KEYVAN KHOSROVANI – AN ABSOLUTE ATYPICAL ECLECTIC ARTIST

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I moved to Paris to study fashion. Here I studied first at an American school and then a French one, and spent years learning about the rich tradition of Western Couture and the iconic figures that have shaped it through the years. I also got to visit many exhibitions and see the masterpieces by the likes ...

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BEYOND THE SOFREH: 6 ESSENTIAL SEENS WITH TANYA BENET EBTEHAJ

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  For thousands of years Persians have set up Haft Seen tables to celebrate the arrival of Nowrooz. Each element on the table has a symbolic significance that we often focus on when talking about Haft Seen. But beyond the symbolism, a Haft Seen table also contains a great number of “super foods” with unique health ...

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HAFT SEEN AROUND THE CITY

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In the fashion world there are two group of designers,  those who get inspired by worlds happenings or those who create an inspiring stories which later becomes a positive happening. From a fashion designer's point of view, when I created The Tehran Times, I only had the second option. I was very much tired of witnessing one ...

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ARIANA BUNDY AND HER BREATHTAKING PRESENTATION

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TV Chef and cookbook author Ariana Bundy was brought up in New York, London, Switzerland and Paris. She inherited her love of food and cooking from her grandparents - who grew cherries, plums, apricots, apples, wheat and barley, bred sheep and goats for dairy, and had beautiful vineyards producing prized grapes - and from her ...

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THE PROBLEM WITH HAJI FIROOZ

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Photo Credited to @SepidehFarvardin The transmission and cross-pollination of traditions has gotten much faster than since the days of the Silk Road, but globalization and digitalization create their own challenges to comprehension, and opportunities for growth and change. For the past several years this has grown more and more apparent to me as I celebrate Nowruz ...

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INTERVIEW WITH RAHI REZVANI

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Over the past decade, the Amsterdam-based Iranian artist Rahi Rezvani has been quietly enchanting a growing, but already impressive following of admirers and collaborators. Rezvani’s long and varied list of collaborators spans across creative industries, from interior design to performing arts. Rezvani captured images of the traveling theatre production The Life and Death of Marina ...

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THE TEHRAN TIMES HAFT SEEN 1394

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Photographer: Melika Shafahi   When Christmas comes, all lights are on, and cities are filled with colorful rays. It is winter; winter needs light; days are short, and sun is rare. These colorful lights bring warmth, and cold is forgotten. Western New Year is the time to be home, behind closed doors, protected from nature! But Norooz ...

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PREPARATIONS FOR NOROOZ

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Photo credited to @AliMohagheghi We are an old, very, very old country, therefore we are also naturally a melting pot of different customs; the different religions and landscapes of this land directly affect the traditions observed by the locals. In some areas industrialization and modern lifestyles have helped suppress certain traditions, but if one looks hard ...

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CAFE NADERY – NEW YORK

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With its name inspired by the acclaimed Naderi Café in Tehran, the twentieth-century hotspot for Persian writers and philosophers in Iran, Café Nadery is a unique and charming take on a bohemian coffeehouse, located in downtown Manhattan neighbouring N.Y.U. Advocates of the Persian cuisine might be shocked by the scarcity of kebabs on the menu, ...

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FAVORITE POCHET

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  "Mixing and matching prints of similar moods shows true style, and this cream contrast Massimo Dutti Pocket square matches perfectly with the navy print shirt." "The folding of this sophisticated Hermes Pocket square has resulted in an elegant curve which mirrors that of the T-shirt's neckline." "The red graphics contrasted with the white-based Armani Exchange pocket square stands out elegantly ...

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