July 2013

In Words We Meet #4

We continue our Silk Rope poetry series with a poem written by Holland based Indian filmmaker and cultural expert Nandini Bedi. She told me that as a student…

In Words We Meet #3

Would Indian love poetry of the 8th century deal with different subjects than today’s poetry? We imagine such a distance in culture, but reading the poems we realize…

In Words We Meet #2

Ask a random group of people what country has the strictest laws or customs for its women and there’s a great chance they’ll name Afghanistan. No wonder, with…

In Words We Meet

And now for some Silk Rope poetry. A while ago a mysterious envelope came to my house. It contained two poems by Arturo Desimone, poet and graphical artist…

The trials of Iranian women athletes

Being a woman athlete in Iran comes with some serious challenges. You don’t get the facilities men get. You have stricter clothes restrictions than athletes from most other…