On the 15th of December I gave a talk during the ‘Night of Conflict‘ in The Hague (NL). It was part of the Hague Talks section of the event and I tried to give a closer look at how I view Afghanistan and the contradictions that I have within me regarding the country I am… Continue reading Hague Talks: Beauty and Conflict in Afghanistan
چندی پیش در برنامه ی دعوت بودم که از سوی چند نهاد عالی هالندی زیر نام شب درگیری ها در مورد کشور های در حال جنگ داخلی تدویر یافته بود. من متن سخنرانیم که با یک شعر کوتاه شروع میشد نخست به هالندی نوشتم و بعداً به خواست برنامه گزاران به انگلیسی ترجمه کردم.آن شعر… Continue reading افغانستان: کشش و تنش
As my time in Greece is ending (for now) I realize that since November I keep promising people that I will write about how I have been feeling the last couple of months but I never actually did it. I have often tried to share some thoughts but I couldn’t express my feelings. I remember… Continue reading Working with refugees in Greece
Yesterday my heart was filled with warmth and positivity after watching the video of a father comforting his son after the Paris attacks and making him feel safe again when he expressed his fear of the bad guys with guns. His father responded that they might have guns but we have flowers and was able… Continue reading From the fear of one child to the reality of another
About how Kat Deluna’s ‘Bum Bum’ video was the final straw which ended my patience and made me think about how female artists pesent themselves these days.
When abroad I love traveling around with public transport. Sometimes it is difficult if you can’t understand what is written, like in Bulgaria for example where I am currently. Asking for directions at a metro station was a bit diffucult, the woman working there didn’t speak any English and the only thing written in English… Continue reading Asking for directions in Sofia (Bulgaria)
I’m extremely saddened by the news that the great Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés has passed away at the age of 94. I usually don’t write a post when an artist who I admire dies because I simply believe that through their music they live on and I should pay more attention to their music instead of… Continue reading Que descanse en paz el gran maestro Bebo Valdes…