Mahdavikia & Wife
Society of Iranian Architects honoring Kamran Tabatabaii Diba,
designer of Tehran Museum
Kamran Tabatabaii Diba
He also designed the Shushtar New City in Khuzestan, a project which is not yet complete.
His traditional designs, in which he eschews the Western motif which has become the mode in Iran, are the key to his success.
Kamran Diba was born in 1937 in Tehran. He studied architecture in Washington and then returned to Iran. He left Iran again in 1977 and has lived in Paris and Washington since then. He was also the first curator of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.
Diba has held several solo exhibitions in Iran. The current exhibition of his works continues until March 2 at the Mirmiran Gallery of the Iranian Artists Forum.
Prince Reza and his family - Nowruz
Alexander Moghadam : A passion
S.A.S. Prince Albert with Alexander and Mitra Moghadam
The legend of the oriental carpet has survived for centuries, travelling far and wide. Whether practical or decorative, simple or richly crafted, it remains part of the soul of a home and the expression of a certain "art de vivre".
Iranian Expat Celebrities concerned by Plight of there Compatriots
Someday The Revolution Song by Nazanin Afshin Jam: http://www.myspace.com/nazaninmusic
Expatriate Iranian Artists are slowly
but surely taking stands in regard to the plight of their compatriots
back Home. Former Miss Canada 2003 Nazanin Afshin-Jam, has set herself
forward forward to defend the plight of 18 year old Nazanin who has
been sentenced to death by hanging in Iran. The young girl is accused
of stabbing one of her agressors to death after she and her 16 year
old neice were apparently sexually aggressed.
Born in NY to Iranian Parents he grew up with parental expectations to become a medical Doctor but instead decided to become an actor instead.
But Azizi says reaching this level of success in Hollywood was not easy. "I had to change my name because I was getting too many calls. My name is Kamal. So that in of itself has been a very difficult challenge because there aren't many roles."
A challenge he overcame. He now uses his fame to promote an issue he cares deeply about.
"One thing that is dear to me is women's rights because women don't have rights, especially in the Middle East and especially in cultures around the world, in Africa, in China. In many countries around the world women are oppressed, they are pushed down. They are not given the same equalities and rights as men. (In) certain countries women can not vote, in certain countries they are made to walk behind men, in certain countries they can not drive a car, in certain countries they can not be seen in public without a man as an escort. Fifty two percent of the (world's) population is women. How dare we not give them the respect as human beings? It's a human rights issue."
Azizi believes programs featuring strong women like "" can play a part in promoting women's rights and reflect the role they can play in the world.
"It is time to let women have a chance to make the world a better place."
Queen Farah on matchbox!
Mayor Gavin Newsom and Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi host 1st annual Iranian New Year, Nowruz, celebration
Ballet Afsaneh transform City Hall's rotunda in celebration
Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi Norooz billboard in santa Monica, southern California. Photo by Mohamad Navab
Iran's Top Female Race Driver Gets International License
Seddigh, a PhD student from Tehran, is considered to be one of the most promising-ever racing drivers in Iran. She has even outperformed the best male racing drivers in the country.
Seddigh's driving skills have earned her the nickname "a little Schumacher" after the German Formula One champion.
Asked by the BBC how men felt about her success, Seddigh, 28, replied, "Most of them, I think, are jealous, and I don't care about that."
"I am just going and going and hoping to be champion in the next years and I will really try to achieve that goal," she added.
Seddigh said that she hoped that her example would inspire more women to take up car racing. Indeed, the sport is seen to be attracting growing numbers of Iranian women.
Jews Celebrate Persian New Year Now Rooz in Israel
Fifteen-yard penalty, illegal hands to the everywhere: One appearance on Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David gave her enough experience in being neurotically critical, she was qualified to call the fouls during the 2006 Lingerie Bowl. No one looks as mouth-watering in black and white stripes as this former WWE Raw Diva search finalistexcept for maybe Hamburglar.
Two things are certainshe's hot and taxes: Briefcase gals of Deal or No Deal like Leyla aren't just flashing their pearly smiles to look gorgeous. They are laughing because no matter what amount of cash prize the contestants win, Uncle Sam takes 40 percent of it.
Islamic Republic - celebrating a bunch of lies!!
Your first lady and her polite husband in Malaisia
Shirine Ebadi Honored Femisnist in LA!