novel which was later on picturized with Sally Field playing the leading part. The Arabic or better Islamic world opened up

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Shah Abbas I. at the British Museum

Christina/ April 20, 2009/ Culture

Shortly before eastern I received a gift from the British capital: The catalogue accompanying the exhibition “Shah ‘Abbas and the Treasures of Imperial Iran”. An attentive acquaintance who knows my affinity for Arabic Culture (and Persian as well) gave the book to me. On overall 67 coloured images of the exhibition items it is truely possible to dive into the

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