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Author: Sara Jamshidi

Pop Francis, Peace Journalism and Me!

Pop Francis, Peace Journalism and Me!

  I try to resist the temptation of checking my iPhone before bed time. But to my great surprise, I usually fail!! I am glad I failed again last night 😊 Before turning off my phone, I browsed my twitter feed. Nothing caught my attention […]

My Biz Diary: I must die, or raise fund

My Biz Diary: I must die, or raise fund

  “I have to make money for Goltune,” I said to myself when I turned the car key to ignite my car’s engine. I cannot pay out of pocket for the expenses of this enterprise. I was contemplating over the thought while I was driving […]

Paris Hosts its First Modest Fashion Show this Week

Paris Hosts its First Modest Fashion Show this Week

  This story was originally published on Goltune. With a quiet tone, the capitol city of fashion is hosting its first modest fashion parade. The rise of modest fashion emboldened Parisian Muslims to host their first modest fashion catwalk. Amal Sultan, and Samia Benaissa, one […]

Letter to God About Iran’s Recent Protest

Letter to God About Iran’s Recent Protest

Thank you my dearest, beloved, most precious God for letting me love you, cherish you, pray you, and be in your company always and ever. Thanks for letting me live in the US, and not in Iran; thanks for letting me enjoy life; thanks for […]

Don’t Just Sit there; Go and Vote

Don’t Just Sit there; Go and Vote

  Every year, for about 10 years, I took my extended family members in Tehran, Iran to the polls. They lived in two parts of Tehran. One group was in the south, where my dad’s mom lived, and one group was in the east where […]

Speaking engagement: Honor Killing in Pakistan, University of Washington

Speaking engagement: Honor Killing in Pakistan, University of Washington

  11/6/2017  University of Washington, Bothell Guest speaker at Alka Kurian class to discuss honor killing in Pakistan. Related Links to the discussion: Documentary:  The Gaurdian: Qandeel OpEd:  Pakistani Model’s Diaries and her Honor Killing Book – New Feminism in South Asian Social Media Film and Literature

Zaha Hadid, a controversial architect known for her international designs

Zaha Hadid, a controversial architect known for her international designs

I am reading a book titled Lunch With the Financial Times, 52 Classic Interviews edited by Lionel Barber. In the Forward section of the book, you read: Lunch with the FT has long been a mainstay of the Financial Times weekend section, a consistently entertaining […]

War or peace, Of course peace, peace, peace

War or peace, Of course peace, peace, peace

  Today is an International Day of Peace. There are number of peace symbols that have been used to celebrate “Peace.” The Dove and Olive Branch was used by early Christians. Picasso turned thy symbols into an internationally recognizable sign of peace.       […]

Death of Gauri Lankesh brings focus on the risks of journalism

Death of Gauri Lankesh brings focus on the risks of journalism

  This OpEd was originally posted on Seattle Globalist. “Is journalism worth dying for?” That’s a loaded question without an easy answer. However, Freedom of Press becomes a highly contested issue depending upon where one lives. A gutsy and outspoken Indian editor, Gauri Lankesh, was shot […]

Habib Gerez, a Turkish charming narcissist

Habib Gerez, a Turkish charming narcissist

  Habib Gerez, a charming narcissist! In the previous story, I explained how I came across an older gentleman. Here is the rest of the story. I took my daughter’s hand gently, and followed Habib Gerez to his cozy mysterious alley. Gerez took us back […]